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June 2008 Events Calendar

Through June 1

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | 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!




Through June 20

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
A
fter All The Terrible Things I Do

South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
527 Tremont Street, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times
huntingtontheatre.org

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.




June 11-21

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Guys and Dolls

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | reaglemusictheatre.com

This Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway’s Chicago, PBS’s Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops).  Sparks fly and chaos erupts when a slick gambler is challenged to take an uptight Salvation Army girl to Havana on a bet to finance “The Oldest Established Permanent Floating Crap Game in New York.” Directed by Broadway veteran David Hugo (Les Miserables).




June 11

JFK Library Presents:
The Legacy of James Baldwin

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Following a screening of the newly restored documentary, James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket, the filmmaker Karen Thorsen, Tufts professor Peniel Joseph, poet Nikky Finney and James Baldwin's niece Aisha Karefa-Smart discuss his call for equality and its relevance today. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




June 11, 18, 25

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Thursday Blues

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Thursdays Blues in June as follows: 6/11: Jeff Pitchell, 6/18: James Montgomery, 6/25: Racky Thomas.




June 12, 19, 26

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Friday Movies

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Movies begin at dusk and include the following in June: 6/12: Kramer v. Kramer, 6/19: Groundhog Day, 6/26: The Princess Bride.




June 13-14

ICCNE Presents: The Boston Irish Festival

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
$15 per day, Members $10 (card required) | $25 w/end pass | Under 12: Free + Free parking
bostonirishfestival.info | irishculture.org
BUY TIX

SATURDAY JUNE 13: 
7:00 am – 4:00 pm: The Boston Irish Feis in partnership with Harney Academy of Irish Dance.
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm: Joshua Tree, Screaming Orphans (pictured), Cat & The Moon, more music to come!
Tickets here 
SUNDAY JUNE 14:
11:00 a.m: 3rd Annual Boston Irish Festival 5K Road Race.
Noon - 7:00 pm: Devri, Screaming Orphans, more to come… stay posted!
Tickets here  




June 14

ICCNE Canton Summer Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Held the 2nd Sunday of every month with live Irish music by Billy O'Neill and friends, the ICC Canton Céilí is a great place for those who know how to Céilí and for those new to the dance.  It's a great place to meet new people and no partner is necessary. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep, and other traditional dances. And enjoy a great workout!




June 16

JFK Library Presents:
The Legacy of James Baldwin

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
Doors: 5:00 pm | Forum: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.| 617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Join Robin Young, co-host of Here & Now on WBUR and NPR, for a conversation with Scott Simon. Robin will be talking with the host of NPR's Weekend Edition about his new, best-selling memoir, Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.




June 16, 23

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Tuesday Soul

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday Soul in June as follows: 6/16: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies, 6/23: Soul City (pictured), 6/30: World Premier Band.




June 17, 24

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Wednesday Rat Pack

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. Now in its 17th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Wednesday Rat Pack in June as follows: 6/17: Alex MacDougall Band, 6/24: Rat Pack Reboot (Steve Memmolo, pictured).




June 17

Lawn on D:
Bowery Boston presents Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros

420 D Street, Boston
(just south of Summer Street) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
Show: 7:00 p.m., Doors: 6:00 p.m. (rain or shine!) | All ages, standing only
$35 advance, $38 show day |  Ticketmaster.com | 800.745.3000

The Lawn on D, Boston’s newest world-class outdoor music venue, presents a wide array of world class music – from house to rock to kid-friendly tunes – by featured artists including Grammy nominees, internationally acclaimed musicians and emerging Boston acts for the 2015 season. Stay tuned for more information by signing up for email updates.




June 19-21

Discover Newport:
Newport Flower Show - Celebrating 20 Years

The Preservation Society
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | $20 | newportmansions.org
discovernewport.org

Long before it became home to the Newport Flower Show, Rosecliff was the birthplace of the American Beauty Rose. This iconic flower, which became a symbol of excellence, is the inspiration for the flower show's 20th anniversary. Join in to celebrate the classic and timeless style of the American Beauty.




June 19

Sheryl Crow with the Boston Pops

Tanglewood
Tanglewood Shed
Lenox
8:30 pm | $25.00 - $121.00 | bso.org

Sheryl Crow is a nine-time Grammy-winner who has sold more than 35 million albums around the world and has performed duets with musical luminaries such as Sting and Mick Jagger, has been nominated for an additional 27 Grammy awards, and has released eight studio albums (seven charting Top 10, four of them platinum-plus), a quadruple-platinum greatest hits collection, and a Christmas album. Her most recent album, Feels Like Home, captures the sound of a great and established artist enjoying a kind of fresh start.




June 19

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Jonny Lang

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $49 in advance | $55 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

In a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. "Though he enjoys the creativity of the recording process, Shepherd says the whole reason to make records is to do what he really loves, which is to play live shows." 
~Chicago Tribune




June 20 (Raindate: June 21)

5th annual Blackstone River Theatre
Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. | $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 children, free 5-and-under
Session at theatre following fest from 8:30-11:30 pm
401 725-9272 I riverfolk.org | Festival

Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring: Calan (from Wales), The Gothard Sisters, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Robbie O'Connell & Dan Milner, Pendragon, RUNA, The Vox Hunters with Torrin Ryan, Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. More to be announced!




June 20

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Ani DiFranco - Special Guest: Peter Mulvey

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm |$34 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace-and encouraging countless admirers to do the same-for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the "Little Folksinger," her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica and even more distant sounds.




June 21

Diana Krall Wallflower Tour
Popular Artists Series

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
2:30 pm | $32.50 - $115.00 | bso.org

Diana Krall returns to Tanglewood with her Wallflower World Tour, featuring music from her latest album, "Wallflower," released in February 2015.




June 22

JFK Library Presents:
David McCullough on the Wright Brothers

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

David McCullough discusses his new book, Sky High: The Epic Story of the Wright Brothers. This forum is full. Please check out the web cast here.





June 22 - 29

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

Come along with Inroads Ireland’s tours off the beaten track as we travel in small groups (14 or less) on Ireland’s back roads. The one week bus tour takes you to beautiful northern Ireland including Counties Antrim, Donegal, Mayo, and more. The north of Ireland is a place of exceptional beauty full of great idealists, literary greats, and a causeway built by a giant! Get the inside scoop on Belfast from a cabbie as he drives you behind the scenes through Protestant and Catholic communities. Walk atop the ancient city walls of Derry and go to Ireland’s most northerly point – Malin Head. Stay in small towns in locally owned guesthouses and hotels where an excellent traditional music session is just around the corner in a cozy pub. All this and more in the beautiful north of Ireland. Come along, we’d love to travel with you!





June 24

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Nuala Kennedy with Eamon O'Leary

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | 617 776-6896 | BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Nuala Kennedy is an Irish singer and flute player whose music features liltingly beautiful vocals, adventurous instrumentation, and an imaginative mix of influences. Eamon O'Leary is originally from Dublin and now a fixture on the trad Irish scene in New York where he lives. The Burren Backroom was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello. The series is hosted by Brian O'Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




June 26

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Mike Gordon

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $34 in advance | $40 day of concert

lowellsummermusic.org

Phish bassist Mike Gordon returns to the road on the heels of 2014's Overstep, his fourth studio album. The band's new repertoire will be augmented by secret synesthetic mad scientist gadgetry on and around the stage. Gordon draws inspiration from an astonishing variety of sources, from the natural world to the emotional world to his often persistent visions.




June 26

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Mary Chapin Carpenter
with Aoife O'Donovan

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Show: 8:00 p.m., Doors: 7:00 pm | 508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

With hits like “Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” Carpenter has won 5 Grammy Awards (15 nominations), 2 CMA awards and 2 Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals, and sold over 13 million records. Opening the show is popular local vocalist Aoife O'Donovan, a founding member of Crooked Still now enjoying a successful solo career.




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June 27

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Irish Festival featuring Gaelic Storm

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Show: 8:00 p.m., Doors: 7:00 pm | 508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

Over the course of 10 albums and nearly 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is dishing up a hearty serving of Full Irish – The Best of Gaelic Storm. The greatest-hits album spans the bulk of the band’s career, mixing crowd favorites and concert staples with three previously unreleased recordings, including “Whiskey in the Jar” and “Irish Party in Third Class” from Titanic.  Full Irish is the band’s fifth consecutive #1 Billboard World Album. Also at the festival is Ten Strings and A Goat Skin, a young award winning bilingual trad/fusion trio that celebrates the music of the Irish, Francophone and Maritime cultures. Topping off the list is the Brian Boru Pipes Band from Cape Cod!
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER!




June 27

A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood with Garrison Keillor
Popular Artists Series

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
5:45 pm | $24.00 - $74.00 | bso.org

Live Broadcast.




June 27

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
Cocktail Party on Martha’s Vineyard

East Chop Beach Club
75 East Chop Drive
East Chop – Oak Bluffs, Martha’s Vineyard

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (see ferry schedule)
ipcboston.org | Details here

Open Bar, Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres. $75 in advance: check or electronic registration, $85 at the door (checks and cash only). Dress: Vineyard Casual. Special Guest: Consul General of Ireland, Breandán Ó Caollaí.
Proceeds will benefit the program expansion of The Irish Pastoral Centre to serve Cape Cod and the Islands and Senior Citizen Social Services, as well as Youth & Adolescent Substance Abuse Deterrence.




June 27-28

3rd annual Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 5-10 p.m. | Sun: 1-7 p.m.
FREE | Refreshments available | Saturday | Sunday

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging a two day celebration. The concerts culminate in a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. The festival presents Celtic Sunday from 1-7 p.m., an afternoon of Irish traditional music. The headliner is Gaelic Storm, plus a line-up of great local performers.




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June 28

Celtic Woman - - 10th Anniversary Tour

Lynn Auditorium
3 City Hall Square, Lynn
3:00 p.m. | (781) 599-SHOW (7469)
lynnauditorium.com | BUY TIX

The 10th Anniversary Celebration showcases four gifted Irish women – three world-class vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist – whose talent and charisma bring centuries of musical and cultural tradition to vibrant life. The 15 member ensemble includes a full band, bagpipers, Irish dancers and the Aontas Choir, all under the direction of Emmy®-nominated music producer David Downes. Celtic Woman has sold more than eight million copies of its nine CDs and eight DVDs, making it the only all-female act to achieve multi-platinum success in the classical crossover and world music genres during the past decade.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER!




June 28

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Cape Cod Chowder Festival

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
12:00 p.m. | 508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

A Cape Cod tradition continues with WCOD cooking up its annual “Chowder Fest” at the Melody Tent. It’s the recipe for a perfect day of sipping and slurping samples of chowder from many of the Cape’s best restaurants, all competing for the coveted “WCOD Chowder Bowl.” Bring the family and spend the afternoon savoring the “souper” seaside flavor of quintessential Cape Cod, while being serenaded by some of the best bands on the Cape. Don’t miss your chance to get “bowled” over by the Cape’s choicest chowders.




June 28

Huey Lewis and the News - "While We're Young" Tour
Popular Artists Series

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
2:30 pm | $22.00 - $69.00 | bso.org

Huey Lewis and The News are truly one of America's great rock & roll bands. As they enter their 35th year together, their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is as fresh today as ever.




June 29-July 6

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | 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!




June 30

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga
Popular Artists Series

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
8:00 pm | $30.00 - $179.00 | bso.org

Performing music from their "Cheek to Cheek" album.




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