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Children & Families

“Aladdin” at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse - Meredith, NH

Dec 22, 2014 - Jan 3, 2015 Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Road Meredith, NH
A new, original production of the classic “Aladdin” presented by The Winnipesaukee Playhouse Professional Company. This musical comedy is complete with mysterious magic, sensational songs, and dynamic dance. This is an original production, not based on Disney's Aladdin. The show is presented in the style of a traditional English "Panto," which is a fun, interactive musical with silly jokes, and lots of singing and dancing!
Time: December 22 at 10 a.m.; December 29 at 11 a.m.; December 20, 21, 27, 28 and January 3 at 2 p.m.; December 19, 20, 27, January 2 and 3 at 7 p.m.
Admission: $12-$19; family package of six tickets for $84
Telephone: 603-279-0333

Family New Year's Eve Celebration at King Pine - East Madison, NH

Dec 31, 2014 - Dec 31, 2014 King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort, 1251 Eaton Road East Madison, NH
King Pine Ski Area at Purity Spring Resort invites families to ring in the New Year with an evening of skiing, riding, music and fun, ending with a Torchlight Parade at 9 p.m. followed by fireworks. Skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, snowshoeing and Nordic skiing are all included in the admission. In addition, families can enjoy music and a bonfire at the base of King Pine.
Younger children will enjoy Tykes Night Out from 6 to 8 p.m., a carnival-like celebration in the base lodge. Family Fun Racing will be happening from 6 to 8pm. Snow tubing will be available for an additional $18 per person. Families may reserve a a traditional horse-drawn sleigh ride by calling 603-367-8896.
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25; juniors, $17

Disney On Ice Presents Worlds of Fantasy - Manchester, NH

Jan 21, 2015 - Jan 23, 2015 Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm Street Manchester, NH
Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater and the crew of Disney/Pixar's Cars race across the ice. Dive into The Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies.
Time: Wednesday-Friday, at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 and 6:30 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. & 3 p.m.
Admission: $28-$102
Telephone: 603-644-5000


Juston McKinney’s Last Laugh 2014 - Portsmouth, NH

Dec 28, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
New England native Juston McKinney has appeared on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, including his own one-hour special. He was recently named Best [Comedian] of New Hampshire by New Hampshire magazine. Audiences will be rolling in the aisles and having the last laughs of 2014 as Juston expounds on New England living and the year that was.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24.25
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Comedian Paula Poundstone - Plymouth, NH

Jan 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, comedienne Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Her last show at the Monkey had a sold out audience laughing themselves silly at her antics. Don’t miss her this time!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-536-2551

“Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” - Lebanon, NH

Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 23, 2015 Lebanon Opera House, 51 N Park Street Lebanon, NH
“Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody” is the smart comedy that takes on the naughty fun of the best-selling book and highly-anticipated movie, and brings it to outrageous life! Email:
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $49.50, $39.50, $29.50
Telephone: 603-448-0400

Dance -- Participation

Ralph Page Dance Legacy Weekend - Durham, NH

Jan 16, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015 Memorial Union Building, University of New Hampshire Durham, NH
This annual event features some of the finest callers and musicians from New England and across the country, and provides people the opportunity to dance and socialize in a friendly setting. A very special part of the weekend is the Retrospective on Saturday that highlights a prominent caller, musician or dance style. You may register for the entire weekend, or pick sessions of interest. Pre- and on-site registration are available. See website for a schedule of events and registration information.
Time: Friday, 7:30 p.m. to Sunday afternoon
Admission: Full weekend,$80 (lodging & meals not included); individual sessions are $8 to $20
Telephone: 603-397-0042


Recycled Percussion - Manchester, NH

Jan 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2015 PalaceTheatre, 80 Hanover Street Manchester, NH
Legendary New Hampshire drumming group Recycled Percussion returns to the Palace Theatre for another turbo-charged performance featuring an entirely new show that sets the standard for high-energy, mind-blowing drumming.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $29.50
Telephone: 603-668-5588

The Spirit of Johnny Cash - Plymouth, NH

Jan 10, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Johnny Cash’s music is presented in an informal ensemble of songs by Harold Ford, whose voice and physical resemblance to Johnny Cash are unmistakable, making him a natural Johnny Cash. Email:
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $19
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Tall Granite Jazz Big Band - Lincoln, NH

Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 17, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
The only 17-piece band north of Texas! Grab your two-tone shoes, turn back the clock and swing and stomp or just relax to the Tall Granite Jazz Band's smokin' horn harmonies and big-band beat All ages welcome. Email:
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-745-2141

Indra Jazz Trio - Peterborough, NH

Jan 18, 2015 - Jan 18, 2015 The Monadnock Center for History & Culture, 19 Grove Street Peterborough, NH
Indra is an adventurous jazz trio from Denmark that performs American jazz standards, contemporary arrangements of traditional folk songs, Mexican boleros and new pieces. Indra’s voice has been described as a blend of Eva Cassidy’s with the charisma of Sarah Vaughan. Email:
Time: 4 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 646-522-3352

Symphony NH Concert Series: Beethoven Forever - Nashua, NH

Jan 24, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015 Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua, NH
An evening dedicated to the work of a master. Violinist Irina Muresanu, hailed as “not just a virtuoso, but an artist,” will tackle his violin concerto, one of the genre’s most beloved. The composer’s Egmont Overture and his Symphony No. 1 complete this program.
Time: 8-0 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $43, $30, $22, $12; seniors, $12; students age16-22, free

Outdoor Activities

Full Moon Snowshoe Tour - Jackson, NH

Jan 4, 2015 - Jan 4, 2015 Jackson Ski Touring Center, 153 Main Street Jackson, NH
A full moon guided tour from the Jackson Ski Touring Center to the Eagle Mountain House. Tour is free with free hot cocoa and cookies at the Eagle Mountain House or stay for dinner. Call for more information or to make reservations. Email:
Time: 6-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-383-9355

Sledding Open House at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 10, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015 Prescott Farm, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
If Mother Nature provides the snow, you are welcome to bundle up, grab your sled and bring your family to Prescott Farm’s sledding parties. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the warmth indoors. Hot cocoa and light snacks will be available to purchase. Please bring your own sled. Email:
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-366-5695

Snowshoe Nature Tour - Jackson, NH

Jan 10, 2015 - Jan 10, 2015 Jackson Ski Touring Center, 153 Main Street Jackson, NH
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation guides will show you places along the trails and off the system that most people would never get to find. This is a fun and interesting tour led by snowshoeing experts who will also give technique tips along the way. Pre-registration suggested. Email:
Time: Tours start at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Admission: Tour price $10. Equipment rentals for $12.
Telephone: 603-383-9355

Jackson Invitational Snow Sculpting Event - Jackson, NH

Jan 23, 2015 - Jan 25, 2015 Jackson Village Park and Nestlenook Farm, Route 16 A and Dinsmore Road Jackson, NH
Sculptors create magical pieces of art frozen in time for everyone to enjoy! This event is a photographer’s dream. Most of the teams will start sculpting on Friday and continue working through the night on Saturday to complete their sculptures in time for the judging on Sunday afternoon. Email:
Time: Ongoing; judging at noon on Sunday
Admission: Free for spectators
Telephone: 603-383-9356

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“Peter Pan” - Keene, NH

Jan 17, 2015 - Jan 17, 2015 Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College Keene, NH
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. With a sprinkle of pixie dust begins a magical journey to Neverland that they will remember forever. Email:
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: General, $20; seniors and youth, $14
Telephone: 603-358-2160

Science & Nature

Bird Banding at Squam Lakes Science Center - Holderness, NH

Jan 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2015 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, 23 Science Center Road Holderness, NH
For tracking purposes the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service officially designates that all birds become a year older on January 1. Come celebrate their new age status and the New Year with Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. Find out all about banding and with luck help to band and release some hardy feathered creatures. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Register in advance by phone. Email:
Time: See event website for details
Telephone: 603-968-7194