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June 2008 Events Calendar

Through September 1
"Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy" Exhibit

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | $14 | $12 for seniors over 62 & students
$10 for children 13-17 | Free for members and children 12 and under
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600 | jfklibrary.org | Exhibit details

In 1963, DC Comics, the publisher of Superman, collaborated with the Kennedy White House to create a story promoting the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. In the story, JFK calls upon Superman to inspire the nation to exercise, eat better, and get stronger. In 2013 DC Comics donated the drawings to the Kennedy Library after the death of Al Plastino, the comic book artist who drew Superman for 20 years. The drawings are on displayed for the first time at the JFK Library until September 1, 2014.




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Through July 7

Amaluna From Cirque du Soleil

Boston Marine Industrial Park
On the Waterfront
Directions | 1-800-450-1480 | CirqueduSoleil.com | Tickets

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. A group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. Picture credit: Laurence Labat | Costume credit: Mérédith Caron.
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June 1

Jamie Cullum Live at the House of Blues

House of Blues
15 Lansdowne Street, Boston
Doors: 7:00 p.m. | Show: 8:00 p.m.
1-888-693-BLUE | Buy Tix | houseofblues.com

Jamie Cullum is back with his long awaited new album ‘Momentum’ released May 20th. Known for constantly pushing his musical boundaries and his creative process - Jamie’s artistic vision for ‘Momentum’ reflects himself as a musician today. Jamie was awarded the top prize at this year's Radio Academy Awards, scooping the Gold Award in the coveted  ‘Best Music Programme’ category for his eponymous Radio 2 show and picked up the Jazz Media Award at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2014. Here's your chance to catch him live at the House of Blues on June 1.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




June 2

JFK Library Forum Presents:
PEN New England Song Lyrics Awards

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. | 617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Join Master of Ceremonies Elvis Costello, and special guests including T Bone Burnett, Rosanne Cash, Lyle Lovett, Allen Toussaint and Peter Wolf to celebrate 2014 honorees Kris Kristofferson (pictured left) and Randy Newman. This event is full.




June 4

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Andy Irvine, with Marla Fibish & Bruce Victor

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

This is one of the most anticipated concerts in the Burren Backroom Series to date. Andy Irvine is truly an icon of traditional and contemporary Irish music. Opening for Andy, is a duo from the Bay Area, amazing mandolin and guitar and vocals. Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor. This Burren Backroom Series 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 6-7 & 10-11

Boston Pops - - Film Night with John Williams

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
$32-$105 | 8:00 p.m.
617 638-9345 | 1-888-266-1200 | bso.org

Join Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams as he celebrates decades of unforgettable music-making. His contributions to orchestral cinematic music are unsurpassed, and these concerts will showcase many of his favorite blockbuster film scores including Star Wars, Jaws, Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, and more. Mr. Williams will salute some of his illustrious predecessors, whose work influenced him, and in turn he will also lead selections by some of today's notable film composers.




June 6-7

ICCNE Presents: The Boston Irish Festival of Music

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Free parking | Volunteer Form | Vendor Form
bostonirishfestival.info | irishculture.org

Mark your calendar for Friday night and all day Saturday on June 6-7 for the Boston Irish Festival of Music.
Please check back for the full lineup of music, how to volunteer and other details. Coming soon!
The ICC is celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of America’s premier Irish organizations in 2014. See June 14th for the Boston Irish Festival Feis.





June 8

Róisín O @ The Burren

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
8:00 pm | $12.00 ($13.41 w/service fee)
617 776-6896 | BUY TIX | burren.com

Dublin born Róisín O is one of the most promising new artists to emerge from the competitive Irish music scene in recent times, showing an expressive voice full of warmth & depth. In 2013, Róisín performed to a delighted audience in The Burren, as part of her US tour. She returns to the US, having recently supported her mother, Mary Black, on her recent Germany tour earlier this year. You won't want to miss this show!




June 8

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 10

JFK Library Forum Presents:
The Letters of Arthur Schlesinger Jr.

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

Join Stephen and Andrew Schlesinger as they discuss the letters of their father with Christopher Lydon, host of WBUR's Radio Open Source.




June 11

Irish Pastoral Centre - Annual Senior Picnic

Castle Island
South Boston
ipcboston.org

Seniors from around Greater Boston gather each year to enjoy beautiful Castle Island and a delicious picnic with friends from the Irish Pastoral Centre.





June 12

Eire Society Honors Brian O'Donovan

Neighborhood Club of Quincy
27 Glendale Road, Quincy
Cocktail Reception 6:00-7:00 pm | Dinner 7:00 pm
eiresociety.org

The Eire Society honors Brian O'Donovan. Brian is a noted radio broadcaster, festival and concert producer. Well known for both his WGBH radio show Celtic Sojourn and annual concerts.  Former General Manager of Foxboro Stadium, former Vice President of the New England Patriots and former Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the New England Revolution Soccer. Business Attire, Free Parking





June 12-13

Boston Pops - - Melissa Etheridge

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
$32-$105 | 8:00 p.m.
617 638-9345 | 1-888-266-1200 | bso.org

Join Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Ethridge as she makes her first-ever appearance with a symphony orchestra and it’s sure to be a fantastic evening.  Also, the program includes winners of the Berklee College singer/songwriter competition.




June 12-22

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
South Pacific

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

As haunting and evocative as the island of Bali Ha'i itself, this masterful and deeply romantic love story between an Army nurse and a mysterious French planter won ten Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Set in an island paradise during World War II, South Pacific’s portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949.




June 14

ICCNE Presents:
Boston Irish Festival Feis

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
Free parking | irishculture.org

Irish Step Dancing competitions, featuring hundreds of the region’s best Irish dancers. Hosted by the Harney Academy of Irish Dance. ICC is celebrating its 25th anniversary as one of America’s premier Irish organizations in 2014.
Please check back for more details - - coming soon!




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June 17

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion Presents: Willie Nelson & Family and
Alison Krauss & Union Station Ft. Jerry Douglas

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (formerly Bank of America Pavilion)
290 Northern Avenue, Boston
7:00 pm | livenation.com | Buy Tix

An all-star lineup of country music stars, featuring Willie Nelson & Family along with Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, is performing at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion in Boston’s Seaport District on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
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June 18

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Liz Carroll with the Mari Black World Fiddle Ensemble

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm | $23 | 617 776-6896
BUY TIX
| burren.com

Liz Carroll is making her first appearance at The Burren Back Room Series. Considered to be one of the top traditional fiddlers in the world, You wont want to miss this show. Opening for Liz is Mari Black,  the reigning National U.S. Scottish Fiddle Champion. The Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




June 19

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Globe Insider Talk: Healing Invisible Wounds

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | 617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

A special discussion on what our community can do to help heal the invisible wounds of war among returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. Panelists from the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital include Dr. Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, Dr. Paula Rauch, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Tommy Furlong, and retired Brigadier General Jack Hammond. The Boston Globe's Kevin Cullen, a military family member, moderates. Register here.




June 21 (Raindate: June 22)

4th 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.
401 725-9272 I riverfolk.org

Features five entertainment stages and food and craft vendors. Performing will be Burning Bridget Cleary (pictured), Cantrip, Aoife Clancy, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, Matt & Shannon Heaton, Laurel Martin, Mark Roberts & Kieran Jordan, Robbie O'Connell, Panache Quartet, Pendragon, Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen, Torrin Ryan & Mark Oien, Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog, Irish Dance and Showcase Dance Productions, Debbie O'Carroll, Mary King & Phil Edmonds, Marvelous Marvin Circus Arts. Food & Craft vendors, Set and ceili dancing stage and a children’s activities area!




June 21- 22

Milton Music Festival

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

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is staging a two day celebration. On Saturday, June 21, the Neville sisters and the Brady Academy of Irish Dance along with jazz and choral performers, take the stage starting at 5 p.m.  The concerts culminate in a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. Then on Sunday, June 22,  the festival presents Celtic Sunday from 1-7 p.m., an afternoon of Irish traditional music featuring Galway's great fiddler Frankie Gavin with his band De Dannan, plus a line-up of great local performers, including singer Pauline Wells and traditional bands Devri, the Fenian SonsCat and the Moon, and Erin's Melody.




June 23

The Burren Back Room Presents:
The Buddhist of Castleknock: a staged reading

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:00 pm | 617 776-6896
Solas Nua in Boston
| facebook.com | burren.com

Solas Nua in Boston presents its regional premiere ofThe Buddhist of Castleknock by Jim O'Hanlon, directed by Jason McCool, a staged reading of a funny, touching play set during Christmastime in Castleknock. Edie is delighted to have her family reunited and determined to celebrate in a traditional manner. But other family members have alternative views on how the holiday should be celebrated! Features some of Boston's finest actors.





June 23 - 30

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,149 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 25

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Vishten - - with Padraig Rynne & Ryan McIvor 

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

Vishten's latest album Mōsaïk has been nominated for 2 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Traditional Album of the Year and Ensemble of the Year. They are joined on this double bill by Padraig Rynne on concertina, with Ryan McIvor on vocals and guitar. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.





June 28

New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drums

20th Anniversary Concert
Palace Theatre
Manchester
palacetheatre.org

The Glengarry Bhoys, one of Canada’s premier Scotch-rock bands will headline this event and there will be signature performances from some friends including the New York City Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums Police Pipes and Drums of Bergen County, NJ.




June 30-July 7

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,199 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!




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