Sights & Sounds, Oct. 24, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Nov. 4 for the Nov. 7 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

JP Forum Community Dance Party, honoring JP change makers, Sat., Oct. 25, 7-10pm, 29 Germania St. Info:

Egleston Sq. Block party, community, food, music, youth performances, ribbon-cutting, mural hanging, street art, Sat., Oct. 25, noon-4pm, Boylston St. near Stonybrook T stop. Info:

District E-13 Police Halloween block party, food games, music, pumpkin decorating, Halloween bags, Sat., Oct. 25, noon-4pm, Washington & Green streets. Info: 343-5623.

Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show, Sat., Oct. 25, 1pm, registration & check-in noon, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Entry Fee is $10.00 with proceeds to the City of Boston Animal Shelter. Info: [email protected]

Halloween Stroll Trick or Treat, candy will be provided by any business in the district displaying the orange Trick or Treat poster, Fri., Oct. 31,3-6pm. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Business & Professional Association.

Annual Hyde Square Task Force Making Change Happen breakfast, Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30am, WilmerHale, 60 State St. Info: [email protected]/524-8303 x336.

Second annual Turkey Trot 5K, Thanksgiving Day race raises money to support FPC summer youth crews, Playhouse in the Park concerts, and volunteer activities all year long, Thurs., Nov. 27, 9am, $25 in advance/$10 for 15 & under, Franklin Park Gold Clubhouse. Info: Franklin


Fall Music Series, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge patio, 284 Amory St. Oct. 29: The Van Burens. Nov. 5: Rocking Horse Rodeo. Nov. 12: Planet Radio.

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. Oct. 24, $8: Screamies, The Tom Appleman Band, Darktown, Ben Knight. Oct 25, $12: The Cranktones, Johnny Carlevale & The Rollin’ Pins. Oct 26, $5: Salem Wolves, Everything And Everyone, The Natural Disasters, Superjerk. Oct. 27, $5: The Modern Voice, Fable Grazer, Forbes Graham, Bolt McJoy. oct 28, $5: Big Big Buildings, Lay Low Moon, Gina Alibrio, Momentous. Oct. 29, $5: NightSlice, Looker, Electric Street Queens, Shopco. Oct. 30, $5: Kingdom of Love. Oct. 31, $5: MIDWAY MONSTER MASQUERADE with The Sprained Ankles, Squallie And The Chaotix, Spectre Hawk, The Pity Whores, Bad Movies! Nov. 1, $10: lack Sabbath?, AjDIO, Kicked In The Teeth, Rocket Queen. Nov. 2: Big Screen Radio, Mike DeBenedictis. Nov. 3, $8: Liner Notes: A Night of Poetry and Music featuring Under the Pink by Tori Amos. Nov. 4, $5: The Whitehaus Family Record Monthly Residency. Nov. 6, $5: Taryn & Linda. Nov. 7, $10: WTF Queerlesque! presented by Mortis Ministries. Nov. 8: A Fundraiser For The Kilmer School featuring: The Splendid Nobodies, Carla Ryder Band, The Pneumatics, The Swindlers.

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: Oct. 18, 8pm: John Muratore, Guitar and Roberto Cassan, Accordion. Oct. 25, 4pm: The Wenham Street Brass. Nov. 15, 4pm: A Far Cry: Obsession. Nov. 23, 4pm: Weston Wind Quintet.

First Fridays Youth Open Mic with renowned feature artists, first Friday of every month, 7pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Free for performers and those under 25, $10 suggested donation for those 25 and over.

Greenough House Parlor Concert series, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., 524-3158. Nov. 2, 3pm: D’Anna Fortunato with Ensemble Aubade (Peter H. Bloom, flute; Francis Grimes, viola; Mary Jane Rupert, harp).


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:


Small Worlds: Through A Small Glass Window, macrophotography by Josh Falk, Oct. 25-Feb. 3, reception Oct. 25, 1-3pm, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway. Info:

Collision21: More Human, group show dealing with two closely-related concepts: human self-modification and the human modification of our environment, on view through Oct. 26, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Green Street T station. Info: [email protected]

Paintings by Nancy Jenner, through Oct. 25, Café Aromi, 403A Centre St.

UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St., 553-4480. “Talk & Reception: Seeds of Work by Anna Kristina Goransson,” through Oct. 26”; Drawing Room,” transform a room into a drawing, Thurs., Oct. 30-Sat., Nov. 1, noon-6pm, reception Sun., Nov. 2, 3-5pm.

Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St. Paintings by Ann Turley and mobiles by Mark Davis, through Oct. 31; Nancy Marks paintings, Nov. 1-Dec. 31.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Oct. 31, 3:30pm: Halloween party & neighborhood stroll, costumes welcome. Fridays through Nov. 21, 2:45pm: Taking Steps dance workshops for kids grades 4-6. Mondays 4-6pm: homework help w/ BPS teacher. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30-5:30pm: high school mentors for grades K-8. Wednesdays 10:30am: children’s films for preschoolers.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Oct. 24, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Segdwick St. 524-2053. Mondays, 10:30: ESL Conversation. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime; Wednesdays, 10:30am: Baby lapsit; 4:00pm: Kids club; Thursdays, 3pm: Creative Library drama. Wednesday; Oct. 29 3pm: Halloween celebration. Crafts then Rosalita’s Puppets Haunted Woods show.

Halloween pumpkin decorating, Sun., Oct. 26, 10am-noon, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info:

Baby’s First Halloween, show off your child’s Halloween costume, socialize with other parents, and capture the moment with professional photography, Thurs., Oct 30, 12:30-2pm, Mama & Me in the JP Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info:

Halloween Party, fall harvest themed sensory tables, Halloween-themed contact paper collage, obstacle course/gym play, music/dancing, pose at our photo booth, & open play in our creative playspace, Thurs., Oct 30, 3:30-5pm, Mama & Me, JP Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info:

PJ Library Scavenger Hunt at the Franklin Park Zoo, Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston , PJ Library® and Temple Israel of Boston scavenger hunt, live animal encounter, Noah & the Ark storytime, $6-$10, Sun., Nov. 9, 10am-noon, meet at Zebra entrance, 1 Franklin Park Road. Info: [email protected]

Taking Steps, dance/movement workshops for kids 4-8, by the Boston Ballet, Fridays through Nov. 21, 2:45pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

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.


Films @ the Loring Greenough House, 12 South St., 7pm. Info: Oct. 24: “My Amityville Horror”. Info/RSVP:

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, noon-1:45pm. ESL conversation groups, Oct. 30 at 10:30am & 2pm; Oct. 27 at 6:30pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053, ESL Conversation weekly group, Mondays, 10:30am-noon. Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm. Free singing class for adults 55+, open to all singing levels, Fridays 10:30am-noon.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340.

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

Party for the Helping Hand Fund, hosted by Haymarket People’s Fund, every 3rd Friday of the month, 5:30-8pm, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: 522-3349/[email protected]


Chapter and Verse literary reading series, Suggested donation $5, Nov. 14, 7:30pm: Emily Carroll, David Surette, Jason Tanson. Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 325-8388.

With Liberty and Dividends for All, book release and signing with author Peter Barnes, Fri., Oct. 24, 7pm, new location: First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info:

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Oct. 27, 7pm: adult book discussion, “Sublimation” by Jennifer Haigh.


Fermentation-themed dinner & workshop, $45, Oct. 27, Aurum Restaurant, 377 Centre St. Tickets/info:

The Way of Incense, Sanzashi-an Tea House, limited to 12 people, $15 per person, Sat., Nov. 8, 10:30-11:30am & 1-2pm, Showa Boston, 420 Pond St. Info:

Prohibition: Boston Dry/Boston Wet, talk with Stephanie Schorow, author of “Drinking Boston: A History of the City and its Spirits,” who will discuss the history of Boston during the era when the 18th Amendment was in effect, plus tour of Sam Adams brewery, Wed., Nov. 12, 5:30pm, 284 Amory St. Info:

Jamaica Pond & Boston’s Water System, the early history of the Boston Water system, Sun., Dec. 7, 2pm, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info:

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.


Halloween Night woods hike, no flashlights, wear sneakers or hiking shoes, Sat., Oct. 25, 7-9pm, Valley Gates Parking Lot (look for the Jack O’Lantern), Franklin Park. Info:

Bright Spirits: A Walking Tour Exploring Forest Hills’ Victorian Spiritualists, $10, not hancapped accessible, Sat., Oct. 25, 10am, meet at visitors’s circle, behind main gate, 95 Forest Hills Ave. Info:

Nature That Inspires, two mile walk, exploring the role that artists played in early conservation efforts, Sun., Oct. 26, 10-11:30am, Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info: 566-1689.

Guided walks of Arnold Arboretum, Mon., Oct 27, Thurs., Oct. 30, 10:30-11:30am, meet at Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info:

Franklin Park: From “A” to “Z”, walk will include stops at the Valley Gates, the Playstead Overlook, White Stadium, and the old Bear Dens, optional extension into the Franklin Park Zoo to explore the early Zoo designed by one-time Olmsted firm apprentice Arthur Schurliff, Sun., Nov. 16, 1-2:30pm, meet at “Giraffe” entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo. Info: 566-1689.


WE-ACTx fundraiser, celebrating 10 years of service to women and children in Rwanda, Nov. 11, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

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