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June 2008 Events Calendar
Keith Lockhart - Boston Pops

June 1

Boston Pops: Once Upon A Time - Family Story Matinee
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
11:00 am | bso.org

Gather the family to be enchanted by musical retellings of children’s literature classics set to music. This concert will be a special family focused Autism and Sensory Friendly concert. Come along with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they take you on musicals journeys including Jim Beckel’s new multimedia work From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, and some selections by musical storytellers John Williams and Aaron Copland. The concert concludes with The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, a madcap whodunnit where someone has killed the Composer. 




Irish Cultural Centre Set Dancing

June 3, 10, 17, 4

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
irishculture.org

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.




June 5-6

Boston Pops:
An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm
bso.org

After sold-out performances in 2017, Leslie Odom, Jr., rejoins the Boston Pops to pay tribute to the legendary Nat King Cole on his centenary, and to sing many of his own Broadway favorites. A triple-threat artist, Mr. Odom is best known for originating the Tony-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton. He is also known for the TV series Smash, his #1 Billboard Jazz self-titled album, and the film Murder on the Orient Express.




June 6, 13, 20, 27

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Thursdays Blues Barge

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

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. The series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Classic Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Thursdays Blues Barge in June as follows: 6/6 Jeff Pitchell Band, 6/13 Fat City Band, 6/20 Bruce Marshall, 6/27 Sonya Rae Taylor.




June 7, 14, 21, 28

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Fridays Classic Movies

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

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. The series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Pop Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Movies by Moonlight begin at dusk and include: 6/7 Mission Impossible, 6/14 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, 6/21 City Slickers, 6/28 Casablanca.




June 8

Boston Pops: Cirque De La Symphonie
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
3:00 pm and 8:00 pm
bso.org

Join the Boston Pops for the magical fusion of circus and live orchestral music. Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers, strongmen, and other talented artists take the stage as the Boston Pops perform their own spectacular musical feats. Critics say these ‘must-see’ performances “mesmerize adults and children” with “a breathtaking display of agility and incomparable beauty.” 




Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

June 10-17

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,697 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!




Jane Lynch

June 11-12

Boston Pops:
Jane Lynch Sings the American Songbook*

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
June 11 | June 12 | 8:00 pm
bso.org

Three-time Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress Jane Lynch from Glee, Best in Show, Hollywood Game Night, and more, joins the Boston Pops for a memorable musical experience with a large dose of comedy. Ms. Lynch will take audiences on an entertaining journey through hilarious performances of hits from Broadway, The Great American Songbook, and beyond.
*(Plus one Guatemalan Love Song)




BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Tuesdays Pop-Soul

June 11, 18, 25

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Tuesdays Pop-Soul

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

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 21st 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 Pop-Soul in June as follows: 6/11 Ray Greene, 6/18 Young Love & The Thrills, 6/25 World Premier Band.




June 12, 19, 26

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

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | roweswharfseagrille.com | bhh.com
View the full Schedule

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 20th 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: 6/12 Rich Dimare, 6/19 Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band, 6/26 Steve Memmolo.




June 13-14

Boston Pops: Rick Steves’ Europe: A Symphonic Journey

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | bso.org

Journey with Rick Steves, America’s leading authority on European travel, as he and the Boston Pops transport you on a musical voyage. Mr. Steves’ extensive knowledge of European history and culture set the context for each piece as the orchestra performs a selection of stirring 19th-century anthems by Romantic-era composers, including Grieg, Smetana, Strauss, Berlioz, Elgar, Wagner, and Verdi, conducted by Portuguese-American Jacomo Bairos. Each selection honors a particular nation, and the finale, Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” (Europe’s official anthem) pays homage to the continent’s motto of “United in Diversity.” The concert is enhanced by a montage of evocative video images curated by Rick Steves.  Please join The Pops for a pre-concert talk with Rick Steves.




June 15

Boston Pops: Gospel Night
Charles Floyd, conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm
bso.org

This year’s annual Gospel Night will pay a special bit of respect to the eternal Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Join the Boston Pops and Boston Pops Gospel Choir as they once again raise the roof of Symphony Hall with this annual concert that will have you singing along and dancing for joy. Charles Floyd, conductor.




June 15 (Raindate June 16)

Blackstone River Theatre:
Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI

11:00 am - 7:00 pm | $15 adults, $13 seniors, $5 children, under-5 free!
Buy Tix | riverfolk.org
|

Four stages of Celtic and world music plus Irish step dance, face painting and 45 craft & food vendors! Entertainment: Atwater-Donnelly Trio, The Hanneke Cassel Band, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely & Patrick Doocey (from Lúnasa), the Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, HighTime (Ireland), La Croisée D’Antan (Quebec), Bonnie Milner, Dan Milner, Partington & Sweeney, Roscommon Soles featuring Kevin Doyle with Sheila Falls, Josh Kane, Owen Marshall, Torrin Ryan, and The Vox Hunters. Plus a session tent run by Bob Drouin and a dedicated stage for Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance.




June 15

Tanglewood Presents:
Live From Here  with Chris Thile 

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA
Tickets on sale Feb 10th
5:45 pm | bso.org

American Public Media’s popular Live From Here returns to Tanglewood, with its host Chris Thile. He will be joined by an incredible array of special musical guests—some known to all, and some who soon will be!—for a unique blend of comedy and spoken word. A vocalist and mandolin virtuoso, Chris will perform his Song of the Week, written specially by Thile for the evening’s program.




June 17-24

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,691 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | 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.




June 19

JFK Library Forum
NASA: From The Moon To Mars And Beyond

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Registration begins May 1

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, Apollo 11 Lunar Command Module pilot Michael Collins, former NASA administrator Charles Bolden, former director of the Johnson Space Center Ellen Ochoa, and former NASA deputy administrator Dava Newman discuss NASA’s past, present, and future with National Air and Space Museum director Ellen Stofan.




June 22-23

5th annual Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
184-224 Adams Street, Milton
Sat: begins 4 p.m. | Sun: begins 1 p.m.
FREE | Refreshments available | wearemilton.org

The Milton Music Festival, organized by We Are Milton, is a two-day celebration. Please bring your lawn chairs, blankets & bug spray. The festival features Jackson Blue hosting Kids Karaoke, Booty Vortex Funk & Disco Band, Mark Morris & the Catune, The Fenian Sons, Sean Brennan & the Skiffs (pictured), Curragh's Fancy, Erin's Melody as well as All Folk'd Up. Don't miss the fireworks on Saturday night! Shuttle Parking from Labouré Parking lot, 303 Adams Street to the corner of Churchill and Adams as well as Hutchinson's St. and Adams St.  Wheelchair coaches available.




June 23

JFK Library Forum - Something Wonderful:
Rodgers And Hammerstein's Broadway Revolution

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
2:00 am - 3:30 pm | 617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

Todd S. Purdum, staff writer at The Atlantic, discusses his new book, Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway Revolution. All Forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly recommended and guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall. Doors to the main hall open approximately one hour before the start of each program.




Inroads Ireland - Go North Tour

June 24-July 1

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,694 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!




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