Sights and Sounds, Sept. 11, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 6 for the Oct. 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected]. Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

St. John’s Church Annual Yard Sale, fundraiser, Sat. Oct. 3, 10am-2pm. Corner of Roanoke Ave. and Revere St. Furniture, household goods, jewelry, books, and more.

         Octoberfest Fiesta, Oct. 29, 6-9pm, $75. Hosted by the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp. Samuel Adams Brewery, 31 Germania St. Food, drink, raffle, auction, live music.

         Harvest Moon Garden Party, Garden-inspired infused herbal cocktails, wine, beer, local food, and instrumental jazz, blues and soul music from the Travis Pullman Trio. Minton Stable Community Garden, 110 Williams St. Member Costs: $10 advance, $15 door. Nonmember: $15 advance, $20 door. Tickets include one drink voucher. Info: 542-7696 x2115.

Only When I Dance Screening & Conversation, an official ArtWeek Boston event, Sat. Oct. 3, 1pm-4pm. Hyde Square Task Force Youth Community Development Center behind the Blessed Sacrament Church, 361 Centre St. Contact Emma: 524-8303 x336 or [email protected].

         Crash Safely Benefit for the National MS Society. The event will feature Boston performers, all of whom MS has touched in some way. Oct. 17, Midway Café, 3496 Washington St, 21+, $10. Info: Nick Blakey at 857-719-9961 or [email protected].

Annual Making Change Happen Breakfast, hosted by the Hyde Square Task Force, Tues. Dec. 1, 7:30am, WilmerHale, 60 State St., Boston. Contact Emma: 318-6636 or [email protected].


         Midway Café, all shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Wednesdays: Coffeehouse Wednesdays, acoustic acts, 6-8:15pm, free; Thursdays: Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays, 6-8:30pm: Hippie Hour, free.

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.


         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/

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. 27, Nira Rock Urban Wild, 22 Nira Avenue. 635-4505.

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Fri. Oct. 9, 7:30pm. Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St.


         ArtWeek Boston, a creative festival for all with more than 100 events throughout Boston and beyond. Drum Dream Girl Story Walk, free, Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St., Oct. 3, 11am-1pm. Family friendly and ideal for children ages 3-10. The story walk will start at the Connolly Branch and will be read in pages spread across various storefronts along Centre St. Info:

         Friend of Regan Youth League End of Summer Celebration, Sun., Sept. 27, 5-8pm, Bella Luna Restaurant, 284 Amory St., complimentary pizza and snacks, cash bar. Info: [email protected].

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

         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.


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

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


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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