Events Calendar 2017

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Children & Families

“Beauty and the Beast, Jr.” - North Conway, NH

Mar 16, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 Your Theater, Willow Common, 1857 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH 03575
Based on the original Broadway production and the movie, Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Jr. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Dates: March 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 31, April 1.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $15
Telephone: 603-733-5275

Easter Egg Hunt Festival - Bedford, NH

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 NH Sportsplex, 68 Technology Drive Bedford, NH
The Easter Bunny is ready with his 10,000 candy and prize-filled eggs. There will be live entertainment by Jungle Jim of Boston, princesses, Batman, lovable characters, bounce houses, games, face painting, a silent auction, a bake sale and a raffle for Easter baskets. Please register. Cash, check or charge will be accepted at the door.
Time: 8:30 a.m.-noon
Admission: Online, $8 per person or $28 per family; at the door, $10 and $32

“Annie Warbucks” - Rochester, NH

May 4, 2017 - May 21, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
In this family-friendly musical the world's favorite orphan returns. All the ingredients that made Annie so popular are here once again, with some romance thrown in!
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website


Redhook Brewery Comedy Series: Starring Chris Distefano - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 7, 2017 Redhook Brewery Portsmouth, 1 Redhook Way Portsmouth, NH
Chris Distefano acts out a variety of characters derived from his life. Who the hell is that he’s talking about?
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20

Comedian Bob Marley - Manchester, NH

Apr 7, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street Manchester, NH
Comedian Bob Marley has been featured in his own special on Comedy Central, and is one of the few comics to do the complete late-night TV circuit.
Time: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 5, 7, and 9 p.m.
Admission: $27.50
Telephone: 603-668-5588

Emma Willmann - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 8, 2017 - Apr 8, 2017 Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress Street Portsmouth, NH
Emma Willmann is rising in the comic world. In the past two years alone, she was featured in Just for Laughs New Faces, on the cover of Time Out New York as one of 10 Funniest Women in New York
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $18

Kathy Griffin - Keene, NH

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
Kathy Griffin presents her persona brand of pull-no-punches comedy.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $65 - $79


Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting Exhibit - Manchester, NH

Apr 15, 2017 - Apr 15, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
Deep Cuts showcases work by contemporary artists who redefine and subvert the centuries-old practice of paper cutting. In the tradition of the craft, the art to be featured in the exhibition is impressive and intricate, but its subject matter is updated for the 21st century. Exhibit is open through May 5.
Learn to quill paper and create work of art at a Creative Studio program March 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All ages welcome.
Time: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adult, $15; seniors 65 and older, $13; students, $10; youth age 13-17, $5


Capital Jazz Orchestra Presents Artie, Benny, Woody - Concord, NH

Apr 2, 2017 - Apr 2, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet masterKen Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra. Swing favorites like “Begin the Beguine,” “Stardust,” “Don’t Be That Way,” “Woodchopper’s Ball” and many others are performed by Peplowski.
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $20 – $45

Les Violons Du Roy - Concord, NH

Apr 27, 2017 - Apr 27, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
The French-Canadian group specializes in the vast repertoire of music for chamber orchestra, performed in the stylistic manner most appropriate to each era. The orchestra also play the repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries, like Piazzolla, Bartók, and Britten.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Free, but tickets are required for entry
Telephone: 603-225-1111


Health and Psychic Fair - Concord, NH

Apr 1, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 189 Pembroke Road Concord, NH
Come enjoy the day shopping holistic organic products, chair massage, Reiki, singing bowls, psychic readings, jewelry, stones and gems and much more. 
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-540-7215

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

The Golden Dragon Acrobats - Rochester, NH

Apr 12, 2017 - Apr 12, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
The Golden Dragons, a top-quality Chinese acrobatic touring company, performs with the highest of production values and scrupulous attention to artistic details.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $18-$28

Cirque Troupe: Seven Fingers of The Hand: Cuisine and Confessions - Portsmouth, NH

Apr 19, 2017 - Apr 19, 2017 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Prepare to be delighted and amazed when this world-renowned cirque troupe flips their way onto the Historic Theater stage. The show is built on the real-life personal stories of each cast member and set to original music. Live cooking, countless backflips, and a set that combines childhood, current, and dream kitchens, don’t miss this show.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25; $48; $60


Harlem Globetrotters - Manchester, NH

Mar 31, 2017 - Mar 31, 2017 SNHU Arena, 333 Elm Street Manchester, NH
Blinding athleticism on the basketball court. The Globetrotters need no introduction.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $40-$100


"12 Angry Jurors" - Rochester, NH

Apr 6, 2017 - Apr 23, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
On a hot summer day after a long trial, a jury must decide whether a 16-year-old man is guilty of murdering his father. Tempers flare as the eleven jurors try their best to convince the single dissenter to come around to their side.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website

“Saturday Night Fever” - Manchester, NH

Apr 14, 2017 - May 6, 2017 Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover Street Manchester, NH
Go back to the days of the hustle and come see Tony Manero bust out the moves made famous by John Travolta. Dates: April 14-15, 21-23, 28-30, May 4-6.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $25- $45
Telephone: 603-668-5588

National Tour of “Pippin” - Concord, NH

May 11, 2017 - May 11, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
This show tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. It explores the glories of war, the temptations of love, and the intrigues of political power before discovering happiness lies not in the extraordinary but in the ordinary moments of every day.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-225-1111