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Things To Do This Weekend In and Around Jamaica Plain

Skate on the ice, take in some live music, or laugh at some comedians.

Charles Eisenstein. Credit: Ted van den Bergh/charleseisenstein.net
Charles Eisenstein. Credit: Ted van den Bergh/charleseisenstein.net
Thursday 

"Steaming Piles of New Comedy" 
The Ben and Eric Show is returning to the Milky Way Lounge in JP. "Ben & Eric will be presenting brand new piping hot comedy and steaming piles of new videos to warm you up." Night Slice follows it up with some jams for your ears, too. 

Friday 

JP Girls Night Out 
The Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain is bringing in Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers, Looker, and Sara Colb & the Sagamore James Band. The show's at 8 p.m. and the cover is only $7. 

ISIS is Closing
ISIS is closing, as many are sad to hear. The Kids' Fun Stop is having an ISIS members only event from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Visit the ISIS Parenting Page for more information. 

Skateaway, and That's All 
Friday nights mean public skates on the ice at the Jim Roche Arena in West Roxbury. This session includes an ice-side deejay, and rental skates are available for $5. Admission, too, is $5. 

Saturday 

Acting Chops
Open Theatre Project is hosting auditions for an original production by local playwright Howard Zilber called "Unbound," to be staged at the end of April. Auditions are being held at 
Prudential Unlimited Realty, 673 Centre St.
, Jamaica Plain. Click here for the details. 


Sunday 

A More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible: An Evening With Charles Eisenstein
The JP Forum welcomes author and speaker Charles Eisenstein on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at First Church UU, JP. According to the JP Forum site, his "work is an empowering antidote to the cynicism, frustration, and paralysis so many of us feel, replacing it with a grounding reminder of what’s true: we are all connected, and our personal choices bear unsuspected transformational power. Using real-life stories, Charles unites systems-level change with small, individual acts of courage, kindness, and self-trust. These, he says, can change our culture’s guiding narrative of separation that has generated the present planetary crisis.  Charles is the author of several books, including Sacred Economics and Ascent of Humanity.  His new book is The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible." RSVP and read more here. 

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