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Events Calendar 2018

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All Ages

Wingzilla Cook-Off and Horse Show Tournament

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 964 Main Street Berlin, NH

Wingzilla is a barbecue chicken wing cook-off competition and horse shoe tournament. Come, enjoy the show and taste chicken wings as you’ve never experienced. Firefighters of Berlin are sponsoring a Luau ATV Poker Run, so wear a Hawaiian shirt and decorate your ATV with leis. All proceeds go to Operation Warm (new coats for kids). There’s face painting and games for the kids, barbecue, burgers, hot dogs and a beer tent. There will also be live music!

Arts & Crafts Shows

Lakes Region Fine Arts & Crafts Festival 2017

Aug 25, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018 Meredith Village Shops and Mill Falls Marketplace, 312 Daniel Webster Hwy. Meredith, NH

This outdoor, juried arts and crafts exhibition and sale of fine arts and fine crafts presents high-quality works of over 80 artists and craftspeople. The festival brings an exciting weekend of art, crafts, music, entertainment and food.

Auctions

Auction of Historic Proportions

Sep 28, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018 Historical Society of Cheshire County, 246 Main Street Keene, NH

The Auction of Historical Proportions is a fundraising event for the Historical Society of Cheshire County. People can expect to have a good time and a few laughs. Raffle of a watercolor landscape by artist Jeanne Maguire Thieme. There will be elegant food, music by the Twentieth Century Pops, with a silent and live auction.

Children & Families

“Seussical”

Aug 9, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH

The Cat in the Hat is back, and he narrates this blend of Dr. Seuss’s most famous tales. Dates: August 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 abd 25 at 7:30 p.m.; August 22 at 2 p.m.

Om-a-can-can-oe Pedal Run Paddle Triathlon

Sep 8, 2018 - Sep 8, 2018 33 Old Manchester Road Raymond, NH

This event is designed to be a family-fun event with a competitive edge. We're not looking for you to break any world records,  but you're perfectly willing to try!  There will be food, competition and fun as you run, pedal and paddle your way through a beautiful and challenging triathlon course comprising the best qualities of Raymond!

Comedy

Labor Day Comedy Show

Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH

Headliner Paul Nardizzi began his comedy career in 1990, quickly becoming a Boston area favorite, appearing on Conan O’Brien, Comedy Central, and the Boston Comedy Festival Competition. Marty Caproni’s skill was forged in bar shows, late shows and lodges..and then polished in comedy clubs. Greg Boggis is Jean’s Playhouse house comedian and comedy night producer.

Festivals

RiverFire & Zombie ATV Poker Run

Oct 13, 2018 - Oct 13, 2018 Heritage Park, 942 Main Street Berlin, NH 03570

Come to “the city that trees built” to catch a full day of fun, ending with some dramatic fires on the river. RiverFire burns bigger and brighter every year, and this year there are some fun new activities for everyone. T RiverFire features fun, family-oriented activities such as pumpkins on the bridge, hay rides, hot air balloon rides, Halloween party, costume parade, live music, food, and spectacular fires on the water.

Music

Concert Series 2018 at Prescott Park

Jul 27, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Prescott Park, Marcy Street Portsmouth, NH

Top-notch and riveting performers from around the globe. Bring blankets, chairs, picnics.
August 8 -- Hayes Carll. Texas native Hayes Carll has written rousers (“One Bed, Two Girls, Three Bottles of Wine”) and rockers (“Stomp and Holler”).
August 11 -- Band of Horses. This South Carolina-based band has given us many much-loved singles, including “No One’s Gonna Love You” and “The Funeral."
August 15 -- Mandolin Orange. Instrumentalist Andrew Martin and violinist/guitarist Emily Frantz. Partners perform a mix of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and pop.
August 16 -- Mavis Staples. From her early days with the iconic Staple Singers, she has been a leader in American music for six decades.
August 22 -- Keb' Mo'. A modern master of American roots music
August 25 -- Railroad Earth. Railroad Earth jams with help from bluegrass influences
August 31 -- Shovels & Rope. Shovels & Rope combines rowdy barroom rock with lilting folk, old-school country and classic Americana.
September 1 -- Steve Earle. Earle and the Dukes are bringing their Copperhead Road 30th Anniversary Tour to the park, along with his new album, "So You Wanna Be An Outlaw"

Wednesday Night Settlers Crossing Music Series 2018

Aug 1, 2018 - Sep 1, 2018 Settlers Crossing, 1500 White Mountain Hwy. North Conway, NH

This acoustic music series takes place at Settlers Crossing in North Conway on Wednesdays. Local artists from New Hampshire and Maine are featured in a two-hour set. This is a fair-weather event. Music is not rescheduled in the event of rain. Here’s what’s coming up:
August 1 - North Country Jazz. Get ready for a special performance by this duo.
August 8 - The Riley Parkhurst Duo. The duo features rock and blues tunes spanning the last five decades and some original music.
August 15 - Laura Olzerowicz. Olzerowicz combines vocals and piano, fine tuned from her time at Berklee College of Music.
August 22 - Candie Tremblay. Candie returns for a second performance of the summer to close out the series.

Mountainside Summer Music Series 2018

Aug 4, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 Attitash Mountain Resort, Route 302 Bartlett, NH

There is limited seating, so feel bring your camping chair, and enjoy free outdoor live entertainment Saturdays through Labor Day Weekend. Upcoming shows include:
August 4 -- Dave Matthews Tribute Band
August 11 -- Jonathan Sarty Band
August 18 -- Shark Martin
August 25 -- Late Night Selfie
September 1 -- Studio Two – The Beatles Before America
September 2 -- White Steer

Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show

Aug 24, 2018 - Aug 25, 2018 Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, 72 Meadowbrook Lane Gilford, NH

Country music iconoclast Chris Stapleton just picked up a trio of awards at the recent 60th Grammy Awards ceremony, and he's using that momentum to launch a new leg of his rolling "All-American Road Show" Tour. Hear him live with special opening acts Marty Stuart and Brent Cobb.

Big Moose Bach Fest 2018: Bach Finally Meets Handel

Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 See description below Randolph and Gorham, NH

August 31 -- Opening reception with a short play "Scenes from Handel's Boyhood" and film, "The Great Mr. Handel," Randolph Town Hall, 130 Durand Road, Randolph. 5:30-6:30 pm
September 1 -- Bach Chamber music and motet. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. 3:30 p.m. NH
September 1 -- Jose Lezcano, guitar soloist playing works of Bach. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. , 7:30 p.m.
September 2 -- Full length performance of Handel's "Messiah: An Oratorio", 1742. Medallion Opera House, 20 Park Street, Gorham. , 2:30 p.m.

The Anderson Twins

Sep 5, 2018 - Sep 5, 2018 Directions to private-home venues will be provided to reservation holders by email mid-week before the show. Bartlett, NH

A celebration of all things Gershwin on clarinet and saxophone will be held at a mountaintop home in Bartlett. Directions will be sent via email to reservation holders on the Thursday before the concert. This concert, and other at-home Mountain Top concerts, provide unique opportunities to listen to top quality performers in intimate settings.

Ani DiFranco: Rise Up Tour

Sep 14, 2018 - Sep 14, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

From raw folk punk through her jazz/funk period, Ani DiFranco enters ever more exciting territory. With the release of her latest album Binary, DiFranco returns to the road. Guest Peter Mulvey is a veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, who began his career on the streets of Dublin, Ireland, as a busker.

Rodney Crowell

Sep 20, 2018 - Sep 20, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts Concord, NH

The show is part of a tour promoting Rodney Crowell’s album, Acoustic Classics. Texas two-steppers, acoustic-country ballads, folk vignettes and Zydeco anthems take their place on the new album.

The Corvettes Doo Wop Revue

Sep 22, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 Fryeburg Academy, 745 Main Street Fryeburg, NH

The national touring Corvettes are returning for another all out Doo Wop celebration! The band's incredibly entertaining show and comical stage antics have left many a happy audience screaming for more.

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions

Aug 31, 2018 - Sep 3, 2018 UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, 153 Paige Hill Road Goffstown, NH

Founded in the 16th century, the Royal Lipizzans are the most aristocratic breed of horses in the world. The breed was first established by Archduke Charles at Lipizza (now part of Yugoslavia) and only a few hundred have ever existed at any one time.

Theater

"Murder for Two"

Aug 22, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018 New London Barn Playhouse, 84 Main Street New London, NH

This musical whodunit honors the old-fashioned murder mystery with a cast of just two actors: one to investigate the crime, the other to play all of the suspects. And of course they both play the piano.

“Always Patsy Cline”

Sep 6, 2018 - Sep 15, 2018 Jean’s Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive Lincoln, NH

Always, Patsy Cline tells the true story of the friendship between Patsy Cline and her most devoted fan, turned confidant, Louise Seger. Dates: September 6-8 and 12-15. All dates at 7:30 p.m. except September 12, at 2 p.m.

"Spamalot”

Oct 23, 2018 - Oct 23, 2018 Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 South Main Street Concord, NH

“Spamalot” tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail, harassed by flying cows, killer rabbits, and taunting Frenchmen. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle.