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October 2008 Events Calendar

Month of October

BHH Presents:
Pink Package for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

Available throughout the month of October. Help spread the word and celebrate life with this special Pink Package to help create awareness for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Package includes:
Luxurious accommodations | Complimentary valet parking | Pink-inspired Five-Course Wine Pairing Dinner for Two at Meritage Restaurant + Wine Bar | Pink Floral Arrangement upon arrival in guestroom | Special Pink Dessert Amenity | Breakfast for two.
Click here for reservations.




Through October 3

Inroads Ireland's GO SOUTH Tour

2918 Stevens Street, Madison, WI 53705
$2,399 per person | 1-888-220-7711
InroadsIreland.com | Full trip itinerary here

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!




October 1

BRT Presents: North Sea Gas
Music from Scotland

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
$15 | 8 pm | 401 725-9272 |riverfolk.org

With a combination of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, bodhran and bouzouki, complementing strong three-part vocal harmonies and a keen sense of humor, an entertaining evening is always guaranteed! This marks their 12th appearance at BRT as they tour behind their newest CD, "Fire in the Glen." The band is led by founder Dave Gilfillan on lead vocals, guitar and banjo, well-known for his tongue-in-cheek humor. Ronnie MacDonald on lead and harmony vocals, guitar and bouzouki is joined by Grant Simpson on high-energy fiddle and vocals.




October 2

BRT Presents:
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
7 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc is a fiddle trio from Norway, Sweden and the Shetland Islands who have swiftly gained a reputation for their gripping and unique blend of fiddle music since their inception in early 2009. The band features Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), Anders Hall (Sweden) and Kevin Henderson (Shetland Islands) - each regarded as leading exponents of their respective traditions.




October 5

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
Speak up! Art is Action–MassLEAP Youth Spoken Word Exhibition

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
6:00 - 9:00 pm | 617 740-7000
emkinstitute.org | Register here

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute hosts an evening of spoken word with youth performers from MassLEAP (Literary Education & Performance). Young poets will share their voices and views on the important issues of this year’s Presidential election in the Institute’s full-scale replica of the U.S. Senate Chamber..




October 5

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc wowed the audiences for A Christmas Celtic Sojourn last December as the eclectic mix of Shetland, Norway, and Sweden blended to create exquisite music. The Burren Backroom Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




October 6

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
Today’s Vote Premiere: A Discussion on Pay Equity

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
6:30 - 8:30 pm | 617 740-7000
emkinstitute.org | Register here

Be among the first to experience the Institute’s newest Today’s Vote program on Senate Bill S.862, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was introduced by Senator Mikulski in 2015, and is pending consideration by the U.S. Senate. Participate in a live floor debate and cast your vote on a bill inspired by actual legislation. Mass State Senator Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville), the lead sponsor of the Massachusetts Act to Establish Pay Equity which was signed into law on August 1, 2016 by Governor Baker, will provide opening remarks.




October 8

The Burren Presents:
SLAM (Saturday Local Artist Market) Honk Festival

The Burren Pub
247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 12 - 6:00 p.m.
burren.com

The Saturday Local Artist Market (SLAM) provides local artists and crafters a place to showcase and sell their work. SLAM features a wide variety of art and crafts including: painting, photography, jewelry, textiles, book binery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, handmade soaps, artisan foods and much more.
The Burren offers $5 artist market lunch special.
Click here for a list of exhibitors | | click here to view the schedule.




October 9

BRT Presents:
Les Poules à Colin

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
7 pm | $16 | 401 725-9272
riverfolk.org

Taking their name from a popular traditional song, Les Poules à Colin are a new take on a time-tested recipe –five childhood friends who still live on the same street, sharing a history of music-making and family ties. Les Poules are a dynamic and creative group that turn heads wherever they go. Exposed to Québécois and other folk music from the moment they were hatched, these offspring of trad musicians were immersed in music, they have grown up with and learned their craft firsthand from some of Québec’s finest!




October 10

JFK Celebrate Series!
Grooversity - Latino Beats

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
10:30 - 11:30 am | 617 514-1600
jfklibrary.org | Register here

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, take a musical trip highlighting the African beats of Latin America. Grooversity weaves together Afro-Latino sounds from Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Brazil. Learn dance moves and call-and-response chants!
(Marcus Santos of Grooversity, pictured)




October 12 (2 shows)

The Burren Back Room Series Presents: Celtic Fiddle Festival

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Called "three of the finest folk violinists anywhere" by The Washington Post, Celtic Fiddle Festival celebrates the violin in all its globe-trotting variations. Fiddlers Kevin Burke (Ireland), Christian Lemaître (France) and Charlie McKerron (Scotland) showcase a fascinating juxtaposition of international and individual styles. The Burren Backroom series is well established as one of the most sought-after boutique series of traditional presentations. The series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




October 13

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
De Temps Antan

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebecs musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, the three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. Founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, the host is Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




October 14

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
Katie McNally Trio

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

Based in Boston, Katie McNally's latest project synthesizes her elegant and powerful fiddle playing with the talents of genre-crossing pianist Neil Pearlman and bluegrass phenom Shauncey Ali on viola. The Burren Backroom Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, with host Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




October 16

BRT Presents:
De Temps Antan

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
7 pm | $16 / $20.00 day of show | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Since 2003, Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.




October 19

The Burren Back Room Series Presents:
John Carty, Bonhomme Setter: Double Bill

247 Elm Street
Davis Square, Somerville
617 776-6896 | 7:30 pm
BUY TIX | burren.com | Backroom Schedule

John Carty (pictured) is highly regarded as a traditional musician throughout the world. He most recently played the Burren as part of a supergroup trio with Matt Molloy and Arty McGlynn. Bonhomme Setter blends a broader selection of Celtic music with the diverse rhythms of the world. The Burren Backroom Series was founded by well-known traditional musicians Tommy McCarthy and Louise Costello, and is hosted by Brian O’Donovan of WGBH Celtic Sojourn.




October 22

BRT Presents:
Peppino D'Agostino

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

Peppino likes to compare his musical approach to the culinary art of his native Italy: “If you want to prepare a good, succulent dish you have to know how to mix the various ingredients and, most important, have knowledge of the right amounts. Similarly, in musical composition you must be able to properly combine melody, harmony, rhythm and percussive effects with discretion and elegance.” Peppino’s repertoire is always changing, adapting to the rapport he establishes with his audience. His live performances, a combination of beautiful, complex, up tempo original instrumentals, memorable arrangements and engaging songs are beautifully addictive.




October 22

JFK Celebrate Series!
Alex the Jester

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum
Columbia Point, Boston
1:30 - 2:30 pm | 617 514-1600
jfklibrary.org | Register here

Have you ever seen a jester perform? Have a laugh with a colorful trickster who speaks his own language, Grammelot! Take a journey to medieval times and enter the hilarious and wondrous world of Alex the Jester! Come dressed for Halloween. Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes.




October 27

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
The Citizens’ Choice: Raising the Cap on Charter Schools

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
7:00 - 8:30 pm | 617 740-7000
emkinstitute.org | Register here

Join the EMKI and explore both sides of this issue – and attempt to answer the question, would raising the cap on charter schools affect Massachusetts for better or for worse? Hear a variety of experts discuss this initiative, and prepare yourself to make an informed decision when you head into the voting booth this fall. Jim Braude, (pictured) host of WGBH’s Greater Boston will moderate..




October 29

BRT Presents:
David Francey

Blackstone River Theatre
549 Broad Street
Cumberland, RI
8 pm | $15 | 401 725-9272 | riverfolk.org

David Francey is a Scottish-born Canadian carpenter-turned-songwriter, who has become known as “one of Canada’s most revered folk poets and singers” (Toronto Star). For decades, he worked across Canada in rail yards, construction sites, and in the Yukon bush, all the while writing poetry, setting it to melodies in his head and singing it to himself. His wife encouraged him to share and sing his songs publically. The reaction was instant. His first album Torn Screen Door came out in 1999 and was a hit in Canada. Since then, he has released eleven albums, won three Juno Awards and has had his songs covered by such artists as The Del McCoury Band, The Rankin Family, James Keelaghan and Tracy Grammer.




October 29

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate:
Kid Convention

Columbia Point
Boston, MA 02125-3314
10:00 am - 3:00 pm | 617 740-7000
emkinstitute.org | Register here

Future Senator. The Future Senator program introduces 5 through 11 year-old visitors to the legislative process. Featuring a segment from PBS’s Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, the program introduces young people to an issue relevant to them: whether the United States government should require a longer school day. The program concludes with a vote in the Senate Chamber.




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