Sights and Sounds, Feb. 27, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., March 10 for the March 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Jamaica Pond & Gerry Wright celebration, celebrating 80th birthday of longtime activist and head of Friends of Jamaica Pond, 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. Feb. 27: Squallie Greenthumb’s 30th birthday party. Feb. 28, $10: WTF Queerlesque. March 1, $5: William Joseph & James In Residency NightMarch2, $5: Nice Guys, Rick Rude, Are We Elephants?, Damp. March 3, $5: Particulars, Fecal Scab, Thigh Master. March 3, 7pm, $7: Belly & Soul. March 4, $5: Adam Amoroso, Box of Birds, Lay Low Moon, Rue Snider & No Strand, Michael Mirra. March 5, $5: Peter Wise. March 6, $8: Full Body Anchor, When Particles Collide, Preacher Roe, My Own Worst Enemy. March 7, $10: Sean Coleman and the Quasars, The Bloodshots, The Red Pennys, Easy Ed’s Record Hop. March 8, $5: William Joseph & James In Residency. March 9, $10: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’. March 10, $7: Belly & Soul. March 11, 9pm, $5: voidgod, Vehement Caress, Mold Spores, FRKSE. March 12, $5: Kara Crockett. March 13: Burlesque Massacre with Dinah Deville & The Bloodstains.

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: 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. March 15: Concordia Consort. April 12: Nick Cutroneo. May 3: The Devine – Nix Duo. May 17: Libella 20th anniversary concert.

Impromptu Trio, playing American music from 1930s to 1950s, March 1, 6pm, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Info: [email protected]

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:

Girls Rock Camp Boston, applications open, July 20-25, August 10-15. 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:


Caleb Larsen’s “A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter,” Feb. 28 through April 5, opening reception Feb. 27, 6-8, Boston Cyberarts, 9 Myrtle St. Info:

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

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


Dirty Old Boston book discussion with author Jim Botticelli, March 15, 3pm, Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: 477-9209.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mon., March 2, 6 pm: LEGO Builders, Fun with LEGOs for children ages 4 and up. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe. Mon., March 16, 6:30pm: Irish Music Concert Featuring the Brendan Behan Trio. Fri., March 13, 20, 27, 10:30am: Baby Story Time, kids up to 18 months old and a caregiver are invited to join us for stories, songs, and movements.

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, 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]

Families Creating Together workshop, “The Power of our Stories: Sign Language Interpretation, Movement & Visual Arts,” March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 6-7:30pm, Jamaica Plain Head Start, 315 Centre St. 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.


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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