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Arts & Crafts Shows

Holiday Open House at East Colony Fine Art - Manchester, NH

Nov 29, 2014 - Nov 29, 2014 55 South Commercial Street Manchester, NH
Come relax, chat with artists and enjoy a creative holiday season! Unique shopping awaits you at the annual Holiday Open House. This event will kick off East Colony Fine Art's festive displays through December 27.
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Telephone: 603-621-7400

Evergreen Fair 2014 - Durham, NH

Dec 4, 2014 - Dec 6, 2014 Memorial Union Building, 83 Main Street Durham, NH
Fifty select artists and craftsmen come together at the University of New Hampshire to present gifts in clay, fiber, metal, paper, glass, wood and more. Discover delightful home accessories, original apparel, fine art, handmade musical instruments, one-of-a-kind jewelry and much more for every style and budget. Evergreen Fair’s unique signature is the variety and exceptional quality of the pieces presented for sale. Email: evergreenfair@hotmail.com
Time: Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 am-4 p.m.
Telephone: 603-934-6248

New England Holiday Craft Spectacular - Salem, NH

Dec 6, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 Rockingham Park Indoor Grandstand, 79 Rockingham Park Blvd. Salem, NH
D 6-7 A variety of juried crafts and unique specialty foods enhance this festival. Two hundred craftsmen and -women will display and sell candles, turned wood, pottery, scarves, tapestry, jewelry, quilts, basketry, photography, metal sculpture, ceramics, soap, wall hangings, appliqués, chimes, hats, folk toys, marble craft, carved birds, soft sculpture, victorian wreaths, leather, slate, oil paintings, blown glass, pen & ink drawings, calligraphy, fleece, knits, poetry, topiary, silk and dried floral, collectable bears, stained glass, holiday décor, and much more.
A food sampling show will offer dips, sauces, jams & jellies, maple products, candies, fruit & nut mixes, honey, relishes, pickles, cinnamon, pumpkin butter, fudge, vinegar, pastry, oils, salsas, and gourmet coffees. This event is held indoor rain, snow or shine.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $7; children under age 14, free. One admission is good for all 3 days. Free parking.
Telephone: 603-332-2616

Children & Families

“Mary Poppins” - Portsmouth, NH

Dec 10, 2014 - Dec 14, 2014 The Music Hall, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
She’s practically perfect in every way. The Ogunquit Playhouse production of the smash hit Broadway musical flies into The Music Hall this holiday season. Winner of 44 major theater awards rom around the globe with unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.
Time: Previews Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, 2 p.m.; performances Friday, 7:30 p.m. ; Saturday, 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, noon and 4:30 p.m.
Admission: Consult event website
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Comedy

Juston McKinney’s Last Laugh 2014 - Portsmouth, NH

Dec 28, 2014 - Dec 28, 2014 Music Hall Historic Theater, Chestnut Street Portsmouth, NH
New England native Juston McKinney has appeared on The Tonight Show and Comedy Central, including his own one-hour special. He was recently named Best [Comedian] of New Hampshire by New Hampshire magazine. Audiences will be rolling in the aisles and having the last laughs of 2014 as Juston expounds on New England living and the year that was.
Time: 8 p.m.
Admission: $24.25
Telephone: 603-436-2400

Comedian Paula Poundstone - Plymouth, NH

Jan 3, 2015 - Jan 3, 2015 The Flying Monkey, 39 Main Street Plymouth, NH
Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone and a can of Diet Pepsi, comedienne Paula Poundstone is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. Her last show at the Monkey had a sold out audience laughing themselves silly at her antics. Don’t miss her this time!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Music

A New England Sampler: Tim Sample, Noel Paul Stookey and David Mallet - Rochester, NH

Nov 28, 2014 - Nov 28, 2014 Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield Street Rochester, NH
Tim Sample, Noel Paul Stookey and David Mallet come together for a warm evening of music, humor, friendly storytelling and banter. Humorist Tim Sample’s work includes albums and videos for the Bert and I Company, TV specials, and over a dozen books. Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame was the cut-up of the folk trio, telling stories and jokes between songs. Singer/songwriter David Mallett is author of the folk standard The Garden Song.
Time: 7 p.m.

Sister Hazel - Plymouth, NH

Dec 5, 2014 - Dec 5, 2014 Flying Monkey , 39 South Main Street Plymouth, NH
Well-crafted, hook-infused songs complimented by solid instrumentation and lush harmony vocals. Sister Hazel is comprised of five seasoned musicians who have been called “one of the Top 100 Most Influential Independent Performers of the last 15 years.”
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Tickets start at $29
Telephone: 603-536-2551

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

“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