South End-Bay Village neighborhood notes

Staff Writer
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Children’s theater

Boston Children’s Theatre will present “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays, 2 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 and 5 p.m. on Sundays, from April 15 through 29 at the Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theater, 539 Tremont St.

Keeping in the tradition of producing thought-provoking, groundbreaking productions, BCT is presenting the emotionally charged dramatic classic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.” The production features the talents of the pre-professional training students from the company’s New England TheatreWorks program.

Due to strong language and adult themes, parental discretion is advised. No person 14 or under will be admitted without a guardian’s permission.

Visit or call 617-424-6634 to purchase tickets and for more details.

Easter egg hunt

The Friends of Titus Sparrow Park will host a spring egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 16 in Titus Sparrow Park, West Newton Street.

Neighborhood kids are invited to meet the Easter Bunny at 10 a.m. and gather eggs hidden in the park. Festivities will include cookie decorating and refreshments for all.

Donations of toys for the sandbox are welcome. Visit for further details.

Easter fun

The Friends of Ringgold Park will host a spring egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 16 in the park between Waltham and Ringgold Streets.

The park will be divided into areas by age group: 0-2, 2-5 and 5 plus. Kids can search for candy and meet the Easter Bunny.

For more information, visit

Local author to visit

The South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., will welcome acclaimed sociologist Sara Lawrence Lightfoot in an author talk from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18 as part of the South End Writes series.

MacArthur Genius Fellow Lightfoot will be the first African-American woman to hold an endowed chair in her name at Harvard University upon her retirement. She has written nearly a dozen books, and will talk about her most recent one, “Growing Each Other Up: When Our Children Become Our Teachers.” This is her third appearance at the South End library.

Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 or visit for more information.

Gospel choir

The Boston University Inner Strength Gospel Choir’s annual spring concert will be held at 7:30 3 p.m. on Friday, April 21 at the Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Ave.

The choir is a non-denominational, diverse student-run organization comprised of 75 members from all walks of life, with different experiences and beliefs, devoted to song and praise.

Tickets are $8 in advance or $6 each for groups of 5 or more in advance or $10 at the door.

Visit or call 888-266-1200 for more information.

Starring Mr. Astaire

Films starring legendary song and dance man Fred Astaire will be shown at the South End Branch Library, 685 Tremont St., from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 21 and 28.

Featured will be the musical “Swing Time” with Ginger Rogers on April 21 and the MGM classic “Royal Wedding” co-starring Jane Powell the following week.

Admission is free. Call 617-536-8241 for more details.

Sculpture show

The Boston Sculptors Gallery, 486 Harrison Ave., is displaying works by Christopher Abrams and Christina Zwart now to May 7.

A reception for the public will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.

“Orifice and Oculi” is Abrams’ second solo exhibition at the gallery. He explores how the features of a constructed form allow us to project life onto the inanimate. Abstract and minimal, his carved, cast and painted forms feature tiny openings offering the viewer an invitation to enter beyond their surfaces into an imagined life.

“Pussy Tower” is also Zwart’s second solo exhibition at the gallery. Zshe presents an 11-foot high model of Trump Tower in New York City, highlighting one of its most intriguing, yet widely unnoticed features. This piece furthers the social and political nature of Zwart’s work and posits a statement about this unprecedented time in American politics.

Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays through Sundays.

Further information can be found at or by calling 617-482-7781.

Crafts in Boston

CraftBoston Spring 2017 will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 at the Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St.

The weekend-long fair produced by the Society of Arts and Crafts will feature more than 90 innovative craft artists, showcasing one-of-a-kind and limited edition pieces in baskets, ceramics, decorative fiber, art-to-wear, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper and wood.

Tickets are $15 general, $12 seniors and students, $7.50 for members and free for children under 12.

An opening reception will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 20. Patrons can enjoy beverages from regional craft breweries and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants with the talented artists. Proceeds will support the society’s mission to provide opportunities for artists to sustain their creative livelihood. Tickets for this fundraiser are $150.

Visit or call 617-266-1810 for further information.

Author talk

The United South End Settlements and the South End Historical Society will host biographer and historian Kate Larson at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 27 at the Harriet Tubman House, 566 Columbus Ave.

Larson will talk about her book “Bound for the Promised Land” that chronicles the life of Harriet Tubman. It is the first adult biography of Tubman written in decades. A short reception will follow the talk.

Reservations are recommended for this free program online at www.southendhistoricalsociety or by calling 617-436-4445.

American musical

Moonbox Productions is presenting the American musical “Barnum” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 and 7 p.m. on Sundays now to April 30 at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St.

This dazzling show traces the career of P.T. Barnum, America’s greatest showman, from 1835 to 1881, the year he joined James A. Bailey to form “The Greatest Show On Earth.” The production combines elements of traditional musical theater with the spectacle of the circus, as the characters include jugglers, trapeze artists and clowns as well as real life personalities like Jenny Lind and General Tom Thumb.

Call 617-426-5000 or visit to purchase tickets and for more details.