Sights and Sounds, Aug. 29, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 9 for the Sept. 12 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

First Thursday art walk, Thurs., Sept. 4, Centre/South corridor shops. Info:

JP Music Festival, 20+ artists, 2 stages, Sat., Sept. 6, Pinebank Field. Info:

JP Open Studios, open artist studios and group art exhibits, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 20 & 21, various JP locations. Info:

ESAC’s Taste of Jamaica Plain, $40 in advance, Thurs., Oct. 2, 6-9pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave. Info: 524-2555/

Annual Hyde Square Task Force Making Change Happen breakfast, Wed., Nov. 5, 7:30am, WilmerHale, 60 State St. Info: [email protected]/524-8303 x336.


Fall Music Series, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge patio, 284 Amory St. Sept. 3: The Van Burens. Sept. 10: Sara Colb & The Sagamore James Band. Sept. 17: Akashic Record, Chowder Fest Patio Event, $15. Sept. 24: Barret Anderson. Oct. 1: Greg Toro Quartet. Oct. 8: Creek River String Band. Oct. 15: Planet Radio. Oct. 22: Samba De Tres. Oct. 29: The Van Burens. Nov. 5: Rocking Horse Rodeo. Nov. 12: Planet Radio.

Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Wednesdays: The Authentic Lounge (hip hop/reggae/soul); Thursdays: Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Hippie Hour. Aug. 29: Old Soldiers CD release, The Elderly, Weisstronauts, Axemunkee. Aug. 30: Blowout Belly Dance Underground Bash. Aug. 31, $5: DJs Brian Halligan & James Derek Dwyer (Electronic music, house, and alternative dance). Sept. 1, $5: Barishi, Olÿphant, Goblet. Sept. 2, $5: The Whitehaus Family Record Monthly Residency with Con Tex & The Forgotten Jam, Billy’s Boys, Dinners. Sept. 3, $7: M.O.T.O., Trusty Sidekick, Statutory Apes, Kenny Chambers & The Electric Ears. Sept. 4: Doug Linse. Sept. 5, $8: Jesse & The Hogg Brothers, Los Texicanos, The Beauty Way, William Joseph & James. Sept. 6: Wrought Iron Hex, Negative Reaction (NY), Bion, Lynch Pigs (NY). Sept. 7, 4pm, $6: Opposition Rising, Rum Rebellion (OR), Taxi Driver, Words Of Truth, Honest John. Sept. 8, $10: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’. Sept. 9, $7: Johnny & The Hartebreakers, Classic Ruins, Tsunami of Sound. Sept. 11: Alex Schumann aka Pretty Schumanator. Sept. 12, $10: Bryan McPherson, The Old Edison, Mark Lind, Jeff Rowe.

Roy Zimmerman, political satirist, folk musician, Sun., Sept. 21, 7pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: [email protected]/942-0716.


Screen on the Green, free movie screenings, 8pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Sept. 4: The Royal Tennenbaums. Sept. 18: Hook. Info: [email protected]


Line Dancing with Boston Rhythm Riders, Wednesdays through Labor Day, 6-7pm, outside Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Info: 442-4141.

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:

Square Dance, second Sunday of June, no dance August, 7:30-10pm, $5-10 sliding scale, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: [email protected]


Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053. “The Art of the Pencil” by Lucienne Bartfield, Sept. 2-29. Opening reception on Thurs., Sept. 4, 6:30pm.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Paintings by Anne Talbot, through August.

Watercolor workshop, all skills, Sun., Sept. 7 & 14, Jamaica Pond boathouse. Info: cityofboston.goc/parks.

****‘Thirteen Moons’ 2015 calendar release, fundraiser calendar featuring regional artists, with author/artist Robert Peters, Thurs., Sept. 4, 5-8pm, Haymarket People’s Fund, 42 Seaverns Ave. Info: 522-7676.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Wednesdays, 10:30am: Children’s Films. Please register. Wednesdays, 2pm: Fizz Boom Read programs, groups pre-register. Thursdays, 11:15am: ReadBoston mobile.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm; Girl Scouts for ages 5-12, Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm; Preschool Stories & Crafts, ages 3-5 with caregiver, Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am; BTU homework help for all grades, Wednesdays, 4-6pm; Bilingual Story Time for ages up to 2, Thursdays, 3pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., Info: 524-2053. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Toddler/preschool storytime. Children’s programs will begin again on Tues., Sept. 16.

Drop-in Youth Sports Nights at White Stadium, 5-8pm. Info:

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.

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


Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

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]

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Spanish/English language exchange, Saturdays, 1:45pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053, ESL Conversation weekly group will start Monday, Sept. 8, 10:30am-noon.

Forest Hills Runners, several weekly group runs, info/schedule:

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Gardening club, Tuesdays, 4:30pm. Learn to knit, for teens & adults, instruction by Diane Ivey, May 21, 5:30pm.

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]


JPHS walking tours, 60 to 90 minutes long, cancelled in case of heavy rain, 11am. Aug. 30: Stony Brook. Sept. 6: Hyde Square, meet at 388 Centre St. Sept. 13: Green St. Sept. 20: Woobourne. Sept. 27: Jamaica Pond. Info:

Forest Hills’ creative thinkers walking tour, Sat., Sept. 6, 10am, meet at visitor’s circle behind main gate. Info: [email protected]

Free singing class for adults 55+, open to all singing levels, Fridays 10:30am-noon, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

Summer Meditation Classes: Learn to Meditate,Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, through Aug. 19, $10/adult, $5/student. Kids & Families Class, Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, through Aug. 17, $5/child aged 5-12 accompanied by adult. Sunday Adult Class, 11am-12pm, Through Aug. 24, $8/adult, $4/student. Info: Serlingpa Meditation Center, 179 Green St., 2nd floor.

Zumba, Mondays 6-7pm with Joya, Wednesdays 6-7pm with Nancy, Thursdays 6-7pm—1st & 3rd w/ Nancy, 2nd & 4th w/ Joya, $10 drop-in/$45 for a 5 class card/$80 for a 10 class card. Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 951-9161.

Calabash, ongoing African dance classes, Mondays & Thursdays, 7pm, English High School, 144 McBride St. $13. Info: [email protected]/359-1552.

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

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 617-524-3313.

Yoga, meditation and stress reduction classes, low cost or free, in English and Spanish, MindBody Center (SJPHC), 10 Green St. Info:983-4226.

Call for artists

Public Media art submissions requested, 30-second videos, animations, or computer-generated works that push the creative limits of Convention Center’s 80-foot, seven-screen, three-sided LED sculpture, deadline Sun., Aug. 31. Info:

First Thursday artists, sign up: [email protected]

JP Open Studios registration now open. Info:

          Applications now open for First Church JP’s craft fair, limited spaces. Info:

          Fenway’s 30-Second Cinema, Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics & the Boston Art Commission ask for short films for airing at Fenway. Info:

          Haymarket People’s Fund request for 2015 calendar art. Info: [email protected]


Crash Safely, multi-night fundraiser for Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21+, $10, Sat., Sept. 27: The Petes, Watts, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, The I Want You, As the Sparrow. Fri., Oct. 10: Petty Morals, Gymnasium, My Own Worst Enemy, Tsunami of Sound. Midway Café, 3496 Washington St. Info:

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