Jazz in Jamaica Plain Series at Rotating Locations on Thursdays

If you like jazz then you're going to want to check out the Jazz in Jamaica Plain concert series happening Thursdays for the next 12 weeks. The series is a partnership between JP Centre/South Main Streets and New England Jazz Connections that will feature musicians from the Jamaica Plain and Roxbury area. A grant from the Boston Main Streets Foundation to make it happen, and make sure the performers are paid. Any donations collected will go to the JP/Roxbury Mutual Aid which has a purpose to provide food security for low-income, disabled, elderly and single-parent family residents of Jamaica Plain. Performances start at 6 pm.


Wenham Street Cinema Featuring Live Concert Series This Summer

There is a cinema in Jamaica Plain. The Wenham Street Cinema. But drive up and down Wenham Street and you won't find a giant multiplex with humongous screens. The Wenham Street Cinema is inside Matt Shuman's garage, and if you haven't heard about it yet, it's quite popular. The cinema's showings include TV shows, movies, political debates, and this summer a live concert series.


Boston Latin Quarter Pop-Up Series Featuring Musician Andrea Cruz on July 8

Musician Andrea Cruz will be kicking off her El Sentir tour with a live performance outside the Connolly Branch Library on July 8th. Andrea Melina Cruz Tirado is a female Puerto Rican artist, singer-songwriter, born in Aibonito, Puerto Rico in 1994. Cruz launched her first musical project Amapola in 2014, positioning her within the alternative music scene on her home island. In 2017, Cruz released her debut album Tejido de laurel, which went on to climb the top of the charts within Puerto Rico’s most important music lists. After two years of sharing her sound in and outside of Puerto Rico, the singer-songwriter started 2019 with an extraordinary NPR Tiny Desk concert and the release of the single "Véngole" featuring Gaby Moreno.


JP Porchfest Happening Live (And Online) in August

Great news -- JP Porchfest will take place over two days, August 21 and 22! Due to continued concerns about safety, the 7th Annual JP Porchfest will occur both in person, and online in real time for selected performance locations. There is also a cap of 18 on the number of porches for each day. Last year's JP Porchfest was cancelled due to the pandemic, and this year's Porchfest will not be produced by co-founders Mindy Fried and Marie Ghitman, who handed the reins over to Dunamis. "Our work is steeped in racial equity and as an organization, Dunamis does everything we can to support and create space for creatives of color," says Dunamis' website.


Hyde Square Task Force Pop-Up Art: Figurine Making with Silvina Mizrahi on June 24

Create your own figurine of yourself or someone you admire with artist Silvina Mizrahi on June 24. Mizrahi will be at the Mildred Hailey Apartment’s Hot Dog Night (10 Horan Way) from 4 to 6 pm on Thursday, June 24. This art activity is a part of a series of pop-up art activities and performances happening in Boston’s Latin Quarter this summer sponsored by Hyde Square Task Force. For more information about all the pop-up performances, visit @BostonsLatinQuarter on Facebook or Instagram. For more information, email Sarah Brugge at sarah@hydesquare.org.