Sights and Sounds, April 24, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., May 5 for the May 8 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special  Interest

JP Regan Youth League Opening Day, youth baseball/softball league event, Sat., April 25, 9am parade leaving from Monument; 10am opening ceremonies at Daisy Field. Info:

Wake Up the Earth Parade & Festival, parades leave 11 am from Curtis Hall & 11:30 am from Egleston YMCA; festival with music, performances, food, children’s activities, nonprofit info booths and more, noon-5:30pm, Southwest Corridor Park at Stony Brook T Station, Sat., May 2. Volunteers needed. Info:

Jamaica Pond Walk: Genius of the Place, National Park Service walking tour with rangers discussing natural and cultural history of the pond and surrounding parkland, Sun., April 26, 3pm, Boathouse, Jamaica Pond Park, Jamaicway at Pond St. Info/registration: [email protected]

Rhythm of the Latin Quarter, celebrate ArtWeek with Hyde Square Task Force, Sat., May 9, noon, Blessed Sacrament Church, 361 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival, bring a kite or buy one in the park, free bike rentals for all ages, food trucks, vendors, Sat., May 16 (rain date May 17), 11am-4pm, Circuit Drive & Glen Lane. Info:

28th Annual Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, Sun, June 7 (rain date June 21), rides leave in morning; festival goes noon-5:30pm, Southwest Corridor Park at Stony Brook T Station, 100 Boylston St. Volunteers needed. Info: [email protected]

Neighborhood 5K run, Sat., June 6, 9 am, Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, 361 Centre St. Info: 524-8303 x331.

2nd Annual Women’s Bike Ride & Festival, 10-, 30- & 50-mile rides, with food by Jody Adams, Joanne Chang & more, Sat., July 18, 150 Jamaicaway. Info:


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. April 24: Lure of The Animal. April 25, $8: RUIN. April 26, $8: THE SPACE LADY. April 27, $8: Hybrid Noise. April 28, $5: JP Music Festival presents BUCK A BAND. April 29, $5: Substructure. April 30, $5: Sam Cook-Stuntz. May 1, $10: Autumn Hollow. May 2: Massachusetts. May 3, $5: David Yuknat. May 4, $5: Erl Grey & the Fatty Acids. May 5, $5: First You’sday. May 6, $7: Sarcosa. May 7, $5: The Playn Janes. May 8, $10: Allix Mortis presents WTF Queerlesque Chapter 3.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyles Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

Deborah Galiga and Friends in concert, Fri., April 24, First Church UU Parish Hall, 6 Eliot St. Info:

Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra with special guest Strings Theory Trio, Sat., April 25, 8pm, Eliot Hall, 7 Eliot St. Info:

JP Concerts at St. John’s, 1 Roanoke Ave. Info: April 26, 4 pm:  Boston Chamber Symphony Spring Concert.

Greenough House Parlor Concert series, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St., 524-3158. May 3: The Devine – Nix Duo. May 17: Libella 20th anniversary concert.

JP Jubilee presents Heart & Soul, senior singers, Sat. May 9, 12:30pm, JP Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. Info: 524-2053.

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.

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:

Square Dance, all ages, beginners welcome, live old-time music and callers, second Sunday each month, 7:30-10pm, $7-10 sliding scale, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: [email protected] and


Art4Music fundraiser for JP music festival, $10 suggested, Sun., May 3, 3-5pm, James’s Gate, 5 McBride St. Info:

Rob Stull: Connection 2, exhibition of comics & graphic art by Eliot School faculty member, May 7-31, reception May 7, 6-8pm. Artist’s Talk May 21, 7pm. Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info:


Story Club Boston, storytelling/reading event with featured performers Jill Jaracz, Brian Longwell and Julie Scanlon, selected audience members have eight minutes to tell their own story based on the night’s theme, Mon., April 27, 6:30pm, Milky Way Lounge, 284 Amory St. Info:


Chapter and Verse series, 7:30pm, $5 suggested donation, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. May 15: Sandra Storey. Info:

Author and entrepreneur David Rose in conversation with George Fifield, founder and director of Boston Cyberarts Gallery on design, technology, and digital creation; book signing, Thurs., April 30, Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St. Info:


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4.

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

Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Mon., April 27, 11am: “Dia de los Ninos concert” with Mariana Iranzi. Tuesdays: Preschool storytime, 10:30; Creative Library Drama, 4pm. Wednesdays: Babies and Books, 10:30; Kids Club, 4pm.

Second annual Fairy Home Building Workshop, co-hosted with FPC, Thurs., April 24, 10am-noon, Schoolmaster Hill in Franklin Park. Info:

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.


Farnsworth House used book sale, Fri., April 24 noon-4pm, April 25 10am-2pm, 90 South St. Info: [email protected]


Bird watching walk, 90 minutes, May 2, 8am, Arnold Arboretum, meet at Peters Hill gate on Bussey St. Bird guide/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, 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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