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August 2008 Events Calendar

Through September 1
"Superman’s Mission for President Kennedy" Exhibit

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

In 1963, DC Comics, the publisher of Superman, collaborated with the Kennedy White House to create a story promoting the President’s Council on Physical Fitness. In the story, JFK calls upon Superman to inspire the nation to exercise, eat better, and get stronger. In 2013 DC Comics donated the drawings to the Kennedy Library after the death of Al Plastino, the comic book artist who drew Superman for 20 years. The drawings are on displayed for the first time at the JFK Library until September 1, 2014.




August 6 (2 shows) SOLD OUT!

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Sharon Shannon

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
$28 | 617 776-6896 | burren.com

The renowned Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So this your opportunity to catch her live in the unique intimate space at the Burren Back Room. Show is limited to just 100 tix so get yours now so you don't miss out! The 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.




August 7 (2 shows)

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Sharon Shannon

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
7:30 pm Buy Tix | 9:30 pm Buy Tix | $28
617 776-6896 | burren.com

The renowned Sharon Shannon usually plays big festivals, and large theaters here in the Boston area. So this your opportunity to catch her live in the unique intimate space at the Burren Back Room. Show is limited to just 100 tix so get yours now so you don't miss out! The 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.




August 7-17

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Singin' in the Rain

Robinson Theatre
617 Lexington Street, Waltham
781-891-5600 | reagleplayers.com

Experience all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s golden age: It’s 1927, and Don Lockwood and Lina LaMont are the toast of the town until “talkies” come on the scene. Furthermore, Don’s romance with the lovely and talented Kathy Selden only complicates things further. Big romance, big song and dance numbers, and a big, splashy Hollywood ending - and it really rains on stage!  What a glorious feeling, indeed!




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August 8

Sharon Shannon Live at the ICC

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
8:00 pm | $25 | Buy Tix!
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Sharon Shannon is one of Ireland's premier accordionists, traveling the world and bringing new fans to traditional Irish music.  Her superb technique and feel for the traditions, along with her willingness to explore other musical traditions from around the world, place her as one of the most entertaining and inventive Irish musicians of her generation.
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August 10

JFK Library Forum Presents:
40th Anniversary of the Resignation of President Nixon

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
4:00 -5:30 p.m. | 617 514-1644 | Register | jfklibrary.org

On the 40th anniversary of President Nixon's resignation, Rick Perlstein discusses his new book, The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan.




August 10

ICCNE Canton Summer Céilí

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
3:00-7:00 pm | $10 at the door
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

Held the 2nd Sunday of every month with live Irish music by Billy O'Neill and friends, the ICC Canton Céilí is a great place for those who know how to Céilí and for those new to the dance.  It's a great place to meet new people and no partner is necessary. Come and enjoy set dancing, waltzes, quickstep, and other traditional dances. And enjoy a great workout!




August 17-22 & 24-29

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Presented by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
Lunch $15/$20/$25 | Dinner $28/$33/$38
exclusive of beverage, tax and gratuity
bostonusa.com | FAQ's

Dine Out Boston is celebrated each year for two weeks during March and August. It provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Diners can choose from the latest culinary hot spots to old favorites, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city.





August 21

Irish Music Festival:
South Shore Music Circus

South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
781-383-9850 | Doors 6:00 p.m. | Show: 7:00 p.m. | $31 | themusiccircus.org
Buy Tickets | Directions-Parking

In the spirit of the popular Saw Doctors shows of years past, the South Shore Music Circus brings you the first annual Irish Music Festival!  Enjoy a full lineup of top calibre musicians including violin virtuoso Eileen Ivers & her band Immigrant Soul. Also appearing will be The Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock. You won't want to miss this exciting festival on August 21st in Cohasset.




August 22

Irish Music Festival:
Cape Cod Melody Tent

Cape Cod Melody Tent
21 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA
508-775-5630 | Doors 6:00 p.m. | Show: 7:00 p.m. | $31 | melodytent.org
Buy Tickets
| Directions-Parking

In the spirit of the popular Saw Doctors shows of years past, the Cape Cod Melody Tent brings you the first annual Irish Music Festival!  Enjoy a full lineup of top calibre musicians including violin virtuoso Eileen Ivers & her amazing band Immigrant Soul. Also appearing will be The Fighting Jamesons and Celtica: Pipes Rock (pictured). You won't want to miss this exciting festival in August on the Cape.




August 22

Spectacle Management Presents:
The Irish Rovers - - "Farewell to Rovin' Tour"

Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA
7:30 p.m. | $47 | 617 531-1257 x 0  | Group Sales: 617 531-1257 x 1  
IrishRoversMusic.com | Directions
Buy Tix

Spectacle Management is proud to present The Irish Rovers at Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis on Friday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. After nearly 50 years on the road, the band is ready to say Farewell to Rovin' with a final US Tour. Founded in 1963 in Toronto, Canada, the Irish Rovers have sold over 40 million albums during their long career.
Tickets go on sale on Friday, 05/30/2014 at 10:00 am




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August 23

Newport Celtic Rock Festival

Newport Yachting Center
Downtown Newport, RI
Noon - 10 p.m. | Gates: noon, Band: 12:30 p.m. | $30 advance, $40 gate, Snug tix $75 (limited quantities)
newportwaterfrontevents.com/event/celtic-rock-festival | Tickets | Directions

A great line-up of today’s favorite Irish music and culture, the Newport Celtic Rock Festival features such stars as Gaelic Storm (pictured left), Eileen Ivers & her band Immigrant Soul, the Tartan Terrors, Celtica – Pipes Rock and the Fighting Jamesons. Enjoy over 10 hours of Celtic Rock on one summer day on the beautiful Newport Waterfront! 
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August 25 - September 1

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,199 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

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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August 26

Atlantic Sound 2014: The Hot Sprockets & Cold Comfort

Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Avenue, Boston
8:00 p.m. | 617-562-8801
BUY TIX HERE

Two great Irish rock bands are coming to Boston this summer to the Brighton Music Hall. The Hot Sprockets are a band of five rockers from Dublin with an authentic, white-hot, take-no-prisoners approach to their music. Cold Comfort, also from Dublin, takes its cue from the likes of Rory Gallagher and Neil Young, with songs of misspent adventure, lost friends and poetic observations. Their debut album, Tainted Winds, is being released in September.
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August 27

The Rocky Road Tour: Mundy, Joe Rooney, Andrew Stanley

Brighton Music Hall
158 Brighton Avenue, Boston
7:00 p.m. | 617-562-8801
BUY TIX HERE

Two of Ireland's funniest comedians are coming to Boston in August for a show you won't want to miss. Joe Rooney, from the hit show Father Ted, and Andrew Stanley, star of the Republic of Telly, will be rolling out the punch lines at Brighton Music Hall on Wednesday, August 27, starting at 7:00 p.m. Joining the duo is singer/songwriter Mundy, from Birr, Co. Offaly. Mundy's famed collaborative version (with Sharon Shannon) of Steve Earle's Galway Girl was the most downloaded song in Ireland when it was released.
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