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August 2008 Events Calendar

August 1

Tanglewood Presents:
Tanglewood on Parade

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm
bso.org

Performers include: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Charles Dutoit, Moritz Gnann, Keith Lockhart, Bramwell Tovey, and John Williams, conductors, Garrick Ohlsson, piano, Dawn Upshaw, soprano. Fireworks to follow the concert. BUTI Young Artists Chorus and Orchestra perform as part of the daytime activities.




August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

BHH Presents: Summer in the City
Tuesdays Pop-Soul

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location. Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. Now in its 19th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday Pop-Soul in August as follows: 8/1: Sweet Tooth & The Sugar Babies, 8/8: Pulse of Boston, 8/15: Soul City, 8/22: World Premier Band, 8/29: Sweetbeats Band (pictured).




August 2

ICCNE Presents:
A Summertime Family Ceili

Irish Cultural Centre of New England
200 New Boston Drive, Canton
7:00 pm Ceili: Upstairs Function Room
781 821-8291 | irishculture.org

On Wednesday, August 2, the Centre celebrates a Summertime Family Ceili with musicians Denis Galvin, Nathan Gourley (pictured) and Laura Feddersen. Adults $10, Free for children. Refreshments served, bar open. Cait Bracken will call the dance sets. Dances include: Two hand reel, Shoe and Donkey, Seige of Ennis, Walls of Limerick, HayMaker's Jig, Kerry Set, Gay Gordon and Old Time Waltzes.




August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Wednesdays Rat Pack

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront. Now in its 19th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues, Fridays: Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Wednesday Rat Pack in August as follows: 8/2: Rich DiMare, 8/9: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band, 8/16: Rich DiMare, 8/23: Steve Memmolo, 8/30: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band (pictured).




August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Thursdays Blues Barge

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location. Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 19th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Classic Movies. Music runs from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Thursdays Blues Barge in August as follows: 8/3: Jeff Pitchell Band, 8/10: Fat City Band, 8/17: Bruce Marshall Band, 8/24: Racky Thomas Band, 8/31: Jeff Pitchell Band (pictured).




August 4, 11, 18, 25

BHH Presents: Summer in the City - - Fridays Classic Movies

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
6:00 - 10:00 pm | 617 856-7744 | bhh.com

One of Boston’s most anticipated outdoor summer traditions, the Summer in the City Entertainment Series offers guests, visitors and local residents the opportunity to enjoy complimentary concerts, movies and live entertainment from the hotel’s unrivaled waterfront location.  Enjoy al fresco dining while taking in the beautiful waterfront and free entertainment. Now in its 19th year, the series has become a summer staple in Boston. Tuesdays: Pop Soul, Wednesdays: Rat Pack, Thursdays: Blues Barge, Fridays: Movies by Moonlight which begin at dusk and include: 8/4: Tootsie, 8/11: Casablanca (pictured), 8/18: The Junglebook 2016, 8/25: My Big Fat Greek Wedding.




August 6-11 & 13-18

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Presented by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau
bostonusa.com | FAQ's

Dine Out Boston is celebrated each year for two weeks during March and August. It provides locals and visitors an opportunity to sample area restaurants at special prices. Diners can choose from the latest culinary hot spots to old favorites, from nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, from Asian or Argentinean fare to French, Italian, tapas and sushi, from the award-winning restaurants of Boston and Cambridge to the gourmet gems in the suburbs north, west and south of the city.





August 7, 14, 21, 28

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.




August 8

ICCNE Presents:
Ruaile Buaile

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

Ruaile Buaile are a young, Irish based, four piece, modern day Trad / Pop / Folk group from Offaly in the heart of Ireland. The four friends Niall (vocals and guitar), Arthur (pictured, fiddle and banjo), Shane (vocals and bass) and Jack (Cajun and banjo) formed in 2011, and have been gaining support from music fans and festival goers across Ireland, UK, Germany, Holland, France, United Arab Emirates, and America.




August 14-23

Cara Group Travel - An Irish Summer Adventure

Cara Group Travel
180 Old Colony Avenue, Suite 300, Quincy

$2375 pp | Mention BITA to receive a $75 pp DISCOUNT
Sara Stanton or 617-639-0273 | Full itinenary
caragrouptravel.com

Cara Group Travel invites you to join An Irish Summer Adventure with Sheila & Marilyn. This special tour, handpicked by the two guides, highlights their favorite Irish sights and attractions. With big smiles and warm hearts, they open this tour to anyone who has dreamed about going to Ireland but never had a traveling companion. This tour is as much for grandparents treating a grandchild as it is for singles and couples. As Sheila and Marilyn say, "No one will get left out - this is a group of friends who just have not met yet."




August 18-24

Cara Group Travel
Rose of Tralee Festival Tour

Cara Group Travel
180 Old Colony Avenue, Suite 300, Quincy

From $1,599 pp | Sara Stanton or 617-639-0273
Details
| caragrouptravel.com

6 Nights in Tralee, County Kerry. The heart of the 47 year old festival is the selection of the Rose of Tralee which brings young women of Irish descent from around the world to Tralee for a global celebration of Irish culture. Enjoy 6-8 nights on the Rose of Tralee Tour which including stays in Galway and Dublin.The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 58 years in 2017. From $1599 per person




August 19

Tanglewood: John Williams' Film Night

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm
bso.org

John Williams' Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar's most consistently popular evenings. Sharing the podium this summer for what surely will be an historic concert is BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons. The program will feature classic cinema scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann, and Alex North, as well as music by Mr. Williams himself, including selections from the Harry Potter series, E.T., and Far and Away. Also on the program will be music from Mr. Williams' score to Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, with a special guest trumpet soloist.




August 21-28

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 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!




August 20

Tanglewood: An Evening with David Sedaris

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
8:00 pm | bso.org

Celebrating the release of his new book Theft By Finding, David Sedaris is an American humorist, comedian, author, and radio contributor. He was publicly recognized in 1992 when National Public Radio broadcast his essay SantaLand Diaries. He published his first collection of essays and short stories, Barrel Fever, in 1994. His next five essay collections, Naked, Holidays on Ice, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, became New York Times Best Sellers. In 2013, Sedaris released his collection of essays, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls.




August 28 - September 4

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,494 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.




August 30

Tanglewood Presents:
Diana Ross

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
7:00 pm
bso.org

Diana Ross is a consummate performer as well as one of the most iconic female singers of all time and one of the most prominent women in popular music history and pop culture of the late 20th century. Her daughter, American singer and actress Rhonda Ross, opens the concert. Diana Ross previously performed at Tanglewood in 1989.



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