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November 2008 Events Calendar
Newport Restaurant Week Fall 2018

November 2-11

Discover Newport Presents:
12th Annual Newport Restaurant Week Fall

Newport County Restaurants
Fort Adams Drive, Newport, RI
2-course prix fixe lunches: $20, 3-course prix fixe dinner: $3, 3-course premier prix fixe dinner: $50
401-845-9117 | discovernewport.org
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Prepare your taste buds for mouthwatering menus this season with two-course prix fixe lunches for $20, three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 and a three-course premier prix fixe dinner for $50 at over 50 participating restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol County. Experience culinary walking tours, chef demos, affordable palate-pleasing lodging packages, special themed events and more.




BRT Presents: Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block and Keith Murphy

November 3

BRT Presents:
Hanneke Cassel, Mike Block
and Keith Murphy

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $18 advance, $20 at the door
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Effervescent and engaging, Boston-based fiddler Hanneke Cassel is a performer, teacher and composer whose career spans over two decades. The Hanneke Cassel Band features Mike Block on cello and guitarist/vocalist Keith Murphy. Hanneke Cassel pictured.




November 3

ICCNE Presents:
Sephira

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30-10:00 pm | 781 821-8291 |irishculture.org

Sephira are undeniably one of the world’s most exciting musical talents having appeared with Andrea Bocellli, Kanye West, Michael Buble and Enya. This was all followed by a two-year engagement as dancing violinists for the show, “Celtic Thunder”. Sephira have appeared extensively on PBS television in the US and have entertained luminaries across the globe. After a period of being musical ambassadors for Ireland, Sephira were invited to give a dazzling performances at the pre-premiere of the Bond movie, Skyfall, in NYC.




November 3

JFK Library Celebrate!
Nazar Bollywood Dance Troupe: Festival of Lights

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

Experience the excitement of Bollywood and celebrate Diwali — the Indian Festival of Lights — with a stunning performance combining South Asian classical, folk, and modern styles. This show is appropriate for family audiences and children ages 5 and up.




Doris Kearns Goodwin at the JFK Library

November 7

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Leadership in Turbulent Times

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point
Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin discusses her new book, Leadership in Turbulent Times, which explores the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson. This program is supported in part by Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman.




ICC Set Dancing with Cait Bracken

November 8, 15, 22, 29

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.




Nancy Cordes at the JFK Library

November 9

JFK Library Forum Presents:
The Midterm Elections: What Might They Mean?

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point
Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org

Panelists including Mara Liasson, NPR national political correspondent, Mark Preston, CNN executive director of political programming and senior political analyst, Kate Zernike, political reporter for The New York Times, interpret the results of the 2018 midterm elections. Nancy Cordes (pictured), chief congressional correspondent for CBS News, moderates.




Sandeep Das - The Delhi to Damascus Project

November 10

BRT Presents: Sandeep Das and The Hum Ensemble: 
"The Delhi to Damascus Project"

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $22 advance, $26 at the door
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

"Delhi to Damascus" is a celebration of the historical and cultural ties between India and Syria. The two countries have a deep connection that dates back to when they were integral to the legendary Silk Road. This connection facilitated a vibrant cultural, linguistic and musical exchange as witnessed in their common Sufi music tradition and the ancient Indo-Iranian and Indo-European Sanskrit language that originated from Syria and traveled to India. 




Jon Meacham at the JFK Library

November 13

JFK Library Forum Presents:
The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham discusses his new book, The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels, which examines historical antecedents of our current climate of partisan division.




Golden Bridges - Irish Echo Awards

November 16

Irish Echo
Golden Bridges Boston 2018

Boston Seaport Hotel
200 Seaport Drive
South Boston
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The Irish Echo Newspaper presents the 10th Annual Golden Bridges Conference to spotlight community, business, and education initiatives in northwest Ireland and to promote partnerships with their peers in Boston and Massachusetts. Featured speakers at the event have included leaders from Ireland alongisde their Boston and Massachusetts counterparts. 




Newpoli at BRT

November 17

BRT Presents:
Newpoli - CD Release

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 p.m. | $19 advance, $22 at the door
401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Newpoli is a group of skilled musicians who specialize in southern Italian folk music, primarily from the regions of Campania and Puglia. Their music crosses through time culture and musical styles. The South of Italy has a multicolored past with influences from northern Africa, the Middle East and ancient Greece. These influences can still be heard in the traditional melodies and rhythms of the pizzica, tarantella and other musical genres of the South. 




Brad Todd at the JFK Library

November 19

JFK Library Forum Presents:
The Rise of Populism in the US and Europe

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point
Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org

Panelists Brad Todd (pictured) and Salena Zito, authors of The Great Revolt: Inside the Populist Coalition Shaping Contemporary Domestic Politics, and John Judis, author of The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics, examine the rise of populism in the United States and Europe.




November 23

JFK Library Celebrate!
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 | jfklibrary.org

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.




Blackstone River Theatre Homecoming Concert and Silent Auction

November 24

BRT Homecoming Concert And Silent Auction Fundraiser

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
7:30 p.m. | $20 | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

BRT's 19th annual fundraiser will feature some of the best of Rhode Island's homegrown talent as well as others who now live in the Ocean State. 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. Featuring Atwater~Donnelly, Kim Trusty, The Vox Hunters, Yacouba Diabate, Torrin Ryan, and The Exiles!




November 29

JFK Library Forum Presents:
Religion and Politics in America

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, political commentator, and visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School, examines the role of religion in American politics with Margery Eagan, pictured. Eagan is co-host of WGBH's Boston Public Radio. Forums are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended, and may be made online, or by phone. Registration guarantees a seat in the building, but not in the main hall. Doors to the main hall open approximately one hour before the start of each program.




November 30

ICCNE Presents:
Lecture by Cormac O'Malley

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:30 pm | 781 821-8291 |irishculture.org

Lawyer, author and lecturer Cormac O’Malley will give a lecture on his father Ernie O’Malley entitled “The Irish war of Independence & the civil War." This lecture will explore not only how Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) rose through the ranks to become one of the senior IRA commanders during the Irish War of Independence and Civil War, but also how he lived an active life in the literary and artistic community of Dublin and Ireland as a distinguished author and art critic.





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