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Children & Families

Saturday Sledding Parties at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 10, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
If Mother Nature provides the snow, then we’ll provide the hill for some sledding fun this winter. So bundle up, grab your sled and bring your family to sledding parties Saturdays in January and February. Pack a lunch to enjoy indoors. Hot Cocoa and other light snacks will be available to purchase. Bring your own sled. Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-366-5695

Shaker Snowshoe Festival 2015 - Enfield, NH

Jan 31, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 Enfield Shaker Museum, 447 NH Route 4A Enfield, NH
Experience the Shaker legacy on this fun-filled day of winter activities. The day’s events include snowshoeing on three groomed and monitored loops and other trails; dog sledding; horse-drawn sleigh rides, snow games and tube riding, ice skating on the Mill Pond (bring your own skates), Museum Shaker Quest (an inside scavenger hunt for children), home-made lunch available for purchase. Snowshoes available for loan (first come, first served, so register early!). Email events@shakermuseum.org. Please register in advance. Admission: Adults, $12; youth age 13 to 17, $8; kids age 12 and younger, $5; families of three or more, $20.
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Telephone: 603-632-4346

Alice In Wonderland Valentine's Day Tea Party - Dover, NH

Feb 14, 2015 - Feb 14, 2015 Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington Street Dover, NH
Come to Wonderland at the Children's Museum of NH for a Valentine’s Tea Party. Decorate a Valentine treat, enjoy tea or apple juice, do Wonderland-inspired crafts, hear readings from the book and more at this creative party hosted by a the Queen of Hearts from “Alice in Wonderland.” Fancy and fanciful attire welcome. Call to reserve. Email: questions@childrens-museum.org
Time: Two tea seatings: 10:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m.
Admission: Cost per adult/child pair is $25 (includes admission to the museum)
Telephone: 603-742-2002

Comedy

The Capitol Steps - Portsmouth, NH

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Straight from D.C. the comic troupe of former congressional staffers return to Portsmouth. No matter who’s in the headlines, The Capitol Steps is an equal-opportunity offender promising an evening full of bipartisan lampooning.
Time: 5 and 8 p.m.
Admission: $45; $35
Telephone: 603-433-3100

Mike McDonald's Comedy Xxtravaganza 2015 - Portsmouth, NH

Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 13, 2015 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
See funny people run wild as Mike McDonald brings his annual Comedy Xxtravaganza to The Music Hall. Join Mike and four mayhem instigators for a night of “blow a drink out of your nose” hilarity.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $37; $34
Telephone: 603-433-3100

Comedian Juston McKinney - Lincoln, NH

Feb 21, 2015 - Feb 21, 2015 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
Juston McKinney grew up in Maine, worked as a deputy sheriff, then turned in his gun and badge and moved to Queens, New York, where he worked his way into the weekend line-up at comedy clubs like Comedy Strip Live, Stand-Up New York, Dangerfields, Gotham, and Caroline’s on Broadway. He has appeared on a half-dozen Comedy Central specials, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Conan O’Brien. Email: info@jeansplayhouse.com 603-745-2141
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25 All Ages

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

Farms

Winterfest at the Farm at Eastman's Corner - Kensington, NH

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015 267 South Road Kensington, NH
Bring the whole family and enjoy live music, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, sledding, local food & drink, wine & beer tasting, sustainability education, kids arts & crafts, kids movie, and more!
Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-347-1909

Music

Winter Concert “Frozen Fantasy - Lebanon, NH

Jan 31, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 Lebanon Opera House, 51 Park Lebanon, NH
Come and hear 65 musicians of the Upper Valley Community Band perform musical highlights from the Disney movie “Frozen” and also take a musical sojourn from the Hungarian plains (“Puszta”) to the Arabian Peninsula (“Arabian Dances”) to Italy (“Italian Holiday”). The band also thrills listeners with great Swing Era with songs from Benny Goodman, “Fantasia on Greensleeves,” John Philip Sousa’s “The Fairest of the Fair,” and the classic “Sleigh Ride” by Leroy Anderson. Refreshments, too.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $8; reduced prices for youngsters, students and seniors.

American Crossroads with David Bromberg, David Hidalgo and Larry Campbell - Plymouth, NH

Jan 31, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
David Bromberg was the first to successfully meld blues, country, bluegrass and more into a genre called Americana. He's joined at the Flying Monkey by David Hidalgo, a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of Los Lobos. Rounding out the trio is Larry Campbell, a well-known instrumental wizard who has worked with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Phil Lesh and more.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $35
Telephone: 603-536-2551

American Crossroads with David Bromberg, David Hidalgo and Larry Campbell - Plymouth, NH

Jan 31, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
David Bromberg was the first to successfully meld blues, country, bluegrass and more into a genre called Americana. He's joined at the Flying Monkey by David Hidalgo, a singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and co-founder of Los Lobos. Rounding out the trio is Larry Campbell, a well-known instrumental wizard who has worked with Bob Dylan, Levon Helm, Phil Lesh and more.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $35
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Voice: If Music Be the Food of Love - Plymouth, NH

Feb 6, 2015 - Feb 6, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
The British ensemble Voice presents a program of songs exploring the beauty, heartache, and humor of love. The repertoire ranges from the devotional songs of the medieval German abbess Hildegard of Bingen, whose soaring lines express spiritual love to the comedy and melancholy from Shakespeare’s time.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $30 adult, $28 senior, $15 youth
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Barbary Coast Jazz Ensemble Winter Carnival Concert - Hanover, NH

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 7, 2015 Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, 4 East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH
Celebrate the weekend’s festive energy with a concert of big band jazz from the 1920s to the present. Ryan Keberle, founder of The Big Band Living Legacy Project, and trumpeter Michael Rodriguez join the Coast for an evening of classic big band music.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $9-$10
Telephone: 603-646-2422

Renée Fleming in Concert - Portsmouth, NH

Feb 11, 2015 - Feb 11, 2015 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Soprano soprano Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice and compelling stage presence. She brings her talent to the Music Hall stage with songs from the Great American Songbook and a repertoire of classical favorites.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $138; $95; $42
Telephone: 603-433-3100

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy - Keene, NH

Feb 19, 2015 - Feb 19, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers meld into a whirlwind of fiddle-driven music, dance and song when Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy take the stage. They combine the best of French, Celtic and American bluegrass – even Cajun styles – into something greater than the sum of its parts.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $31-$45
Telephone: 603-352-2033

Travis Tritt in Concert - Plymouth, NH

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
As a trailblazer of country music in the 90’s, Travis Tritt stood out among the pack with a style that borrowed from southern rock and the Grand Ole Opry.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $69
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Liz Longley - Plymouth, NH

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
Liz Longley’s songwriting abilities feature very personal and emotionally engaging lyrics that have won major national competitions and are used on television dramas.  She has played the Newport Folk Festival, done the famous Cayamo Cruises and just released her fourth studio recording.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors, $28l youth, $15
Telephone: 603-535-2787

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

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

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

Great Meredith Rotary Ice Fishing Derby 2015 - Meredith, NH

Feb 7, 2015 - Feb 8, 2015 consult event website Meredith, NH
This is is one of the most popular ice fishing events in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. There is a cash drawing winner every 15 minutes during the event and with a grand prize at the end of the weekend for the person who has caught the biggest fish. This annual event draws hundreds of fishermen from all over New England who come hoping to catch the winning rainbow trout, lake trout, pickerel or perch.
Time: All day

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

8-Track the Sounds of the 70s - Rochester, NH

Jan 15, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Hop on the love train and boogie-down for a joyous celebration of the decade of soul jubilant music. The theater becomes a jiving disco club with cocktail seating, cash bar, and snacks. This Broadway musical features a live band on stage that gets the audience up and dancing with the cast. Take an amazing thrill ride through the times and tunes of flower power, unforgettable funk and disco. Dates and times: Family Night is January 15, 7:30 p.m.; January 16 & 17, 22-24, 29-31 at 7:30 p.m.; January 17 & 18, 24 & 25, and 31 at 2 p.m.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Cocktail seating, $20; balcony, $16
Telephone: 603-332-2211

Sports

SuperBowl Party at the Flying Monkey - Plymouth, NH

Feb 1, 2015 - Feb 1, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 S. Main Street Plymouth, NH
Watch the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks on the big screen at the Flying Monday. Flying Monkey will have game-day food available for purchase at the concession stand, beverages from a beer & wine list, and prizes for guests showing the most team spirit. Come dressed in your favorite team gear and get ready for some football!
Time: Doors open at 6 p.m.; kickoff is 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Admission is free
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Theater

“Tale of the Allergist's Wife” - Concord, NH

Feb 13, 2015 - Feb 15, 2015 Concord City Auditorium, Two Prince Street Concord, NH
In this a comedy for adults, Marjorie Taub is an Upper West Side culture vulture in search for enlightenment. When the death of her therapist sends Marjorie spiraling into a crisis, she flips out in a Disney store and lands in a deep depression neither her mother nor husband, a brilliant allergist, can shake. A childhood friend reappears in Marjorie’s life and Marjorie opens some new windows she might better have left closed… Email: nhdm40@comcast.net
Time: Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Admission: In advance: adults, $18; seniors and youth; $16; $2 more at the box office.
Telephone: 603-344-4747

Million Dollar Quartet - Keene, NH

Feb 20, 2015 - Feb 20, 2015 Colonial Theatre, 95 Main Street Keene, NH
This smash-hit Broadway musical was inspired by the Sun Records recording session that brought Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins together for the fifirst and only time in Memphis. One of the greatest jam sessions ever, brought to life on stage with a score of hits: “Blue Suede Shoes,” “That’s All Right,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Who Do You Love?” – almost too many to mention.…
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $47-$61
Telephone: 603-352-2033

“Romeo and Juliet” - Hanover, NH

Feb 20, 2015 - Mar 1, 2015 Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College, 4 East Wheelock Street Hanover, NH
We all know the story of Shakespeare’s iconic romantic tragedy—or do we? In this production, actors are interviewed, they audition, rehearse and perform sections of Romeo and Juliet, all in an effort to discover the true story of the star-crossed lovers.
Time: February 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 at 8 p.m.; February 22 at 2 p.m.; March 1 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $10-$12
Telephone: 603-646-2422