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June 2008 Events Calendar

Current Special Exhibit
"In Her Voice: Jacqueline Kennedy the White House Years" Exhibit

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

This special 50th anniversary exhibit presents treasures from the ceremonial events building up to the inaugural -- JFK’s farewell to his home state of Massachusetts; his arrival in Washington at an inaugural eve gala -- and from the inaugural ceremony itself.




WIN FREE TIX!
Through June 29

Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

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.
CHECK BACK TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX TO THE PERFORMANCE ON JUNE 4 @ 7:30 P.M.




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

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 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!




WIN FREE TIX!
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.
CHECK BACK TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




June 21

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/brtssf

Features five entertainment stages and food and craft vendors. Performing will be Cantrip, Aoife Clancy, The Gnomes, Robbie O'Connell, Panache, Pendragon, Irish set and ceili dancing as well as Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and Showcase Dance Productions. More details to come.





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 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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