Sights and Sounds, June 6, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 17 for the June 20 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Annual Neighborhood 5K Run/Walk, led by the Hyde Square Task Force Rookie Runners, to benefit HSTF, Sat., June 7, 8:30am registration. Info: [email protected].

A celebration of service, retirement party for Connolly children’s librarian Laura Foner, Mon., June 9, 6-8pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

sparc! the ArtMobile, “Paint Jazz” freestyle jazz concert & painting, June 14, Bromley Heath amphitheater, 2pm. Info:

Boston Pride block party, $10 donation, June 15, noon-7pm, Perkins St. Info:

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey, tree myths, songs and summer solstice legends with storyteller Diane Edgecomb & Celtic harpist Margot Chamberlain, $20, June 20 & 21, 6:30pm, Arboretum Hunnewell Buiding. Info:

Bromley Heath Reunion, $20 ahead/ $30 door, June 21, 8pm, Florian Hall, 55 Hallett St. Info: 508-586-7764.

Fenway Park experience, live NESN broadcast of a Red Sox away game, shown on a giant projector screen, picnics welcome, Sun., June 22, Franklin Park. Info: 585-506-7945.

First Thursday art walk, July 3, Centre/South corridor shops. Info:


Summer Music Series, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge patio, 284 Amory St. June 11: Akashic Record. June 18: Rocking Horse Rodeo. June 25: Cruzamente. July 2: Sara Colb & The Sagamore James Band. July 9: Mark Zaleski Band & Leah Randazzo. July 16: Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers Back Porch Blues Series. July 23: Creek River String Band. July 30: All of the Animals. Aug 6: Houston Bernard Band. Aug 13: Brian Friedland Trio. Aug 20: Jah-N-I Roots Band. Aug 27: All of the Animals.

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. June 6, 6pm: : All Night Hippie Hour Anniversary Party with Mystical Misfits, Uncle Johnny’s Band, The Hippie Hour All Stars.


The Way of the Green Dragon premiere, documentary following martial arts instructor instructor Mike’s trip to Wudang Mountain in China, Mon., June 9, 6:30pm, 45 Danforth St. Tickets:



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, second Sunday of June, no dance July or August, 7:30-10pm, $5-10 sliding scale, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: Info@[email protected].


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. June 7, noon: Photography of Cuba by Charlie Rosenberg.

Fall into winter, painting of Fogo Island by M’Liz Keefe, through June 15, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info:

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. “Five,” featuring the work of five local artists: Sanya Colson-Inam, Brian Crete, James Flynn, Marnie Jain, and Erica Nazzaro, through June 29. Info:

Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. “Crossover,” art influenced by technology, through June 15, Info: 290-5010.


          Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, June 6: Joshua Coben, Jennifer Markell, Elizabeth Quinlan. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., Suggested donation $5, Info: 325-8388.

Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, book talk with activist and author Chris Hedges, Mon., June 9, 7pm, First Church JP, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. June 23, 7pm: “end of your life book club” by Will Schwalbe adult book discussion.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053. June 12, 6:30pm: Terry Kitchen reading from “Next big thing,” his novel about the 1980s Boston music scene.


Mom & Kid 5k bike ride, low-pace through Franklin Park, Sat., June 14, 11am-2pm. Info:

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Tuesdays 10:30am: bilingual storytime, ages 2-4. Please register. June 23, 6:30: family pajama storytime. June 10, 10:30am: Rosalita’s puppets.

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, 3pm.

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. Thursdays, 6:30pm; Intercambio: Ingles/Espanol Conversation.

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:

KidsArts! for grades K-5, after school, vacation weeks and summer program.  Now enrolling for 1-week summer sessions, full-day, June 30-Aug 22. Info:

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. Spanish/English language exchange, Saturdays, 1:45pm.

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

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Gardening club, Tuesdays, 4:30pm. Learn to knit, for teens & adults, instruction by Diane Ivey, May 21, 5:30pm.


JPHS walking tours, June 14: Woodbourne. June 21: Jamaica Pond. 11am, 60 to 90 minutes long. Info:

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

Plant Explorers, learn about the history and importance of late 19th and early 20th century explorers, Arnold Arboretum. Info:

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. Living Meaningfully, Dying Joyfully, a meditation workshop with American Buddhist Monk, Kelsang Pawo, explore profound methods to increase well-being, happiness, and support loved ones during times of immense challenge, Sat., May 17, 10am11pm, $25/adult, $15/student & senior. 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.


Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, June 8 (rain date June 22). Info:

The World According to David Rovics, Jimmy Tingle and the Afro D All Starz, fundraiser benefitting Open Media Boston, June 1, 3-5:30pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info:

Call for artists

First Thursday artists, sign up: [email protected].

JP Open Studios registration now open. Info:

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