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Scarecrows of the Port - Portsmouth, NH

Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 Downtown Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth celebrates the harvest season with a unique display of scarecrows throughout the city. A “festive contribution to the City's landscape,” Mayor Tom Ferrini.
Time: Displayed throughout the city
Admission: Free. Map available.

Children & Families

Jean's Teens Present "Honk! Jr." - Lincoln, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH
HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward duck whose gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. HONK! JR. is presented by Jean's Teens, a theater arts youth development program for regional teens and pre-teens.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 all ages
Telephone: 603-745-2141


The Capitol Steps - Manchester, NH

Oct 31, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 100 Saint Anselm Dr. Manchester, NH
Having failed to find three wise men or a virgin in Washington, D.C. for a holiday nativity play in 1981, three desperate Capitol Hill staffers dipped into the day's headlines, cooked up some irreverent acts that skewered the entirety of our national political scene... and became an instant hit. The Capitol Steps are perennial favorites both live and on the radio. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $7.75 - $39.75
Telephone: 603-641-7700

The Capitol Steps - Plymouth, NH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 The Flying Monkey, 39 South Main Street, Plymouth Plymouth, NH
The Capitol Steps -- a spoof on Congress -- began in 1981, at a Christmas party in the office of former Senator Charles Percy. Like most things in Congress, they never knew when to stop.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $45
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Bill Littlefield in Take Me Out - Concord, NH

Nov 18, 2014 - Nov 18, 2014 Gibson’s Book Store, 45 South Main Street Concord, NH
Join for an evening of whimsical light poems about sports and games by sports commentator Bill Littlefied. Littlefield plays games even as he writes or talks about them on his NPR radio program, "Only a Game." From mumblety-peg to the Olympics, his playfulness illuminates the rings, rinks, fields, and frustrations of sports and games.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-224-0562


An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving on the Farm - Milton, NH

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 New Hampshire Farm Museum, 1305 White Mountain Hwy. (Route 125) Milton, NH
Come to the farm for homemade pumpkin pie, horse-drawn wagon rides through the fields, visits with the farm animals, popcorn over the campfire and special living history farmhouse tours with costumed role players.
Time: 10 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; children, $5
Telephone: 603-652-7840

Home & Studio Tours

NH Open Doors - Various, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Various, NH
During Open Doors weekend, farms and artists' studios throughout New Hampshire are open to visitors. Check out the Open Doors website and look over this map
Time: All Day

Keene Art Tour - Keene, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 18 Main Street, keene Keene, NH
Visit the art studios of more than 20 artists who are showing their oils, pastels, fiber, clay arts, etc. Walk or drive to the various locations within the City of Keene.
Time: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-355-1153


Tommy Castro & Sugar Ray in Concert - Plymouth, NH

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
East Coast meets West Coast for this exciting night of the blues. Tommy Castro is famed for his signature brand of tough, rocking rhythm and blues. Hamonica master Sugar Ray Norcia is one of the earliest innovators of the East Coast scene, and his current incarnation with ‘Monster’ Mike Welch is hailed as one of the most dynamic acts on the scene today.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $29
Telephone: 603-536-2551

The Mavericks - Portsmouth, NH

Nov 5, 2014 - Nov 5, 2014 The Music Hall, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
Genre-busting powerhouse group The Mavericks emerged from Miami in 1989. Raul Malo, their Cuban-American lead singer, spearheads a group that is equal parts country, garage rock, and Latin in nature. The group is a favorite at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. 
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $38
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks - Plymouth, NH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 Silver Center for the Arts at Plymouth State University Plymouth, NH
By blending her knack for melodic and rhythmic improvisation and interplay with elements of honky-tonk, Western swing and golden-era pop standards, Miss Tess and her multifaceted supporting band have arrived at a style simultaneously refreshing and hauntingly familiar.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $30; seniors, $28; youth, $15
Telephone: 603-535-2787

The Machine Performs Pink Floyd - Rochester, NH

Nov 7, 2014 - Nov 7, 2014 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
With electrifying theatrical elements and a fabulous lights, The Machine produces a masterfully authentic Floydian experience. Cash bar.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$35
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Vocal Trash - Rochester, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Vocal Trash wows audiences with a superb mix of pop, rock, swing and classic oldies accompanied by a fascinating array of unique instruments, recycled from the landfill. First-rate singing, industrial style drumming, comedy and award-winning break-dancing make this show electrifying from start to finish!
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $22

Joe Deleault and the Reel Tuckermans - Franklin, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 Franklin Opera House, 316 Central Street, Franklin, NH
Enjoy a variety of Celtic tunes with fiddle, guitar, and Joe Deleault on the accordion. Joe was named Best Original Performer by the Hippo Press, and this evening he'll show you why.
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $19, $17, $10.
Telephone: 603-934-1901

"In A Romantic Mood" Classical Concert - Meredith, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 8, 2014 Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium,1 Laker Road Meredith, NH
"Hungarian Dances" by Brahms "Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35" by Tchaikovsky Mvt. 1 performed by Concerto Competition winner, Staci Lin of Bedford "The Unfinished Symphony" by Schubert
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; students, $8
Telephone: 603-496-5390

Livingston Taylor in Concert - Exeter, NH

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014 Exeter High School, 1 Blue Hawk Drive Exeter, NH
Livingston Taylor performs on acoustic guitar and piano, creating an atmosphere that feels like a personal conversation. Get your tickets early!
Time: 7 p.m.
Admission: $15 for adults; $7 for students and seniors
Telephone: 603-775-8764

Fred Moyer's Jazz Arts Trio - Wolfeboro, NH

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 Anderson Hall, 205 S. Main Street Wolfeboro, NH
During over thirty years as a full-time concert pianist, Frederick Moyer has established a vibrant and eclectic musical career. With Peter Tillotson, string bass, and Peter Fraenkel, drums, he created Jazz Arts Trio.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-569-2151

Symphony NH Concert Series: The Art of Color - Nashua, NH

Nov 22, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014 Keefe Center for the Arts, 117 Elm Street Nashua, NH
Let your imagination run wild with this program infused with evocative imagery. Celebratory gatherings are suggested in Shostakovich‘s Festive Overture, the goatherd Daphnis pursues the shepherdess Chloé in the bucolic fields of Ravel‘s pastoral love story, and Mussorgsky leads you through a museum in Pictures at an Exhibition.
Time: 8-10 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $43, $30, $22, $12; seniors, $12; students age 16-22, free
Telephone: 603-595-9156

Outdoor Activities

Clydesdale Camera Day - Merrimack, NH

Nov 1, 2014 - Nov 1, 2014 Anheuser-Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Hwy. Merrimack, NH
The Anheuser-Busch Merrimack brewery offers guests the opportunity to bring a camera and pose for photos with a world-famous Budweiser Clydesdale horses. While visiting, enjoy a tour of the brewery!
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-595-1202

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“The Addams Family” - Rochester, NH

Oct 17, 2014 - Nov 2, 2014 Rochester Opera House. 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
This devilishly delightful family comes to life in this faux-horror Broadway musical comedy. Inside their creepy mansion, elegant Morticia and her devoted husband Gomez are in a state of turmoil: their daughter, Wednesday, has fallen in love with a normal young man. Uh-oh!\\
Time: Curtain times vary; consult event website
Admission: Adults, $24; children age 12 and younger, $14
Telephone: 603-335-1992

Bolshoi: "The Legend of Love" - Peterborough, NH

Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 21, 2014 Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road Peterborough, NH
The royal apartments of Queen Mekhmene Banu are plunged into mourning – her young sister, Princess Shyrin, is dying. The Princess will only be saved if the Queen gives Shyrin her beauty. Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.
Time: 1 p.m.
Admission: $20
Telephone: 603-924-7585

Somewhat North Of Boston Music Film & Craft Beer Festival - Concord, NH

Nov 6, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Red River Theatres, 11 South Main Street Concord, NH
Four days of independent films from New Hampshire and around the world will be shown at Red River Theatres. Once again this year the festival will feature craft beer from around the state and have the festival’s own Reel Ale by Henniker Brewing Company, on tap throughout the state. There will also be live local indie music around the city.
Time: 5 p.m. Thursday to 9 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $1-$100

“The School for Wives” - Portsmouth, NH

Nov 14, 2014 - Nov 30, 2014 New Hampshire Theatre Project, 959 Islington Street Portsmouth, NH
“The School for Wives,” written by Moliere is a classic example of farce and considered to be one of the finest illustrations of Moliere's comic writing, “The School for Wives” created a scandal in 1660. Reservations are recommended
Time: Fridays & Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 2 pm
Admission: General admission is $24-$26; students and seniors, $20-$22
Telephone: 603-431-6644

“9 to 5: The Musical” - Concord, NH

Nov 21, 2014 - Nov 23, 2014 Concord City Auditorium, Two Prince Street Concord, NH
Based on the 1980 hit movie “Nine to Five.” Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even. They make plans to take over their company and learn there’s nothing they can’t do.
Time: Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.
Admission: $16-$20
Telephone: 603-344-4747

Shopping & Sales

NH Open Doors - Statewide, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 Statewide Statewide, NH
During this weekend, visitors can purchase items made in New Hampshire (tax free), meet and talk with artists and craftspeople in their studios, sample fresh products from farm stands and orchards, and savor fine cuisine and wine at local restaurants. Participants are holding special activities, including craft demonstrations and workshops, horse-and-buggy rides, food samplings, and more.
Time: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-224-3375

Visual Arts

Return of the Pumpkin People - Jackson, NH

Oct 1, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014 Jackson, NH
Again this fall the ingenious Pumpkin People return to the Jackson area of New Hampshire. Bring a camera and enjoy the clever displays of these charming seasonal greeters at businesses and public places all around the area, throughout the month of October.

Art in Action - Londonderry, NH

Nov 8, 2014 - Nov 9, 2014 230 Mammoth Road and 1 Adams Road, Londonderry Londonderry, NH
The Fall Art in Action show will be hosted at two locations: Mack's Apples and Shady Hill Greenhouses & Nursery. Come see dozens of artists while they work.
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Free