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John Denver Tribute concert with Ted Vigil - Wolfeboro, NH

Sep 30, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Anderson Hall, Brewster Academy 205 S Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
Hear the amazing songs of John Denver recreated by look-alike and sound-alike Ted Vigil. With the opening song, you will hear and see that John Denver is once more on stage.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $25
Telephone: 603-569-2151

Antiques

Sage Farm Antiques Autumn Spectacular 2017 - Milford, NH

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017 Hampshire Dome, 34 Emerson Road Milford, NH
Sage will be showcasing the best of antique, vintage and re-purposed dealers from New Hampshire and New England. Show includes smaller items like jewelry made from vintage silverware, art from a fine group of US artists, farm tables, kitchen islands, potting benches and more.
Time: Friday, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Admission: Two-day pass, $10; early buy at 8:30 a.m. Friday, $25

Car Shows

Vintage Car Show - Canterbury, NH

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Visitors can admire automobiles from many eras, meet with the owners and other vintage car enthusiasts, enjoy Village tours and exhibits, and shop for local handcrafts at the Museum Store. Presented in partnership with the White Mountain Region Chapter of the Model A Ford Club of America. Rain date is October 15.
Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Admission: Included with the cost of regular admission.
Telephone: 603-783-9511

Children & Families

Portsmouth Fairy House Tour - Portsmouth, NH

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 24, 2017 14 Hancock Street Portsmouth, NH
More than 200 fairy houses built by creative professionals, community members, and students will be on display on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, the Governor John Langdon House, and in Prescott Park. The event is held rain or shine.
Time: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days
Admission: Adults, $12-$15; seniors, $8-$10; kids, $4-$5; family, $25-$35

Comedy

Garrison Keillor with Robin & Linda Williams - Concord, NH

Oct 6, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Three old friends from "A Prairie Home Companion" join for an evening of harmony and humor. Keillor will speak of the beauty of being 75. Keillor hosted his popular variety show, “A Prairie Home Companion,” for 3.5 million listeners on 700 public radio stations. Robin and Linda Williams perform a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $48.50 – $78.50

Steven Wright - Concord, NH

Oct 7, 2017 - Oct 7, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Steven Wright is a prototype comedian that many others continually try to follow. He was booked for his first “Tonight Show” appearance in 1982. The comic soon found himself performing his off-beat routines on “Saturday Night Live” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” Wright’s CD, “I Still Have A Pony” earned him his second Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $39.50 – $49.50

Cruises

Rock 'N' Roll Saturday Night Dinner Cruise - Laconia, NH

Sep 16, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 M/S Mount Washington, 211 Lakeside Ave. Weirs Beach Laconia, NH
Enjoy the romance of Lake Winnipesaukee at night on a sunset cruise with dinner and dancing aboard the M/S Mount Washington. Buffet dinner and dancing to live music. Repeats September 30.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: $57
Telephone: 603-366-5531

Dance

Kyle Abraham/ Abraham.In.Motion Dearest Home - Hanover, NH

Sep 21, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 The Moore Theater at Dartmouth College Hanover, NH
MacArthur “genius” choreographer Kyle Abraham returns with poetic show about love, longing and loss. New Lobby Bar! Join us at the new pop-up bar in the Top of the Hop to enjoy a glass of wine or beer before or after the show! Bar opens one hour before the show.
Time: Thursday, 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.
Admission: $10-$40

Festivals

Hillsborough NH’s Schnitzelfest - Hillsborough, NH

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Butler Park, 5 Central Street Hillsborough, NH
NH Schnitzelfest in Hillsborough NH Join an oompah of a good time and the best German food outside of Germany, right in downtown Hillsborough, NH. Authentically prepared schnitzel, sauerkraut, potato salad, breads, and delectable desserts served under the tent. NH Beer and wine bar. Craft vendors. Entertainment, including the Zauer Kraut Bavarian band. Enjoy tasty German cuisine, oom-pah music and shopping in historic Hillsborough. Brought to you by theGreater Hillsborough Chamber of Commerce. Email: info@hillsboroughnhchamber.org
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free admission

Riverfire 2017 - Berlin, NH

Oct 14, 2017 - Oct 14, 2017 942 Main Street Berlin, NH
Spectacular fires on the Androscoggin River, jack-o-lanterns on the bridge, Zombie ATV Poker Run, hayrides, Halloween costume parade, a duck race, live music, hot air balloon rides and food and drinks.
Time: 2-10 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-752-6060

Hobbies

Sip and Paint Fun Night - Colebrook, NH

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane Colebrook, NH
The Connecticut River Artisans Group is sponsoring an art class with instructor Judi Calhoun. Enjoy creating a painting you can take home. Admission is free, supplies will be provided. Space is limited, please call to register.
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Admission: Free admission
Telephone: 603-237-8576

Shaker Crafts Workshops - Canterbury, NH

Sep 23, 2017 - Nov 11, 2017 Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road Canterbury, NH
Consider taking a workshop at Canterbury Shaker Village this autumn to develop a new skill or make a holiday gift.
Shaker Chair in a Box. September 23 and 30. You'll assemble and prepare a Shaker chair kit and learn to apply a paint, oil or stain finish. The second Saturday, you'll learn to tape the seat.
ABCs of Letterpress Printing. September 30, October 21, or November 4. Participants will design their own personal project incorporating different type faces, "wing dings," and Victorian graphic enhancers. Participants will print their projects on a hand-fed, 19th-century platen printing press.
Rugs in the Shaker Spirit. October 7. This class is about recycling and re-purposing the smallest of wool scraps into folk art rugs. You will acquire the skills to recycle your worn or unused wool clothing into heirloom rugs.
Shaker Broom Making. October 15, November 4, or November 12. Canterbury brooms were prized for their simplicity, workmanship and usefulness. Learn the broom making process in the historic Carpenter's Shop. You will take home a completed, Shaker-style broom.
Primitive Folk Art Dolls. November 5. From the early 1800s these dolls have had a rough and simple look, made from cloth, wools, leftover buttons and lace, and very basic stitches to produce an heirloom piece for children of all ages. A small doll will be made in class.
Cordials and Chocolate. November 11. This class combines the popular herb and fruit cordial class with new material on making chocolate treats including truffles! Make a batch of herb-infused truffles to taste and take home, and craft make a 4-ounce cordial.
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Consult event website

Home & Studio Tours

John Hay, The Fells, and Lake Sunapee Excursion Tour - Newbury, NH

Sep 22, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 the Fells, 456 Route 103A Newbury, NH
New Hampshire Historical Society hosts a day at The Fells, the estate of John Milton Hay, on Lake Sunapee. Hay was Abraham Lincoln's private secretary during the Civil War, ambassador to Great Britain, and secretary of state. The Fells was Hay's summer retreat. The day begins with tours of the estate, followed by lunch and a talk by historian Philip McFarland. Next up is a narrated cruise of Lake Sunapee.
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $150, includes membership to New Hampshire Historical Society
Telephone: 603-856-0621

Music

On The Edge Ben Sollee And Kentucky Native - Concord, NH

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
Ten years ago, Kentucky native Ben Sollee came to prominence singing Sam Cooke while playing the cello. Sollee’s spare, exultant interpretation of “A Change is Gonna Come” announced the arrival of a relentlessly curious musical soul for whom change constantly comes.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $15-$20

The Temptations - Concord, NH

Oct 12, 2017 - Oct 12, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
For more than 50 years, The Temptations have propelled popular music with a series of smash hits, and sold-out performances throughout the world. The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early sixties. In 1964 , “The Way You Do the Things You Do” turned the men into superstars.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38 - $65
Telephone: 603-225-1111

Outdoor Activities

Stargazing with String Quartet - Rindge, NH

Oct 20, 2017 - Oct 20, 2017 Cathedral of the Pines,10 Hale Hill Road, Rindge, NH
Join Monadnock Music for a string quartet performance followed by stargazing at the very spiritual Cathedral of the Pines. Telescopes and guidance will be provided by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. Refreshments and hot drinks to follow
Time: String quartet performance, 6:30 p.m.; stargazing, 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Science & Nature

Science and Technology Fashion Show - Concord, NH

Sep 23, 2017 - Sep 23, 2017 McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center 2 Institute Drive Concord, NH 03301
See clothing that features and incorporates Science and Technology worn by inspiring models who are women and men from Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields. Enjoy the museums exhibits, fun activities and our show inside the planetarium.
Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
Admission: Adults, $15; children $12

Theater

“Jane Eyre” - Portsmouth, NH

Sep 15, 2017 - Oct 8, 2017 Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH
Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, “Jane Eyre” is a Tony-nominated musical adaptation of this hauntingly beautiful gothic romance that explores religion, sexuality, and feminism through powerful music and storytelling. Appropriate for young teens and older. Show times and tickets,
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: $20-$38

“Jersey Boys” - Concord, NH

Oct 5, 2017 - Oct 5, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
“Jersey Boys” is the true story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and how a group of blue-collar boys from the wrong side of the tracks became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. The show contains smoke, gun shots, strobe lights, authentic “profane Jersey language” and is recommended for ages 12 and older.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $35-$100
Telephone: 603-225-1111

“Menopause the Musical” - Concord, NH

Oct 22, 2017 - Oct 22, 2017 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH
This upbeat musical follows four women shopping for lingerie at a Bloomingdale's sale. They sing 25 songs about chocolate cravings, hot flashes, loss of memory, nocturnal sweats, and sexual predicaments. The lyrics parody popular baby boomer music.
Time: Two shows, 2 and 5:30 p.m.
Admission: $44 – $59
Telephone: 603-225-1111