Sights and Sounds, March 13, 2015

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

Special Events

Jamaica Plain Porchfest fundraiser, with summer menu of Porch Tapas, BBQ, ribs, watermelon and summer-themed cocktails, $12.50/ahead, $15/door, Mon., March 23,  Tres Gatos, 470 Centre St. Info: facebook.com/JamaicaPlainPorchfest.

Music

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. March 13: Burlesque Massacre with Dinah Deville & The Bloodstains. March 14, 9pm, $8: The Humanoids, Kilslug, Gaskill, Give Up! March 15, 9pm, $5: William Joseph & James In Residency. March 16, $5: Mines of Paris, Handler, Gina Alibrio, Night Slice. March 17, $10: St. Patrick’s Day with Big Bad Bollocks, The Beantown Boozehounds, and The McGunks. March 18, $5: Ben Levin group. March 19, $5: Diana Karthas. March 20, 8.30pm, $10: The Skels, The Allstonians, The Sprained Ankles, Tsunami of Sound. March 21, 9pm, $10: Muck & The Mires, The Dents, Watts, The Above. March 22, 9pm, $5: William Joseph & James In Residency. March 23, $5: Osiris Fire, Pon(d) Scum, Summervillains, w00dy, Theo Mode. March 24, $10: Pete RG, Elephants, L I L I – N. March 25, $5: Fable Grazer, Resonator, Machine Machine, Nathaniel Scafidi, Michael Webber. March 26: Deb Hardy. March 27, 8:30pm, $10: Township, The Silks, Handsome Jack, Andy California.

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: jpconcerts.org. 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.

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, April 10-12. Info: girlsrockboston.org.

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

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

Caleb Larsen’s “A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter,” through April 5, Boston Cyberarts, 9 Myrtle St. Info: bostoncyberarts.org.

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

Literary

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

Beth Roy, to discuss her new book, “The Bernal Story: Mediating Class and Race in a Multicultural Community” about how she mediated conflicts in a gentrifying neighborhood in San Francisco, Wed., March 25, 7-8:30pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: facebook.com/events/812124948836732.

Chapter and Verse series, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. March 13: David Groff, Audrey Henderson, Steven Riel. Info: jamaicapondpoets.com.

JP Reads Free Flash Fiction Workshop, for teens & adults, March 28, 10am-noon, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info:  524-2053.

JP Reads Flash Fiction Writing Contests, prizes for Teens & Adults, plus publication in the Gazette. Deadline for 500 word entries: April 6. Info: jpreads.org.

Youth/Families

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4. 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 18, 25, April 1, 6-7:30pm, Jamaica Plain Head Start, 315 Centre St. Info: familiescreatingtogether.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.

Meet-Ups

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: bit.ly/STL2015.

 

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