June 16 2011, 07:00pm
Hammer Presents
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Celebrate the 107th anniversary of one of literature’s most famous days. James Joyce’s epic, groundbreaking novel Ulysses takes place entirely on June 16, 1904. The Hammer’s 2011 Bloomsday program celebrates the women of Ulysses: fictional women in the novel; the women who published and supported Joyce; and the women in Joyce’s family—his wife and daughter. This program, with its wide variety of dramatic readings, will appeal to the Joyce scholar and novice alike. Enjoy Irish music and Guinness on tap at the Hammer Cafe before and after the performance.

6:30pm --- Live music in the Hammer Courtyard by The Sweet Set, Guinness Happy Hour at Cafe Hammer
7:30pm --- Staged reading and performance in the Billy Wilder Theater.
9pm-10pm --- More music by The Sweet Set…and another Guinness Happy Hour!

About the Band
The Sweet Set is a collaboration of traditional Irish musicians that play as an ensemble to share the excitement and joy of Irish music. The Sweet Set's players are fiddlers Melanie Nolley and Kira Ott, concertina/whistle player LeeAnn Gorne, and mandolin/guitar player Jimmy Murphy.

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Tickets are required, and are available at the Billy Wilder Theater Box Office one hour prior to start time. Limit one ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Parking is available under the museum for $3 after 6:00pm.

Public programs are made possible by Bronya and Andrew Galef, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and an anonymous donor.

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