Sights and Sounds, July 18, 2014

July 18, 2014
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The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., July 29 for the Aug. 1 issue. Send listings to reporter@jamaicaplaingazette.com. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Hyde Square Task Force Summer Nights Out, Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, 365 Centre St., 6-7:30pm. Tues., July 22: Latin Dance. Tues., July 29: Zumba. Tues., Aug. 5: Latin Dance. Info: hydesquare.org.

1st Jamaica Plain Porchfest, 60+ performers on 30+ porches throughout JP, Sat., July 19, noon-4pm. Map/info: jpporchfest.org.

Urban Edge/Ferris Wheels bike ride, to celebrate Urban Edge’s 40 years, 26-mile round trip bike ride, leaving from 1542 Columbus Ave., Sast., July 19, 8:30am. Info: 719-6724.

Summer events at Showa Boston, 420 Pond St. Info: showaboston.org. July 24, 3:30pm: Tanabata, learn about the star festival. July 30, 3:30pm: indoor swimming. Aug. 7, 6:30pm: Miyaza movie night.

First Thursday art walk, Thurs., Aug. 7, Centre/South corridor shops. Info: centresouth.org.

BCYF Neighborhood Block Party, inflatable obstacle course, DJ, ice cream, Thurs., Aug. 7, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: Facebook.com/BCYFBoston.

JP Music Festival, 20+ artists, 2 stages, Sat., Sept. 6, Pinebank Field. Info: jpmusicfestival.com.

Music

Summer Sundays in the Park, 6pm, Pinebank Promontory. July 20: Metropolitan Wind Symphony. July 27: Boston Classical Orchestra Brass Ensemble. Info: emeraldnecklace.org.

Summer Music Series, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge patio, 284 Amory St. 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. July 18: OC45. July 22: Nathan Kalish and the Lastcallers and Seth Adam. July 23, $5: Frank Hurricaine’s Gangsta Love, Jack Topht, Fat P, Dark Rodeo. July 24, 8pm: Sister Lip. July 25, $10, 8:30pm: WUSSY, Slowdim, Brother Fight. July 26, $8:  Long Kill, That One Eyed Kid, Ryan Jackson, Jenna Lotti, Richie Pace. July 27: The Rocketz, The Skeleton Beats, Straight Shooter. July 28, $10: The JP Music Festival presents The Bands Behind The Curtain. July 29: Camper Comehome, Rosie And The Roses, Harmoos. July 30: Urban Pioneers, Joe’s Truck Stop, Spitshiner, Cactus Attack. July 31: Taryn & Linda. Aug. 1:  Andre Devine & Friends Birthday Celebration.

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park, Tuesdays through Aug. 5. Children’s shows July 22, 29 & Aug. 5, 11am. 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: franklinparkcoalition.org.

Holy Sheboygan concert & community potluck, rain or shine, Sun., July 20, noon-1pm, St. Rose St. community garden. Info: bit.ly/StRoseStgardenevents.

Tito Puentes Latin Music Series: Edwin Pabon at Mozart Park, Thur., Aug. 14, 7pm. Info:  hydesquare.org.

Film

Screen on the Green, free movie screenings, 8pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. July 31: Casablanca. Aug. 7: Best in Show. Aug. 21: The Fifth Element. Sept. 4: The Royal Tennenbaums. Sept. 18: Hook. Info: FirstThursday@centresouth.org.

Dance

Dance JP, all ages, wheelchair accessible,  $3-10, Sat., July 19, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. Info: dancejpdance@gmail.com/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, second Sunday of June, no dance July or August, 7:30-10pm, $5-10 sliding scale, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: Info@jpsquaredance@gmail.com.

Art

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Through July 31: paintings by Anne Talbot.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053. Through Aug. 22:  “Faces of Cuba” photo exhibit by Nancy Katz. Opening reception, Sat., July 26, 11am to 1pm.

Literary

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Monday, July 28, 7 pm: “The Light Between Oceans: A Novel” by M.L. Stedman.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Please register. July 21, 6:30pm: make exploding foam. July 22, 10:30am: Wheelock Family Theatre story troupers. July 28, 6:30pm: family craft night. Wednesdays, 2pm: Fizz Boom Read programs, groups pre-register. Thursdays, 11:15am: ReadBoston mobile.

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.

Drop-in Youth Sports Nights at White Stadium, 5-8pm. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

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

KidsArts! for grades K-5, after school, vacation weeks and summer program.  Now enrolling for 1-week summer sessions, full-day, through Aug. 22. Info: jpkidsarts.org/summer-program/524-0818.

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

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

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.

Classes/Talks/Tours

MakerSpace Workshops, presented by HSTF & Boston Makers, Thurs., through Aug. 14, 7-9pm, HSTF Youth Community Development Center, behind the Blessed Sacrament Church, 365 Centre St. Info: hydesquare.org.

JPHS walking tours, 60 to 90 minutes long, cancelled in case of heavy rain, July 19: Hyde Square. July 25: Green Street. Info: jphs.org.

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

Summer Meditation Classes: Learn to Meditate,Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, Jul 15-Aug 19, $10/adult, $5/student. Kids & Families Class, Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, July 6-Aug 17, $5/child aged 5-12 accompanied by adult. Sunday Adult Class, 11am-12pm, Through Aug 24, $8/adult, $4/student. Info: Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor. MeditationinBoston.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.

Call for artists

Public Media art submissions requested, 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of Convention Center’s 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture, deadline Sun., Aug. 31. Info: artonthemarquee.com/call-for-art/.

First Thursday artists, sign up: FirstThursday@centresouth.org.

JP Open Studios registration now open. Info: conta.cc/RRVHqn.

Mayor’s Mural Crew, for youths aged 18-22, through Aug. 15. Info: 635-4202/828-3481.