Sights and Sounds, June 19, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., June 12  for the June 19 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

World Giraffe Day, with zookeeper encounters and info on giraffe conservation programs, Sun., June 21, 10am-3pm, Franklin Park Zoo. Info:

JP Regan Youth League End of Year Picnic, for players and families, with awards, Sat., June 27, 11am-1pm, Daisy Field, Jamaicaway/Bynner St. Info: 983-1563 or

Squirrel Fun Run & Costume Crawl, JP Music Festival fundraiser 1.5-mile run/walk around Jamaica Pond, Sun., June 28, 10am, Jamaica Pond Park, Jamaicaway at Pond St. Info:


Black History Music Celebration, hosted by Skippy White with performances by Darlene Wynn, Nelluc Elaev and others, Wed., June 24, 6-7:30pm, Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave. Info: 445-4340

Jazz at Taylor House, Taylor House B&B, 50 Burroughs St., April Hall/Tim Ray, June 19; Hermann Hudde, July 10; Brian De Lorenzo Celebrates Sinatra at 100, July 24; Steve Wark, Aug. 14; Meiningen Trio, Aug. 28. All shows 7:30pm and include wine/dessert reception.

Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park, ParkARTS stage behind White Stadium, Franklin Park, Tues., July 14: 11am: OrigiNation; 6pm: E-Water Band.

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.

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:


Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., “COLLISION: Stealing from the Real,” group show, thru June 28.


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

In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey, storyteller Diane Edgecomb and Celtic harper Margot Chamberlain performing international tales and songs about trees during a stroll through Arnold Arboretum, Fri.-Sat., June 19-20, 6:30pm, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Tickets $20 adv., $25 door. 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. June 29, 7pm: adult book discussion, “Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919” by Stephen Puleo.

Maker, documentary about maker movement, sponsored by Boston Makers, Thurs., June 25, 7pm, Hyde Square Task Force, 361 Centre St. Info:


JP Historical Society walking tours: Jamaica Pond, Sat., June 20, 11am, Pond St./Jamaicaway; Monument Square, Sat., June 27, 11am, Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Free. Info:


Our Neighborhoods & Stories, free family art workshop for ages 6-12, in English and Spanish, open to those with disabilities, with free light supper, presented by Families Creating Together, Tuesdays in July starting July 7, 5:30-7:30pm, JP Community Center/Curtis Hall, 20 South St. To register: 522-4832 or [email protected] Info:

BNBL Pee-Wee Basketball, boys and girls ages 6-10, Tuesdays and Thursdays starting July 7, Franklin Park. Info:

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4. 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. Family arts & crafts, thru June 19, 2-4:30pm. “Science Magic” with Museum of Science, Wed., July 1, 3pm.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Tues., 6/23 and 6/30, 10:30am: Preschool storytime; Tues. 6/23, 4:00pm: Creative Library Drama; Weds. 6/24 and 7/1, 10:30am: Babies and books; Weds. 6/24 and 7/1, 4:00pm:  Kids Club; Thurs. 6/25, 1:00pm: Yoga storytime with Ms. Sherry; Thurs. 6/25, 6:30pm: “Every Hero Has a Story” Summer Reading kick-off! “Sir George and the Dragon”; Thurs. 6/30, 2:00pm: Museum of Science presents Reptiles; Thurs. 7/2, 6:30pm: Nature Superheroes.

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. Sat., June 20, 11am, motivational speaker Cordelia Moye.




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:


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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