The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 10 for the Feb. 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
Franklin Park Snow Festival, Sat., Jan. 31, 1-4pm, Golf Clubhouse, cross country ski tour, 2pm (BYO skis). Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.
Eliot Street Soirée presents a Valentine’s Evening with jazz, poetry, dancing, Fri., Feb. 13, Parish Hall at First Church UU, 6 Eliot St., $14-$17/advance, $17-$20/door. Info: [email protected]
Jamaica Pond & Gerry Wright celebration, celebrating his 80th birthday, March 1, 3-6pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: friendsofjamaicapond.org.
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. 30, $10: Jalopy, Kweejeebo, Jazzadelic.
Songs in the Key of JP, premiering Sun., Feb. 8, 3pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.
JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: jpconcerts.org. 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, with Thea Lobo, mezzo-soprano. 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: girlsrockboston.org.
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.
Film night at the Loring-Greenough House, screening civil war drama “Glory,” Fri., Feb. 20, 7pm, 12 South St. Info/reservations: [email protected]
Small Worlds: Through A Small Glass Window, macrophotography by Josh Falk, through Feb. 3, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum, 125 Arborway. Info: my.arboretum.harvard.edu.
Arcana, 22 local artists inspired by tarot imagery, through Feb. 1, UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: uforgegallery.com.
Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Paintings by Chris Mok, through March.
“Crush” Story Slam, $10, Sun., Feb. 1, 7pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]
Boeing, Boeing, 1960s-set farce, Fridays and Saturdays through February 15, 8pm, Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. $20. Info: footlight.org.
Chapter and Verse reading series, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com. Feb 13: Susan Nisenbaum Becker, Holly Guran, George Kalogeris.
Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mon., Feb. 23, 7 pm: “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri.
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+. Feb. 17, 3pm: crafternoon!, ages 6+. Tues., Feb. 17 & 24, 10:30am: Bilingual storytime.
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. 30, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time
Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Tuesdays: Preschool storytime, 10:30. Wednesdays: Baby lapsit, 10:30; kids club, 4pm. Sign up for “Taking Steps: Dance Workshop” for students in grades 4-8, Mondays, Feb. 23 through April 13, 4pm. Thursdays, 3pm: creative library drama.
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. Sign up: [email protected]
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]
Applications to perform at the JP Music Festival “Smell The Love” fundraiser, now open: bit.ly/STL2015.