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July 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.




WIN FREE TIX!
Through July 7

Amaluna From Cirque du Soleil

Boston Marine Industrial Park
On the Waterfront
Directions | 1-800-450-1480 | CirqueduSoleil.com | Tickets

Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by Goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter’s coming-of-age ceremony which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next. A group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera’s daughter and a brave young suitor. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. Picture credit: Laurence Labat | Costume credit: Mérédith Caron.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




Through July 7

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!




July 4

Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

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. Last year's special guest include Grammy-winner Susan Tedeschi, singer/songwriter Howie Day, national recording artist Ayla Brown and multi-instumentalist and vocalist Ellis Hall. Check back for 2014 details. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.




July 7-14

Inroads Ireland's GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,149 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.




WIN TIX!
July 9

Damien Dempsey

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

Damien Dempsey, one of Ireland’s most original and distinctive singer/songwriters, is performing at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston on Wednesday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. Born and raised in working class Dublin, Dempsey’s music has always captured everyday people struggling to keep it all together while enjoying life to the fullest. His influences are Christy Moore, Andy Irvine, Bruce Springsteen and Woody Guthrie. 
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WINNER OF FREE TIX!




July 10-20

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston presents:
Me and My Girl

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

Mix a legitimate cockney heir with the nobility of Hareford Hall and get a rollicking, hilarious Downton Abbey laced with engaging song and dance!  The late Viscount Hareford had a youthful, unfortunate marriage - and kept discreetly out of sight was a son and heir. The Hareford Hall set are despondent when the family solicitor finds the legitimate heir in Lambeth. There is a cockney invasion of the hall - Bill, his girlfriend and his mates, and the Lambeth Walk is danced by all.




July 13

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!




July 19

21st 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 | After Party until 9:30 pm
413 862-8095 or 862-4539
glasgowlands.org

Massed Bands and Mass Fling at opening ceremonies - 11:30 am. New Drum Major Competitions 11:45 a.m.
Prices above include the evening concert. Entertainmentfor 2014 TBA.
Please check back for more details.




July 21-28

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!




July 23

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Matt Cranitch, Jackie Daly & Paul De Grae 

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

Matt Cranitch joins the St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn in Sander's Theatre with Jackie Daly, accordionist. They are join on stage at The Burren by accompanist Paul DeGrae on guitar. This night is not to be missed. 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.




July 25-27

28th Annual Lowell Summer Music Festival

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
Free, donations welcome | 978 970-5200
lowellsummermusic.org | lowellfolkfestival.org

The 28th Annual Lowell Folk Festival features six stages of traditional ethnic music, authentic crafts demonstrations, ethnic foods, art and children's activities.
Please check back for the full line-up.





July 28 - August 4

Inroads Ireland's GO NORTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,149 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 28

JFK Library Forum Presents:
A Conversation with Astronaut Chris Cassidy

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. | 617 514-1644 | jfklibrary.org

Astronaut Chris Cassidy shares his experiences living on the International Space Station. He has served on two space flights, spending a total of 181 days and 23 hours in space.




July 30

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Teada with Seamus Begley

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

Teada's varied sound draws on the early recordings of Sligo emigrants who recorded in America in the 1920s, while also engaging with new compositions by leading composers. In 2012, Teada added West Kerry singing legend Séamus Begley to the band. 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.






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