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July 2008 Events Calendar

Through July 10

Cirque du Soleil:
Kurios - Cabinet of Curiosities 

Suffolk Downs
Under the Big Top
525 William F. McClellan Highway
Boston
Various times
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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!




Through July 4

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

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

Tanglewood Presents:
James Taylor at Tanglewood

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
July 3rd 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.





July 4-11

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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 7-17

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Thoroughly Modern Millie

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

Set in New York City in 1922, at the height of the Jazz Age, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the story of young Millie Dillmount from Kansas who comes to New York in search of a new life. Her plan is to work for and marry a wealthy businessman. However, her plan goes completely awry. Based on the 1967 Academy Award-winning film, Thoroughly Modern Millie is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway!




July 10

Tanglewood Presents: Boston Pops Orchestra
with very special guest Seth MacFarlane

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
bso.org

Seth MacFarlane is a creator, writer, director, and singer at the forefront of today's popular media, garnering two Emmy Awards, two Grammy Award nominations, and an Academy Award nomination for his work in television, music, and motion pictures. The versatile MacFarlane joins Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops in a swingin' symphonic serenade of classic songs from the '40s and '50s. His rich baritone voice is infectious, reflecting his love of the Great American Songbook.




July 11-18

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,449 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 14-21

Boston Knock Pilgrimage

Cara Group Travel
180 Old Colony Avenue, Suite 300, Quincy
$2,995.00 p.p. | 617 639-0273
Contact: Sara Stanton | caragrouptravel.com | Message from Cardinal O'Malley

The first ever 7-day pilgrimage to Knock, Co. Mayo, Ireland from Boston, with Cardinal Sean O'Malley and former Ambassador Ray Flynn for the rededication of Knock Shrine. Fully escorted tour package includes:
- Roundtrip airfare Boston - Knock with Aer Lingus charter
- 6 nights hotel accommodations
- Luxury escorted motor coach with private driver/guide
- 12 meals (6 breakfasts & up to 6 dinners incl. special welcome/farewell dinners)
- Knock Rededication
- Ballintubber Abbey
- National Museum of Country Life
- 2 day sightseeing tour to Donegal / Galway




July 14

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Los Lobos

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $36 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

"We're a Mexican American band, and no word describes America like immigrant. Most of us are children of immigrants, so it's perhaps natural that the songs we create celebrate America in this way." So says Louie Perez, the "poet laureate" and primary wordsmith of Los Lobos, when describing the songs on the band's new album, Gates of Gold.




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July 14

Cape Cod Melody Tent Presents: Eileen Ivers Connecting The Roots and Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire

Cape Cod Melody Tent
West Main Street, Hyannis
Show: 7:30 p.m., Doors: 6:30 pm
508 775-5630 | melodytent.org

Legendary fiddler Eileen Ivers new show takes the audience on a musical journey exploring the rich roots of American music and dance. Connecting the Roots highlights music from Ivers new album Beyond the Bog Road, and tells of the passage of the Irish immigrant, the story of their impact on America and Americas impact on them. Michale Londra is the voice of Riverdance while on Broadway. He was the Best Irish Tenor at the 2012 Irish Music Awards and was nominated for two Emmy awards. His song “Danny Boy” has over 6.5 million views on YouTube.
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July 15

South Shore Music Circus Presents: Eileen Ivers Connecting The Roots and Michael Londra’s Celtic Fire

South Shore Music Circus
130 Sohier Street, Cohasset, MA
Show: 7:30 p.m., Doors: 6:30 pm
781 383-9850 | themusiccircus.org

Legendary fiddler Eileen Ivers new show takes the audience on a musical journey exploring the rich roots of American music and dance. Connecting the Roots highlights music from Ivers new album Beyond the Bog Road, and tells of the passage of the Irish immigrant, the story of their impact on America and Americas impact on them. Michale Londra is the voice of Riverdance while on Broadway. He was the Best Irish Tenor at the 2012 Irish Music Awards and was nominated for two Emmy awards. His song “Danny Boy” has over 6.5 million views on YouTube.
CLICK HERE TO ENTER TO WIN FREE TIX!




July 16

23rd 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 | Parking: just $3
9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Entertainment until 9:30 pm
413 862-8095 or 862-4539 | glasgowlands.org

New 40' x 80' tent for entertainment and refreshments - stay out of the sun!! Shuttle service provided courtesy of East Mountain Country Club, Westfield. Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m. Prices above include evening concert. Entertainment includes Albannach, Soulsha (pictured), Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Jennifer Licko and The Cabeys.




July 16

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Colin Hay (from Men At Work)

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $37 in advance | $40 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the front man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work ("Down Under," "Overkill," "Who Can it Be Now?").Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he's made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work (2003) and Gathering Mercury(2011). His 2016 release, Next Year People, is on Compass Records. His Lowell performance will feature his band and will include his Men At Work hits. 




July 16

The Burren Presents:
SLAM (Saturday Local Artist Market) Honk Festival

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 12 - 6:00 p.m. | burren.com

The Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) provides local artists and crafters a place to showcase and sell their work. SLAM features a wide variety of art and crafts including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, book binery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, handmade soaps, artisan foods and much more.
The Burren offers $5 artist market lunch special.
Click here for a list of exhibitors | | click here to view the schedule.




July 18-25

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 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 20

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly and The Raw Bar Collective

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

Matt and Jackie are master proponents of the Sliabh Luchra (Mountain of Rushes) style of music found in parts of Cork, Limerick and Kerry. The Raw Bar Collective, (Conal O'Graday, Benny McCarthy, and Dave Sheridan) makes their Burren debut. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




July 22

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Eric Burdon and the Animals / The Edgar Winter Group

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $49 in advance | $55 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Eric Burdon (pictured) has one of the most powerful and distinctive voices in rock and roll. A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame since 1994, and hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 Greatest Voices of All Time, Burdon's music has forged new territory while also topping the charts for more than five decades. See him life with the Animals at Lowell. The Edgar Winter Group will also perform a full set.




July 23

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
case / lang / veirs

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $58 in advance | $65 day of concert
lowellsummermusic.org

Several years ago on a whim, k.d. lang sent an email to Neko Case (pictured) and Laura Veirs that said, "I think we should make a record together." The result is case/lang/veirs, a true collaboration between three phenomenal, self---driven artists: avant---rock icon Case, legendary musical nomad lang, and indie folk star Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travel through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the under sung.





July 27

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Caleb Klauder Band

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

Celebration a night of country, gospel, swing, old-time, and bluegrass with Caleb Klauder (Foghorn Stringband) along with his six piece, all-star, country band, including the wonderful harmonies of Reeb Willms. The Backroom Series was founded by musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello and is hosted by Brian O' Donovan of WGBH A Celtic Sojourn.




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