Sights and Sounds, Jan. 16, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Jan. 27 for the Jan. 30 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. day of service at Franklin Park, Jan. 19, 10am-3pm, meet at the Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse, One Circuit Dr. Info:

Should the Pilgrim Nuclear Plant Close? discussion, Sun., Jan. 25, 3-5pm, First Church JP, 6 Eliot St. Info:

State of the Neighborhood forum, Thurs., Feb. 26, 6-9pm, Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 46 Brookside Ave. Info:



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. Jan. 16, $10: Leafcutter. Jan. 17, 9pm, $10: Gymnasium, Watts , Love Love, Kris Rodgers & the Dirty Gems. Jan. 18, $5: plastique. jan. 19, $9: Powder Monkey, Bay Faction, Broken Capitals. jan. 20, 47: City of Dis, Stone Creatures, Heliotropic. Jan. 21, $5: Ben Levin Group, Gruesome 2Sum, GEPH, Andyroo. Jan. 22, $5: Keytar Bear. Jan. 23, $5: Kid Mountain, Sexy Girls, Neutrinos, Midriffs. Jan. 24, $7: The Nickel and Dime Band featuring Rick Berlin, Blacksow, Looker, Handler. Jan. 25, $5: Fireking In Residency Night. Jan. 26, $5/$10 day of: Soulpax, Cherry Mellow, Riley With Fire. Jan. 27, $5: The JP Music Festival presents BUCK A BAND. jan. 28, $5: The FORZ, The Lousy Instruments, Sundog. Jan. 29, $5: Molly Pinto Madigan. Jan. 30, $10: Jalopy, Kweejeebo, Jazzadelic.

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: Feb. 21, 4 pm: A Far Cry:  Aurora Borealis. April 11, 4 pm: Ellipsis Trio. April 26, 4 pm:  Boston Chamber Symphony Spring Concert.

Greenough House Parlor Concert series, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., 524-3158. Feb. 1: Shirley Hunt, baroque cellist. Feb. 15: Pentimento.

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.

Ladies Rock Camp Boston, applications open, March 6-8, April 10-12. Info:


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, through Feb. 3, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway. Info:

Arcana, 22 local artists inspired by tarot imagery, through Feb. 1, UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info:


“crush” Story Slam, $10, Sun., Feb. 1, 7pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info:  [email protected]


“Every State Has Its Own Light” launch party, celebration of poetry collection by JP’s Sandra Storey, Sun., Jan. 25, 3-6pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info:

Book discussion for adults, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Jan. 26, 7pm: “Flight Behavior” by Barbara Kingsolver.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. 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. Saturdays through Feb. 21, 10:30am: family yoga class, ages 6+.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Jan. 21, 28, 5:30-6:30: teen D&D gaming group. Jan. 16, 23, 30, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time. Starting Jan. 28, 4-5pm, 7-week visual arts class.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Tuesdays: Preschool storytime, 10:30. Wednesdays: Baby lapsit, 10:30. Sign up for “Taking Steps: Dance Workshop” for students in grades 4-8, Mondays, Feb. 23 through April 13, 4pm.

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.


Forest Hills Neighborhood Association potluck, Sat., Feb. 7, 3-7pm, 80 Wenham St.

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, Mondays 6:30pm, Thursdays, 10:30am & 2pm.

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.

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]

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