Events - April/May 2016

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New Dance Classes with Liz Nania – Swing and Salsa

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - April 18 @ 9:00 pm

West Roxbury School of Dance, West Roxbury, MA


Liz Nania at OUT to Dance starts 8-week beginner classes in West Roxbury on Monday, Jan. 25.  No partner or experience needed.  Liz makes dancing fun and easy, even if you think you have two left feet! Rockin' Swing (7-8pm). The most fun and useful dance around.  Learn smooth leading and following and the most important spins. Salsa and Merengue (8-9).


State Representative Liz Malia’s Office Hours

April 15 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

JP Licks, 659 Centre St.

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


You can sit down with your legislator and her staff to discuss the neighborhood issues you care about, and pending legislation.


Harpoon Brewery Present: Open Mic Night at the Midway!

April 17 @ 9:00 pm - April 18 @ 1:00 am

The Midway Cafe

3496 Washington St. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130


This is the new home of what was formerly the Kings Open Mic. Every Sunday, you can see some of the city’s best comedians, musicians, poets, sketch performers, and more. If you’re interested in performing at the mic, it’s super easy. Just arrive, put your name on a slip of paper in a beer pitcher, and next thing you know you’ll be onstage! Sets are 5 minutes or 2 songs, depending on what you do.


Zumba Nights with Hyde Square Task Force!

April 18 @ 7:00 pm

Youth Community Development Center

361 Centre St.


Led by Zumba instructor Gerardina Arias-Halloran Classes starting March 7th Mondays and Wednesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Youth Community Development Center behind the Blessed Sacrament Church Building 361 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA Passes: Suggested donation of $5/class or a 5 class pass for $20. Class passes are available for purchase Monday, February 29th, and Wednesday, March 2nd, 9am-5pm at 375 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA. After that they will be available before class begins.


Art of Jazz

April 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery

102 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA


“Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes,” a stunning new three-part exhibition at The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art held in collaboration with the Harvard Art Museums, explores the interaction between jazz music and the visual arts.


Yankee Garden Tour

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Old Farm

9 Maple Street

Wenham, MA 01984


We’ll begin the day with a tour of the beautiful garden at Old Farm in Wenham, designed by landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1912. The Colonial Revival-style garden with rectangular garden beds and gravel walks is compatible with this old New England farmhouse, whose oldest parts date to 1659. The garden features daffodils, peonies, iris, phlox, and many native asters.


Ethel Cooper Gallery Film Gallery Series


April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Ethelbert Cooper Gallery

102 Mount Auburn St. Cambridge, MA


The Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African American Art presents a weekly series of films that demonstrating the music’s widespread and deep influence, as part of its ongoing exhibition “Art of Jazz: Form/Performance/Notes.”   The nine films featured include performances by legendary artists such as Billie Holiday, Thelonius Monk, and the Count Basie Orchestra, documentaries including Mingus: Charlie Mingus, which follows the bassist as he is forcibly evicted from his New York City apartment, and features including Bird.