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What to do this weekend, June 8-10

Posted by Nicole Cammorata  June 8, 2012 12:10 PM

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Making plans? Short on ideas? No worries. See Nicole Cammorata, Milva DiDomizio, and June Wulff's picks for the top things to do around the Hub this weekend. Now get out and go to it!

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WEEKEND

BOSTON IRISH FESTIVAL: A weekend packed with Irish music, dance, and culture features performances by Gaelic Storm, Glengarry Bhoys, The Prodigals, Screaming Orphans, and Devri Band. At the Cottage Stage, which recreates an authentic rural Irish cottage, experience traditional storytelling, singing, Irish language classes, and turf and thatching demonstrations. June 8, 6-11 p.m. June 9, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. June 10, noon-6 p.m. $10-$30. Irish Cultural Centre, 200 New Boston Dr., Canton. www.bostonirishfestival.info


FRIDAY

APPETITE FOR BURLESQUE: The Boston Babydolls toss comedy, striptease, magic, and a few surprises into their new show exploring the primacy of appetite. Watch the waitresses deliver a menu of fresh new burlesque routines in “A (Re)Movable Feast.” June 8, 8 p.m. June 9, 7:30 p.m. $20-$30. Davis Square Theatre, 255 Elm St., Somerville. 617-869-2000, www.bostonbabydolls.net

WICKEDLY GLEEFUL: “Lessons Learned” is the latest album by Sally Brown, Glinda, Fran Kubelik, Olive Snook, Annabeth Schott, and April Rhodes -- aka Kristin Chenoweth. The Emmy and Tony winner will sing tunes from the release and her Broadway catalogue which includes “Wicked” and “Promises, Promises.” 8 p.m. $75-$122. Boston Opera House, 539 Washington St., Boston. 800-745-3000. www.ticketmaster.com


SATURDAY

GLOW YA BOAT: It’s June (finally) which means the weather is now appropriate for boat parties. (Although this is New England, so we make no promises.) The Glow Ya Boat party cruise aboard the Provincetown II will feature music by Richard Fraioli with an opening set from DJ Cootz on the main dance floor and DJ Screwloose with DJ Vito Corleone on the lower level dance floor. June 9, 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., $30, 21+ 200 Seaport Blvd., glowyaboat.eventbrite.com

BOSTON PRIDE PARADE & FESTIVAL: A celebratory week wraps up with the annual parade from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza, where festivities include entertainment, artisans, and family activities. Headliners are Alexis Jordan, Rye Rye, and Kerli. This year’s events honor the international Pride organizers association InterPride, founded in Boston in 1982. June 9, noon, parade leaves from Copley Square and ends at City Hall Plaza, where festival continues until 6 p.m. Rain or shine. Boston Pride Week events now through June 10, see website for details. www.bostonpride.org


SUNDAY

PARAGON PARK GALA: This summer, Company Theatre premieres a new musical about the history of Hull’s Paragon Park. Sneak a peek at excerpts from the show and enjoy a Broadway revue at a gala to benefit The Company Theatre. Under a big tent which echoes the theme park from days of old, guests are invited to dine, sip cocktails, dance to music by New Band, and bid at the live and silent auctions. June 10, 5-11 p.m. $75, $125 per couple. Hidden Pond at Derby Street Shoppes, 92-98 Derby St., Hingham. 781-871-2787, www.companytheatre.com

FAMILY MUSIC FESTIVAL: It’s Sunday in the park with music when the New School of Music provides games, face painting, crafts, concerts, and a musical instrument petting zoo. Enjoy African drumming and dancing, a Musikgarten family sing-a-long, and more. Ethan Rossiter and the Family Fun Band offer an indoor concert at 1 p.m. June 10, noon-3 p.m. Free. Indoor concert $5. New School of Music, Lowell School Park, 25 Lowell St., Cambridge. 617-492-8105, www.newschoolofmusic.org

A FLEA IN THE SQUARE: With 30,000 square feet of space, you should be able to find a lot of treasures to take home from The Davis Flea. The outdoor market carries antiques, collectibles, and even farm produce -- and we hear that “Mad Men” addicts will find some cool mid-century vintage items. June 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., rain or shine (Sundays through Oct. 28). Free. City parking lot, corner of Holland St. and Buena Vista Road, Davis Sq., Somerville. www.thedavisflea.com

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