Sights & Sounds

The deadline for listings is noon, July 23  for the  July 26 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special events

Free Guided Walking Tour of Stony Brook/Brookside Neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 13 starting at 11:00am from in front of Stony Brook MBTA station on the Orange Line. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

In Spanish – Free Guided Walking Tour of Hyde Square Neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 13 starting at 11:00am from  in front of Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre Street. Conducted by  the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Free Guided Walking Tour of Hyde Square Neighborhood will take place on Saturday, July 20 starting at 11:00am from in front of Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre Street. Conducted by  the Jamaica Plain Historical Society.

Gilio-Whitaker Book Signing. On Wednesday July 31 at 6pm, join Dina Gilio-Whitaker, author of As Long as Grass Grows: The Indigenous Fight for Environmental Justice from Colonization to Standing Rock, in a book signing and discussion at Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center.

Through treaty violations, struggles for food and water security and protection of sacred sites, Native people have resisted environmental injustice and land incursions for hundreds of years. Join indigenous researcher and activist Dina Gilio-Whitaker to explore this history and discuss how modern environmentalists can look to Indigenous resistance for new approaches.

This event is presented as part of America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century exhibition now on view at the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center

Arts, Music, & Culture

Jesus Drinks Free! 1950s-70s country, gospel, soul and RnB spun by 2 atheists (and guests) @Jeanie Johnston 9pm-Close FREE

Soul music & Country music. Foundational sounds of the American experience spun  monthly with love, admiration, and a deep want to create fun. Throw in a non-believer’s true lust for spinning GOSPEL music and you have Jesus Drinks Free. The music comes from the 1950s thru the 1970s. We’re @ The Jeanie Johnston Pub every first Thursday night of every month. Good times in Jamaica Plain.”

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.

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 Weekly Events Include; Radio Mamba’s Family Rumba, every Sunday 5pm-8pm, live Latin music.  Every Monday Stump Trivia from 8PM – 10PM, Teacher Tuesdays and Dirty Water Saloon line dancing for queer folks and allies at 7PM.  Every Wednesday live music from 6:30 – 9:30 PM.  Throwback Thursday from 6-8pm with rotating DJ’s barside.  Visit for more late night events Thu-Sun.

Old Time Music, Southern/roots music, second and fourth 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.

Doyle’s Cafe 3484 washington st Jamaica Plain 617-524-2345 …..Trivia every Tuesday 8pm-10pm Old Time Jam every other Wednesday PM..Now Featuring Live music first Friday of each month with Chris Baird and friends 8pm no cover Irish and American tunes

Dance and Comedy 

Dance JP Revival! Free your mind, body, and soul, and lift your spirits with high-energy, feel-good, socially conscious music from around the world! All ages. Wheelchair accessible. Nov. 16, 7:30-9:30pm, First Baptist Church JP, 633 Centre St. $5-$15 (No one turned away for lack of funds). More info:, [email protected]

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:

Learn to Stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.

Library Events

Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave.

Free Drop-In Homework Help

Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm

The library provides free, drop-in afterschool homework help for students in grades K-8 throughout the school year. Spanish assistance is available Mondays and Thursdays. Help is provided by trained, high-achieving high school students. This program is available at locations across Boston on days that Boston Public Schools are in session. The full list of locations is online at

Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053

Saturday, July 20, noon to 4:30.  JP Social Gaming.  Come and play games on a Saturday afternoon. All ages welcome. No registration needed.


Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053

Medicare: How does it work? Wednesday, August 7, 10:15-11:15am.  If you are approaching Medicare and have questions, please RSVP to 617-522-9270 and mention this event, along with your name and phone number.  Get your questions answered at this Ethos SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program.


Stonybrook Fine Arts, Make Your Own Wedding Rings Workshop and 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]


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]

Networking Group, Local Chapter of BNI, meets on Wednesdays at the Farnsworth House at 7am. Consists of 30 members of different professions. Through development and trust and relationships amongst the members, objective is to promote each other’s businesses. Members may live outside of JP, but common tie is either living in or servicing the JP area. Info: President of chapter Katelyn Atwater, info: 431-0929.

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