Sights and Sounds, Jan. 17, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 28 for the Jan. 31 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

The Ben & Eric Winter Warmer comedy show, Thurs., Jan. 23, Bella Luna and Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St. Info:

Activist Ball, celebrating activism in Boston area, dancing, costume contest, $30 in advance/$40 door, Sat., Jan. 25, 7pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info:

Franklin Park Coalition Snow Fest, Sat., Feb. 8, 1-4pm, start at Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. 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+.

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. Jan. 17: Joe Egan’s birthday party, with Sidewalk Driver, John Powhida International Airport, Wat It Iz. Jan. 18: Team Shred presents The Pandemics. Jan. 19, 4pm: The Manglers, The I.Z.A., Lucky United. Jan. 20: The Wishes, LOVE LOVE, Riding Shotgun. Jan. 23:  Dreadknot. Jan. 24: Erin Harpe & The Delta Swingers, Looker, Sara Colb & The Sagamore James Band. Jan. 25, 9pm: Tallahassee. 4pm: Bad Movies, The Pity Whores, Fast Times, Trip. Jan. 26, 4pm: Bridging The Music presents A Local Band ShowcaseJan. 30: Diana Karthas. Jan. 31: Classic Ruins, Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion, The Skeleton Beats, LOVE LOVE.

Boston Community Choir, Sat., Jan. 18, 4pm, $10, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info:

Guitarist Nick Cutroneo, Sun., Jan. 19, 3pm, Loting Greenough House, 12 South St. Reservations are suggested. Info: [email protected].

World music concert, with bassist Jason Davis and Earthsound, Jan., 31, Taylor House, 50 Burroughs St. Info:

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]

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


Dance JP! A community-centered dance group celebrating movement, free-form expression and spirit, Jan. 18, 7:30-9:30pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $3-10. 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.


Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway, “Dispersal,” photographs by Anna Laurent, through Jan. 26; “Peters Hill 360” photographs by Meri Bond, Feb. 8-May 24, reception Feb. 15, 1pm.

Boston Cyberarts Gallery, “Collision20:bilocate,” 29 international artists explore the ability of art to create a conceptual and perceptual overlap, Jan. 18-Feb. 23, reception Fri., Jan. 17, 6pm, 141 Green St. Info: 522-6710.


“Boston’s Orange Line” book talk, with authors Jeremy C. Fox & Andrew Elder, sponsored by JP Historical Society, Sun., Jan. 26, 3-5pm, Doyle’s 3484 Washington St. Info:

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Adult book discussion, “Gone Girl: A Novel” by Gillian Flynn, Jan. 27, 7pm; Author talk with Nancy Holdner, writer of “Living Solo: A Practical Guide to Life on Your Own,” Mon., Feb. 10, 7pm.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tues., 10:30am: reading readiness winter toddler & preschool storytime, through Feb. 25. Please register. 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. Jan. 28, 10:30am: music for little ones, ages 0-5.

Egleston Square Library: Jan. 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30, 3:30-5:30pm: drop-in homework help, academic support, & mentoring. Jan. 27, 4:30pm: Girl Scouts. Jan. 21 & Jan. 28, 10:30am: preschool story time & craft, ages 3-5. Wednesdays, 4-6pm: BTU homework help. Jan. 17 & 31, 10:30am: baby & toddler story time. 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.

Roberto Clemente 21 Sport registration, Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St. info: 828-9524.

Scratch, new computer class for kids, runs 8 weeks starting Jan. 15, 4:45-5:30pm, $10, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 635-5193.

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].

Connolly Branch Library, Saturdays, noon-1:45pm: Spanish-language language exchange. Jan. 27, 6:30pm & Jan. 23 & 30, 10:30am & 2:30pm: ESL conversation groups. 433 Centre St., 522-1960.


Meditation classes: for Kids and Families, develop happy minds such as kindness, patience & generosity through meditation, teachings, arts & crafts, for kids aged 5-12 accompanied by adult, $5/child, Sundays, 9:30-10:30am. Open: Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, Sundays, 11am-2pm, $10/adult, $5/kids & seniors. Meditation workshop, American Buddhist monk Kelsang Pawo explains the true nature of the world & how we have the mental power to change it, Sat. Jan. 18, 10am–1pm, $25/adult, $15/student & seniors. Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor. Info:

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.

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].

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