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November 2008 Events Calendar

November 3-12

Discover Newport Presents:
11th Annual Newport Restaurant Week Fall

Newport County Restaurants
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
$16 for three-course lunch | $35 for three-course dinner.
401-845-9117 |
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Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season with 3 course prix-fixe lunches for $16 and dinners for $35  at over 55 participating restaurants throughout Bristol and Newport County; experience culinary walking tours, chef demos, affordable palate-pleasing lodging packages, special themed events and more.

November 4

BRT Presents:
The Gnomes

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15.00 | 401 725-9272 |

The Gnomes special brand of World-Folk-Fusion is sure to get you on your feet and dancing! The band features Phil Edmonds (Irish whistle and button accordion); Cathy Clasper-Torch (fiddle, keyboard, er-hu, vocals); Mike Fischman (guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, banjo, vocals); Peter Breen (bass, vocals); and Matt Niebels (percussion/drums). Together they combine their varied and extensive musical backgrounds into arrangements that have been described as "exotic, fresh, and unique.".

November 6

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

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

Chris Matthews, anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews, discusses his new book, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit.

November 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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.

November 11

BRT Presents: Jeremy Kittel Trio

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15.00 or $18.00 at the door
401 725-9272 |

Jeremy Kittel is an award-winning fiddler, violinist and composer. The Compass Records recording artist is a master in Celtic, classical, jazz, and bluegrass traditions, and is gifted in fusing and revitalizing these diverse styles. Jeremy was a member of the Turtle Island Quartet for five years and has also worked with Mark O’Connor, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile, Paquito D’Rivera, and My Morning Jacket. He has performed around the world at venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Bonnaroo and the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland. Catch him live with his trio at the BRT on Nov 11th.

November 12

Britten's War Requiem

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
4:00 pm | 508 752-0888

An unprecedented event years in the making! Under the direction of Chris Shepard, The Worcester Chorus of Music Worcester join forces with The Salisbury Singers, Master Singers of Worcester, Sounds of Stow, and the Worcester Children's Chorus for this performance.

November 17

Worcester Youth Philharmonic Concert and String Orchestra

Washburn Hall at Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
7:00 pm | 508 752-0888

Please join the Philharmonic's first concert of the year and their debut at Washburn Hall. Director Jack Corbett leads the orchestra in an evening of timeless classics and some spooky music. Following the performance, cake and lemonade will be served.

November 18

BRT Presents: Daymark / Lindsay Straw

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $15.00
401 725-9272 |

Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power, and Northern swagger. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals) the group presents a classic blend of wind and string. The three have lived and studied traditional music across Ireland, Scotland, England, America and Canada. Ballads have been a source of inspiration for Lindsay Straw (pictured) since her childhood in Montana, but she truly grew into the art while studying at Berklee in Boston. There she began to tie together the threads of the traditions she was most passionate about: English, Scottish, Irish and American songcraft. 

November 19

An Evening of Barbershop Harmony

Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street, Worcester
2:00 pm | 508 752-0888

Worcester Men of Song Chorus presents 60 Years of Harmony, An Evening of Barbershop Harmony. The chorus and quartets visit area communities presenting the four-part, close harmony "acapella" style of singing called barbershop. Barberhshop is uniquely American, tracing its roots back to the early 1800's. The Men of Song chorus travels the "Northeastern District" twice a year competing with other choruses from throughout New England, northern New York and Canadian maritime province area.

November 24

JFK Library Celebrate! series
Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Stephen E. Smith Center, Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | Free, Registration Required
617 514-1644 |

Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share stories of both their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a full audience powwow in honor of Native American Heritage Month. This show is appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up.

November 25

BRT Homecoming Concert and
Silent Auction Fundraiser

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:30 pm | $20
401 725-9272 |

Featuring Atwater-Donnelly, Eastern Medicine Singers, Torrin Ryan, Mary Lee Partington & Ed Sweeney, The Vox Hunters and more to be announced! Starting at 6:30 p.m. and during intermission, Blackstone River Theatre will also hold a silent auction featuring CDs, jewelry, original artwork, Christmas items and gift certificates. 100% of the proceeds from both the concert and the silent auction will go to support Blackstone River Theatre's programming and operating expenses.

November 28

JFK Library Forum Presents:
CriminalizingPoverty in America

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

Peter Edelman, (pictured) Georgetown law professor and former advisor to Senator Robert F. Kennedy, discusses key challenges raised in his new book Not a Crime to Be Poor: The Criminalization of Poverty in America.

November 30 - December 24

The Boston Pops Presents: Holiday Pops 2017

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
617-266-1200 | | Buy Tix

Join the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart, celebrating his 22nd anniversary with the orchestra, in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. Continuing one of Boston's most beloved holiday traditions, the Boston Pops opens the 2017 Boston Pops Holiday Series on Thursday, November 30 through December 24. Symphony Hall is transformed into a magical place for all ages as the Boston Pops perform the most beloved holiday music. Featuring the Boston Pops Orchestra, The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. Then on December 30-31, join the Pops for Back to the Future and ring in the New Year on the 31st with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra.

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