Sights and Sounds, Feb. 13, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Feb. 24 for the Feb. 27 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Eliot Street Soirée presents a Valentine’s Evening with jazz, poetry, dancing, Fri., Feb. 13, Parish Hall at First Church UU, 6 Eliot St., $14-$17/advance, $17-$20/door. Info: [email protected]

Jamaica Pond & Gerry Wright celebration, celebrating his 80th birthday, Sun., March 1, 3-6pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Caribbean Festival, with authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, music and dance, Sat., March 7, 11am, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: [email protected]


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.

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: Feb. 21, 4 pm: A Far Cry:  Aurora Borealis. April 11, 4 pm: Ellipsis Trio. April 26, 4 pm:  Boston Chamber Symphony Spring Concert.

Greenough House Parlor Concert series, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., 524-3158. Feb. 15: Pentimento.

First Fridays Youth Open Mic with renowned feature artists, first Friday of every month, 7pm at First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St. Free for performers and those under 25, $10 suggested donation for those 25 and over.

Ladies Rock Camp Boston, applications open, March 6-8, April 10-12. 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:


Film night at the Loring-Greenough House, screening civil war drama “Glory,” Fri., Feb. 20, 7pm, 12 South St. Info/reservations: [email protected]



UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St. Jamal Thorne solo show, through March 1. Info:

Paintings and Prints by Carolyn Letvin, through Feb. 18, Caffé Aromi, 403A Centre St.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Paintings by Chris Mok, through March.


Boeing, Boeing, 1960s-set farce, Fridays and Saturdays through February 15, 8pm, Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. $20. Info:


Chapter and Verse reading series, 7:30pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: Feb 13: Susan Nisenbaum Becker, Holly Guran, George Kalogeris.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mon., Feb. 23, 7 pm: “The Lowland” by Jhumpa Lahiri.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mondays 4-6pm: homework help w/ BPS teacher. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30-5:30pm: high school mentors for grades K-8. Wednesdays 10:30am: children’s films for preschoolers. Saturdays through Feb. 21, 10:30am: family yoga class, ages 6+. Feb. 17, 3pm: crafternoon!, ages 6+. Tues., Feb. 17 & 24, 10:30am: Bilingual storytime.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Jan. 30, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time

Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Tuesdays: Preschool storytime, 10:30. Wednesdays: Baby lapsit, 10:30; kids club, 4pm. Sign up for “Taking Steps: Dance Workshop” for students in grades 4-8, Mondays, Feb. 23 through April 13, 4pm. Thursdays, 3pm: creative library drama.

Tiny Tots World Music and Movement, music classes for kids age 2-5 by Helder Tsinine, Mondays 11-11:45am; Saturdays, 10-10:45am, $17 per class or $90 for 6 weeks, Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

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.


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, noon-1:45pm. ESL conversation groups, Mondays 6:30pm, Thursdays, 10:30am & 2pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St., 524-2053, Knitting Group, Thursdays, 6-8pm. Free singing class for adults 55+, open to all singing levels, Fridays 10:30am-noon. Sign up: [email protected]

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]

For artists

JP Music Festival, applications to perform at the “Smell The Love” fundraiser, now open:


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