Sights and Sounds, March 25, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Apr. 12 for the Apr. 15 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Black Lives Matter Vigil, Wed., Apr. 6, 5:30 to 6:30 on lawn of First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street. Come show your solidarity.

Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon, join us to ride 10, 30, 50, or 80 miles on the bike ride for social change on Sun. Jun. 5. Registration throughout March will be $15 for adults. Includes food, t-shirt, online fundraising page, and ride support. Also seeking over 100 volunteers for the event. Info:

Lauren Weedman and MISS FORTUNE, in conversation with Sugar Radio co-host and author Steve Almond, 7pm, Mar. 31, UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St. Tickets available through

Laughing Liberally Boston, a monthly progressive political comedy show, Sat. Apr. 9, 8pm, $8, the Riot Theater, 146a South St. Info: [email protected]

The Annual Jamaica Plain Spring Clean-Up/Boston Shines Sat. Apr. 23 9:00am-1:00pm. Tools will be available at          8:30am at Curtis Hall or 9:00am at Mozart Park. All interested residents who want to organize a local clean-up should sign up in advance with Jullieanne Doherty at or at 635-4855.


         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; Irish Sessions, every Sunday live traditional Irish music while you enjoy dinner, every Sunday in April in May.

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 Doyle’s Cafe, 3484 Washington St. Info: [email protected]

Oen Kennedy, Dean Steven, and Friends in Concert, Our own earth day celebration, Fri. Apr. 22, 7:30pm, $15 ($20 at door), Eliot Street Soiree, First Church in JP, 6 Eliot St.!eliot-street-soire/co7o.

Capoeira Gerais Boston’s Fundraiser Concert, feat. Forro Zabumbeca playing forro music. Sat. May 7, 9pm, 21+, $12 advance, $15 doors. Bella Luna & the Milky Way, 284 Amory St.

         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.

Hanging Loose Press 50th Anniversary Celebration, featuring Hanging Loose editors Robert Hershon, Dick Lourie, and Mark Pawiak. $5 or whatever you can afford, free refreshments. Info: [email protected] or 325-8388.

Earth Day Celebration, Oen Kennedy, Dean Stevens, and Friends in concert, Fri. Apr. 22, 7:30pm, $15, $20 at door, Eliot Street Soiree, First Church in Jamaica Plain, 6 Eliot St., 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:


         JP Reads Benefit Night at Tres Gatos, Tues. Apr. 5, 5:30-11pm. Join us for food, drinks, books, records, and fun. Tres Gatos donates 10% of all sales. 470 Centre St.

         TimeLine(s): Drawing Nature, exhibition in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, opening reception Sat. Apr. 30, 2-4pm, On view Apr. 29 – Jul. 3.

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

Book Launch for Perpetual Care, a new poetry book with photographs by JP resident Susan Eisenberg, exploring chronic illness. Sun. Apr. 3, 2-4 pm, Taylor House, 50 Burroughs St.,

This Changes Everything, film screening, refreshments, discussion, Sun. Apr. 3, 4:30 refreshments, 5:30 screening, First Church UU JP, 6 Eliot St. Reserve tickets at


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

Registration for softball and baseball Sat. Mar. 26, rain or shine, in the morning or afternoon depending on division. Info: or 983-1563.

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. 433 Centre St. 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.


         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.


Franklin Park: A Quiet Season Jaunt, an exploration of the “Country Park”, Sat. Mar. 26, 2-3:30pm.

Centre/South Streets Holiday Decorations Discussion, Weds., Apr. 13, 6:30pm at Taylor House Bed and Breakfast, 50 Burroughs Street. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain Business and Professional Association (JP BAPA). Brief presentation about what elements are considered in selecting and installing holiday decorations followed by attendees sharing decorations thoughts and ideas with JP BAPA members. All welcome. Info: 857-524-1717 or 617-524-4873.

         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]

Graphic Novel Book Club, Tues. Apr. 5, 4:30-5:30pm, to discuss Tomboy and Blue is the Warmest Color. For ages 14 and up. Egleston Square Library, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury. Info: 445-4340.

         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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