Sights and Sounds, Feb. 28, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 11 for the March 14 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

First Thursday, neighborhood art walk, March 6, 6-8pm, Centre/South corridor. Info:

Blue Future: Protecting Water and People and the Planet Forever, with activist and author Maude Barlow, Thurs., March 20, 7pm, First Church JP, 6 Eliot St. Info: :


Les dames de Paris, songs of love and ladies from the courts of France, Concordia Consort with Eileen Cecelia Callahan, $15, Sun., March 2, 3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected].

Irish Music Concert Featuring Ronan Quinn and Matt Glover, traditional Irish songs and instrumental music in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, Mon., March 10, 6:30 pm,  Connolly Branch Libary, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

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. 28, $7: The New Tesla, Squallie Greenthumb’s Hip Hop Anonymous, Roz Raskin and the Rice Cakes, The Radicals.

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.


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

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. Through March 2: Woven; Joetta Maue. March 6-30: “Malignant Masks and Monsters,” mixed media by Janella Beaudoin. Info:


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

Book Talk & Fundraiser, “Upper Bunkies Unite” with Andrea C. James for Families for Justice As Healing, Thurs. March 6, Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St. Info:

Carrie Dearborn, author of “Quiet in the Tornado: A Disability Primer,” Thurs. March 13, 6:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri., March 14, 7:30pm: Susanna Kittredge, Fred Marchant, Ladette Randolph. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Suggested donation $5, Info: 325-8388.

Tours & Talks

The History of Boston’s Swan Boats, Lyn Paget shares her family’s story of operating the Swan Boats since 1877, sponsored by the JP Historical Society, Mon., March 3, 6:30pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

Kairos Forum at First Baptist JP, 633 Centre St. March 9: A Conversation on Palestinian and African American Solidaritywith Mel King, Irene Nasser, and Fadi Quran. March 24: Faith in the Face of Empire:  The Bible through Palestinian Eyes A Booktalk by Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb. March 26: Al-Helm: Martin Luther King in Palestine. 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.

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.


          Spaulding Rehabilitation benefit, Thurs., March 6, 6:30pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected].

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