It’s time to trade in the flip-flops of summer for fancier fall footwear, like maybe ruby slippers or shiny boots. Find those sparkly fashion statements at The Wizard of Oz, opening this weekend, and Kinky Boots in October — two theatrical productions you’ll find at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this fall. Find more theater, arts, music, festivals (such as the Children’s Museum of NH’s Toddlerfest, pictured at right), book events and more in this year’s fall guide.
Also on the cover The Manchester Citywide Arts Festival starts Monday, Sept. 11. Get the rundown of all the events on page 30. The annual Hampton Beach Seafood Festival will be serving up lobster and fun this weekend (page 38). And celebrate your furry friends at the Wags to Whiskers Festival next weekend (page 32).