Hill Agenda, April 6, 2018

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. May 1 for the May 4 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

MassArt 29th Annual Auction, Sat. April 7. Auction will support student scholarships and academic programs. The 2018 live auction will include 34 pieces by internationally renowned artists, including Robert Freeman, Takashi Murakami, Alison Saar, Claes Oldenburg and new auction artist Sangbin Im; and local artists such as MassArt faculty members Rania Matar and Fred Liang, and MassArt alumni TRIIIBE BFA ‘01 and Clint Baclawski MFA ‘08 who is offering this year’s sole commission. This year’s silent auction of 288 lots features noteworthy artists, including Arlene Shechet, Robert Rauschenberg, LaVaughan Jenkins BFA ‘05, MassArt faculty member James Mason BFA ‘81, Christian Restrepo BFA ‘15, and Elisa Hamilton BFA ‘07. Door open at 6:30, Live auction begins at 8pm. Tickets $300 in advance, $350 at door. Bakalar & Paine Galleries at 621 Huntington Ave. Info: call 879-7014 or email [email protected]

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.

Wicked Queer: 34th Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival, Mar. 29-April 8.

Hollywood Scriptures: Childhood Stories, Curated by faculty in the Department of Professional Psychology at William James College, this film series offers a nuanced view of childhood innocence, illustrating the historical and cultural dimensions of family life. Following each screening, faculty members discuss the film through the lens of professional psychology. April 11–15

Cezanne: Portraits of a Life, Exhibition on Screen, the acclaimed series of exhibition-based art films, presents one of the most talked about shows of the year: an exhibition dedicated to the portrait work of Paul Cézanne, which is currently on view at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. April 11–27

November, Set in an Estonian village during feudal times, this bewitching folktale shows us a world where spirits and werewolves haunt snowy forests, and everyday objects can be brought to life. With astoundingly beautiful cinematography and a singular universe all its own, November is one of MFA Film’s top picks of 2018. April 13–25

24 Frames, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema. April 14–27

Art in Bloom, The MFA celebrates the return of spring with Art in Bloom from Sat., April 28 to Mon. April 30. For more than 40 years, the festival has paired art from across the MFA’s collection with floral interpretations created by 50 New England-area garden clubs. Art in Bloom launches with an Evening Preview of freshly installed arrangements on Friday, April 27 from 5–10 pm.

  1. C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions, On view thru May 28.

Supersized Printmaking, Explore the world of supersized printmaking on April 8 with BIG INK from New Hampshire! Join us for a special five-hour drop-in program featuring visual artists as they print giant hand-carved woodblocks on a 4′ x 8′ mobile printing press named “The Big Tuna.”

MAY LATE NITES – MFA Late Nites is back, bringing together art, culture, and community. The MFA will be open to the public for ticketed entry to the party from 8 pm to 2 am on May 12. The diverse event lineup features programming in partnership with local organizations, artists, and musicians. There’s something for everyone, from dancing and DJs to pop-up performances, intriguing bites and gallery exploration.


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: Fernando Rodriguez, number is 617 398 7447 email: [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

Sociedad Latina has opened its doors as a BPSCares Pop-Up Welcome Center every Thursday and Friday from 10:00am-4:00pm. Newly-arrived families from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean affected by Hurricane Maria will receive assistance on registering for school, registering for FEMA disaster relief, Mass Health, SNAP benefits, and obtain access to other resources to get settled in Boston. For more information, contact [email protected].

         $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.

Martin Mija of Roxbury Crossing was named to the dean’s list at the University of Massachusetts Amhert for the Fall 2017 Semester.

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