Sights & Sounds

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

Special Events

Champions for Change Gala & Auction benefiting the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center will be held on Friday, November 1, from 6:00  – 11:00 P.M. at Marriott Copley Place, 110 Huntington Ave, Boston.

You can make a difference and be a leader by attending the BARCC Champions for Change Gala & Auction. While you eat delicious food, listen to inspiring speakers, and enjoy the evening, you can take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to support survivors’ healing and make BARCC services possible. Together, we can prevent sexual assault, harassment, and abuse. Buy tickets or donate today. With a donation to the Champions for Change Gala you will honor our Survivor Speaker, Sohaila Abdulali, and our Champion, Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, as well as support BARCC’s free services for survivors of sexual violence.

Founded in 1973, BARCC is the only comprehensive rape crisis center in the Greater Boston area and the oldest and largest center of its kind in New England. BARCC provides free, confidential support and services to survivors, friends and families affected by sexual violence. Their goal is to empower survivors to heal and seek justice in ways that are meaningful to them.

The 16th Annual Costume Dog Parade and Fashion Show will be on Saturday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m. Registration and check-in will begin at 12noon at First Baptist Church (next to the Post Office). Entry Fee is $10.00 with proceeds to the City of Boston Animal Shelter. For more info, contact [email protected] 

The annual Halloween Stroll Trick or Treat will be on Thursday, October 31 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Candy will be provided by any business in the district displaying the orange Trick or Treat poster. Sponsored by the Jamaica Plain  Business & Professional Association.

A Fall Clean-Up and Daffodil Planting will be held on Saturday, November 2  from 9:00 a.m.  to 12:00 noon. Tools will be available at 8:30 a.m. at the South Street Mall (South Street corner Carolina Avenue).  All interested residents who want to help organize a local clean-up/planting can sign up in advance with Michael Reiskind at (617) 522-1150. 

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 meets the second and fourth Monday of each month 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

ELLIOT SCHOOL will have the following events:

L’Merchie Frazier: New Urban Monuments, Eliot School Artist in Residence exhibition through October 27.

 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 & 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 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/

October 2019:

 FRIDAY 10/25 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): Road Soldier, The Manglers, New American Good Time Boys

SATURDAY 10/26 (Night Show) $8.00: Bossnova, Poison T, Renegade Cartel, Lone Wolf James

SATURDAY 10/26 (Day Show) 3pm ($10.00): Straya The Bat (Stray Bullets covering Jaya the Cat), Maniacal Laughter (Bouncing Souls cover band), Black Cheers, Michael Kane solo playing acoustic Bruce Springsteen covers

SUNDAY 10/27 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): Radiator Rattlers, Blank Spots, The Brave Noise, Rooftops

MONDAY 10/28 ($5.00): Children of the Flaming Wheel, Bong Wish, BEND

TUESDAY 10/29 ($7.00): Tiffy, The Freqs, Summer Cult, The Jins, Charmed & Strange

WEDNESDAY 10/30 ($5.00): Graveyard Of The Atlantic, Husbands, Karate Steve

November 2019:

Friday 11/1 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($10.00): Polly Surely presents: Burlesqueaoke 4

Saturday 11/2 (Night Show) $8.00: Slack Tide, The Hot Chocheys, Memphous, Skwrm 

Saturday 11/2 (Day Show) 3pm ($8.00): Shut Up (NJ), HIXX, The Guilloteenagers, A Bunch of Jerks

Sunday 11/3 (Day Show) 3pm ($6.00): Payton Gin, Noah G. Fowler, Nora Meier, Paper Lady

Monday 11/4 ($6.00): Heavy Hands, Gasoline Virgins, Red Glare

Tuesday 11/5 ($5.00): Alexus Lee, Lisa Bello, Kaovanny

Wednesday 11/6 ($6.00): BP Arudda & The Big Picture, Humbug, Skylight Traveler, Martha Martha

Thursday 11/7 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: The Peppermints

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.

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: 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:

ESL Conversation Group. Every Tuesday, 2-3:30 p.m. We are glad to offer our ESL Conversation group again!

Spanish Conversation Group. Sponsored by Roslindale Branch. Every Saturday, 11:30-12:30

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

MOSAIC Concert. Saturday, 10/26 at noon. Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, fun for all ages.

Saturday Family Storytime. Saturday, 10/26 and 11/2, 10:00-10:30 a.m.

Toe Jam Puppet Band Halloween Spooktacular.  Monday, 10/28, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Roslindale Race and Inclusion Book Discussion-”The Bluest Eye”.  Saturdays, 11/2, 11/16, 11/23.  Sign up at 617-524-2053.

Poetry Reading–Ric Calleja. Thursday, 11/7, 6:30 p.m. Bring a poem to share

The Grey Divas. Thursday, 11/14, 6:30 p.m. Popular duo returns with concert of original songs and favorites with acoustic instruments.

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.

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

*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.

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

Not beyond this point

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: 

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

General Manager: Jay Balerna [email protected]

Booking/press inquiries: Nick Blakey [email protected]

Webmaster/Social media manager: Amanda Nichols [email protected]

Please let us know you received this.

riday 11/8 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($10.00 suggested donation): Curley School 80s Dance Party Benefit with DJ Eugenius – Keep Art & Music in Our Public Schools!

Saturday 11/9 (Night Show) $10.00 in adv – $15.00 at the door: All Together Now #11: A Multidisciplinary Event

Saturday 11/9 (Day Show) 3pm ($7.00): Pint Killers, See This World, The Damaged, Chris Skel (acoustic), and a special guest TBA!

Sunday 11/10 (Day Show) 3pm ($6.00): morgan miller, Hallam George and the Hallelujah Chorus, Lower Falls, Paul Caporino of M.O.T.O.

Monday 11/11 ($10.00): Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’

Tuesday 11/12 ($5.00): Bernie & The Wolf (from Chicago), Sorry, slo-anne

Wednesday 11/13 ($5.00): Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guest Brian Fink

Thursday 11/14 (before Queeraoke) $5.00: Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

Friday 11/15 (after Hippie Hour) 8:30pm ($8.00): The Cosmic Factory, Sacred Lake, Still, Day Grazer

Saturday 11/16 (Day Show) 3pm ($5.00): Rodentt (reunion), Classic Ruins, TRiPLE THiCK, Musclecah

Saturday 11/16 (Night Show) $12.00: DJ Easy Ed presents: The Hi-Risers, Goons (mems of Rocky Velvet), The Bop Thrills, and Easy Ed’s Record Hop

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ALSO COMING TO THE MIDWAY IN NOVEMBER AND BEYOND: 

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

Monday 11/18: Sloppy Joes Drag Night! A drag night hosted by Kirbie Fullyloaded and Plane Jane!

Tuesday 11/19: Big Time Kill, ryan flynn, Mei Ohara

Wednesday 11/20: Anaday, Lina Cooper, Submarina, Fool The Bear

Thursday 11/21 (before Queeraoke): Charlotte Jacobs

Friday 11/22 (after Hippie Hour): Deadline (Grateful Dead tribute)

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

Sunday 11/24 (Day Show): Johnny Cab, Kermit’s Finger, The Negans, Baabes, Bernie’s Garage

Monday 11/25: Doug Linse, Scott of Somerset, Daniel J. Turnbull, Kyle Flynn

Wednesday 11/27: We Are Space Horses, Gull Boy, handsome, Bravo Sierra

Saturday 11/30 (Night Show): Sueños Rotos, Avante, El Terco

Sunday 12/1 (Day Show): Shotgun Waltz, the Deep State, Church & Puppets, Blood Simple

Thursday 12/5 (before Queeraoke): Hollow Turtle

Friday 12/6 (after Hippie Hour): Daniel Miller and the High Life, Christa Joy and the Honeybees, Bill Dwyer Band

Sunday 12/8 (Day Show): The Bind, DnA’s Evolution, Rivers & Plains, Medical Maps

Wednesday 12/11: Fully Celebrated Orchestra with special guests Hilken Mancini & Friends

Thursday 12/12 (before Queeraoke): Britt Walsh (monthly residency)

Saturday 12/14 (Day Show): Baabes, The Von Traps, The Hi-End, The Stigmatics

Sunday 12/15 (Day Show): Thrash N Bang’s 8th Annual Punk Pizza Party!

Thursday 12/19 (before Queeraoke): Kailey Prior

Saturday 12/21 (Night Show): A Bunch of Jerks, Hambone Skinny, The Black Souls, TBA

Saturday 12/21 (Day Show): The Montgomery’s, The Thirsty Pirates, The Thigh Scrapers, M.O.T.O.

Tuesday 12/24 – Wednesday 12/25: The Midway will be closed for the holiday

Thursday 12/26 (before Queeraoke): Elle Brigida

Saturday 12/28 (Day Show): Atomic Bastards, Silence The Voices, Machine Gun Mayhem, A King’s Descendant

Sunday 12/29 (Day Show): Cook Bag, Louzy, DownBoy!, Circus Battalion

Friday 1/10 (after Hippie Hour): Sunshine Riot, Tsunamibots, If We Go At All, The Only Things

Sunday 1/12 (Day Show): Martin / Morrel / Fredette, Lower Falls, Twice- A-Day Ray, Members Lonely

Friday 1/17 (after Hippie Hour): Killian Whall

Saturday 1/18 (Day Show): TRiPLE THiCK, CRUNCHTIME, 1.4.5, Butterscott

Sunday 1/19 (Day Show): Feed the Beast, Devils Nite Out, Reaver, DJHiYella

Friday 1/24 (after Hippie Hour): The Young Americans (A Tribute to David Bowie) with special guests Gene Dante & The Future Starlets

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UPDATED AS OF 10/17/2019

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

General Manager: Jay Balerna [email protected]

Booking/press inquiries: Nick Blakey [email protected]

Webmaster/Social media manager: Amanda Nichols [email protected]

Please let us know you received this.

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Midway Cafe

3496 Washington Street  

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

617-524-9038

http://www.midwaycafe.com

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