Sights and Sounds, Oct. 23, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 20 for the Oct. 23 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Story Club Boston, Boston comedians/storytellers Gary Peterson and Rob Crean, Dylan Krasinski and Alex Gettlin will perform as duo storytelling groups, Mon. Oct. 26, 6:30pm, Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St. Suggested donation $5.

Halloween Festival hosted by the Hyde Square Task Force, Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, 361 Centre St. Games and treats: 4:30pm-7pm.

Run Wild at Franklin Park Zoo, 3rd Annual 5k at Franklin Park Zoo, Oct. 31, Number pickup begins at 12pm, race begins at 3pm, post-race party until 6pm. Enter via the Giraffe Entrance on Pierpont Rd. Info:

Laughing Liberally Boston, monthly progressive comedy show, second Saturday of every month beginning Sat. Nov. 14th, 8pm, $8, Riot Theater, 146a South Street. Info: Matthew Filipowicz, 773-678-0478, [email protected].

Third Annual Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day, Thurs. Nov. 26, 9am, $25 in advance, $10 for 15 & under, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Volunteers needed.

Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast, hosted by the Hyde Square Task Force, Tues. Dec. 1, 7:30am, WilmerHale, 60 State St., Boston. Contact Emma: 318-6636 or [email protected].


Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Wednesdays: Coffeehouse Wednesdays, acoustic acts, 6-8:15pm, free; Thursdays: Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Hippie Hour, free; Sundays starting Nov. 1: Open Mic.

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

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.

JP Concerts featuring Strings Theory Trio, Sat. Oct. 24, 2pm, $10, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: 524-2999.


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:


Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Readings by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Andrea Cohen, and Scott Withiam. $5 or whatever you can afford. Fri. Nov. 13, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info:, [email protected], 325-8388.

Tidal Life, works by JP resident Jenine Shereos, ongoing, The Haven, 2 Perkins St. Info: 524-2836/


BNBL Pee-Wee Basketball, boys and girls ages 6-10, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Franklin Park. Info:

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.

Franklin Park Halloween Night Hike, Fri. Oct. 30, 7-8:30pm. Wear walking shoes, costumes recommended. Info: 442-4141.

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.

Halloween Party & Neighborhood Stroll, Fri. Oct. 30, Connolly Branch Library; 3:30pm fun activities & treats for kids; 4:15 stroll around Hyde Square to local businesses.


Stonybrook Fine Arts, adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making ongoing, 24 Porter St. Info:

Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon. Info: 983-3638.


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, 2:30pm.

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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