Sights and Sounds, June 20, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 1 for the July 4 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

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

Bromley Heath Reunion, $20 ahead/ $30 door, Sat., 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.

JP Regan Youth League Closing Parade and Ceremonies, Sat,. June 28, 9:30am parade, 10:30am ceremonies, leaving from the Monument at Centre & South streets. Info: 999-6417.

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


Summer Music Series, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge patio, 284 Amory St. 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 21, 9pm: The Roy Sludge Revue, $12; June 22, 9pm: Caught Dead, Negative Nixon, Class Struggle, Pleasure Gap, Dirt Naps. June 23, $5: Black Cat Bone, Grand 27, Walkin’ Blues Band, Just Another Guru. June 24: American Beauties, Jalopy, Funky Bubblers. June 25, $10: MECCA CA$HIER Release Party. June 26, 8pm: Deb Hardy. June 27, 8:30pm, $10: The Black Moons, The Blue Ribbons, Boy Wonder, Ben Tinsley. June 28, 9pm, $8: Radio Free Clash (La Sandinista Reborn), Kicked In The teeth (Greg Olson’s Tribute to AC/DC’s Powerage), The Swindlers, Los Texicanos. June 29, 9pm: Josh Doughty and the Pinewood Plains, Joe’s Truck Stop. June 30: Dionysia, Dinoczar, The Coward Flowers, Alosi Den. July 1, $5: The Whitehaus Family Record Monthly Residency: Big Buck Hunter, RSO, Con Tex & The Forgotten Jam, Cemetery Girl. July 2: Articles of Audio, Bron Don, Pirates of Pluto, Cold Front. July 3: Dreadknot.

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park, Tuesdays through Aug. 5. Children’s shows July 15, 22, 29 & Aug. 5, 11am. July 15, 6pm: Athene Wilson, female jazz vocalist. July 22, 6pm: Midnight Crew, big band. July 29, 6pm: Ashanti & Sistah Soul. Aug. 5, 6pm: National Night Out DJ Dance Party. Located next to the big ballfields between White Stadium and the Giraffe Entrance to the Zoo. Info:

Historic organ tour, Half-hour recitals to demonstrate the two splendid organs built by E. & G.G. Hook in 1854, installed at First Church Unitarian and St Thomas Aquinas Church, Mon., June 23, 9:30am & 10:30am, 6 Eliot St. &  97 South St. Info: [email protected].


Screen on the Green, free movie screenings, 8pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. July 3: The Little Mermaid. July 17: Coll Runnings. July 31: Casablanca. Aug. 7: Best in Show. Aug. 21: The Fifth Element. Sept. 4: The Royal Tennenbaums. Sept. 18: Hook. Info: [email protected].


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].

Dance JP, all ages, wheelchair accessible, June 21st, 8-10pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $3-10. More info: Email: [email protected],


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. Info: 290-5010. June 25, 7:30pm: The business of fine art panel.


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


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.

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.


Walks & Talks at Arnold Arboretum, Friday, June 27, 7-8:30pm: Colorful Characters and Ornamental Plants at the Arnold Arboretum, one-mile walk, meets at the the South Street Entrance. Wednesday, July 2, 6-8pm: Franklin Park: Country in the City, meets at the Resting Place Picnic Area, across from the Shattuck Hospital. Thurs., July 10, 6-8pm: Invasion of the Aliens: Exploring Invasive Plants at Olmsted Park, Meets at the Pond Avenue parking lot. Info: 566-1689.

JPHS walking tours, June 21: Jamaica Pond. June 28: Monument Square. 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.


Open Theatre Project presents ‘Death and the Maiden” by Ariel Dorfman, June 20-28, St. John’s Episcopalian Church, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: 971-8630.


Fundraiser for the Ward 19 Democratic Committee, with Jimmy Tingle, “Making Comic Sense,” $25, June 26, 7pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Call for artists

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

JP Open Studios registration now open. Info:

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