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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

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

Tupelo Night of Comedy - Londonderry, NH

May 2, 2015 - May 15, 2015 Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road Londonderry, NH
People always come out of Tupelo comedy nights raving about how good the comedians are. Oh yeah: most have appeared on Letterman, Leno, Conan, and other programs. Upcoming Shows:
Kenny Rogerson & Mike Whitman on Saturday, May 2
Christine Hurley & Graig Murphy on Friday, May 15
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $18-$23
Telephone: 603-437-5100

An Evening With David Sedaris - Keene, NH

May 14, 2015 - May 14, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
David Sedaris has earned a reputation for slicing through cultural euphemisms and political correctness, and in the process has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. David Sedaris returns to The Colonial Theatre for an evening of reading and hilarity.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45, $55, $59
Telephone: 603-352-2033

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

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group - Keene, NH

May 30, 2015 - May 30, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
The popular stars of Who’s Line Is It Anyway? are here with an evening of extraordinary improv comedy. Colin and Brad will take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…just like a live version of Whose Line! This is a rescheduled date; tickets from March 28, 2015 will be honored at the door.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $48, $58, $62
Telephone: 603-352-2033

Cruises

Portsmouth Harbor Light Sunset Cruise - Rye, NH

Jun 19, 2015 - Jun 19, 2015 Depart from Rye Harbor State Marina, Route 1A Rye, NH
Join this summer solstice cruise aboard the M/V Granite State past Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, Whaleback Lighthouse, and White Island Lighthouse in the Isles of Shoals. This is always a fun trip with lots of raffle prizes. It will be narrated by lighthouse historian Jeremy D’Entremont. There is a snack bar on board. There is a large parking lot ($5 fee) at the marina.
Time: 7-9:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 per person

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

Palace Theatre Kitchen Tour - Bedford, NH

May 31, 2015 - May 31, 2015 Granite State Cabinetry, 384 NH Route 101 Bedford, NH
The day begins with registration starting at 9:30 am at Granite State Cabinetry, where brochures will be handed out along with maps to guide you to each home on the tour. Pick up brochures by noon. Homes will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and tour goers may visit the homes in any order!
From 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Baron’s Major Brands in Manchester will host an open-seated luncheon catered by O Steaks and Seafood. The day will conclude with an after party at LaBelle Winery, with wine tastings presented with paired appetizers.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $45 (includes tour, lunch, and after-party)
Telephone: 603-668-5588

Music

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

Lori McKenna - Londonderry, NH

May 3, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road Londonderry, NH
Admired and recorded by Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood and Alison Krauss (to name just a few), Lori McKenna is a master at chronicling the small, difficult moments between romantic partners.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 603-437-5100

Jon Pousette-Dart Band - Londonderry, NH

May 8, 2015 - May 8, 2015 Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road Londonderry, NH
The Pousette-Dart Band, led by Jon Pousette-Dart carved a place in the landscape of American music in the 1970s. It became one of the busiest touring groups in the US working with such acts as The Byrds, Bonnie Raitt, Little Feat, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Eddie Money, Manfred Mann, Jonathan Edwards, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Emmylou Harris, Gary Wright, Robert Palmer, Randy Newman, Journey, Billy Joel, NRBQ, and many more.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$40
Telephone: 603-437-5100

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

Dark Star Orchestra - Keene, NH

May 13, 2015 - May 13, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
For nearly two decades and thousands of shows, Dark Star Orchestra has been continuing the Grateful Dead concert experience.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$39
Telephone: 603-352-2033

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

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

Jonathan Edwards - Londonderry, NH

May 22, 2015 - May 22, 2015 Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road Londonderry, NH
Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, Jonathan Edwards simply delivers, night after night - songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$40
Telephone: 603-437-5100

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

Get Outside: Hike the White Mountains - Warner, NH

May 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015 Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum, 18 Highlawn Road Warner, NH
May 9 Learn about preparation and hiking with experienced hiking expert, Rudy Bourget. Learn how to plan your hike, what to bring and wear, and how to use your AMC White Mountain Guide book and maps. Bring your AMC White Mountain Guide book. Preregistration is recommended to guarantee a seat. Register at: littlenaturemuseum.org/Calendar.html or by phone
Time: 10 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $10 at the door for nonmembers
Telephone: 603-746-6121

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

“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

Raylynmor Opera presents: The Magic Flute - Keene, NH

May 8, 2015 - May 9, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
Raylynmor Opera presents Mozart’s enchanting and fantastical opera “Magic Flute.” Join Prince Tamino, with a magic flute, and the bird-catcher Papageno who are on a mission to rescue Princess Pamina from the evil sorcerer Sarastro. Sung in English and accompanied by an orchestra this features some of the most beautiful music Mozart ever wrote. More info: Raylynmor.com
Time: Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; students and seniors, $28
Telephone: 603-352-2033