Video: ‘Thriller’ Flash Mob with Boston Symphony Orchestra & Pops in Jamaica Plain

This Halloween in Jamaica Plain wasn't just costumed kids going from house-to-house asking for candy. This year, professional musicians and dancers made their way across JP creating flash mobs in an homage to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." Jamaica Plain's Hoopla Productions collaborated with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops to produce several flash mobs for Halloween outside of Symphony Hall and in various locations in Jamaica Plain, said Hoopla's Mindy Fried to Jamaica Plain News. Hoopla Productions also organizes the popular Jamaica Plain Porchfest. Ali Pierre-Etienne choreographed the dancing, which was accompanied by the professional musicians, who also got into the zombie performance with makeup and some dance moves.


Resist & Rejoice! with Poetry Slam Champion and Music on Feb. 26th

Enjoy a night of slam poetry and music to benefit services to LGBTQ and youth of color in the Boston area, and an immigrant youth-led organization on Feb. 26th. Hoopla Productions produces year-round events, building on the success of Jamaica Plain Porchfest, always with the same mission of using the arts to bridge the divides of race, class, culture and immigrant status. As part of Hoopla's ResistARTS series, it will be presenting Resist & Rejoice! at the Hope Central Church (85 Seaverns Ave.) on Monday, Feb.