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Antiques

Sage Farm Antiques Creatology Show - North Hampton, NH

Apr 3, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 Rollings Building, 144 Lafayette Road North Hampton, NH
Sage Farm Antiques hosts a show of antiques, vintage and re-purposed materials from 40 dealers. Come for great design ideas and parts to create things of your own with!
Time: Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $5
Telephone: 603-964-3690

Children & Families

“Seussical the Musical” - Rochester, NH

Apr 16, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Travel from the Jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos with the fantastical, magical characters of Dr. Seuss in this Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephan Flaherty and Lynn Aherns. Ticket discount on Family Night, April 16.
Time: 7:30 p.m. on April 16-18, 23-25, 30, May 1-2; 2 p.m. on April 18-19, 25-26, May 2-3
Admission: Adults, $24; youth age 12 and younger, $14. Family Night April 16, $14

Comedy

Frost Heaves and the Speed Bumps Band - - Lincoln, NH

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
The famed NH mud-season comedy show returns for another weekend of humor at New Hampshire’s expense! Frost Heaves delivers genuine Yankee comedy, music, and assorted nonsense from “the most under-appreciated town in New England.”
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-745-6032

Lily Tomlin - Concord, NH

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Lily Tomlin, one of America’s foremost comediennes, continues to venture across an ever-widening range of media, starring in television, theater, motion pictures, animation, and video.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $40-$60
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Comedian Jimmy Dunn - Plymouth, NH

May 2, 2015 - May 2, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Actor and stand-up comedian from Boston (and NH resident!) who currently co-stars on the CBS hit comedy "The McCarthys" performs. Dunn got his start telling jokes at a bar in Gloucester, MA, where he was paid in beer and fried clams. Since then, he's performed at some of the comedy industry's most prestigious events.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 and over
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Dance

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

Dinner Theater

“Dixie Swim Club” - Manchester, NH

Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 South Mammoth Road Manchester, NH
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. This is an all-inclusive dinner theater performance.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. (1 p.m. on Sunday). The meal will be served around 7 p.m. (1:30 p.m. on Sunday). The performance will start after dinner is completed. A brief intermission will follow Act One. Cash bar is available.
Time: April 10 & 11 at 7 p.m.; April 12 at 1:30 p.m.
Admission: Friday and Saturday, $38; Sunday, $35
Telephone: 603-669-7469

Maple

The New Hampshire Maple Experience at the Rocks Estate - Bethlehem, NH

Mar 14, 2015 - Apr 4, 2015 The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane Bethlehem, NH
Visitors will enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride through the historic Rocks Estate tours of the sugar house. Nearby is the maple museum and education center. Visitors will also enjoy a maple syrup tasting paired with the traditional donut and sour pickle. Maple cooking demonstrations by chefs from the Sugar Hill Inn will be staged each day. Maple tours are offered at 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., and 2 p.m. Reservations are recommended, with walk-in visitors allowed as space allows. Dates: March 14, 21-22, 28-29 and April 4.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 603-444-6228

Music

Red Molly with guest Lucy Wainwright Roche - Peterborough, NH

Apr 3, 2015 - Apr 3, 2015 Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road Peterborough, NH
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. They weave together the threads of American music-from folk roots to bluegrass.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20 advance/ $23 day of the show

Celtic Thunder: the Best of Celtic Thunder - Concord, NH

Apr 8, 2015 - Apr 8, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Celtic Thunder’s singers, backed by the eight-piece Celtic Thunder band, will deliver their ensemble numbers with selections including “Heartland” from Celtic Thunder.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $48, $68, $88
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Alpin Hong - Plymouth, NH

Apr 8, 2015 - Apr 8, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
Pianist Alpin Hong has been called “Victor Borge, Horowitz, and Billy Joel all in one” for his unique combination of stunning technique, emotional range and humor that brings audiences young and old to their feet.  His astonishing ability to connect people of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds to music distinguishes him and shapes his evolving performance style.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors, $28; youth, $15
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Miranda Lambert Certified Platinum Tour - Manchester, NH

Apr 9, 2015 - Apr 9, 2015 Verizon Wireless Arena, 555 Elm Streeety Manchester, NH
Miranda Lambert thrilled audiences across the country and the critics raved about her performances. The Boston Globe wrote, “Lambert busted out of the gate like a woman possessed and didn’t take her foot off the pedal for 85 minutes, much to the delight of a packed amphitheatre happy to hold on for the ride.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $54.75 and $39.75
Telephone: 800-745-3000

Aztec Two-Step - Wolfeboro, NH

Apr 17, 2015 - Apr 17, 2015 Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime of making music together as the folk/rock duo, Aztec Two-Step. In this special evening, they will honor the works of Simon and Garfunkel and the harmonious Everly Brothers, along with the own compositions.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35, $25, & $12
Telephone: 603-569-7710

Sweetback Sisters & The Stray Birds - Peterborough, NH

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015 Peterborough Players Theater, 55 Hadley Road Peterborough, NH
Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $25 advance/ $28 day of the show

Taj Mahal Trio - Plymouth, NH

Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Composer, instrumentalist and singer Taj Mahal is one of the most influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Taj plays over 20 instruments and his voice ranges from gruff and gravelly to smooth and sultr
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $55
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Tom Rush - Plymouth, NH

Apr 24, 2015 - Apr 24, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Tom Rush's impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the '60s and the renaissance of the '80s and '90s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor told Rolling Stone, "Tom was not only one of my early heroes, but also one of my main influences."
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $35
Telephone: 603-536-2551

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

The Wailin' Jennys with Special Guests The Stray Birds - Concord, NH

May 2, 2015 - May 2, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Saturday, May 2, The Wailin' Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse, three voices that blend to create a perfect vocal sound. Frequent guests on “A Prairie Home Companion,” this award-winning trio creates some of the most exciting music on the folk-roots scene.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28-$38
Telephone: 603-225-1111

The Garcia Project - Plymouth, NH

May 8, 2015 - May 8, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
The Garcia Project performs full, classic Jerry Garcia Band shows from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – creating the Jerry Garcia Band experience for old fans to relive or new fans to enjoy for the first time.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $18
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Adam Ezra Group - Lincoln, NH

May 9, 2015 - May 9, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
The Adam Ezra Group’s live performances are sweaty, passionate affairs that have been compared to those of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Limited tickets will be sold to a VIP pre-show beer tasting sponsored by the Woodstock Station & Brewery at 6:30 p.m. for $25, or come for the live show at 8 p.m. for $15.
Time: Beer tasting at 6:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: VIP $25; general, $15
Telephone: 603-745-6032

Johnny A. with Wooden Eye - Rochester, NH

May 16, 2015 - May 16, 2015 Rochester Opera House, City Hall, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
With a blend of styles from rock to jazz to blues mixed with a masterful use of the guitar's whammy bar, Johnny A. is one of the finest contemporary guitaristsSat, May 16, 2015
Time: 8 p.m.; doors open 7 p.m.
Admission: $22 and $18
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Outdoor Activities

Guided Snowshoe Nature Tour - Jackson, NH

Mar 7, 2015 - Apr 5, 2015 Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, 153 Main Street Jackson, NH
Jackson Ski Touring Foundation guides lead ad fun and interesting tour and give technique tips along the way. Pre-registration suggested. Rentals available for just $12. For more information or to register email info@jackson.org or call 383-9355
Time: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sundays, 10 am.
Admission: $10; equipment rentals, $12
Telephone: 603-383-9355

Shows & Exhibits

MQX Quilt Festival - Manchester, NH

Apr 9, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015 The Center of NH at the Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm Street Manchester, NH
MQX Quilt Festivals is an annual quilting show and conference. Lessons, displays, and more
Time: Show opens at 10 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 6 p.m. on Friday, and 5 p.m. on Saturday
Admission: $12 admission, good for all show days. Validated parking $5 for the day

Team Events

"Blood Under the Big Top" Murder Mystery Weekend & Scavenger Hunt - Lincoln, NH

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 Jean's Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
When the circus comes to town, no one could have imagined the spectacle they would truly be in for -- murder!! Gather a team and join this 2-day murder investigation and scavenger hunt home-based at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln. It’s free to play and there are prizes. Here’s how:
Register your team by 9 a.m. April 11 at Mystery Headquarters (Jean's Playhouse). The crime will be revealed at 10 a.m. Each team will receive an official Clue Book to help find the 20 clues throughout the area, and the six suspects.
Suspects are available for interviews from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. All suspects will be available for questioning at the Suspect Dinner at the Common Man in Lincoln on Saturday evening. Seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m..
When you have figured out who dunnit, go to Mystery HQ and submit an arrest warrant.

Whether you have submitted an Arrest Warrant or not, attend the live disclosure of the perpetrator on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Mystery Headquarters.
Time: See description above
Telephone: 603-745-6032

"Blood Under the Big Top" Murder Mystery Weekend & Scavenger Hunt - Lincoln, NH

Apr 11, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 Jean's Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
When the circus comes to town, no one could have imagined the spectacle they would truly be in for -- murder!! Gather a team and join this 2-day murder investigation and scavenger hunt home-based at Jean’s Playhouse in Lincoln. It’s free to play and there are prizes. Here’s how:
Register your team by 9 a.m. April 11 at Mystery Headquarters (Jean's Playhouse). The crime will be revealed at 10 a.m. Each team will receive an official Clue Book to help find the 20 clues throughout the area, and the six suspects.
Suspects are available for interviews from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday. All suspects will be available for questioning at the Suspect Dinner at the Common Man in Lincoln on Saturday evening. Seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m..
When you have figured out who dunnit, go to Mystery HQ and submit an arrest warrant.
Whether you have submitted an Arrest Warrant or not, attend the live disclosure of the perpetrator on Sunday at 11:30 a.m. at Mystery Headquarters.
Time: See description above
Telephone: 603-745-6032

Theater

“Goblin Market” - Portsmouth, NH

Mar 20, 2015 - Apr 4, 2015 New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington Street Portsmouth, NH
“Goblin Market” is an intimate chamber musical about two sisters who find their bonds of love tested by temptation. Based on Christina Rossetti’s famous poem, the play is a fantastic journey that follows two sisters inexplicably drawn to a dark glen where they encounter mysterious “goblin merchant men” who offer them what they most desire and what they most fear.
Time: Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m.
Admission: General admission, $26; students and seniors, $24
Telephone: 603-431-6644

“A View from the Bridge” - Concord, NH

Apr 14, 2015 - Apr 14, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
The great Arthur Miller confronts the American dream in this dark and passionate tale. In Brooklyn, longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his Sicilian cousins to the land of freedom. But when one of them falls for his beautiful niece, they discover that freedom comes at a price.
Time: 6 p.m.
Admission: $12-$15
Telephone: 603-225-1111

“Anything Goes” - Concord, NH

Apr 23, 2015 - Apr 23, 2015 The Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love. This beloved classic presents some of The American Songbook’s standards, including “I Get A Kick Out Of You,” “You’re the Top,” and of course, “Anything Goes.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25-$100
Telephone: 603-225-1111

“Blithe Spirit” - Lincoln, NH

May 1, 2015 - May 3, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Paper Mill Drive Lincoln, NH
Lincoln-Woodstock’s community theatre group the Playhouse Players stage Noel Coward’s supernatural comedy about wives (of this world and otherwise) fighting over one man! Following a séance with the quirky Madame Arcati, Charles Condomine finds that his late wife Elvira is back and determined to have him to herself – much to the dismay of his current wife!
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: All tickets $15
Telephone: 603-745-6032