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July 2008 Events Calendar

Through July 2 - - SOLD OUT!

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,631 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!




July 2

Tanglewood Presents:
Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton

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

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller performs with special guest, Grammy-award winning guitarist Peter Frampton (pictured).




July 2-9 (SOLD OUT!)

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,644 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.




July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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.




July 3-4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

The Hatch Shell
Boston Esplanade
bso.org | july4th.org

The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday. Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they celebrate America's birthday. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions. Sunday, July 3rd, concert from 8:30 - 10 pm. Monday, July 4th, concert begins at 8:30, fireworks begin at 10:30 p.m. Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular ends at 11 p.m.




July 3-4

Celebrate July 4th at Tanglewood:
James Taylor and his All-Star Band

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 p.m. | July 3rd tix & information here
Fireworkd follow the concert on July 4th

James Taylor Returns to Tanglewood with His All-Star Band on July 3rd and 4th at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy a festive Independence Day at Tanglewood. Fireworks display follows the concert on the 4th. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 26 times since his first performance there in 1974. As in past years, Kim and James Taylor will donate proceeds from the July 4th performance to Tanglewood.




July 7

Tanglewood Presents:
Bernstein's On the Town

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

A collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein's On the Town-the story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City- arrived on Broadway in December 1944, when he was just twenty-six. Based on his popular ballet collaboration with Robbins, Fancy Free (being performed August 18), it was not only his first musical, it was a first for Comden and Green, who would become Broadway and Hollywood legends in their own right. Hit songs include "New York, New York" and "Some Other Time."




July 9-16 (SOLD OUT!)

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,635 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!




July 12

Tanglewood Presents: Bernstein's Trouble In Tahiti

Tanglewood
Seiji Ozawa Hall
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

The lyrical, jazzy style of Leonard Bernstein's 1952 one-act opera Trouble in Tahiti has much in common with On the Town (being performed July 7) and West Side Story (July 28). Bernstein himself wrote the libretto; the scenario revolves around Dinah and her husband Sam's disaffection with their rat-race, suburban life. The plot has nothing to do with Tahiti; the title comes from a romantic movie Dinah contrasts with her workaday, unromantic existence. Trouble in Tahiti was premiered in June 1952 at Brandeis University, where Bernstein was on the faculty, and was presented by NBC on television the following November. Alexandera Silber, soprano is pictured.




July 16-23 (JUST 8 SPOTS LEFT)

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,644 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.




July 21

25th Annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival

Look Park
300 North Main Street
Florence, (Northampton), MA
AD: $16.00 | CH 6-12: $5.00 | Under 6: FREE
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Parking: $3 | Rain or Shine
Entertainment until 9:30 pm (included in price)
(413) 862-8095 or 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org

The 25th annual Glasgow Lands Scottish Festival is an all-day gathering of the clans, piping and athletic competitions. Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m.  Featuring: Tartan Terrors and The Brigadoons (both new this year), and returning Albannach, the Screaming Orphans (pictured), Charlie Zahm, the Pioneer Valley Harper's Guild, and more.  40' x 80' tent for entertainment and pub - stay out of the sun! Shuttle service provided courtesy of Worthington Country Club, Worthington. Price includes the evening concert. See full music schedule updates here.




July 23-30

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,635 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!




July 28

David Newman conducts Bernstein's West Side Story

Tanglewood
Seiji Ozawa Hall 
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

Experience Film with Orchestra - a thrilling presentation of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards, including Best Picture. The Boston Symphony plays Leonard Bernstein's electrifying score live, while the newly remastered film is shown on large screens in high definition with the original vocals and dialogue intact. This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, and with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals. It features Robbins' breathtaking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents.





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