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May 2008 Events Calendar

May 10-15

Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary World Tour

Citi Wang Theatre
270 Tremont Street, Boston
Various Times

Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, composed by Bill Whelan, produced by Moya Doherty and directed by John McColgan, comes directly to North America from a sold out run across Europe and Asia. You won't want to miss this show - - here's what the critics are saying - -
“The show is quite simply incredible. A phenomenon of historic proportions” - The Washington Times.
“As for the flaws? Well, there simply aren’t any. Here’s to another 20 years!” - The Edinburgh Evening News.

May 11

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
David Power and Willie Kelly

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 p.m. | | Buy Tix!
View Full Schedule

With their new album, Apples in Winter, uilleann piper David Power and fiddler Willie Kelly bring a new verve to traditional Irish tunes. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.

May 18

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Kevin Burke

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

Kevin's name is synonymous with four decades of growth in world-wide interest in Irish traditional music. From his early days recording with Arlo Guthrie, through his time with the Bothy Band, and onto Nightnoise, Patrick Street, Open House, Fiddle Festival, he has stood as the gold standard. 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.

May 23-30

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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!

May 26 - July 10

Cirque du Soleil: Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities 

Suffolk Downs
Under the Big Top
525 William F. McClellan Highway
Various times | Buy Tix

A mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions. Step into the curio cabinet of an ambitious inventor who defies the laws of time, space and dimension in order to reinvent everything around him. Suddenly, the visible becomes invisible, perspectives are transformed, and the world is literally turned upside down. KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities by Cirque du Soleil opens on May 26, 2016 in Boston, under the big top at Suffolk Downs. Treat yourself and your loved ones to a unique experience!

May 27 - June 26

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
I Was Most Alive With You

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

At Thanksgiving dinner, Knox shares that he is grateful for three things he thought were a curse: being deaf, being gay, and being an alcoholic. After a terrible accident and what feels like the trials of Job, he and his family’s resilience is put to the test. Written both in English and American Sign Language, Craig Lucas’ funny, ambitious, and beautiful new play pulses with the exhilaration and ache of human connection.

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