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Children & Families

Cranapalooza 2017 - North Conway, NH

Dec 24, 2016 - Mar 11, 2017 Cranmore Mountain Resort, 1 Skimobile Road North Conway, NH
Cranmore’s signature winter event takes place every Saturday from December 24, 2016, to March 11, 2017. Find family entertainment, s'mores and DJ dance parties in Schneider Square with C-More the Penguin, face painting, family games and activities, giveaways and so much more. Adults can enjoy live music in Zip's Pub and Grill then gather the family back together for an early fireworks show at 6:30 p.m. at the base of the South Slope. Fireworks schedule for December 31, January 14, February 18, March 11.
Time: 4-9 p.m.
Telephone: 603-356-5543

Disney On Ice: Passport To Adventure - Manchester, NH

Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017 SNHU Arena, 333 Elm Street Manchester, NH
Celebrate the most memorable Disney tales with all your favorite characters in Disney On Ice presents "Passport to Adventure." Join Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Daisy on a journey to the timeless worlds of Disney’s "The Lion King," "The Little Mermaid," "Peter Pan," and "Frozen."
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 603-644-5000

Kiddie Rock Queen Laurie Berkner - Concord, NH

Feb 11, 2017 - Feb 11, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Best-selling children's recording artist and preschool television favorite Laurie Berkner will bring her Greatest Hits Solo Tour to the Capitol Center for the Arts. This all-ages concert will feature such popular hits as "Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz)," "Victor Vito," "We Are The Dinosaurs," and "Pig on Her Head." As a special treat, the Concord show will be among the first at which Laurie performs songs from her new album, Superhero, which is comprised entirely of all-new songs.
Time: 11 a.m.
Telephone: 603-225-1111

WildQuest Winter Camp During February School Vacation - Laconia, NH

Feb 27, 2017 - Mar 3, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Depending on the weather, the week will be a mix of: Animal tracking and snowshoeing adventures, sledding, winter games such as “Weasels & Voles,” building igloos, a Winter Quest, exploring the frozen pond, winter-themed art & craft projects, maple sugaring, and stories around the campfire. For children ages 6-12. Extended care is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $235/week or $47/day. Prices increase for registrations received after February 21

Dinner

Outdoor Progressive Dinner and Contra Dance - Tamwoth Village, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Remick Country Doctor Farm and Museum, 58 Cleveland Hill Road Tamwoth Village, NH
Walk under a winter sky, admire festively lighted barns and buildings, and savor a hot, 5-course farm-to-table meal. Menu available on our website, vegetarian options offered. A lively contra dance at the Tamworth Town House follows the dinner. Both events are for families; cone ti the dance, the dinner, or both.
Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $20 to $25
Telephone: 603-323-7591

Film

Extraordinary Cinema at the Music Hall - Portsmouth, NH

Jan 11, 2017 - Feb 1, 2017 Music Hall, 28 Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
A movie and popcorn is a great way to spend cold January evenings. Here's a sampling of Extraordinary Cinema offered by The Music Hall.
When mysterious spacecrafts touch down across the globe, an elite team – led by expert linguist (Amy Adams) investigates. Sci-fi fans should not miss “Arrival,” January 13, 14, 18 & 19.
“Dancer” documents the story of Ukrainian-born “bad boy of ballet” Sergei Polunin, who became the Royal Ballet’s youngest ever principal dancer at age 19, but two years later – at the height of his success – walked away from it all. January 27, 29, 31 & February 1.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $9-$11

Music

Weekly Live Music at Wildcat Tavern - Jackson, NH

Jan 17, 2017 - Feb 26, 2017 Wildcat Inn & Tavern, 94 Main Street Jackson, NH
Hoot Night at Wildcat Tavern Every Tuesday at 8 p.m. Hoot Night at The Wildcat Inn and Tavern is the longest running open mic night in The Mount Washington Valley.
Al Shafner every Friday at 7-9 p.m. Al ( “the Rev”) Shafner is a singer/guitarist who’s been pleasing audiences throughout New England for more years than he cares to admit to. The music is classic songs you know by heart.
Croon at the Moon with Jonathan Sarty every Sunday 7-9 p.m. From Maine, Jonathan Sarty has performed throughout the country. His style is a blend of classic American roots, country, and folk rock, often referred to as Americana.
Time: See description above
Telephone: 800-228-4245

Shout! The Mod Musical - Rochester, NH

Jan 19, 2017 - Feb 5, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Swing into the freedom of 1960's London with an irresistible blend of hip-swiveling hits, eye-popping fashions and outrageous dance moves! With the orchestra floor leveled, the Rochester Opera House transforms into a posh British nightclub.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $22-$26

Decades Rewind - Concord, NH

Jan 25, 2017 - Jan 26, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Co-founded by keyboardist Peter Gatti and drummer Mark Blinkhorn, this exciting show features eight musicians, six vocalists, and a full horn ensemble, who treat the audience to a barrage of disco funk, pop, Motown, and hippie era music and more. The show focuses on medleys beginning in the 1980s and gradually rewinds through the ’70s and ’60s. The performance includes 100 costume changes and more than 60 songs. It’s part concert, part musical, and part multimedia presentation.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$55
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Arias and Apertivo - Nashua, NH

Jan 28, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017 Nashua Country Club, 25 Fairway St. Nashua, NH
Please join Opera New  Hampshire for an evening of live performance of arias from your favorite operas and an “Apertivo” in support of Opera NH. The evening will include a silent auction of opera-inspired art and gifts. All proceeds support Opera NH. 
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $50
Telephone: 603-647-6564

Intersection Trio - Wolfeboro, NH

Jan 29, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017 Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S Main St Wolfeboro, NH
Violinist Laura Frautschi, cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, and pianist John Novacek, collect their star power into an evening of easy sophistication, sequencing classical selections with “everybody’s favorites” in an enchanting manner.  
Time: 2-5 p.m. pm
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-569-2151

Apple Hill String Quartet - Plymouth, NH

Feb 3, 2017 - Feb 3, 2017 Silver Center for the Arts, 114 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Since its founding in 2007, the Apple Hill String Quartet has earned praise around the world for its concerts presenting interpretive mastery of traditional repertoire as well as for world premieres and commissioned pieces.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $35; seniors, $33; youth, $20
Telephone: 603-535-2787

Draw The Line - Rochester, NH

Feb 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Steven Tyler look-alike Neill Byrnes not only resembles the rock icon, but sounds just like him! Byrnes has the tone, the mannerisms and the attitude of America’s favorite rocker. You will feel you’re at a genuine Aerosmith concert when Boston-based Draw the Line slams out all Aerosmith’s outstanding hits.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $28

Draw The Line Aerosmith Tribute Concert - Rochester, NH

Feb 4, 2017 - Feb 4, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Steven Tyler look-alike Neill Byrnes resembles the rock icon and sounds just like him too. Byrnes has the tone, the mannerisms and the attitude of America's favorite rocker. You will feel you're at a genuine Aerosmith concert when Boston-based Draw the Line slams out all Aerosmith's outstanding hits!
Time: Consult event website
Admission: $25-$28

Mr. Nick's Northeast Harmonica Showdown - Concord, NH

Feb 12, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
The show features some of the best and brightest blues harmonica players performing today, including Sugar Ray Norcia, James Montgomery, Dennis Gruenling, and Nick (“Mr. Nick”) David, with backing band The Dirty Tricks. Witness a living testament to what blues is and has become.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $25
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Blackbird Duo folk concert - Wolfeboro, NH

Feb 19, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S Main St Wolfeboro, NH
Blackbird’s Rachel Clark and Bob DeMarco perform traditional music of Celtic origin, as well as tunes of their own creation. The duo is fast becoming a necessary item to an admiring audience the length and breadth of Vermont and farther afield in New England.  
Time: 2 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-569-2151

Olga Vocal Ensemble - Plymouth, NH

Feb 21, 2017 - Feb 21, 2017 Silver Center for the Arts, 114 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Olga is a young a cappella singing group that approaches old traditions in a fresh way, combining enthusiasm, humor, and drama with genuine vocal clarity to enrapture both young and old. Its repertoire covers more than five centuries of musical joy.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $20-$35
Telephone: 603-535-2787

"La Traviata" - Derry, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Opera New Hampshire, 5 Pinkerton Street Derry, NH
The story takes place in Paris. A party is being given at the house of the city’s most beautiful and adored courtesan, Violetta Valéry. 
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15-$75
Telephone: 603-437-5210

Spirit Of Johnny Cash - Rochester, NH

Mar 10, 2017 - Mar 10, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Harold Ford as Johnny Cash, Laura Lucy as June Carter Cash, and the Red Hot Cash Band enthrall fans of the legendary Johnny Cash and his music. The spirit of Johnny Cash emanates through tribute artist Harold Ford with his deep baritone and striking resemblance to the country music icon.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $20-$25

Outdoor Activities

Snowshoe Strolls at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 7, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Whether you are an avid snowshoer or just beginning, join us for a refreshing walk and exploration of the winter landscape of Prescott Farm. Wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available. All ages welcome. Held Saturdays in January and February.
Time: 10-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-2 p.m.
Admission: $10/person with pre-registration; $12 at the door.
Telephone: 603-366-5695

Moonlit Walks at Prescott Farm - Laconia, NH

Jan 13, 2017 - Mar 11, 2017 Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road Laconia, NH
Environmental educators will guide you on a moonlit walk to explore Prescott Farm. You will learn to identify several constellations, discuss the habits of several nocturnal animals, and practice your night vision. Wear boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Snowshoes will be available. All ages welcome. Dates: January 13, February 10, March 11.
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
Admission: $10/person with pre-registration; $12 at the door.

Evening Snowshoe Tours at Great Glen Trails - Gorham, NH

Jan 15, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 Great Glen Trails, 1 Mount Washington Auto Road Gorham, NH
Experience the wonder of a night time winter walk when you join a naturalist on a guided snowshoe walk. You will use your senses (and no flashlights) to navigate the trails while listening for owls calling and exploring nature. Reservations required and fill quickly. Minimum age is 8 years old. Snowshoe rentals: $10. No dogs, please. Dates: January 15, February 18 & 25:
Time: 7 p.m.; arrive by 6:30 p.m. if you need rentals
Admission: $12 per person over 12; free for people under age 12
Telephone: 603-466-2333

Snow Sculpting Competition 2017 - Jackson, NH

Jan 27, 2017 - Jan 29, 2017 Various locations Jackson, NH
Teams from all over the Northeast converge on Jackson Village to sculpt art from snow. Spectators are welcome to view the entire process and to see finished pieces on January 29. There will be a bonfire, possibly a torch light parade, a scavenger hunt, a welcome dinner on Saturday evening and the awards banquet on Sunday afternoon. Sculptures usually remain available for viewing for at least a week after the event.
Time: All day
Telephone: 603-383-9356

Dartmouth Winter Carnival 2017 - Hanover, NH

Feb 9, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
Known as the oldest collegiate winter festival, Winter Carnival is a celebration of winter, snow, and fun in the outdoors. Polar bear swims, races, competitions, ice and snow fun. A big part of the fest is the ice sculpting competition. See event website for schedule of events.
Time: See event website for details
Telephone: 603-646-3399

Full Moon Hike - Moultonborough, NH

Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 10, 2017 586 Ossipee Park Road Moultonborough, NH
Join Castle in the Clouds and Moultonborough recreation department for a Full Moon Hike and Snowshoe. Enjoy a walk through the woods while viewing the penumbral lunar eclipse! Warm up with hot cocoa and s'mores around the fire pit. Free and open to the public
Time: 6:30-8 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-476-5900

Life in the Deep Freeze - Wilton, NH

Feb 11, 2017 - Feb 11, 2017 Sheldrick Forest Preserve, Town Farm Road Wilton, NH
When the trees are bare, the ground covered in a thick blanket of snow and the temperature barely reaching single digits, winter can often feel quiet and lifeless. In reality, it’s a season teeming with life. Strap on your snowshoes, explore how some of the local plants and animals survive the cold and snow, and see winter in a whole new light.
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Admission: Free

Cardboard Box Sled Derby - Moultonborough, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 586 Ossipee Park Road Moultonborough, NH
Get creative, make your own sled out of cardboard, duct tape, and paint and test it out on the hills of Castle in the Clouds. Free! Refreshments provided, ribbons awarded. 
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-476-5900

Parties, Dances, Balls

Rothschild Surrealist Dinner party and Concert - Marlborough, NH

Feb 25, 2017 - Feb 25, 2017 The Marlborough House 9 Ling Street, , NH Marlborough, NH
Join Monadnock Music to re-create the famous 1972, Rothschild Surrealist Ball at Ferrières. Few made the guest-list but if you did, it was the ultimate seal of approval from Parisian high-society. Even the great Salvador Dali was in attendance that evening, no doubt being bewitching and entertaining in equal amounts. The requirements for the evening were "Black tie, long dresses & Surrealists heads" nothing more, nothing less." In keeping with the theme, the invitation which she sent was actually written backwards - to read the invite you had to hold it up to a mirror.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $50 per person

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Rockin' Road To Dublin - Rochester, NH

Feb 12, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation changing the Irish Dance world. A fusion of rock and Irish, Rockin' Road combines the best of both worlds to thrust Irish Dance back into the spotlight.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $36-$48

Ski Area Events

January 2017 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month - ski resorts, NH

Jan 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2017 Many ski areas ski resorts, NH
Many New Hampshire ski areas celebrate Learn to Ski & Snowboard in January by offering a $39 lift, lesson and rentals beginner package for downhill skiing and riding. Some cross-country ski areas offer a $19 trail pass, lesson and rentals beginner package at. Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month specials are great and affordable way to try a new sport. Each resort's availability and restrictions for this program varies.
Participating Alpine ski areas are Black Mountain, Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain, Cranmore Mountain, Granite Gorge Ski Area, Gunstock Mountain, King Pine, Loon Mountain, Mount Sunapee, Pats Peak, Waterville Valley. Participating cross-country ski areas are Bretton Woods XC, Granite Gorge XC, Great Glen Trails, Gunstock Mountain Resort XC, Jackson XC. More learning programs.
Time: daytime hours
Admission: Consult event website

BMW Xdrive Experience - Waterville Valley, NH

Feb 10, 2017 - Feb 12, 2017 Waterville Valley Resort, 1 Ski Area Road Waterville Valley, NH
BMW, brings The Winter xDrive Experience to Waterville Valley Resort. At three locations throughout Waterville Valley, BMW is hosting a series of demonstrations of their X Series vehicles. Guests can learn winter driving tips and techniques from professional drivers and can even test drive X Series cars at two of the locations.
Time: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Theater

“Driving Miss Daisy” - Portsmouth, NH

Jan 27, 2017 - Feb 19, 2017 Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. Portsmouth, NH
"Driving Miss Daisy" is the story of the 25-year relationship between a strong-willed, well-to-do Jewish woman and her black chauffeur in post-war Atlanta. The relationship begins rocky, but blossoms as the two become each other’s closest friends and confidantes. Suitable for all ages.
Time: Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Telephone: 603-433-4472