Sights and Sounds, May 22, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 2 19 for the June 5 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special  Interest

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.

Tour de Hives, a bicycle tour of JP apiaries/beehives, ends at Loring-Greenough House with lunch, Sun., June 7, 9am. Tickets/info:

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. May 22, $10: The Nickel & Dime Band. May 23: Nice Guys. May 24, $5: plastique with DJs Brian Halligan and James Derek Dwyer. May 25, $5: Solid State Entity. May 26: : Andy Mowatt’s Steely Jam. May 27, $8: Bean Pickers Union. May 29, $8: Mount Peru. May 30, $8: Death Waltz ’76. May 31, $8:  Swiss Clark. June 1, $5: Katie McShane’s First. June 2, $10: JP Bar Wars Round 2. June 3, $7: Positive Negative Man. June 4, $5: Doug Linse. June 5, $20: Keep Art & Music In Our Public Schools – A Benefit for the Curley School.

The New Old-School Party, 3050 Music Group benefit, speakeasy costume best, Sat., June 6, 7-11pm, Urbano Project, 29 Germania St. Info:

Eliot Street Soirée, jam with Terry Kitchen, Joe Spilsbury and HeartSoulVoice (Janna Maria Fröhlich), Sun., June 7, 6pm, First Church UU, 6 Eliot St. Info: [email protected]

Missed Connections: From Tender to Tinder Party, performance by Opera on Tap, Wed., May 27, 9-11pm, Milky Way, 284 Amory St. Info:

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyles Cafe, 3484 Washington 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.

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


Rob Stull: Connection 2, exhibition of comics & graphic art by Eliot School faculty member, through May 31. Uforge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Info:

Land of the Free: Gifts and Giving as Artistic Intervention, exhibit & performance, Wed., May 27, 6-8pm, Urbano, 29 Germania St. Info:

Collisions: Stealing from the Real, 10-artist show on the transformative power of play and technology’s place within this act, May 22 – June 28, opening reception Fri., May 22, 6-8pm, Boston Cyberart Gallery, 141 Green St. Info:


The Cat’s Meow, play about a murder among Hollywood celebrities aboard a yacht in 1924, Fridays and Saturdays June 5-20, 8pm, Footlight Club, 7A Eliot St. Info:


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mon., June 29, 7pm: adult book discussion, “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919” by Stephen Puleo.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mon., June 15, 6pm: LGBT pride month films, “Dallas Buyers Club.” June 29, 7pm: adult book discussion, “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919” by Stephen Puleo.


Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4. June 1, 6pm: lego builders club, ages 4+. June 5, 10:30am: baby time, songs and movement, ages 18 months +. June 16, 11am: Storytime with therapy dog. June 23, 3pm: drop-in craft session, ages 6+.

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave., 445-4340. Mon.-Thurs., 3:30pm-5:30pm: homework help. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30am, preschool storytime. Fridays, 10:30am: baby/toddler music time. 2-4:30pm, through June 19: family arts & crafts. Thursdays, 10am, through June 4, 21: Thursday tech training.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. May 26, 10:30am: Reading Readiness: Let’s be Loud.  May 27, 10:30am: Babies and books. Wednesdays, 4:00pm: Kids Club. Tues., June 9 & Mon., June 15, 4pm: Special Revolutionary War programs.

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.


Jamaica Plain Branch Library. 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Thurs,. June 18, 6:30pm, Judah LeBlang presents “Finding my Place: One Man’s Journey through the Middle Ages”; Sat., June 20, 11am, motivational speaker Cordelia Moye.

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Mon., June 8, 6:30pm: “A Black Chick Watching Black Chicks in Media,” interactive presentation for teens and adults.



Boston Walk from Obesity, fundraising event for the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Sat., June 13, registration 7:30pm, walk 9am, Faulkner Hospital and the Arnold Arboretum. Info:


Franklin Park Edible Plant Walk, local naturalist, Pam Kristan, and members of the Boston Food Forest Coalition will lead a relaxed foraging walk, Sat., May 23, 11am-1pm, meet at Valley Gates, the dirt parking lot midway along the park road across from the golf course and next to the Pierpont Road fork. Info: [email protected] / 442-4141.

Emerald Necklace Walk, six-hour walk beginning in Franklin Park, ending in Back Bay Fens, registration required, Sun., June 7, 8am-2pm. Info: [email protected]


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.

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]


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