Sights and Sounds, May 8, 2015

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Special  Interest

Rhythm of the Latin Quarter, celebrate ArtWeek with Hyde Square Task Force, Sat., May 9, noon, Blessed Sacrament Church, 361 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

Party in the Park luncheon, to benefit the Justine Mee Liff Fund for the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Wed., May 13, 11am, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/party-in-the-park.

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival, bring a kite or buy one in the park, free bike rentals for all ages, food trucks, vendors, Sat., May 16 (rain date May 17), 11am-4pm, Circuit Drive & Glen Lane. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

7th annual Spring Roll, bike decorating and ride, Sun., May 17, 10am decorating, 11am ride, meet at South and Carolina streets. Info: jpbikes.org.

28th Annual Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, Sun., June 7 (rain date June 21), rides leave in morning; festival goes noon-5:30pm, Southwest Corridor Park at Stony Brook T Station, 100 Boylston St. Volunteers needed. Info: [email protected]

Neighborhood 5K run, Sat., June 6, 9 am, Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, 361 Centre St. Info: 524-8303 x331.

Tour de Hives, a bicycle tour of JP apiaries/beehives, ends at Loring-Greenough House with lunch, Sun., June 7, 9am. Tickets/info: bostonbeekeepers.org.

2nd Annual Women’s Bike Ride & Festival, 10-, 30- & 50-mile rides, with food by Jody Adams, Joanne Chang & more, Sat., July 18, 150 Jamaicaway. Info: bostonbikes.org/programs/women/festival.

Music

Revels’ Spring Pub Sing, Wed., May 20, 6-9pm, Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. $15. Info: revels.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. May 8, $10: Allix Mortis presents WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3. May 9, $10: JoeFest III: A Memorial to Joe Coughlin. May 10, $5: Fast Times. May 11, $10: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’. May 12, $5: The Devil Twins. May 13, $7: Catalion, Boys Room, The Sound Down Cellar, Jessica Labus. May 14: Kara Crockett. May 15, $10: JP Music Festival 5th Annual Smell The (Springtime) Fundraiser. May 16, $10: Gunpowder Gelatine. May 17, $5: The Golden Novak BandMay 18: Iron Wolf Press One Year Anniversary Bash! May 19, $5: Tony Savarino & The Savtones, May 20, $5: Ben Levin. May 21: Diana Karthas. May 22, $10: The Nickel & Dime Band, The Gobshites, The Gameres, The Generous Poor.

“Roam” Family Concert, by SingPositive intergenerational chorus, Sun., May 17, 4pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center, 45 Brookside Ave. $5-$10. Info: singpositive.org.

Missed Connections: From Tender to Tinder Party, performance by Opera on Tap, Wed., May 27, 9-11pm, Milky Way, 284 Amory St. Info: operaontap.org/boston.

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

Greenough House Parlor Concert series, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., 524-3158. May 17: Libella 20th anniversary concert.

JP Jubilee presents Heart & Soul, senior singers, Sat. May 9, 12:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

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: 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.

Square Dance, all ages, beginners welcome, live old-time music and callers, second Sunday each month, 7:30-10pm, $7-10 sliding scale, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: [email protected]@gmail.com/205-789-7907 and facebook.com/SecondSundaySquareDance.

Art

Work by Urbano’s staff & teaching artists, closing reception, Fri., May 15, 6pm, 29 Germania St. Info: urbanoproject.org.

Rob Stull: Connection 2, exhibition of comics & graphic art by Eliot School faculty member, through May 31. Artist’s Talk May 21, 7pm. Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: eliotschool.org.

Collisions: Stealing from the Real, 10-artist show on the transformative power of play and technology’s place within this act, May 22 – June 28, opening reception Fri., May 22, 6-8pm, Boston Cyberart Gallery, 141 Green St. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

Literary

Chapter and Verse series, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. May 15: Sandra Storey, Kenneth Lee, Mark Pawlak. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com.

Papercuts JP, 5 Green St., facebook.com/papercutsjp. Memoirist Abigail Thomas, in conversation with her daughter & JP resident Jennifer Waddell, on Thomas’s newest book, “What Comes Next and How to Like It,” Sun.,  May 10, 4pm; Jabari Asim, reading from debut novel “Only the Strong,” May 15, 7pm.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Fridays, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time. 2-4:30pm, through June 19: familiy arts & crafts. Wed., May 13, 6pm: family book club, “Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions. Thursdays, 10am, through June 4, 21: Thursday tech training.  Wed., May 20, 6-7pm: resume workshop.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Tuesdays: Preschool storytime, 10:30; Creative Library Drama, 4pm. Wednesdays: Babies and Books, 10:30; Kids Club, 4pm.

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.

Fundraisers

Spring Art Benefit & Silent Auction, $25, Sat., May 9, 6:30pm, UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: springbenefit2015.eventbrite.com.

Boston Walk from Obesity, fundraising event for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Sat., June 13, registration 7:30pm, walk 9am, Faulkner Hospital and the Arnold Arboretum. Info: walkfromobesity.donordrive.com/event/boston2015.

Tours/Walks

JPHS Walking Tours, 90 minutes, Sat., May 9, 11am: Monument Square, meet at Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Sat., May 16, 11am: SUmner Hill, meet at Loring Greenough House. Sun., May 17, 10am: preserving JP’s history, meet at Green Street T station. Info: jphs.org.

 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.

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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