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Heather Pierson Quartet. Courtesy photo.




Better than a movie

Check out these shows happening on and around Valentine’s Day.
 
Comedy
Mike Koutrobis
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 9 p.m.
Where: Chunky’s Cinema and Pub, 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua
Tickets: $15
Visit: chunkys.com
 
Jody Sloane & Mark Scalia: Funny Valentine Live Comedy Night
When: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 8 p.m.
Where: Chunky’s Cinema and Pub, 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua
Tickets: $30 per couple; includes a $10 off dinner voucher to be used toward food purchases at the theater
Visit: chunkys.com
Sloane and Scalia will include their unique views on relationships and love during their comedy routines.
 
Laughta in New Hampsha presents “The Love Project”
When: Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Where: New England College’s Concord building, 62 N. Main St.
Tickets: $10 per person in advance; tickets can be reserved by contacting Doris Ballard at 496-4966 or contact@nodoproductions.com. All proceeds will benefit scholarships for Concord Community TV’s Youth Video Camp program.
Visit: nodoproductions.com
 
Music
Bria Skonberg
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Stockbridge Theatre, 5 Pinkerton St., Derry
Tickets: $20
Visit: stockbridgetheatre.com
An award-winning jazz-based trumpeter, vocalist and composer.
 
Smokey Joe’s Cafe
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 11, 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Where: Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester
Tickets: $25-$45
Visit: palacetheatre.org
A collection of classic rock ’n’ roll and R&B songs spearheaded by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, who are known for their hits with The Coasters, as well as several Elvis Presley tunes.
 
Enter the Haggis
When: Saturday, Feb. 11, 8 p.m.
Where: Tupelo Music Hall, 2 Young Road, Londonderry
Tickets: $25-$35
Visit: tupelohalllondonderry.com
A Toronto-based roots-rock band that has released seven studio albums and has grown into an international touring act.
 
Dustin Hill Chamber Players’ 2nd annual Valentine’s Day Concert
When: Sunday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.
Where: MainStreet BookEnds & Gallery, 16 E. Main St., Warner
Tickets: Free
Visit: mainstreetbookends.com
 
Mr. Nick’s Northeast Harmonica Showdown
When: Sunday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m.
Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord
Tickets: $25
Visit: ccanh.com
This show features several of the most renowned blues harmonica players, including Sugar Ray Norcia, James Montgomery, Dennis Gruenling and more.
 
Heather Pierson Quartet
When: Tuesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Where: Pitman’s Freight Room, 94 New Salem St., Laconia
Tickets: $20
Visit: pitmansfreightroom.com
Heather Pierson’s performances offer a blend of New Orleans-style jazz and blues with Americana and folk.
 
Theater
Guys and Dolls
When: Thursday, Feb. 9, through Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Amato Center for the Performing Arts, 56 Mont Vernon St., Milford
Tickets: Visit the site for details.
Visit: svbgc.org/amato-center
This musical follows gambler Nathan Detroit as he looks for a place to run an undercover dice game while convincing his fiancee of 14 years to get married.
 
Marjorie Prime
When: Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 17, and Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m.
Where: Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road, Concord
Tickets: $16.50
Visit: hatboxnh.com
Based on the award-winning play by Jordan Harrison, the play follows 85-year-old Marjorie and her artificial intelligence companion.
 
Noises Off!
When: Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.
Where: Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St., Concord
Tickets: $14-$16
Visit: communityplayersofconcord.com
Presented by the Community Players of Concord and based on the 1982 English play.
 
A Dog’s Life
When: Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 12, at 1:30 p.m.
Where: The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester
Tickets: $42 Friday and Saturday, $38 Sunday
Visit: majestictheatre.net




A night on the town
Comedy, theater and music to love

02/09/17
By Matt Ingersoll listings@hippopress.com



 Instead of just seeing a movie this Valentine’s Day, elevate your night out with a live comedy show, theatrical performance or concert. 

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day-specific event, try “The Love Project,” an original show of standup, improv and sketch comedy written and performed by members of the Laughta in New Hampsha comedy school in Concord. 
“The hour-and-a-half show is going to have some improv, some music and some parody, and it’s going to be jam-packed with fun things that couples can relate to,” said Doris Ballard, executive director of Concord Community TV and organizer of the show. “We have a team of 10 fledgling writers who are all parts of couples and it will be the first time people will get to see what they’ve come up with.”
Production for the show started out as quick sketches Ballard said are similar in length and structure to those of Saturday Night Live, but the writers ended up including elements of improv as well. Audience members will also have a chance to win prizes.
“It will be a bunch of little vignettes that last anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes,” she said. “We’ll have a Dating Game parody and a Newlywed parody, and our writers will be pulling in members of the audience for some of these sketches as well. … We don’t want to stick to the script completely.”
Stand-up comedians Bob Sheehy of Derry and Greg Boggis of Milford will both perform. Boggis has his own half-hour comedy show on Concord Community TV, called “The Boggis Hour.”
“They will be bringing their own sense of comedy to the team,” she said.





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