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Antiques

New Hampshire Antiques Show - Manchester, NH

Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street, , NH Manchester, NH
The New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association hosts this six-decade-old show, which brings reputable antiques dealers of all varieties to Manchester for three days of discovery and exchange.
Time: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Shows

2017 Annual Craftsmen’s Fair - Newbury, NH

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Mount Sunapee Resort Newbury, NH
 League of New Hampshire Craftsmen's Fair Discover New Hampshire’s creative side at the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair. Shop for quality, one-of-a-kind craft that will take your breath away. Serious collectors and casual visitors alike will find distinctive craft in all media areas and price ranges. Connect with the makers and learn their stories. Watch stimulating demonstrations such as glassblowing, basket weaving, and wood turning. The Fair engages kids of all ages with activities to spark their creativity, including our all day pottery workshop, printmaking, beading and fiber workshops. Craft your style with inspiration found in the Living With Craft, CraftWear, and the Sculpture Garden exhibitions. Live, original music provides a wonderful soundtrack to the Craftsmen’s Fair experience. Email: nhleague@nhcrafts.org
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: General, $12; seniors age 65 and older, $10; active military discount, $10; kids age 12 and younger, free.
Telephone: 603-225-8452

Children & Families

Cochecho Arts Festival Children's Series 2017 - Dover, NH

Jul 18, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park Dover, NH
The Rotary Arts Pavilion is just steps from the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, the city’s indoor swimming Pool, and the playground and lawn at the park.
July 25. Rob Duquette. Rob is a classically trained percussionist and has been playing drums since he was a small child.
August 1. BJ Hickman BJ Hickman is an entertainer and a talented magician.
August 8. Willow Greene. Abenaki elder Willow Greene will tell stories from her native community.
August 15. Jeannie Mack. Bounce-around, sing-along, dance-like-no one’s-watching musical experience for 1- to 8-year-olds.
Time: 10:30 a.m.

Let's Go Fly A Kite! Family Picnic - Exeter, NH

Aug 6, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 Swasey Parkway Exeter, NH
Fly a kite, learn to juggle, play lawn games, or just wander the waterfront grounds and enjoy the sights and sounds of the day. With food, games, crafts, and an assortment of local artists and vendors on-site, there will be plenty of fun for everyone! event has a limited capacity. Reserve now.
Time: Noon
Admission: $5 suggested donation per person

Dance

Shaker Inspirations: A Day of Dance and Music - Canterbury, NH

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Canterbury Shaker Village hosts a one-day dance and music festival. See a number of unique performances during this full program. Between performances, have a picnic on the grounds, explore the buildings, and enjoy the scenery. The day begins at 11 a.m. with a children’s performance of "A Midsummer’s Night Dream" from Ballet Misha. Ethnomusicologist Roger Lee Hall will present his program “Give Good Gifts – The Simplicity of Shaker Music." An evening performance of a Shaker-inspired dance collaboration will be performed by LCTC and The Bang Group.
Time: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: $35

Festivals

Railway To The Moon Steampunk Festival 2017 - Bretton Woods, NH

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Cog Railway, Off Route 302 Bretton Woods, NH
Steampunk at Cog Railway Experience Victorian Era meets the Wild West meets Jules Verne at The Cog. Wear your Steampunk best for the costume parade with prizes, Steampunk art, antique bicycling, steam exhibits, kids activity booth and more. Dress up or not, it's fun for all ages. End the day with a ride to the moon on the Steampunk Express, engine number 9. Call to book train tickets for the 3:30 pm steam ride; admission to the event is free.
Time: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Festival admittance is free; fee for train ride.
Telephone: 603-278-5404

NH Highland Games & Festival - Lincoln, NH

Sep 15, 2017 - Sep 17, 2017 Loon Mountain Resort, 60 Loon Mountain Road Lincoln, NH
 Highland Games in NH Be part of this 3-day celebration of Scottish music, food and drink, athletics, dance, heritage and more! Watch world-class athletes compete in games like the caber toss, hammer throw, weight over bar, stone carry. Scottish and Celtic performers will be playing traditional piping and drumming to bagpipe-infused rock ‘n’ roll. Adults can savor tastings of authentic Scotch whiskies and beers. Explore the Clan Village to see the attire and customs of 65 clans and learn their history. Children will love the sheep dog trials and the special Festival Youth Program, which features games, crafts, storytelling, and more. Email: info@nhscot.org
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily with additional ticketed evening events in locations in Lincoln-Woodstock area
Admission: $20 to $60; children age 14 and younger admitted free with adult
Telephone: 603-229-1975

Films

Movies on Settlers Green 2017 - North Conway, NH

Jul 11, 2017 - Aug 22, 2017 Settlers Green, Route 16 North Conway, NH
Movies on the Green presents family classics. This free event takes place near Timberland Factory Store and Kay Jewelers. Beginning at 6 p.m., yard games, face painting and music are available. Grab a seat or bring your own chair or blanket. Movies are family-friendly. All kids receive a free glow stick.
July 25. Batman Lego Movie. Start time 8:45 p.m.
August 1. Moana. Start time 8:20 p.m.
August 8. Cinderella. (Original 1950 version) Start time 8:20 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Story Land Character Visit from Cinderella and Little Bo Peep 7-8 p.m.
August 15. Up. Start time 8 p.m. Pre-movie entertainment: Free balloon twists from The Balloon Dude from 6-8 p.m.
August 22. Power Rangers. Start time 8 p.m.
Time: See description above
Admission: Free

Historic

Hillsborough Living History Event New Hampshire - Hillsborough, NH

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 44 Jones Road, 301 2nd NH Turnpike, 18 Est Washington Road, 5 Center Street. Hillsborough, NH
Living History Event in Hillsborough New Hampshire with VisitNewEngland.com This year's special guest is General Ulysses S. Grant. Enjoy scenic drives, take a horse-drawn wagon ride take a scenic tour of the National Landmark Civil Engineering award-winning stone arch bridges, Interact with period artisans and the music of the 2nd South Carolina String Band, or follow a battle through the woods, watch the Cavalry charge, hear the cannons roar. Sutlers, crafters, and the blacksmith will be selling their wares.We have over a dozen hands-on activities for children and families. Feast on mouth-watering traditional foods, grilled chicken, pulled pork, Plowman’s Lunch, homemade pie, watermelon, and more. Email: info@hillsboroughnhchamber.org
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $12; children ages 6-17, $5; children age 5 and younger, free
Telephone: 603-464-5858

Museums

The Curious Magic of Varujan Boghosian - Manchester, NH

Jun 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash Street Manchester, NH
With wit and mystery, artist Varujan Boghosian create the extraordinary collages and assembled sculptures from an endless array of found objects. Images of love, history, and art are visible in Boghosian's provocative surrealist style. On view through September 4.
Time: Wednesday through Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $13; students, $10; youth age 13-17, $5

Music

Tuckerman Concert Series 2017 - Conway, NH

Jul 1, 2017 - Sep 3, 2017 Tuckerman Brewing Co., 66 Hobbs Street Conway, NH
Come hang with the Tuckerman brew crew, taste some of our great beers on draft and listen to some great music. These concerts are family friendly.
August 5. The Garcia Project. ($10 cover)
August 6. Eric Bettencourt. ($5 cover)
August 19. Ghost of Paul Revere. ($10 cover)
September 2. Entrain. ($10 cover)
September 3. Junco. ($5 cover)
Time: 4-7 p.m.
Admission: See description above
Telephone: 603-447-5400

Sunday Evening Music on the Island - Tilton, NH

Jul 2, 2017 - Aug 27, 2017 Tilton Island Park, Main Street/Route 3 Tilton, NH
The Concert schedule provides a varied musical venue, with a different band performing each Sunday. Refreshments are available, but feel free to bring your own picnic (no alcohol please). Bring chairs and blankets. Email:HartwellConcerts@aol.com
July 23. ’60s Invasion
July 30. East Bay Jazz Ensemble -- Big Band and contemporary hits
August 6. Karen Morgan & The Pony Express -- Country
August 13. Mill City Revival Band – ’80s Rock with brass
August 20. Rockin' Daddios - Doo Wop
August 27. Annie & The Orphans -- Oldies
Time: 6-8:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-286-3000

Cochecho Arts Festival Shark in the Park Series 2017 - Dover, NH

Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017 Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park Dover, NH
Hear a line up of the Seacoast’s best classic rock bands on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.
July 19. By Request. Pop/rock cover band.
July 26. The On-Tap Band. Rock favorites dating back to the Beatles and going forward to current pop hits.
August 2. American Made. All the band members have been in numerous bands throughout the years.
August 9. Red Sky Mary. The group is a grunge band with flairs of very high energy entertainment.
August 16. Chippy & the Ya Ya’s. Classic rock.
Time: 6-8 p.m.

Arts Jubilee Concert Series - North Conway, NH

Jul 13, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort 1 Skimobile Rd North Conway, NH
A five-week summer outdoor concert series at Cranmore Mountain, including the return of some fan favorites, plus some renowned first-timers.
July 13. The Beach Bums
July 20. Ceili Rain
July 27. The Sousa-style Seacoast Wind Ensemble will perform a traditional pops concert
August 3. Highwaymen Tribute will perform the music of the country music super group of Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Waylon Jennings.
August 10. Entrain
Time: Headliner concerts start at 7 p.m., with an early show at 6 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults; $10 for seniors; $5 for students; and free for kids age 12 and younger

Cochecho Arts Festival headliner Series 2017 - Dover, NH

Jul 14, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Rotary Arts Pavilion in Henry Law Park Dover, NH
Music lovers of all ages flock to Henry Law Park with picnic blankets, lawn chairs, friends and family to enjoy music on the banks of the winding Cochecho River.
July 21. SwingRocket. A five-piece, family swing jazz band playing swing from the ’30s and ’40s, originals, blues and more. Opener: Podunk Throwbacks
July 28. Kalifa & Koliba. This Afro-pop band blends of traditional and modern styles including West African Rhythms, Hi Life, Reggae, Ska, Zouk and more. Opener: Dan Walker
August 4. JahSpirit. The group blends an African-Reggae beat with elements of calypso jazz, blues and rock. Opener: Kacie Grenon
August 11. Olivia Frances. Folky pop-country musical creations. Opener: Joel Cage
August 18. MellowYellow. Mellow Yellow pays tribute to the ’60s and ‘70s with authentic renditions of some of the genre’s greatest songs. Opener: Zach Benton
Time: 7 p.m.; opening act is 6 p.m.

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble - Jaffrey Cente, NH

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 First Church Jaffrey Cente, NH
Village Harmony, the acclaimed teen world music singing ensemble, presents an evening concert at the First Church. The program includes a wide range of harmony singing from around the world: Appalachian song & clog dance, sea shanties, gospel, Balkan, Ukrainian and Georgian songs.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10, $5 for students and seniors.
Telephone: 603-532-7979

Science & Nature

Science in the Mountains Lectures with Mount Washington Observatory - North Conway, NH

Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017 Weather Discovery Center, 2779 White Mountain Hwy. (across from Eastern Slope Inn) North Conway, NH
This free series is held at the Mount Washington Observatory Weather Discovery Center in North Conway. Each lecture explores an aspect of nature and the environment in Mt Washington Valley. Guest experts are presenters. Limited seating.
July 19. A Meteorologist’s Life and Work on the Mountain with Sarah Long
July 26. Ticks! Lyme Disease, Moose Ticks and Winter Ticks with Alan Eaton
August 2. Mount Washington Avalanche Center
August 9. AMC’s Mountain Watch Program with Georgia Murray
August 16. Peregrine Nesting and American Pipits with Chris Martin
Time: Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-2137

Shows & Exhibits

Lake Winnipesaukee Antique and Classic Boat Show 2017 - Meredith, NH

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Meredith Town Docks Meredith, NH
Antique, classic and contemporary boats will be on display for competitive judging at the 40th Annual Boat Show.
Time: Friday, 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Theater

“Mary Poppins” in Prescott Park - Portsmouth, NH

Jun 23, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Prescott Park, 105 Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, “Mary Poppins” delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Performance schedule. You may reserve a table, a blanket or order pizza in advance.
Time: See link above for performance schedule

“The Hound of the Baskervilles” - Meredith, NH

Jul 19, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
Sir Hugo Baskerville was the picture of aristocratic excess, drunkenness, and debauchery until he was struck down by a demonic hound sent to punish his wickedness. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson take on their most famous case. From the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on July 20 and July 24. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“West Side Story” - New London, NH

Jul 19, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
With a Bernstein-Sondheim score considered one of the greatest of all time, this is the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers who struggle to stay together in a city disfigured by violence and prejudice.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“West Side Story” - New London, NH

Jul 19, 2017 - Aug 6, 2017 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH
with unforgettable dancing and a magnificent score, this knockoff of “Romeo and Juliet” is one of the greatest musicals of all time. A pair of star-crossed lovers struggle to survive in a city disfigured by violence. Schedule
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Telephone: 603-526-6710

“The Graduate” - Meredith, NH

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
California in the middle 1960s is the setting for romantic imbroglio when an aimless college graduate becomes entangled in a love triangle with a mother and daughter. This production may contain a brief moment of nudity.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 3 and August 7. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“Round and Round the Garden” - Meredith, NH

Aug 16, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse,50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
“Round and Round the Garden” is part of a trilogy of stories about a Romeo whose romantic cravings create zany misunderstandings and mismatched relationships.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 17 and August 21. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333

“The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance” - Meredith, NH

Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 9, 2017 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
Journey West in this classic story of good versus evil, law versus the gun, one man versus Liberty Valance. A young traveler scholar faces a choice: to turn and run or to stand for what he believes, to become the man who shot Liberty Valance.
Time: Mondays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Matinees at 2 p.m. on August 31 and September 4. No Sunday performances.
Admission: $20-34
Telephone: 603-279-0333