Sights and Sounds, Sept. 11, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Sept. 22 for the Sept. 25 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

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]

Climate Ride Northeast-Bar Harbor to Boston, charitable bike-a-thon whose goal is to raise $400,000 for climate change. Climate riders raise a minimum of $2,800 by Sept. 11 to participate. Visit www.climateride.org or call 406-552-0708.

Music

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. Volunteers needed. 433 Centre St., 522-1960.

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

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

ParkARTS Watercolor Painting Workshops, local art instructors welcome artists of all skill levels to join them and capture Boston’s parks on canvas. Free workshops include instruction and materials provided. Noon-2pm, weather permitting. Sunday, Sept. 13, Jamaica Pond Boathouse, 507 Jamaicaway. Sunday, Sept. 27, Nira Rock Urban Wild, 22 Nira Avenue. 635-4505.

Youth/Families

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

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.

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.

Classes

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

Community Arts Music Program for Seniors, Curtis Hall, 20 South St., Fridays 10:30-noon, starting Sept. 18. Info: 983-3638.

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, 2:30pm.

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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