Sights and Sounds, Sept. 12, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 23 for the Sept. 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Urban Agriculture Fair, celebrating bees, gardening, maple sugaring, ribbons for best garden or kitchen creations, learn veggie canning, soapmaking, make butter and apple cider, compete in an egg toss, Sun., Sept. 14, 10am-2pm, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 388-7378/AgHall.com.

JP Open Studios, art exhibits at 40 single and multi-artist locations, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 20 & 21. Info: jpopenstudios.com.

Outdoor Dance Party, spinning only Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson & Beyonce, wheelchair accessible, Sept. 20, 7-9pm, on the lawn at First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $3-10.Info: tinyurl.com/DanceJP.

Gardners Regiment encampment and recruiting event, 18th century military re-enactment, Sat., Sept. 27, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected]

First Thursday art walk, Thurs., Oct. 2, Centre/South corridor shops. Info: centresouth.org.

ESAC’s Taste of Jamaica Plain, tasting of food from various local restaurants, Thurs., Oct. 2, 6-9pm, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave. $40 adv. Info: 524-2555/esacboston.org.

JP Rocks and Rolls record & art fair, Sun., Oct. 5, 11am-3pm, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: jprocksandrolls.com.

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

Music

Fall Music Series, Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge patio, 284 Amory St. 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. Sept. 12, $10: Bryan McPherson, The Old Edison, Mark Lind, Jeff Rowe. Sept. 13: Lyres, Nervous Eaters, Cal Cali Band, The InvadersSept. 14, $10: The Members, OC45, Greg Allen’s Fringe ReligionSept. 15, $10: Shakes Outta Control, Banditas, TRiPLE THiCK, Jay Allen & The Archcriminals. Sept. 16, $8: Rat Columns, The Major Stars, Whore Paint, Tomboy. Sept. 17, $5:  Ben Levin Group, Cemetery Girl, Sundog, Muddy Wires. Sept. 18: Diana Karthas. Sept. 19, $10: LOVEWHIP and Streight Angular. Sept. 21: : Buxton Cliff, The Groove Extension, Greg Leonard. Sept. 22: The Wrong Chaneys, Roses. Sept. 23, $8: The Egos, Problems (Ace of Hearts Records), The Knock Ups, Hambone Skinny. Sept. 24, $5: The Derangers, Axemunkee, Mission Creep. Sept. 26: Akashic Record, Jalopy, Charlie The Most.

Music and Art at Taylor House, Fri., Sept. 12, 7:30pm: Mary Sullivan, Soprano. Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St. Info: [email protected]

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: jpconcerts.org. Oct. 4, 4pm: New England Chamber Players. Oct. 5, 4pm: Weston Wind Quintet. Oct. 18, 8pm: John Muratore, Guitar and Roberto Cassan, Accordion. Oct. 25, 4pm: The Wenham Street Brass. Nov. 15, 4pm: A Far Cry: Obsession. Nov. 23, 4pm:  Weston Wind Quintet.

Eliot Street Soirée music series, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Tickets $15 ahead/$20 door. Sept. 21, 7pm: Roy Zimmerman with Dean Stevens. Oct. 17, 7:30pm: Fellswater. Info: firstchurchjp.org/eliotstreetsoiree.

Theater

Frankenstein, presented by Footlight Club, Fridays & Saturdays through Sept. 27, $20, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot St. Info: footlight.org.

Late night laughs with Jim Whitman, Doug Key and Dillon Weston, Thurs., Sept. 25, doors 9pm, 21+, $7, Milky Way Longe, 284 Amory St. Info: latenightlaughs.eventbrite.com.

Film

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

Dance

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.

Art

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

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053. “The Art of the Pencil” by Lucienne Bartfield, through Sept. 29.

Collision21: More Human, group show dealing with two closely-related concepts: human self-modification and the human modification of our environment, opening Sept. 12, 6-8pm, on view through Oct. 26, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, Green Street T station. Info: [email protected]

Painter Ann Turley and Mobile Artist Mark Davis, through Oct. 31, Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St. Info: [email protected]

Youth/Families

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.

Taking Steps, dance/movement workshops for kids 4-8, by the Boston Ballet, Fridays Sept. 26-Nov. 21, 2:45pm, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St. Info: 522-1960.

Club GRCB, a 10-week program for girls grades 7-11, variety of musical and non-musical workshops, jam sessions, instrument lesson sessions, Wednesdays starting Oct. 1, 3:30-6pm. Info: girlsrockboston.org/programs/club-grcb.

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

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: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Meet-Ups

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, 10:30am-noon.

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

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]

Classes/Talks/Tours

JPHS walking tours, 60 to 90 minutes long, cancelled in case of heavy rain, 11am. Sept. 13: Green St. Sept. 20: Woodbourne. Sept. 27: Jamaica Pond. Info: jphs.org.

Meridian Academy 10th anniversary speaker series with MacArthur Genius Award winner Carl Haber, Fri., Sept. 26, 9am, 54 Brookside Ave. Info: meridianacademy.org.

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

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: eliotschool.org 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

          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: bit.ly/30SecondCinema.

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

Boston Cultural Council now accepting applications for its 2015 grant funding cycle. Info: bostonculturalcouncil.com.

Fundraisers

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: midwaycafe.com.

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital fundraiser, Longwood Symphony Orchestra concert, Sept. 28, 3pm, New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave. Info: shattuckpartners.org.

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