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Arts & Crafts Shows

Mother’s Day Weekend Craft Festival - Hampton Falls, NH

May 9, 2015 - May 10, 2015 Hampton Falls Town Common, 4 Lincoln Avenue Hampton Falls, NH
Seventy-six juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their American made works. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple, pickles, jams, jellies, homemade fudge, strawberry shortcake, trail mixes and more. Live musical entertainment on the bandstand each day.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival - Meredith, NH

May 23, 2015 - May 25, 2015 Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Highway Meredith, NH
Over 100 juried craftsmen and craftswomen from all over New England will display and sell their work. Come and sample the culinary delights of herbal dips, maple, sauces, jams, jellies & more. 
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Children & Families

“Seussical the Musical” - Rochester, NH

Apr 16, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Travel from the Jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos with the fantastical, magical characters of Dr. Seuss in this Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephan Flaherty and Lynn Aherns. Ticket discount on Family Night, April 16.
Time: 7:30 p.m. on April 16-18, 23-25, 30, May 1-2; 2 p.m. on April 18-19, 25-26, May 2-3
Admission: Adults, $24; youth age 12 and younger, $14. Family Night April 16, $14

The Berenstain Bears Live! - Portsmouth, NH

May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Adapted from the classic children’s book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, everyone’s favorite bear family comes to life in a thrilling musical-theatrical experience. This show gives kids the chance to fall in love with these characters just as their parents did when they were growing up. Appropriate for Grades pre-K to Grade 2. All performances last approximately one hour.
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Comedy

Lily Tomlin - Concord, NH

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40-$60
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Comedian Jimmy Dunn - Plymouth, NH

May 2, 2015 - May 2, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Actor and stand-up comedian from Boston (and NH resident!) who currently co-stars on the CBS hit comedy "The McCarthys" performs. Dunn got his start telling jokes at a bar in Gloucester, MA, where he was paid in beer and fried clams. Since then, he's performed at some of the comedy industry's most prestigious events.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 and over
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Hilarity @ The Music Hall Loft Presents Darwin's Waiting Room - Portsmouth, NH

May 29, 2015 - May 29, 2015 The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH
Featuring a slew of fan-favorites never before seen at the Loft, this family-friendly sketch comedy group returns with another hilarious show! Sketches include five fast-talking truckers, alien body snatchers, New Jersey housewives, a musical number, and more!
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Home & Studio Tours

Hidden Kitchens of Portsmouth Tour - Portsmouth, NH

May 1, 2015 - May 1, 2015 Addresses will be given to ticket holders Portsmouth, NH
Five kitchens may be toured in any order and at any time during the tour hours. There will be drinks and snacks (from local businesses) at each home. Tickets may be purchased day of event at Clements Market, East Main Road. Addresses of host kitchens will be made available. Funds raised from this event benefit Portsmouth Public Schools.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 603-683-3021

Music

Tom Rush - Plymouth, NH

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, "Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences."
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $35
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Peter Yarrow - Haverhill, NH

Apr 26, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall, 75 Court Street Haverhill, NH
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and “If I Had a Hammer.” Email: info@alumnihall.org
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 603-989-5500

The Wailin' Jennys with Special Guests The Stray Birds - Concord, NH

May 2, 2015 - May 2, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Saturday, May 2, The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, three voices that blend to create a perfect vocal sound. Frequent guests on “A Prairie Home Companion,” this award-winning trio creates some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28-$38
Telephone: 603-225-1111

The Garcia Project - Plymouth, NH

May 8, 2015 - May 8, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
The Garcia Project performs full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $18
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Adam Ezra Group - Lincoln, NH

May 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
The Adam Ezra Group’s live performances are sweaty, passionate affairs that have been compared to those of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Limited tickets will be sold to a VIP pre-show beer tasting sponsored by the Woodstock Station & Brewery at 6:30 p.m. for $25, or come for the live show at 8 p.m. for $15.
Time: Beer tasting at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: VIP $25; general, $15
Telephone: 603-745-6032

Johnny A. with Wooden Eye - Rochester, NH

May 16, 2015 - May 16, 2015 Rochester Opera House, City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
With a blend of styles from rock to jazz to blues mixed with a masterful use of the guitar's whammy bar, Johnny A. is one of the finest contemporary guitaristsSat, May 16, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m.
Admission: $22 and $18
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Johnny A. with Wooden Eye - Rochester, NH

May 16, 2015 - May 16, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
With a blend of styles from rock to jazz to blues mixed with a masterful use of the guitar's whammy bar, Johnny A. is one of the finest contemporary guitarists. Johnny played with many renowned musicians including Mingo Lewis (Santana), Doug Clifford (Credence Clearwater Revival) and Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominos).
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $22

The Blind Boys of Alabama - Portsmouth, NH

May 23, 2015 - May 23, 2015 Music Hall Historic Theatre, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
The Blind Boys of Alabama first raised their voices together in 1939. Blending traditional gospel music with contemporary spiritual material this iconic group has performed with artists from Aaron Neville to k.d. lang.
Time: 7 p.m. $49; $38
Admission: $49; $38
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Outdoor Activities

Earth Day Hike at Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve - Manchester, NH

Apr 22, 2015 - Apr 22, 2015 Countryside Boulevard Manchester, NH
Join The Nature Conservancy's ecologist for an exploration of Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve. Have kids? This is a great opportunity for families to get acquainted with the loop trails and terrain and learn about the amazing plants and animals that live there. Register online.
Time: 3-4:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-224-5853

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Galumpha - Haverhill, NH

May 16, 2015 - May 16, 2015 75 Court Street Haverhill, NH
Combining stunning acrobatics, striking visual effects, physical comedy and inventive choreography, Galumpha brings to life a world of imagination, beauty, muscle and merriment. The performers create a sensory feast of images ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime, drawn together into a seamless whole, consistently bringing audiences to their feet.
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; kids, $4
Telephone: 603-989-5500

Science & Nature

Great Bay Bird Walk - Newmarket, NH

May 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015 112 Bay Road Newmarket, NH
Join us at The Nature Conservancy's Lubberland Creek Preserve in Newmarket as coastal bird expert Steve Mirick once again educates us on the migrating and nesting birds that call Great Bay home. Space is limited and reservations are required. 
Time: 7:45 a.m.-noon
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-224-5853

Shows & Exhibits

Bedford Historical Society Car Show - Bedford, NH

Jun 27, 2015 - Jun 27, 2015 Bedford Village Common Bedford, NH
This is the 10th Antique & Classic Car & Truck & Motorcycle Show hosted by the Bedford Historical Society. It will be located on the grass at the Bedford Village Common. Rain date is June 28. There will be food, drinks, prizes, raffles and trophies and so much more.
Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person; kids 12 & youngeer admitted free
Telephone: 603-471-6336

Theater

"A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 27, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH
The musical tells the story of one of country music's brightest stars with the songs she made famous, a live band and the folksy sounds of country radio.
Time: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.
Admission: $25-$38
Telephone: 603-433-4793

“Anything Goes” - Concord, NH

Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 23, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. This beloved classic presents some of The American Songbook’s standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25-$100
Telephone: 603-225-1111

“Blithe Spirit” - Lincoln, NH

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
Lincoln-Woodstock’s community theatre group the Playhouse Players stage Noel Coward’s supernatural comedy about wives (of this world and otherwise) fighting over one man! Following a séance with the quirky Madame Arcati, Charles Condomine finds that his late wife Elvira is back and determined to have him to herself – much to the dismay of his current wife!
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: All tickets $15
Telephone: 603-745-6032