Happenings, 6/24

The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, July 5 for the July 8 issue. Send arts and entertainment listings to [email protected] Listings with no end date will be run for 3 months, space permitting. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

JP Regan Youth League Picnic, celebrate the end of another successful youth baseball and softball season. Sat., June 25, 11am-1pm, Daisy Field (corner of Jamaicaway and Bynner). Info: 983-1563/[email protected]

Bikes Not Bombs 24th annual Bike-A-Thon & Green Roots festival, choose from a 15-, 25- or 65- mile ride to raise funds for BNB’s programs. Festival features live music, food, family activities & environmental & social justice organizations. Sun., June 26 (re-scheduled due to weather), festival noon-5:30 pm, Southwest Corridor Park across from Stony Brook T stop. Info/register for ride: bikesnotbombs.org.

JP Brewery BBQ, to support the Boston Public Market Assc., pig, beer, ice cream, fun. Sun., June 26, 4-8pm. $20, kids under 21 $5. At the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St.  Info: 721-3987.

“Ring of Fire,” a tribute to Johnny Cash, to include a Bar-B-Q, bourbon-inspired cocktails and live Johnny Cash covers. 21+. Tues. June 28, Milky Way Lounge & Bella Luna at the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info: milkywayjp.com.

JP Shopping Spree, highlighting JP’s bodegas & markets, with a raffle, samples, cooking demonstrations. July 6-10. Info: buylocaljp.com.

First Thursday art openings, 35 art openings on Centre/South streets. July 7, August 4, September 1, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.


Shrek 3 & 4 double feature, open air viewing. Sat., July 23, 8pm. Nira Rock, 18 Nira Ave. Info: NiraRock.org.

“Fly Away Home” at the Jamaica Pond Sugarbowl, Sun. July 24, 7pm, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/movies-in-the-park.

“Toy Story 3” movie night, Sun. Aug. 7, 7pm, Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/movies-in-the-park.


Wenham Street Brass, performing a full concert, featuring brass instruments, as well as piano and cello in music by Wilder, Gliére, Bozza, Honegger, Queen, and more.  Fri. June 24, 7:30pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: wenhamstreetbrass.com.

Spring Concert and Raffle featuring St. Mary of the Angels Spanish Choir with Miss Massachusetts 2011 as Mistress of Ceremonies. Sat., June 25, 7pm, 377 Walnut Ave. $7, children 12 and under free. Info: 445-1524/[email protected]

J.P. Family Chorus and String Band, a chance to make real, quality music from many different genres with other JP musicians of all ages. Wed., June 29, 6:30pm,  First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.

Tito Puente Latin Music Series, with Grupo Fantasía, hosted by Hyde Square Task Force. Thurs. June 30, 7-9pm, Mozart Park. Info: 927-1707.

Live Music at Bella Luna: June 23, Zili Misik. June 28, Gilded Splinters. June 29, Out of the Woodwork Acoustic Night feat. Reeling Kites, Heather Foxwell, Justin Emile, Anne Warnock, Lauren DeRose. Milky Way Lounge & Bella Luna at the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info: milkywayjp.com.

Summer Sundays in the Park, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond, 6pm: June 26, Boston Symphony Orchestra Ensemble. July 3: Berklee College of Music Ensemble. July 31: Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park, 6pm: August 14: Boston Pops Ensemble. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/movies-in-the-park.

Laszlo Gardony celebrates the release of his new Sunnyside CD “Signature Time.” Thurs. July 7, 8pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church, $10. Info: lgjazz.com.

Destroy Nate Allen, Sun. July 17, 6pm, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St.

Music at Taylor House: Sun. June 26, 7pm: Michael Toth, piano. Fri., July 15, 7:30pm: April Hall. Sun., July 24, 7pm: Milton Gurin, piano. Sun., Aug. 7, 7pm (outdoor concert): The Triton Brass Quintet. 50 Burroughs St. Info: 983-9334.

Open Mic Mondays, at the Hallway Gallery 8pm, 66a South St. Info: www.thehallwayjp.com.

Jazz and jamming at Temple Sound and Stage, 670 Centre St., Sundays, 8pm.


Book discussion for adults, “The Wordy Shipmates” by Sarah Vowell. Mon. June 27, 7pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


Artwork created by Boston area youth, including JP’s Peace Drum Project, through June 27,  African American Master Artist in Residence Program studios, 76 Atherton St. Info: 323-3329.

Matt Sesow solo exhibit, through Thurs. June 30. JP Art Market, 36 South St. Info: jpartmarket.com.

Student Photos at Uforge Gallery, from the Eliot School’s School Partnership Program at the Henderson K-8 School. Through June 30, Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: eliotschool.org.

Pictures by adults with developmental disabilities from Outside the Lines Studio, on view through June 30. McCormack & Scanlan Real Estate, 68 South St. Info: 821-1102.

Life After Urbano, a celebration of the alumni of the Urbano Project’s Teen Curatorial Program and Artists’ Workshops who have continued to create and study art after high school. Exhibition on display through Fri. July 1. Urbano at the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info: urbanoproject.org.

A Walk in the Arboretum with Painters for a Purpose, sales benefit the Elizabeth Stone House. Show runs through July 23, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Info: 384-5209/arboretum.harvard.edu.


Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s “A Shakespearean Cabaret”, Sun. July 10, 6pm, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/movies-in-the-park.


Milky Way Lounge & Bella Luna, Mondays, 8pm: game night with stump trivia. Tuesdays, 7pm: Dirty Water Saloon, country-western & line dancing. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Dance Night, 10pm, $10. 21+. At the Brewery Complex, 284 Amory St. Info: milkywayjp.com.

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 of JP, Unitarian Universalist, Centre and Eliot Streets. Info: www.lcfd.org/bgfe//512-5554.


Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys, family concert, with animal encounters. $16, children $10, seniors $13. Sun. June 26, 10:30-11:30am, Franklin Park Zoo. Info: franklinparkzoo.org.

Connolly Branch Library: July 6, 2pm: Doll E Daze, recycled craft doll-making and robot-making workshop. Jully 11, 6:30pm: family craft night. July 18, 6:30pm: learn about butterflies. July 19, 10:30am: Wheelock Family Theater story troupers. July 25, 6:30pm: family story time. Aug. 15, 5:30pm: Countdown to Kindergarten. Tuesdays, 10:30am, starting July 5: toddler storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Thursdays through Aug. 11, 11:15am: ReadBoston storymobile. 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

JP Branch Library: July 12, 10:30am, July 27, 4pm: Multicultural time, for stories and crafts from around the world. July 29, 10:30am: educators from the New England Aquarium. Aug. 3, 4pm: Doll E Daze, recycled craft doll-making and robot-making workshop. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Baby lapsit. 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Egleston Sq. Library: July 8, 10:30am: educators from the New England Aquarium. July 12, 10:30am, July 20, 2pm: Multicultural time, for stories and crafts from around the world. Aug. 5, 2pm: Norah Dooley tells live folk tales. Sept. 1, 10:30am: Countdown to Kindergarten. Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. Wednesdays, 5pm: Game night. Thursdays, noon: Throw Back Thursdays, showing films from the 50s through the early 80s. Fridays through Aug. 12, 1:15pm: ReadBoston storymobile. 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: 445-4340.

Summer Fun at the Pond, children’s festival, arts and crafts workshops and face painting, discounted sailboat rides. Sat., July 9, 1-3pm, Jamaica Pond Boathouse. Info: 635-4505/cityofboston.gov/parks.

Music Summer Camp, led by the Wenham Street Brass band. Includes building instruments, guest performers, developing musical and ensemble skills, and focusing on historical musical traditions. July 11-22, 9am-3pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: wenhamstreetbrass.com.

Swim League, Boston Center For Youth & Families seeks youth participants ages 6-17 for a competitive swim league. Experience not necessary, but participants must be able to swim one length of the swimming pool, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath Street. Info: Bladimil Pujols, 635-5198/[email protected]

Art, Woodworking and Sewing, Bookbinding and more at the Eliot School, classes start throughout the year. Days, evenings, weekends. The Eliot School of fine and Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. info/course listings: www.eliotschool.org.

Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, noon-2pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

Hyde Square Task Force Programs, Music Clubhouse Drop-In, ages 10-18, Mon.-Fri., 3-8pm, Info: Aimee, 524-8303 x312; Open Dance Workshops, presented by the Hyde Square Task Force, Ages 10-13: Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm; 14-18: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm. Info: Barbara, 524-8303. Cheverus Building, 365 Centre St.

Toddler Drum Circle, a weekly gathering of toddlers 1-5 and parents to play, dance and drum, coordinated by Cornell “Sugarfoot” Coley, Saturdays, 9:30am-10:30am, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St., $5 fee. Info: 617/298-1790/[email protected]

After-School Teen Welding and Teen Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Tours and Talks

Walking tours of historic Jamaica Plain, tours last approximately one hour, except Jamaica Pond tour, which lasts 90 minutes. Walks start at 11am and are cancelled in case of rain. June 25, Aug.13 : Monument Sq., leaves from Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. July 2, Aug. 20: Sumner Hill, leaves from Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.  July 9, Aug 27: Stony Brook, leaves from Stonybrook T station. July 23, Sept. 10: Green St. Leaves from Southern JP Health Center, 640 Centre St. July 30, Sept. 17: Woodbourne. Leaves from Bethel AME, corner of Walk Hill & Wachusett streets. July 16, Sept. 3: Hyde Sq. Leaves from Sorella’s, 388 Centre St. Aug. 6, Sept. 24: Jamaica Pond. Leaves from the bandstand, Pond St. & Jamaicaway. Info: jphs.org.

Meet Ups

BalletROX Linkup Wednesdays, meet the dancers, choregraphers, directors and friends of BalletROX. July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, 7pm. Bella Luna, 284 Amory St.


Individuation Using Creative Dramatics/Improvisation & Transpersonal Drama Therapy with Special Populations, Earn six credits for students working toward fulfillment of the RDT requirements. Through June 26. Info: 522-8300/[email protected]

Sunset Yoga in the Meadow, led by Matt Morin, who teaches at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in Back Bay, the Boston YMCA and Boston Body Pilates. Sun., June 26, 7-8pm, Nira Rock, 18 Nira Ave. Info: NiraRock.org.

Broadcast Pix for Studio Production, learn how to open and create a show, design and edit graphics, create rolling credits, set desired video clips into your show and familiarize yourself with the production switcher. Mon. & Tue., July 18-19, 3-5pm. At BNN studios, 3025 Washington St. Info: [email protected]/708-3224.

Basic Final Cut Pro, explore concepts of editing while developing a basic understanding of Final Cut Pro.  Participants will learn the fundamentals of media management, aesthetics of editing, log and capture, basic cuts, text, graphics and music.  After completing the workshop, edit a certification project to be certified as a Producer/Editor. Mon. & Wed., July 18-Aug. 3, 6-9pm. At BNN studios, 3025 Washington St. Info: [email protected]/708-3224.

Pics in the Parks free photography workshops, open to people of all ages and skill levels who have a camera. Aug. 16, at the Jamaica Pond Boathouse. Info: 961-3051/cityofboston.gov/parks.

MindBody Center offers Yoga, Meditation and Stress Reduction classes. Low cost, beginners and continuing, English and Spanish. 640 Centre St., 983-4226.

Natural wisdom & compassion meditation group, with Joel Baehr, David Ekstrom, Leah Weiss Ekstrom, Carol Marsh, Nancy Dale teaching. 3rd & 4th Saturdays, 10am-noon, Omega Theater, 41 Greenough Ave. Info: [email protected]


Volunteers needed to make lantern shades for the 13th annual Lantern Festival at Forest Hills Cemetery. Thurs. June 30, 6-8:30pm, the Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info: 524-3150.

Volunteers needed for the 13th annual Lantern Festival, selling shades, passing out programs, helping with parking logistics and helping attendees with their lanterns. Each volunteer receives a free lantern! Two shifts, 5-7:30pm, 7-9pm, Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave. Info: [email protected]

Calls to Artists

Calls for proposals, Urbano’s project theme is Disobedience: civil, political, personal, public, and private. Can disobedience become a tool for self-discovery, or social change? How does the concept of disobedience (either personal or political) inspire ideas for performances, installations, or interventions in public space? RFP available at: www.urbanoproject.org/_documents/urbano_RFP_fall11.pdf.