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June 2008 Events Calendar

Current Special Exhibit - - through May 2018
JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos

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

JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos is the title of a new exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections, the exhibition chronicles historic milestones in the President’s career, administration, and his personal life. Highlights include items from his childhood and adolescence; a flag from PT 109 (the boat commanded by JFK during World War II); items relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and notes in preparation of his landmark address on civil rights. Several items have never before been displayed, including some of JFK’s personal belongings. This special exhibition reflects the arc of President Kennedy’s life—the challenges, burdens, and opportunities of his life and times—as well as the sweep of history over the last century.




June 1

Boston Pops:
John Williams' Film Night

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

Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams shares the podium with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart for this signature concert. The brilliant composer and conductor behind films including Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and the Harry Potter series (pictured), brings you a night of some of the most memorable movie music of all time. This is a concert not to be missed!




June 2-3

Boston Pops: Cirque De La Symphonie

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Matinees 50% off for kids 17 and under
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 2: 8:00 pm
June 3, 3pm
| June 3, 8pm  

The Boston Pops is excited for the return of Cirque de la Symphonie’s magical fusion of circus with live orchestral music. Aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, dancers, jugglers, balancers and strongmen are among the talented artists who take the stage as the Boston Pops perform their own spectacular musical feats led by maestro Keith Lockhart. Don’t miss these performances that critics are saying “mesmerize adults and children,” with “a breathtaking display of agility and incomparable beauty.”




June 5, 12, 19, 26

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 6-7

Boston Pops
Leslie Odom, Jr.

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
Matinees 50% off for kids 17 and under
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
bso.org

Triple-threat Leslie Odom, Jr. is best known for originating the Tony-winning role of Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s Hamilton, and for his role in the TV series Smash. His recent self-titled album hit #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. This concert will also feature the winners of the Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition. Keith Lockhart, conductor.




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June 8-11

Riverdance - 20th Anniversary World tour

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
2 Southbridge Street, Worcester
6/8: 7:30 pm | 6/9: 8:00 pm | 6/10: 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm | 6/11: 1:00 pm & 6:30 pm
$39, $54, $64, $74 | Directions
877-571-SHOW (7469) | thehanovertheatre.org

The international Irish dance phenomenon is back by popular demand in Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative & exciting blend of dance, music and song. Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland - in rock, music, theatre & film - nothing has carried the energy, the sensuality and the spectacle of Riverdance.
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June 8, 15, 22, 29

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

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 19th year, 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: 6/8: Jeff Pitchell Band, 6/15: Racky Thomas Band (pictured), 6/22: Bruce Marshall Band, 6/29: Fat City Band.




June 8, 10-11

Boston Pops
The Beatles & Beyond

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 8: 8pm | June 10: 8pm | June 11: 7pm

Fifty years ago, four lads from Liverpool changed the course of popular music forever, and their influence still reverberates throughout the music world. Come hear the music of The Beatles—and their many great rock successors—in breathtaking symphonic arrangements, hosted by WZLX Breakfast. Steve Hackman, conductor - Larry “Cha-Chi” Loprete, host.




June 9, 23, 30

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

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
6:00 - 10:00 pm | 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 19th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Pop Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Movies by Moonlight which begin at dusk and include: 6/9: On Golden Pond, 6/16: No Movie- Live Music! (Sail Boston 2017 Weekend), 6/23: Moonstruck, 6/30: Notting Hill (pictured).




June 12

The Irish Pastoral Centre Presents:
4th Annual IPC Spring Golf Tournament

George Wright Golf Course
42 West Street, Hyde park
Registration 7:30 am | $125 per player
Sponsorship opportunities. Call for Details.
617 265-5300 | ipcboston.org

The entry fee of $125 includes an 18-hole round of golf, golf cart and dinner at Florian Hall, 55 Hallet Street, Dorchester. Since 1987, the IPC has been committed to assisting Irish immigrants to facilitate a positive transition to American life. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please consider supporting the IPC by participating in this golf outing or call directly if you are unable to attend but would like to contribute.




June 13, 20, 27

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Tuesdays Pop-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 19th 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: 6/13: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies, 6/20: Sweetbeats Band, 6/27: Soul City (pictured).




June 13-14

Boston Pops
Party with the B-52s and the Boston Pops!

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 13: 8pm
June 14: 8pm

Now celebrating their 40th anniversary, it is well known that the B-52s are The World’s Greatest Party Band. Over 20 million albums into their career, there can be no doubt as to why they remain one of rock music’s most beloved and enduring bands. Keith Lockhart, conductor.




June 14, 21, 28

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Wednesdays 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 19th 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: 6/14: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band, 6/21: Steve Memmolo, 6/28: Alex MacDougall (pictured).




June 15-16

Boston Pops - Sondheim On Sondheim

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
June 15 8pm | June 16 8pm

Hailed as “a funny, affectionate, and revealing tribute to musical theater’s greatest living composer and lyricist,” the world premiere of the symphonic Sondheim on Sondheim with the Boston Pops is not to be missed! This retrospective of the life and work of America’s finest contemporary musical theater creator is told through his own words via film, live performers, and his amazing music. Experience this acclaimed sampling of Sondheim’s extraordinary output, now for the first time with lush new arrangements for full orchestra. Keith Lockhart, conductor. Sarna Lapine, director. Phillip Boykin, Carmen Cusack, Gabriel Ebert, and Lisa Howard, vocalists.




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June 17

Blackstone River Theatre: Summer Solstice Festival

Diamond Hill Park
Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI

11:00 am - 7:00 pm | 5 Stages | 45 Vendors. $15 adults, $10 seniors, children $5, under-5 free!
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Five entertainment stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring: the Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Vallely & Patrick Doocey, Eastern Medicine Singers, Archie Fisher, The Gnomes, The Jeremiahs, Les Poules à Colin, Robbie O'Connell & Rose Clancy, Pendragon, Torrin Ryan, Kyle Forsthoff & Benjamin Foss, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance. Rain date is June 18th. The BRT After-Festival evening session sold out as of 6/8/17.
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June 17

Tanglewood Presents: Four Voices: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls & Mary Chapin Carpenter

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
7:00 pm | bso.org

The "Four Voices" tour was born from a friendship between Joan Baez (pictured), Mary Chapin Carpenter, Amy Ray, and Emily Saliers. Over 25 years ago, Baez invited Ray and Saliers to perform at a 1991 benefit at the Berkeley Community Theater for her human rights organization, Humanitas. Upon accepting the invitation, Ray and Saliers suggested enlisting Carpenter as well. After a successful performance, the four of them reconnected a year later at an Earth Day Celebration in Boston and at the Newport Folk Festival. Most recently, while together at Baez's 75th birthday concert at the Beacon Theatre, they discussed the possibility of going on tour together and-one year later-the Four Voices Tour was confirmed.




June 17

Boston Pops
25th Anniversary of Gospel Night

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
(617) 266-1200 | Groups: 1-800-933-4255
8:00 p.m.
bso.org

The Boston Pops and the Boston Pops Gospel Choir raise the roof of Symphony Hall for this annual tradition, celebrating its 25th year! The evening’s music will have you on your feet and singing along with joy! Charles Floyd, conductor. Special guest to be announced.




June 17-21

Sail Boston 2017
Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums

2017 Sail Boston
Seaport District, Boston Waterfront
facebook.com

There will be 55 ships participating in Sail Boston. Come visit the celebrations and catch the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums live.
Read profile here.




June 18

Tanglewood Presents:
Jaws
in Concert

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

The original summer movie blockbuster, directed by Steven Spielberg, with an Academy Award®-winning score that made John Williams a household name, Jaws is the ultimate film-with-live-orchestra experience! Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they perform the entire score in sync with one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. Boston Pops Films in Concert Series Support provided by the George and Roberta Berry Supporting Organization. Keith Lockhart, conductor.




June 18

ICCNE Presents:
Byrne & Kelly

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org
7:30 pm | Details here

Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly, two of the stars from the PBS hit ensemble Celtic Thunder, perform at the ICC in Canton.  With perfect harmonies and a genuine love for traditional songs, the duo’s latest release, Echos, is an award-winning album of nine original tracks and the classic Irish song, “Step It Out Mary.” Echoes hit the Number One spot on ITunes World Music Chart and Billboard’s Top 5 World Music Album.




June 19-26

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 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 24-25

3rd annual Milton Music Festival

Governor Hutchinson's Field
Adams Street, Milton, MA
Sat: 3-10 p.m. | Sun: 1:30 -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. with Chicago, Total Access as the headliner band. The festival presents Celtic Sunday from 1:30 pm featuring: Margaret Dalton & Erin's Melody, Jinty McGrath, The Fenian Sons, Curragh's Fancy, Devri, Sean Brennan & The Skiffs, Pauline Wells & Danny Gill and The Old Brigade.





June 26-July 3

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,492 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 28

JFK Library Presents:
A Conversation with Ban Ki-moon

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

His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations and Angelopoulos Global Public Leaders Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, discusses key global issues and reflects on his distinguished diplomatic career.




June 29

ICCNE Presents:
The Maguires

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org | Details here

The Maguires band's repertoire includes traditional favourites and modern tunes with syncopated, infectious rhythms, all delivered with a blend of youthful energy and musical maturity. Making its US debut this summer, the family of three children and their father from County Wicklow, has a strong fan base in Ireland and internationally, with over 21k followers on Facebook. Their debut album, Little Giants and Other Oxymorons, was released in December 2016 and is the culmination of two and a half years' work. (Pictured: Emma & Sean with their Dad, Philip).




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