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August 2008 Events Calendar

August 7

Tanglewood Presents:
Tanglewood on Parade

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | Gates open at 2:00 pm

Performers include:
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (18 min)
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (15 min)
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture (16 min)

August dates TBA

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Presented by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau | FAQ's

Dine Out Boston is celebrated each year for two weeks during March and August. It provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Diners can choose from the latest culinary hot spots to old favorites, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city.

August 6, 13, 20, 27

ICCNE Presents:
Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-9:30 pm | $5 donation at the door | Adults (16 & up)
781 821-8291

Every Monday throughout the year (except Holidays), the ICC presents set dancing with Cait Bracken from 7:30-9:30pm. Set dancing is a form of social dancing which has been popular in Ireland for over 150 years. Sets are danced by four couples in a square. No previous dancing experience or partner required! No registration required for this class.

August 11

Tanglewood: John Williams' Film Night

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm

John Williams' Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar's most consistently captivating evenings. Join Mr. Williams as he presents this year's celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond, featuring the Boston Pops and BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.

August 19

Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons

Koussevitzky Music Shed
2:30 pm |

Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons: Copland - An Outdoor Overture, Bernstein - Three Meditations from Mass, for cello and orchestra, John Williams - New work for cello and orchestra, Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra.

August 20 - 27

Inroads Ireland's

700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,644 per person | 1-888-220-7711
Full trip itinerary here

Trace a path through the amazing west of Ireland. Savor Connemara's Twelve Bens (peaks) and uncover the castles of pirate clans. Marvel at Achill Island's Atlantic coastline and secluded beaches. Visit Counties Mayo, Galway, and Sligo. In the Georgian town of Birr, find its great telescope, once largest in the world at the Birr Castle. Unearth Irish revivalists who saved much of Ireland's traditions. Traverse drumlins to a passage tomb - perhaps the oldest celestial calendar.

August 23

Tanglewood Presents:
The Knights - Bernstein's Candide

Seiji Ozawa Hall 
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm |

Leonard Bernstein's delightful 1956 comic operetta Candide is based on the 18th-century philosopher Voltaire's satirical novel, which follows the title character's traumatic adventures in imperial Europe and semi-civilized South America. All the while, his teacher's philosophy of "All's for the best in this best of all possible worlds" is put to the test. Candide's vain sweetheart Cunegonde undergoes even worse trials as they're separated and reunited. Fully staged performances.

August 27 - September 3 - SOLD OUT!

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,635 per person | 1-888-220-7711 |
Reservations | Itinerary

For an authentic Irish experience, travel with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track in small groups (max of 14 people) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week mini-coach tour takes you to the very best of southern Ireland where you’ll discover ancient monastic settlements with intricately carved Celtic crosses, round towers, and the Cliffs of Moher. Explore centuries old castles & experience a mystifying solar alignment within a tranquil stone circle. Enjoy a traditional Irish music session while relaxing in a cozy pub. Stay in small towns like Baltimore, Kenmare, and Dingle in locally owned guesthouses and help support local economies. You’ll walk the land, capture the spirit, and have Ireland forever in your heart. This is Ireland done right!

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