The deadline for listings is noon, Sept. 11 for the Sept. 14 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
First Thursday, community art shows and walkabout, throughout Centre and South streets, Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8pm. Info: jpcentresouthmainstreets.org.
JP Music Festival, more than 24 local bands, children’s activities and food, Sat., Sept. 8, noon-7pm, Jamaica Pond. Rain date: Sept. 9. Free. Info: jpmusicfestival.com.
80 Years of Civil Rights with the Highlander Center, training ground for many of the social change movements of the 20th century. Talk and Q&A hosted by JP Forum, with Civil Rights leader Hollis Watkins and Highlander Center Director Pam McMichael, Sun., Sept. 9, 4:30pm, First Church Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St. Info: jamaicaplainforum.org.
Tribute to Charlie Sandler, longtime teacher at Eliot School, with live music by the Bo Winiker Band, Sat., Sept. 15, 3-5pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St. Info: [email protected]
Mount Pleasant Home’s annual backyard party, circus music, entertainers, clowns, face painting, pony rides, moon bounce. Sun., Sept. 16, 3pm, 301 S. Huntington Ave. Info: 522-7600.
JP Open Studios kick off breakfast, Sat., Sept. 22, 9:30am, youth live art performance 10:30am, Hyde Square Task Force, 365 Centre St., $5 suggested. Info: 524-8303.
notloB Folk Concerts, Wed., Oct. 10: Richard Wood & Gordon Belsher. Thurs., Nov. 1: Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy. Thurs., Nov. 8: Mike+Ruthy. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., $20. Info: [email protected]
Milky Way Lounge, Fri., Sept. 14: Jah-N-I Roots w/ The Satellite Rockers, $7-$10. Thurs., Sept. 20: Mike Pinto w/ Michael Bernier & Don McCloskey, $7. Thurs., Sept. 27: The Nickel & Dime Band w/ Almost Righteous, $5. 284 Amory St., 524-6060.
UForge Gallery: “Street Art,” Sept. 6-30UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.
Snap Shot, teen photography program exhibit, through Sept. 24, Curtis Hall Community Room, 20 South St. Info: 635-5193.
Jamaica Plain Artists Association, 2012 Summer Member Exhibition, through Sept. 17, reception Thurs., Sept. 6, 6-8pm, J.P. Licks, 659 Centre St. Info: jplicks.com/artists.html.
Works, paintings by Dmitri Valone and mixed-media paintings by Genevieve Arndt, through Sept. 23, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info: 983-1760/[email protected]
TURN: Spring Leaves, photo exhibit by Jon Strymish, Sept. 6-30, opening reception Thurs., Sept. 6, 6pm, Aviary Gallery, 48 South St. Info: 908-8277.
Milky Way Lounge, Fri., Aug. 31, Sept. 21: “Boyfriends,” dance night for boys who like boys, with DJ Brent Covington & guest DJ Taffy, 21+. Thurs., Sept. 13, 9pm: open mic, film screening, dance party, $8. First Thursdays: SUBTROPIX, Cumbia, Moombahton, & Tropical Bass. Fri., Sept. 28: Dyke Night with DJ Susan Esthera, $7. Saturdays: Mango’s Latin Saturdays. 284 Amory St., 524-6060.
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: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.
Book discussions at the Connolly: “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern, Mon., Sept. 24, 7pm. Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
Warning: This Book May Be Bad for You, talk with Dr. Laura Saunders, part of Banned Books Week, Thurs., Sept. 20, 7pm, JP Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.
How to Make a Book with Steidl, German documentary by G. Wetzel & J. Adolph. Thurs., Sept. 13, 8pm, Aviary Gallery & Boutique, 48 South St. Info: aviarygallery.com.
“Hedda Gabler” reading, staged by Divine Stage Works, Fri., Sept. 7 & Sat., Sept. 8, 8pm, Taylor House B&B, 50 Burroughs St. Info: divinestageworks.com.
Connolly Branch Library, Mon., Sept. 24, 6:30pm: JP Reads Circus & magic family pajama storytime. Wednesdays, 10:30am: children’s films. 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
Egleston Sq. Library: Tuesdays, 10:30am: preschool storytime, featuring puppets, songs games and fingerplays. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Babies and book sat the library. 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: 445-4340.
Jamaica Plain Library: Tuesdays 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime. 3pm: Creative Drama Children. Wednesdays, 10:30am, baby and books. 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053.
Musical theater for kids 6-16, grouped ages 6-8, ages 8-12 and ages 12-16, by Freelance Players. Enrollment begins Mon., Sept. 10, different venues. Info: 232-1175/freelanceplayers.org.
JP Children’s Soccer Fall Season, for kids 3.5 to 6.5. Registration deadline Aug. 31, season begins Sept. 12 at Jamaica Pond/Pinebanks Field. Registration Fee: $25, $20 for additional siblings. Info: [email protected]
Family art class, wheelchair accessible, Tuesdays 10:30am-noon. Family Resource Center, 1542 Columbus Ave. Info: 522-1018.
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: eliotschool.org.
Learn to stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.
After-School Teen Welding and Teen Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.
Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.
Tours and Talks
Jamaica Plain Historical Society, guided walking tours on local history. Sat., Sept. 1, 11am: Stonybrook/Brookside, leaving from Stony Brook MBTA station. Sat., Sept. 8, 11am: Hyde Square, leaving from Sorella’s, 388 Centre St. Info: jphs.org.
Arnold Arboretum Fun Days, Sat., Sept. 22, 7pm-9:30pm: Sky Viewing with or without telescopes. Info: 961-3051.
Children’s Theater Project offers theater classes for children ages 5-8. Tuesday afternoons, 4-5pm for 15 weeks during fall and winter/spring terms. 7a Eliot St., Info: Carol Gallagher, 913-8951.
Salsa dance lessons, 10-week course for beginners, $15/class, Wednesdays starting Sept. 19, 7:15pm, Curtis Hall, 20 South St. Info: 787-364-0198.
With a Song in my Heart music workshop series, Thursdays, Sept. 13-27, Sherrill House, 135 S. Huntington Ave. Info: 731-2400 x3017.
Calabash, ongoing African dance classes, $13, Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. Info: [email protected]/359-1552.
Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected]
Buddhist meditation classes, Thursdays, 7-8:30pm, through Oct. 11, $10. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 7 Revere St. Info: meditationinmass.org/meditate-in-boston/508-979-8277.
MindBody/Health Promotion Center offers yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes. 10 Green St. Info: 983-4226.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Class of 1952 reunion, other St. Thomas alumni welcome, Sat., Sept. 15, 1pm, The Common Market Restaurant, 97 Willard St., Quincy, $50. Info: 781-643-2029/508-543-8402.
Book Sale, sponsored by The Friends of the Connolly Branch Library, Sat., Sept. 8, 10am, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.
Annual Ronnie Dial Gold Tournament, to benefit AstraZeneca Hope Lodge. Mon., Sept. 12, 8:30am, Putterham Meadows Gold Course in Brookline, Food, drinks, entertainment to follow, Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre St., $500 per team. Info: 697-8964.
Extreme Esteem Awards Breakfast, honoring women who help others rebuild their lives, $75, Wed., Oct. 17, 7:30am, Harvard Club, 374 Commonwealth Ave. Info: SelfEsteemBoston.com.