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Events Calendar 2018

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Wildquack Duck River Festival 2018

May 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018 Jackson Village Park Jackson, NH

Come see this wild and zany event that has been a favorite for more than a quarter century. The plunge into the Wildcat River of 3,500 yellow rubber ducks is just part of a day-long festival that includes vendors, a silent auction, train rides, kids games, a parade, release of ducks. Jon Sarty and the White Mountain Boys starting making music at 10 a.m., followed by FourFeetTwoShoes with Dennis & Davey. Race time for Big Ducks is 1:45 p.m.; regular and Olympic ducks go down the river at 2 p.m.

Market Square Day 2018

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 downtown Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH

Thousands of people stroll through downtown Portsmouth to enjoy entertainment, products and food offered by artists, crafters and merchants - many from the Seacoast area. Two stages present local and regional musicians. The day kicks off' with the Market Square Day 10K Road Race. Most of Downtown Portsmouth is vehicle-free and pedestrian-friendly from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Art Walks

Keene Art Walk

Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Main Street Keene, NH

Wander through downtown Keene and enjoy all of the artistic talent the Monadnock Region has to offer during the 27th annual Keene Art Walk. Artists represented include visual art, sculpture, costume design, fiber photography, encaustic, pottery, glass, digital arts and poetry.

Arts & Crafts Shows

Memorial Day Weekend Craft Festival 2018

May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018 Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH

The Scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, NH, will once again come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 27th Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on May 26, 27 & 28 (Memorial Day). Over 75 Booths of handmade arts, crafts, specialty foods and live music. The Fair is held rain or shine, free admission and friendly pets on a leash are welcome.

Comedy

Paula Poundstone

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH

Known for never performing the same act twice and her ability to create comedy on the spot has made her one of the best comics of today and a Music Hall fan favorite.

Music

Monadnock Music Festival 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018 See description below Many towns in Monadnock, NH

Monadnock Music is presents world-class live classical music performances in intimate and informal settings around the Monadnock region. See schedule.
June 10 at RiverMead Retirement Community, 150 Rivermead Road, Peterborough. Cello and piano.
June 23 at Peterborough Town House, featuring the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn
June 24 at Walpole Unitarian Church, 14 Union Street. Monadnock Music Piano Trio performs the music of Schubert
June 28 at Ahavas Achim, Keene Synagogue, 84 Hastings Avenue. Monadnock Music Piano Trio performs the music of Dvorak
July 1 at Deering Community Church, 63 Deering Center Road. Monadnock Music Piano Trio performs the music of Chopin
July 12 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 94 Dublin Road, Dublin.
July 15 at Congregational Church of Hollis, 3 Monument Square. Featuring the music of Tobias Picker
July 21 at First Congregational Church, 47 Main Street, Hancock. Vocal performance
July 22 at Temple Congregational Church, 17 Main Street, Temple. Monadnock Music String Quartet performs the music of Schumann
August 5 at Peterborough Town House, Harvard Summer Chorus performs the music of John Adams, Lukas Foss, and Carl Orff.
August 9 at the Marlborough House, 9 Ling Street. Monadnock Music String Quartet performs the second string quartet of Benjamin Britten
August 11 at Peterborough Town House featuring Beethoven's 6th and 8th Symphonies
August 12 at Harrisville Community Church, 13 Canal Street. Monadnock Music String Quartet performs the music of Beethoven. The annual picnic will follow the concert

Gordon Lightfoot

Jun 22, 2018 - Jun 22, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

The artist is best known for hits like “If You Could Read My Mind”, “Sundown”, and “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” Lightfoot's songs have been recorded by dozens of renowned artists. Bob Dylan called Lightfoot one of his favorite songwriters and observed that when he heard a Lightfoot song, he wished "it would last forever."

Village Harmony concert - Hillsboro, NH

Jun 30, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 Hillsborough Center Congregational Church, 27 East Washington Road Hillsboro, NH

South African dance songs, Balkan, Corsican and American folk songs and songs of social justice, Occitan ballads and shapenote songs, Renaissance and contemporary compositions presented with some band accompaniment by the teen singers of Village Harmony summer camps.

Parties, Dances, Balls

Henniker Brewing Kickoff to Summer

Jun 2, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018 Henniker Brewing, 129 Centervale Road Henniker, NH

The kickoff to summer will feature brewery tours, beer samples, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors, and more. Enjoy the dry-hopped sour ale, Sour Flower. No admission charge; everything is pay as you go. All ages and pet friendly.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Rhythm & Bones Society Performance

Jun 9, 2018 - Jun 9, 2018 Clark’s Trading Post, 110 Daniel Webster Hwy. Lincoln, NH

This talented group of three dozen musicians features some of the most renowned bones players in the country. Hear an old fashion musical instrument that will have your toes tapping. Guests must purchase a ticket the day of the event at the Railroad Station. The ticket will include all rides and shows and general admission seating for the Rhythm & Bones Society shows.

Theater

"The Producers"

May 11, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018 Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH

Max Bialystock is a one-time, big-shot Broadway producer who has fallen on hard times. Leopold Bloom is a mild-manneredaccountant with dreams of his name in lights. Together they discover that it’s possible to make more money on a flop than a hit Broadway show. Not appropriate for young children.

"Compagnia de’ Colombari" or Shakespeare’s "The Merchant of Venice"

Jun 26, 2018 - Jun 28, 2018 Bema Outdoor Amphitheater on the Dartmouth Universitye campus Hanover, NH

This site-specific production uses inventive staging and casting—including five actors taking turns playing Shylock—to raise questions about outsiders and how we treat them. With live music composed by the Klezmatics’ Frank London. Rain location is Spaulding Auditorium