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Children & Families

Spybird Theater's "Eye of the Storm" - Haverhill, NH

Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 20, 2015 75 Court Street Haverhill, NH
Award-winning Spybird Theater's Eye of the Storm is a fairy tale told with rod and hand puppets, shadows and original music. It presents a visual word that explores community and staying connected. A family show appropriate for ages 8 and older
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $8; children, $4
Telephone: 603-989-5500

Dance

ris / RHAW - Keene, NH

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
RHAW presents hip-hop dance in its RHAW-est form, taking it back to basics. Founded in 2007 by eminent hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris, Awe-Inspiring Works (RHAW) has become Rennie Harris’ next generation company of extraordinary dancers. RHAW forges new paths, with a focus on street dance technique like locking, popping, boogaloo, B-boy B-girl, house and hip hop.
Time: 8 p.m. Adults, $39; student & youth, $29
Telephone: 603-352-2033

Rhythm in the Night Irish Dance Spectacular - Rochester, NH

Mar 21, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
This Irish Dance Spectacular captures the imagination and transforms an age-old art form into a grand and glorious adventure for audiences of all ages. Cash bar. Patrons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $26-$30

Northeastern Ballet Theatre presents "Beauty and the Beast" - Durham, NH

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive Durham, NH 03824
Northeaster Ballet Theatre, New Hampshire's premier ballet company, presents the classic fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast," an original production choreographed by former Boston Ballet Prima Ballerina Edra Toth, founder of Northeastern Ballet Theatre. Experience the gorgeous dancing, humor, drama and fantasy that is this charming story. 
Time: Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $20; students and seniors, $17.50
Telephone: 603-834-8834

Maple

Maple Express at Charmingfare Farm - Candia, NH

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015 Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Street Candia, NH
Place yourself and your family in the center of maple sugaring on a New Hampshire farm. Take a 20-minute horse-drawn wagon to a real sugar shack to see how a real sugar shack operates and learn about all the equipment involved in sugar making and then taste the results. Visit the Animals The Oakhurst Dairy Discovery. Plan on spending two houars of more. Space is limited; reserve your places soon. Dates: March 7 and 8, 14 and 15. Email: john@charmingfare.com
Time: $19 per person; children 23 months old and younger, free
Admission: Various check-in times from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-483-5623

Maple Sugar Madness at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015 Prescott Farm, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
From tapping a tree to tasting maple syrup, guests will have hands-on participation in every step of the syrup making process. The program involves a 20-minute walk to the sugar house—please note that you will be hiking back uphill after the program. Please wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be provided as needed. Held every Saturday in March. Reservations required. Please phone. Email: info@prescottfarm.org
Time: 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m..
Admission: Adults, $8; children age 4 to 12, $7
Telephone: 603-366-5695

New Hampshire Maple Weekend 2015 - Sugarhouses throughout the state, NH

Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 Sugarhouses throughout the state, NH
Sugar makers statewide will open their doors inviting the public to share in the centuries-old craft of maple sugaring. Many will be offering free samples of syrup, candies and confections, coffee and doughnuts. Some locations have pancake breakfasts, petting farms or horse-drawn rides. See event website for list of participating sugar houses.
Time: Consult event website

Music

Diana Krall in concert - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 5, 2015 - Mar 5, 2015 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Five-time Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world renowned singer Diana Krall makes her long awaited return to The Music Hall in support of her “Wallflower World Tour.” Krall will be performing pop classics such as The Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreaming” and the Eagles’ “Desperado,” and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower,” which inspired the album’s title track, among others. Diana Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums debut at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums chart.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $70-$165
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - Rochester, NH

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Fans of Southside Johnny and the Jukes agree that the band's live concerts deliver a good-time rock and roll show. The musical roots of Southside Johnny, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi all grew from Jersey Shore music scene. Southside and the Jukes have produced thirty albums and have performed their classic blend of R&B and rock thousands of times around the globe. Cash bar. Patrons under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: Doors open 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $24-$28
Telephone: 603-332-2211

Southside Johnny And The Asbury Jukes - Rochester, NH

Mar 7, 2015 - Mar 7, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Southside and the Jukes have performed their mix of R&B and rock around the globe. *Cash bar *Patrons under the age of eighteen must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Acoustic Guitarist Ian Ethan Case - Brandon, NH

Mar 14, 2015 - Mar 14, 2015 Brandon Music, 62 Country Club Road Brandon, NH
Ian Case’s last performance left the audience exhilarated, exhausted, amazed and enthralled. He is only about one of five musicians worldwide to tackle the acoustic double-necked guitar in earnest. "Ian Ethan represents something so new in musical approach, that the result is near impossible to pigeon hole into a 'sounds like' statement …" (Peter Bruce Wilder). A pre-concert dinner is available. Reservations are required for dinner and recommended for the show. BYOB.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Show, $15; dinner & show, $35

Compaq Big Band With Vocalist Claire Dickson - Manchester, NH

Mar 14, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015 Milly's Tavern, 500 Commercial Street Manchester, NH
The exciting, high-energy 20-piece Compaq Big Band comes to Milly’s Tavern, one of Manchester’s most fun entertainment venues. The band showcases the power of 14 horns, a cookin’ rhythm section, terrific instrumental soloists, and a phenomenal vocalist. 


Time: 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
Admission: $10 (students $5)
Telephone: 603-625-4444

Session Americana - Haverhill, NH

Mar 28, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015 75 Court Street Haverhill, NH
Session Americana is a musical experience unlike any other, a modern day hootenanny of original songs and tunes from the American songbook.
Time: Show at 7:30 p.m.; cafe open for dinner and drinks at 6:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-989-5500

Hot Rize with Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers - Plymouth, NH

Mar 29, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
Hot Rize has been astounding the bluegrass world for over 30 years with a fresh, contemporary approach to traditional music with unique style, powerful songs, tight ensemble playing and dynamic stage show.  Also appearing with Hot Rize will be guests Red Knuckles and the Trailblazers.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $40-$45; seniors, $38-$43; youth, $25-$30
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Peter Yarrow - Haverhill, NH

Apr 26, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015 75 Court Street Haverhill, NH
Grammy award-winning Peter Yarrow is a legend in the American folk movement. Cafe open for dinner and drinks at 6 p.m.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $30
Telephone: 603-989-5500

Outdoor Activities

Wild Winter Walk at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center - Holderness, NH

Jan 24, 2015 - Mar 22, 2015 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road Holderness, NH
Take a guided tour of the live animal trails. The staff naturalist will discuss how native animals are well-adapted for the winters in New Hampshire. Be ready to snowshoe and see beautiful wild animals. Snowshoes will be provided. Every Saturday and Sunday through March. Register in advance by phone.
Time: 1-3 p.m. v
Admission: $10
Telephone: 603-968-7194

Sleigh Ride Socials at Charmingfare Farm - Candia, NH

Feb 8, 2015 - Mar 8, 2015 Charmingfare Farm, 774 High Street Candia, NH
Experience a relaxing trip aboard on a horse-drawn sleigh ride. Evening rides travel along trails still brightly lit from the holiday season. Upon arrival at the old-fashioned winter social, warm up around large bonfires and enjoy hot dogs, roasted marshmallows and hot cocoa. When you’re ready to depart from the fires, just catch the next sleigh back to the farm. Plan on spending two hours. Rides offered Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Saturday nights. Dates: February 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28; March 1, 7, and 8. Email: john@charmingfare.com.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $25-$35
Telephone: 603-483-5623

Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge - Pittsburg, and Colebrook, NH

Mar 13, 2015 - Mar 15, 2015 Milan Pittsburg, and Colebrook, NH 03576
The Great North Woods Sled Dog Challenge is made possible through additional help from the Colebrook Ski-Bees, Pittsburg Ridge Runners and White Mountain Ridge Runners. The schedule of events and updates may be found online at www.NHStageRace.com.
Time: 9 a.m.
Admission: See website for details

Parades & Fireworks

Manchester Saint Patrick Day Parade - Manchester, NH

Mar 29, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015 1750 Elm Street and downtown Manchester, NH
The annual Manchester St. Patrick’s Day parade celebrates all things Irish. Bring your kilt and enjoy the bagpipes at this annual downtown Manchester event. More than 70,000 people line the one-mile parade course along Elm Street, from Salmon to Auburn Streets. The parade steps off at noon. The parade will step off at Noon, rain or shine, and proceed from Salmon to Central Street.
Time: Noon-3 p.m.