Sights and Sounds, Sept. 13, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 24 for the Sept. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

2nd Annual Urban Agriculture Fair, games, prizes, activities, music, bees, chickens & more, Sun., Sept. 15, 10am-2pm, 12 South St. Info: [email protected].

Jamaica Plain Open Studios, 50 venues, homes & studios showing art by JP residents, Sat., Sept. 21 & Sun., Sept. 22. Maps available at many stores & venues. Info:

First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Oct. 3, 6-8pm. Info:


A Far Cry, Sat., Sept. 21, 4pm: “Once Upon a Time,” feat. music by Klein, Suk & Mozart. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke St. Info:

JP Concerts, Zefiro Vocal Ensemble presents “The Eternal Realm” with music by Monteverdi, Victoria, Lauridsen, Serpa, and JP composer Kurt Leland, Oct. 5, 4pm, St. John’s Church, 1 Roanoke Ave., $10. Info:

First Friday Open Mic, safe and supportive space to perform, young performers encouraged, 7-9:30pm, First Baptist Church 633 Center St.

Singing for Seniors: Joyful Song for Older Adults, 12-session class beginning Sept. 20, Fridays, 10:30-noon, no experience necessary, registration required, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

JP Drum Medley, freestyle hand drumming circle, bring a drum, other small percussion, meets first Thursday of the month starting Sept. 5, 6:30-8:30pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected].

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

Milky Way, 284 Amory St. Info: Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays w/ The Lee Wilson Movement, 10pm, $10. Mondays, 7pm: Stump Trivia Night.

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. Sept. 13: Still Well Angel. Sept. 14, 3pm, $10: Live Fast Die fast record release party. 9pm: Evil Streaks. Sept. 17: Manor. Sept. 19: Jillian Wheeler. Sept. 20: Crash Safely night 3. Sept. 21, 8pm: Crash safely night 4. Sept. 22: plastique. Sept. 22: Red Line Rebels final show. Sept. 24: The Sun Lions. Sept. 26: The Doug MacDonald Band. Sept. 27: Andre Devine & Friends. Sept. 28: Cal Cali’s New Experience.

Music & Art at Taylor House, Sept. 20: Mark Goodman, piano. Oct. 4: John Funkhouser, jazz trio. Oct. 11: Mark and Glenn Zaleski, jazz. Oct. 18: Jonathan Cohler Trio, jazz. 50 Burroughs St. Info:


Jamaica Plain Artists Association group show, through Sept. 15, JP Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: 276-4608.

Mathematical Rhymes, exploration of art-making practices based in algorithmic and mathematical systems, through Oct. 6, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info: [email protected].

Mixed Media by Mitch Lunsford & Jeannie Pasch, through Oct. 27, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info: [email protected].


Line Dancing with Boston Rhythm Riders, Wednesdays through Labor Day, 6-7pm, outside Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Info: 442-4141.

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:

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


JP Writes & Invites, Roger Gottlieb to discuss his book, “What it is and why it matters,” & Miriam Greenspan will discuss her book, “Healing Through Dark Emotions,” Thurs., Sept. 26, 6:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

JP Reads Book discussion for adults, “Drown” by Junot Diaz. Mon., Sept. 30, 7 pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

JP Reads author talk with Junot Díaz, on his debut collection of short stories about the immigrant youth experience, Fri., Oct. 25, Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. Info:


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Weds., 10:30am: Children’s films.  Sept. 23, 6:30pm: family pajama storytime. Mondays, 4-6pm, starting Sept. 23: homework help with a BPL teacher. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30-5:30pm, homework help for K-8 with high school mentors.

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.

Peace Drum Project, teens take part in group and individual art projects, create exhibits, and visit local museums and artist’s studios, for Boston Public High School students ages 14-18, Tuesdays, 2:30-6pm. Applications:

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+. 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:


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

Narratives Boston, queer activist-writers group open to LGBTQ-identified adults interested in creative expression and social justice, first and third Wednesday evenings of the month, 7-9pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info:  [email protected].


Creative Writing Workshop, “Escape into Flash Fiction” with JP resident Debka Colson, part of JP Reads, Sat., Sept. 14, 10am, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: [email protected].

Buddhist meditation classes, Tuesdays through October 15, 7-8:30pm, $10/adult, $5/seniors & students, Sundays, through Oct. 13, 10-11am, $8/adult, $4/seniors & students, Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor. Info:

Living Fearlessly: a meditation workshop with Kelsang Pawo, $25/adult, $15/seniors & students, Sat. Sept. 21, 10:00am-1:00 pm, Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor. Info: 508-979-8277.

Iyengar Yoga, 5/$55, $12 drop-in, Mondays through Oct. 7, 6-7:30pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. Info: [email protected].

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: [email protected]/359-1552.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected].

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 617-524-3313.

Tour and Talks

A Visual Discussion of the Role of Historical Photography, photographer Ángel Amy Moreno will discuss historical photography and share some photographs from his book “Voices and Silences/Voces y Silencios,” Mon., Sept. 16, 6:30pm, Connolly Branch LIbrary, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

JP Historical Society, walks last between 60 & 90 minutes, start 11am, cancelled in case of heavy rain. Sept. 14: Green Street, meet at 640 Centre St. Sept. 21: Woodbourne, meet at Bethel AME Church steps, Wachusett and Walk Hill streets.

Call to Artists

Call for art, for Haymarket People’s Fund 2014 calendar, compelling black and white or color art that depicts the struggle of undoing racism in American society, immigrants in the US, and other forms of oppression. Info: [email protected].

First Church JP Crafts Fair, Dec. 1, now accepting vendor applications. Info: [email protected].

Urbano now accepting applications for Fall 2013 Artists’ projects. Info:

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