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Haunted Arts
Shows that will get you in the spirit

10/19/17
By Angie Sykeny asykeny@hippopress.com



 Check out an art exhibition, see a spooky show or play, or hear some creepy stories. 

 
Artsy Halloween 
The Meredith League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Fine Craft Gallery (279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith) has its third annual Glass Pumpkin Patch exhibit on view now through Oct. 31. The collection features glass pumpkins of all sizes and colors, created by juried artists like Jordana Korsen, Lada Bohac, Bob Burch and others. For more information, visit nhcrafts.org/meredith. 
The Gallery at 100 Market (100 Market St., Portsmouth) has its Halloween-inspired exhibit “Dark Arts, Light Arts” on view now through Nov. 17. The exhibit features the work of sculptors, painters, photographers and paper-cutters with themes including Halloween, fantasy and the macabre. Find “The Gallery at 100 Market” on Facebook for more information. 
The Place Studio & Gallery (40 Thorndike St., Concord) will have a Halloween Craft Party on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Choose from several different Halloween-related crafts; all materials will be provided. The cost is $25 for adults, $20 for students and $15 for children. Register by Friday, Oct. 20, at noon. Visit theplaceconcord.com. 
Concord Public Library (45 Green St., Concord) will host a pumpkin-painting class on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 6 p.m. Pumpkins and painting supplies will be provided. The class is open to adults and teens over age 12 accompanied by a parent. Space is limited and registration is required. Visit concordnh.gov. 
See a live demonstration of master sculptor Greg Grady sculpting pumpkins at the Merrimack Premium Outlets (80 Premium Outlets Boulevard, Merrimack) on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. Visit facebook.com/merrimackpremiumoutlets. 
Churchill’s Garden Center (12 Hampton Road, Exeter) will have a pumpkin-decorating program on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pumpkins and art materials will be provided. The cost is $5. Visit churchillsgardens.com.
 
Thrilling theater 
A man-eating plant comes alive in the Peacock Players’ production of the cult classic Little Shop of Horrors at the Janice B. Streeter Theatre (14 Court St., Nashua) on Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. General admission tickets cost $15 to $19, and tickets for students and seniors 62+ cost $12 to $17. Visit peacockplayers.org. 
Break a Leg Legally will present Dracula live on stage at The Strand Ballroom Theatre (20 Third St., Dover) Oct. 20 through Oct. 29. Show times are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 for evening shows and $12 for matinees. Visit breakaleglegally.com. 
The Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St., Rochester) presents Curse of the Gay Bride Oct. 20 through Oct. 31. The new theater show combines rock music with comic book art. Showtimes are Fridays, Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $18 to $22. Visit rochesteroperahouse.com
The Palace Youth Theatre will produce The Addams Family at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) on Tuesday, Oct. 24, Wednesdays, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1, and Thursday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $11 for children. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
The Hampstead Stage Company presents Frankenstein at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Visit 3sarts.org. 
New Hampshire’s premiere cabaret troupe Absinthe and Opium Burlesque will present its Edgar Allen Poe-inspired Halloween show Nevermore at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the 18+, BYOB show are $17 for general admission and $14 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
Evil Dead: The Musical will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $34.50 to $69.50. Visit ccanh.com. 
 
Spooky stories 
Local authors and paranormal investigators Karen Mossey and Mike Sullivan will be at the Leach Library (276 Mammoth Road, Londonderry, 432-1132, londonderrynh.org) on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m., and the Merrimack Public Library (470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, 424-5021, merrimacklibrary.org) on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for a talk, “Spooky, Creepy New England,” with stories of paranormal evidence in the New England area. 
Stop by Portsmouth Book and Bar (40 Pleasant St., Portsmouth) on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 9 p.m., for Undead Beat Night. There will be open-mic readings of spooky tales and spoken word. Visit portsmouthhalloweenparade.org. 
Join Roxie J. Zwicker, author of Haunted Cemeteries of New England and New Hampshire Book of the Dead, in Portsmouth as she tells spooky stories during her Shadows and Stones Cemetery Tour on Friday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m., Wicked Haunted Waterfront Tour on Sundays, Oct. 22 and Oct. 29, at 5:30 p.m., and Historic Portsmouth Legends and Ghosts Walk on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m. Meet for tours at 19 Sheafe St., Portsmouth. Visit newenglandcuriosities.com. 
Derry Public Library (64 E. Broadway, Derry) will host a program, “Haunted Places of Greater Derry,” on Monday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about haunted locations and evidence of the paranormal in Derry and beyond. Visit derrypl.org. 
Join authors and paranormal investigators Paul Eno and Ben Eno at the Portsmouth Public Library (175 Parrott Ave., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., for a talk, “Behind the Paranormal,” with stories about the paranormal in New Hampshire and beyond. Visit cityofportsmouth.com/library. 
Master storyteller and musician Odds Bodkin will be at Schoodacs (1 E. Main St., Warner) on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 3 to 4 p.m., to present spooky stories for families. Tickets cost $10 in advance, and seating is limited. Visit facebook.com/schoodacs. 
Daland Memorial Library (5 N. Main St., Mont Vernon) will host a horror-themed poetry night featuring the works of Edgar Allen Poe on Monday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. Visit dalandlibrary.wordpress.com. 
Stop by Owen Farm (580 Brockway Road, Hopkinton) on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. for Ghost Stories at the Yurt. Listen to special guest storytellers tell ghostly stories and share some stories of your own. Visit owenfarm.org. 
 
Freaky films  
Chunky’s Cinema and Pub (707 Huse Road, Manchester, 206-3888; 150 Bridge St., Pelham, 635-7499; 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com) will show Psycho (1960) on Thursday, Oct. 19, at noon, and Night of the Living Dead (1968) the same day at 7:30 p.m.
Pelham Public Library (24 Village Green, Pelham) is showing some spooky movies including Coraline (PG, 2009) on Monday, Oct. 23, at 2:30 p.m., and Hocus Pocus (PG, 1993) on Monday, Oct. 30, at 2:30 p.m. Visit pelhampubliclibrary.org. 
Meredith Public Library (91 Main St., Meredith) will show Monster House (PG, 2006) on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. Visit meredithlibrary.org. 
Cinemagic (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788, cinemagicmovies.com) will show RiffTrax: Night of the Living Dead (2013) on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. 
The Music Hall Historic Theater (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) will show its Halloween Wildcard film The Black Pirate (1926) on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. The silent film will feature an original score performed live by the Boston Steam-Crunk ensemble. Tickets cost $13. Visit themusichall.org. 
Manchester City Library (405 Pine St., Manchester) will show Hocus Pocus (PG, 1993) on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us. 
Cinemagic (2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788, cinemagicmovies.com) will show The Thing (R, 1982) on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. 
Chunky’s Cinema and Pub (707 Huse Road, Manchester, 206-3888; 150 Bridge St., Pelham, 635-7499; 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com) will show Halloween (R, 1978) on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. 
Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) will have a special screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R, 1975) on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m. Admission costs $15 and includes prop bags, naughty pre-show games, a costume contest and trivia. Visit redrivertheatres.org.
Chunky’s Cinema and Pub (707 Huse Road, Manchester, 206-3888; 150 Bridge St., Pelham, 635-7499; 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com) will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R, 1975) on Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m. There will be themed cocktails and food specials and raffle prizes, and props are allowed (see website for list of acceptable props). Admission costs $12.99.
Cinemagic (1226 Hooksett Road, Hooksett, 644-4629; 11 Executive Park Drive, Merrimack, 423-0240; 2454 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, 319-8788, cinemagicmovies.com) will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R, 1975) on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 10 p.m.
Dover Public Library (73 Locust St., Dover) will show The Exorcist (R, 1973) on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. Visit dover.nh.gov. 
The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton) will show the spooky silent film Haxan (1922) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit wiltontownhalltheatre.com.
Test your knowledge at the horror movie trivia night at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth) on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Compete as an individual or in a team of up to six people. The cost is $12 for one to two players and $25 for three to six players. Visit 3sarts.org.
River Street Theatre (6 River St., Jaffrey) will show Halloween (R, 1978) on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 5:30 and 8 p.m. Wear a full costume to get a free popcorn. Visit theparktheatre.org. 
Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) will show the silent vampire film Nosferatu (1922) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. Admission costs $12. Visit redrivertheatres.org. 

 






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