Hill Agenda, Jan. 5, 2018

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Jan. 30 for the Feb. 2 issue. Email listings to [email protected] Note: 617 should be dialed before numbers below, unless another area code is given.


Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services board of directors, first Monday of every month, 6-7:30pm, Mission Church Parish Center, 1545 Tremont St. Info: 566-6565.

Mission Main Tenant Task Force, the task force board requests residents’ help and input, third Monday of each month, 6-8pm, Mission Main Community Room, 43 Smith St. Info: 708-8515.

Mission Hill Neighborhood Crime Committee meets on the last Thursday of each month at 7 pm, Mission Church Music Room, 1545 Tremont Street.


$2 bag of produce, $1 freshly baked loaves of bread, offered by Mission Hill Health Movement, no questions asked; as many bags as anyone wants to take, Wednesdays, 4-6pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 427-6919.

Walking for Our Health Group, Thursdays 10 AM.  Departs from 1534 Tremont St.  Join the Mission Hill Health Movement’s Walking Group for a weekly walk; for both beginner and advanced walkers. Call 427-6919.

Boston Brakers power soccer, practices 1st, 2nd, 3rd Saturdays of the month, noon-2pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: facebook.com/bostonbreakers‎.

Music /Dance/Art

Robert Baines, Australia’s leading archaeometallurgist. In an exhibition of over 70 objects, Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies on view January 17 – March 3, 2018 celebrates the beautiful and whimsical works of the jeweler, goldsmith, and scholar. Free and open to the public at MassArt’s Bakalar & Paine Galleries. Special Events: Drawing Together, Wednesday evenings, 6-8pm. January 24 – February 28, 2018. Join us on Wednesday nights for drop-in drawing in the galleries! Sessions are facilitated by professional artists and educators, taking inspiration from the exhibitions on view and encouraging visitors to create collaboratively. Free and open to the public, with drawing materials provided. No previous art experience required. Family Day, Saturday, February 24, 11am-4pm. Free and open to the public. Twice a year, visitors of all ages are invited to Family Day at the Galleries. Drop in for fun-filled art making activities, designed and led by MassArt art education students, inspired by the exhibitions on view. Refreshments served. Plan Your Visit: Monday through Saturday 12 – 6pm. Wednesdays 12 – 8 pm. (Closed Sundays). Free and open to the public. MassArt, 621 Huntington Avenue (Avenue of the Arts). Enter through the Design and Media Center.

Legacy of the Cool: A Tribute to Barkley L. Hendricks, on view January 17 – March 3, 2018. This exhibition is a tribute to artist Barkley L. Hendricks’ legacy and a celebration of new generations of figurative artists of color. This group show features the work of 24 artists: Elia Alba, James Brooks, Taha Clayton, Delphine Diallo, Nona Faustine, Kris Graves, Barkley L. Hendricks, Ekua Holmes ’77, Rashid Johnson, Simone Leigh, Nate Lewis, Steve Locke M’01, Brianna McCarthy, Ari Montford, Zanele Muholi, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Deborah Roberts, Curtis Talwst Santiago, Amy Sherald, Xaviera Simmons, Tiffany Smith, Shawn Theodore, Hank Willis Thomas, and Keith Morris Washington ’93.

Recording Studio, Sociedad Latina’s Music Clubhouse has a high-quality recording studio and beatmaking lab available for the community. Tremont St. Info/Scheduling: Joe Stephen, 442-4299/sociedadlatina.org.

Ballroom dancing, offered by RTH, Sundays, 7:30-9pm, 2 New Whitney St., 1st floor. Info: 232-0400/[email protected]

Museum of Fine Arts

         Regular hours are Saturday through Tuesday, 10 am–5 pm, and Wednesday through Friday, 10 am–10 pm.

Free Open House, On Monday, January 15, 2018, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), in partnership with Citizens Bank, invites the community to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at a free open house. The annual event runs from 10 am to 5 pm, offering an array of programming throughout the day for all ages.

         MASTERPIECES OF DUTCH AND FLEMISH PAINTING On view through January 15, a celebratory installation commemorates one of the largest donations of European paintings in the Museum’s history. In addition to Rembrandt’s moving Portrait of Aeltje Uylenburgh (1632), the display includes winter landscapes, luxurious still lifes and humorous genre scenes.

MFA films, In January, we welcome the return of the Boston Festival of Films from Iran and UCLA Festival of Preservation, as well as a Friday favorite—the On the Fringe Film Series. This month, showing: The Square, Canaletto and the Art of Venice, Boston Festival of Films from Iran, On the Fringe: Indie Film in the 90s, and UCLA Festival of Preservation.

Festival of Films from Japan, The festival kicks off February 1 with a free screening of Your Name (2016), an anime feature with gorgeous imagery and deep emotional resonance that quickly became one of the most popular films of all time in Japan. The 7:30 pm screening will be preceded by a celebration in the MFA’s Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, starting at 6 pm and featuring live music by DJ Ian Condry, art-making activities and Japanese candies and confections at Taste Café. Free tickets for the event can be reserved starting at 10 am on January 30 and will grant attendees admission to Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics before and after the film screening.


Sociedad Latina’s Academy for Latinos Achieving Success (ALAS), a program which provides students with transition coaching through their first two years of college. 1530 Tremont St. Contact Jade Franco, 442-4299 or [email protected]


Weekly Bilingual Mandarin-English chat, practice Mandarin language skills with native speakers and others, must request Harvard building access permission 2 days in advance, Tuesday evenings, 6-9pm, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 615-9672 / [email protected].

Weekly Bilingual Cantonese-English chat, practice Cantonese language skills with native speakers and others, must request Harvard building access permission 2 days in advance, Friday evenings, 6-9pm, HSPH, 677 Huntington Ave. Info: 615-9672 / [email protected].

ESOL and citizenship classes, offered by RTH. Beginning ESOL, Mon. & Fri., 7:30-9pm. English for workplace, Tues. & Thurs., 7:30-9pm. Advanced ESOL, Fri 6-7:30pm, Sat. 7:30-9pm. Flynn conference room, 805 Huntington Ave. Citizenship class, Tues. & Thurs., 2:30-4pm, 2 New Whitney Street, 2nd floor. Info: 232-0400/[email protected]

Office Hours

Congressman Mike Capuano, members of Capuano’s staff, 4th Tuesday of the month, 4-5pm, Ula Café, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. Info: [email protected]

Neighborhood Coordinator from The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services, Shaina Aubourg, 2nd and 4th Monday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm, Tobin Community Center, 1481 Tremont St. Info: 635-2679.

Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont St., yearly membership:  seniors 55+ free, family & adults $20, teens 13-17 $10, 12 and under $5.  Info: 635-5216/ TobinCommunityCenter.org.

After-school, ages 6-12, M-F, Sept.-June, $60 per month plus membership. Homework help, tutoring, sports, arts, computers. Info: 635-5216.

MissionSAFE, leadership program for teens. Info: 319-0679.

Sports Camp, licensed sports for kids 6-13, M-F, 8am-4pm, $65/week. Register: 635-5217.

Adult/Family Fitness, Family kung-fu: ages 6+. Info: 635-5216. Adult tai chi: Mon., 6:30-7:30pm. Info: 635-5216.

Computer Lab, Open Access, Wed., 10am-1pm. Info: 635-5216.

Senior Activities, free for adults 55 and over. Tues. & Thurs.,10-11am. Info: Carmen Pola, 820-1089.

Public Notices

         $5 Million Reward, for information leading directly to the return of 13 works of art stolen two decades ago from the Gardner Museum. Anonymous tips can be mailed to 280 The Fenway. Info: Anthony Amore, Director of Security: 278-5114.

Mission Hill students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at MCPHS University, Kelvin Gandhi, Afrah Alkazemi, Florence Hur, Merissa Andersen, Emily Mai, Nicholas Munafo, Nicholas Roy, Thanh Dinh, Anh Vu, and Adam Florczak.

John Winske, Mission Hill resident, attained a Bachelor’s Degree from UMass Amherst.

7th Annual Clothing Drive, collecting any outerwear: hats, scarves, coats, sweaters, gloves, blankets, men and women. Dec. 1-Feb. 28. Fitz – 857-719-9467, sos.org, [email protected] Contact us to arrange pickup.

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