Sights and Sounds, Feb. 14, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 25 for the Feb. 28 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Valentine’s Day Pop Up Shop, hosted by CSMS, 12 local craftspeople & artisans, Feb 14, 6-9pm; Feb. 15 & 16, 11am-6pm, 668 Centre St. Info: [email protected]


Smell the Love: An Evening of Love Songs to Benefit the JP Music Festival, $10, Fri., Feb. 14, 8pm, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St. Info: 524-9038.

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. Feb. 15: Kaz Elite, Big Scoot, Frankee Lu, D-Beez, 211. Feb. 16, $5: plastique with DJ’s Brian Halligan & James Derek Dwyer. Feb. 18: Mike Greensteen’s CD Release Party. Feb. 20: Diana Karthas. Feb. 21, $8: OC45, Redbush (WY), Lost In Society (NJ), Stray Bullets, The Radicals. Feb. 22: The Bloodstains Present: T.V. Party! Pilot Episode ‘Family Night’. Feb. 23, $9: Boogie Bros, Walter Noons, Jay Allen. Feb. 25, $5:: Kid Gulliver, Kristen Ford Band, Schooltree, The Beauty Way. Feb. 28, $7: The New Tesla, Squallie Greenthumb’s Hip Hop Anonymous, Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes, The Radicals.

Eliot Street Soiree, classic guitar with John Muratore, $20, Sun., Feb. 15, 7pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: 942-0716.

Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, $15, Feb. 15, 9pm, the Space, 128 Brookside Ave. Info:

What Presidents’ Day Special Program with Judith Conrad and the Delight Consort, Sun., Feb. 16, 3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., $15. Reservations: 524-3158/[email protected]

The Haven unplugged, Wed., Feb. 19, 2 Perkins 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! Motown dance party, wheelchair accessible. Feb. 22, 7:30-10pm, 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: [email protected]


Arnold Arboretum: “Peters Hill 360” photographs by Meri Bond, through May 24. Reception Feb 15, 1pm. Hunnewell Building. Info:

Boston Cyberarts Gallery: through Feb. 23: Collision20:bilocate, 29 international artists explore the ability of art to create a

conceptual and perceptual overlap. 141 Green St. Info: 522-6710.

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. Through March 2: Woven; Joetta Maue. Feb. 16, 6:30pm & 8:30pm: Cabaret series. Feb. 14, 7pm: figure 1 drawing group, $12 admission. Feb. 15, 6pm: reading series, $7. Info:


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Author talk with Nancy Holdner, writer of “Living Solo: A Practical Guide to Life on Your Own,” Mon., Feb. 22, 10:30am; Adult book discussion: “Dear Life: Stories” by Alice Munro, Mon., Feb. 24, 7 pm.

JP Writes & Invites with Kathleen Hirsch, Thurs., March 6, 6:30pm, Jamaica Plain Branch, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.


Reckless by Craig Lucas, Footlight Club production, $16-$20, Feb. 14 and 15, Footlight Club, 7A Eliot St. Info:

All Stirred Up!, original play by students from Neighborhood School, Fri., March 7, 7 pm; Sat., March 8, 3pm, Mainstage Theatre, Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-0880.


ParkSCIENCE Children’s Festival, with tidal pool exhibit, plant dissection, robot exploration, more, Thurs., Feb. 20, 10am, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive. Info: 635-4505.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tues. through Feb. 25, 10:30am: reading readiness winter toddler & preschool storytime. 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. Feb. 18, 10:30am: children’s music concert by Valerie Stephens. Feb. 26, 4:30pm: teen writing workshop on Black History month. Feb. 27, 4:30pm: story & craft for Black History Month.

Egleston Square Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs. 3:30pm-5:30pm: drop-in homework help.  Mondays: 4:30pm: girl scouts, for girls ages 5-12. Wednesdays, 4-6pm: BTU homework help. Fridays, 10:30am: baby & toddler story time. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime & craft.

Jamaica Plain Library: Tuesdays 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime. 3pm: Creative Drama Children. Wednesdays, 10:30am, Baby and Books. 4pm: Kids club. Mon-Thurs. 3:30-5:30: Homework help for K-8 with high school mentors; 12 Sedgwick Street, Info: 524-2053.

GRCB summer session registration, session 1: July 14-19, session 2: Aug. 11-15. Info:

JP Children’s soccer, for kids 3.5 to 6.5, registration deadline is Fri., April 18, $25. Spring season begins April 30 & ends June 28, Jamaica Pond/Pinebanks Field, with weekly one hour practices.  Info:

Club GRCB, 8-week program for girls to form bands & engage in music workshops, Wednesdays through March 26, 3:30-6pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info:

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 through March 5, 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. Feb. 3, 10, 24, 6:30pm & Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 10:30am & 2pm: ESL conversation groups. 433 Centre St., 522-1960.


Free singing class for adults 55+, open to all singing levels, begins Fri. Feb. 14, 10:30am-noon, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

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. 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.

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