Sights and Sounds, Nov. 22, 2013

November 22, 2013
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Dec. 3 for the Dec. 6 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Holiday Wreath Sales, Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sundays noon-4pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.

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.

JP Holiday Art Fair, including pieces by Urbano teens, Dec. 14, 284 Amory St. Info: nadia@urbanoproject.org.

Music

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. 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. Nov. 23: OC45, The Scars, The Scandals, Burning Streets, Matt Charette. Nov. 24: Netherfriends, The Zookeepers, Foxymoronz, Confederate Fag. Nov. 25: Fundraiser for Suicide Prevention. Nov. 26: Mission Creep, Tony Savarino & The Savtones, Absolute Paradise Hawaiian Band. Nov. 29: SWF, Argue & The Fists, William Joseph & James, Samson, Rob Chamberlain. Nov. 30: Tigerman, Mr. Gavin’s Meat Farm, Silver Beast, OK Potato, Descend Upon The Sane. Dec. 1: Women Who Rock! Series. Dec. 3: The Whitehaus Family Record Monthly Residency. Dec. 4: That One Eyed Kid. Dec. 5: Collette Howe. Dec. 6: The Other Girls Holiday Rock Show.

          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.

Drum Jam, rhythm play, drum circles, improvisation, & more. Drums provided limited to 15 – registration recommended or bring your own. 3 Tues., Nov. 26, 7-8pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., $15 drop-in. Info: krissy@singpositive.org.

Christmas Caroling, learn basic harmony parts to classic holiday songs and carols. The ability to read music is helpful, but not necessary, $30 for 3 classes, drop-ins @ $15, Dec. 3, 10, 17, 7-8pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: krissy@singpositive.org.

St Thomas Aquinas Church concerts, Sun., Dec. 8, 4pm: MaryAnne Polich, Greg Zavracky, and Choir of St Lawrence Church, 97 South St. Info: 739-1340.

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: jpdrumcircle@earthlink.net

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

Dance

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: 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.

        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: http://tinyurl.com/DanceJP.

Exhibits

Dispersal: Photographs by Anna Laurent, special exhibition through Jan. 26 at Arnold Arboretum Hunnewell Building.

Urban Myths + The Dream Machine, Urbano winter exhibition, Dec. 17, 5:30pm, 284 Amory St. Info: urbanoproject.org.

Literary

JP Carpenter Poets, Dec. 2, 6pm, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St.

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri., Dec. 13, 7:30pm: Mary Bonina, Gwendolyn Jensen, Gary Whited. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Suggested donation $5, Info: 325-8388.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Thurs., Dec. 5, 4:30pm: Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles, a workshop about Mexican culture with traditional dance, song, and costume, ages 6 & up. 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.

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: http://meditationinmass.org/kids-meditation-boston/

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: tribal-rhythms.org/form_drum.html.

Children’s Theater Project, theater classes for children, Tuesdays: 4-5pm, 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: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Meet-Ups

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:  narrativesboston@gmail.com.

Classes

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.

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: http://meditationinmass.org/meditation-buddhism-boston/

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.

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

Fund-Raisers

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.

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: jennifer@haymarket.org.