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Weekend Planner: Poetry, Art, Music, Health and Even a Beer Battle

It's Thursday again, and if you've still got no idea what to do this weekend, our Thursday feature, "Get Out" has ideas for stuff to do and places to go.

1.

Where:  , 12 South Street

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Price:  $5 donation

Why go:  The first reading of the season by the Jamaica Pond Poets (JPP) takes place tonight featuring Sandra Kohler, Jonathan Russell Clark and Jim LaFond-Lewis, a frequent contributor here at  JP Patch.  The event is followed by a reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet the authors.  Incidentally, the JPP recently donated a collection of contemporary local poetry books to the .  Check it out.

2.

Where: , 125 Arborway, Departing from Peters Hill Gate

When:  Saturday, 10 a.m.

Price:  Free but registration is requested

Why go:  October is not usually a time for resolutions but why not turn over a new leaf on Saturday’s “” walking tour of the less-known paths?

3.

Where:  , Revere Street & Roanoke Avenue

When:  Saturday, 4 p.m.

Price:  Free

Why go:  The Jamaica Plain-based string orchestra "A Far Cry" performs works by Lully, Beethoven, Respighi and Dvorak.  As a result of a special grant, this one-time performance is free but tickets may be reserved.

4.

Where:  , 672 Centre Street

When:  Saturday, 4 p.m.

Why go:  If you’re bored by the MLB play-offs since the Red Sox have been sadly eliminated, don’t miss the titan struggle taking place at Centre Street store on Saturday.  The beer battle pits “India Pale Ale” makers Baxter Brewing Co., Wolaver's Fine Organic Ales, Long Trail Brewing Co., and Mayflower Brewing Co., against each other.  The brewers will be offering samples of their suds.  The beer voted best IPA by City Feed customers will be the shop's November Deal of the Month.

5.

Where:  , 767 Centre Street

When:  Saturday, 7 p.m.

Price:  $12

Why go:  What would JP without , and other events that celebrate our creative community’s unique cultural character?  " is a lecture presented by Kate Laurel Burgess-MacIntosh that will explore ways to further strengthen these connections.  The event is part of the centennial anniversary commemoration proving that practices what it preaches by teaming up with our local branch to celebrate its anniversary.  The Centre Street gallery is also collaborating with the JP Library on “” exhibition and silent auction.  Tonight's admission charge includes a complimentary wine reception.

 

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