Sights and Sounds, Aug. 28, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 7 for the Sept. 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Open House at Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue, 43 Lochstead Ave, Join for conversation and light refreshments and an opportunity to meet members of the community. All are welcome. Weds., Sept. 2, 5:30-7pm.

Laughing Liberally Boston, a one night only political comedy show featuring some of Boston’s top liberal and progressive comedians. Sat. Sept. 12, 8pm, $8, The Riot Theater, 146a South St., Contact Matthew Filipowicz, 773-678-0478, [email protected].


Craftacular, Wed. Sept. 16, 7-9pm, patio BBQ with ribs, corn, and beer from local breweries. Live music by the Patrick Coman Band. $15 includes entry, beer tasting, and BBQ. 21+, Milky Way, 284 Amory St., 524-3740.

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.

Giant Book Sale, Sat. September 19, 10am-4pm. Connolly Branch Library, sponsored by the Friends of the Connolly Branch Library. 433 Centre St., 522-1960.


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:


Tidal Life, works by JP resident Jenine Shereos, ongoing, The Haven, 2 Perkins St. Info: 524-2836/


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

Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., 522-1960. Tuesdays, 10:30am: Bilingual Story Time / Hora de Cuento Bilingüe, ages 2-4; Children’s films for preschoolers, Wednesdays, 10:30am; ReadBoston Storymobile with storytelling and free book, Thursdays, 11:15am; Baby Time, songs and movement for ages up to 18 months, Fridays, 10:30am; Craft Night with making of potted plant with recycled materials

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.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. 524-2053. Preschool storytime, Tuesdays, 10:30am.;

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.


Guided Walking Tour of Stony Brook/Brookside neighborhood, Sat. Aug. 29, 11am in front of Stony Brook MBTA station on the Orange Line. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historial Society. Free.

Guided Walking Tour of Hyde Square Neighborhood, Sat. Sept. 5, 11am starting in front of Sorella’s Restaurant, 388 Centre St., Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Hisorical Society. Free.


Stonybrook Fine Arts, adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making ongoing, 24 Porter St. 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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