Sights and Sounds, Nov. 20, 2015

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Dec. 1 for the Dec. 4 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Politics Story Slam at Doyles Café, 3484 Washington St., Sat. Nov. 21, 7:30pm. $10. Info: [email protected]

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

         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]

Celebrating Olmsted 2022, “Passages to Yosemite” Olmsted Play National Tour and Betsy Shure Gross, Dec. 6, 3-5pm, Free, First Church of JP, Centre St and Eliot St. Info: 524-7070.

Egleston Winter Festival in collaboration with Egleston Square Main Streets, Dec. 12, 2-6pm in Egleston Square.


         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; Sundays starting Nov. 1: Open Mic.

Milky Way 22 Year Anniversary Party w/ the Void Union, Sat. Nov. 21, no cover, 21+. Milky Way Lounge.

Flute and piano recital by Alicia Mielke and Deborah DeWolf Emery, Fri. Nov. 20, 7:30pm, Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs St. Info: Alicia, 509-721-1885.

Applications available for Ladies Rock Camp, intensive 3-day weekend camp run by Girls Rock Boston, camp is to provide opportunity for women 21+ to form bands, applications can be found at

A Concert by JP Jubilee: Happy Together, Elizabeth Anker, director, Sat. Dec. 12, 2-3pm, Hope Central Church, 85 Seaverns Ave, free, voluntary donations accepted.

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/

Free Art Workshops, Creating Art At Home: using recycled materials, Dec. 3 and 10 from 9:30-11:30am at Jamaica Plain Head Start, 315 Centre Street. Holiday Traditions: such as creating greeting cards, wrapping paper, clay beads and baked goods, Dec. 7 and 14, 5:30-7:30pm with light supper at 5:30 at Jamaica Plain Community Center (Curtis Hall), 20 South St.

Nadine Darling Discusses New Novel with her editor, Allyson Rudolph of Overlook Press at 7pm at Papercuts JP, 5 Green St. Free and open to the public.

Handmade Holiday Gift Workshops at the Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts, make a gift for someone you love or step away from the season’s busy pace and make a beautiful object for yourself. Info:

Story Club Boston at Bella Luna/Milky Way Lounge, Mon, Nov. 23, 6:30pm, 284 Amory St. Featured storytellers: Reece Cotton and Conor Loughman, also storytelling open mic. This month’s theme: “Thanks a Lot: Stories of Gratitude, Real and Sarcastic.” Suggested donation $5.


         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.

BalletRox dance classes at Spontaneous Celebration for students grades K-12. Saturdays, 8am-12noon, Mondays and Wednesdays 4-7pm. Affordable, on a sliding fee scale. Ballet, tap, hip hop, street jazz, modern fusion. Info:; 224-7386.

*Curtis Hall Community Center, toddler/preschool storytime: Thurs. Dec. 3, 10:30am. Babies and Books: Fri, Dec. 4 at 9:30am. Major Bookworms Book Discussion Group, ages 7-9: Fri, Dec. 4 at 10:15am.


         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.


*Time Out For Family Caregivers, join AARP Massachusetts for a free, fun and friendly gathering with other caregivers, Thurs. Dec. 17, 6-8pm. American Legion Post 76, Main Hall, 280 South St. Register by calling 866-591-8105 or visit

Support For Vegetarian/Vegan Lifestyles, 2nd and 4th Fridays at Spontaneous Celebrations 6:30-8, see movies, enjoy potlucks, discuss scientific research, swap recipes and discuss challenges. Info: [email protected]

         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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