Sights and Sounds, Sept. 26, 2014

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 10 for the Oct. 24 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Gardner’s Regiment encampment and recruiting event, 18th century military re-enactment, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-3pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected]

Boston Fermentation Fest, workshops, lectures, book signings, demonstrations, and tastings of fermented foods, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-4pm, Egleston Farmers Market, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Hall, 45 Brookside Ave. Info:

St. John’s Episcopal Church Yard Sale, Sat., Sept. 27, 10am-2pm, Roanoke Ave. & Revere St. Info:

First Thursday art walk, Oct. 2, last of the season, Centre/South corridor shops. Info:

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 in advance. Info: 524-2555/

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

JP Forum Community Dance Party, honoring JP change makers, Sat., Oct. 25, 7-10pm, 29 Germania St. Info:

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. 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. 26: Akashic Record, Jalopy, Charlie The Most. Sept. 28: MountainMan, Undersea, cope. Sept. 29, $8: The Swindlers, Statutory Apes (Ace of Hearts Records), Richie Parsons, The Connection. Sept. 30, $7: Electric Octopus, Wonder City, White Veins, Long Blonde Wig. Oct. 1: The Harrington Saints. Oct. 2, $5: Dreadknot. Oct. 3, $8: C.E. Skidmore, Mark Lind, The Old Edison, BarRoom Heroes, The Radicals. Oct. 5, $10: The Vibrators, The Skeleton Beats, M.O.T.O. Oct. 6: Geoglyphs, Brown Lasers. Oct. 7: The Whitehaus Family Record Monthly Residency. Oct. 8, $8: The Almighty Authentic Hip Hop, Reggae & Soul Party. Oct. 9: Alex Schuman aka Pretty Schumanator.

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

Music and Art at Taylor House, 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: 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. Oct. 17, 7:30pm: Fellswater. Info:


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:


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, 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]

Nancy Marks paintings, Nov. 1- Dec. 31, Taylor House B&B, 50 Burroughs St. Info: [email protected]


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: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Oct. 2 & 9, geometric origami workshop. Fridays, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time.

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 through 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:

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 Jewelry Workshops now available from 3-5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays at Stonybrook Fine Arts. Info:


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, Mondays, 10:30am-noon. Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm.

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, Oct. 1 & 8, 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]


Chapter and Verse literary reading series, Fri. Oct. 10, 7:30pm: Martha Collins, Susan Eisenberg, Joan Houlihan. Suggested donation $5, Loring Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: 325-8388.


JPHS walking tours, 60 to 90 minutes long, cancelled in case of heavy rain, 11am. Sept. 27: Jamaica Pond. Info:

Yarn bombing talk & demo, Sun., Oct. 5, 6pm, 24 Eliot St. Info: [email protected]

Talk & Reception: Seeds of Work by Anna Kristina Goransson, rceeption Oct. 2, 6-8pm, talk Oct. 9, 7pm, on exhibit Oct. 2-26, UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info: 553-4480.

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: 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:

          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:


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:

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

Octoberfest Fiesta, JPNDC annual meeting, fundraiser, Oct. 23, 6-9pm, 30 Germania St. Info:

WE-ACTx fundraiser, celebrating 10 years of service to women and children in Rwanda, Nov. 11, 7-9pm, First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

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