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May 2008 Events Calendar
President John F. Kennedy

Current Special Exhibit - - through November 2019
JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
9 am - 5 pm | AD: $14 | Seniors & Students: $12 | CH & Veterans: $10 | Ages 12 & under: Free
1 866 JFK-1960 | 617-514-1600
jfklibrary.org | Exhibit details

JFK 100: Milestones & Mementos is the title of the exhibition commemorating President Kennedy’s centenary. Featuring a compelling selection of items drawn mostly from the Kennedy Library’s collections, the exhibition chronicles historic milestones in the President’s career, administration, and his personal life. Highlights include items from his childhood and adolescence; a flag from PT 109 (the boat commanded by JFK during World War II); items relating to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and notes in preparation of his landmark address on civil rights. Several items have never before been displayed, including some of JFK’s personal belongings. This special exhibition reflects the arc of President Kennedy’s life—the challenges, burdens, and opportunities of his life and times—as well as the sweep of history over the last century.




Mari Black

May 5

Rockport Music Presents:
The Mari Black Trio

Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport, MA
978-546-7391 | $18 - $20 | 7:00 pm
rockportmusic.org | Buy Tix

Boston-based Mari Black has created a devoted following founded on the strength of her remarkable playing, infectious compositions and stylistic shapeshifting that covers everything from Scottish reels to jazz to klezmer to American string band music. Currently touring nationally with her trio, Mari is intent on sweeping her audience away on a spirited musical adventure featuring dance music from around the globe: Celtic, American, and Canadian fiddling, jazz, tango, klezmer, folk, original works, and more!




Irish Cultural Centre

May 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.




Bernadette Peters Boston Pops

May 8

Boston Pops: Opening Night
Featuring Bernadette Peters

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue,
Boston, MA
8:00 pm | bso.org

Celebrate the Opening Night of the Spring Pops season with Bernadette Peters, conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. Also on the program will be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond by composer James Beckel.




Luke Skywalker A New Hope

May 10-11, 14

Boston Pops: Star Wars: A New Hope
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
May 10, 8pm | May 11, 3pm & May 11, 8pm | May 14, 8pm
bso.org

Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they present this classic film with live orchestral accompaniment of the unforgettable John Williams score. Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker, pictured, (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness).




Haley Richardson & Quinn Bachand

May 11

BRT Presents:
Haley Richardson & Quinn Bachand

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | Call to Reserve: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

Haley Richardson, a traditional Irish fiddler with a highly ornamented Sligo style, has amassed a long list of accomplishments including multiple All Ireland honors over the past decade. She has performed all over the US, Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, and Thailand. Quinn Bachand, a member of the Jeremy Kittel Band has also toured internationally with Canadian fiddle icons Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster. Recognized as a gifted and creative guitar player, he adds a contemporary edge to traditional Celtic music.




Arlo Guthrie

May 15-16

Boston Pops: Summer of ‘69 - Special Guest - Arlo Guthrie

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | bso.org

The summer of 1969 was a year of unprecedented scientific exploration, social upheaval, and musical excitement. Living legend, songwriter, storyteller and singer, Arlo Guthrie joins The Pops to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, one the most iconic and influential festivals in the history of music. Adding to this mix will be a Pops tribute to the year’s two most groundbreaking albums: The Beatles’ Abbey Road and The Who’s rock opera masterpiece, Tommy! The Pops also pay homage to one of mankind’s greatest achievements with a Boston debut From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, a new work by James Beckel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.




Karan Casey Live at BRT

May 18

BRT Presents:
The Karan Casey Band

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
8:00 pm | $25 advanced - $28 show night
Reserve by Phone: 401-725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Renowned Irish vocalist Karan Casey will be joined by her band. The Boston Globe says, "Casey's voice is among the loveliest in folk music and she's a wonderful interpreter of both contemporary and traditional material.” Her career has spanned 25 years from the early days as a jazz performer in Dublin to her heady days in New York with the band Solas to her now established solo career and she has sold over half a million albums. Here's your chance to catch her live at BRT on May 18th.




Darlingside Band

May 19

BRT Presents:
Darlingside

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI
Call to Reserve: 401-725-9272
riverfolk.org

The Boston-based quartet, Darlingside, is comprised of Don Mitchell, Auyon Mukharji, Harris Paseltiner and David Senft. Their signature harmonies draws frequent comparisons to late-60's era groups like Crosby, Stills & Nash, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Byrds. Darlingside perform all of their music around a single vocal microphone, inviting audiences into a lush, intimate world where four voices are truly one.




Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

May 20-27

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

1700 Westlake Ave N, Ste 200, Seattle, WA
$2,697 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!




Rhiannon Giddens

May 22-25

Boston Pops: Redefining American Music
An evening with Rhiannon Giddens

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
8:00 pm | bso.org

After her electric, buzz-producing performance on the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular last summer, Grammy and MacArthur ‘genius’ grant-winner Rhiannon Giddens and her band join the Pops for a genre-busting evening of music from her critically-acclaimed albums with influences in roots, jazz, blues, country, Gospel, and Celtic. The co-founder of Grammy-winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, she is also a Grammy-nominated solo artist with a reoccurring role on the hit-TV show Nashville, and hosts the Metropolitan Opera’s Aria Code podcast.




May 23

JFK Library Forum
American Experience: Chasing The Moon

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
6:00-8:00 pm | Free & Open to the Public
617 514-1643
jfklibrary.org | Register

The Kennedy Library and WGBH partner for an exclusive preview and discussion of the new American Experience series, Chasing the Moon. Executive producer Mark Samels, director Robert Stone, and panelists discuss the series and the Space race, from the early years to the lunar landing and its legacy.




Nathan Carter Celtic Country

May 24

Nathan Carter: Celtic Country

The Bushnell
166 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106
Buy Tix Here

Celtic Country star Nathan Carter is taking the music world by storm. He first catapulted into stardom in his native Ireland, charming audiences on guitar, piano, and accordion. Don’t miss his phenomenal, action-packed show live at The Wilbur Theatre on May 28. Backed by his stellar 6-piece band and with special guest Chloë Agnew, former star of Celtic Woman, Nathan is blazing a trail to worldwide success. Nathan’s live show is a unique blend of Celtic, country and pop favorites you won’t want to miss. Sung with Irish warmth and infectious energy, you’ll hear hits like Caledonia, Wagon Wheel, The Rare Auld Times, and Jealous of the Angels. To date, Nathan has recorded seven studio albums, including "Beautiful Life" which went Platinum 4 times in Ireland. He was named 2016 winner of the RTÉ Irish Country Music Awards for Live Act of the Year and “All-Time Favorite Country Song” for Wagon Wheel.




Keith Lockhart - Boston Pops

May 25

Boston Pops: Once Upon A Time - Family Story Matinee
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
3:00 pm | bso.org

Gather the family to be enchanted by musical retellings of children’s literature classics set to music. The June 1 concert will be a special family focused Autism and Sensory Friendly concert. Come along with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they take you on musicals journeys including Jim Beckel’s new multimedia work From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, and some selections by musical storytellers John Williams and Aaron Copland. The concert concludes with The Composer is Dead by Nathaniel Stookey with text by Lemony Snicket, a madcap whodunnit where someone has killed the Composer. 




Nathan Carter: Celtic Country

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May 28

Nathan Carter: Celtic Country

The Wilbur
246 Tremont Street, Boston
8:00 p.m. | Buy 20% OFF Tix (limited to ONE WEEK ONLY - May 6-12)

Celtic Country star Nathan Carter is taking the music world by storm. He first catapulted into stardom in his native Ireland, charming audiences on guitar, piano, and accordion. Don’t miss his phenomenal, action-packed show live at The Wilbur Theatre on May 28. Backed by his stellar 6-piece band and with special guest Chloë Agnew, former star of Celtic Woman, Nathan is blazing a trail to worldwide success. Nathan’s live show is a unique blend of Celtic, country and pop favorites you won’t want to miss. Sung with Irish warmth and infectious energy, you’ll hear hits like Caledonia, Wagon Wheel, The Rare Auld Times, and Jealous of the Angels. To date, Nathan has recorded seven studio albums, including "Beautiful Life" which went Platinum 4 times in Ireland. He was named 2016 winner of the RTÉ Irish Country Music Awards for Live Act of the Year and “All-Time Favorite Country Song” for Wagon Wheel.
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May 29-31

Boston Pops: John Williams Film Night Tributes
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Boston Symphony Hall
301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston
May 29 | May 30 | May 31
8:00 pm | bso.org

Experience the awe and excitement of cinema’s greatest music featuring the scores of the world’s most beloved film composer, the Boston Pops’ own John Williams. Led by Keith Lockhart, these magical evenings will also include music from the latest Star Wars film and selections performed live to film excerpts.




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