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Scarecrows of the Port - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 Downtown Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth celebrates the harvest season with a unique display of scarecrows throughout the city. A “festive contribution to the City's landscape,” Mayor Tom Ferrini.
Time: Displayed throughout the city
Admission: Free. Map available.

Comedy

Good Grief! Life in a Tiny Vermont Village - Concord, NH

Oct 30, 2014 - Oct 30, 2014 Gibson’s Book Store, 45 South Main Street Concord, NH
By the author of the popular Mud Season! One vacation changed everything. Ellen Stimson and her husband had such a wonderful time in Vermont that they wondered what living there would really be like. It’s impossible not to cheer this gang on.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-224-0562

The Capitol Steps - Manchester, NH

Oct 31, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 100 Saint Anselm Dr. Manchester, NH
Having failed to find three wise men or a virgin in Washington, D.C. for a holiday nativity play in 1981, three desperate Capitol Hill staffers dipped into the day's headlines, cooked up some irreverent acts that skewered the entirety of our national political scene... and became an instant hit. The Capitol Steps are perennial favorites both live and on the radio. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $7.75 - $39.75
Telephone: 603-641-7700

The Capitol Steps - Plymouth, NH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth Plymouth, NH
The Capitol Steps -- a spoof on Congress -- began in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in Congress, they never knew when to stop.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Home & Studio Tours

Keene Art Tour - Keene, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 18 Main Street, keene Keene, NH
Visit the art studios of more than 20 artists who are showing their oils, pastels, fiber, clay arts, etc. Walk or drive to the various locations within the City of Keene.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-355-1153

NH Open Doors - Various, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Various, NH
During Open Doors weekend, farms and artists' studios throughout New Hampshire are open to visitors. Check out the Open Doors website and look over this map
Time: All Day

Music

Tommy Castro & Sugar Ray in Concert - Plymouth, NH

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
East Coast meets West Coast for this exciting night of the blues. Tommy Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues. Hamonica master Sugar Ray Norcia is one of the earliest innovators of the East Coast scene, and his current incarnation with ‘Monster’ Mike Welch is hailed as one of the most dynamic acts on the scene today.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $29
Telephone: 603-536-2551

The Mavericks - Portsmouth, NH

Nov 5, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014 The Music Hall, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Genre-busting powerhouse group The Mavericks emerged from Miami in 1989. Raul Malo, their Cuban-American lead singer, spearheads a group that is equal parts country, garage rock, and Latin in nature. The group is a favorite at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/the_mavericks1
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38
Telephone: 603-436-2400

The Mavericks - Portsmouth, NH

Nov 5, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH
This genre-busting band made fireworks when they first appeared. Now with their new album In Time they are promising to once again set the music world on fire. Raul Malo, their Cuban-American lead singer with a voice that we haven’t heard the likes of since Roy Orbison, leads a group that fuses country with rock and roll.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38 and $48
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks - Plymouth, NH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, Western swing and golden-era pop standards, Miss Tess and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors, $28; youth, $15
Telephone: 603-535-2787

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd - Rochester, NH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
With electrifying theatrical elements and a fabulous lights, The Machine produces a masterfully authentic Floydian experience. Cash bar.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$35
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Symphony NH Concert Series: The Art of Color - Nashua, NH

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua, NH
Let your imagination run wild with this program infused with evocative imagery. Celebratory gatherings are suggested in Shostakovich‘s Festive Overture, the goatherd Daphnis pursues the shepherdess Chloé in the bucolic fields of Ravel‘s pastoral love story, and Mussorgsky leads you through a museum in Pictures at an Exhibition.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $43, $30, $22, $12; seniors, $12; students age 16-22, free
Telephone: 603-595-9156

Outdoor Activities

Clydesdale Camera Day - Merrimack, NH

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 Anheuser-Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy. Merrimack, NH
The Anheuser-Busch Merrimack brewery offers guests the opportunity to bring a camera and pose for photos with a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses. While visiting, enjoy a tour of the brewery!
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-595-1202

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“The Addams Family” - Rochester, NH

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014 Rochester Opera House. 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
This devilishly delightful family comes to life in this faux-horror Broadway musical comedy. Inside their creepy mansion, elegant Morticia and her devoted husband Gomez are in a state of turmoil: their daughter, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a normal young man. Uh-oh!\\
Time: Curtain times vary; consult event website
Admission: Adults, $24; children age 12 and younger, $14
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Bolshoi: "The Legend of Love" - Peterborough, NH

Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014 Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road Peterborough, NH
The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-924-7585

Ice: Dance On Golden Pond - Holderness, NH

Oct 26, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 Hanaway Rink, 129 NH Route 17 Holderness, NH
Ice Theatre of NY returns to Plymouth State University with a new work: Ice: Dance On Golden Pond with skaters Ryan Bradley, Kim Navarro & Brent Bommentre. The evening also features new works by dancer Edward Villela and choreographer Jacqulyn Buglisi.
Time: 3 p.m.
Admission: $28; $25; $18

Shopping & Sales

NH Open Doors - Statewide, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Statewide Statewide, NH
During this weekend, visitors can purchase items made in New Hampshire (tax free), meet and talk with artists and craftspeople in their studios, sample fresh products from farm stands and orchards, and savor fine cuisine and wine at local restaurants. Participants are holding special activities, including craft demonstrations and workshops, horse-and-buggy rides, food samplings, and more.
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-224-3375

Visual Arts

Return of the Pumpkin People - Jackson, NH

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 Jackson, NH
Again this fall the ingenious Pumpkin People return to the Jackson area of New Hampshire. Bring a camera and enjoy the clever displays of these charming seasonal greeters at businesses and public places all around the area, throughout the month of October.
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Art in Action - Londonderry, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 230 Mammoth Road and 1 Adams Road, Londonderry Londonderry, NH
The Fall Art in Action show will be hosted at two locations: Mack's Apples and Shady Hill Greenhouses & Nursery. Come see dozens of artists while they work.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free