Sights and Sounds, Sept. 27, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 8 for the Oct. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

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

Family Fall Festival, Sat., Oct. 5, 1-4pm, Valley Gates Parking Lot, Franklin Park. 422-4141.

Sustainable Fashion Collaborative Boston Launch, Sun., Sept. 29, 6-8pm, 29 Germania St.,


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. Third Friday of the month: Boyfriends, gay dance night, 5pm, 9pm, 21+.

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.

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

JP Concerts, Admission $10 at the door, St. John’s Episcopal Church at the corner of Roanoke Ave. and Revere St. Oct. 5th, 4pm: Zefiro performing the music of Kurt Leland, Oct. 19th: Wenham Street Brass: Two Trios, Oct. 26th, 4pm: DuoTristarosa Clarinet and Guitar Duo, Nov. 2nd, 4pm: Soiree Musicale avec Duo Saxophone et Piano.


Film Screening: Sugar, Oct. 7, 6pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.,


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: [email protected]

African Traditional Fête, a competition of traditional African dances, Sept. 28th, $5, Doors at 4:30pm, show at 5:30pm, [email protected]


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


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Weds., 10:30am: Children’s films. Mondays, 4-6pm, 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.

JP Drum Medley: Freestyle hand drumming circle meets first Thursday of the month, Oct. 3, 6:30-8:30PM. First Baptist Church 633 Centre St. Jamaica Plain. All levels welcome. Bring a drum, other small percussion. Info: [email protected]

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+. 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:

Boston Public Library, Art Games and Music with La Pinata, Oct. 10, 4:30pm, Ages 5-14., Mother Goose on the Loose Story Time, bilingual program of stories for children ages 1-3, Tuesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 19 10:30am, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.,


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

Curtis Hall yard sale, Oct. 13. Info: Sheila/442-6182.

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]


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

Jamaica Pond: Genius of the Place, Walking tour, meets at Jamaica Pond Boathouse at the intersection of Pond St. and the Jamaicaway. Sept. 29th, 10am-12pm, 566-1689.

Arnold Arboretum: Nature by Design, two-mile walking tour. Oct. 20, 10am-12pm, meet outside of the Hunnewell Visitor Center, 566-1689.

The Lost Breweries of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, a slide talk by Michael Reiskind, JP Historical Society. Oct. 2, 7pm, located at the Urbano Project, 29 Germania St.


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