Sights and Sounds, Sept. 29, 2017

The deadline for listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 10 for the Oct. 13 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

            Roslindale Day ParadeSunday, October 1st, 1:00 p.m.

stepping off from Washington and South Streets at Adams Park

and concluding at Fallon Field.  Info

or call 617-327-4886.

ESAC invites you to RAIN DATE AUCTION and Reception

Thurs. Oct. 5, 5-8pm  Arborview Realty, 709 Centre Street., 524-2555.

Home Buyers Happy Hour Event, Thurs. Oct. 19, 5:30–8:30pm at Bella Luna. Did you know it’s cheaper to buy vs rent in Boston? No commitments. We just want to find your perfect home. Free food and drinks!


City of Boston Career Fair, On Thurs. Oct. 19, the City of Boston will host dozens of City departments and participating employers in a career fair to help connect Boston residents to employment opportunities within the City of Boston and at private companies and non-profits. The event will be held at English High School in Jamaica Plain, and residents are encouraged to attend and learn more about career opportunities within the City of Boston and its agencies. 5:30-7:30pm, English High School, 144 McBride St.

Octoberfest Fiesta, annual fundraising spectacular for JPNDC. Thurs. Oct. 12, 6-9pm. Sam Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St.

Arts and culture

HONK! Festival, 
Festival of activist street bands.
October 6-8, 2017
Various neighborhoods throughout Somerville, Cambridge, and Boston.
Rain or shine; free and open to all.
For further information:, 617-383-HONK (4665). Volunteers and donations needed.

Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops free concert at the Playstead at Franklin Park, Sun. Oct. 1 at 3pm.

Eliot Street Soirée presents “Sanctuary”, raising funds for First

Church in Jamaica Plain’s Level 2 Sanctuary status in support of Bethel AME Church’s Level 1 sanctuary program. Sat. 10/21, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. First Church in Jamaica Plain, Unitarian-Universalist, 6 Eliot Street. Tickets $10 (in advance and at the door). Performing artists.

Book launch, 10/3: Author Christopher Irvin will launch RAGGED; or, The Loveliest Lies of All (Cutlass Press) at Papercuts J.P. – 5 Green Street at 7 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Irvin will appear at Bouchercon in Toronto and the Merrimack Halloween Festival later this month. More information on RAGGED at

Healing and Resiliency: Gelatin Silver Prints by Madeline Fine.

A visual study of environmental and human impact on trees, our stalwart silent sentinels. “Who Speaks for the Trees?” This exhibit will be at We Are Hair, 18 Hyde Park Ave., Jamaica Plain, across from Forest Hills Station, Sept. 22nd  through Nov. 1st. Artist’s reception will be First Thursday, Oct. 5, 5:30 – 8pm at We Are Hair. Light refreshments & Live Music. [email protected]

For a Future to be Possible/Cho một tương lai có thể có with Ngoc-Tran Vu and Anna Wexler includes a photo series taken in Vietnam, and an opening event on Friday evening, October 6th, from 6-9 p.m. when an altar for healing will be constructed, with participation by the audience.

For more information see Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Oct. 6-8.

Riot Theater Free Improv, Enjoy a FREE day of improv at The Riot Theater, Boston’s home for improv, sketch, and stand up in Jamaica Plain. New shows and classes start every hour, and we’ll end with an improv jam, open to all. We’ll have delicious pizza generously provided from our awesome neighbors at Italian Pizza & Subs, and prizes from local JP businesses. Come by for an hour, or all day! Sept. 30. The Riot Theater, 146A South St.

The Evolution of an Urban Landscape: Recent Paintings of Forest Hills by Andrew Haines. The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Hunnewell Building, 125 Arborway. Through Oct. 8. Artist Talk on Sat. Sept. 16, 1-2pm.

The Haven, HOOTENANNY – JP’s OPEN MIC EVERY WEDNESDAY, hosted by Tom Dowd. Sign up is 9.30pm and we have prizes every Wednesday for the most interesting acts. All times 9.30 – 12pm. THURSDAY IS JAZZ NIGHT,

All times 9.30 – 12pm.

Film at Jamaica Plain Branch Library, We are thrilled to announce that there are three opportunities to see The Man in the Cowboy Hat this fall! The film, a documentary about Carlos Arredondo, will show at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library on Thursday evening Oct. 5 at 6:00pm. Please join filmmakers Janice Rogovin and Laura McLam for the screening and Q&A following.The Man in the Cowboy Hat will also screen at the Newburyport Documentary Film Festival, September 15 – 17, and the Boston International Latino Film Festival, September 28 – Oct 1.

         Midway Café, All shows 21+, doors 8pm, 3496 Washington St, 524-9038. Thursdays are Queeraoke lesbian night; Fridays 6-8:30pm are Hippie Hour, free; Sundays 9pm-2am are open mic.

Jeanie Johnston Pub, 144 South St. Open Mic hosted by Tony Bluze, Sundays at 8pm. More events at

Bella Luna & The Milky Way, Off the Wall Mondays, every Monday from 6-8pm listen to DJ J-Wall and enjoy sliders and fries for $8. Stump trivia to follow at 8pm. Jazz Wednesdays, every week 6:30-9:30 live jazz. Cielo Lounge every 4th Friday, salsa & reggae dance party, $5 cover, 21+, live music starts before 10pm.

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 JP 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.


         Line Dancing with Mz. Rhythm, Weds. 6:30-8pm. On Refectory Hill in Franklin Park – up the hill from the golf clubhouse overlooking Blue Hill Ave. All ages welcome!

         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:


         Roberto Clemente 21 Sports Program, accepting applications for the 2017 Little League Baseball Season. For boys & girls ages 5-18 years old. Info: Contact Alfredo Liriano at 828-9524 or [email protected]

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

         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.

Egleston Square Branch library


Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St., 522-1960,


Paintings by Hector Perlera and Efrain Perlera Guillen, and photographs

of El Salvador by Gloria Carrigg


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Enjoy readings from an eclectic mixture of published, emerging, and

aspiring writers, in honor of Blanca Burgos.

Monday, October 16, 5:30 p.m.

CONCERT WITH 1,2,3 ANDRÉS Kids can sing, jump, and dance in this high energy, bilingual interactive show. Tuesday, October 3, 10:30 a.m.

FAMILY CRAFT NIGHT Decorate your own fall or Halloween-themed salt dough ornament.  For all ages. Monday, October 23, 6 p.m.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN PARTY! Join us for face painting, crafts, & a trick-or-treat parade around Hyde Square. Tuesday, October 31, 3:30 p.m.

LEGO BUILDERS CLUB Fun building for ages 4 and up. Monday, October 2, 6 – 7 p.m.

BILINGUAL STORY TIME / HORA DEL CUENTO BILINGÜE, Join us for stories and songs in English & Spanish. For children 2-4, with an adult.

Acompáñanos para cuentos y canciones en inglés y español. Para

niños/as de 2-4, con un adulto. Tuesdays, October 10, 17, & 24, 10:30 a.m. / Martes, 10, 17, & 24 de octubre, 10:30 a.m.

BABY STORY TIME Stories & songs for babies up to 18 months old. Fridays, October 13, 20, & 27, 10:30 a.m.

CHILDREN’S FILMS Short, fun films for preschoolers. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m.

HOMEWORK HELP Boston Public School teacher:  Mondays, 4 – 6 p.m. High school mentors for grades K – 8:  Mondays – Thursdays, 3:30 –

5:30 p.m.

BOOK DISCUSSION FOR ADULTS _Moonglow_ by Michael Chabon.

Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.

ESL CONVERSATION GROUPS, Thursdays, October 5, 12, & 26, at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, & 26, at 3 p.m.



John McDonough and Rep. Liz Malia: Health, Humanity and Environment, Tues. Oct. 17 7pm-9pm. First Chuch JP| 6 Eliot Street 

Co-hosted with Addams Richards Tubman Institute. We welcome back former Jamaica Plain State Representative John McDonough, the champion of the Massachusetts health care system, which served as a national model for the Affordable Care Act. John and current State Representative Liz Malia will reflect on two decades of working to expand quality health care coverage. They will be joined by Boston City Councilor Matt O’Malley and other special guests. For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]. This program is free and open to all.

George Bucknam Dorr: from Jamaica Pond to Comm Ave. Sun., Oct. 8, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Hunnewell Building, Arnold Arboretum.

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal, Weds. October 11

7:00PM – 8:30 PM, Arnold Arobretum, Hunnewell Building. Register at or call 617-384-5277.

         Weird and Worrisome Tour, Weds. Oct. 25, 6-7 PM. Meet at Loring-Greenough House, 12 South St. All neighborhoods have secrets but some are stranger than others. Just in time for Halloween, we will explore Jamaica Plain in Boston. Participants will stop at sites of anarchist robberies, stuffed elephants, and a nervine asylum and hear tales of trainwrecks and things that lurk beneath the surface of Jamaica Pond. The tour is hosted in collaboration with the Emerald Necklace Conservancy and the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. $10 registration fee per person. (No Charge for MHS, ENC, and JPHS Members)

         Free Guided Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond will take place on Sat. Sept. 30 starting at 11:00am from in front of the Bandstand, Pond Street and Jamaicaway. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

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

         Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: or 524-3313.

Shim Gum Do (Mind Sword Path), zen sword, karate and meditation classes, scholarships available, Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Info: 429-8024/[email protected]


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]

         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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