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May 2008 Events Calendar

May 2

BRT Presents:
Gypsy Star

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

A unique band from Tampa Bay, Florida, Gypsy Star fuses American musical styles of folk, rock, pop and jazz with sounds and rhythms from around the world. Tapping into Latin, Celtic, Renaissance, Mediterranean and Caribbean flavors, Gypsy Star weaves a melodic tapestry of enchanting, uplifting music with acoustic instruments such as classical flamenco guitar and an array of hand percussion and drums. Add lush strings, dynamic arrangements, haunting vocals and world-beat rhythms complemented by fiery castanets and the percussive footwork of folkloric dance and you've got a cultural feast for the eyes and ears!




May 2

BRT Presents:
Bike & Blues The Blackstone Fundraiser

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
4:00 - 8:00 pm
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Join the staff and partners of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor for a fun-filled bike ride through the scenic and historic Blackstone River Valley. Riders can then finish off their afternoon listening to live blues and Celtic artists while tasting regional and craft beers provided by Mendon Wines and More.




May 2

Deadbeat Band

Stone Church
5 Granite Street
Newmarket, NH
Doors: 8:30 p.m., Show: 9:00 p.m.
603-659-7700 | bostondeadbeat.com

Celebrate The Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary with DeadBeat at this upcoming show!
On Saturday, May 2, join DeadBeat at The Stone Church in Newmarket, NH! A splendid time is guaranteed for all! Intimate, with great food (come early and have dinner!), great local folks and plenty of room for dancing. Doors at 8:30 pm, Show at 9 pm




May 4

JFK Library Presents:
A Conversation with David Brooks

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

New York Times columnist David Brooks discusses his new book,The Road to Character. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




May 5-17
Discover Newport Presents:
Volvo Ocean Race Newport

Fort Adams State Park
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
volvooceanracenewport.com
401-845-9117 | discovernewport.org

The world’s most grueling and exciting ocean race makes its only stop in North America in Newport, RI.
A dynamic Race Village will be open to the public every day. View the sailboats up-close, watch high performance racing within yards of the shore, and enjoy entertainment, marine education and more.





May 6

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Open The Door For Three (Liz Knowles, Kieran O'Hare, Pat Broaders)

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

"Road-tested, audience-approved, high-octane, fist-in-glove, laughing-out-loud trio of Irish musicians" is how this new trio has been described and if their new CD is any indication, this will be one of the great nights of music in the Backroom this year.  The Burren Backroom 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.




May 12

JFK Library Presents:
A Conversation with George Mitchell

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

Senator George Mitchell discusses his memoir, The Negotiator: Reflections on an American Life. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




May 16

BRT Presents:
The Atwater-Donnelly Band

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

BRT favorites Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly return with Cathy Clasper-Torch on fiddle, cello and vocals to present an engaging concert of traditional American and Celtic American folk songs, a cappella pieces, hymns, poetry, dance tunes, and original works. Elwood and Aubrey blend unusual harmonies and play guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer, Irish tin whistle, harmonica, old-time banjo, bones, limberjacks and other musical surprises.




May 16-17

BRT Presents: Celtic Stone Carving For Beginners

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
9:00 am - 3:00 pm each day
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Blackstone River Theatre will offer a two-day class in Celtic Relief Stone Ccarving in Limestone for beginners with instructor Laura Travis, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. No experience is required. A maximum of 10 students will be allowed; a minimum of six is needed to run the class. Fee is $125 plus a separate $12 materials fee which is payable directly to Laura Travis.
For more information, visit campus.digication.com/lauratravis




May 18

JFK Library Presents:
Reviving America’s Infrastructure

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

Harvard Business Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter discusses her new book, MOVE: Putting America’s Infrastructure Back in the Lead, with former Governors Michael Dukakis (pictured) and Ed Rendell, and New York Times reporter Jackie Calmes. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.





May 20

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Alba's Edge (CD Release Party)

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

Alba's Edge is a tapestry of cultures: the expressive Scottish and original fiddle melodies are woven together with jazz improvisation and harmony, funk bass lines and the rhythms of Latin America to form a cohesive musical experience. The Burren Backroom 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.




May 22 - June20

Huntington Theatre Company Presents:
A
fter All The Terrible Things I Do

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

An ordinary job interview at a local bookstore becomes much more as store-owner Linda and aspiring writer Daniel realize that their connections go far deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have have to face the trauma of their past — but can they find forgiveness? Artistic Director Peter DuBois directs this deeply felt and intimate new play about bullying and second chances.




May 25 - June 1

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,299 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!





May 27-28

A Celtic Sojourn at the Boston Pops

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
2 nights only at 8:00 p.m. | Groups: 1-800-933-4255 | 617-266-1200 | bso.org

A Celtic Sojourn at the Pops is hosted and curated by Brian O'Donovan at the majestic Boston Symphony Hall. You won't want to miss this special spring show with the ever popular Maestro Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra! Please check back for program details.
If you are interested in bringing a group, please click here.





May 27

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Paddy Keenan and Friends

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

Paddy Keenan is known throughout the world as one of the finest practitioners of the uilleann pipes.  He was born in Trim, Co. Meath, a Travelling family steeped in traditional music; both Paddy's father (Johnny) and grandfather were pipers. Paddy himself took up the pipes at the age of ten. He later played with the rest of his family in a group called The Pavees a name that pays tribute to their proud Traveler heritage. The Burren Backroom 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.




May 27

JFK Library Presents:
Reviving America’s Infrastructure

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

David Axelrod discusses his book Believer: My Forty Years in Politics with award-winning journalist Mike Barnicle. Reservations for forums are strongly recommended. They guarantee a seat in the building but not the main hall. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors to the main hall open one hour before the program begins.




May 29

Deadbeat Band

Bull Run
215 Great Road, Rt. 2A
Shirley, MA 01464
Doors: 8:00 p.m.
978-425-4311 | bostondeadbeat.com

Celebrate The Grateful Dead's 50th Anniversary with DeadBeat at this upcoming show!
Join DeadBeat to celebrate their 10th anniversary at Bull Run in Shirley, MA on May 29, 2015. Show starts at 8:00 PM, but come early for the great pub food!




May 30

ICC Presents: 25th Anniversary Gala

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
6:00 - 11:00 p.m. | 781 821-8291
irishculture.org | nmurphy@irishculture.org

The Irish Cultural Centre is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!
Cocktail reception from 6-7 pm. At 7pm, enjoy dinner, presentations, dancing, entertainment and cultural performances. Music and dance performances by John Connors and The Irish Express with special performances by The Moffatt School of Irish Dance from Co.Mayo, and lots, lots more. To purchase tickets or a table for this special 25th Anniversary Gala, pleae contact Nicola Murphy at 781 821 8291 or email nmurphy@irishculture.org




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