Sights and Sounds, Feb. 26, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Mar. 8 for the Mar. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Franklin Park February Winter Fun Days, sledding and games, Saturdays 10am-12pm, Feb. 27. William J. Devine Golf Clubhouse, 1 Circuit Drive, Dorchester. Info: Sophie, 442-4141.

JP Time Exchange Birthday Party and Stuff Swap, Bring what you can, take what you need, free cake and t-shirts, Sat. Feb. 27, 3-6pm, Urbano, 29 Germania St. RSVP on facebook.

Laughing Liberally Boston, a monthly progressive political comedy show, Sat. Mar. 12, 8pm, $8, The Riot Theater, 146a South St. Info: Matthew Filipowicz: 773-678-0478, [email protected]

Super Tuesday, Elections return party, gather to watch the returns come in from various caucuses and primaries. Hosted by JP progressives, Tues. Mar. 1, 8pm-after the polls have closed. JJ Foley’s Fireside Tavern, 30 Hyde Park Ave. RSVP: [email protected]

Music

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 9pm-2am, Open Mic.

Applications available for Ladies Rock Camp, intensive 3-day weekend camp run by Girls Rock Boston, camp is to provide opportunity for women 21+ to form bands, applications can be found at www.girlsrockboston.org.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyle’s 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 Jubilee, the local senior chorus, resumed classes on Feb. 19 at 10:30am. Info: 983-3638.

Earth Day Celebration, Oen Kennedy, Dean Stevens, and Friends in concert, Fri. Apr. 22, 7:30pm, $15, $20 at door, Eliot Street Soiree, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St., Info: [email protected]

Oen Kennedy, Dean Stevens, and Friends in concert, our own earth day celebration, Fri. Apr. 22, 7:30pm, $15, $20 at door. Eliot St. Soiree, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St. Info: 942-0716.

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/literary

         Interactive Japan Event, a hands-on cultural event: help display Hina dolls, make matcha green tea and learn some obento lunch box tips. Free, Sun. Feb. 28, 2-4pm. Info: [email protected]

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

Camera Obscura, photography exhibition at Uforge Gallery, Until Feb. 28. 767 Centre St. uforgegallery.com.

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri. Mar. 11, 7:30pm, Preston Hood, Nina Maclaughlin, $5 suggested donation, free refreshments, Info: 325-8388.

The Madwoman Upstairs Book Signing, author Catherine Lowell will sign and discuss her new book at UFORGE Gallery, hosted by Papercuts, J.P., Mon. Mar. 7, 767 Centre St., 7pm.

And Still We Rise, a dynamic theater performance featuring former prisoners and their loved ones. Sun. Mar. 20, 1-2:30pm, First Church UU JP, 6 Eliot St, $12. Info: [email protected]

This Changes Everything, film screening, refreshments, discussion, Sun. Apr. 3, 4:30 refreshments, 5:30 screening, First Church UU JP, 6 Eliot St. Reserve tickets at Eventbrite.com.

Youth/Families

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

Connolly Branch Library. Homework Help with Boston Public School teacher, Mondays 4-6pm, Homework help with high school mentor grades K-8, Mondays-Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm; Children’s films, Wednesdays, 10:30am. Bilingual Story time for babies up to 18 months, Fridays at 10:30am. Book discussion for adults, The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout, Mon. Feb. 29, 7pm. All at 433 Centre St. Info: www.bpl.org.

         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. Wearable Art, Saturdays Feb. 13 & 27, learn how to make friendship bracelets, duct tape jewelry, etc. Ages 7-12;

         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.

BalletRox dance classes at Spontaneous Celebration for students grades K-12. Saturdays, 8am-12noon, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-7pm. Affordable, on a sliding fee scale. Ballet, tap, hip hop, street jazz, modern fusion. Info: www.balletrox.info; 224-7386.

Classes

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

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

Meet-Ups

Support For Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyles, 2nd and 4th Fridays at Spontaneous Celebrations 6:30-8, see movies, enjoy potlucks, discuss scientific research, swap recipes and discuss challenges. Info: [email protected]

         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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