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August 2008 Events Calendar

August 1

Tanglewood Presents:
Tanglewood on Parade

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm

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 Dates TBA

Dine Out Boston

Various Venues in Greater Boston
Presented by: Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau | 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 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

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!

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

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 19

Tanglewood: John Williams' Film Night

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm

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 20

Lowell Summer Music Series Presents:
Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

Boarding House Park
40 French Street, Lowell
7:30 pm | $54 in advance | $60 day of concert | $154 Premium Seats
Full details here |

Stills and Collins met in 1967 and dated for two years. Stills wrote his legendary love song to Collins right after he left Buffalo Springfield, before he joined CSN. "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" is a five-section romantic epic brimming with heartfelt sincerity. The song has been ranked #418 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time Poll. This summer, the two icons of folk will celebrate the golden anniversary of their formative time together. Their joint summer tour marks the first time ever Stills and Collins have been onstage together.

August 21-28

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,497 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | 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

Koussevitzky Music Shed
8:00 pm |

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

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,494 per person | 1-888-220-7711 | 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

Koussevitzky Music Shed
7:00 pm

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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