Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Latin dances

Zumix at the Firehouse, 260 Sumner St., will host “Big Worlds 3” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

Big Worlds: An Explorative Concert Series focuses on the worlds that exist within musical genres and the individuals that represent them. Show Three will be a dive into the vibrant culture of Latin dance music, specifically Salsa y Mambo.

The evening will be hosted by Johnny Giraldo and Salsa y Control with performances by Clave and Blues, Latin Ensemble, special Salsa y Control dance performances and Vinyl Jam with DJ D. Martinez.

There will also be an art exhibit by Andres Giraldo and sangria and beer for sale.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A donation of $5 is suggested for teens ages 18 and younger.

Big Worlds is a part of Zumix’s community arts program. All proceeds go towards funding ZUMIX programming.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call 617-568-9777.

Cornhole tourney

The East Boston Athletic Board’s third annual Cornhole Tournament will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Salesians’ Boys and Girls Club, 150 Byron St.

They will host a bracket style tournament with cash prizes for the top four places. Each team is allowed two players, and must register in advance so that the organizers can keep track of attendees and make brackets in advanced. The tournament fee $100 per team. Food will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

Registrations can be made at

Call 617-285-6901 or e-mail for further details.

Magic show

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host Jungle Jim’s Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17.

Kids ages 6 to 12 will learn how to perform some magic tricks, play Quidditch and learn some Defense Against the Dark Arts in a fun, interactive performance.

Admission is free. Call the library at 617-569-0271 for more information.

Read across the USA

Children’s entertainer Judy Pancoast will be the guest performer from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Kids can make their way out from Maine across the U.S. on a road trip that includes upbeat songs, interaction, dancing and a great geography lesson. Pancoast will engage children in a musical literary adventure taking them from “Make Way for Ducklings” in Boston, to “Balto” in Alaska and everywhere in between.

Groups should e-mail to register. Families will be admitted on a first come, first served basis the day of the program.

Call 617-569-0271 for more details.

Two artists to display

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is displaying “Clutter” and “There’s no reason to think…” now to April 27.

A Third Thursday reception and artists’ talk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

In the exhibition, “Clutter,” Melissa Shook displays archival color prints taken of various areas in her apartment. On each, she’s written the names and sometimes the significance of the objects – piles of paper, cameras and cases, books, dozens of pens for writing on self-portraits, pill bottles, clothes and shoes, pots and pans and more.

In “There’s no reason to think…,” artist Walter Kopek takes conceptual works in which he breaks letters into parts and reassembles them to create new words and phrases. He invites the viewer to notice what’s left out of a message – or what’s implied. In addition to his word-based art, Kopec will be showing recent abstract paintings and sculpture.

Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.

Visit for more information.

Homework help

Free homework help is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit or call 617-569-0271 for further information.

Fun at the library

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during March.

The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; baby lap-sit for children, younger than two, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and Yu-Gi-Oh Club at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Caregivers must accompany children to these programs.

For more details, call 617-569-0271.