Sights and Sounds, June 10, 2016

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

Special events

JP Garden Party, hosted by Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club at the Loring Greenough House, Sun. June 12, 1-4pm, live music, lawn games, old time photo studio. Tix and info:

Boston Pride JP Block Party, Sun. June 12, 2-8pm, all ages. Vendors, food, cash bar. Perkins Ave between South Huntington and Centre St.

Stoneybrook Neighborhood Association Social Patio Party, Sat. June 25, 3-7pm, 12 Stedman St. Home of Ruth, Scott, and Josh. Bring something edible or drinkable to share. All are welcome.

Summer Craftacular, craft beer tasting and gourmet pizza buffet, $20, music by Dj J-Wall, 21+ Weds. June 15, 7-9pm. Bella Luna/Milky Way.

Annual Minton Stable Community Garden Summer Potluck BBQ, Sat. June 18, 4pm-sunset.

West Roxbury Rox, Fri. June 17, 6:30pm at Irish Social Club, 119 Park St. in West Roxbury. Tickets on sale now, $40.

Father’s Day Walk, evening ranger-led tour at Franklin Park, Sun. June 19. 2 hour tour, free, 6-8pm. Meet at Shattuck Picnic Grove (“Resting Place”). Info: [email protected]

Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series, Theater performances on Tuesdays, Family zumba on Wednesdays, Concerts on the Plaza on Thursdays, Movies on the Lawn on Fridays. All events at Blessed Sacrament Church Lawn + plaza, 361 Centre St. June 21-Aug. 12.

Moving Yard Sale, Sat. June 11, 9am-1pm. 35 Zamora St. Items to be sold: 2 IKEA Computer tables, Mosquito Trap-Electric, Wrought Iron fireplace, Tools, Bookshelf-Small, Chair-IKEA, 3 Kitchen/Dining Tales, 5 table chairs, 2 air conditioners, night table, brand new Kayak Rack, Brand new Ski Rack, Queen Aero bed, Six Drawer Dresser, Child’s desk, Double and Single Kayak, life jackets/paddles, Cabinet.

Youth Community Development Center Groundbreaking Ceremony, Hyde Square Task Force, Thurs. June 23, 5pm, 361 Centre St. Free Latin music concert begins at 6pm.


         Inksuit, a composition by John Luther Adams, directed by Maria Finkelmeier and Amy Garapic, Sun. June 12, 3-4:30, rain or shine, Bussey St. Gate, Arnold Arboretum. Donation-based.

         In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey, a myth and music performance in the groves of the Arnold Arboretum, June 17 & 18th, 6:30pm. Featuring master storyteller Diane Edgecomb with Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain. Info: 384-5277, [email protected]

         Hobo Chili in Concert, The ska/reggae/funk/rock band will perform!  Monday, June 20th, 6:30 p.m. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St, 617-522-1960,

         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; Irish Sessions, every Sunday live traditional Irish music while you enjoy dinner, every Sunday in April in May.

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.


         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:

Bomba Dance Lessons, Hyde Sq. Task Force, 209 Green St., Saturdays June 11, 18, 25, from 2-5pm. Mon. June 27, rehearsal at Mozard Park 6-8pm.

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:; 224-7386.

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm is back! Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Franklin Park, Refectory hill across from Golf Clubhouse. Info:


Myra Love, local author, reads from My Life As A Poet: Minerva’s Story at BPL’s Connolly Branch Library, Mon. June 13 at 6:30. All are welcome. Info: [email protected]

Pastors for Peace Caravan Fundraiser, feat. Manolo De Los Santos, divinity student in Cuba and staff member of IFCO. Premiering “The Power of the Weak,” a documentary related to Cuban society. Thurs. June 23, 7-9pm. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

Mark Beauregard, author of The Whale, Rachel Richardson, poet behind Hundred Year Wave, and Midge Raymon, author of My Last Continent, discuss writing love, exploration, and the sea at Papercuts. June 21, 7pm. 5 Green St.

The Sisters Rosensweig, a play by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Frank Moffett, June 3-18 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. The Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. Tickets:

Me, Myself, and I by Deborah Liljegren at Uforge Gallery, on view to July 3. Reception June 4 from 5:30-7:30pm. 767 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

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


         The Eliot School, summer program for children ages 6-14, one week at a time, June 13-July 29. We still have some space open in Lego, Art, Comics, Animation and other sessions. Details:; ELIOT SCHOOL 340th BIRTHDAY YARD PARTY for all ages, Fri. July 29, 6-8pm, food, ice cream, live music by The Mytical Misfits, and fun birthday activities for all. Co-sponsored by FoMu Ice Cream and JP Porchfest.

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

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. 433 Centre St. 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.

         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.


         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.


        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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