The Art Roundup 24/02/22

The latest from NH’s theater, arts and literary communities

• “Voice of the city”: Positive Street Art (48 Bridge St., 3rd floor, in Nashua; will host “Vicus Vox” open mic night on Friday, Feb. 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $5 for spectators and participants — bring comedy, poetry, singing and more, according to a post on the organization’s Facebook page. All ages are welcome and the content must be all-ages-friendly, the post said. Sign up at

Spend your time at the Frank Lloyd Wright houses: The Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St. in Manchester; is looking for volunteers to give tours of its two Frank Lloyd Wright houses, according to a recent newsletter. A training class for volunteers begins in March. Fill out an application at

19th-century magic: Andrew Pinard, performer and founder of the Hatbox Theatre, will inhabit 19th-century magician Jonathan Harrington at the Players’ Ring Theatre (105 Marcy St. in Portsmouth;, 436-8123) for Jonathan Harrington — 19th Century Magician with performances Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 24, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 25, at 2:30 pm. Tickets cost $28, $25 for students and seniors.

Al Jaeger
Potter, ceramist and juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen Al Jaeger will give an art talk titled “A Life With Wood Fire” on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. the Alva de Mars Megan Chapel Art Center (Alumni Hall at Saint Anselm College in Manchester; Jaeger will discuss his life as an artist and his technique, according to a press release.

Why Worry? In March: A screening of the 1923 silent comedy Why Worry? was rescheduled from Feb. 18 to Sunday, March 3, at 2 p.m. at Wilton Town Hall Theatre (40 Main St. in Wilton). The movie stars Harold Lloyd and will feature live musical accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis, according to a press release. Admission is free but a suggested $10 per person donation is accepted, the release said.

Basket craft: The League of NH Craftsmen’s Nashua Gallery is offering a class making a round Cherokee-style storage basket on Saturday, April 13, and Sunday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be taught by Ruth Boland at Sanborn Mills Farm in Loudon; register at The fee is $250 plus a $60 materials fee, according to a press release.

Save the date for fiddles: The New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble announced a spring schedule for concerts in New Hampshire and Maine, according to a press release. Granite State concerts include Friday, May 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Rochester Opera House (31 Wakefield St. in Rochester); Saturday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m. at Interlakes High School Auditorium (1 Laker Lane in Meredith); Saturday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Exeter Town Hall (9 Front St.) and Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. at the Derryfield School (2108 River Road in Manchester). The ensemble features fiddles, guitars, banjos, mandolins, basses, harps, cellos and more, according to the release. See for tickets.

Maker market: Cottage Place at Squam Lake (1132 Route 3 in Holderness; will hold a Squam Lake Vintage & Makers Market on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is $5. The market will feature vendors, live music, food and a mobile bar, according to an email.

Film fest news: The Music Hall in Portsmouth officially takes over the New Hampshire Film Festival for its 22nd annual outing, according to a press release from Jan. 30. The four-day festival will run Oct. 17 through Oct. 20. The call for entries to the festival, for film and screenplay submissions, is open and can be made via, the release said

‘Stories of the Sea’
Theatre Kapow ( presents On the Exhale, a full-length drama that “offers a complex examination of America’s gun violence crisis,” at the Bank of NH Stage (16 S. Main St. in Concord; on Friday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m., according to a press release. Carey Cahoon, Kapow co-founder and managing director, will play the sole character in the show. Tickets to the show cost $33.75 ($26.75 for seniors & students). The Sunday, Feb. 18, show will feature ASL Interpretation as well as a post-show conversation about the impact of gun violence on New Hampshire, according to Theatre Kapow’s website. The play will also run Friday, March 1, through Sunday, March 3, at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith. See for tickets to either show.

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