Sights and Sounds, Nov. 8, 2013

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 19 for the Nov. 22 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

18th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain, Thurs., Nov. 21, Elk’s Lodge, 1 Morrell St., West Roxbury, 6:30-9:30pm. $40 advance, $45 door, $15 Seniors $ Children 12 and under. 524-2555,

        Fall Bazaar: food, baked goods, gifts, crafts, gently used clothing and housewares, raffles, dollar tables.  Nov. 16, 10am-

3pm, Nov. 17, noon to 2pm. St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 24 Orchardhill Road (near Forest Hills MBTA),

Annual holiday fair featuring over 40 artists, artisans and crafters with work ranging from pressed flora, to ceramics, to jewelry. Live band with jazz arrangements of Holiday Songs. First Church in Jamaica Plain Unitarian Universalist, Dec. 7, 11am-5pm. 6 Eliot Street. 524-1634.


Dispersal: Photographs by Anna Laurent, through Jan. 26, Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info:


3rd annual JP Rocks and Rolls record and art fair, Sun. Nov. 10 noon-4pm, at Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Free.

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

Ensemble Evolution: Sounds from the Treetops, multimedia performance, Sat. Nov. 9, 8pm, Hunnewell Building Arnold Arboretum. $25 general, $10 student. Register: 384-5277.

Sunday Song concert series, Tagore Nobel Prize Centennial, with songs by John Alden Carpenter, Alexander Gretchaninov, Comolata Banerji, and JJ Hollingsworth, Sun., Nov. 17, 6pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street,  $10.  Info:

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+.

Harvest Concert, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave, Info: Pam Wylie 508-962-1986.

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

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.

Drum Jam, starting Nov. 12, Rhythm play, drum circles, improvisation, & more. Drums provided limited to 15 – registration recommended or bring your own. 3 Tuesdays from 7-8pm (Nov. 12, 19, 26) at Spontaneous Celebrations (45 Danforth St.). Cost: $30 for 3 classes; drop-ins welcome @ $15 per class. Info:  [email protected].

          The Bombadils, Celtic, bluegrass and Canadian and American old-time. Fri., Nov. 22, First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street, Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00, $10 students, seniors and the unemployed; $13 in advance; $15 at the door. Info: 942-0716.

        Fellswater, Presented by the Eliot Street Coffeehouse, Fri., Nov. 22, First Church JP, 6 Eliot Street, Doors 7:30, Concert 8:00, $10 students, seniors and the unemployed; $13 in advance; $15 at the door. Info: 942-0716.


Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri. Nov. 8, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Suggested donation $5, Info: 325-8388.

Poetry Reading Series featuring JULEA LiGregni and Jordan Carter Trio playing music, Sat., Nov. 9, UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St., $8. Info:


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.

        Dance JP!, a community-centered dance group celebrating movement, free-form expression and spirit. All are welcome. Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $3-10. More info:


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.

Family Music Workshop w. Ensemble Evolution, Sun. Nov. 10, 10:30-noon. Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building. A participatory workshop making tree-inspired music, create instruments out of plant parts, etc. Open to ages 5-11, children must be accompanied by an adult; maximum three children per adult. $5/person. Register at

Opera Through the Ages: Musical Event for Young People, MetroWest Opera sings entertaining opera classics and teaches opera history with an interactive quiz show. For ages 5-12. Thurs, Nov. 14, 4:30pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.,

Meditation for Kids and Families, Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, starts Nov. 10. Develop happy minds such as kindness, patience & generosity through meditation, teachings, arts & crafts. Kids aged 5-12 accompanied by adult. $5/child. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor. Info:

Make your own zine, staff from the papercut zine library will talk about the history of zines then show you how to make one, for ages 8-17, Thurs., Nov. 21, 4:30pm. Connolly Branch  Library, 433 Centre St.

Staff from the Papercut Zine Library will talk about the history of

zines and then show you how to make one. For ages 8 – 17.

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:

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.

Nancy Madore, author of the Enchanted series at JP Branch Library, 6:30-7:45pm. 12 Sedgwick St. Thurs. Nov. 7,


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].


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.

Self Publishing for Boston Authors Workshop, Led by Boston Writers Publishing, , Mon. Nov. 18, 6pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.,

Monday, November 18, 6 p.m.

America’s Romance with the English Garden, by Thomas Mickey, Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, Nov. 13, 6:30pm. $10, Register at

Calabash, ongoing African dance classes, Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. $13. Info: [email protected]/359-1552.

Meditation classes, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, through Dec. 17, $10/adult, $5/student & senior. Sundays, 11am -12pm, Starts Nov. 10, $8/adult, $4/student & senior. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor. Info:

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

Herbal Healing Circle Boston Workshop: 10 Trees to Know and Love, Sun., Nov., 17, 1-3pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., $25, Info: [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.


Coats for Kids, Anton Cleaners’ winter coat drive through Jan. 11, bring coats to any of Anton’s Cleaners’ 42 locations or a Jordan’s Furniture store.

Birds and Brew Fundraiser, Fri. Nov. 15, 7-10 pm. Beer tasting, pub food, live music, trivia, bird demonstrations, raffle, to benefit education programs. Boston Nature Center, 500 Walk Hill St, Mattapan. $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

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].

[This article has been updated.] 



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