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Music & Comedy Venues

Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook, 72 Meadowbrook Lane, Gilford, 293-4700, meadowbrook.net
Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com
Chunky’s Cinema Pub, 151 Coliseum Ave., Nashua, 880-8055, chunkys.com
The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center, 39 S. Main St., Plymouth, 536-2551, flyingmonkeynh.com
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach, 929-4100, casinoballroom.com
Headliners Comedy Club, Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St., Manchester, 988-3673, headlinerscomedyclub.com
Historic Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org
Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, 436-2400, themusichall.org
Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org
SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000, snhuarena.com
Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St., Derry, 437-5100, tupelohall.com




Fall Guide 2017
Everyone's a winner

09/07/17



This fall, take a gamble.

If you look forward to the Greek eats of Glendi every year, also bet a few hours of your time on Schnitzelfest, a celebration of German food. Do you plan to spend some time at the Manchester Trolley Night? Ante up a sunny afternoon at Andres Institute of Art’s Annual International Sculpture Symposium. Double your foot-race fun by signing up for both the Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta 10K and the Witch Way 5K in Nashua.  
What follows is a guide to events that offer a sure-bet way to celebrate fall. As always, find more fall happening in the listings pages in the Hippo each week (and if you know of any events that we missed, email listings@hippopress.com with details). If you’re out and about and don’t have a Hippo with you, use the Hippo Scout app (available at the Apple App Store and Google Play and online at hipposcout.com) to find info for these events and more.
This season, bet a bit of your time to win big fall fun.
 
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
The 60th annual Hillsborough County Agricultural Fair is from Friday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 10, at 15 Hilldale Lane, New Boston. There will be animal exhibits, live entertainment, food and more. The hours are Friday noon to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 13 and over, $5 for seniors, veterans, active military and kids aged 6 to 12, and free for kids under 6. Visit hcafair.com. 
This year’s Hollis Old Home Days celebration is Friday, Sept. 15, and Saturday, Sept. 16, at Nichols Field on Depot Road in Hollis. There will be parades, rides, face-painting, vendors and fireworks. The schedule of events is not yet finalized. Check hollisoldhomedays.org.
The 42nd annual New Hampshire Highland Games returns Friday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 17, at Loon Mountain, 60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, and runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. New Hampshire’s “gateway to all things Scottish” features competitive games, bagpipes, beer, crafts and much more. Celebrity strongman Hafthor Bjornsson, known for his role as Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones, will be returning to break some more strength records and sign autographs. Visit nhscot.org.
The 111th anniversary of Pelham Old Home Day is on Saturday, Sept. 16, around the First Congregational Church, 3 Main St., Pelham. Events include a craft fair, an auction, a “Best of Show” pie contest, games for kids, a parade and much more. Visit pelhamoldhomeday.org.
Celebrate the history of Hooksett at Hooksett Old Home Day on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Donati Park behind the town offices on Main Street. Parking is at Cigna, 2 College Park Drive, Hooksett. A shuttle runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. except during the parade between 10 and 11 a.m. There will be vendors, amusements, contests, music, food and more. Visit hooksettoldhomeday.org.
Celebrate the 28th annual Derryfest on Saturday, Sept. 16, at MacGregor Park in downtown Derry. There will be food, entertainment, crafts, games and more. Festivities run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit derryfest.org.
Celebrate Bedford Olde Towne Day on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Riley Field Complex in Bedford. There will be several vendors and family-friendly activities at the event, which started in 1994. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit bedfordreconline.com.
The 11th annual Merrimack Fall Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at James Mastricola Upper Elementary School, 26 Baboosic Lake Road, Merrimack. The festival and business expo features several vendors. Contact Melissa Ballard Sullivan at melissa@merrimackchamber.org.
The Charmingfare Farm Pumpkin Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 30; Sunday, Oct. 1; Saturday, Oct. 7; Sunday, Oct. 8, and Monday, Oct. 9, at 774 High St., Candia. Admission is $19. Children 23 months or younger get in free. The gates are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with activities like a cow milking contest available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Go to visitthefarm.com/pumpkin-festival.
The Deerfield Fair is on Thursday, Sept. 28, through Sunday, Oct. 1, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Deerfield. The long-running country fair features amusement rides by Rockwell Amusements & Promotions, live entertainment, animals and food carts. Admission is $10 for adults 13 and older, free for younger visitors. Seniors 65 and older pay $7 each on Thursday and Friday. The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Visit deerfieldfair.com.
The 70th annual Warner Fall Foliage Festival returns Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8, in downtown Warner. The event features children’s rides, food, animal demonstrations, live entertainment and a grand parade on the final day at 1 p.m. The festival is known for its woodsmen contests and oxen. Admission is free. Parking is $5. Visit wfff.org.
The 28th annual Milford Pumpkin Festival is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8, in downtown Milford. The event features craft vendors, pumpkin-painting and face-painting, food, bounce houses and scarecrow-making. Call 249-0676 for more information.
Help celebrate Apple Harvest Day in downtown Dover on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day-long event features crafters, food, live music and entertainment. The event has been held since 1985 and now draws more than 50,000 people to downtown Dover. There will also be an Annual Apple Harvest 5K Road Race on Oct. 7 at 8 a.m. to kick off the autumn festival. Go to dovernh.org/apple-harvest-day or call 603-742-2218.
The Goffstown Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off & Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 15. It kicks off on Saturday at 9 a.m. This annual event features a giant pumpkin display and contest and a regatta of people rowing large carved pumpkins down the river. Call the Goffstown Main Street Project at 497-993.
Witness Extreme Chunkin at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (1122 Route 106, Loudon) on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 8 a.m. Teams from across the country will compete to launch pumpkins as far as they can, using trebuchets, catapults and air cannons. The competition will determine which team can chuck their pumpkin the farthest and there will also be harvest activities including rides, pumpkin-carving and face-painting. To purchase the $10 ticket go to extremechunkin.com or email extremechunkin@gmail.com.
The Keene Pumpkin Festival is back and scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 29, from 1 to 7 p.m. in downtown Keene. The event is scaled down from past record-breaking years with an expected 5,000 pumpkins on display. Visit pumpkinfestival.org.
 
 
FOOD
Tastes
Join Intown Manchester for its annual Taste of Downtown Manchester event on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Dozens of restaurants in the Queen City’s downtown area will be offering a variety of food samples, along with artists showcasing their work and live musicians performing throughout the route of the event. Tickets are $20 for adults and free for kids 12 and under. Your wristband includes food samples from more than 20 different stops, with all proceeds benefitting programs at Intown Manchester. Visit intownmanchester.com or call 645-6285.
More than 20 local craft beers will be paired with some of the most top-quality foods prepared by chefs at the annual Passport Craft Beer and Food Pairing Tour, happening Saturday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). Live music will also be performed by Martin England and the Reconstructed. Tickets are $80 general admission or $35 for designated drivers. Visit nhptv.org/passport.
Save the date for the Taste of Concord, happening on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center (70 Constitution Ave., Concord). Formerly known as the Taste of New Hampshire, the event features food from more than 30 local restaurants and businesses, live music, live cooking demonstrations for a variety of eats, raffles, a silent auction, the annual Top Chef Competition and more. Tickets are $35 per person, or $300 for 10, with proceeds benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Hampshire. Visit tasteofnewhampshire.com or call 225-3710.
 
Festivals
Enjoy dozens of types of authentic Greek cuisine at Glendi, which returns to St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral (650 Hanover St., Manchester) from Friday, Sept. 15, through Sunday, Sept. 17. There will be many favorites like baklava, barbecued lamb and chicken, Greek coffee, kataifi, spanakopita and much more, as well as live music and Greek crafts and jewelry for sale. Festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Visit saintgeorgeglendi.com.
The Salvation Army’s Nashua Corps will present its 10th annual AppleFest at Sullivan Farm (70 Coburn Ave., Nashua) on Saturday, Sept. 16, and Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to apple picking and food concessions with apple pie, apple cider and more, visitors can enjoy pumpkin-painting, hay rides, games, scarecrow-making and pony rides. Admission is free. Visit nne.salvationarmy.org.
Don’t miss Schnitzelfest, which returns for a 15th year on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 5 p.m. at Butler Park (5 Central St., Hillsborough). The event features authentic German cuisine items like schnitzel, knockwurst and bratwurst, German potato salad, fried cabbage and much more, as well as German beer and wine and live entertainment throughout the day. Meal tickets are $15 and beer tokens are $22 for five. Visit schnitzelfestnh.org or call 464-5858.
The New Hampshire Farm Museum (1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton) presents its ninth annual Great New Hampshire Pie Festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, from noon to 3 p.m. A panel of judges will vote on entries for pies in several categories, including fruit pie, savory pie and more. Also included will be a kids’ pie eating contest and raffles. The winner will receive a free trip to Portugal. The cost to taste the pies is $5 for museum members, $10 for non-members and free for kids ages 2 and under. Visit farmmuseum.org or call 652-7840.
Join Redhook Brewery (1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth) for the fourth annual New Hampshire Food Truck Festival on Sunday, Oct. 1, from noon to 5 p.m., involving dozens of New England’s popular food trucks, as well as dozens of regional and national craft breweries. Tickets are $5 general admission, $20 VIP admission and free for kids 12 and under. Visit foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com/portsmouth-nh-17.
Sample from dozens of chilis and craft brews at the sixth annual Powder Keg Beer and Chili Festival, happening at Swasey Parkway (316 Water St., Exeter) on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and include a souvenir tasting glass, 10 beer sample tickets, all-you-can-eat chili sample tickets and access to live entertainment. Kids under the age of 7 will receive free admission if accompanied by an adult. Visit powderkegbeerfest.com or call 772-2411.
Don’t miss Apple Harvest Day, which is happening in downtown Dover on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature food, hundreds of crafters, live entertainment and more. Admission is free. Visit dovernh.org/apple-harvest-day or call 742-2218.
Sample different chilis prepared by dozens of local restaurants at the 28th annual WHEB Chili Cook-Off, happening on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 11:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock St., Portsmouth). There will be first-, second- and third-place winners in both Judge’s Choice and People’s Choice categories for the best chili. Admission is $14 for adults and $7 for kids 12 and under. Visit prescottpark.org/event/chili.
Sample from a variety of pizzas made by local chefs and restaurants at Pizzafest, happening at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (6 Washington St., Dover) on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Restaurants will be serving both cheese and specialty pizzas for guests to sample and judge in the categories of Kids’ Choice Cheese, Grown-Ups’ Choice and Most Creative. A judging panel will crown the judges’ picks for Best Pizza, Best Crust and Most Creative Toppings. Advance tickets will be available beginning Sept. 16 and are $10 per person and $7 for kids ages 3 to 10. Tickets at the door are $12 per person and $9 for kids ages 3 to 10. Kids under 3 receive free admission. Visit childrens-museum.org or call 742-2002.
 
Drinks
It’s Jackson Hill Cider Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Jackson House (76 Northwest St., Portsmouth). Visitors can learn to grind apples and press apple cider, as well as enjoy seasonal refreshments, crafts, games and more. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children and free for Historic New England members. Visit historicnewengland.org.
Join Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Londonderry) for its annual End of Summer Bash, happening on Saturday, Sept. 23, from noon to 10 p.m. In addition to live music from Joe Sambo and Supernothing, there will be food and drinks, including the special release of the Bourbon Barrel Imperial Peanut Butter Stout. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Visit pipedreambrewingnh.com or call 404-0751.
Veterans Count’s second annual Red, White & Brew event is happening on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Funspot (579 Endicott St. N., Laconia). The craft beer and wine festival will also include live music, food, a car show, local vendors and artisans and more. Tickets are $25 general admission and $40 for VIP admission with an early entry at noon. Visit vetscount.org/nh.
Join the Hollis Social Library (2 Monument Square, Hollis) for Brewing in New Hampshire: An Informal History of Beer in the Granite State from Colonial Times to the Present, featuring author and historian Glenn Knoblock, on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Knoblock will explore the history of beer and ale in the Granite State from its colonial days, when it was mostly tavern- and home-based, to the evolution of today’s modern breweries and brew pubs. A number of lesser-known brewers and breweries that once operated in New Hampshire will be discussed, including the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era. Admission is free. Visit nhhumanities.org or call the library at 465-7721.
The final event of the second annual Beer for History series is on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the American Independence Museum’s Folsom Tavern (164 Water St., Exeter). This event will feature tastings from Earth Eagle Brewings in Portsmouth, as well as various history-themed games, food and more. Tickets are $20 ($15 for museum members). Visit independencemuseum.org/beer-for-history.
Sample from more than a dozen local breweries at the ninth annual New Hampshire Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 14, at noon on the grounds of the Redhook Ale Brewery (35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth). General admission is $35 and VIP admission is $50. Tickets include a five-ounce souvenir sampling cup, beer samples and access to live music and other entertainment. Visit prescottpark.org/event/9th-annual-new-hampshire-brewfest or call 436-2848.
Join the Friends of the Manchester Animal Shelter for its ninth annual Wine & Chocolate Fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the Derryfield Country Club (625 Mammoth Road, Manchester). The event will feature 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.
Don’t miss the fifth annual Lakes Region Uncorked event on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Church Landing at Mill Falls (281 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith). Meet entrepreneurs and sample New Hampshire-made products from up to 30 participating vendors that will be offering a variety of them available for purchase. Also included will be charity raffles, live music and more. This is a 21+-only event. Tickets are $60 per person or $100 for two in advance. Tickets purchased at the door increase by $10. Visit uncorkednh17.eventbrite.com or call 524-8811.
More than 400 spirits will be available for tasting at the fifth annual Distiller’s Showcase, which will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel (700 Elm St., Manchester). Tickets are $60 and proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Visit distillersshowcase.com.
 
Cooking
The next few events of the Winemaker’s Kitchen Cooking Series monthly workshops at Labelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13, Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Wednesday, Nov. 8. The September workshop focuses on garnish and artistic food displays. The October workshop will cover how to prepare different recipes with beer. The November workshop will get you prepared in the kitchen just in time for Thanksgiving, with holiday-themed recipes. All classes are from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for each. Visit labellewineryevents.com.
Join the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road) on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for its cordials and chocolate workshop. The class combines the Village’s herb and fruit cordial workshop with new material on making chocolate treats, including truffles. Tickets are $50 for members and $60 for non-members and all ingredients and materials will be included. Visit shakers.org or call 783-9511.
 
Special meals
Miles Smith Farm (56 Whitehouse Road, Loudon) will play host to a multi-course farmer’s dinner on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m., featuring original recipes from chefs Keith Sarasin and Craig Williams. Tickets are $95. Visit milessmithfarm.com.
Get an early start on your Thanksgiving celebration at the New Hampshire Farm Museum (1305 White Mountain Highway, Milton) during its annual Old Fashioned Thanksgiving event on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Costumed guides will be giving living history tours of the Jones Farm and will discuss New Hampshire’s connection to the first observance of the Thanksgiving holiday back in the 1860s. Seasonal refreshments like mulled cider and pumpkin pie will also be served. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children and free for museum members. Visit farmmuseum.org or call 652-7840.
 
 
ART
Exhibits open now
The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord) has its 20th Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit on view now through Oct. 15. Visit themillbrookgallery.com or call 226-2045.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) has its third annual juried art show, “Cleared for Take-off,” on view now through Oct. 15. The theme of the exhibit was intended to inspire creativity and enthusiasm for aviation of all kinds. Regular museum admission applies. Visit nhahs.org. 
For the months of September and October, the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) will host the exhibit “Drawings from Maise to Mountains,” featuring the black and white pen and ink drawings of Nashua artist Stacy Topjian Searle. The drawings represent rural New Hampshire locations as well as some inspired by spots in Maine, Virginia and Colorado. A reception will be held during the Art Walk Nashua event on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit nashualibrary.org.
The Kimball Jenkins Estate (266 N. Main St., Concord) presents “Dressed to Draw,” an exhibit by High Season Artists, now through Oct. 3, with an artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit contains mansion-inspired artwork, including party dress sculptures, oversized charcoal drawings, and teapots that play with history. The estate will host “The Art of the House Party,” a dinner and showcase of the exhibit, on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $75, and reservations are required. Call 225-3932 or visit kimballjenkins.com. 
“Made Masculine” is on view now through Oct. 15 in the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire (30 Academic Way, Durham). The exhibit features the work of 13 contemporary artists and explores the framework in which masculinity is made, fashioned and modified from generation to generation, through themes such as strength, desire and intimacy. An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit unh.edu/moa.
The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester, currier.org) hosts “Monet: Pathways to Impressionism” now through Nov. 13, which includes a show featuring four Monet masterpieces, each representing a milestone in the artist’s career. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.
The September art exhibit at Meredith Fine Craft Gallery (279 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith) is “The Nature of Wood” and features a large collection of finely crafted wood items by various juried League artists, including wood bowls, lamps, jewelry boxes, cribbage boards, humidors, breadboards, cutting boards, small furniture pieces, kitchen utensils, wall art, jewelry and more. The exhibit is on view now through Sept. 14. Visit meredith.nhcrafts.org.
The Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Garden (236 Hopkinton Road, Concord,) hosts the “New Artists’ Paintings And Sculptures Exhibit,” now through Dec. 24, with a reception on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit themillbrookgallery.com or call 226-2045. 
“Never Can Say Goodbye” featuring the work of artist Rosemary Gitto Conroy is on view now through Sept. 17 at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough). Visit nhia.edu.
“PLY: A New Spin on Fiber Art is on view at Twiggs Gallery (254 King St., Boscawen) now through Oct. 29. The exhibit features eight New England artists who combine traditional textile techniques with a variety of media to create contemporary works of fiber art. There will be a reception on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit twiggsgallery.wordpress.com. 
“Possibilities: Comic Arts is Not a Genre” is on view now through Oct. 21 at NHIA’s Roger Williams Gallery (77 Amherst St., Manchester). The exhibit contains a collection of more than 100 pages of comics in a variety of styles. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313. 
Granite Town Gallery, a new contemporary fine art gallery on the second floor above Union Coffee Co. (42 South St., Milford), is featuring two debut exhibits, on view now through Oct. 15. “Reminiscences and Other Times” includes 25 works by painter, printmaker and scenic designer Marius Sznajderman. “Lyrical Ruminations” includes three series of new paintings by abstract painter and sculptor Lotus Lien. There will be an artist’s reception on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit granitetowngallery.com.
“Terra Incognita,” featuring the works of artists Becky Darling, Derrick Te Paske and Molly Wensberg, is on view at McGowan Fine Art Gallery (10 Hills Ave., Concord) now through Oct. 26. There’s an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit mcgowanfineart.com.
“Willie Cole: On Site” is on view in the Museum of Art at the University of New Hampshire (30 Academic Way, Durham) now through Oct. 15. The exhibit showcases a body of work by contemporary African-American artist Willie Cole and includes 13 artworks, a video and an installation of a massive chandelier made of recycled bottles. An opening reception takes place on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit unh.edu/moa.
“Woodfiring the Fushigigama Kiln” is on view at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough) now through Sept. 17. The exhibit celebrates the balance between individual creativity and the power of collaboration as it showcases work created by a recent large-scale community firing of the center’s fushigigama wood kiln. Visit nhia.edu/campus-life/sharon-arts-center. 
 
Upcoming exhibits
The Whitty Gallery at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center (30 Ash St., Hollis) will show the exhibit “Something Wild This Way Comes” from Sept. 8 through Oct. 13. The exhibit features a variety of work by artists from two local chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit wildsalamander.com. 
The exhibit “Queer Kids” will be on view in the Lamont Gallery in the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center at Phillips Exeter Academy (20 Main St., Exeter) Sept. 12 through Oct. 21. It features photography by M. Sharkey of gay youth in the United States. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a gallery talk on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10 a.m. Visit exeter.edu/lamontgallery.
“Warm Fuzzies” will be on view at Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) from Sept. 14 through Oct. 10. The show will feature fiber arts such as quilts, fiber sculpture and crocheted and knitted items. There will be a reception on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit 550arts.com.
Creative Ventures Gallery will host an opening at its new location (411 Nashua St., Milford) on Friday, Sept. 15, from 6 to 8 p.m. One of the gallery’s new artists, Tom Loraditch, will give a talk on “Rembrandt: His Life, His Studio and His Art” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit creativeventuresfineart.com.
The Andres Institute of Art’s Annual International Sculpture Symposium is Sept. 16 through Oct. 7 at 98 Route 13, Brookline. For three weeks, international artists stay in Brookline to create art for the sculpture trails at the institute, and the public is welcome to watch the artists at work. There’s an opening reception on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m., at the Big Bear Lodge (adjacent to the park). The public can see the finished sculptures at closing ceremonies on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 1 p.m. Visit andresinstitute.org.
The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association has a furniture exhibition at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughn St., Portsmouth) from Sept. 19 through Oct. 1, with an opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit furnituremasters.org.
The McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road,
Manchester) will have “Kirsten Reynolds: A Functional Incident” on view from Sept. 21 through Oct. 28. The exhibit features large-scale architectural installations and sculptures that create situations where language, architecture and the body are experienced as transitional and emergent. There’s an opening reception on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit snhu.edu.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art will present Monadnock Art’s Open Studio Preview exhibit from Sept. 29 through Oct. 22 at the Sharon Arts Center (30 Grove St., Peterborough). The exhibit will contain work by over 50 regional painters, printmakers, potters, jewelers, sculptors, fiber artists, photographers, woodworkers, glass makers and other kinds of artists. There’s an opening reception on Friday, Sept. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester, currier.org) will feature “The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters from the Museum of Modern Art,” from Sept. 30 through Jan. 7, 2018. The exhibit will contain more than 100 posters, prints and illustrated books by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $10 for students, $5 for youth. Visit currier.org or call 669-6144.
The New Hampshire Institute of Art will have an MFA pop-up exhibition at 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, with a reception on Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit will feature the work of four MFA alumni and four of their artist-mentors. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) will have an opening reception for “The Culture of Costume” on Thursday, Oct.12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The show will feature art that speaks to culture, identity and narrative. Visit 550arts.com. 
The new gallery space Kelley Stelling Contemporary (221 Hanover St., Manchester) will debut its inaugural exhibition “Pairings” with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The gallery highlights the work of emerging artists in two-dimensional and three-dimensional formats. Visit facebook.com/kelleystellingcontemporary. 
The Pastel Society of New Hampshire presents its ninth annual juried show, “It’s Pastel,” at the Discover Portsmouth Center Gallery (10 Middle St., Portsmouth), on view Oct. 21 through Nov. 25. More than 80 paintings by artists from across the country will be featured. Visit portsmouthhistory.org.
The works of artists Gary Haven Smith and Bert Yarborough will be on view at McGowan Fine Art Gallery (10 Hills Ave., Concord) from Oct. 31 through Dec. 22. There’s an opening reception on Friday, Nov. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit mcgowanfineart.com.
The McIninch Fine Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University (2500 N. River Road, Manchester) will have “Chagoya + Gonzalez III: The Walls Around Fantasylandia” on view from Nov. 2 through Dec. 21. The exhibit features artists Enrique Chagoya and Raul Gonzalez III, whose work addresses cultural issues related to racism, politics, religion and economic disparities. There’s an opening reception on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit snhu.edu.
Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) will have an opening reception for the art show “Not-So Ordinary Ornaments” and for its annual cup sale on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Visit 550arts.com. There will be artist-made cups, mugs, tumblers, yunomis and more for sale. Visit 550arts.com.
 
Art walks & rides
The eighth annual Hampton Arts Network Art Walk takes place Friday, Sept. 15, through Saturday, Sept. 23. Enjoy local art and arts and crafts activities hosted at downtown shops throughout the week. Visit hamptonartsnetwork.wordpress.com. 
A Manchester Trolley Night will run on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. Hop on the trolley at any one of its stops and experience Manchester’s art galleries, studios and museums. The rides are free. See a list of participating venues at manchestertrolley.com.
The 13th annual ArtWalk Weekend put on by City Arts Nashua will take place Saturday, Oct. 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 15, from noon to 4 p.m., in downtown Nashua. The self-led arts tour features more than 100 local and regional artists displaying their work, plus musical entertainment and activities for kids and adults. Visit cityartsnashua.org. 
The Deerfield Arts Tour returns on Saturday, Oct. 21, and Sunday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It’s a free self-guided tour of artists’ studios in Deerfield. There is also a Deerfield Arts Preview Exhibition at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art (266 N. Main St., Concord) on view now through Oct. 3, and an artist reception on Thursday, Sept. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit facebook.com/deerfieldartstour.
New Hampshire Open Doors is Saturday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 5. 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. 
 
Fairs & festivals
The Concord Arts Market will continue to run on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Sept. 30 at Bicentennial Square in Concord. The juried outdoor market features handmade arts, crafts and goods by local craftspeople and artists. Visit concordartsmarket.net.
The Canterbury Artisan Festival is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road, Canterbury). The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children. The fair celebrates traditional arts with a juried, artisan craft fair, artisan food, demonstrations, family craft activities, farm animals and agricultural demonstrations. Call 783-9511 or visit shakers.org.
The first Art Jam Bridge Fest will take place on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Bridge Street in Manchester. The new event focuses on out-of-the-box art and will include a community graffiti art mural, sidewalk chalk art, live music, food trucks and more. Visit artjambridgefest.com.
The Londonderry Arts Council will host its Summer Finale event at the Londonderry Town Common (corner of Mammoth and Pillsbury Roads) on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists and other vendors will offer artwork, fine crafts, food and more, and musicians will perform live acoustic music all day. Admission is free. Visit londonderryartscouncil.org.
The annual TEAM Fall Equinox Festival will take place along Swasey Parkway in downtown Exeter on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature live music and dance performances, artist vendors, local food and activities for kids. Visit teamexeter.com. 
The Beaver Brook Association (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) hosts its Annual Fall Festival and Nature Art Show on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors will find artwork by dozens of regional artists, including pieces by featured artist Heather Crowley. There will also be nature crafts, animal presentations, live music and more. Admission is free. Visit beaverbrook.org or call 465-7787.
Studio 550 Art Center (550 Elm St., Manchester) will host its annual Handmade Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be handmade gifts by more than a dozen artists and craftspeople for sale. Visit 550arts.com.
 
Events
The New Hampshire Institute of Art hosts a talk, “Public Art: Creating Enthusiasm and Possibilities,” at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. Ernest Montenegro will discuss his success in creating public sculpture and how to generate interest in community art projects. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
Beauty Beyond Borders will host Art Olympics on Saturday, Sept. 16, in Nashua. Participants will paint, sculpt, act, play music, dance, and sing their way through an artistic obstacle course in downtown Nashua. Visit beautybeyond.org. 
The New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association has its annual gala and live auction on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 3S Artspace (319 Vaugn St., Portsmouth). There’s a reception and silent auction from 1 to 4:30 p.m., a live auction at 5 p.m., and a reception with the Masters to follow. Ticket information is TBA. Visit furnituremasters.org. 
The New Hampshire Institute of Art hosts a talk, “Art and Design of Science with Linda Tanini,” at LaBelle Winery (345 Route 101, Amherst) on Sunday, Oct. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m. The talk will explore classic examples of the scientist-artist relationship and current artwork that melds science and art. Visit nhia.edu or call 623-0313.
 
 
Theater
The Peterborough Players will perform the philosophical comedy Wittenberg at the Peterborough Players theater (55 Hadley Road, Peterborough) on Thursday, Sept. 7, and Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 10, at 4 p.m. The show is rated PG-13. Tickets cost $39. Call 924-7585 or visit peterboroughplayers.org.
Players’ Ring Theatre presents The Asperger Twins at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 10, at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Visit playersring.org. 
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra performs Swan Lake with Great Bay Academy of Dance at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Sept. 8, and Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Visit portsmouthsymphony.org. 
ACT ONE presents Susan Poulin’s Makin’ Whoopie — Ida LeClair’s Guide to Love & Marriage at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Fridays, Sept. 8 and Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 9, at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org or call 300-2986.
New World Theatre presents the dark comedy thriller The Final Reel at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Sept. 8 through Sept. 24. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for adults and $14 for seniors and students. Visit hatboxnh.com.
Fiddler on the Roof will be at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon St., Milford) Thursday, Sept. 14, through Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Visit svbgc.org/amato-center. 
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) produces Jane Eyre Sept. 14, through Oct. 8. Showtimes are 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 $15 to $38. Visit seacoastrep.org.
Players’ Ring Theatre presents Patience Boston at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Visit playersring.org.
The Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) presents Oliver Sept. 15 through Oct. 1. Tickets cost $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $45 for adults. See palacetheatre.org for showtimes. 
The Nashua Theatre Guild performs King Arthur’s Socks on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the Bedford Town Hall Theatre (24 N. Amherst Road, Bedford). Visit nashuatheatreguild.org. 
Rohina Malik stars in the one-woman play Unveiled, presented at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10. Visit ccanh.com. 
The Palace Youth Theatre will produce Forever Emma at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
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 Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $19 to $49 for general admission and $9 for students. Visit palacetheatre.org. 
The Artists’ Collaborative Theatre of New England present Ballads of a Grateful Heart at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Friday, Sept. 22, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org.
Storyteller, actor and mime Antonio Rocha stars in the one-man show Kaleidoscopia at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org.
The Monadnock Folklore Society and the Brattleboro Music Center present The Dancingmaster of Canterbury on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m., at the Peterborough Town Hall (1 Grove St., Peterborough). Tickets cost $20 online at brownpapertickets.com and $24 at the door. Visit bmcvt.org. 
Magical Mystery Mad Haus will be at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $15. Visit seacoastrep.org.
The Nashua Theatre Guild performs California Suite at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court St., Nashua) Thursday, Sept. 28, through Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 1, at 2 p.m. Visit nashuatheatreguild.org.
The Artists’ Collaborative Theatre of New England present The Immigrant Garden at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Fridays, Sept. 29 and Oct. 6, and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org. 
True Tales Live Onstage will be at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. The show features six storytellers who will each tell a 10-minute story related to the theme “Challenges and Discoveries.” The cost is $20 for general admission and $18 for students and seniors. Visit actonenh.org. 
Jersey Boys, the true story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $35 to $100. Visit ccanh.com.
Star of the Sea will be at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 to $25. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
God of Carnage will be at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Oct. 6 through Oct. 22. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com.
Players’ Ring Theatre presents Extremities at Prescott Park (105 Marcy St., Portsmouth) Oct. 6 through Oct. 22. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets cost $18 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Visit playersring.org.
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) features Our Town Oct. 12 through Oct. 22. Showtimes are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $15 to $20. Visit seacoastrep.org. 
The Community Players of Concord present The Wizard of Oz at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $13. Visit communityplayersofconcord.org. 
The Majestic Theatre will present Disney’s Aladdin Jr. on Friday, Oct. 13, through Sunday, Oct. 15, at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry). Visit majestictheatre.net.
The Peacock Players will perform Little Shop of Horrors at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court St., Nashua) Oct. 13 through Oct. 22. Visit peacockplayers.org for tickets. 
The Milford Area Players perform Run for Your Wife at the Amato Center for the Performing Arts (56 Mont Vernon St., Milford) Oct. 13 through Oct. 22. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit milfordareaplayers.weebly.com.
The Manchester Community Theatre Players present My Fair Lady at the MCTP Theatre at The North End Montessori School (698 Beech St., Manchester) Oct. 13 through Oct. 22. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $10 to $20. Visit manchestercommunitytheatre.com. 
Willy Wonka will be at the Leddy Center for the Performing Arts (38 Ladds Lane, Epping) Oct. 20 through Nov. 28. Tickets cost $20. See leddycenter.org for showtimes. 
The New Hampshire Theatre Project performs Crazy World at the West End Studio Theatre (959 Islington St., Portsmouth) Friday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $40. Visit nhtheatreproject.org.
Anything Goes will be at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester) Oct. 20 through Nov. 11. Tickets cost $25 for children ages 6 through 12 and $39 to $45 for adults. See palacetheatre.org for showtimes.
Menopause the Musical will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 2 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $44 to $59. Visit ccanh.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. 
As Time Goes By, an original play by local playwright G. Matthew Gaskell, will be performed at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre (125 Bow St., Portsmouth) Nov. 2 through Nov. 12. Showtimes are Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $12 to $20. Visit seacoastrep.org. 
The Anselmian Abbey Players perform A Murder is Announced at The Dana Center (100 Saint Anselm Drive, Manchester) Thursday, Nov. 2, through Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $14 for adults and $12 for students, seniors and children. Visit anselm.edu. 
The Actorsingers perform The Drowsy Chaperone at the Keefe Center For The Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Friday, Nov. 3, and Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. See actorsingers.org for tickets.
Arcadia will be at the Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) Nov. 3 through Nov. 19. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $17 for general admission and $14 for students and seniors. Visit hatboxnh.com.
The Peacock Players will perform Disney’s The Lion King at the Court Street Theatre (14 Court St., Nashua) Nov. 10 through Nov. 29. Visit peacockplayers.org for tickets. 
The Nashua Community Concert Association presents Assisted Living: The Musical at Elm Street Middle School (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Monday, Nov. 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit nashuacommunityconcerts.org.
The a cappella theater show Gobsmacked! will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Free tickets will be available beginning Oct. 16. Visit ccanh.com.
The Community Players of Concord present The Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Friday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. 
The Kids Coop Theatre presents The Music Man at the Derry Opera House (29 W. Broadway, Derry) on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 18, at 1 and 7 p.m. See kids-coop-theatre.org for tickets. 
 
 
CLASSICAL MUSIC
The Nashua Community Concert Association presents the vocal group The Four Freshmen at Elm Street Middle School (117 Elm St., Nashua) on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. Visit nashuacommunityconcerts.org.
Solo guitarist Ed Gerhard performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $25. Visit ccanh.com.
The New Hampshire Opera Idol Competition takes place at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord) on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Singers from across the country and beyond are invited to compete for cash awards and performance contracts in front of a live audience. Tickets cost $25. Visit operanh.org. 
Symphony New Hampshire will host a Beethoven Brunch on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m., at Crowne Plaza (2 Somerset Way, Nashua). A string quartet will perform an hour of music, and music director Jonathan McPhee will discuss Symphony New Hampshire’s upcoming Dvorak and Beach concert. Tickets cost $55 and include brunch. 
Robert Hoffman of Symphony NH will be speaking about Beethoven, Beach and Dvorak at Hopkinton Town Library (61 Houston Drive, Contoocook) on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 4 p.m. Visit hopkintontownlibrary.org. 
Symphony New Hampshire will perform “Dvorak New World,” featuring the music of Beethoven, Beach and Dvorak, on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. at Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord); Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. at Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua); and Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Paul Creative Arts Center at University of New Hampshire (30 Academic Way, Durham). Tickets cost $30 for general admission, $27 for seniors and $10 for youth. Visit symphonynh.org. 
The Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) will have “A Memoir to Bing Crosby” featuring C.J. Poole and the Clayton Poole Orchestra on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $28 to $38. Visit ccanh.com.
Opera New Hampshire presents “Arias and Aperitivo” on Saturday, Oct. 28, 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. 
The Concord Community Concert Association will present “Avaloch All-Stars” on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). The concert features contemporary and classical chamber music performed by ensembles from the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen. Visit concordcommunityconcerts.site.
The Modernistics perform music from the Great American Songbook including favorites by Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and others on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord). Visit concordcityauditorium.org. 
The male chorale ensemble The King’s Singers will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. Tickets cost $34.50 to $59.50. Visit ccanh.com.
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra presents “Ravel, Barber, Kraft and Debussy” on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 3 p.m., with a pre-concert discussion at 2 p.m., at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth). Tickets cost $25 for general admission, $22 for seniors and $12 for students. Visit portsmouthsymphony.org.
The Howard Gospel Choir performs at the Stockbridge Theatre (5 Pinkerton St., Derry) on Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 to $20. Visit stockbridgetheatre.com. 
Symphony New Hampshire presents “Copland and Barber” on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., at Keefe Center for the Arts (117 Elm St., Nashua). Grammy award-winning soprano Christine Brewer performs. Tickets cost $18 to $49 for adults, $18 to $44 for seniors, $10 for students and are free for youth. Visit symphonynh.org.
The Nashua Chamber Orchestra presents “Schubert’s Unfinished” at Nashua Community College (505 Amherst St., Nashua) on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m.; and at the Milford Town Hall (1 Union Square, Milford) on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Visit nco-music.org.
 
 
BOOKS
Meet the author
Author Benjamin Rachlin will present his newest book, Ghost of the Innocent Man: A True Story of Trial and Redemption, at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562. 
New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B. Fogel visits Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Friday, Sept. 8, at 5:30 p.m. to present her newest volume of poetry, A Doubtful House: Poems. She will be joined by Kittery poet Joal Hetherington, who will present her new volume of poetry, On the Edge of No Answer. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Children’s author and illustrator Kevin Hawkes will be at Rodgers Memorial Library (194 Derry Road, Hudson) on Friday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. for an evening of reading, drawing and fun. Visit rodgerslibrary.org.
Atul Gawande will be at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) to discuss his book Being Mortal on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $26 and include a discounted autographed copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org.
Anne Moose will stop at The Toadstool Bookshop (614 Nashua St., Milford) on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 3 to 5 p.m. for a talk and book signing for her new historical novel, Arkansas Summer, a story about racism and white supremacy in the Jim Crow South. Visit toadbooks.com or call 673-1734. 
MainStreet Bookends (16 E. Main St., Warner) will host a launch party with Warner author Matt Forrest Esenwine for his new book, Flashlight Night, on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 2 to 3 p.m. The book tells the story of three children who use a flashlight to light a path around their backyard and open up a world of imagination. Visit mainstreetbookends.com or call 456-2700. 
Claire Messud will take the stage at The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) as part of its Writers in the Loft series on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Messud will discuss her latest work, The Burning Girl, a story of adolescence and identity told through a friendship between two girls. The event includes an author presentation and moderated question-and-answer session, plus a post-event book signing and meet-and-greet. Tickets cost $40 and include a copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400.
Sharon Dunn will be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 5:30 p.m., to discuss her book Under a Dark Eye: A Family Story. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Ann Gibson, author of Morningstar: Growing up with Books, will be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Hopkinton author Elise Hooper will present and sign copies of her book The Other Alcott on Sunday, Sept. 17, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at Hopkinton Town Library (61 Houston Drive, Contoocook). The historical novel imagines the life of May Alcott, the sister of Little Women author Louisa May Alcott. Visit mainstreetbookends.com or call 456-2700. 
Exeter historian Jessica Parr will present her book Inventing George Whitefield at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter) on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. Visit waterstreetbooks.com. 
Casey Sherman will present The Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight Against ALS at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 5:30 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Hancock author Howard Mansfield will discuss and sign copies of his new book Summer Over Autumn: A Small Book of Small Town Life, at The Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough) on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 11 a.m. The book contains a collection of essays by Mansfield about living in a small town. Visit toadbooks.com.
Barnes & Noble (125 S. Broadway, Salem) will host a book signing with Heidi McLaighlin for her latest book, Forever My Girl, on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. Visit barnesandnoble.com. 
Barnes & Noble (235 Daniel Webster Highway, Nashua) will host a discussion, Q&A and book signing with author Roseann Sdoia for her book Perfect Strangers on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. Visit barnesandnoble.com.  
Jen Sincero will be at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., to present her book You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth. The book is a collection of essays aimed at helping people unlock their earning potential. The event is part of the Music Hall’s Innovation and Leadership series and includes an author presentation and moderated question-and-answer session, plus a post-event book signing and meet-and-greet. Tickets cost $37 and include an autographed copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org or call 436-2400.
The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) will host Karin Slaughter in conversation with Lisa Gardner on Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m., as part of its Writers in the Loft series. Slaughter will discuss her latest work, The Good Daughter, a cold-case thriller and psychological suspense novel. Tickets cost $42 and include a reserved seat for the author presentation, Q&A and book-signing meet-and-greet, plus a hardcover copy of The Good Daughter. Visit themusichall.org. 
Authors Sy Montgomery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas will present their first collaborative book, Tamed and Untamed: Close Encounters of the Animal Kind, at MainStreet Bookends (16 E. Main St., Warner, mainstreetbookends.com) on Sunday, Oct. 1, from 2 to 3 p.m.; at Water Street Bookstore (125 Water St., Exeter, waterstreetbooks.com) on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.; and at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com) on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. The book contains a collection of essays exploring the minds, lives and mysteries of all kinds of animals. 
Award-winning author and poet Kathy Brodsky will hold a storytime at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 10:30 a.m. Brodsky is the author of 10 picture books for children and one book for adults in print. She will reading two of her books, “Highwire” and “Winner Is” and will also host a signing following the storytime. This event is free with museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62 and up and for college students, $4 for kids ages 12 and up and free for kids 12 and under). Visit kathybrodsky.com or call 622-7531.
Joyce Maynard will present her new memoir, The Best of Us, at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com) on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m., and at The Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot Square, Peterborough) on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m.
Jennifer Haigh, author of the the Nashua Reads: One City, One Book program’s 2017 selected book, Heat and Light, will be at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua) for a question-and-answer session led by Lisa Allen on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $10 in advance at mktix.com/npl or the library front desk and $12 at the door. Visit nashualibrary.org or call 589-4610. 
Archer Mayor, author of Trace, will be at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Jane Yolen will present her newest book, Last Laughs: Prehistoric Epitaphs, at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 11 a.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve and Will in the World, will be at The Music Hall Loft (131 Congress St., Portsmouth) on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m., for a presentation, Q&A and book signing for his latest book, The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve. Tickets cost $42 and include a copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org.
Kevin Gardner discusses his book Discovering New England Stone Walls at Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library (7 Forest Road, Wilton) on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Visit wiltonlibrarynh.org.
Dan Brown will take the stage to discuss his new novel Origin at The Music Hall (28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth) on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $42 and include a hardcover copy of the book. Visit themusichall.org. 
Josh Judge will share his illustrated children’s book Be Nice to the Weather Guy at Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St., Concord) will host a book signing and talk with Tomie dePaola, author of Strega Nona and Pancakes for Breakfast, on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. Visit gibsonsbookstore.com or call 224-0562.
 
Events
The Hatbox Theatre (270 Loudon Road, Concord) will host New Hampshire Writers’ Project Night on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Local authors will team up with local actors for a night of literary readings, with opportunities for the audience to offer critique and helpful feedback for the authors. The cost is $5. Visit nhwritersproject.org. 
The Toadstool Bookshop (614 Nashua St., Milford) will have a local authors open house on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. Several local writers will be there to present and sign copies of their books, talk about their creative process and answer questions about the publishing world. Visit toadbooks.com or call 673-1734. 
 
 
Museums & history
Queen City Quilts, an exhibit featuring a collection of Manchester’s quilts spanning three centuries, is now available for viewing at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) through Oct. 21. Museum admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62 and up and for college students, $4 for kids ages 12 and up and free for kids 12 and under. Visit manchesterhistoric.org.
The Wolfeboro Vintage Race Boat Regatta, presented by the New Hampshire Boat Museum, is returning to Wolfeboro Bay from Wednesday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 16, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 50 vintage boats representing several classes will will be featured on a one-mile oval-shaped course throughout the event. Visit nhbm.org/vintage-race-boat-regatta/ for more details.
Join the Manchester Historic Association at the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) for New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell, happening on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Presenter and quilting expert Pam Weeks will weave world history, women’s history and industrial history into her discussion of quilts in the Granite State. Email history@manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531 to RSVP.
Twelve Granite State museums will be participating in Smithsonian magazine’s annual Museum Day Live! celebration on Saturday, Sept. 23. Visit smithsonianmag.com to find a museum and download a ticket, which is good for free admission for two people.
Join the New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St., Concord) on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. for a collection highlights talk featuring the Brown Paper Co. Historical Society volunteer John Rule, a retired engineer who has served as archivist for the Brown Co. collection at the Society since 2010, will be presenting this talk. Access to the talk is included in regular Society museum admission. Visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.
Join the Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road) for its annual vintage car show on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. If your antique car or motorcycle is 25 years old or older, bring it down to the Village for this unique family-friendly car show. No pre-registration or entry fee is required. Visitors are welcome to admire cars and motorcycles from many areas, meet with their owners, enjoy Village tours and exhibits, and shop for local handcrafts at the Museum store. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. 15. Visit shakers.org or call 783-9511.
The New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St., Concord) is hosting a lecture on the Old Man of the Mountain, happening Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. Geologist Brian Fowler, former president of the Mount Washington Observatory, will trace the Old Man’s geologic and human history, between the discovery of the phenomenon in 1805 and the day it collapsed and disintegrated into Franconia Notch on May 3, 2003. This program is included in the price of admission to the Society museum. Visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688.
Don’t miss the 31st annual Boy Scout Memorabilia Show, which is happening on Friday, Oct. 27, from 3 to 11 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Camp Carpenter (300 Blondin Road, Manchester). The show is sponsored by Daniel Webster Council BSA and features more than 100 tables of Boy Scout memorabilia on display for sale and show. Contact organizer Greg Anthony at greg.anthony@scouting.org or 625-6431 for more details.
Join the Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) for a weaving demonstration on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. featuring juried weaver Ruth Ward of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen. This event is free with museum admission ($8 for adults, $6 for seniors ages 62 and up and for college students, $4 for kids ages 12 and up and free for kids 12 and under). Visit manchesterhistoric.org or call 622-7531.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) is commemorating the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I with “War and Wings: A Selection of World War I and vintage aviation photos,” a new exhibit that will be available for viewing beginning Nov. 3 and through Dec. 10. The museum will have on display a collection of posters from the World War I era depicting war propaganda, as well as various programs to follow in conjunction with the exhibit. Visit nhahs.org/events for more details.
Join the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road, Londonderry) for “Songs and Stories of World War II,” a special Veterans Day program happening on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. The program honors World War II veterans and their generation through the original songs of Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz. A number of popular war-era cover songs will also be integrated into the program, and World War II memorabilia will be on display. Veterans will receive free admission, and regular museum admission applies to all other visitors. Visit nhahs.org/events.
A new exhibition at the New Hampshire Historical Society (30 Park St., Concord) called “Making the World Safe for Democracy: Posters of the Great War in New Hampshire” will be available beginning Sat., Nov. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be on view until October 2019. This exhibition showcases World War I posters drawn from the Society’s collections, and explores the use of this popular art form to shape public opinion and mobilize American citizens to fight in the war. Visit nhhistory.org or call 228-6688 for more details.
 
 
COMEDY
Tupelo Music Hall hosts a Tupelo Night of Comedy on Friday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m., featuring comedians Tony V. and PJ Walsh. Tickets are $18.
See comedian Bob Marley at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50.
Mark Scalia takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Comedy Central comedian Chris Zito performs at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Veteran comedian and Monty Python creator John Cleese will perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts, followed by a screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50.
See Rob Steen at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Mike Koutrobis takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Tupelo Music Hall hosts at Tupelo Night of Comedy on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m., featuring comedians Graig Murphy and Paul Keenan. Tickets are $18.
Comedian Frank Santos Jr., also known as the “R-rated Hypnotist,” performs at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.50.
Catch comedian Steven Wright at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $39.50 to $49.50.
See Mike McCarthy perform at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Grammy Award-winning stand-up comedian Lewis Black performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $49.50 to $62.50.
See John Rominoff perform at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Boston-based comedian Myq Kaplan performs at The Music Hall Loft on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $18.
See comedian Johnny Pizzi at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Johnny Joyce performs at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Will Noonan takes the stage at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
Bob Marley takes the stage again, this time at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 p.m. and at 9 p.m. Tickets are $32.50.
See Mike Koutrobis again at Headliners Comedy Club on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.
 
 
Live music
See alternative rockers 10,000 Maniacs at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $55.
Catch the Bob Seger tribute band The Beautiful Losers perform at the Palace Theatre on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Bee Gees tribute band Stayin’ Alive perform at the Palace Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. General admission seating is $39.50.
See folk rock and country singer Crystal Bowersox at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
Don’t miss Girls Guns and Glory performing at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Country and southern rock band Alabama will perform at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion at Meadowbrook on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $29.75.
New York-based acoustic roots rock group Greg Cornell & The Cornell Brothers will be at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
See power pop revival artist Matthew Sweet perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $42.
The Evan Goodrow Band, a group led by singer-songwriter Evan Goodrow that has released 11 studio albums and offers a blended sound of R&B, soul, blues and rock, performs at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, $8 at the door.
See multi-platinum-selling and Grammy Award-winning rock artist Lita Ford at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $65.
Multi-platinum-selling singer Jake Owen performs at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39 in advance and $44 at the door.
See rock and folk band Session Americana at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Friday, Sept. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Catch John Waite at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29.
Grammy Award-winning Chicano rock band Los Lobos will perform at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $49.50.
Join the Tupelo Music Hall for “The Legends Live On,” a special tribute show to music greats Gregg Allman, Ray Charles and B.B. King. Performers will include Michael Allman, son of Gregg Allman, Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of Ray Charles, Claudette King, daughter of BB King, and Jeff Pitchell, who was recently named “Best Blues Musician” in New England by Billboard. The show is happening Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $37 to $50.
Don’t miss Ed Gerhard at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Catch The Lonely Heartstring Band at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Hollywood-based glam metal band Warrant perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50.
Multi-platinum-selling metal artists Megadeth perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $46 in advance, $51 at the door.
See Wendee Glick & Friends at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m. Admission is free.
Don’t miss Big Bad VooDoo Daddy as they perform at the Palace Theatre on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40.50 to $70.50.
See Dee Snider of the acclaimed ‘80s metal band Twisted Sister perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $60 to $79.
John Popper, acclaimed harmonica player and frontman of the ‘90s rock group Blues Traveler, performs at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.
See Sister Hazel perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.
Don’t miss Kat Wright at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
Contemporary blues guitarist Corey Harris performs at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Catch Ben Sollee at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $20.
Acoustic guerrilla-roots band Damn Tall Buildings performs at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $13 at the door.
See Vinny and Carmine Appice at Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $40.
Don’t miss singer-songwriter Mason Jennings perform at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42.
Catch Gracie Curran & The High Falutin’ Band at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
See progressive rockers Wishbone Ash perform at Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
See Toronto-based blues rockers Cowboy Junkies at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $39.50.
Boston-based rock band Los Sugar Kings will perform at Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.
See Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Seth Glier at the Music Hall Loft on Friday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14. He will also perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22.
Local jam band Truffle will perform at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $7.
Don’t miss the Led Zeppelin tribute band Kashmir perform at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24.
Martin Barre, guitarist of the legendary rock band Jethro Tull, will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $45.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Graham Nash performs at the Historic Music Hall on Saturday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $62.
See pop rock artist Will Dailey at the Riverwalk Cafe & Music Bar on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
Catch ‘90s alternative rockers Third Eye Blind at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $33 in advance, $38 at the door.
Don’t miss Benjamin Clementine performing at the Historic Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 6, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $32.
Solo acoustic artist Keller Williams performs at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Catch Jonny Lang at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Saturday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $21.
Multi-award-winning Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. Admission is free; tickets will be available beginning Monday, Sept. 11.
See JJ Grey at Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.
Tom Keifer of the Philadelphia-based blues rock band Cinderella performs at Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50.
See The Artimus Pyle Band, featuring acclaimed Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle, at Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50.
Seventies hard rockers Blue Oyster Cult will perform at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50.
Scottish-born Australian singer Colin Hay, lead vocalist of the band Men at Work, performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $59.50.
Catch Peter Wolf and The Midnight Travelers at Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $55.
Don’t miss Rusted Root performing at Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45.
See singer-songwriter Liz Longley at Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 20, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.
Catch ‘80s rockers The Smithereens at Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $55.
South African musician Johnny Clegg performs at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $65.
English singer-songwriter Howard Jones will take the stage at Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $60.
Multiple Grammy Award winner and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to $85.
California platinum-selling singer-songwriter Anna Nalick performs at Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen takes the stage at Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45.
Multi-platinum-selling country music star Josh Turner will perform at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $70.
Catch The Slambovian Circus of Dreams at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30.
See country singer Colter Wall at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28.
Don’t miss The Yardbirds at The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35.
Acclaimed solo pianist George Winston will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $60.
See Max Weinberg’s Jukebox at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $55.
The Wood Brothers will take the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50.
Moondance, a tribute concert to acclaimed singer Van Morrison, is happening at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $24.
Pop music icon Janet Jackson will perform at the SNHU Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $39.95.
Catch the Los Lonely Boys at the Tupelo Music Hall on Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $50.
Rock & Rock Hall of Fame singer-songwriter Felix Cavaliere takes the stage at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $45 to $65.
See Illinois hard rockers Cheap Trick at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $70.
The Grammy-nominated Acoustic Alchemy will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $30 to $35.
See Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman at the Tupelo Music Hall on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. Tickets range from $50 to $65.
Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Famer David Crosby will be at the Tupelo Music Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $75 to $100.
Singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie takes the stage at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.
See Rosanne Cash at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $69.
Don’t miss Doyle Bramhall II at the Tupelo Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $45.
Shot of Poison, a tribute band to ‘80s rock legends Poison, will perform at the Palace Theatre on Friday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25.
See Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn at the Flying Monkey Movie House & Performance Center on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58.
 
 
Film
The ConcordTV 2017 Youth Video Camp Film Festival takes place at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. The screening shows the best films and highlights of the year’s ConcordTV youth video campers ages 9 through 14. Tickets cost $5 for adults and are free for children age 14 and under. Visit redrivertheatres.org.
Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) will have a special screening of Spirited Away (PG, 2003) on Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $12. Visit redrivertheatres.org.
There is a “Talk Like a Pirate Day” special showing of The Goonies (PG, 1985) at Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children. Visit redrivertheatres.org.
The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton) will show a Harry Houdini silent film double feature of Terror Island (1920) and The Man From Beyond (1922) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit wiltontownhalltheatre.com.
Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) will have a special screening of The Wizard of Oz (G, 1939) on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children. Visit redrivertheatres.org.
Film lovers around the world will view and vote on their favorite films in the 20th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. In New Hampshire, the films are playing at the Colonial Theatre (2050 Main St., Bethlehem) on Friday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 30, at 5 and 7:30 p.m.; and at New Hampshire Technical Institute (31 College Drive, Concord) on Friday, Oct. 6, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 7, at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. Visit manhattanshort.com.
Manchester Public Library (405 Pine St., Manchester) will show the silent film Waxworks (1924) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us.
The New Hampshire Film Festival returns Thursday, Oct. 12, through Sunday, Oct. 15, with independent films screened at various locations in Portsmouth. Day passes cost $25 for Thursday and $40 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and include entry to every screening for that day, plus admission to all panels and workshops. Weekend passes, which include entry for all four days, cost $100. VIP passes, which include premium and advanced seating at every screening and priority entrance to all ceremonies and parties, cost $225. Visit nhfilmfestival.com. 
The Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St., Wilton) will show the 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.
Red River Theatres (11 S. Main St., Concord) will show the silent film Nosferatu (1922) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m. Admission costs $12. Visit redrivertheatres.org.
The SNOB Film Festival takes place Thursday, Nov. 9, through Sunday, Nov. 12, 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.
Manchester Public Library (405 Pine St., Manchester) will show the silent film What Price Glory (1926) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Visit manchester.lib.nh.us.
The Manchester Historic Association Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Manchester) will show the silent film Way Down East (1920) with live music by Jeff Rapsis on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. Visit manchesterhistoric.org/millyard-museum. 
 
 
RACES
Runs, walks or rides
The 11th annual Davis and Towle Family Kitchen 5K Race and Fitness Walk will be on Friday, Sept. 8, at NHTI. The 5K starts at 5:30 p.m. and the children’s fun run starts at 6:15 p.m. Team members must make a donation to register, and the first 100 registrants who give $25 get a T-shirt. Visit thefriendlykitchen.org. Call Perry Seagroves at 271-6484, ext. 4303, or email pseagroves@ccsnh.edu.
The seventh annual Childhood Cancer Lifeline 5K is on Saturday, Sept. 9. It starts and ends at Margaritas in Salem, 1 Keewaydin Drive. The race begins at 10:30 a.m. Registration fees range from $35 for ages 13 and up to $15 for ages 6 to 12. There will be games, food, drinks, raffles and lots of fun. Visit kidscancer5k.com. 
The Jack Sharley 5K “Knockout the Hills at Highnote” is on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 173 Prescott Road, Epping. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 to $25. For questions, call Amy McPhee at 770-8869. Visit running4free.com.
Find your Irish luck at the Northeast Delta Dental Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 10K in Manchester on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 10:15 a.m. The race starts at the Wild Rover Pub at 21 Kosciuszko St. The first 1,000 to register get a stainless steel drinking mug. Costs for the 5K are $30 to $35 for drinking-age adults, $20 to $25 for teens and $10 for kids. Registration for the 10K is $35 to $40. Awards will be given. Visit millenniumrunning.com/halfway. 
The Veterans Count third annual Nashua Salute Our Soldiers 5K Run & Walk is on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Stellos Stadium, 7 Stadium Drive, Nashua. The race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for kids 12 and under. Visit runreg.com.
The 17th annual Run to Fall 5K is on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 907 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood. The 5K race and 2.5K walk both start at 10 a.m. Registration is $15 to $20. T-shirts are given to the first 150 to pre-register. Visit runtofall5k.weebly.com. 
Get your heart pumping for a good cause at the eighth annual Erica’s 5K Run to strike back against cancer on Saturday, Sept. 16, at Merrimack High School, 36 McElwain St., Merrimack. The 1K fun run and the 5K start at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for the kids’ fun run. There are team rates as well. Proceeds go to the Erica Pombrio Foundation. Visit ericasrun.com. 
The seventh annual 5K Trail Race for Hooksett Kiwanis is on Saturday, Sept. 16, from Hooksett Heads Pond Trail to the Hooksett Library. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. and the kids’ fun run is at 8:45 a.m. Registration is $10 to $35 with group discounts for teams of five or more. T-shirts will be given to the first 125 registrants. Visit hooksettkiwanis.org.
The Pelham Old Home Day 5K Race & Walk on Saturday, Sept. 16, starts at 8:30 a.m. at Meeting House Park in Pelham. The walk is 2.5 miles. It costs $25 to register before Sept. 12 and $35 after. Proceeds will benefit the Nashua Special Olympics. The first 350 registrants will get free T-shirts. Visit normnso.wixsite.com.
The Salemfest 5K on Saturday, Sept. 16, will help you test your endurance. Starting at Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main St., Salem, the 5K run/walk for both serious runners and families goes through a scenic neighborhood and also includes a Kids Trot. Race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 to $20. Visit rccsalem.com/salemfest5k.
The Healthy Kids Running Series in Nashua is Sundays, Sept. 17, Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 8 and Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. Runs start at Lincoln Park, Greenlay Street, Nashua. Races are $35 for each age group. Depending on the age group, races are from a 50-yard dash to a mile long. Registration closes Oct. 1. Visit healthykidsrunningseries.org or contact Valentina Conant at 617-281-1780.
The Twilite 4K Hoot Owl Run is a fun and challenging event through Mine Falls Park on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m. Costs range from $20 to $25. The first 125 registrants get a free T-shirt. It begins at Stellos Stadium, 7 Stadium Drive in Nashua. Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com. Call 429-8879.
The Granite State Wheelmen Tri-State Seacoast Century bike riding event is being held Friday, Sept. 22, through Sunday, Sept. 24, on Ocean Boulevard at Hampton Beach. The Century ride will feature scenic routes at 12-, 50-, 63- and 100-mile lengths for every level of rider. The start and finish of each route will be at the Hampton Beach State Park South Pavilion. The rides start at 7 a.m. All races are $60 per adult and $30 per child 15 and under. Register at granitestatewheelmen.org.
The Kelly Mann Memorial 5K and 3K Fun Run is on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Nashua High School South, 36 Riverside St., Nashua. The race begins at 9 a.m. Registration is $25 and is a fundraiser for Bridges, a nonprofit service provider for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Call 889-0858 for questions. Visit bridgesnh.org.
Raise funds for nursing scholarships by running in the NHNA Healthy Nurse Scholarship 5K on Sunday, Sept. 24. The race starts at noon at 420 Main St., Nashua. Registration is $15 to $30 and kids 12 and under can run for free. Visit racewire.com .
The Tanger Outlets ninth annual Fit for a Cure 5K Run/Walk presented by Under Armour is on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 8:30 a.m. Costs range from $15 to $25. Race starts and finishes at 120 Laconia Road in Tilton. Visit runreg.com. 
Do what the name says at Get Your Rear in Gear, a 5K run/walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook to raise funds for colon cancer awareness. Costs range from $13 to $35 and runs start at 9 a.m. after a kids’ fun run at 8:45 a.m. Email Katie Robert at katie_robert@jsi.com or call Christie Lockhart at 952-378-1237 with questions. Visit join.coloncancercoalition.org. 
Run in the Luke Capistran Memorial 5K & 3K Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Derryfield Park in Manchester. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $10 to $25. The race is in the memory of a teenage boy from Manchester who died of cancer in 2011. Visit lightboxreg.com.
Let the dogs work out at the fourth annual Miles for Mutts 5K on Saturday, Sept. 30. The race takes off from Mine Falls Park, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua. Registration is $30; race starts at 9:30 a.m. Visit active.com. 
Race through the suds and come out cleaner in the Bubble Run - New Hampshire on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Registration is $50. The race is broken up into several heats starting at 8 a.m. Visit bubblerun.com.
Work up a sweat at the Warner Fall Foliage Festival 5 Miler on Saturday, Oct. 7. It’s during the Fall Foliage Festival Weekend and starts at the American Legion, 8 Kearsarge St. Ext., Warner. The race costs $25 to $30 and begins at 9 a.m. Visit wfff.org.
The Great Island 5K is on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Great Island Common in New Castle. The race starts at 10 a.m. followed by a kids’ fun run at 10:45 a.m. Registration is $10 to $30. Visit greatisland5k.org.
The fifth annual Memorial Bridge 5K Road Race is on Sunday, Oct. 8. The start time is 10 a.m. The race goes across Memorial Bridge and loops around downtown Portsmouth, circling back to the Strawbery Banke Museum. Runners get admission to the WHEB Chili Cook-Off. Registration is $30 for individuals. Veterans and active military service members run for free. Visit memorialbridgeroadrace.com.
The Fun Fall Frolic is on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Bronstein Park in Manchester. The race starts at 10 a.m. The race wraps up with a Fun Fall Kids Festival with food, music, face-painting, fire trucks and more. Registration is $15 to $30 for the 5K, $10 to $25 for the 2-mile run. Call 860-6275 for questions. Visit racewire.com.
Run in the James W. Foley Freedom Run/Walk 5K in honor of the American journalist who was executed in August 2014 by ISIS militants. The race is organized by the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation and takes place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Rochester Fairgrounds, 72 Lafayette St., Rochester. At the same time, thousands will be running in solidarity around the world. Registration costs $25. Visit app.mobilecause.com/vf/freedomrun. 
Break a sweat at Missy’s Hope 5K on Saturday, Oct. 14. It’s a race around Crystal Lake in Manchester starting at 10 a.m. in memory of 2009 murder victim Melissa “Missy” Cantin Charboneau. Adults run for $20, and youth between 5 and 12 run for $10. Kids run free. You can register as a runner or a walker. Visit missyshope5k.com.
The third annual Runaway Pumpkin 10K & 5K Run/Walk is on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9 a.m. The race happens on Smith Track at Opechee Park, 879 N. Main St., Laconia. Registration is $30 to $35 for the 10K, $25 to $30 for the 5K. There are cash prizes for the top finishers. Visit runawaypumpkin.com.
Test your endurance at Vulcan’s Fury Trail Race on Saturday, Oct. 14. The 11.4-mile race starts at 10 a.m. at Pawtuckaway State Park, 128 Mountain Road, Nottingham. There’s also a 5.4-mile short course. Costs range from $25 to $40. The course involves jumping streams, crossing bridges and ascending a rocky slope called the Devil’s Staircase. Visit acidoticracing.com. 
The Footrace for the Fallen on Sunday, Oct. 15, starts at 10:15 a.m at the Manchester Police Department, 405 Valley St., Manchester. Registration costs $25. It honors police killed in the line of duty and raises funds for the Manchester Police Athletic League, which provides services for at-risk youth. Visit manchesterpoliceathleticleague.org. 
The Goffstown Pumpkin Regatta 10K is on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Mill Street in Goffstown. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Kids Pumpkin Patch Relay at 10:15 a.m. Registration is $25 to $30. Kids 11 and under run for free. All drinking-age participants will receive a beer coupon redeemable at the Village Trestle. For questions, call Christine Lewis at 860-6275. Visit racewire.com.
Take part in the fifth annual Lois’ Race Against Lyme on Sunday, Oct. 15, at Mine Falls Park in Nashua. The race starts at 10 a.m. Proceeds help to pay for the medical expenses of local Lyme disease sufferers. Registration is $15 to $25. Visit lightboxreg.com.
Go for a record at the sixth annual Michael LoVerme Memorial 5K on Sunday, Oct. 15, at noon. The race costs from $20 to $25 and starts at Merrimack High School, 36 McElwain St., Merrimack. Visit mlmf.org. 
The Aviation Day & Runway 5K is on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Concord Municipal Airport, 65 Airport Road, Concord. The race starts at 10 a.m. after a kids’ fun run at 9:45 a.m. The event features airplane rides, which are free for kids 8 to 17. Registration is $25. Visit gsama.org.
The Seacoast United 5K and Fun Run is on Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Seacoast United Outdoor Field Complex, 88 Shirkin Road, Epping. The race starts at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $10 to $25. Visit active.com.
The seventh annual Granite State 10-Miler is on Sunday, Oct. 22, starting at 9 a.m. It is along low-traffic roads through pretty New Hampshire countryside during fall foliage season. The race starts at NHTI, 31 College Drive, Concord, adjacent to the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. Registration is $30. Visit gs10miler.com. 
The Jack London 10K Trail Race is on Sunday, Oct. 22. The course is run entirely on trails through Mine Falls, Nashua. The race starts at 10 a.m. at Stellos Stadium and costs from $25 to $30. Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com. 
The Rett’s Roost Superhero 5K is on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Throwback Brewery, 7 Hobbs Road, North Hampton. The race and a kids’ fun run start at 10 a.m. Registration is $25. Visit rettsroost.org.
The Santa Fund Run 5K and 10K is on Sunday, Oct. 22, at YMCA of Greater Nashua, 24 Stadium Drive, Nashua. The race starts at 9 a.m. Visit gatecityseries.com.
The CHaD Trick-or-Trot 3K is on Saturday, Oct. 28, at Arms Park in Manchester. The race kicks off at 2:30 p.m. Registration is $10 to $30. The first 1,000 registrants get running tech gloves and finishers each get a beer ticket redeemable at three local bars. Visit millenniumrunning.com/trick-or-trot.
Run for the hills at the sixth annual Wicked FIT Run on Saturday, Oct. 28, which features a 5K and a kids run. It’s a spooktacular event organized by Families in Transition dedicated to chasing away homelessness. Races start at 9:30 a.m. in Rollins Park, Concord. The cost is $25 for adults, $15 for teenagers and free for kids. Call 641-1143 or email events@fitnh.org for questions. Visit fitnh.org. 
Run in the Witch Way to the 5K on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Ross A. Lurgio Middle School, 47 Nashua Road, Bedford. The race starts at 10 a.m. after a kids’ fun run at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $5 to $40. Visit sites.google.com/a/bedfordnhk12.net/lurgio-ww5k .
The Hallo-Wiener Hustle is on Sunday, Oct. 29, at McGarvey’s, 1097 Elm St., Manchester. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $100 per team. Four people are needed to complete a relay team. Each teammate will run one mile, drink a beer and eat a hot dog before the next teammate can run. Visit active.com.
Run in the Penmen for Patriots 5K on Saturday, Nov. 11, at Southern New Hampshire University, 2500 N. River Road, Hooksett. The race starts at 3 p.m. Registration is $30. Visit millenniumrunning.com .
The Girls on the Run New Hampshire Fall 2017 5K Celebration is on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Memorial Field, 70 S. Fruit St., Concord. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. Call 778-1389 for questions. Visit girlsontherunnh.org/5k. 
The Milford Turkey Chase 5K is on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Milford Middle School, 33 Osgood St., Milford. The race starts at 10 a.m. Registration is $20 to $25. Visit g2racereg.webconnex.com.
Take part in the Going, Going Gobble 5K on Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Pollard School, 120 Main St., Plaistow. The race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $15 to $25. Visit active.com .
The 19th annual Novemberfest Race is on Sunday, Nov. 19, at Mine Falls Park in Nashua. The race starts at 11:33 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Nashua Children’s Home. Registration is $20. Visit lightboxreg.com .
Set your eyes eastward for the third annual Turkey Day Dash to the Sea on Thursday, Nov. 23, at Hampton Academy, 29 Academy Ave., Hampton. The race starts at 8:30. Registration is $30 to $35 or $100 for a family of four.
Take part in the Fisher Cats Thanksgiving Day 5K on Thursday, Nov. 23. The race starts at 9 a.m. outside Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Fees range from $10 to $30. The first 1,500 registrants get a tech shirt. Visit millenniumrunning.com/thanksgiving.  
The GDTC 44th annual Turkey Trot 5K Road Race is on Thursday, Nov. 23, at Gallien’s Town Beach on Beaver Lake in Derry. The race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $10 to $20. Visit gdtc.org .
The Rotary Club of Merrimack’s 5K Turkey Trot is on Thursday, Nov. 23, at Merrimack Middle School, 31 Madeline Bennett Drive, Merrimack. The race starts at 8 a.m. Registration is $15 to $25. Visit merrimack5k.com.
 
Marathons or a half
Run in the 25th annual New Hampshire Marathon on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Newfound Memorial Middle School, 155 N. Main St., Bristol. The event includes a marathon, half marathon and 10K. Races start at 9 a.m. and registration is $30 for the 10K, $55 for the half marathon and $70 for the marathon. All prices go up $10 for race-day registration. Visit nhmarathon.com.
The Traveler Beer New England Half Marathon is on Sunday, Oct. 1, at the New Motor Speedway in Loudon. The race starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $90 to $100. The first 1,000 registrants get a half-zip fleece. Visit millenniumrunning.com/ne-half.
The Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon & 5K is on Sunday, Oct. 1, on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton. Both the 5K and the half marathon start at 8 a.m. and the party goes until 1 p.m. Runners can get food, beer and live music at the event. Registration is $45 for the 5K and $85 for the half marathon. Visit hamptonrockfest.com.
The Joe English Twilight Challenge is on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the groomed equestrian trails of Freestyle Farm, 188 Mack Hill Road, Amherst. The six-hour ultra-marathon begins at 5 p.m., and relay teams for the full or half marathon will start at 7 p.m. Registration is $30 to $45. Visit joe-english.org.
The Ghost Train Rail Trail Races is haunting the Milford and Brookline Rail Trail. The Ultra race is on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1 Mason Road, Brookline starting at 9 a.m. The 15-mile race and relay race are on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 298 South St., Milford, both starting at 8 a.m. Registration for the relay is $10, the 15-miler is $20 and the Ultra race is $50. Visit sites.google.com/site/ghosttrainrailtrailrace or ultrasignup.com.
Dress up as your favorite superhero at the CHaD HERO Half Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 22, at Alumni Hall in the Hopkins Center for the Arts, 4 E. Wheelock St., Hanover. The race starts at 9 a.m. for bikers, 10 a.m. for 5K walkers and hikers, 11:15 a.m. for a one-mile family fun run, and the half marathon and 5K run start at noon. Registration is $25 to $50. 
The Loco Half & Full Marathon is on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket. Both races start at 8 a.m. Registration is $65 for the half marathon, $85 for the marathon. Visit locomarathon.com.
Get moving at the hilly and challenging Manchester City Marathon powered by SNHU on Sunday, Nov. 12, at Veterans Park in Manchester. The race also features a half marathon, relay and kids’ fun run, which all start at 8:50 a.m. Registration for the marathon is $100 to $110, marathon relay is $180 to $200, the half marathon is $85 to $95 and the half marathon relay is $110 to $125. Visit millenniumrunning.com/marathon. 
 
Triathlons
Test your best at the Contoocook Carry Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 9, starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Hopkinton High School, 297 Park Avenue, Contoocook. The race is rain or shine. Costs range from $25 for adults to $1 for children younger than 10. Pre-registration closes on Sept. 7. Prizes will be awarded to first-place iron woman, iron man and iron teen. Visit contoocookcarry.org or call Mary Congoran at 568-2783 or email her at tcongoran@hotmail.com.
The Monadnock Full Throttle Triathlon is on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the state Division of Parks and Recreation at 116 Poole Road, Jaffrey. It starts with a half-mile swim at 9 a.m. in Thorndike Pond. Registration is $75 for individuals, $115 for a two-person team and $135 for a three-person team. For questions, call 547-0518 or email jason.nero32@gmail.com. Visit monadnockfullthrottle.com .
The third annual Om-a-can-can-oe Pedal Run Paddle Triathlon is on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Lamprey River Elementary School, 33 Old Manchester Road, Raymond. The triathlon begins at 8:30 a.m. and registration is $5 to $30. Visit friendsofraymondrecreation.org.
The Wallis Sands Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 16, starts at 8 a.m. at Wallis Sands State Park in Rye. All participants must have a one-day or annual USA Triathlon membership. One-day memberships can be purchased through the registration process. The sprint triathlon is $89 plus $6.84 sign-up fee and the relay is $139 with a $9.84 sign-up fee. Visit tri-maine.com.
The Lakes Region Tri Festival is on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, at Newfound Lake in Wellington State Park in Bristol. The sprint-distance and Olympic-distance triathlons start at 9 a.m. Registration ranges from $95 to $215 depending on the event. Visit lakesregiontrifestival.com.
 
With pets
Team up with your dog for the annual My Dogs are Barking 5K and Pet Fair. It takes place on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 10 a.m. at Derryfield Park in Manchester. The race benefits the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire. Fees range from $20 to $50. Runners with dogs will get a collapsible dog bowl while supplies last. This is a chip-timed, accurately measured 5K course. Contact Michelle Chergey at mchergey@rescueleague.org or visit rescueleague.org.
 
 
NATURE
Festivals & other hands-on fun
Take part in the Incredible Insect Day at Amoskeag Fishways on Saturday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guests will learn about the insects that call the Merrimack River home and the characteristics of underwater and land bugs. See the insects up close and learn how to identify them. There will also be insect-themed crafts and games. No registration is necessary for the free event. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3574.
Join the Cardboard Challenge Extravaganza at the Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids will use recycled materials to design and build their own structures or of works of art. The event is free but advance registration is required at amoskeagfishways.org or by calling 626-3474.
More than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, businesses, clubs and families will be featured during the 13th annual Portsmouth Fairy House Tour on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, starting at 11 a.m. The houses will be on display on the grounds of the Governor John Langdon House, Strawbery Banke Museum, Prescott Park and Peirce Island. Tickets purchased in advance cost $25 for families, $12 for adults, $8 for seniors and $4 for kids ages 3 through 12. Tickets purchased the day of the event cost $30/$15/$10/$5. Visit portsmouthfairyhousetour.com. 
Visit the Fall Festival at Beaver Brook (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) on Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to see art from dozens of regional artists at the Maple Hill Farm including featured artist Heather Crowley of East Kingston. There will be activities for all ages including crafts for kids, wildlife encounters and Carriage Shack animal petting. The event is free. See beaverbrook.org.
Step into the Enchanted Forest on Friday, Oct. 20, from 5 to 8:45 p.m. at the McLane Center in Concord (84 Silk Farm Road). The family event is not scary but does include enhanced performance skits, indoor activities and a walk through a jack-o’-lantern-lined trail in the woods. Register for $9.50 at nhaudubon.org or email organizer Ruth Smith at rsmith@nhaudubon.org.
Dissect an Owl Pellet at the Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. where kids can learn about owl eating habits. The event is $8 per family and registration is required at amoskeagfishways.org. Call 626-3474.
 
Field trips
Take a field trip with the Migration North of Notches on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hannah Dustin park-and-ride (Route 4 West, off I-93 Exit 17). Follow adventure leader Pam Hunt for a “leader’s choice” expedition to the edge of North Conway in search of migrating warbler birds and boreal species. Bring lunch for the all-day event. Call Pam Hunt at 753-9137 or email biodiva@myfairpoint.net.
Take a Beginner Bird Walk through Pickering Ponds (374 Pickering Road, Rochester) on Sunday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m. to noon. Walk leader Dan Hubbard will take beginners and expert bird watchers through the trails and ponds of the Cocheco River area in search of migrant songbirds. Participation is free. Contact Dan Hubbard at danielhubbard@peoplepc.com or call 332-4093.
Join the New Hampshire Historical Society for a day at John Hay’s historic New Hampshire estate, The Fells (456 Route 103A, Newbury) on Friday Sept. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The estate overlooks scenic Lake Sunapee in Lee and the day-long excursion will include special tours of the house and gardens, a lunch and a talk by historian Philip McFarland about his recently published book, John Hay, Friend of Giants: The Man and Life Connecting Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Henry James, and Theodore Roosevelt and a narrated tour of Lake Sunapee. Members of the New Hampshire Historical Society pay $100 and non-members pay $150. Non-member couples pay $275. To register go to nhhistory.org.
Take a Guided Kayaking Trip through the Winnipesaukee River on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 10 a.m. with the Souhegan Watershed Association. This free ride is billed as a trainer for beginners as it goes through several Class I and Class II sections of river. There also be plenty of flat water sections. Meet in the parking lot behind McDonald’s at 5 Tilton Road, Tilton. Visit souheganriver.org or contact the trip leaders, Nancy Gero and John Jenkins, at 303-3638.
Take part in a Guided Mushroom Foray on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Beaver Brook (117 Ridge Road, Hollis). Walk leader Stephanie Doyle will take a group into the trails to teach them how to search for and safely identify mushrooms in the wild. She will also teach guests how to identify toxic mushrooms and edible mushrooms. The nature walk is $20 per person and registration is at beaverbrook.org.
Take a free guided kayak trip through the fall foliage to an old covered bridge for lunch on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 9 a.m. The easy paddling route will pass woods and meadows during New Hampshire’s scenic foliage season. Meet in Peterborough at the junction of Route 202 North and Scott Mitchell Road (on the right), about half a mile north of EMS and Conval High School. Call the trip leader Tom Quarles at 673-7515.
Take a Wildflower Walk at Beaver Brook on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaver Brook (117 Ridge Road, Hollis). The guided walk takes guests through areas inhabited by the last of the delicate witch hazel flowers of the summer and berries still left over from the warmer months. The walk will also showcase the trees with their fall colors. The walk is free. Visit beaverbrook.org.
Hike the Deering Wildlife Sanctuary (Clement Hill Road, Deering) on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Dave Butler. The three-mile hike at the wildlife sanctuary will explore the two ponds at the site that have active beaver populations. The trip will be mostly flat with one uphill section. Bring lunch for the free event and email Butler at davidlbutler@comcast.net or call organizer Phil Braon at 224-9909, ext. 334.
Take a Field Trip of Winter Tree Identification on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to noon at Beaver Brook (117 Ridge Road, Hollis) The event is free. Contact Richard Bielawski at rbielawski@mac.com or call 429-2537.
 
Meet the animals
Learn about native New Hampshire butterflies at Beautiful Butterflies on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Amoskeag Fishways Learning Center (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). The event is $8 per family. Go to nhaudubon.org or call 626-3474.
The Raptor Spectacular will be Saturday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center (23 Science Center Road, Holderness). The all-day event will feature guest speakers and live animal encounters with falcons, hawks and owls. The program is included with trail admission, which is $19 for adults, $14 for children age 3 to 15 and $16 for seniors. Visit nhnature.org or call 968-7194.
Join the Raptor Festival and Release Day at Carter Hill Orchard (73 Carter Hill Road, Concord) on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. New Hampshire Audubon will be releasing rehabilitated migratory birds of prey back into the wild. The fee to enter Miller Park is $4 for adults and $2 for children. Go to nhaudubon.org or call organizer Phil Brown at 224-9909, ext. 334.
Come see a collection of caterpillars at the Caterpillar Lab at the Bedrock Gardens (45 High Road, Lee) on Sunday, Sept. 17, from noon to 4 p.m. Go to bedrockgardens.org or call 659-2993.
The Wee Wonders: Honeybees is happening Wednesday, Sept. 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massabesic Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) with outdoor hands-on activities, songs, crafts, and stories that will teach kids age 4 through 6 about the special jobs of these pollinating and honey-making insects. Admission is $15. Register at nhaudubon.org/learn or call 668-2045. 
See Migratory Birds on Friday, Sept. 22, from 10 to 11:30 p.m. with expert birder and naturalist Kelly Dwyer at the Massabesic Audubon Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn). Take a walk with Dwyer through the nearby osprey blind and learn about when, how and where New Hampshire’s most prominent migratory birds go. The one-mile trail is easy. The event is $9 per person and registration is required. Email mac@nhaudubon.org or call 558-2045. 
Learn about the Magic of Avian Migration at the Junior Explorers program at Massabesic Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The event is led by Kelly Dwyer, New Hampshire Audubon’s director of education, and Paula Chouinard, Massabesic Audubon Center’s naturalist. This class is for ages 7 through 12 and costs $15 per person. Registration is required. Go to nhaudubon.com/learn or call 668-2045.
Discover hawks at the Wee Wonders Hawk Watch on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Massabesic Center (26 Audubon Way, Auburn) for ages 4 to 6. The cost is $15. Visit nhaudubon.org/learn or call 668-2045.
Learn about insects in the river on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road). The event is $7 per person. Visit nhaudubon.org or call 224-9909, ext. 313.
Join the Saturday Nature Seekers for their Clever Crows event on Saturday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester). A $5 donation is encouraged. Visit amoskeagfishways.org or call 626-3474.
Visit the Amoskeag Fishways (4 Fletcher St., Manchester) for their Calling all Crows event on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The bare trees of the seasons allow for more crow sightings. The event is $8 per family. Call 626-3474 or visit amoskeagfishways.org.
Join Blue Seal for a Wild Birding event on Tuesday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). The event will teach guests about the regional songbirds, their seed preferences, feeder preferences and the housing that suits them best. The event is free and open to the public. Call 224-9909.
 
Nature talks
Learn about the Trail of Lewis and Clark from a botanist on Thursday, Sept. 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the McLane Center (84 Silk Farm Road, Concord). Dr. Janey Sullivan will explain Lewis and Clark’s trail with images of the landscapes and plant species that they encountered. The cost is $7. Go to nhaudubon.org or call Ruth Smith at 224-9909, ext. 313.
The Feeding Winter Birds event is being held Monday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Philbrick-James Library of Deerfield (4 Church St., Deerfield). The free program will teach guests about the amazing adaptations birds have during the cold and the dangerous winters. Learn about where the birds go and what they do to survive during the winter months. The program is being presented by Hilary Chapman, an education specialist for the New Hampshire Audubon Society. Visit nhaudubon.org.
Take part in the Mindfulness and Nature Observation Workshop on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Massabesic Center (26 Audubon Way). This adults-only class is guided by Molly Schlangen, a professional-level yoga instructor. The class is $12 per person. Register by emailing mac@nhaudubon.org or call 668-2045.
Jennifer Snell Rullman will discuss the Snow Leopard on Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Theater Room at the Nashua Public Library. Director of The Snow Leopard Trust, Rullman has photographs and video of the snow leopards in the wild and will talk about her work to protect the animals that inhabit the high mountains of central Asia. No registration is necessary and the event is free. Contact Program Coordinator Richard Maloon at richard.maloon@att.net or call 424-5621.
Learn about Winter Tree Identification on Wednesday, Nov. 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nashua Public Library (2 Court St., Nashua). A Beaver Brook naturalist will teach guests how to identify the trees of New Hampshire during the cold fall months. On Saturday, Nov. 18, there will be a guided walk through Beaver Brook. The program is free to the public. Contact Program Coordinator Richard Maloon at richard.maloon@att.net or call 424-5621. 





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