Sights & Sounds

The deadline for listings is noon, December 17  for the December 20 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

The annual Holiday Trolley Tour and Tree Lighting at the Soldier’s Monument will start at 2:00pm on Saturday, December 7.

Book Talk: Moxie This book chronicles Moxie’s rich history. Moxie’s World Headquarters (Moxieland) was  located in Jamaica Plain (at 79 Heath Street) from 1928 to 1953.  Sunday, December 8, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Farnsworth House, 90 South Street.  Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

JP Toastmasters meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. The meeting will feature free food and drinks, introductions, and opportunities to practice speaking. As always, meetings are free for guests. JP Toastmasters is known for providing a warm, welcoming environment where members help each other improve their public speaking and leadership skills

ELLIOT SCHOOL will have the following events:

Holiday Ornament-Making, family fun, all ages welcome. December 15, 10am-12:30pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St.

Arts, Music, & Culture

BalletRox class registration is now open: https://balletrox.info/dance-with-us/register. Classes for kids, ages 4 to 18, at Spontaneous Celebrations. [email protected] for more information.

JESUS DRINKS FREE! 1950s-70s country, gospel, soul and RnB spun by 2 atheists (and guests) @Jeanie Johnston 9pm-Close FREE

SOUL music & COUNTRY music. Foundational sounds of the American experience spun  monthly with love, admiration, and a deep want to create fun. Throw in a non-believer’s true lust for spinning GOSPEL music and you have JESUS DRINKS FREE. The music comes from the 1950s thru the 1970s. We’re @ The Jeanie Johnston Pub every first Thursday night of every month. Good times in Jamaica Plain.”   

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.

Midway Café, All shows 21+ – Doors at 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted

EVERY THURSDAY 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM: QUEERAOKE (Drink – Sing – Dance – Repeat!) 

Boston’s very best lesbian night (but everyone is welcome and all are invited!)

EVERY FRIDAY 6:00 – 8:30 PM (FREE!): HIPPIE HOUR with Mystical Misfits and Uncle Johnny’s Band (alternating weeks) and their friends playing the music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and more!

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM (FREE!): OPEN MIC AT THE MIDWAY Hosted by Angela Sawyer and Gabe Stoddard. Come one, come all! More info: http://midwayorthehighway.com/

December 2019:

Friday 12/6 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Daniel Miller and the High Life, Christa Joy and the Honeybees, Bill Dwyer Band

Saturday 12/7 (Night Show) $8.00: T And The Wrecks, TIP

Saturday 12/7 (Day Show) 3pm ($8.00): 3rd Annual Tunes for Tots Benefit with Loser’s Circle, The Bad Reminders, C.O.B., C.E. Skidmore

Sunday 12/8 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): The Bind, DnA’s Evolution, Rivers & Plains, Medical Maps

Monday 12/9 ($10.00): Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’

Tuesday 12/10 ($5.00): Still, Freaking, Chelsey Meyer & The Attic, Rogozo, Koogler

Wednesday 12/11 ($5.00): Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests Hilken Mancini & Friends

Thursday 12/12 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

Friday 12/13 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($10.00): Stop Calling Me Frank, The Dirty Truckers, Ex-Avenue, The Grommets

Saturday 12/14 (Night Show) $10.00: Unnamed Colors, They Got Frank, Trailer Swift, Connor Storms & his Boys

Saturday 12/14 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): Baabes, The Chelsea Curve, The Hi-End, The Stigmatics

Sunday 12/15 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Thrash N Bang’s 8th Annual Punk Pizza Party! with Neighborhood Shit, Fast Times, The Ratz, The Hangovers, Disco Rice

Monday 12/16 ($5.00): Minx, The Modern Voice, Tony Savarino & The Savtones

Tuesday 12/17 ($5.00): Johnny Moon and The Rockets, Vague Perception, VAT, Any Way Forward

Wednesday 12/18 ($5.00): AdapterAdapter, Gasoline Virgins, Glowbox, Mike Morrissey

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

Bella Luna & The Milky Way  Weekly events include: Radio Mamba’s Family Rumba, every Sunday 5pm-8pm, live Latin music.  Every Monday Stump Trivia from 8 – 10 p.m., Teacher Tuesdays and Dirty Water Saloon line dancing for queer folks and allies at 7PM.  Every Wednesday live music from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.  Throwback Thursday from 6-8pm with rotating DJ’s barside.  Visit www.milkywayjp.com for more late night events Thu-Sun.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, second and fourth 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.

Dance and Comedy 

Dance JP Revival! Free your mind, body, and soul, and lift your spirits with high-energy, feel-good, socially conscious music from around the world! All ages. Wheelchair accessible. Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $5-$15 (No one turned away for lack of funds). More info: https://tinyurl.com/DanceJPRevival, [email protected]

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.

Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave.

Free Drop-In Homework Help

Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

The library provides free, drop-in afterschool homework help for students in grades K-8 throughout the school year. Spanish assistance is available Mondays and Thursdays. Help is provided by trained, high-achieving high school students. This program is available at locations across Boston on days that Boston Public Schools are in session. The full list of locations is online at www.bpl.org/homework.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053 will be hosting the following events:

Dawnland Film Showing. Thursday, December 12 at 6pm.  Learn about the first government-sanctioned Truth and Reconciliation commission in the United States in Maine, focused on the Wabanaki Indians.

Fixit Clinic.  Saturday, December 14 , from 9:30 to 1:30. Repeats in March.

Local Voices Network (LVN) Facilitators Training. Saturday, December 14, at 2 pm.  Call Laura at the JP Branch to learn move about Local Voices Network.  We will also host an LVN climate discussion in January.

ESL Conversation Group. Every Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m. 

Spanish Conversation Group. Every Saturday, 11:30-12:30. Sponsored by Roslindale Branch.

STEM Workshops for Kids in 4th-8th grade.  Every Saturday through Dec. 7, 10-11:30 a.m. (will restart again next year!)

Saturday Family Storytimes. Saturday, 12/21, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Booksale!  Saturday, December 7.  The Friends of the JP Branch Library will hold a booksale to support the programs and services of the JP Branch Library.

Dawnland Film Showing. Thursday, December 12 at 6pm.  Learn about the first government-sanctioned Truth and Reconciliation commission in the United States in Maine, focused on the Wabanaki Indians.

Fixit Clinic.  Saturday, December 14 in the morning.

Salary Negotiation Workshop. Thursday, 12/19, at 5:30.  Please call the JP Branch to sign up 617-524-2503.

Community Gaming. Saturday 12/21, at 12 noon

Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St., 522-1960, www.bpl.org.

Stonybrook Fine Arts, Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshop and teen & adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making, ongoing, 24 Porter St. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: eliotschool.org 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]

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]

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]

Networking Group, local chapter of BNI, meets on Wednesdays at the Farnsworth House at 7am. Consists of 30 members of different professions. Through development and trust and relationships amongst the members, objective is to promote each other’s businesses. Members may live outside of JP, but common tie is either living in or servicing the JP area. Info: President of chapter Katelyn Atwater, info: 431-0929

Not beyond this point

The Midway Café

3496 Washington Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-9038

http://www.midwaycafe.com

All shows 21+ – Doors at 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted

EVERY THURSDAY 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM: QUEERAOKE (Drink – Sing – Dance – Repeat!) 
Boston’s very best lesbian night (but everyone is welcome and all are invited!)

EVERY FRIDAY 6:00 – 8:30 PM (FREE!): HIPPIE HOUR with Mystical Misfits and Uncle Johnny’s Band (alternating weeks) and their friends playing the music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and more!

EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM (FREE!): OPEN MIC AT THE MIDWAY Hosted by Angela Sawyer and Gabe Stoddard. Come one, come all! More info: http://midwayorthehighway.com/

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ALSO COMING TO THE MIDWAY IN OCTOBER AND BEYOND: 

AS OF 9/3/2019

Unless otherwise noted, The Midway opens at 4:00pm daily

Band listings may be subject to change without notice. For the most current and up to date show listings please consult http://www.midwaycafe.com

General Manager: Jay Balerna [email protected]

Booking/press inquiries: Nick Blakey [email protected]

Webmaster/Social media manager: Amanda Nichols [email protected]

Please let us know you received this.

Saturday 12/7 (Night Show): T And The Wrecks, TIP

Sunday 12/8 (Day Show): The Bind, DnA’s Evolution, Rivers & Plains, Medical Maps

Monday 12/9: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’

Tuesday 12/10: Still, Freaking, Chelsey Meyer & The Attic, Rogozo, Koogler

Wednesday 12/11: Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests Hilken Mancini & Friends

Thursday 12/12 (before Queeraoke): Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

Saturday 12/14 (Day Show): Baabes, The Von Traps, The Hi-End, The Stigmatics

Sunday 12/15 (Day Show): Thrash N Bang’s 8th Annual Punk Pizza Party!

Monday 12/16: Minx, The Modern Voice, Tony Savarino & The Savtones

Thursday 12/19 (before Queeraoke): Kailey Prior

Saturday 12/21 (Night Show): A Rum Bar Holiday Spectacular with Jay Allen & The Archcriminals, A Bunch of Jerks, Hambone Skinny, The Black Souls

Saturday 12/21 (Day Show): The Montgomery’s, The Thirsty Pirates, The Thigh Scrapers, M.O.T.O.

Tuesday 12/24 – Wednesday 12/25: The Midway will be closed for the holiday

Thursday 12/26 (before Queeraoke): Elle Brigida

Saturday 12/28 (Day Show): Atomic Bastards, Silence The Voices, Machine Gun Mayhem, A King’s Descendant

Sunday 12/29 (Day Show): Cook Bag, Louzy, DownBoy!, Circus Battalion

Friday 1/10 (after Hippie Hour): Sunshine Riot, Tsunamibots, If We Go At All, The Only Things

Sunday 1/12 (Day Show): Martin / Morrel / Fredette, Lower Falls, Twice- A-Day Ray, Members Lonely

Friday 1/17 (after Hippie Hour): Killian Whall

Saturday 1/18 (Day Show): TRiPLE THiCK, CRUNCHTIME, 1.4.5, Butterscott

Sunday 1/19 (Day Show): Feed the Beast, Devils Nite Out, Reaver, DJHiYella

Friday 1/24 (after Hippie Hour): The Young Americans (A Tribute to David Bowie) with special guests Gene Dante & The Future Starlets

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UPDATED AS OF 10/31/2019

Unless otherwise noted, The Midway opens at 4:00pm daily

Band listings may be subject to change without notice. For the most current and up to date show listings please consult http://www.midwaycafe.com

General Manager: Jay Balerna [email protected]

Booking/press inquiries: Nick Blakey [email protected]

Webmaster/Social media manager: Amanda Nichols [email protected]

Please let us know you received this.

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Midway Cafe

3496 Washington Street  

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-9038

http://www.midwaycafe.com

http://www.facebook.com/themidway

https://www.instagram.com/themidwaycafejp/

Band listings may be subject to change without notice. For the most current and up to date show listings please consult http://www.midwaycafe.com

General Manager: Jay Balerna [email protected]

Booking/press inquiries: Nick Blakey [email protected]

Webmaster/Social media manager: Amanda Nichols [email protected]

Please let us know you received this.

— 

Midway Cafe

3496 Washington Street  

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-9038

http://www.midwaycafe.com

http://www.facebook.com/themidway

https://www.instagram.com/themidwaycafejp/

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