Sights and Sounds, Aug. 2, 2013

August 2, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Aug. 13 for the Aug. 16 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Summer Nights Out, sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force, Aug. 7: family fitness night. Aug. 14: Afro-Latin percussion night. In front of Blessed Sacrament Church, 365 Centre St. Info: 524-8303.

Lebanese Festival, music, food, Lebanese items, raffle, Sat. Aug. 10, 3-11pm & Sun., Aug. 11, noon-6pm, Our Lady of the Cedars of Lebanon Church, 61 Rockwood St. Info: 522-0225.

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Sept. 5, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.

Music

Handreach Beat-brigade drum circle with Cornell Coley, Tuesdays, 7pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 298-1790.

Milky Way, 284 Amory St. Info: milkywayjp.com. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays w/ The Lee Wilson Movement, 10pm, $10. Mondays, 7pm: Stump Trivia Night. Aug. 2, 10pm: La Boum. Aug. 8, 9pm, $8: ‘If you can feel it, You can speak it’ Film Screening/Dance Party.

Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Wednesdays, except the last Wed. of the month: The Authentic Lounge. Thursdays: Queeraoke. Fridays 6-8:30pm: Hippie hour. Aug. 2, 8pm, $8: Southern Lust Club. Aug. 3: JP Music Festival fundraiser. Aug. 4: Nate Currin.

Music & Art at Taylor House, Fri., Aug. 9: Joe Davidson Trio. 50 Burroughs St. Info: taylorhouse.com.

Exhibits

Carnival! paintings by Paula Carranza, through August, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

Film

A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet screening & discussion, Sat., Aug. 3, 11am, Nate Smith House, 155 Lamartine St. Info: cleanwater.org.

Dance

West African dance classes, taught by Zucan, a principal dancer with the Drum and Spirit of African Society. Mondays, 7:30-9pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: 359-1552.

Gender-Free/English Country Dance, beginners welcome and encouraged. 2nd and 4th Tuesdays (5th Tuesdays: experienced) of the month, 7:30-11:30pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St. Info: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.

Square Dance, all ages, beginners welcome. Second Sunday of the month, 7-10pm, $5, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: Info@jpsquaredance@gmail.com/205-789-7907.

Literary

Book discussion, “The Marriage Plot” by Jeffrey Eugenides, Mon., Aug. 26, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Weds., 10:30am: Children’s films. Aug. 5, 6:30pm: family night. Aug. 6, 10:30am: toddler & preschool drop-in storytime. Aug. 7, 2pm, “Dig into reading” program, please register. Aug. 8, 15, 11:15am: ReadBoston storymobile. Aug. 13, 10:30am: music for little ones. Aug. 19, 5pm: kindergarten day celebration, for children entering K1 & K2 & their families.

Egleston Square Library: Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: 445-4340.

Jamaica Plain Library: Tuesdays 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime. 3pm: Creative Drama Children. Wednesdays, 10:30am, baby and books. 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.

Children’s Theater Project, theater classes for children, tuesdays: 4-5pm, starts Sept. 10, The Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. Info: 913-8951.

Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am, ages 3-5. Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, ages 5+. Puppet making workshops, July 8, 15, 22, 29, ages 6-13. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.

Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

After-School Teen Welding and Teen Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Meet-Ups

Lost ladybug project, learn about ladybugs help us grow food & their life cycle, help look for ladybugs, Sat., Aug. 17, 10-11:30am, Centre St. & Spring Park Ave. Info: MVedder@BIDMC.Harvard.edu.

Don’t Cook Tonight, food from various JP restaurants, music, Sat., Sept. 21, 4-8pm. Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: haymarket.org.

Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Curtis Hall yard sale, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13. Info: Sheila/442-6182.

Classes

Watercolor painting workshop, hosted by Boston Parks and Recreation Department’s ParkSCIENCE program, Fri., Aug. 2, 1-3pm, Hunnewell Visitor Center. Info: 524-1718.

Zumba, Mondays 6-7pm with Joya, Wednesdays 6-7pm with Nancy, Thursdays 6-7pm—1st & 3rd w/ Nancy, 2nd & 4th w/ Joya, $10 drop-in/$45 for a 5 class card/$80 for a 10 class card. Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 951-9161.

Calabash, ongoing African dance classes, Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. $13. Info: h.jacqueline40@yahoo.com/359-1552.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/mushimgum@gmail.com.

School Program Guide at the Arnold Arboretum, guide training begins in late March. Info: 384-5239/bit.ly/arboretumtraining

Tour and Talks

JP Historical Society, walks last between 60 & 90 minutes, start 11am, cancelled in case of heavy rain. Aug. 3: Woodbourne, meet at Bethel AME Church steps, Wachusett and Walk Hill streets. Aug. 10: Jamaica Pond, meet in front of the bandstand. Info: jphs.org.

Artists in Residence craft workshops, Aug. 7, 14, 9am-noon, Ceylon Park, Roxbury & Mozart Park. Info: 635-4505/cityofboston.goc/parks.

Fund-Raisers

Ice cream fundraiser for JP Branch library, Sat., Aug. 10, 12:30-2:30pm, 12 Sedgwick St., $2 suggested donation. Info: jpfriendslibrary.org.

Fundraiser for Haymarket People’s Fund & Dominican Development Center, bingo, food, desserts, $20, Sat., Aug. 10, 4-8pm, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: haymarket.org.

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