Happenings, 7/8

The final, last-minute deadline for Happenings listings is noon, July 19 for the July 22 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 Shopping Spree, highlighting JP’s bodegas & markets, with a raffle, samples, cooking demonstrations. Through July 10. Info: buylocaljp.com.

Summer Nights Out, presented by the Hyde Square Task Force. Latin dance lessons, health information, literacy activities for kids, refreshments, music. Free community Zumba class, 6:30-7:30. July 13, 20, 27, Aug. 3, 10, 6-8pm. In front of Blessed Sacrament Church, 365 Centre Street. Info: hydesquare.org.

13th Annual Lantern Festival, come together to share stories, celebrate, and honor the memories of loved ones. Inspired by Japanese Buddhist tradition, the festival also incorporates the diversity of the community that provides its setting and includes many multicultural events throughout the day. Thurs., July 14 (July 21 rain date), $10 suggested donation per lantern, Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave. Info: foresthillstrust.org.

Shakespeare on Love, Shakespearean sonnets and scenes performed Tues. July 19, 6pm, Art Park at the South St. Mall.

JP Music Festival, two stages, 20 bands. Sat., Aug. 20, 1-7pm, Pinebank baseball field, Perkins St. & Jamaicaway. After-party show, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St. Info: jpmusicfestival.com.

First Thursday art openings, 35 art openings on Centre/South streets. 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.


Music in the Peace Garden, featuring Opposite People Afro-punk band. Wed., July 13, 7pm, Peace Garden in Egleston Sq., Washington St. & School St.

Summer Sundays in the Park, Pinebank Promontory, Jamaica Pond, 6pm: July 17: A Far Cry Chamber Orchestra Ensemble. July 31: Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Allerton Overlook, Olmsted Park, 6pm: August 14: Boston Pops Ensemble. Info: emeraldnecklace.org/movies-in-the-park.

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

Midnight Saints, Exemption, Problem With Dragons, 88 Rangers, More Beer Please, July 18, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St.

Music at Taylor House: 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.


Miss. Voting Rights Trial lecture & book signing, Judge Gordon Martin, who prepared the first big voting rights case brought in Mississippi, will discuss & sign his book, “Count Them One by One.” July 11, 7pm, 44 Allandale St. Info/RSVP: 522-0043.

Book discussion for adults, “Olive Kitteridge” by Elizabeth Strout. Mon., July 25, 7pm, Connolly Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.


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.


Connolly Branch Library: July 11, 6:30pm: family craft night. July 13, 2pm: “Super cold science,” with the Museum of Science. Ages 5+. July 18, 6:30pm: learn about butterflies. July 19, 10:30am: Wheelock Family Theater story troupers. July 20, 2pm: “Butterflies near & far,” with the Boston Nature Center. July 25, 6:30pm: family story time. July 27, 2pm & 3pm: “A world of bridges,” with the Museum of Science. Ages 5+. Aug. 15, 5:30pm: Countdown to Kindergarten. Tuesdays, 10:30am: 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 11, 10:30am: “A world of bridges,” with the Museum of Science. Ages 5+. July 13, 4pm: Summer Reading Club. July 14, 6:30pm: Ticket to Ride story time. July 21, 6:30pm: magic show with Debbie O’Carroll. 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. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Toddler/preschool story time. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Baby lapsit. 4pm: One World, Many Stories. Ages 5+. 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.

ReadBoston Storymobile. Weds. Through Aug. 10, 11:15am, at Bromley Heath, The Cave, 30 Bickford St. Thurs. through Aug. 11, 10am, at JP Head Start, 315 Centre St. Rear. Tues. through Aug. 9, 7pm,  at the Gazebo at Jamaica Pond. Weds. Through Aug. 10, 10am, at the Mosaic School, 85 Seavern Ave. Info: readboston.org.

Families Creating Together, multigenerational Expressive Arts Program welcomes and includes children/youth with and without disabilities. siblings, friends, parents and grandparents in a wheelchair accessible setting presents these workshops in English, Spanish and American Sign Language. Storytelling, improv, theater exercises. Pre-register. July 11, 18, 25, Aug. 1, 6:30-7:30pm, Hennigan Community Center, 200 Heath St. Info: 524-6373.

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.

Discovery Summer Program Showcase, celebrating the 40 Kennedy School students, their families, and the HSTF staff who have participated in a 6-week academic and arts program, Aug. 10, 6-8pm. In front of Blessed Sacrament Church, 365 Centre Street. Info: hydesquare.org.

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. Aug.13 : Monument Sq., leaves from Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. 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. Aug. 3, Sept. 7, 7pm. Bella Luna, 284 Amory St.

Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.


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 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. Submission deadline July 8.