Sights and Sounds, March 27, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 7 for the April 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Music

Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society fundraising concert, $10 donation, to benefit JP Branch Library, Sat., April 11, 7pm, JP BPL, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: friendsjplibrary.org/events.

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. Fri., March 27, 8:30pm, $10: Township.

Greek music concert, featuring Revma, all ages, Mon., April 13, 6.30pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: jpconcerts.org. 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. April 12: Nick Cutroneo. May 3: The Devine – Nix Duo. May 17: Libella 20th anniversary concert.

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, April 10-12. Info: girlsrockboston.org.

Girls Rock Camp Boston, applications open, July 20-25, August 10-15. Info: girlsrockboston.org.

Dance

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.

Art

Caleb Larsen’s “A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter,” through April 5, Boston Cyberarts, 9 Myrtle St. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Paintings by Chris Mok, through March.

Jameson & Thompson 30th anniversary celebration & art show, Sat., March 28, 7-10pm, 15 Greenview Ave. info: jamesonandthomson.com.

Film

Haitian Films in Perspective, a film screening follow by a discussion about Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, Tues., April 7, 7-9pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.

Literary

“Recall,” poetry reading in honor of Women’s History Month, by Sandra Storey, Sun., March 29, 3-5pm, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

Chapter and Verse series, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. April 10: Alexia Ivy, Tam Lin Neville, Deborah Pfeiffer. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com.

JP Reads Free Flash Fiction Workshop, for teens & adults, March 28, 10am-noon, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:  524-2053.

JP Reads Flash Fiction Writing Contests, prizes for Teens & Adults, plus publication in the Gazette. Deadline for 500 word entries: April 6. Info: jpreads.org.

JP Reads Book Discussion of “The Song of Achilles” by Madeline Miller. Thurs., April 2, 6:30pm. JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:  524-2053.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4. Fri., March 27, April 3, 10, 17, 10:30am: Baby Story Time, stories, songs and movements for ages up to 18 months old with caregiver.

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; Creative Library Drama, 4:00pm. Wednesdays: Baby lapsit, 10:30; Kids Club, 4:00pm.

Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

Families Creating Together workshop, “The Power of our Stories: Sign Language Interpretation, Movement & Visual Arts,” March 25, April 1, 6-7:30pm, Jamaica Plain Head Start, 315 Centre St. Info: familiescreatingtogether.org.

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.

Fundraisers

Farnsworth House used book sale, Fri., April 24 noon-4pm, April 25 10am-2pm, 90 South St. Info: [email protected]

Meet-Ups

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, 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]

For artists

JP Music Festival, applications to perform at the “Smell The Love” fundraiser, now open: bit.ly/STL2015.

 

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