Dear Friends of the Arts & Community Members,
Thanks to everyone for participating in our April events
& for those who supported the granting of our
Entertainment license! After you glance at our May line-
up you might be inclined to associate the month of May
with BCCA entertainment rather then weddings. So read
on and mark these events on your calendars! You can
also check out our weekly & special events on
BCCA events are all ages and great for the whole family!
If you're still looking for great summer activities for your
kids, you should definitely sign up for the
BCCA Summer Arts Program! The program
offers two-week sessions throughout the summer for
kids and teens ages 4 to 18. Program themes include
Drama, Ballet/Tap/Jazz, Martial Arts, Hip-Hop dance,
and more! For more information call us at (617) 738-
2800 or E-Mail our Summer Arts Program Coordinator,
BCCA Entertainment License Update
Last Tuesday, April 27, the BCCA was granted a
temporary Entertainment license by the City of
Brookline. This license that is so valuable to our
continuance was granted in part because of your
support letters and presence at the hearing, and we
wish to thank you for the important roles you play in
the BCCA arts community and the community at large.
Read more (new business hours, parking regulations,
Note: Please park in non-residential, metered
spots and metered parking lots only.
Read our original newsletter/call for support for the April 27 Entertainment License Hearing
||Weekend of May 7th - 9th
FRIDAY, May 7th
Art Opening: Computer Clubhouse Alumni Art
Come experience the digital works, photography,
painting and sculpture of the Computer Clubhouse, on
exhibit at the BCCA through the end of June. This
opening will include a preview of the Digital Puppet
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.;
Digital Puppet Slam at 8:15 p.m.
SATURDAY, May 8th
Hsueh-tze Lee presents another Blue Milonga, a
uniquely romantic and mesmerizing evening
There will be a one hour lesson, followed by a night of
dancing until 1:00 a.m.
Time: 8:00-9:00 p.m. (lesson); 9:00 p.m. -
1:00 a.m. (dance)
Admission: $15 (lesson & dance); $10 (dance
Book Reading with Nancy Upper
Join author, marketing consultant, and former ballet
dancer Nancy Upper for a reading and discussion of her
book, Ballet Dancers in Career Transitions, a
window into the various professional pursuits of ballet
dancers. Motivated by her own career transition, her
book explores the career paths of other former ballet
dancers who made successful transitions into new
careers after they stopped performing.
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free. Refreshments will be served
and books will be available for purchase.
DJ Hernan & Noches de Salsa
DJ Hernan & Noches de Salsa present salsa dancing and
performances by dance companies: Caribean Soul,
Salsa Karibe, ShangoSoul, & Noche Latina.
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Admission: $12 (advance); $15 (door)
in advance for this great, all-ages event!
SUNDAY, May 9th
Mothers' Day Extravaganza- Classics Open Mic &
Join singer and MC Paul Jordan this Sunday for a
Mothers' Day Extravaganza, featuring acclaimed pianist
Richard De Mone, Leon Alperin on drums, and other past
and present singing stars. Come listen to and sing
favorite showtunes and opera from the 30s, 40s, 50s, &
This event is great for the whole family, so bring your
mommas, aunties and grannies and celebrate Mothers'
Day with us!
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 ($3 for Mommas)
||Weekend of May 14th - 16th
FRIDAY, May 14th
"What's Left & What's Leaving"- A Rock & Roll Art
"What's Left & What's Leaving" is a benefit concert for
old growth forest conservation with rock bands
Mollycoddle, LABB, and DJ Brian, Love
Night's Master Time Blaster. All proceeds will benefit the
Nature Conservatory, so come rock for a cause!
Time: 7:30 - 10:30 p.m.
Ritmo con Calor Benefit Latin Party
Come learn and party with JAM'NASTICS & Havana Club
featuring performances by Salsa Encendida and
Comenzar De Nuevo. Additional performances by
Havana Club's Samba dancers Andre & Kirlly and Boston
Youth. Proceeds benefit JAM'NASTICS.
Time: 9:30-10:30 p.m. Lesson; 10:30 p.m. -
1:00 a.m. Dance
Admission: $15 (includes lesson & dance);
Discounts available for those who attend the next day's
Ritmo Con Calor Workshops! (see below)
SATURDAY, May 15th
Ritmo Con Calor Benefit Workshops
Take your Salsa skills to another level by adding
heat and flava. These workshops will be
taught by a handful of Boston's greatest Salseros and
instructors from Hacha Y Machete, Jam'nastics, Inc.,
and Masacote Entertainment.
out the flyer for the Benefit...
1:00-2:00 p.m. "Ladies' Styling" with Ana Tinajero
1:00-2:00 p.m. "Men's Footwork" with Joel Massicot
2:00-3:00 p.m. "Partnering Challenge I" (Instructor TBA)
2:00-3:00 p.m. "Partnering Challenge II" with Andres
3:00-4:00 p.m. "Dips & Stunts I" (Instructor TBA)
3:00-4:00 p.m. "Dips & Stunts II" with Anara Frank
4:00-5:00 p.m. "Spinning & Technique: with Victor &
$20 per workshop
$55 for all 4 workshops and receive free admittance to
$5 off if purchased by May 13th!
Improv in Movement & Music Workshops with Guy
Guy Mendilow, world-folk musician and educator,
presents an exciting, hands-on afternoon of music-
making for kids and parents that will introduce
participants to instruments, songs, and languages from
around the world. These workshops nurture children's
creative problem-solving skills and self-expression and
present them with music-making tools that will have
them singing, speaking, laughing, and playing
instruments from drums to their own bodies!
Try out these one-time workshops and then pre-
register for Mendilow's new class that will
start at the BCCA in early June.
Ages: 3 to 8
Note: Please specify your child's age upon registration
so that we can place your child in the age-appropriate
Time: 1st Workshop- 1:00-2:00 p.m.; 2nd
Workshop- 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Admission per 1-hour workshop:
Parent & Child: $15 (pre-registered); $18 (drop-in)
Parent or Child only: $10
about Guy Mendilow...
Big Band Swing Dance
Swing comes to Coolidge Corner in a big way, featuring
the authentic, high-energy sound of the 21-piece
Compaq Big Band.
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Swing lessons by
7:00-10:00 p.m. Band Concert & Dance
SUNDAY, May 16th
Standing at Sinai: Jewish Yoga Workshops
Hanna Tiferet Siegel and Nina Moliver
will lead two
Sunday workshops - May 16th and June 6th
take us from Passover into the holiday of Shavuot and
beyond. Yoga postures will be taught using the
Iyengar method. We will breathe, chant, meditate,
stretch, balance, learn and celebrate!
The workshops are suitable for beginners. All levels of
Yoga practice and Jewish knowledge are welcome.
Mats and props are provided.
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Admission: $22 (1 workshop); $38 (both
Learn more about
The Talent Show
"The Talent Show" will showcase child dancers,
musicians and martial artists from the Brookline and
Boston communities. Join us to celebrate these young
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Pizza party to
For more information: Contact Ha'Kesher at
(617) 738-5038 or e-mail
||Weekend of May 21st - 23rd
FRIDAY, May 21st
Salsa y Control Benefit Dance
Salsa y Control keeps it hot at the BCCA, presenting a
night of lessons, performances and dancing. Proceeds
Salsa y Control.
Time: 9:00-10:00 p.m. (Salsa lesson -
Beginner & Intermediate); 10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Dance & Performances
Admission: $15/person (lesson & dance)
SATURDAY, May 22nd
Salsa y Control Monthly Salsa Workshop
Johnny & Andres Giraldo present their monthly
workshop, designed to hone your skills during the
afternoon for your hot Salsa evenings!
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
For more info: Check out
Israeli Movie Night
Join us for our monthly Isreali Movie Night. Stay tuned
for details about the film...
Time: 7:30-9:00 p.m.
SUNDAY, May 23rd
Jazz Tap Dance Showcase
BCCA Jazz Tap instructor Pam Raff presents
the annual Jazz Tap Dance Showcase. There will be a
reception following the show.
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Admission: $5 per guest (no charge for
For more information: contact
||Weekend of May 28th - 30th
FRIDAY, May 28th
Mass Live Events presents 5 youth rock bands
Support Brookline's aspiring rock stars! Five local rock
bands from Brookline High School will rock the BCCA
May 28th. Concert to be followed by BCCA's Electric
Playground, featuring DJs Matty and Frank. Both events
are all ages!
Time: 6:30-10:00 p.m. Concert; 10:00 p.m. -
1:00 a.m. Electric Playground after-party
SATURDAY, May 29th
JuliaOnTap's Tap Jam
Julia Boynton and the Zachary Kreus Trio bring you an
evening of live music and dancing. The event starts
with classes for advanced beginner or intermediate
levels, followed by a beginner/intermediate jam. They'll
wrap it up with a showcase of some of the best tap
dancers in Boston. A must see!
Time: 6:30-7:30 Classes (adv. beginner &
7:30-8:30 Beginner/Intermediate Jam
8:30-10:00 p.m. Tap Showcase
Admission: $12/jam only; $15/jam & class
Master Ballet Workshop with Madame
Don't miss this rare opportunity to learn from one of the
formost Ballet masters of the world. Join Tatiana Legat
and her long-time piano
accompanist, Elena Baliankhova, for this unforgetable
Note: Madama Legat's workshop will be the
only one running from the series of Master classes
advertised in our Spring catalogue. Don't miss it!
Time: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Admission: $20 ($15 for students)
Call the BCCA to pre-register!
Read the complete description for Madame Legat's workshop... »
Tap and Tray - Thursday, June 3rd
Little Rose's Tap Cabaret presents...
Kurt Albert & Klaus Bleis, the German tap sensations
coming to Boston via Chicago and NYC. Also joining
Rose are international dance star Joshua
Hilberman, physical comedian Bob E. Thomas, Irish Step
dancer Kieran Jordan, and Dr. Venus, the tap dancing
neuropathologist. Live music to be provided by Mark
Shilansky on piano, Keala Kaumeheiwa on bass, and
vocalist Patrice Monahan.
Time: 8:00 Ticket sales; 8:30 p.m. Show
Note: No advance ticket sales. Day-of purchase
Read more about 'Tap and Tray' »