Sights & Sounds

The deadline for listings is noon, October 8  for the October 11 issue. Send listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.

Special Events

Jamaica Plain Historical Society.  Will be having a free Guided Walking Tour of Jamaica Pond will take place on Saturday, September 28 starting at 11:00am from  in front of the Bandstand, Pond Street and Jamaicaway.

The 24th Annual Taste of Jamaica Plain will be held on Thursday, November 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church, 7 VFW Parkway, W. Roxbury, MA

There will be delicious food and drink from over 20 Vendors.  There will be Kids Activities, Silent Auction, Live Music and Circus Fun for the Whole Family!

Tickets available at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-jp-2019-24th-taste-of-jamaica-plain-benefit-for-esac-boston-tickets-70058086623?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Silent Auction bidding is NOW OPEN at www.biddingforgood.com.  Search for “Taste of JP”.

Proceeds support the many programs at ESAC, a 501(c)3 non-profit community organization.  ESAC’s programs provide support for at-risk youth and low-income seniors.  Each year, ESAC helps hundreds of low-income senior homeowners age in place with home repairs, falls prevention devices , mortgage assistance and benefits enrollment.  

JP Toastmasters will be holding an Open House event on October 14 at 7:00 p.m. at The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain. The meeting will feature free food and drinks, introductions, and opportunities to practice speaking. As always, meetings are free for guests.

JP Toastmasters is known for Providing a Warm, welcoming environment where members help each other improve their public speaking and leadership skills. The club meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at The Footlight Club in Jamaica Plain.

The Annual Roslindale Day Parade has delighted people from all over the Boston area for over four decades.  Our 44th Annual Roslindale Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 6, 2019 stepping off at 1:00 p.m. from Washington Street by Adams Park in Roslindale Village,  proceeding up South Street, to Belgrade Avenue, to West  Roxbury Parkway, to Gottwald Rotary, to Centre Street, to South Street, and ending on Robert Street at Fallon Field.  

Stephen Judge and the Delfino Restaurant Family will be honored as Grand Marshals. 

Following the Parade, all are invited to join us in 

 Fallon Field from about 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. for refreshments, stage performances, a steel drum band, community information tables, face painting, and lawn games.

For information about how your group or business can participate, please call 617-327-4886, e-mail to [email protected], or visitwww.roslindaleparade.com.  

The Jamaica Plain Historical Society. will be holding a free Guided Walking Tour of Green Street will take place on Saturday, September 14 starting at 11:00 a.m. from in front of Southern Jamaica Plain  Health Center, 640 Centre Street.

In Spanish – Free Guided Walking Tour of Hyde Square neighborhood will take place on Saturday, September 14 starting at 11:00am from in front of Brendan Behan Pub, 378 Centre Street. Conducted by the Jamaica Plain Historical Society. 

Elliot School Will Have the Following Events:

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 and 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.

Arts, Music, and Culture

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

SOUL Music & Cuntry 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 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/

September 2019:

FRIDAY 9/27 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($7.00): Box of Records with very special guests The Greatest of Apes

SATURDAY 9/28 (Night Show) 8pm: Take it Out and Blow on It: A Tribute to Video Games! (Take it Out and Blow on It: A Tribute to Video Games with Burlesque, Bands, Comedy, Zelda, and more!

SATURDAY 9/28 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Scuzzy Yeti, Above the Din, Blue Manic, 25 Cent Habit

SUNDAY 9/29 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Half-Astronaut, Foley, Erin Vadala and her brother Charles Vadala and their band, TBA

MONDAY 9/30 ($5.00): Havins, Sweet Petunia, SOVIET.JESUS.CHOIR

October 2019:

TUESDAY 10/1: TBA

WEDNESDAY 10/2 ($5.00): The Zygote Theory, Kingshot, The Wood Floors, Mystere

THURSDAY 10/3 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Miilo

FRIDAY 10/4 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($10.00): Pink Boots Punk Band Takeover! with Depressors, SkyTigers, The Downhauls, and Set Fire!

SATURDAY 10/5 (Night Show) $8.00: Jean Paul Jean Paul plus special guests

SATURDAY 10/5 (Day Show) 3pm ($6.00): The Spots, Charmed And Strange, Bad Idea USA, Hot Molasses

SUNDAY 10/6 (Day Show) 3pm ($8.00): The Sinister Six with special guests Martin / Morell / Fredette and TRiPLE THiCK

MONDAY 10/7 ($5.00): The creepy freaks, The Softness Groupe, Jae Mannion, Moonbeach

TUESDAY 10/8 ($8.00): Snow Burial (Prosthetic Records), City of Dis, Mollusk

WEDNESDAY 10/9 ($5.00): Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests the Charlie Fuertsch / Corban Welter Duo

THURSDAY 10/10 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

FRIDAY 10/11 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($10.00 in adv – $12.00 day of): Lucifer Christmas presents: Not Your Mama’s Burlesque Show!

SATURDAY 10/12 (Night Show): TBA

SATURDAY 10/12 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): The Cotones, Ansonia, Sage & Syrup, TBD

SUNDAY 10/13 (Day Show) 3pm ($8.00): The Cranktones, with Sax Gordon and DJ Todd Purple!

MONDAY 10/14 ($10.00): Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’

TUESDAY 10/15: TBA

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

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 8 – 10 p.m., 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 www.milkywayjp.com 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 

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

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 www.bpl.org/homework.

Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain (617) 524-2053 will be hosting the following events:

Hispanic Heritage Month programs for kids:

Weds. 9/25, 4 p.m. Faroles Workshop with La Pinata. For ages five and up.

Sat. 9/28, 10:30 a.m. Sol y Canto Family Concert. Family program, all ages.

Weds. 10/9, 4 p.m. Concert with 123 Andres. Family program, all ages.

STEM Workshops for kids in 4th-8th grade.  Every Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. 

9/28–Paper Rockets; 10/5–Catapults.  Call or come in to sign up!

Cheese Program. Thursday, October 3, 6:30 p.m. Adam Shutes from Boston Cheese Cellar in Roslindale will guide us through the maze of different cheese types, which reflect how and where they were made. Cheese Tasting at the end!

Friends of the JP Branch Library–Annual meeting. Thursday, October 10, 6:30 p.m.  After a brief update, enjoy piano music and dessert. Everyone welcome!

Race and Inclusion Book Discussion. Saturday, September 28, 1:15-3pm. Roslindale Friends series hosted by the JP Branch. Discussing Coates book “The Beautiful Struggle”.  New book will be discussed November 2,16,23.

On Softer Ground: Patchwork Landscapes by Annie Cardinaux

Presented by the Friends of the JP Branch Library, Uforge and the JP Branch, viewable during library hours through October 31st.

Poetry Writing Workshop

Saturdays, through October 12, 2-3:30.  Join the class soon, no experience needed.

Race and Inclusion Book Discussion

Saturdays, September 28, 1:15-3pm. Roslindale Friends series hosted by the JP Branch.

Discussing Coates book “The Beautiful Struggle”. New book discussed November 2,16,23.

On Softer Ground: Patchwork Landscapes by Annie Cardinaux

Presented by the Friends of the JP Branch Library, Uforge and the JP Branch, viewable during library hours through October 31.

*Creative Aging. Through November 12, 2-4pm. Painting and drawing class for older adults (55+). Sponsored by Age Strong Commission, Office of Arts and Culture, Boston Public Library, Goddard House and Lifetime Arts.   First come first served so sign up soon!

Connolly Branch Library

433 Centre St., 522-1960, www.bpl.org.

Tours/Talks/Workshops

Stonybrook Fine Arts, Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshop and teen & adult classes in welding, foundry and mold-making, ongoing, 24 Porter St. Info: stonybrookfinearts.com.

Woodworking, sewing, art classes, fiber arts, photography, book arts. Children, teens, adults, year round. Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts, 24 Eliot St. Info: eliotschool.org 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]

Meet-Ups

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

The Midway Café

3496 Washington Street

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-9038

http://www.midwaycafe.com

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/

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Also Coming to the Midway in October and Beyond : 

Wednesday 10/16: MAGNET-O! Record Release Show with John Powhida International Airport and the Andrew Stern / Mike Castellana Guitar Duo

Thursday 10/17 (before Queeraoke): Sarah Nwafor / Julissa Emilee

Sunday 10/20 (Day Show): Settlements, Harry and the Hot Flashes, The Instamatics, Thee Fightin’ Fish

Wednesday 10/23: Ben Shaw, Alexandra Lillian, Will DePiano, The Suppressor

Thursday 10/24 (before Queeraoke): Wake Island

Friday 10/25 (after Hippie Hour): Road Soldier, The Manglers, New American Good Time Boys

Thursday 10/31 (before Queeraoke): Alex Schuman

Saturday 11/2 (Day Show): Slack Tide, The Hot Chocheys, Memphous, Skwrm

Wednesday 11/6: BP Arudda & The Big Picture, Humbug, Skylight Traveler, Martha Martha

Friday 11/15 (after Hippie Hour): The Cosmic Factory, Sacred Lake, Still, Day Grazer

Sunday 11/17 (Day Show): Mickey Rickshaw, Sgt. Scagnetti, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, Cheap City

Wednesday 11/20: Bernie & The Wolf (from Chicago), Sorry, slo-anne

Thursday 11/21 (before Queeraoke): Charlotte Jacobs

Saturday 11/23 (Day Show): Cactus Island, Ok Goodnight, Noah Kesselman, Jason Ji

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UPDATED AS OF 9/3/2019

Unless otherwise noted, The Midway opens at 4:00pm daily

Band listings may be subject to change without notice. For the most current and up to date show listings please consult http://www.midwaycafe.com

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Midway

Thursday 10/24 (before Queeraoke): Wake Island

FRIDAY 9/27 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($7.00): Box of Records with very special guests The Greatest of Apes

SATURDAY 9/28 (Night Show) 8pm: Take it Out and Blow on It: A Tribute to Video Games! (Take it Out and Blow on It: A Tribute to Video Games with Burlesque, Bands, Comedy, Zelda, and more! 

SATURDAY 9/28 (Day Show) 3pm: TBA

SUNDAY 9/29 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Half-Astronaut, Foley, Erin Vadala and her brother Charles Vadala and their band, TBA

MONDAY 9/30: TBA

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Coming to the Midway in October and Beyond : 

Wednesday 10/2: Kingshot, The Wood Floors, Mystere

Thursday 10/3 (before Queeraoke): Miilo

Friday 10/4 (after Hippie Hour): Pink Boots Punk Band Takeover! with Depressors, SkyTigers, The Downhauls, and Set Fire!

Sunday 10/6 (Day Show): The Sinister Six with special guests Martin / Morell / Fredette and TRiPLE THiCK

Tuesday 10/8: Snow Burial (Prosthetic Records) plus support

Wednesday 10/9: Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests the Charlie Fuertsch / Corban Welter Duo

Thursday 10/10 (before Queeraoke): Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

Monday 10/14: Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’

Wednesday 10/23: Ben Shaw, Alexandra Lillian, Will DePiano, The Suppressor

Thursday 10/24 (before Queeraoke): Wake Island

Friday 10/25 (after Hippie Hour): Road Soldier, The Manglers, New American Good Time Boys

Wednesday 11/6: BP Arudda & The Big Picture, Humbug, Skylight Traveler, Martha Martha

Sunday 11/17 (Day Show): Mickey Rickshaw, Sgt. Scagnetti, Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, Cheap City

Thursday 11/21 (before Queeraoke): Charlotte Jacobs

Saturday 11/23 (Day Show): Cactus Island, Ok Goodnight, Noah Kesselman, Jason Ji

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