Sights and Sounds, May 27, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. June 7 for the June 10 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

South St Youth Center Yard Sale, June 4, 10am-2pm, 125 South St/17 St. Rose St. Rummage sale, car wash, homemade lunch plate. Donations will be accepted at the Youth Center on Weds. June 1 and Thurs. June 2 6-9pm and Fri. June 3 12-8pm (no electronics please).

JP Spring Flea, 2 floors, 2 days, 50+ vendors, Sat. June 4 1-6pm, Sun. June 5 11am-6pm. Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Free and open to the public.

*CityPOP Egleston Grand Opening, Sun. June 5, 12-3pm. 3195 Washington St.

Boston Walk from Obesity, provided by Brigham and Women’s Center for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital, Sat. June 4. Info: [email protected] or 732-7603.

Spring Swing, an afternoon of live music, auctions, fine food, and beverages. Will also celebrate the work of 45 area artists with a silent auction. Fundraiser to support Urban Environmental Education and Scholarship Fund for Families. Sun. June 5, 3-6pm.

West Roxbury Rox, Fri. June 17, 6:30pm at Irish Social Club, 119 Park St. in West Roxbury. Tickets on sale now, $40.

Short Walk on a Long Day, evening ranger-led tour at Franklin Park, Sun. June 19. 2 hour tour, free, 6pm. Meet at Shattuck Picnic Grove (“Resting Place”)

Viva el Latin Quarter Summer Series, Theater performances on Tuesdays, Family zumba on Wednesdays, Concerts on the Plaza on Thursdays, Movies on the Lawn on Fridays. All events at Blessed Sacrament Church Lawn + plaza, 361 Centre St. June 21-Aug. 12.

Music

The Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Free Family Concert titled Magical Melodies and Music of Life, Sat. June 4, 2PM, in Weld Hall at the Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Avenue in Hyde Park. For children of all ages and their families and will be interactive, with time for questions and answers. An instrument “Petting Zoo” and demonstration will follow the performance in the Library’s beautiful outdoor Children’s Garden. Children will be able to handle and play orchestral instruments as guided by members of Chameleon, and will be encouraged to touch, blow, pluck, bow, and strike.

         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.

Old time music, Southern/roots music, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, 7.30pm, back room at Doyle’s 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.

dance

         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: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.

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: www.balletrox.info; 224-7386.

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Wednesdays, 6:30pm, Franklin Park, hill across from Golf Clubhouse. Info: franklinparkcoalition.org.

Art/literary

         Latin American Spectacle, May 28-29, 7:30pm. Based on Once A Blue Moon, Double Edge’s Summer Spectacle 2015/2016, the story follows a traveler who returns to his hometown after many years. Directed by Stacy Klein – Produced by Adam Bright, Created by Carlos Uriona, Matthew Gassman, Milena Dabova, John Peitso, Hannah Jarrell and the Double Edge Ensemble with youth actors, dancers, and musicians from Hyde Square Task Force. Begins at HSTF’s Blessed Sacrament Church Building, 361 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, and travels in parade to Mozart Park. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Pastors for Peace Caravan Fundraiser, feat. Manolo De Los Santos, divinity student in Cuba and staff member of IFCO. Premiering “The Power of the Weak,” a documentary related to Cuban society. Thurs. June 23, 7-9pm. First Baptist Church, 633 Centre St.

Jessica Valenti, founder of Feministing.com, will read from and discuss her new book SEX OBJECT with Rachel Hills, author of THE SEX MYTH at UForge Gallery June 8 at 7 pm. Tickets $7, available at papercutsjp.com/events.

Mark Beauregard, author of The Whale, Rachel Richardson, poet behind Hundred Year Wave, and Midge Raymon, author of My Last Continent, discuss writing love, exploration, and the sea at Papercuts. June 21, 7pm. 5 Green St.

The Sisters Rosensweig, a play by Wendy Wasserstein and directed by Frank Moffett, June 3-18 Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm. The Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St. Tickets: www.footlight.org.

Me, Myself, and I by Deborah Liljegren opens on June 2 at Uforge Gallery, on view to July 3. Reception June 4 from 5:30-7:30pm. 767 Centre St. Info: [email protected]

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

Youth/Families

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

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: www.bpl.org.

         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.

Classes

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

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

Meet-Ups

        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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