Sights and Sounds, March 28, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 8 for the April 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

First Thursday art walk, evening of Thurs., April 3, Centre/South corridor shops. Info:


Thaddeus Hogarth/John Baboian Jazz duo, Fri., March 28, 7:30pm, Taylor House, 50 Burroughs St. Info: [email protected].

Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society, annual concert benefiting Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, Sat., March 29, 7-9pm, Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. $10. Info:

Mimi Rabson’s String Theory Trio, Sun., April 6, 3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., $15. Info: [email protected].

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: The Authentic Lounge (hip hop/reggae/soul); Thursdays: Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Hippie Hour. March 29 4pm: Vitamin Sun, Sparhawks, Collector, Anchors. March 30: Get Shot. March 31: Call Me Doxy & special guests. April 3: Dreadknot. April 4, $6: The New Limits, The Screw-Ups, The Allstonians, The Copacetics, DJ Nate EaseUp of Rude Sounds. April 5: URBAN WASTE, NoTox, Live Fast Die Fast, Tensor, Go Blank. April 6, $6: Women Who Rock! Series – Night #6 featuring Mardi & The Astral Seekers, Thea Hopkins. April 7: Leverett, Yankee Power, Manor, Dylan Lucas. April 8, $7: Belly Dance Underground. April 10: Alex Schuman aka Pretty Schumanator. April 11: Amy Herrera CD Release Show. April 12: An Evening of the Music of Michael Nesmith with LOOSE SALUTE plus The ‘Mericans, Andy Cummings & The Swingbilly Lounge.

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


We Create! Women of Color in the Arts, dance, music, puppetry, visual arts and spoken word by Boston artists, presented by Marsha Parrilla/Danza Orgánica, Sat., March 29, 7:30pm, Spontaneous Celebration, 45 Danforth St. $15 (students $10). Info:

In Between, one-man show with Ibrahim Miari, to benefit health and human rights project of American Jews for a just peace, $20, Sun., April 20, 7pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St.

The Sound of Music, by The Footlight Club, April 5, 11, 12, 8pm, April 5, 6, 12, 2pm, 7A Eliot St. 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.


JP in Black & White, photography by Jon Truslow, through March 31, Fresh Hair, 62 South St. Info:

Arnold Arboretum: “Peters Hill 360,” photographs by Meri Bond, through May 24, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info:

Fresh Media” exhibit, March 29-30, opening reception Fri., March 28, 6-9pm, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info:

Member Exhibition at the Footlight Club, March 29-30 and April 5, 6, 11, 12, 1-2pm & 7-8pm; reception April 4, 6-8pm, 7a Eliot St. Info:

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. “Malignant Masks and Monsters,” mixed media by Janella Beaudoin, through March 30. Info:


Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St., 522-6098. Breanne Fahs, author of “Valerie Solanas,” and Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, author of “Outlaw Woman,” discussing their books on radical women, Sun., March 30, 4-6pm. All events free.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Book discussion: “The Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted” by Justin Martin, Mon., March 31, 7pm.; “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, April 28, 7pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053. JP Writes & Invites with Randy Susan Meyers, April 10, 6:30pm.


Connery film festival, screening films starring Sean Connery, April 2-6, 9pm, The Haven, 2 Perkin St. Info: 524-2836.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Mondays, 4-6pm: Homework Help with Boston Public Schools teachers. Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm: Homework Help with high school mentors for grades K-8. Tuesdays 10:30am: bilingual storytime, ages 2-4. Please register. April 3, 4:30pm: poetry writing for children. April 10, 4:30pm: poetry writing for teens. April 7, 6:30pm: spring celebration of Chinese culture. April 22, 10:30am: family concert celebrating Latino culture. April 24, 2pm: live reptile show from Museum of Science. April 25, 11am: New England Aquarium pools. Please register. April 26, 10am: Wake Up the Earth craft workshop. April 28, 6:30pm: family pajama storytime.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Cobblestone Kids Club, local history activities with Park Ranger Beth, ages 6-10, Tues., April 1, 4-5pm; Poetry Workshop with Books of Hope, ages 9-14, Wed., April 2, 4:30pm; out-of-school time homework help, grades K-8, Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm; Girl Scouts for ages 5-12, Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm; Preschool Stories & Crafts, ages 3-5 with caregiver, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am; BTU homework help for all grades, Wednesdays, 4-6pm; Bilingual Story Time for ages up to 2, Thursdays, 4:30-5pm; Baby & Toddler Story Time for ages up to 2 with caregiver, Fridays, 10:30-11:30am. April 12, 11am: Earth Day crafts. April 16, 6pm: family board games & pizza night. April 22 & 29, 4:30pm: gardening club: learn to make seed tape, ages 5-12. April 23, 2:30pm: Hercules and Heroes, a live performance, ages 6-12.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053. 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.  Thursdays, 6:30pm;  Intercambio: Ingles/Espanol Conversation.

JP Regan Youth League, baseball, softball and T-ball league holding registration March 22 and 29. For info and locations, see

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:

Playful Paws Playgroup, zoo activities for ages 18 months to 3 years, Wednesdays, 10:15-11am, Meeting Barn, Franklin Park Zoo. Registration required. 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.

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, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. ESL conversation groups, April 7, 14, 28, 6:30pm; April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10:30am & 2pm. Spanish/English language enxchange, Saturdays, 1:45pm.


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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