Sights and Sounds, June 24, 2016

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. July 5 for the July 8 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Stoneybrook Neighborhood Association Social Patio Party, Sat. June 25, 3-7pm, 12 Stedman St. Home of Ruth, Scott, and Josh. Bring something edible or drinkable to share. All are welcome.

            Prayer & Rally Walk for Community Peace, Sat. June 25. We will join our hearts in communal walk, touching the desire for peace and unity that resides deep down within us, while we embrace the pain and the suffering that exists in our communities today. Please, respect the intentions of organizers and participants and refrain from bringing signs or making divisive statements of any kind. We are uniting to walk for Community Peace. Info: Marcos, [email protected] or 606-6205.

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.


         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.

SongBeat Circle, a song & drum circle hosted monthly on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30p.m. in the Parish Hall at First Church in Jamaica Plain.  Facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, SongBeat provides the community surrounding Jamaica Plain a place to sing and drum together. Participants will hopefully gain a sense of connection with others, experience the healing of live music-making, and find some joy in their busy lives.  All ages welcome. Donation of $5 to $10 is encouraged.  No musical experience or talent required. Info: [email protected], 524-1634 or 775-7602.  Summer 2016 SongBeat will be on 7/5/2016 and start up again on 9/6/16 and thereafter the first Tuesday through June 2017.


         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:

Bomba Dance Lessons, Hyde Sq. Task Force, 209 Green St., Sat. June 25, from 2-5pm. Mon. June 27, rehearsal at Mozart Park 6-8pm.

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.

Line dancing with Mz. Rhythm is back! Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Franklin Park, Refectory hill across from Golf Clubhouse. Info:


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

Jameston & Thompson Picture Framers Open House, free community event at our studio, work by over 15 artists. Huge sale on frames, matboard, panels, and acrylic, large format Polaroid Portraits, Walnut ink portrait drawings, free raffle, live bluegrass music, snacks and drinks galore. Sat. June 25, 2-6pm, 15 Greenview Ave.

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


         JP Regan Youth League Picnic, Sat. June 25, 11am-1pm. To celebrate another successful youth baseball and softball season. Daisy Field (corner of Jamaicaway and Bynner). Free food and drinks for players and families. Special Guest – Wally the Green Monster.

         The Eliot School, summer program for children ages 6-14, one week at a time, June 13-July 29. We still have some space open in Lego, Art, Comics, Animation and other sessions. Details:; ELIOT SCHOOL 340th BIRTHDAY YARD PARTY for all ages, Fri. July 29, 6-8pm, food, ice cream, live music by The Mytical Misfits, and fun birthday activities for all. Co-sponsored by FoMu Ice Cream and JP Porchfest.

         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. 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. Super-Cold Science with the Museum of Science, Tues. June 28, 2pm, for ages 6-10; Black Music History Month Concert, Weds. June 29, 6pm, a conversation about historical musicians and musical performances from local artists, open to all ages; Baby/Toddler music time, Fri. July 1, 11:15am and ongoing weekly, for ages 0-2 and their caregivers.

         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.


         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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