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2018 Fall Guide
Where to find big fun this season

09/06/18



 Fairs and festivals

 
• Prepare for two weekends of festivities at the Rochester Fair, running from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 9, and Thursday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Rochester Fairgrounds (72 Lafayette St., Rochester). Events and activities will include the Miss Rochester Fair Pageant, demolition derbies and drag racing, animal encounters, exhibition barns and more. Hours for the two weekends are 3 to 11 p.m. on each Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on each Saturday and Sunday. General admission is $5 on Thursday, Sept. 6, $9 every other day and $35 for a season pass. Children under 8 are free, and prices for veterans and seniors depend on the day and time. Visit rochesterfair.com. 
• Head to the Sandown Old Home Day Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 7, from 7 to 11 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sandlot Sports and Entertainment (56 North Road, Sandown). Friday’s events will include live music, a chili cook-off and a beer and wine tent. Saturday’s events will include a free pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m., a children’s bicycle parade, vendors, a pie-eating contest, touch a truck, bounce houses, a rock wall and more. Visit facebook.com/Sandownnhfallfestival. 
• Enjoy the sights and smells of the Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair from Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9, at the Hillsborough County Youth Center (15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston). The fair will include amusement rides, animal demonstrations and competitions, live music, concession stands and more. Hours for the fair are noon to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Cost is $10 for adults; $5 for seniors, active military, veterans and kids ages 6 to 12; and free for kids ages 5 and under. Visit hcafair.com.
• Quack up the whole family at the annual Auburn Day and duck race on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Auburn Village along Hooksett Road. This family-friendly, fun-filled day will include include an apple pie contest, pretty chicken contest, agricultural demonstrations, New Hampshire artisans, crafters and vendors, children’s activities, food, music and of course the famous duck race. Tickets for the duck race cost $5 each or $20 for five tickets. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 10 finishers, including a $1,000 prize for first place. Visit auburnhistorical.org. 
• Check out Hollis Old Home Days on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15, at Nichols Field (40 Depot Road, Hollis). Enjoy a parade, rides, fireworks, exhibitors, an apple pie contest, “cow patty” bingo, an artisan market, a silent auction and more. There will be a shuttle bus running from Hollis Brookline High School (24 Cavalier Court, Hollis) on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Visit hollisoldhomedays.org. 
• Celebrate handcrafted arts at the Canterbury Artisan Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury). Enjoy a juried craft fair, farmers market, music, family craft activities, farm animals and agricultural and historic arts demonstrations. Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for kids ages 6 to 17. Visit shakers.org. 
• Welcome fall at Hooksett Old Home Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Arthur Donati Memorial Field (51 Main St., Hooksett). There will be vendors, free amusements, contests, food, music and more. This is a free event. Parking will be available at Cigna (2 College Park Drive, Hooksett), with a shuttle to the event. Visit hooksettoldhomeday.org. 
• Enjoy a full day of events at Pelham Old Home Day on Saturday, Sept. 15, starting at 7 a.m. at the First Congregational Church of Pelham (3 Main St., Pelham). Kick off the day with a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. at the church. Cost is $5 per plate. The rest fo the day will be filled with events, including a craft fair, auction, kids’ games, penny sale, parade, raffles, food tent and more. There will be a chicken-wing dinner at the church from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with takeout starting at 3:30 p.m. Cost is $5 for kids and $9 for adults and all takeout orders. Visit pelhamoldhomeday.org. 
Celebrate an annual tradition of family fun at Bedford Olde Towne Day on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Riley Field Complex (at the corner of Nashua Road and County Road, Bedford). Local organizations and businesses will turn the complex into a festive afternoon with fun for all ages. Enjoy a bounce house, arts and craft vendors, local music and entertainment,  food and more. At the end of the day, the Bedford Fire Department will use its ladder truck to help out with the Bull Frog Bounce. Contestants whose plastic numbered frogs land closest to the bullseye will win a prize. This festival is free. Visit facebook.com/BedfordNHRecreation. 
• Enjoy a fun day for all ages at Fall Fun Fest on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Presentation of Mary Academy (182 Lowell Road, Hudson). There will be inflatables, a petting zoo, face painting, tie dye, pumpkin painting, a raffle sale with over 200 items, theme basket raffles, a fish pond, a bake sale, fresh grilled food, homemade apple crisp, touch-a-truck and more. Cost is $15 for adults and $7 for children ages 8 and under. Visit facebook.com/pmafunfest. 
• Enjoy a day full of exhibits, games, good food and fun times at the Harvest Moon and NatureFest on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum (18 Highlawn Road, Warner). The festival will include animal demonstrations, storytelling, nature tours, dreamcatcher and basket weaving demonstrations, homemade Native American foods and more. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 to 12 and free for kids 6 and under. The Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum and the onsite Nature Discovery Center will be offering free tours with paid Harvest Moon admission. Visit indianmuseum.org. 
• New England’s “oldest family fair” is back with the 142nd annual Deerfield Fair from Thursday, Sept. 27, through Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds (34 Stage Road, Deerfield). This year’s events include the Miss Deerfield Fair Scholarship Pageant, amusement rides, animal demonstrations, music, interactive children’s shows, food, vendors and more. Hours for the fair are 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $7 for seniors ages 65 and older on Thursday and Friday and free for kids ages 12 and under and all active military and veterans. Visit deerfieldfair.com. 
• Check out the annual Milford Pumpkin Festival from Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7, in downtown Milford. The volunteer Granite Town Festivities Committee has taken over planning the festival and said it will release more information soon. The committee plans on including a craft fair, fireworks, giant pumpkins, a haunted trail, a talent show, live music and a tent with beer, wine and spirits tastings. Visit facebook.com/milfordpumpkinfestival. 
• Family fun awaits during Apple Harvest Day on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Dover. The day-long event will feature over 300 vendors, five stages filled with entertainment, kids’ activities, food and plenty of apples in “Orchard Alley.” The sixth annual Apple Harvest Day 5K will kick off the day at 8:30 a.m., starting on River Street and ending on Washington Street in downtown Dover. The race is suitable for beginner runners and walkers, as well as advanced racers. This festival is a free event. The race costs $20 for adults ($25 after Wednesday, Oct. 3) and $15 for children ages 15 and under ($20 after Tuesday, Oct. 2). Registration on race day will start at 7 a.m. at the Dover Skate Park on River Street. Visit dovernh.org/apple-harvest-day. 
• Check out the Giant Pumpkin Weigh‑Off and Regatta on Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday Oct. 14, run by Goffstown Main Street Program (9B Church St., Goffstown). Head out to the village green for pumpkin-themed family fun, including giant pumpkins, pumpkin crafts, pumpkin games, apple slingshots, an art show, a pumpkin cook-off, a talent show and more. Visit goffstownmainstreet.org. 
• Enjoy the annual Fez-Tival of Trees from Saturday, Nov. 17, through Sunday, Nov. 25, at the Bektash Shrine Center (189 Pembroke Road, Concord). See an array of full-size and mini Christmas trees and wreaths and enjoy a raffle, refreshments and an appearance from Santa. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. most days, with shortened hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19, and ​Sunday, Nov. 25. The center will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, Nov. 22. General admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and kids and free for kids ages 12 and under. Visit bektashshriners.org/feztival.php.
 
Food
 
Tastings & Meals
• Three hundred diners will gather on a closed section of Main Street in Nashua for Dinner on Main Street: A Harvest Celebration on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event is a six-course farm-to-table meal prepared by acclaimed chefs from several downtown restaurants like Fratello’s Italian Grille, The Peddler’s Daughter, MT’s Local Kitchen & Wine Bar and several others. Locally produced beer and live music will also be featured. Tickets are $89 for the dinner and $115 for included beer or wine pairings. Visit downtownnashua.org.
• Join The Farmers Dinner and Hermit Woods Winery for the Meredith Main Street Farmers Dinner, a special five-course farm-to-table meal to be held on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. in honor of the town of Meredith’s 250th anniversary. The dinner will be closed to oncoming traffic on Main Street in Meredith and decorated with long, linen-clad tables set up in the middle of the street. The cost is $89 general admission and $125 with all the included wine pairings. Visit thefarmersdinner.com.
• Sample dozens of restaurants at once at Taste of Downtown Manchester on Wednesday, Sept. 12 (see the story on page 54).
• Join Sky Meadow Country Club (6 Mountain Laurels Drive, Nashua) for A Taste of Spain wine dinner on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. The five-course meal will be paired with a wine from a different region of Spain. The cost is $95 per person. For reservations, call WineNot Boutique at 204-5569.
• There will be a food and wine tasting at Caroline’s Fine Food (132 Bedford Center Road, Bedford) on Friday, Sept. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. featuring products by Mola Foods. The menu includes pulled chicken barbecue sliders with a Mola black chili relish-infused barbecue sauce, Moroccan steak roulades, spicy vegan vegetable stew and more. Each menu selection will be paired with a wine. The cost is $40 per person (21+ only). Visit molafoods.com.
• Join The Farmer’s Dinner for a farm-to-table dinner on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Generation Farm (44 Graham Road, Concord). Chefs Chris Viaud, Matt Berry and Keith Sarasin will prepare this multi-course meal using farm ingredients that will celebrate nordic cuisine. The cost is $85 per person. Visit thefarmersdinner.com.
• The annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off returns for the 29th year on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). Visitors will have the chance to sample chilis prepared by dozens of local restaurants. First-, second- and third-place winners will be declared in both Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice categories for the best chili. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for kids ages 12 and under. Visit prescottpark.org/event/chili.
• Don’t miss the 13th annual Taste of New Hampshire on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center (70 Constitution Ave., Concord). More than 35 local restaurants and businesses provide food samples, live cooking demonstrations and more. Other event features include raffles, a silent auction, live music and the annual Top Chef Competition. The cost is $35 per person, or $300 for 10, with proceeds benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire. Visit tasteofnewhampshire.com.
 
Festivals
• The Egyptian Food Festival returns to St. Mary and Archangel Michael Coptic Orthodox Church of Nashua (39 Chandler St.) for the second year on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9, from noon to 6 p.m. The festival will feature authentic Egyptian cuisine, as well as face-painting, music, a photo booth, a gift shop, children’s activities, church tours and more. Admission is free. Visit stmarycoptsnh.org.
• Lobster, chowders, clams and all kinds of other seafood will be available during the three-day Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, happening Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9 (see story on page 56).
• Stomp some grapes at the Hollis Grape Festival on the Hollis Town Common on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. (see the story on page 54).
• Sample from more than 20 local craft beers paired with foods prepared by local chefs at the annual Passport Craft Beer and Food Pairing Tour at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Martin England and the Reconstructed will perform live during the event. Tickets are $80 general admission or $40 for designated drivers. Visit nhptv.org/passport.
• The Great New Hampshire Pie Festival returns for the 10th year at the New Hampshire Farm Museum (1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton) on Sunday, Sept. 16, from noon to 4 p.m., during which a panel of judges votes on entries for pies in several categories. The cost to taste the pies is $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members and free for kids ages 2 and under. Visit nhfarmmuseum.org.
• Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Pitco Frialator with the Pitco Fry-Fest at its facility in Bow (509 Route 3A) on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., when there will be factory tours, food, dancing, local fried food vendors and more. Visit pitco.com.
• Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) will host its first ever seafood festival on Saturday, Sept. 22, at noon, featuring split tail lobster, shrimp, steamers, mussels and more. Visit pipedreambrewingnh.com.
• Sample dozens of ethnic foods from local vendors at the 12th annual Concord Multicultural Festival on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will also feature cultural crafts made by local artists, traditional arts demonstrations, family-friendly activities, an international flag parade and more. Admission is free. Visit concordnhmulticulturalfestival.org.
• The annual Flap Jack Fall Fest returns to the Henniker Brewing Co. on Saturday, Sept. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. The event features brewery tours, beer samples, pints, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors and more. In addition, the brewery will be celebrating the release of Flap Jack, a maple double brown ale brewed with locally sourced maple syrup from E.C. Thomas & Sons Maple Sugaring. Visit hennikerbrewing.com.
• Apple Harvest Day returns to downtown Dover on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., when food, hundreds of craft vendors and live music will be featured. Admission is free. Visit dovernh.org/apple-harvest-day.
• The 11th annual AppleFest, organized by The Salvation Army’s Nashua Corps, returns to Sullivan Farm (70 Coburn Ave., Nashua) on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can enjoy apple-picking, food concessions with apple pie and cider, pumpkin-painting, hay rides, games and more. Admission is free. Visit nne.salvationarmy.org.
• The Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival returns for the seventh year to Swasey Parkway (316 Water St., Exeter) on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $32 per person and grants you all-you-can-eat access to the chili and beer samples that will be offered. Designated driver and youth tickets are $17. Visit powderkegbeerfest.com.
• Don’t miss the 10th annual New Hampshire Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. on the grounds of Cisco Brewers (35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth), where visitors will be able to sample from more than a dozen local breweries. General admission is $40 and VIP admission is $50. Admission includes entry to the event, a five-ounce souvenir sampler cup, beer samples and live music and entertainment. Visit prescottpark.org.
• Redhook Brewery (1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth) will hold its fifth annual New Hampshire Food Truck Festival on Sunday, Oct. 21, from noon to 5 p.m., when dozens of New England’s popular food trucks and local craft breweries will be serving up their offerings. Tickets are $5 general admission, $25 for VIP admission and free for kids ages 12 and under. Visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/new-hampshire.
• Sample from nearly two dozen pizza flavors from local restaurants and vote on your favorite at the 10th annual PizzaFest, happening at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St., Dover) on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost at the door is $12 per person, $9 for kids ages 3 to 10 and free for kids 3 and under. Visit childrens-museum.org.
 
Drinks
• Jackson Hill Cider Day returns to the Jackson House (76 Northwest St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will get a chance to learn how to grind apples, press apple cider and enjoy seasonal refreshments, games, crafts and more. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for Historic New England members. Visit historicnewengland.org.
• Join New Hampshire Humanities for Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to the Present, featuring presenter Glenn Knoblock. He will explore the history of New Hampshire’s beer and ale brewing industry from colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today’s modern breweries and brew pubs. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that operated in the state will be discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Two upcoming lectures are planned, at the Carriage House at Castle in the Clouds (586 Ossipee Park Road, Moultonborough) on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m.; and at the Fremont Public Library (7 Jackie Bernier Drive) on Monday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. Visit nhhumanities.org.
• Join the J.A. Tarbell Library (136 Forest Road, Lyndeborough) for the art of making dandelion wine, a presentation to be held on Monday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Visit jatarbelllibrary.org.
• The Beer for History event series at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern (164 Water St., Exeter) returns for the third year, with a different featured brewer at each event. This year’s events will be on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. with the Neighborhood Beer Co. in Exeter; Thursday, Oct. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth; Thursday, Oct. 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. with Throwback Brewery in North Hampton; and Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. with von Trapp Brewing in Stowe, Vermont. Each event features tastings as well as food, various history-themed games and more. Tickets are $20 ($15 for museum members). Visit independencemuseum.org/beer-for-history.
• The Flight Center Beer Cafe (97 Main St., Nashua) will host its second annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 11 a.m. to midnight, featuring more than a dozen local Oktoberfest beers on tap, as well as live music, stein-hoisting competitions and more. Admission is free. Visit flightcenterbc.com.
• Veterans Count’s third annual Red, White & Brew craft beer event is happening on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Funspot (579 Endicott St. N., Laconia). The craft beer and wine festival features live music, food, a car show, local vendors and more. Tickets are $25 general admission and $40 for VIP admission with an early entry at noon. Visit vetscount.org/nh.
• Join Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) for its first annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 13, at noon. The brewery will be releasing its pumpkin ale and will also be providing bratwurst sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and fresh strudel. Visit pipedreambrewingnh.com.
• Join the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter for its 10th annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser, to be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at Derryfield Country Club (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester). The event features silent and live auctions, live music, wine and chocolate, with proceeds providing care to animals in Manchester. Tickets are $30. Visit manchesteranimalshelter.com or call 628-3544.
• The sixth annual Distiller’s Showcase, happening on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Manchester Downtown Hotel (700 Elm St.), will feature more than 400 spirits available for tasting. Visit distillersshowcase.com.
• Lakes Region Uncorked returns to the Church Landing at Mill Falls (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith) on Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event is the signature fundraiser for Lakes Region Community Services and features samples of appetizers, desserts, meads, ciders, wines and spirits from more than 30 vendors, plus specialty artisan vendors, live music, chef demonstrations, prizes and more. The cost is $100 for two tickets, or $60 per person. Visit lakesregionuncorked.com.
 
Art

Tours 
•​ Explore the diverse arts and culture of Manchester during the Manchester Trolley Night on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. Hop on the trolley at any one of its stops to visit a dozen of Manchester’s art galleries, studios and museums, many of which will have special activities. Trolleys begin at the Commercial Street entrance of the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester), and the rides are free. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, so visitors may walk, bike or drive the route on their own, instead. See a list of participating venues at manchestertrolley.com.
•​ The Monadnock Art 23rd annual Open Studio Art Tour takes place Saturday, Oct. 6, through Monday, Oct. 8. The self-guided tour includes stops at artist studios throughout the Monadnock region. Many artists will also have work for sale. The studios will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Visit monadnockart.org/art-tour. 
•​ The 14th annual ArtWalk Weekend put on by City Arts Nashua will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct. 14, in downtown Nashua. The self-led arts tour features more than 125 local and regional artists displaying their work, plus musical entertainment and activities for kids and adults. Visit cityartsnashua.org. 
•​ New Hampshire Open Doors is Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4. The self-led weekend-long shopping and touring event highlights artists and artisans who will show and sell their work and give special demonstrations. Plan your route at nhopendoors.com, where there are tour maps with participating galleries and studios. 
 
Markets and fairs 
•​ The Concord Arts Market continues weekly on Saturdays now through Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Bicentennial Square. Browse a variety of handmade arts, crafts and goods by local craftspeople and artists. Visit concordartsmarket.net.
•​ The League of NH Craftsmen hosts its Capital Arts Fest outside the League headquarters (49 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Sept. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The juried craft fair will feature League members and invited artisans from around New England. Visit nhcrafts.org. 
•​ The Great New England Fall Craft & Artisan Show is on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Hampshire Dome (34 Emerson Road, Milford). There will be more than 200 juried artisans and crafters demonstrating and selling their work. Admission costs $5, which is good for both days, and is free for kids under age 14 and active military. Visit hampshiredome.com. 
•​ 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth) hosts its first Form + Function Artisan Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Shop unique, hand-crafted work, including textiles, housewares, jewelry, metalwork, accessories, ceramics, prints and more. Visit 3sarts.org. 
 
Festivals 
•​ Art Jam Riverside takes place at Arms Park (10 Arms St., Manchester) on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The arts festival, organized by 95.7 WZID, will feature artists, vendors, food, entertainment, kids’ activities and more to benefit Families in Transition and Hope for NH Recovery in their fight against the opioid epidemic in New Hampshire. Tickets cost $7 in advance online and $10 the day of the event. Visit ​artjamriverside.com. 
•​ The annual TEAM Fall Equinox Festival will take place along Swasey Parkway in downtown Exeter on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature live music and dance performances, artist vendors, local food, activities for kids, cultural exhibits, hooping and yoga. Admission is a $10 suggested donation. Visit teamexeter.com. 
•​ The Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) hosts its Annual Fall Festival and Nature Art Show on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will find artwork by dozens of regional artists, including pieces by featured artist Ken Harvey. There will also be nature crafts, animal presentations, live music and more. Admission is free. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787.
 
Events
•​ Creative Ventures Gallery (411 Nashua St., Milford) will feature local artist Chris Reid at its monthly First Friday Art Talk series on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. Reid is known for her landscape and still life paintings. Her work will remain on display at the gallery during September. Visit creativeventuresfineart.com or call 672-2500. 
•​ A new art gallery, ARGH Gallery (416 Chestnut St., Manchester), celebrates its grand opening on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 8 p.m., and will feature work by several artists. Visit arghgallery.com. 
•​ JoAnne Lussier Fine Art (40 Merrill Road, Weare) hosts its fall studio gallery open house on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 4 p.m. Visit joannelussier.com.
•​ The New Hampshire Furniture Masters host Masters’ Pieces – The Main Event at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The event is an opportunity to meet the Masters, see their work and bid on select pieces in a silent auction. Tickets cost $90. Online ticket sales end on Sept. 17. Visit furnituremasters.org.
 
Exhibits open now
•​ The 78th annual Lakes Region Art Association Art Show continues through Friday, Sept. 7, at the LRAA Art Gallery at the Tanger Outlets (120 Laconia Road, Suite 132, Tilton). It features the work of numerous Lakes Region artists, including oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography and crafts. Visit lraanh.org.
•​ The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) special exhibition “Beyond Words: Book Illustrations by David M. Carroll, Tomie dePaola, and Beth Krommes” is on display now through Sept. 9. It features more than 130 original book illustrations by three of New Hampshire’s most esteemed illustrators. Admission costs $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17 and free for children under age 13. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.
•​ Art 3 Gallery (44 W. Brooke St., Manchester) presents an exhibition, “Through the Artist’s Eyes,” now through Sept. 14. It features work by more than 90 regional artists that focuses on the perspective of the world as seen through an artist’s eye. Call 668-6650 or visit art3gallery.com. 
•​ Kelley Stelling Contemporary (221 Hanover St., Manchester) presents an exhibition, “Everything Happens So Much,” now through Sept. 17. It features works by contemporary artists reflecting on living in the Age of Everything. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com.
•​ The New Hampshire Institute of Art hosts an exhibition, “Tradition with a New Vision,” featuring the work of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters, in its Roger Williams Gallery (77 Amherst St., Manchester) now through Sept. 20, with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibition is a preview of the work that will be shown at Masters’ Pieces - The Main Event, an annual fundraiser for the Furniture Masters to be held at the Currier Museum of Art on Saturday, Sept. 22. It will also feature work by participants in the Furniture Masters’ Prison Outreach Programs in Maine and New Hampshire, and by NHIA undergraduate students who participated in a summer mentorship with members of the Furniture Masters. Visit furnituremasters.org.
•​ The League of NH Craftsmen presents “Celebrating 85 – The Stevens Collection,” a fine craft exhibition to honor Norman Stevens’ 85th birthday and the League’s 85th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair, on view now through Sept. 21, in the Exhibition Gallery at the League of NH Craftsmen Headquarters (36 N. Main St., Concord). The exhibition will feature 94 pieces donated by longtime League supporters Norman Stevens and his wife Nora, including jewelry, dolls, metal, baskets, ceramic, wood, fiber, glass, prints and calligraphy. Visit nhcrafts.org.
•​ The City of Manchester’s 13th annual employee and family art show, titled “Art on the Wall at City Hall,” is on display at City Hall (1 City Hall Plaza) now through Sept. 26. It features artwork by City and Manchester School District employees, their immediate family members, elected officials, volunteers and retirees. Visit nationalartsprogram.org.
•​ The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) presents an exhibition, “Street Faces,” featuring black and white portraits by photographer Sal Patalano now through September. The reception is on Monday, Sept. 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit nashualibrary.org.
•​ Local artist Susan King presents her exhibition, “Waterscapes,” at ArtHub (30 Temple St., Nashua) during September. King is an acrylic and gouache seascape and landscape artist who paints mainly New England scenes. There is an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 405-698-1951 or visit naaa-arthub.org. 
•​ The Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit at Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord) is on view now through Oct. 14. Visit themillbrookgallery.com.
•​ The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) has an exhibition, “Intimate Keepsakes: American Portrait Miniatures, A Gift From Charles A. Gilday,” featuring American portrait miniatures dating from the 1770s to the 1930s, on view now through Oct. 14. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17, free for children under age 13. There will be an ARTalk event related to the exhibition on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m., when the museum’s former director, Susan Strickler, will discuss the unique history of the miniatures and how the artists created them, and how they became part of the museum’s permanent collection. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144. 
•​ The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden’s (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord) 21st annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit is on display now through Oct. 14. The Fall Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, Sept. 6, and will remain on display through Dec. 24, with an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit themillbrookgallery.com or call 226-2045.
•​ Granite Town Gallery (42 South St., Milford) presents an exhibition featuring paintings and monotype prints by local artists Jessie Pollock, Evelien Bachrach and William C. Turner on view now through Oct. 15 with a reception on Friday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Visit granitetowngallery.com.
•​ The exhibition “Fahamu Pecou: DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance” is on view now through Oct. 21 at the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire (30 Academic Way, Durham). Fahamu Pecou is an Atlanta-based visual artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. There is a reception on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit unh.edu/moa. 
•​ New Hampshire Art Association member Michael Sterling has a photography exhibition, “Images of Canterbury,” on display now through October at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce (49 S. Main St., Suite 104, Concord). Call 224-2508 or visit nhartassociation.org.
 
Upcoming exhibits 
•​ Twiggs Gallery (254 King St., Boscawen) presents an exhibition, “Intertwined: Nature, Chaos, Hope…,” Sept. 8 through Oct. 28 with a gallery talk and artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. For the exhibition, artists created work based on the duality of nature, an exploration of the delicate fragility and the powerful forces of the natural world. Visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com or call 975-0015. 
•​ Main Street Art (75 Main St., Newfields) presents an exhibition, “The Beauty Around Us,” featuring work by the Seacoast Photographers Group, Sept. 14 through Oct. 12. An opening reception is on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit mainstreetart.org. 
•​ The 20th annual International Symposium at the Andres Institute of Art (98 Route 13, Brookline) takes place Sept. 15 through Oct. 6. Visitors will be able to meet the three sculptors and watch them work. Visit andresinstitute.org.
•​ The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) has an exhibition, “Ethan Murrow: Hauling,” opening Sept. 15. It will include two large-scale works on paper and a 52-foot-long scroll drawing animated by a kinetic sculpture, inspired by the history of the Manchester region and its people, with an emphasis on labor and collaboration. Museum admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17, free for children under age 13. Meet the artist at Currier After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6 to 9 p.m. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.
•​ Kelley Stelling Contemporary (221 Hanover St., Manchester) presents “Prelapsarian,” a solo exhibition by multimedia artist Annie Zverina, Sept. 27 through Oct. 27, with an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and an artist talk on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The exhibition features discrete pieces that challenge the semiotics of political power through the use of historical anecdotes. Visit kelleystellingcontemporary.com.
•​ The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) presents an Exhibition on Screen event on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring exclusive footage from the Museum of Modern Art in New York of the exhibition “Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs.” Call 436-2400 or visit themusichall.org. 
•​ LaBelle Winery presents two exhibitions at its art galleries, on view during October: “The Landscape Photography of Jeff Dachowski” at its Amherst location (345 Route 101), and “Unsettled Weather,” seascapes by Mark Johnson, at its Portsmouth location (104 Congress St.). Dachowski will give an artist talk, “Photographing the Landscape - The Joys and Challenges of Capturing Nature and Architecture,” in Amherst on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. There is a $5 cover charge to attend. Johnson will give an artist talk, “Seascape Painting,” in Portsmouth on Friday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. That talk is free to attend. Visit labellewinerynh.com. 
•​ The New Hampshire Institute of Art will present Monadnock Art’s Open Studio Preview exhibit from Oct. 3 through Oct. 28 at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough). The exhibit will contain work by 50 regional artists participating in Monadnock Art’s 23rd annual Open Studio Art Tour. There’s an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
•​ The League of NH Craftsmen (49 S. Main St., Concord) presents a gallery exhibition, “Head to Toe,” from Oct. 5 through Dec. 21, featuring wearable art, including clothing, jewelry and accessories. There is an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit nhcrafts.org.
•​ The Whitty Gallery at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis) presents a solo exhibition by Lyudmyla Mayorska Hoffman called “Vibrant Woodlands” Oct. 7 through Nov. 4, with an opening reception on Sunday, Oct. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Hoffman works primarily with acrylic, ink, and watercolor, but sometimes experiments with less traditional media, including coffee and collage. Visit wildsalamander.com. 
•​ The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester) presents an exhibition, “Myth and Faith in Renaissance Florence,” Oct. 13 through Jan. 21. It examines the sculpture of Montorsoli, a key member of Michelangelo’s circle, and is based on a newly acquired sculpture, “John the Baptist.” Museum admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors 65+, $10 for students, $5 for youth ages 13 through 17, free for children under age 13. The exhibition will be accompanied by two special events: a one-day symposium led by art history scholars about Renaissance Florence and the transformation of Italian sculpture in the 16th century on Saturday, Oct. 13, and a concert of Florentine songs, dance and virtuoso instrumental works by II Furioso on Sunday, Oct. 14. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.
•​ The New Hampshire Institute of Art presents an exhibition, “Edith Tuttle’s Capillary Action,” at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough) Nov. 9 through Dec. 21, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition is a survey of Tuttle’s journey into watercolor paper cutouts, which pay homage to Matisse and Calder through New England landscapes. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
•​ The New Hampshire Institute of Art presents an exhibition, “Home and Away,” at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough) Nov. 9 through Dec. 21, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. and an artist talk on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 5 p.m. It features the work of NHIA professors Erin Sweeney and Yoav Horesh, which explores the familiar and the foreign with prints, photographs and installations. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
•​ The New Hampshire Institute of Art presents an exhibition, “Kiernan Pazdar’s Privileged Information,” at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough) Nov. 9 through Dec. 21, with an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Pazdar, a textile artist-turned-painter, depicts everyday domestic situations against the backdrop of heavily patterned interiors. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313. 
 
THEATER
 
•​ The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) present Sexy Laundry, a comedy by Michele Riml, Thursday, Sept. 6, and Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $42. Visit peterboroughplayers.org. 
•​ The Winnipesaukee Playhouse (33 Footlight Circle, Meredith) presents Master Harold and the Boys on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $34. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. 
•​ The New Hampshire Theatre Project and RMJD Productions present The Bodines at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Sept. 7, and Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.
•​ Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) presents The Pavement Artist now through Sept. 16, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit playersring.org. 
•​ SideLight Productions presents Love/Sick at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Sept. 7 through Sept. 23, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
•​ The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) presents Beauty and the Beast Sept. 7 through Sept. 30, with showtimes on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., and an additional show on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
•​ The Peterborough Players (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) present The Dork Knight on Wednesday, Sept. 12, through Friday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $42. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org.
•​ ACT ONE performs a staged reading of Norm Foster’s comedy On a First Name Basis at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org. 
•​ The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents Avenue Q Sept. 14 through Sept. 30, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.
•​ Three women — a Muslim, a Jew and a Christian — share stories from their faith journey in the show Keeping Faith — Sisters of the Story, coming to the Capitol Center for the Arts ​(44 S. Main St., Concord) on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Visit ccanh.com.
•​ ACT ONE presents 2nd Act’s production of Lee Blessing’s drama Two Rooms at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Fridays, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays, Sept 22 and Sept. 29, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org. 
•​ Full Time Fools present The Treasure of the Cirque Fou at the Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) Sept. 21 through Oct. 7, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit playersring.org. 
•​ The Nashua Theatre Guild performs Warmth of the Cold on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre (14 Court St., Nashua). Visit nashuatheatreguild.org.
•​ Theatre KAPOW presents Translations, a play by Brian Friel, Sept. 28 through Oct. 6, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry). Visit tkapow.com.
•​ The International Institute of New England honors the contributions of refugees and immigrants through live storytelling with Suitcase Stories Live, featured at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Visit palacetheatre.org.
•​ ACT ONE presents True Tales Live at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org. 
•​ Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts presents Avenue Q (school edition) at Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.
•​ The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents Constellations at West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Thursday, Oct. 4, through Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.
•​ Catapult Shadow Dance performs at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
•​ Phylloxera Productions presents Invasion from Mars at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Oct. 5 through Oct. 21, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
•​ Meredith Baxter and Michael Gross of Family Ties star in A.R. Gurney’s play Love Letters at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Regular tickets cost $54.50. VIP tickets including a meet-and-greet cost $74.50. Visit palacetheatre.org.
•​ The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble performs at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
•​ The Community Players of Concord Children’s Theatre Project presents The Secret Garden on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Tickets cost $15. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org. 
•​ The Majestic Theatre presents Into the Woods Jr., at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for children. Visit majestictheatre.net.
•​ The Milford Area Players perform Death of a Salesman ​at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon St., Milford) Oct. 12 through Oct. 21, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit milfordareaplayers.org. 
•​ The Peacock Players will perform Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court ​St., Nashua) Oct. 12 through Oct. 21, with showtimes on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit peacockplayers.org. 
• Ailey II Dance performs at the Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35. Visit anselm.edu.
• Opera North presents Scalia/Ginsburg, a one-act comic opera, at the Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $35. Visit anselm.edu.
•​ New World Theatre presents Putting it Together: New Works at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
•​ The Pinkerton Players present Radium Girls at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 to $12. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
•​ The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) presents Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery Oct. 19 through Oct. 28, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $16 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.
•​ The Manchester Community Theatre Players perform Alice in Wonderland at the MCTP Theatre at the North End Montessori School (698 Beech St., Manchester) Oct. 19 through Oct. 28, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and $10 for students. Visit manchestercommunitytheatre.com.
•​ Evil Dead The Musical comes to the Rochester Opera House (32 N. Main St., Rochester) Oct. 19 through Oct. 31, with showtimes on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., and Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $26. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com.
•​ The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) presents Spamalot Oct. 19 through Nov. 10, with showtimes on Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., and an additional show on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $46 for adults. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
•​ The New Hampshire Theatre Project presents Granny D: The Power of One, a one-woman play by Dixie Tymitz, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.
•​ Friends! The Musical Parody comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts ​(44 S. Main St., Concord) on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $35. Visit ccanh.com.
•​ Monty Python’s Spamalot comes to the Capitol Center for the Arts ​(44 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 to $110. Visit ccanh.com.
•​ Absinthe and Opium Burlesque and Cabaret presents Lore, a journey through tales, ghost stories, urban legends and folklore, at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Thursday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
•​ Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts presents The Music Man Jr. at Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $15. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.
•​ Theatre Re presents The Nature of Forgetting at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
•​ The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Homegrown Series presents Absolutely Dead Nov. 1 through Nov. 11, with showtimes on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.
•​ New World Theatre presents When Colossus Falls at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Nov. 2 through Nov. 18, with showtimes on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
•​ Pontine Theatre (1 Plains Ave., Portsmouth) presents The Pill Hill Stories, a one-man show by storyteller and performer Jay O’Callahan, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $27. Visit pontine.org.
• The Anselmian Abbey Players perform Machinal at the Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) Thursday, Nov. 8, through Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16. Visit anselm.edu.
•​ The Actorsingers perform Pippin at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actorsingers.org. 
•​ The Peacock Players will perform Tuck Everlasting at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court ​St., Nashua) Nov. 9 through Nov. 18, with showtimes on Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit peacockplayers.org. 
•​ The Winnipesaukee Playhouse (33 Footlight Circle, Meredith) presents Mary’s Wedding Wednesday, Nov. 14, through Friday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $16 to $27. Visit winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org. 
•​ The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Red Light Series presents Santaland Diaries on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $20 to $25. Visit seacoastrep.org or call 433-4472.
•​ The Kids Coop Theatre performs Newsies ​at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17. Visit kids-coop-theatre.org. 
•​ The New Chinese Acrobats perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts ​(44 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $28 to $55. Visit ccanh.com.
•​ The Community Players of Concord presents Annie at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org. 
•​ Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach will be at the Rochester Opera House (32 N. Main St., Rochester) on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com.
•​ ​Lend Me a Theater presents Contempt of Court, an interactive comedy, on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St., Derry). More details and additional show dates are TBA. Visit lendmeatheater.com. 
•​ Storyteller Garrison Keillor performs at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $40.50 to $82.50. Visit palacetheatre.org.
•​ A Christmas Carol National Touring Company performs at the Rochester Opera House (32 N. Main St., Rochester) on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com.
 
Classical Music
 
•​ Symphony NH presents a free InTown Concert on Friday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). A string quartet will perform the music of Mozart, Mark O’Connor and The Beatles. Visit symphonynh.org.
•​ Manchester Community Music School presents a free concert, “View from the Shore,” featuring the original works of MCMS adult student James Tebbetts on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church (106 Lowell St., Manchester). Visit mcmusicschool.org. 
•​ Violinists Mark and Maggie O’Connor perform with Symphony NH on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua), and Sunday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Tickets cost $25 to $60. Visit symphonynh.org.
•​ The Concord Community Concerts Association presents “Intersection,” a night of classical, jazz, Latin, Broadway and film music and more at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20. Visit concordcommunityconcerts.org. 
•​ International pianist Paul Dykstra and the Great Bay Philharmonic Orchestra perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $38 to $54. Visit themusichall.org.
•​ Piccola Opera and Opera NH present New Hampshire Opera Idol 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Singers will compete for cash awards and performance contracts in front of a live audience. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. Visit operanh.org or piccolaopera.net. 
•​ “’S Wonderful and De-lovely,” an evening of George Gershwin and Cole Porter featuring vocalist Cat Faulkner, will be presented at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $28 to $38. Visit ccanh.com.
•​ Classical singer Renee Fleming performs at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $65 to $185. Visit themusichall.org.
•​ The Nashua Community Concert Association presents saxophone ensemble Five Sax at Nashua North High School (8 Titan Way, Nashua) on Monday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit nashuacommunityconcerts.org. 
•​ Dallas Brass performs classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway and more at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
•​ Opera New Hampshire presents “Arias and Aperitivo”​ on Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Nashua Country Club (25 Fairway St., Nashua). Enjoy an evening of live performance of arias from your favorite operas and an aperitivo, masquerade style. Tickets cost $40 to $50. Visit operanh.org.
•​ Alt-classical group Portland Cello Project present an homage to Radiohead at Capitol Center for the Arts ​(44 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $28 to $45. Visit ccanh.com.
•​ The NH Philharmonic presents “Simply Sibelius” featuring David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m. at the Seifert Performing Arts Center (44 Geremonty Drive, Salem). Tickets cost $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $8 for students. Visit nhphil.org.
•​ Symphony NH presents “The Music of John Williams,” on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua), and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Hear award-winning scores of Star Wars, Harry Potter, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park and more. Tickets cost $25 to $60. Visit symphonynh.org.
•​ The Concord Community Concerts Association presents Red Priest at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The British quartet performs the music of Vivaldi on period instruments. Visit concordcommunityconcerts.org. 
•​ The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra presents “Romantic Melodies,” featuring pianist and concerto competition winner Penny Brant, at Interlakes Community Auditorium (1 Laker Lane, Meredith) on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. Visit lrso.org. 
•​ Symphony NH presents “Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony” on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. at the Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua). Tickets cost $10 to $52 and are free for youth. Visit symphonynh.org.
•​ The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra presents “Copland, Mozart, Tchaikovsky” at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 3:30 p.m. Tickets cost $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and $12 for students. Visit themusichall.org. 
•​ The Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra performs at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
•​ The Howard Gospel Choir ​performs at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com.
•​ The Nashua Chamber Orchestra presents “Mozart, Marches and More” at Nashua Community College (505 Amherst St., Nashua) on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., and at the Milford Town Hall (1 Union Square, Milford) on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, military and college students, and free for children. Visit nco-music.org.
•​ The Granite State Choral Society presents “Shout Hallelujah: Songs of Joy and Praise” on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at First Church Congregational (63 S. Main St., Rochester) and Sunday, Nov. 18, at 3 p.m. at First Parish Church (218 Central Ave., Dover). Visit gschoralsociety.org. 
•​ ​The First Music Concert Series presents “Pops for Pipes IX,” featuring organist Stephen Hamilton, on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. at The First Church (1 Concord St., Nashua). Visit first-music.org. 
 
Books
 
• Keith O’Brien presents Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com) on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 5:30 p.m., and Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester, bookerymht.com) on Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.
• The Word Barn (66 Newfields Road, Exeter) welcomes poets Joan Houlihan and Martha Collins on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m., as part of its Silo Series. Visit thewordbarn.com. 
• Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) welcomes R.A. Salvatore presenting Timeless on Friday, Sept. 7, at 6 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Catherine Florio Pipas presents A Doctor’s Dozen: Twelve Strategies for Personal Health and a Culture of Wellness at the Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough, toadbooks.com) on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 p.m., and Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com) on Friday, Oct. 12, at 5:30 p.m.
• Ginger Johnson celebrates the launch of her book The Splintered Light at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. Visit waterstreetbooks.com. 
• Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) welcomes Gina Perry with her book Too Much! Not Enough! and Mark Hoffmann with his book Fruit Bowl on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Visit bookerymht.com.
• Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple present Monster Academy at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Ty Gagne discusses his latest book, Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova, at Rochester Public Library (65 S. Main St., Rochester) on Monday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. Visit rpl.lib.nh.us. 
• Michael Bruno, author of Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire’s Historical Roadside Markers, visits Smyth Public Library (55 High St., Candia) on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. Visit smythpl.org. 
• Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman present 12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Season of Redemption at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• The Ferguson Reading Series at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) features Michael Brosnan on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Visit waterstreetbooks.com.
• Poet Dudley Laufman will visit Robert Frost Farm (122 Rockingham Road, Derry) as part of its 2018 Hyla Brook Reading Series on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 6:30 p.m. Visit frostfarmpoetry.org/reading-series.
• Paula Munier will be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) presenting her book A Borrowing of Bones on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• The One Book One Manchester community reading program will have a book discussion for the featured book Exit West at the Manchester City Library (405 Pine St., Manchester) on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. Visit facebook.com/1BOOK1MHT.
• “Tiny Writes,” a reading featuring 23 local and regional poets, will be held at the Millspace (55 Main St., Newmarket) on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5 to 9 p.m. Email tinywritesnh@gmail.com.
• Maryann McFadden presents The Cemetery Keeper’s Wife at Barrington Public Library (105 Ramsdell Lane, Barrington) on Friday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. Visit barringtonlibrary.com. 
• Former New Hampshire Poet Laureate John Perrault performs ballads at Weare Town Hall (16 North Stark Highway, Weare) on Friday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Visit johnperrault.com.
• Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) welcomes Kevin McLellan with his book Ornitheology and January Gill O’Neil with her book Rewilding on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. Visit bookerymht.com.
• The Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough) welcomes Kim Makris on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. presenting her book Autoimmune Illness and Lyme Disease Recovery Guide: Mending the Body, Mind, and Spirit. Visit toadbooks.com.
• Vanessa Blakeslee presents Perfect Condition at Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough) on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. Visit toadbooks.com.
• Kasey Mathews presents her book Preemie: Lessons in Love, Life and Motherhood at Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library (7 Forest Road, Wilton, wiltonlibrarynh.org) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m., and her book A Mom’s Guide to Creating a Magical Life: 8 Steps to Feel Happier, Inspired and More Relaxed at Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough, toadbooks.com) on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. Visit. 
• Maureen Cavanagh presents her book If You Love Me: A Mother’s Journey Through Her Daughter’s Opioid Addiction at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 5:30 p.m., and at Toadstool Bookshop (614 Nashua St., Milford, toadbooks.com) on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. 
• Becky Field presents Different Roots, Common Dreams: New Hampshire’s Cultural Diversity at Pelham Public Library (24 Village Green, Pelham) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org. 
• Dan Szczesny is on tour with his latest book, The White Mountain: Rediscovering Mount Washington’s Hidden Culture. His stops include Rochester Public Library (65 S. Main St., Rochester) on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m.; Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library (7 Forest Road, Wilton) on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.; Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough) on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 1 p.m.; Toadstool Bookshop (614 Nashua St., Milford) on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m.; Dunbarton Public Library (1004 School St., Dunbarton) on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m.; Pembroke Town Library (313 Pembroke St., Pembroke) on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m.; Griffin Free Public Library (22 Hooksett Road, Auburn) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m.; Meredith Public Library (91 Main St., Meredith) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m.; North Hampton Library (237A Atlantic Ave., North Hampton) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 6:30 p.m.; Barnes & Noble (1741 S. Willow St., Manchester) on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.; Smyth Public Library (55 High St., Candia) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m.; and Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. Visit danszczesny.wordpress.com. 
• Brendan DuBois presents The Negotiator at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Visit waterstreetbooks.com.
• Joseph Olshan presents Black Diamond Fall at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Sarah Fawn Montgomery presents Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir at Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. Visit bookerymht.com.
• The Manchester City Library West Branch (76 S. Main St., Manchester) welcomes local author Terry Farish on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 3:30 p.m. for a storytime for all ages on the topic of cultural awareness. Farish will present the same program on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. at the library Main Branch (405 Pine St., Manchester). Visit manchesterlibrary.org.lee 
• Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) celebrates its annual Banned Book Night on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 7 p.m. A group of community members will read short passages from their favorite banned books, and the head of the New Hampshire chapter of the ACLU will share some thoughts on censorship, freedom and the written word. Visit waterstreetbooks.com.
• Julie Boardman presents Death in the White Mountains at Dover Public Library (73 Locust St., Dover, dover.nh.gov) on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m., and Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford, wadleighlibrary.org) on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m.
• Paul Durham presents his books The Luck Uglies and The Last Gargoyle at Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 6:30 p.m. Visit bookerymht.com.
• Wayne D. King presents Sacred Trust: A Vicarious, High Voltage Adventure to Stop a Private Powerline at Hall Memorial Library (18 Park St., Northfield) on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. Visit hallmemoriallibrary.org. 
• Lee Delfausse presents Snow Sanctuary at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Doris Kearns Goodwin will be at the Music Hall Historic Theatre (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. as part of its Writers on a New England Stage serimarciaes. She will present her new book Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Tickets cost $43.75 and include a copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400.
• Marcia Strykowski presents Roller Boy at Hampstead Public Library (9 Mary E. Clark Drive, Hampstead) on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit hampsteadlibrary.org. 
• Howard Mansfield presents The Habit of Turning the World Upside Down at Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough, toadbooks.com) on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m.; Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester, bookerymht.com) on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.; and Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com) on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m.
• The Nashua Reads program will have a book discussion of this year’s title, Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann, on Monday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). Visit nashualibrary.org. 
• Cindy Ross presents The World is Our Classroom at the Amherst Town Library (14 Main St., Amherst, amherstlibrary.org) on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., and Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford, wadleighlibrary.org) on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. 
• Ellen Alden visits Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., with her book Yours Faithfully, Florence Burke. Visit bookerymht.com.
• The Music Hall’s Writers in the Loft series will host Jill Lepore at The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Lepore will present her book These Truths: A History of the United States. The event includes an author presentation, Q&A, book signing and meet-and-greet. Tickets cost $54 and include a copy of the book and a bar beverage. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. 
• Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello presents Modern Bonds at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• The One Book One Manchester community reading program will have a book discussion for the featured book Exit West at the Manchester Community College library (1066 Front St., Manchester) on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Visit facebook.com/1BOOK1MHT. 
• Meredith Tate will be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) presenting her book Freedom Trials on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) welcomes Erin Callahan with her book The Art of Escaping, Amber Lynn Natusch with her book Dare You to Lie, and Meredith Tate with her book Freedom Trials on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 3 p.m. Visit bookerymht.com.
• Bernie Lambek presents Uncivil Liberties at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Eric Pinder visits Bookery Manchester (844 Elm St., Manchester) on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., with his books Counting Dino and The Perfect Pillow. Visit bookerymht.com.
• The New Hampshire Institute of Art (148 Concord St., Manchester) hosts its Storytelling Festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. The event will feature various forms of storytelling and will be emceed by NHPR’s Peter Biello. It’s free and open to the public. Visit nhia.edu. 
• Ben Macintyre will be at the The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. as part of its Writers in the Loft series. Macintyre will present his book The Spy and the Traitor. The event includes an author presentation, Q&A, book signing and meet-and-greet. Tickets cost $42 and include a copy of the book and a bar beverage. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. 
• Mark Parisi, creator of the Marty Pants series, visits the Amherst Town Library (14 Main St., Amherst) on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m. Visit amherstlibrary.org.
• Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) presents four poets who have recently published their first chapbooks on Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. The poets, Priscilla Turner Spada, Elizabeth S. Wolf, Paulette Demers and Sandra Thaxter, will read their work, interact with the audience, use ekphrastic writing prompts, and discuss their experiences in the publication process. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com. 
• Tom Haines presents Walking to the Sun: A Journey through America’s Energy Landscapes at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Hannah Fries presents Forest Bathing Retreat, at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) welcomes Josh Funk, presenting his book Mission Defrostable, on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) hosts “Beyond the Book: An Evening with David Grann” on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Grann is the author of the 2018 Nashua Reads book Killers of the Flower Moon. Tickets cost $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Visit mktix.com/npl.
• Margaret Porter presents Beautiful Invention: A Novel of Hedy Lamarr at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) welcomes Andre Dubus III on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. as part of its Writers in the Loft series. He will present his book Gone So Long. The event includes an author presentation, Q&A, book signing and meet-and-greet. Tickets cost $42 and include a copy of the book and a bar beverage. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400. 
• Anthony Sammarco presents The History of Jordan Marsh: New England’s Largest Store at Wadleigh Memorial Library (49 Nashua St., Milford) on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Visit wadleighlibrary.org. 
• Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) welcomes Archer Mayor presenting Bury the Lead on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• The Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) hosts a New Hampshire Writers’ Project Reading on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 6:30 p.m. Actors will read from works in progress by three NHWP authors, and the audience will offer feedback. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com or call 715-2315. 
• Astronaut and author Scott Kelly will be at the Music Hall Historic Theatre (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. as part of its Innovation + Leadership Series. Kelly will present his book Infinite Wonder: An Astronaut’s Photographs from a Year in Space. Tickets cost $13.75, and purchase of the book for $40 is required. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400.
• The Music Hall Historic Theatre (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) welcomes Lee Child on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. as part of its Writers on a New England Stage series. Child will present his book, Past Tense: A Jack Reacher Novel. Tickets cost $13.75, and purchase of the book for $28.99 is required. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400.
• Kevin Goodan presents Anaphora at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com.
• Author and humorist Tim Caverly visits Tucker Free Library (31 Western Ave., Henniker) on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Visit tuckerfreelibrary.org. 

Film

Festivals 
• The ConcordTV Youth Video Camp Film Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 10 a.m. at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org). Youth Video Campers ages 8 through 14 created more than 25 short films, which will be shown on the big screen. The event includes live interviews on the red carpet and Creative Achievement Awards in many categories including Audience Choice, which will be decided by the audience’s vote. Tickets are a $5 donation; kids age 14 and under are admitted free. 
• Nine films that debuted at the 45th Telluride Film Festival in Colorado will be screened at The Music Hall’s (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) 20th annual Telluride by the Sea​ three-day film festival happening Friday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Sept. 16. Tickets cost $20 per film, or a weekend pass can be purchased for $100. Visit themusichall.org.
• Film lovers will vote for their favorite short films in the 21st annual Manhattan Short Film Festival, screening in more than 350 cinemas around the world. In New Hampshire, the films are playing at New Hampshire Technical Institute’s (31 College Drive, Concord) Sweeney Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Visit msfilmfest.com. 
• The SNOB Film Festival​ takes place Thursday, Nov. 8, through Sunday, Nov. 11, with independent film screenings, craft beer events and live music held at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) and other Concord locations. More information is TBA at snobfilmfestival.com.
 
Special screenings 
• The Strand Ballroom (20 Third St., Dover, 343-1899, thestrandballroom.com) features Phantom of the Opera (1925) on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) features a Cult Classics series on select Thursdays at 8 p.m. Hooksett screenings include Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Sept. 6), Dead Alive (Oct. 4) and Ninja Scroll (Nov. 1). Merrimack screenings include Footloose (Sept. 20), Night of the Living Dead (Oct. 18) and The Evil Dead (Nov. 15). Portsmouth screenings include The Lost Boys (Sept. 27) and Friday the 13th (Oct. 25). 
• Strawbery Banke Museum with Community Partners presents “Becoming American,” a six-part documentary film and discussion series at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth) September through November. The series will focus on immigration issues against the backdrop of the immigration history of the United States. Featured films include New York: A Documentary Film (Episode 4, The Power and the People) and The Jewish Americans (Episode 2, A World of Their Own) on Thursday, Sept. 6; Welcome to Shelbyville on Thursday, Sept. 27; The New Americans on Thursday, Oct. 4; Destination America on Thursday, Oct. 18; Between Two Worlds on Wednesday, Nov. 7; and The Search of General Tso on Thursday, Nov. 15. Events start at 7 p.m. They are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Visit 3sarts.org. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) and Regal Fox Run Stadium (45 Gosling Road, Newington, 431-6116, regmovies.com) feature a Fathom Events series that includes screenings of pre-recorded concerts, world-class opera, sporting events, comedy acts, original programming and more. See theater websites for upcoming shows. 
• The Strand Ballroom (20 Third St., Dover, 343-1899, thestrandballroom.com) features Pulp Fiction (R, 1994) on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $5. 
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) offers a Bring Your Own Baby (BYOB) Series, featuring films in a more lighted theater and with a lower volume so that parents can tend to their babies’ needs. Attendees will choose the film as a group. The series runs on one Wednesday and Saturday monthly, at 10 a.m.; upcoming dates are Sept. 8, Oct. 10, Oct. 13, Nov. 14 and Nov. 17. Tickets cost $9 for adults, and babies are admitted free. 
• The Strand Ballroom (20 Third St., Dover, 343-1899, thestrandballroom.com) features Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $5. 
• The River Street Theatre (6 River St., Jaffrey, 532-8888, theparktheatre.org) features a screening of The Royal Ballet’s production of Swan Lake on Sunday, Sept. 9, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m.
• Regal Fox Run Stadium (45 Gosling Road, Newington, 431-6116, regmovies.com) features a Turner Classic Movies series on select Sundays and Wednesdays at 2 and 7 p.m. Screenings include The Sound of Music (Sept. 9 and Sept. 12), Rebel Without a Cause (Sept. 23 and Sept. 26) and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Oct. 14 and Oct. 17). 
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) shows the film Burned (NR, 2017) on Monday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. as part of the Burned Barnstorming Tour, a nationwide grassroots campaign to expose the biomass energy industry’s destructive forest, energy and climate practices. There will be a post-film discussion with filmmaker Chris Hardee and film subject, forest activist and author Jamie Sayen. Tickets cost $10. 
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) features a 50th anniversary screening of Funny Girl (G, 1968) on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $13. 
• Regal Fox Run Stadium (45 Gosling Road, Newington, 431-6116, regmovies.com) features anniversary screenings of classic and popular movies, including Jurassic Park (Sunday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m., and Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m.), Bullitt (Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m., and Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 2 and 7 p.m.), Twilight (Sunday, Oct. 21, and Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2 and 7 p.m.) and Die Hard (Sunday, Nov. 11, and Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 and 7 p.m.). 
• The Flying Monkey (39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com) presents a community screening of 12 Strong (R, 2018) with special guest Ret. General Donald Bolduc on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. 
• The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) features a Great Westerns series that includes screenings of The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (R, 2005) on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m., The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (R, 1966) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m., and Unforgiven (R, 1992) on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $15. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-462, cinemagicmovies.com) presents an Anime Night screening of The Red Turtle (2016, English dubbed) on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. 
• The River Street Theatre (6 River St., Jaffrey, 532-8888, theparktheatre.org) features An American in Paris - The Musical (2018) on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $13 for seniors, military, students and teachers. The film will also be shown at the Music Hall (Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15. 
• Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) will feature Sensory & Family Friendly Showings of The House with a Clock in Its Walls on Saturday, Sept. 22, and Smallfoot on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10 a.m. 
• The Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) will show two films as part of its Nashua Reads program: J. Edgar (R, 2011) on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m., and The Lost City of Z (PG-13, 2016) on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. Visit nashualibrary.org.
• The Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com) features a National Theatre Live series with screenings on select Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Fall screenings include Julie (Sept. 25), King Lear (Oct. 16) and Frankenstein (Oct. 30). Regal Fox Run Stadium (45 Gosling Road, Newington, 431-6116, regmovies.com) will also show King Lear on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., and Frankenstein on Mondays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) will show Julie on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. Tickets for the Music Hall show cost $19 for adults and $15 for teens (film not suitable for children under age 15).
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) presents The Future of Nature Film Series, featuring films that deal with environmental issues, plus a talk with local experts about how the themes affect New Hampshire. Screenings include The Million Dollar Duck on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and Sacred Cod on Wednesday, Oct. 24. Tickets cost $5. 
• The Music Hall (Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) features Bad Reputation: A Joan Jett Documentary (2018) on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12. 
• 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 766-3330, 3sarts.org) features Skate Kitchen (R, 2018) on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $10. 
• The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, wiltontownhalltheatre.com) will show the silent film Chicago (1927) on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 4:30 p.m., and the silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4:30 p.m. Both films will feature live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis. The events are free, but donations are accepted.
• A Metropolitan Opera series starts in October at several locations, including Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com), The Music Hall (Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org), Cinemagic Theaters (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788; cinemagicmovies.com) and Regal Fox Run Stadium (45 Gosling Road, Newington, 431-6116, regmovies.com). The series includes Aida, Samson et Dalila, La Fanciulla del West and Marnie. See theater websites for showtimes. 
• The Strand Ballroom (20 Third St., Dover, 343-1899, thestrandballroom.com) features Hocus Pocus (PG, 1993) on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets cost $5. 
• The Music Hall (Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) features the documentary Living in the Future’s Past (2018) on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $9 for seniors, students and military. 
• The Music Hall (Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) features 1928 silent film The Man Who Laughs on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $13. 
• The Flying Monkey (39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com) will show the silent film Wings (1927) on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., featuring live music by Jeff Rapsis. Tickets cost $10.
• Baháꞌí Communities of the Seacoast present the documentary The Gate: Dawn of the Baháꞌí Faith at the The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10. 
• Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) will show Wings (1927) on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. as part of its Silent Film Series featuring live music by Jeff Rapsis. Tickets cost $12. 
• Teton Gravity Research premieres its new ski and snowboard film, Far Out, presented by REI, at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) on Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $17 in advance, $10 for viewers age 16 and under, and $20 the day of the showing. 
• Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Face of Winter (2018) at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org) on Monday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 20, and Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets cost $23.50. 
 
Nature and outdoors
 
• Celebrate the insect world with the Caterpillar Lab on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). The lab will showcase dozens of caterpillar species. Cost is $8 per family in advance and $10 at the door. Visit amoskeagfishways.org, or get more details on p. 41.
• Check out nature classes for kids during the Wee Wonders series every other Wednesday starting Sept. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). Children ages 4 to 6 will enjoy hands-on activities, songs, crafts, stories and outdoor discovery time. Topics will include dragonflies, bats, spiders, fishers, birds, bears and more. Parents are required to stay and encouraged to participate. Please dress to be outside and wear appropriate footwear. Cost is $15 for each child-and-parent pair. Visit nhaudubon.org 
• Learn about a variety of topics with Junior Explorers classes every other Wednesday starting on Sept. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). The classes will focus on topics like biodiversity, living and nonliving organisms, soil and plants and more. Cost is $15 for each child-and-parent pair. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Learn incredible details about the monarch butterflies on Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). The talk will cover the butterflies’ life-cycle, their amazing migration, the reason for their decline and what we can do about it. You will see how monarchs are tagged for research and find out how to start your own milkweed patch and butterfly habitat. This is a hands-on presentation and may include a rearing tent with live caterpillars and chrysalises. Cost is $7 per person. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Enjoy fun nature programs for all ages with the Saturday Nature Seekers series on Saturdays throughout the summer from 11 a.m. to noon at Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). Topics include bears, turkey vultures, owls and more. No registration required, and $5 donation is encouraged. Visit amoskeagfishways.org.
• Discover how to tell your direction on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Nature Discovery Center (18 Highlawn Road, Warner). Learn how our ancestors learned to find their way using what nature provides, including the sun, moon, stars and magnetism (compass). Bring your lunch and enjoy a free visit to the center following the workshop. Open to kids ages 11 and up as well as adults. Cost is $20 per person, and pre-registration is required. Visit ndcnh.org. 
• Set sail on the fall pelagic harbor tour on Monday, Sept. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. out of Rye Harbor (1730 Ocean Boulevard, Rye). Past trips have sailed through Massachusetts and Maine water and have offered chances to see interesting birds along the way. Cost is $75 per person, and pre-registration is required. Visit seacoastchapter.org. 
• Join naturalist Denise Turcotte for a Fall Equinox Walk on Friday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). The trek will be a reflective walk through the fields, to the pond, into the woods and out to Blueberry Point overlooking Massabesic Lake. Take time to be with falling leaves in their beauty, look for other signs of fall, trees and shrubs in this time of transition and letting go, and other gifts of nature. This event is for adults only, and pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 per person. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Enjoy a nature walk on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon at Elm Brook Park (2097 Maple St., Hopkinton). Learn why the park is a great place to study fall migrants in a variety of habitats, including Elm Brook Lake, Sparrow Corner and Dendroica Alley. This is a free event, though there is a $5 entry fee per vehicle. Contact Jane Hills at jhbird@myfairpoint.net.
• Enjoy forests, fields and snacks on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). The trip will delve into the mysteries of migration and the amazing adaptations birds and animals utilize in this busy season. There will also be savory hot chocolate and hearty trail mix available as the group walks through the beautiful Massabesic sanctuary trails. Cost is $15 per person, and pre-registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Watch a special raptor send-off of a rehabilitated migratory bird of prey on Saturday, Sept. 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Miller State Park (13 Miller Park Road, Peterborough). This annual event is timed to coincide with the peak of the broad-winged hawk migration, so bring your binoculars and hope to witness a spectacle. International Hawk Migration Week festivities will occur all day long, followed by the raptor release at 3 p.m. at the raptor observatory. Entry fees for Miller Park are $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children ages 5 and under and New Hampshire residents 65 and older. The event itself is free. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Look for warblers and other fall migrating birds on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. just beyond Webster Elementary School (936 Battle St., Webster). Spend the morning in a variety of habitats to go where the birds are, starting with Webster’s well-known Knight’s Meadow Marsh Road. The walk will stretch a mile or two on roads and easy trails. This is a free event. Contact Bob Quinn at raqbirds@aol.com. 
• Learn about the dragonfly life cycle and species on Thursday, Sept. 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). This program provides an overview of the biology and ecology of dragonflies and damselflies, from their amazing life cycle and reproductive behavior to their incredible diversity. It also highlights a few of the state’s notable species and their stories, and closes with some results from the “New Hampshire Dragonfly Survey,” a five-year volunteer-based project that documented the distribution of these insects across the state. Cost is $12 per person, and pre-registration is required. Contact Pam Hunt at biodiva@myfairpoint.net. 
• Come “visit” Trinidad and Tobago with a lecture and photos of tropical birds on Friday, Sept. 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Bob Quinn and Becky Suomala will introduce attendees to some of the wonders of a birding trip, including colorful and beautiful butterflies, plants and birds. This is a free event. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Search for a variety of sparrows in the gardens on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. at the Concord Community Gardens (off Clinton Street in Concord). Fourteen species of sparrows have been seen here, more than any single location in the state. This is a free event. Contact Zeke Cornell at zekecornell@gmail.com.
• Head out on an adventure treasure hunt on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Children ages 10 and over will use the tools of great treasure hunters of the past, a map and compass, to find the treasure. An Audubon naturalist will teach all the basic map and compass skills needed for this activity. Parents must accompany minors. Visit nhaudubon.org. 
• Learn about gulls on the coast of New Hampshire on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). The Gulls of Appledore research project is a long term study of herring gulls and great black-backed gulls on Appledore Island, part of the Isles of Shoals archipelago in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn about their diets, reproductive successes and failures, tendency to stay with or divorce a mate and even the accuracy with which they defecate on human observers. This is a free event. Visit nashualibrary.org. 
• Join fellow birders and hawk watchers for the annual “Big Sit” bird count event on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 8 a.m to 4 p.m. at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Miller State Park (13 Miller Park Road, Peterborough). Attendees will tally all bird species viewed from the observatory. Bring binoculars, a field guide and food and drink. Entry fees for Miller Park are $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 6 to 11 and free for children ages 5 and under and New Hampshire residents 65 and older. The event itself is free. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Explore an old colonial settlement on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Monson Center Reservation (498 Federal Hill Road, Milford). Join Dave Butler for a moderately easy exploration of the reservation, an early settlement that existed from 1737 to 1770. Use old roads and trails to visit original cellar holes, which have signs that describe the people who once lived there. Expect to hike three miles round trip along rolling terrain. Contact David Butler at davidlbutler@comcast.net. 
• Prepare for a Halloween-themed walk and activities on Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Follow an enchanted trail into the nighttime forest and encounter larger-than-life creatures, plants and characters as they perform skits about mysterious activities in nature. Then gather around a campfire for engaging stories. Early tours are during the daylight; later tours are on dark trails in the woods, illuminated by real jack-o’-lanterns. The trail tour lasts about an hour, but plan to allow at least 30 minutes before and/or after to enjoy indoor activities, live animals, face painting, seasonal games, raffle and refreshments. This is a family-friendly event for kids ages 4 and up as well as adults. It is not intended to be scary. Scout and youth groups are also invited. Cost is $10 per person and $140 for groups of 15 people or more. Pre-registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org or contact Ruth Smith at rsmith@nhaudubon.org. 
• Hear the truth behind some weird and wild animal stories on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). What strange tales have you heard about bats and toads? Do snakes hypnotize their prey? Can owls spin their head around 360 degrees? Join the Audubon staff as they bust some myths about wildlife in the Granite State. Cost is $9 per person or $20 for families. Pre-registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Search for animals at Horseshoe Pond on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7 to 10 a.m. Meet at the end of Commercial Street at Horseshoe Pond in Concord. Wood duck, pied-billed grebe and green-winged teal were all present last fall. Keep your eyes peeled for passing raptors and late-season songbirds, too. This is a free event. Contact Amanda Kallenbach at amanda.kallenbach@gmail.com. 
• Attend a day-long beekeeping symposium on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Discuss interactions between native plants and pollinators and learn how to combat the pollinator crisis through panels and workshops led by specialists in the field. This event is presented by the New England Wildflower Society. Cost is $85, and pre-registration is required. Visit newenglandwild.org. 
• Birders of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the annual Concord November birding challenge on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, throughout Concord. Birding is usually more intense on Saturday morning and is followed by a group lunch. Afternoon and Sunday birding are a little more low-key and generally involve visiting unchecked areas and seeking unseen species. This is a free event, and pre-registration is required. Contact Pam Hunt at biodiva@myfairpoint.net.
• Celebrate fall with an Autumn adventures family program on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). Find out what our native wildlife is doing to prepare for the coming cold. The program will feature demos with live animals and discussions of their winter survival strategies. Then head to the woods to look at how plants, trees and squirrels are getting ready to adapt to winter. Cost is $10 per person and $25 for families. Pre-registration is required. Visit nhaudubon.org.
• Revisit the traditions of a fishing village along the Merrimack River on Friday, Nov. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). Children ages 6 and up will be taken back to the days when the Amoskeag Falls was the site of large Penacook fishing villages. The program naturalist helps students explore the everyday world of the Penacook people, interpret artifacts, play games and examine natural materials necessary to life long ago. Cost is $5 per child, and pre-registration is required. Visit amoskeagfishways.org. 
• Set your eyes on owls on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Amoskeag Fishways Learning & Visitors Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). There will be three presentations, held from 10 to 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. Learn all about New Hampshire owls, what they look like and where they might be found. Best of all, there will be live owls on site so kids can see these birds of the night close up. The first two 45-minute classes will cost $7 per person, while the last hour-long program will cost $10 per person. Kids ages 2 and under are free. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited. Visit amoskeagfishways.org.
• Learn about raptor migration monitoring on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m at the Audubon McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Julie Brown of the Hawk Migration Association of North America will discuss migration as a whole, why hawks are counted during fall migration season and what New Hampshire has contributed to the current status of raptor species. Cost is $7 per person. Visit nhaudubon.org.
 
Runs
 
• Raise money for colon cancer and Get Your Rear in Gear on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 9 a.m. at Gould Hill Farm (656 Gould Hill Road, Contoocook). Before the 5K, there will be a kids’ fun run. Enjoy post-run refreshments, shirts for all participants and marathon-quality medals for age group winners. Packet pick-up is available on Friday, Sept. 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Runner’s Alley (142 N. Main St., Concord). Registration will start at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race. Cost is $25 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under as well as kids 10 and under participating in the fun run. Prices increase to $35 and $15 on race day. Contact Christie Lockhart at christie@coloncancercoalition.org. 
• Get ready for the Run to Fall 5K on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood). Runners of all skill levels can enjoy an all-trail course with a 5K race, a 2.5K walk and a 400-meter kids’ fun run. Stick around afterward for awards, prizes and food. Cash awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers and the masters winners, and specialized coffee mugs will be given to the male and female winner in each age group. Cost is $22 per person. Registration will be held from 8 to 9:45 a.m. Visit runtofall5k.com. 
• Strike back against cancer at Erica’s 5k Run/Walk & Kids 1K Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 15, after 9 a.m. starting at Merrimack High School (36 McElwain St., Merrimack). The 5K Run is a 3.1-mile flat course beginning at Merrimack High School with three loops starting on McElwain Drive to Baboosic Lake Road to O’Gara Drive. The Kids 1K Fun Run is a straight 1K run, up and back on a portion of O’Gara Drive. Parents are welcome to run along with their young children. Prizes will be awarded immediately after the race. There will also be a raffle, local vendors, music and refreshments throughout the morning. Cost is $25 per person for the 5K and $20 for kids ages 10 and under participating in the fun run. Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, Spet. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Strikeback Dynamic Defense Systems (458 DW Highway, Merrimack), as well as 7:30 a.m. on race day. Visit ericasrun.com. 
• Stay up late for the Joe English Twilight Challenge on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 5 p.m. at Freestyle Farm (188 Mack Hill Road, Amherst). This evening/night trail run consists of a marathon, a half-marathon and a six-hour ultra-marathon. The marathon and half-marathon may be run individually or by relay teams on a 2.62-mile loop The six-hour ultra-marathon begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Ultra participants run the 2.62-mile loop continuously for six hours. The event is set within trails around a 50-acre pond marked with fluorescent light sticks, ground flags and signal fires. Cost is $40 until Wednesday, Sept. 19, and $45 on the day of the race. Packet pick-up starts at 3:30 p.m. Visit joe-english.org. 
• Run for our furry friends at the annual Miles for Mutts 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 9:30 a.m. at Mine Falls Park (24 Stadium Drive, Nashua). Proceeds will benefit the Animal Rescue Network of New England. There will be prizes and giveaways, and the event will be pet- and stroller-friendly. Cost is $30 per person. Registration starts at 8 a.m. in the park. Visit facebook.com/ARNNEpets or contact arnne5k@gmail.com. 
• Prepare for the Northeast Delta Dental Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 9 a.m. starting at New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1122 Route 106, Loudon). A unique point-to-point course starts at the speedway and runs scenic country roads to finish at the New Hampshire Statehouse (107 N. Main St., Concord). After the race, head to the Statehouse to enjoy live music and refreshments. Awards will be given to the top three male and female runners in each age group and the top three overall performers. Price is $80 until Sunday, Sept. 9; $90 from Saturday, Sept. 10, until Friday, Oct. 6; and $100 on race day. Registration is available from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on race day at the speedway. Visit millenniumrunning.com. 
• Enjoy a beautiful 10-mile road race through Concord with the Granite State 10 Miler on Sunday, Oct. 21, starting at 9 a.m. at NHTI (31 College Drive, Concord). One of Concord’s oldest running race events, the race attracts hundreds of racers to run along quiet country roads. Entry fee is $35, and race-day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. All proceeds and donations will support the Boys & Girls Club of Central New Hampshire and the NHTI cross-country team. Visit gs10miler.com. 
• Work to qualify for the Boston Marathon with the Loco Half & Full Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8 a.m. at Rockingham Ballroom (22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket). The marathon offers runners a scenic 13.1-mile loop course along winding country roads through Newmarket, Lee, Epping and Newfields. Half-marathoners run one loop, while marathoners run two. Following the race, runners can enjoy a free party at the Rockingham Ballroom featuring food and craft beer from Smuttynose Brewing Co. Cost is $99 for the full-marathon and $79 for the half-marathon through Wednesday, Oct. 24. Packet pick-up starts at 6:30 a.m. the day of the race. Visit locomarathon.com. 
• Prepare for the state’s largest marathon, the Manchester City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 8:50 a.m. outside the SNHU Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester). Run on an out-and-back loop through the historic downtown mill district with scenic views of the banks of the Merrimack River and areas like Livingston Park and Derryfield Park. The marathon finish line is on Elm Street in front of Veterans Park (799 Elm St., Manchester). Runners will enjoy post-race refreshments as well as beer from Shipyard Brewing Co. Medals will be distributed at the finish line to all marathoners, half-marathoners and relay teams. Cash awards are given to the top three men and women in the marathon. Awards will be given to the top three male and female in each age group. Cost is $110 per person for the marathon and $95 for the half-marathon. Packet pick-up is available from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. in Veterans Park. Visit millenniumrunning.com/marathon#details. 
• Enjoy the beauty of the seacoast with the Seacoast Half Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 11, starting at 8 a.m. for walkers and 8:30 a.m. for runners at Portsmouth High School (50 Andrew Jarvis Drive, Portsmouth). Racers will run through the salt marsh in Portsmouth and along the rugged Atlantic coast in Rye, as well as through the scenic and historic village of New Castle. All racers receive long-sleeve tech race shirts and medals when they cross the finish line. There are great post-race eats, and cash and merchandise awards for overall and age group winners. Entry fee is $75, and all proceeds will benefit the Birchtree Center in Newington, which supports children and youth with autism. Visit seacoasthalfmarathon.com. 
• Run the Dover Turkey Trot on Thursday, Nov. 22, starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Dover playing fields (1 Shaws Lane, Dover). This 5K race is designed for runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. Prizes will be awarded for overall first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers, as well as in each age group. Entry fees cost is $20 and $10 for kids in fourth grade or younger. Both prices increase by $5 on race day. Visit doverturkeytrot.com. 
• Start your Thanksgiving morning off right with the Exeter Run Club’s annual Thanks for Giving 5K on Thursday, Nov. 22, at 8:30 a.m. starting at the Talbot Gymnasium (40 Linden St., Exeter). Over 700 participants will travel through Exeter on a flat and fast course. Proceeds will benefit End 68 Hours of Hunger. Cost is $25 per person and $60 for a family. Prices increase to $30 and $70 after Tuesday, Oct. 23, and to $35 and $80 on race day. Registration starts at 7 a.m. on race day at the gymnasium. Visit exeterrunclub.com.
 
Live Music
 
• See Peter Wolf and the Midnight Travelers at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $65.
• Dayna Kurtz performs at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
• See Alison Krauss at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.75.
• Soul artist Rev. Sekou performs at The Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26.
• Catch Dana Fuchs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $30.
• The Grammy Award-winning Robert Cray Band will take the stage at The Historic Music Hall on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $38.
• See singer-songwriter Will Dailey at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
• Jazz singer Veronica Swift performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free (limit of four per patron).
• Rock group Blackberry Smoke performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $34.50.
• Italian-American crooner Sal “The Voice” Valentinetti performs at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40.50 to $74.50.
• See Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at The Music Hall Loft on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
• Rock ’n’ roll legends Jefferson Starship will take the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $55.
• See Ziggy Marley at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42.
• Vocalist and songwriter Ani DiFranco performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45.
• See The Magpie Salute at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $26.
• Catch Soulsha at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
• See Wendee Glick & Friends at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
• Former Deep Purple singer and bassist Glenn Hughes performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 to $65.
• Catch Michael McDonald at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $100 to $140.
• Good Morning Bedlam perform at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 9:15 p.m. Admission is free.
• See Rodney Crowell at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
• The Bee Gees tribute band Stayin’ Alive take the stage at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29.50 to $39.50.
• Ana Popovic performs at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.
• Hard rockers Seether and Poison will perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.
• Acclaimed singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau will take the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
• Singer-songwriter Don McLean will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $55 to $78.
• Ratt performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $29.
• Country singer Thomas Rhett will make a stop at the SNHU Arena on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. as part of his “Life Changes” tour. Tickets start at $125.
• Queen tribute band Almost Queen takes the stage at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
• See the Henhouse Prowlers at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
• World-renowned singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nils Lofgren will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $70.
• See Celtic Thunder X at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $52.50.
• Music icons Three Dog Night perform at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.50.
• Pianist and composer Bill Laurance will perform at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $22 at the door.
• Scotty McCreery takes the stage at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $19.
• Catch Herman’s Hermits at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $52 to $67.
• See Frank Turner at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $27.
• Country folk vocalist Lucy Kaplansky performs at The Music Hall Loft on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
• See Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55.
• See folk artists Le Vent du Nord at the Dana Center for the Humanities at St. Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $35
• See Kaleo at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $50.
• Catch The Western Den at The Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.
• See Tas Cru at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door.
• Matt Savage’s Groove Experiment performs at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 at the door.
• Grammy Award-winning artist Dwight Yoakam performs at The Historic Music Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $62 to $90.
• Contemporary adult alternative Marc Cohn, known for his 1991 smash hit “Walking in Memphis,” takes the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55.
• Don’t miss A Tribute to Sir Elton John at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29 to $49.
• Catch Jimmie Vaughan at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $45.
• Punk rock group Social Distortion takes the stage at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $37.
• Catch singer-songwriter Josh Ritter at the Palace Theatre on Friday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40.50 to $65.50.
• See Madeleine Peyroux at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $55 to $75.
• See Tom Rush at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
• Eric Hutchinson and the Believers will take the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. as part of their Modern Happiness tour. Tickets are $35.
• See Thievery Corporation at The Historic Music Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $49 to $75.
• Don’t miss Sail On: The Beach Boys tribute at the Palace Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.
• See John Waite at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
• Catch JJ Grey at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
• See The English Beat at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
• Hear The Music of Cream at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25.
• See Kick: The INXS Experience at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
• Platinum-selling singer-songwriter Brett Eldredge will perform at the SNHU Arena on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.
• Catch Jonny Lang at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance House on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.
• See Pink Martini at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50.
• Hard rockers Buckcherry will take the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $65.
• See Funky Feat at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.
• See drummer Carl Palmer of the band Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $50.
• Guitarist and vocalist John Lodge of The Moody Blues takes the stage at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.
• See Fleetwood Mac tribute group Rumours of Fleetwood Mac at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15.
• Guitarist Martin Barre of the rock band Jethro Tull will appear at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.
• Catch guitarist Livingston Taylor at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
• Kingdom Come is on its 30th anniversary tour and will make a stop at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. to perform its 1988 debut record in its entirety. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
• Acclaimed vocalist Renee Fleming will perform at The Historic Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to $185.
• Don’t miss The Wailers at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45.
• Catch Who’s Bad: The Michael Jackson Experience at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.
• See guitarist Billy Gibbons of the legendary rock group ZZ Top at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $73.50 to $93.50.
• The Lone Bellow will take the stage at The Historic Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $35.
• See the Portland Cello Project at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $28 to $45.
• Postmodern Jukebox will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $34.50.
• Mike Girard’s Big Swinging Thing will take the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
• See Americana singer David Bromberg at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
• Folk pianist George Winston performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $60.
• See Live Dead & Riders ‘69 at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
• Jonathan Edwards will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
• Catch Hollywood Nights: A Bob Seger Experience at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35.
• See Blue Oyster Cult at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
• The Wood Brothers will appear at The Historic Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45.
• Southern rockers the Charlie Daniels Band perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $39.50 to $69.50.
• Singer-songwriter Edwin McCain, known for his late ‘90s hits “I’ll Be” and “I Could Not Ask for More,” performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45.
• Don’t miss Dweezil Zappa at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center at Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50.
• Guitar virtuoso Willy Porter will perform at The Music Hall Loft on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.
• Grammy Award-winner Stephen Marley, the second son of the legendary Bob Marley, performs at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $38.
• See blues singer Boz Scaggs at The Historic Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $66 to $102.
• Alan Doyle will take the stage at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32.
• Don’t miss Big Head Todd and the Monsters at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $70.
• See Keller Williams’ PettyGrass at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $35.
• Mad Dogs Unchained: The Ultimate Joe Cocker Experience is at the Dana Center for the Humanities at St. Anselm College (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
• Multi-platinum artist Joe Nichols performs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $65.
 
COMEDY
 
• See comedian Bob Marley at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $32.50.
• Award-winning Comedy Central star Brent Weinbach will perform at The Music Hall Loft on Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.
• Carl Yard takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 8, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• Tupelo Music Hall will host a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Friday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. featuring Corey Rodrigues and Andrea Henry. Tickets are $18.
• Catch Mike Donovan at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• Comedic legend Lewis Black will perform at The Historic Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $58 to $69.
• See Stephanie Peters at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• See Pat Oats at the Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• Comedy veteran Anthony Jeselnik performs at The Historic Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $36.
• Steve Guilmette will take the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• Critically acclaimed comedian and voice actor Gilbert Gottfried will perform at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
• Brian Glowacki will take the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• Comedic actor David Spade will appear at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. Call the box office or visit the website for ticket prices.
• Catch Juston McKinney at The Palace Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $29.50.
• Tupelo Music Hall will host a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Friday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. featuring Kenny Rogerson and Steve Scarfo. Tickets are $18.
• See Jim Breuer at The Palace Theatre on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35.50 to $60.50.
• Bob Marley takes the stage again, this time at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $32.50.
• Comedy Central veteran Will Noonan will perform at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• See Jay Larson at The Music Hall Loft on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20.
• Catch Pat Oats at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. 





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