Sights and Sounds, April 10, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., April 21 for the April 24 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


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

Greek music concert, featuring Revma, JP reads event, Fri., April 13, 6.30pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

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.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyles Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

Deborah Galiga and Friends in concert, Fri., April 24, First Church UU Parish Hall, 6 Eliot St. Info:

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: 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.

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


Art Inspired by Literature with Dey Hernandez, Sponsored by the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Art, Sat., April 11, 10am to 2pm. Register at JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.


Tommy, stage adaptation of The Who’s 1969 rock opera with classic rock music, presented by Footlight Club, runs Friday and Saturdays through April 11, $25, 7a Eliot St.


Author reading, local authors Christopher Irvin (“Burn Cards”) and Zachary Klein (“Ties That Blind”) will read from their new novels and discuss reading and writing crime fiction, Fri., April 10, 7pm, Papercuts J.P., 5 Green St. Info:

Chapter and Verse series, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. April 10: Alexia Ivy, Tam Lin Neville, Deborah Pfeiffer. May 15: Sandra Storey. Info:

Book discussion with Frida Berrigan, author of “It Runs in the Family: On Being Raised by Radicals and Growing into Rebellious Motherhood,” Thurs., April 23, 7pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Eros and Same-Sex Relationships in Ancient Greece, Classics professor Andew Lear explores the same-sex relationship of the hero Achilles and his companion Patroclus in Homer’s “The Illiad” and Madeline Miller’s “The Song of Achilles,” sponsored by JP Reads, Thurs., April 23, 6.30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4. Fri., April 10, 17, 10:30am: Baby Story Time, stories, songs and movements for ages up to 18 months old with caregiver. April 22, 3pm: Earth Day “crafternoon.”

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Tuesdays: Preschool storytime, 10:30, April 22: “Every Hero Has a Story”; Creative Library Drama, 4:00pm. Wednesdays: Baby lapsit, 10:30am; Kids Club, 4pm.

Second annual Fairy Home Building Workshop, co-hosted with FPC, Thurs., April 24, 10am-noon, Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park. Info:

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]

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.


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


Arnold Arboretum “Farmscape” Walk, walk paths not pavement, along natural features that are still here. Mon., April 13, 10:30am, meet at main Arborway gate. Info: 384.5209.

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:


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