Sights and Sounds, Jan. 8, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Jan 26 for the Jan. 29 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 monthly progressive political comedy show, Sat. Jan. 9, 8pm, $8. The Riot Theater, 146a South 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; Sundays 9pm-2am, Open Mic.

Shiny Beasts and the Knock Ups Fri. Feb. 5, 21+, 9pm, no cover, Jeanie Johnston Pub, 144 South St. Info:

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

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.

JP Jubilee, the local senior chorus, will be resuming classes on Feb. 19 at 10:30am. Info: 983-3638.

Concert at St. Thomas Aquinas, music for epiphany by soprano MaryAnne Polich and organists Douglass Witte, Geoffrey Wieting and Lois Regestein. Parking, handicapped accessible, free-will offering, reception, all welcome, Sun. Jan. 10, 3:30pm, 97 South St. Info: 739-1340.

JP Concerts, Mark & Glen Zaleski on saxophone & piano, Fri. Jan. 22, 8pm; James Winn & David Kopp on flute & piano, Sat. Feb. 27 at 4pm. St. John’s Episcopal Church, info: [email protected]


         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/

“Pages,” a special invitational at Uforge Gallery which brings together gallery members, staff and friends who each created their own book cover illustrations in different media. Fri. Jan. 8, 6-9pm, On view until Jan 31. 767 Centre St.

Chapter and Verse Literary Reading Series, Daniel Johnson, Deborah Melone, and Jan Schreiber at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. Fri. Jan. 8 at 7:30pm. Suggested donation $5. Info: 325-8388.

Now You See: A Celebration of Courageous Kids, photography exhibition by Jacqueline Lamont at Connolly Branch Library, 433 Centre St.


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

Connolly Branch Library. Homework Help with Boston Public School teacher, Mondays 4-6pm, Homework help with high school mentor grades K-8, Mondays-Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm; Children’s films, Wednesdays, 10:30am. Bilingual Story time for babies up to 18 months, Fridays at 10:30am.

         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.


         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.


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]

YEP-Boston Book Club discusses “Whatever it Takes” by Paul Tough, which chronicles the development and implementation of the Harlem Children Zone, Free, Jan. 19, 6-8pm at Doyle’s Café, 3484 Washington St. Info: Nate Baum, 695-2473.

         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.

Book Discussion for Adults, The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Mon. Jan. 25, 7pm, Connolly Branch Library.

         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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