Sights and Sounds, Oct. 9, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues., Oct. 20 for the Oct. 23 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

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.

Fall Mini Clean-up, Sat. Oct. 7, 9am-1pm. Tools will be available at 8:30am at Curtis Hall, 20 South St. All interested residents who want to organize a local clean-up can call up in advance with Michael Reiskind: 522-1150.

Spaceship Sanctuary, concert by local artists. Fri. Oct. 23, 7:30-11pm. Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave. at Elm St. Presenting John Shakespear, Stephanie Meyers, All of the Animals, Scubaphone. Admission: $1. Info: 524-2547.

Democratic Presidential Debate Watch Party, Tues. Oct. 13, 8:30-11pm (debate starts at 9). The Dogwood, 3712 Washington St. RSVP with JP Progressives on Facebook.

Funkhouser Trio, Oct. 9, 7:30pm, Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St.

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]

Halloween Festival, hosted by the Hyde Square Task Force, Fri. Oct. 30, Blessed Sacrament Church Plaza, 361 Centre St. Info: 524-8303 x336.

Third Annual Turkey Trot, Thanksgiving Day, Thurs. Nov. 26, 9am, $25 in advance, $10 for 15 & under, Franklin Park Golf Clubhouse. Volunteers needed.

Daffodil Planting in Egleston, organized by Egleston Square Main Street, Oct. 24, 10am-2pm, with pizza and music at the Peace Garden.

Sustainable is Possible: Lessons from Dancing Rabbit EcoVillage, Thurs. Oct. 15, 7-8:30pm, First Church, 6 Eliot St.


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/

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

Weird and Wicked, exhibition revolving around the theme of macabre, fearsome, and masked. Through Nov. 1, UFORGE Gallery, 767 Centre St.


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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