Hill Agenda, September 8, 2017

The deadline for Hill Agenda listings is noon, Tues. Oct. 3 for the Oct. 6 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

Annual Back of the Hill Block Party, Sat. Sept. 16, 1-4pm. In front of the Lawn St. Community Garden. For everyone, old and new residents, street games, potluck dishes and barbecue/hamburgers/hot dogs from Back of the Hill CDC. Info: 739-1489.

John Coltrane Memorial Concert Ensemble: 40 Years of Celebrating ‘Trane20-piece ensemble directed by Carl Atkins. Hosted by José Massó.
Presented in collaboration with Northeastern University.
Blackman Auditorium, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue. Oct. 6 & 7, 7:30 pm. Tickets for reserved seating: $20-$35 (plus $3/tix service charge).
Package deal available to attend both Oct. 6 & 7 concerts.
 For tickets, visit www.friendsofjcmc.org or call 671-0789.

Everybody, Everything: Photographs by Andy Warhol, From 1958 until his death in 1987, Andy Warhol chronicled his daily life. This exhibition of Polaroid and black and white images offers a glimpse into Warhol’s obsessions and the fascinating world he built for himself in New York. Thru Oct. 21 in the President’s Gallery, MassArt.

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

ASL NIGHT Sept. 13, coinciding with Deaf Awareness Month, the MFA invites the Deaf community and friends to celebrate the art and language of Deaf culture. The evening’s program includes American Sign Language tours and spotlight talks, performances and art-making activities.

Get Out Screening, MFA partners with Roxbury International Film Festival to present a free outdoor screening of Jordan Peele’s groundbreaking horror film Get Out, taking place on the Museums Huntington Avenue lawn. Screening starts after sundown, around 8pm. Beer, wine, and snacks available for purchase, and visitors are invited to bring a blanket or low chair, a picnic supper, and nonalcoholic beverages to enjoy during the film.

MARK ROTHKO: REFLECTION An immersive display of 11 masterpieces by Mark Rothko, on loan from the National Gallery of Art, invites visitors to contemplate the power of art to shape human experience. The exhibition opens Sept. 24, with a lecture by curator Elliot Bostwick Davis taking place in the afternoon. The program explores the early painting Thru the Window (1938), on public view in the U.S. for the first time, as a starting point for the evolution of Rothko’s artistic vision.

SEEKING STILLNESS A series of new installations in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art lead visitors on a journey of introspection through thematic displays focusing on spaces of contemplation; the artistic process as a form of meditation; and nature as a site for clearing the mind. The exhibition (opening Sept. 24) juxtaposes work by a broad range of artists—including Edward Weston, Agnes Martin, Park Seo Bo, Larry Bell, Martin Puryear, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Shellburne Thurber and Zhan Wang.

ANNETTE LEMIEUX: MISE EN SCÈNE Annette Lemieux is the recipient of the MFA’s 2017 Maud Morgan Prize, a biennial award honoring a Massachusetts woman artist. This special solo exhibition (opening Sept. 24) debuts a new body of work, inspired by or directly quoting classic films like To Kill a MockingbirdThe Great Dictator and Fahrenheit 451. Visitors are invited to join Lemieux for an in-gallery talk about her exhibition following a screening of The Great Dictator on Sept. 28.

         BLACK AND WHITE: JAPANESE MODERN ART Centered around a newly acquired, large-scale work by calligrapher Inoue Yūichi, this exhibition (opening Sept. 30) showcases a selection of avant-garde works in the monochrome aesthetic shared widely in Japan and beyond.

MFA FILM Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival and MFA Film present a spotlight series on recent LGBT-themed films from Mexico (September 7–10). Additional highlights include Michelangelo: Love and Death (September 3–30), My Journey through French Cinema (September 6–22), After Love (September 13–27) and Letters from Baghdad (September 21–29).

MFA MUSIC On Sept. 21, ETHEL—one of America’s most adventurous string quartets, playing with the intensity of a rock band—hosts a performance that pays homage to women making their marks on the 21st century.


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

Councilor Zakim Neighborhood Office Hours, Fridays 8-9:30am at Mike’s Donuts, 1524 Tremont St. Sept. 22, Oct. 27.

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

BPDA Board Meetings, broadcast live on Boston’s government access channel, Comcast 24/RCN 13, and available for streaming video at www.cityofboston.gov/cable/live.asp.

         $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.

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