Sights and Sounds, Oct. 13, 2017

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 24 for the Oct. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

         Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show Sat. Oct. 28 at 1:00pm. Registration and check-in will begin at 12noon on Oct. 28 at First Baptist Church (next to the Post Office). Entry Fee is $10.00 with proceeds to the City of Boston Animal Shelter. For more info, contact [email protected]

Arts, music, and culture

Eliot Street Soirée presents “Sanctuary”, raising funds for First

Church in Jamaica Plain’s Level 2 Sanctuary status in support of Bethel AME Church’s Level 1 sanctuary program. Sat. 10/21, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian-Universalist, 6 Eliot Street. Tickets $10 (in advance and at the door). Performing artists.

Jazz performer Patrice Monahan from Roslindale announces an exciting upcoming performance at Taylor House in Jamaica Plain on Fri. Oct. 20. Located at 50 Boroughs Street. An intimate performance with a delicious reception to follow. Musicians: Piano – Adam Tuch; Bass – Peter Tillotson; Violin – Sally Martin (guest musician) Reservations recommended . $15.00

JESUS Drinks FREE! 1950s-70s country, gospel, soul and RnB

@ the Jeanie Johnston pub. 144 South St. FREE, 21+. 9pm-1am. First Thursday of every month. The Jeanie Johnston is dedicating at least one night a month to classic country, gospel, and soul music. JP DJs Dan Shea and Sam P will be picking the licks n riffs from all over the map and from simpler times – the 50s through the 70s. Part drunken hoedown, part spiritual revival we welcome you to circle the wagons and let out your demons with a shot and a pint down at the local watering hole.

The Haven, HOOTENANNY – JP’s OPEN MIC EVERY WEDNESDAY, hosted by Tom Dowd. Sign up is 9.30pm and we have prizes every Wednesday for the most interesting acts. All times 9.30 – 12pm. THURSDAY IS JAZZ NIGHT,

All times 9.30 – 12pm.

         Midway Café, All shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Thursdays are Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays 6-8:30pm are Hippie Hour, free; Sundays 9pm-2am are open mic.

Jeanie Johnston Pub, 144 South St. Open Mic hosted by Tony Bluze, Sundays at 8pm. More events at

Bella Luna & The Milky Way, Off the Wall Mondays, every Monday from 6-8pm listen to DJ J-Wall and enjoy sliders and fries for $8. Stump trivia to follow at 8pm. Jazz Wednesdays, every week 6:30-9:30 live jazz. Cielo Lounge every 4th Friday, salsa & reggae dance party, $5 cover, 21+, live music starts before 10pm.

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.

SongBeat Circle, a song & drum circle hosted monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30p.m. in the Parish Hall at First Church in Jamaica Plain.  Facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, SongBeat provides the community surrounding JP a place to sing and drum together. Participants will hopefully gain a sense of connection with others, experience the healing of live music-making, and find some joy in their busy lives.  All ages welcome. Donation of $5 to $10 is encouraged.  No musical experience or talent required. Info: [email protected], 524-1634 or 775-7602.


         Parent & Child: Intro to Movement, 8-week dance course hosted by Caitlin Fisher of The Dance Co-Op, Sundays, 10:30 -11:30 a.m. at 45 Danforth St. Dates: 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10. Parent and child (ages 3-4) will be introduced to dance and will learn how to express themselves through movement. Class will include a mixture of Ballet barre, Modern basics, improvisation and free play. Parents will be encouraged to dance alongside their child, however there will be designated times when the child will be asked to dance independently. Course will conclude with a mini performance by parent and child. For more info or to register, email Caitlin at [email protected]

         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:


         Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program, accepting applications for the 2017 Little League Baseball Season. For boys & girls ages 5-18 years old. Info: Contact Alfredo Liriano at 828-9524 or [email protected]

         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.

Egleston Square Branch library


Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St., 522-1960,


Enjoy readings from an eclectic mixture of published, emerging, and

aspiring writers, in honor of Blanca Burgos.

Monday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Decorate your own fall or Halloween-themed salt dough ornament.  For all ages. Monday, October 23, 6 p.m.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Join us for face painting, crafts, & a trick-or-treat parade around Hyde Square. Tuesday, October 31, 3:30 p.m.

BILINGUAL STORY TIME / HORA DEL CUENTO BILINGÜE, Join us for stories and songs in English & Spanish. For children 2-4, with an adult.

Acompáñanos para cuentos y canciones en inglés y español. Para

niños/as de 2-4, con un adulto. Tuesdays, October 17 & 24, 10:30 a.m. / Martes, 17, & 24 de octubre, 10:30 a.m.

BABY STORY TIME Stories & songs for babies up to 18 months old. Fridays, October 13, 20, & 27, 10:30 a.m.

CHILDREN’S FILMS Short, fun films for preschoolers. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

HOMEWORK HELP Boston Public School teacher:  Mondays, 4 – 6 p.m. High school mentors for grades K – 8:  Mondays – Thursdays, 3:30 –

5:30 p.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS _Moonglow_ by Michael Chabon.

Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUPS, Thurs. Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays October 19 & 26 at 3 p.m.



John McDonough and Rep. Liz Malia: Health, Humanity and Environment, Tues. Oct. 17 7pm-9pm. First Chuch JP| 6 Eliot Street 

Co-hosted with Addams Richards Tubman Institute. We welcome back former Jamaica Plain State Representative John McDonough, the champion of the Massachusetts health care system, which served as a national model for the Affordable Care Act. John and current State Representative Liz Malia will reflect on two decades of working to expand quality health care coverage. They will be joined by Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley and other special guests. For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]. This program is free and open to all.

It’s All About Time: Garden of Memories, Since 1848, Forest Hills Cemetery has been a landscape of remembrance. Here is the final resting place of heroes, original thinkers, and many icons of Greater Boston. Join us for a celebration of their lives and the lesser known stories of these admirable women and men. Discussion topics to include: art, poetry, allegorical figures,

traditional funerary symbols, changing landscapes, and some historic and contemporary residents of Forest Hills such as master clock maker Simon Willard and artist and community leader Elma Lewis. Forest Hills Cemetery – Forsyth Chapel 95 Forest Hills Avenue. $10 for advance tickets, $12 at the door.

         Weird and Worrisome Tour, Weds. Oct. 25, 6-7 PM. Meet at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. All neighborhoods have secrets but some are stranger than others. Just in time for Halloween, we will explore Jamaica Plain in Boston. Participants will stop at sites of anarchist robberies, stuffed elephants, and a nervine asylum and hear tales of trainwrecks and things that lurk beneath the surface of Jamaica Pond. The tour is hosted in collaboration with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. $10 registration fee per person. (No Charge for MHS, ENC, and JPHS Members)

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

         Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 524-3313.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected]


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]

         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]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *