The Footlight Club is Wilde About ‘Being Earnest’

The Footlight Club's is putting on Oscar Wilde's most well-known play "The Importance of Being Earnest," and you have two more weekends to catch the show. All photos courtesy of Liz Bean for The Footlight Club. The play brought Wilde to the peak of his career, only mere months before his reputation would come crashing down, forcing the show to close out its debut only months after opening. Written in 1894 and first produced in 1895, the play is a farcical comedy set in late Victorian era London, in which the leading characters maintain fictitious personas to escape frustrating social obligations. There are four more shows: June 7, 8, 14 and 15.

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Free Screening of ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ Doc on Climate Change, Citizen Activism on June 6

Join Mothers Out Front at a free screening of "Paris to Pittsburgh" on June 6 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  

“From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act,” describes the documentary's website. The documentary is presented by National Geography, produced by Radical Media, and was created in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The documentary is being screened at 6 pm at the JP Library (30 South St.).

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Nobel Prize, Silver Screen and Timeless Music: JP’s Radosta Pens Book About Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan's influence on American music and culture is far-ranging and started many decades ago. His voice is distinct, influential and led him to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. In his new book, Jamaica Plain resident John Radosta dives into Dylan's music, cultural impact and acting career. Radosta answered questions from Jamaica Plain News about his new book Bob Dylan in Performance: Song, Stage, and Screen. Q: Why did you want to write this book?

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Free Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba Master Class with Hyde Square Task Force This Friday

Don't miss an opportunity to learn and perform Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba with Sasi Marcelino this Friday. Join the Hyde Square Task Force for a Master Class on Friday, May 24 from 6 to 8 pm at Hyde Square Task Force where you will have the chance to learn both Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba music and dance, as well as its rich history. All levels are welcome. The next day, join Hyde Square Task Force youth for a culminating performance on the Blessed Sacrament Plaza (361 Centre St.). Rain Location: Hyde Square Task Force (30 Sunnyside St.).

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A scene from the 2015 Franklin Park Kite and Bike Festival.

Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival May 18

Untangle those kites and pump up your bicycle tires because the Franklin Park Kite & Bike Festival is on May 18. The annual tradition gathers hundreds of people for kite flying, bicycling, picnicking, music, food trucks and more. There will also be bicycle advocates and local nonprofits. "It’s a great community event! It’s a place where many neighbors come together and enjoy being in the park and enjoy spring.

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