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August 2008 Events Calendar
Michael Dutra Strictly Sinatra

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

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

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | Schedule | 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 20th 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: 8/1: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra (pictured), 8/8: Steve Memmolo, 8/15: Alex MacDougall, 8/22: Justin Beech, 8/29: Mike Dutra Strictly Sinatra Band..




Jeff Pitchell

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

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

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | Schedule | 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 20th 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: 8/2: Fat City Band, 8/9: Bruce Marshall Band, 8/16: Racky Thomas Band, 8/23: Jeff Pitchell Band (pictured), 8/30: Bruce Marshall Band.




Breakfast at Tiffany's

August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

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 | Schedule | 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 20th 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: 8/3: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (pictured), 8/10: The Karate Kid, 8/17: Hook, 8/24: Dr. No, 8/31: Out of Africa.




Dine Out Boston

August 5-10 and 12-17

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.





Irish Cultural Centre Canton MA

August 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
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.




Tanglewood on Parade

August 7

Tanglewood Presents:
Tanglewood on Parade

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | Gates open at 2:00 pm
bso.org

Performers include:
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (18 min)
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue (15 min)
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture (16 min)




August 7, 14, 21, 28

BHH Presents: Summer in the City
Tuesdays Pop-Soul

Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf
70 Rowes Wharf, Boston
617 856-7744 | Schedule | 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 20th 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: 8/7: Mystique, 8/14: Young Love & the Thrills (pictured), 8/21: World Premier Band, 8/28: Ray Greene.




August 10-11

Celtic Connections Conference
"Pathways to Our Past"

Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue, Auburndale, MA 02466
celtic-connections.org | Brochure with details | Registration

Enjoy presentation by Kyle Betit, John Grenham, Marie Daly, Pamela Holland, Audrey Collins, Donna Moughty, Bruce Durie, David Rencher, Fiona Fitzsimons, John Schnelle, Nora Galvin, Maurice Gleeson & Christine Woodcock on Irish, Scots Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy, culture, DNA and new and exciting ways to interpret and discover your ancestral roots. About the Presenters. Register here.




John Williams Film Night

August 11

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 captivating evenings. Join Mr. Williams as he presents this year's celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond, featuring the Boston Pops and BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.




Della Mae

August 15

Rockport Music Presents:
Della Mae

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $24 - $29 (fees may apply) | 8:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

Since forming in Boston in 2009, Nashville-based string band Della Mae has established a reputation as a charismatic live act comprised of some of the finest players in bluegrass, Americana and beyond. Featuring: Celia Woodsmith, vocals, guitar; Kimber Ludiker, fiddle, vocals; Jenni Lyn Gardner, mandolin, vocals; Courtney Hartman, guitar, banjo, vocals and Zoe Guigueno, bass, vocals.




Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons

August 19

Tanglewood:
Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons

Tanglewood
Koussevitzky Music Shed
Lenox
2:30 pm | bso.org

Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons: Copland - An Outdoor Overture, Bernstein - Three Meditations from Mass, for cello and orchestra, John Williams - New work for cello and orchestra, Bartók - Concerto for Orchestra.




Inroads Ireland

August 20 - 27

Inroads Ireland's
GO WEST Tour

700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,644 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.




Leonard Bernstein - Candide

August 23

Tanglewood Presents:
The Knights - Bernstein's Candide

Tanglewood
Seiji Ozawa Hall 
Lenox, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

Leonard Bernstein's delightful 1956 comic operetta Candide is based on the 18th-century philosopher Voltaire's satirical novel, which follows the title character's traumatic adventures in imperial Europe and semi-civilized South America. All the while, his teacher's philosophy of "All's for the best in this best of all possible worlds" is put to the test. Candide's vain sweetheart Cunegonde undergoes even worse trials as they're separated and reunited. Fully staged performances.




August 25

ICCNE Presents:
Kern in Concert

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

Kern is a contemporary folk band from County Louth, Ireland. The band performs original and traditional tunes and songs with influences from The Bothy Band, Planxty, Tom Waits, Horslips, De Dannan, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention, REM, Warren Zevon, Blur, Patrick Kavanagh, Thomas Kinsella, Stockton's Wing and John Mellencamp. Members include SJ McArdle: rock and folk musician, Brendan McCreanor: uilleann pipes and Leinster fiddle champion Barry Kieran. The band will play tracks from its debut album False Deceiver.




Celtic Roots and Branches

August 26

Rockport Music Presents:
Celtic Roots and Branches with Brian O'Donovan

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $29 - $46 (fees may apply) | 5:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

For over three decades, Brian O'Donovan has been hosting A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH, a program exploring traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world. He's also well-known for his live concert series A Christmas Celtic Sojourn and is now bringing to life Celtic Roots and Branches, a new concert special featuring a wide variety of new and familiar musicians, singers, dancers, and storytellers in a special Celtic celebration that focuses on the genre's broad and vibrant range. Check back for details.




Inroads Ireland Go South Tour

August 27 - September 3 - SOLD OUT!

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,635 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!



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