The deadline for listings is noon, August 6 for the August 9 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.
From Scratch Ice Cream Sandwiches! Thursday August 8, 7:30-9pm. $35 per person. In this hands-on NeighborFoodGroup workshop, you will make fresh vanilla bean ice cream and soft chocolate cookie wafers at my JP home off Forest Hills St. Info: www.neighborfoodgroup.com
New Urban Monuments: Community Lab, art making & conversation on the role of public monuments with Eliot School Artist in Residence L’Merchie Frazier and Teen Bridge. July 27, 10 am-2pm, Egleston Farmers Market, 31 Germania St.
Modern Monuments, family art-making with Wee The People and Eliot School Artist in Residence L’Merchie Frazier. What stories do public monuments tell, and what stories are missing? September 14, 2pm and 3pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St.
New Urban Monuments: Stand Up Inside Yourself! Art by Eliot School Artist in Residence L’Merchie Frazier and Teen Bridge about possibilities for public monuments. September 28 & 29, 12-5pm, Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St.
Eliot School Faculty Showcase at JP Open Studios, September 28 & 29, 11am-6pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St.
L’Merchie Frazier: New Urban Monuments, Eliot School Artist in Residence exhibition October 2-27. Reception October 4, 6-8pm. Artist’s Talk October 20, 3pm, Galatea Fine Art, 460 Harrison Ave. #B-6, SoWa.
Lantern Making for Spontaneous Celebrations’ Lantern Parade, all ages welcome. October 14, 2-4pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St.
Holiday Ornament-Making, family fun, all ages welcome. December 15, 10am-12:30pm, Eliot School, 24 Eliot St.
On Wednesday July 31 at 6 pm, 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 and Culture
Jesus Drinks Free! 1950s-70s country, gospel, soul and RnB spun by 2 atheists (and guests) @The Haven JP 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 Haven JP every first Thursday night of every month. “Good times in Jamaica Plain.” 2 Perkins St., Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2836
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.
All shows 21+ – Doors at 8:00 PM unless otherwise noted
EVERY THURSDAY 9:30 PM – 2:00 AM: QUEERAOKE (Drink – Sing – Dance – Repeat!)
Boston’s very best lesbian night (but everyone is welcome and all are invited!)
EVERY FRIDAY 6:00 – 8:30 PM (Free!): Hippie Hour with Mystical Misfits and Uncle Johnny’s Band (alternating weeks) and their friends playing the music of The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and more!
EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM (Free!): Open mic at the Midway Hosted by Angela Sawyer and Gabe Stoddard. Come one, come all! More info: http://midwayorthehighway.com/
FRIDAY 7/26 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Mercury on Mars, Nuclear Bootz, Balichutherium, Graneros
SATURDAY 7/27 (Night Show) $10.00: Les Sans Culettes with special guests Muck & the Mires, Fireking, and Hambone Skinny
SATURDAY 7/27 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): M.O.T.O., Jerry’s Got Jokes, Cook Bag, The Trades, The Runouts
SUNDAY 7/28 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Zipper, Road Soldier, Larseny, Jig Fish
MONDAY 7/29 ($8.00): Crunk Witch with special guests Telelectrix, Minusworld, and Mei Ohara
TUESDAY 7/30 ($8.00): The Prizefighters, The New Limits, The Dirty Dottys, DJ Panda
WEDNESDAY 7/31 ($5.00): Heavy Hands, Voting Yes, The Lightweight Champs, TIFFY
THURSDAY 8/1 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Dylan Roddick
FRIDAY 8/2 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($12.00): Cleaver/Walker/Messerly (Of Wussy) with special guests E, Chris Brokaw (solo)
SATURDAY 8/3 (Night Show) $8.00: Oppositional Defiance, Red Mantis, Death Pesos, Wrought Iron Hex
SATURDAY 8/3 (Day Show) $6.00: Townies, Mechanical K9, Louzy, Doom Beach
SUNDAY 8/4 (Day Show) 3pm ($6.00): Mandi Crimmins, Couch Beach, Daniel Yoong, Nismah Osman
MONDAY 8/5 ($7.00): 3ft (from Detroit) with special guests The Modern Voice and Numbers Have Names
TUESDAY 8/6 ($5.00): Muhammad Seven & The Spring, The Kieran Ridge Band, Hot Franks
WEDNESDAY 8/7 ($7.00): The Muckers, The Gobshites, Dori Cameron
THURSDAY 8/8 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Sool
FRIDAY 8/9 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Dead To You (featuring members of Skull and Roses, Uncle Johnny’s Band, and more!)
SATURDAY 8/10 (Night Show) $8.00: SEE THIS WORLD, Pint Killers, TBD
SATURDAY 8/10 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): The Ear Bleeds, Lewd, Moose Knuckle, Flashback
Jeanie Johnston Pub, 144 South St. Open Mic hosted by Tony Bluze, Sundays at 8pm. More events at jeaniejohnstonpub.com.
Bella Luna & The Milky Way Weekly Events include; NOLA Sundays every Sunday at 5pm with a live brass band. Stump Trivia every Monday 7pm-9pm, 50% of wings. Taco Tuesday, Teacher Tuesdays plus Dirty Water Saloon Line Dancing for queer folks and allies at 7PM. Live music every Wednesday from at 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Throwback Thursday with DJ J-Wall 6- 8 p.m. Visit www.milkywayjp.com for more late night events every Thu-Sat.
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
BalletRox Class Registration is Now Open: https://balletrox.info/dance-with-us/register. Classes start September 9, ages 4 to 18, at Spontaneous Celebrations. 617-224-7386 for more information.
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: https://tinyurl.com/DanceJPRevival, [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: www.lcfd.org/bgfe/512-5554.
Learn to Stiltwalk with Spontaneous Celebrations, 45 Danforth St. Sundays, 11am-1pm, $5. Info: 857-498-2438.
Egleston Square Branch Library, 2044 Columbus Ave.
Free Drop-In Homework Help
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 www.bpl.org/homework.