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April 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

This exhibit highlights Mrs. Kennedy's 1964 oral history interview. Sealed for 47 years and published in September 2011, it is a series of wide-ranging conversations with historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in which Mrs. Kennedy reveals her thoughts and impressions on topics spanning John F. Kennedy's early campaigns to the Cuban Missile Crisis. The conversations cover Mrs. Kennedy's impressions of world leaders and events, her role as First Lady, and her life as a wife and mother living inside the White House.




Through April 6

Huntington Theatre Presents: The Seagull

Huntington Theatre Company
BU Theatre, Avenue of the Arts
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston
617 266-0800 | Various Times | huntingtontheatre.org

Nicholas Martin and Kate Burton (The Corn is Green and The Cherry Orchard) renowned interpreters of Chekhov's blend of humor and pathos — reunite for this emotionally rich classic. Celebrated actress Irina Arkadina's visit to her aspiring playwright son with her successful novelist lover in tow kindles unrequited passions and petty jealousies in Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Burton’s son Morgan Ritchie, who appeared with her in The Corn is Green, plays Arkadina’s son Konstantin.




Through May 3

Huntington Theatre Presents:
Becoming Cuba

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

In 1898 Cuba on the eve of the Spanish-American War, spirited widow Adela runs a pharmacy, indifferent to the mounting conflict around her. But when the rebellion comes home to Havana, she must choose between loyalty to country or to family. By turns funny, steamy, and political, this powerful new drama from Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez asks whether freedom is something we all want.




April 2

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Sean Tyrrell

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

"Tyrrell's plaintive vocals have come into their own on this collection, possessing a spare, echoic quality that recalls Ry Cooder's in Paris, Texas.... Here be folk music as it was meant to be: pugilistic at times, all embracing at others. Tyrrell's appetite for telling it like it is is as unquenchable as ever" - - Siobhan Long wrote of his recent CD in the Irish Times. 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.




April 4

Chatham Fiddle Company Presents:
Matt & Shannon Heaton

Chatham Fiddle Company
875 Main Street,
Chatham, Cape Cod
chathamfiddlecompany.com

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April 5

BRT Presents:
Matt & Shannon Heaton - CD release

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $12
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

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April 6

JFK Library Forum Presents: PEN Hemingway Award

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | jfklibrary.org

Patrick Hemingway, Ernest Hemingway’s son, introduces the PEN Hemingway Award for best first published work of fiction by an American author. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks (March, People of the Book, Caleb's Crossing) is the keynote speaker. The Kennedy Library is the major repository of Ernest Hemingway's works.




April 7

JFK Library Forum Presents: 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

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

Todd Purdum, author of An Idea Whose Time Has Come: Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and John Stewart, chief aide to Hubert Humphrey, discuss the legacy of the Civil Rights Act. WGBH radio host Callie Crossley moderates.




April 11

BRT Presents:
Tempest - Celtic Rock

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $13 advance - $15 day of show
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Since forming in 1988, Tempest has delivered a hybrid of high-energy Folk Rock fusing Irish reels, Scottish ballads, Norwegian influences and world music elements. The last 24 years have seen the San Francisco Bay Area-based act release 15 critically-acclaimed CDs and play more than 2,000 gigs. The band has also enjoyed an evolving line-up that's enabled musicianship and creativity to rise with each new member.




April 12

BRT Presents:
Marjorie Thompson and Chris Monti

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $12 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Marjorie Thompson (pictured).
Please check back for details.




April 12

ICCNE Presents:
County Galway Hurling & Football Training Fund

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:00 - 11:00 p.m. | $20 | 781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Join the ICC & Galway gathering of Boston to support Co. Galway Hurling & Football Training Fund. Music by Dan Hallissey, refreshments will be served. Raffle prizes include: 1st Prize: 2 Round Trip Tickets to Ireland. 2nd Prize: 2 All Ireland Football Tickets. 3rd Prize: 2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets. $20 each or book of 6 for $100. Purchase tix on the night or ahead of time here.




April 13

JFK Library Forum Presents: A Concert of Hope and Peace

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.| Click here to register
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | jfklibrary.org

WBZ News Anchor Lisa Hughes will introduce the Hawthorne String Quartet, who will perform pieces from Mozart and Previn, among others, in a concert of hope and peace marking the 1st anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings.




April 19

The Burren Presents:
Annual SLAM Easter Artist Market

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 12 - 4:00 p.m. | burren.com

Visit the SLAM Easter Local Artist Market for a great selection of unique handmade work from local artists, including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics & more. SLAM offers local artists a place to show & sell their work as well as an opportunity for the public to find a wide variety of art & handmade goods in one location. The Burren also offers a $5.00 Lunch Special on market day!




April 19

BRT Presents:
Mama's Rib featuring Kim Trusty

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $12
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Kim Trusty (pictured).
Please check back for details.




April 22

JFK Library Presents: Gould and Stearns - Fee, Fie, Fo, Fun!

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Stephen E. Smith Center
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30-11:30 am | Free Performances For Children Ages 5 and Up
617 514-1644 - - Reservations required | Celebrate! Series | jfklibrary.org

The comedy duo from Vermont returns with a participatory performance combining clever dialogue, slapstick, mime, and song in this retelling of Jack and the Beanstalk. The Celebrate! series, appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up, highlights America's rich cultural diversity through the arts.





April 23

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Tommy Keane, Jacqueline McCarthy & Friends

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

Burren owner Tommy McCarthy comes from a large musical family steeped in traditional Irish music. Jacqueline is just one of them, and what a concertina player she is!  Her husband Tommy Keane, is recognized as one of the great Munster style Uilleann Pipers and together they make great music. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. It has already created dozens of memorable, intimate, informal presentations held in a truly atmospheric space which 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.




April 26

BRT Presents:
International String Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $12 advanced, $15 show night
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Please check back for details.





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