Sights and Sounds, April 11, 2014

April 11, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 22 for the April 25 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Easter Egg-stravaganza, crafts, basket-making, egg hunt, Sat. April 12, 9:30-11:30am, River of Life Church, 440 Center St. Info: 894-4358.

Wood & Tool Sale, to benefit Eliot School wood shop, Sun., April 13, 2-4pm, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St.. Info: eliotschool.org/events.

First Thursday art walk, Thurs., May 1, Centre/South corridor shops. Info: centresouth.org.

Wake Up the Earth Parade & Festival, community festival, Sat., May 3, parade starts from Curtis Hall, 20 South St., 10:30am; festival on Southwest Corridor Park at Stony Brook T Station. Info: 642-0605.

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: The Authentic Lounge (hip hop/reggae/soul); Thursdays: Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Hippie Hour. 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. 4pm: Mary Scholz, Sarah Ault, Mary Casiello, Boy Wonder. April 14: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’ with The Bloodstains, $10. April 15: Eight’s On Tuesday with DJ Summer’s Eve, $3. April 17: Diana Karthas. April 18:Coyote Kolb, Forts/Gainesville, North of Nashville. April 19: Timmy In The Well (Leon Rich), Ivy Stone, The Brooklyns, Liz Borden Band. April 20: Paramusia, Peter Lindholm. April 21: Damien Christian, Kenne Highland, Eric Martin, LOVE LOVE. April 22: Charger, Lana Scott, Kayla Corrine. April 25: Scrapes, Slow Children, Tensor, Honest John, $7.

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

Performance

The Sound of Music, April 11, 8pm; 12, 2pm & 8pm, Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. Info: 524-3200.

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.

Henry and Vanessa Unbound, by Howard Ziber, performed by Open Theatre Project, April 25, 26, 27, May 2, 3, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke St. Info: TheOpenTheatre.com.

Dance

Dance JP!, all ages, wheelchair accessible, April 12, 7:30-9:30pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $3-10. More info: tinyurl.com/DanceJP.

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, 7:30-10pm, $5, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: Info@jpsquaredance@gmail.com/205-789-7907.

Art

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

Member Exhibition at the Footlight Club, April 11, 12, 1-2pm, 7a Eliot St. Info: footlight.org.

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. “Decon/Recon,” & featured artists Michael Gleason, through April 27. Artist talk with Gleason, Thurs, April 17, 7pm. Info: uforgegallery.com.

We See Each Other All The Time, opening reception, April 11, 6-8pm, on view April 11-13, 11am-6pm, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info: info@bostoncyberarts.org.

Literary

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri., April 11, 7:30pm: Ann Bookman, Dan Memmolo. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Suggested donation $5, Info: 325-8388.

Peter Korn: “Why We Make Things and Why It Matters: The Education of a Craftsman,” book talk. Sun., April 13, 4pm, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: eliotschool.org/events.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, April 28, 7pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053. Poetry reading by Steven Riel, in honor of National Poetry Month, Thurs., May 24, 6:30pm. Book discussion: “Turmoil and Transition in Boston” by Lawrence S. DiCara, Thurs, May 17, 6pm.

Youth/Families

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 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. 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. School vacation week: Tues., 4/22, 11am: Squirrel Stole My Underpants: Performance; Weds., 4/23, 10:30am: Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres: A Bilingual Concert para la Familia; Fri. 4/25, 1pm: New England Aquarium Tide Pools

Easter Egg Decorating, Sat., April 12, 10am-noon, Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Free. Info: eliotschool.org/events.

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: jpchildrensoccer.org.

Children’s Fairy House building workshops, hosted by Franklin Park Coalition, fairytale puppet show by Rosalita’s Puppets and festive storytelling, April 25, 1-3pm, Schoolmaster Hill, Franklin Park. Info: 961-3015.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston, week long summer program for girls ages 8 to 17, session 1: July 14-19, session 2: Aug. 11-16. Info: girlsrockboston.org.

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

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: 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.

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

Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule: foresthillsrunners.org.

Classes/Talks

Arnold Arboretum tours: Majestic magnolias, Sat. April 12, 1-3pm, Hunnewell Building lawn. Around Peters Hill, Sat. April 12, 10:30am-noon, Peters HIlls Gate. Info: arboretum.harvard.edu/visit/guided-tours.

Free singing class for adults 55+, open to all singing levels, Fridays 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: mediitationinboston.org.

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.

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.

Best of JP 2014