This Week 24/06/13

Thursday, June 13

The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire hosts an evening of reflection and exploration with a panel of Black men in a discussion titled “A Softer Side: Re-Considering Black Masculinity” today at 6 p.m. at the Currier Museum of Art (150 Ash St., Manchester, 669-6144, currier.org). A reception for attendees will be hosted in the Winter Garden from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Attendees are also invited to explore the exhibit by Raphael Barontini currently on display.

Saturday, June 15

WOOFStock 2024 at Tuscan Village (9 Via Toscana in Salem, 212-9650, tuscanvillagesalem.com) starts at noon and will feature specialty cocktails, live music and dog-friendly fun (dogs invited). This event will support Salem Animal Rescue, Live Free Rescue, Dawgs Fight Back and Great Dog Rescue New England. Sip on human-friendly cocktails, like the YAPerol Spritz and Moscow Drool. A portion of proceeds from each drink sold will benefit organizations present.

Saturday, June 15

It’s Sad AF Emo Nite at the BNH Stage (16 S. Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com) at 8 p.m., organized by the Sad AF Collective, a Concord-based group partnering with local bands to promote early 2000s-style emo and pop-punk music and culture. This night will feature Dead Wait from Massachusetts; Birds, In Theory, and Gina Fritz, from Connecticut, as well as a Depressed Cake Shop pop-up. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

Saturday, June 15

Black Lives Matter New Hampshire is hosting its first ever Juneteenth kickback celebration at Keach Park in Concord today from 1 to 5 p.m. This gathering will feature traditional foods, music and storytelling and will be free for the general public. Keach Park is located in the Heights District of Concord, just off Loudon Road. The parking lot is at 7 Newton Ave.

Saturday, June 15

Turning Pointe Center of Dance (turningpointecenterofdance.com) presents Alice in Wonderland this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium (2 Prince St., Concord, 228-2793, theaudi.org). Tickets are $23 at the door.

Saturday, June 15

The Rex Theatre (23 Amherst St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org) presents a Candlelight Concert event, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and More, at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $43.

Sunday, June 16

Harold Lloyd’s 1927 silent comedy The Kid Brother is the latest in the Wilton Town Hall Theatre’s (40 Main St., Wilton, 654-3456, facebook.com/wiltontownhalltheatre) series of silent films with live musical accompaniment. It will screen at 2 p.m. Admission is free; $10 donation suggested.

Save the Date! Saturday, June 29
Monster Jam, a monster truck event, will take place at SNHU Arena (555 Elm St., Manchester, 644-5000, snhuarena.com) Saturday, June 29, at 1 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 30, at 1 p.m. Monster trucks will compete in high-octane, pulse-racing, extremely loud competitions, including races, a skills challenge, and donut and free-style competitions. Tickets start at $20 through the arena’s website.

Featured photo: Monster Jam.

This Week 24/06/06

Friday, June 7

Classic ’80s hair band Stryper will perform at the Tupelo Music Hall (10 A St. in Derry, 437-5100, tupelohall.com) as part of their To Hell With the Amps unplugged tour. They will take the stage at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $47.

Thursday, June 6

On the first Thursday of every month, the Rockingham Brewing Co. (1 Corporate Park Drive, Unit 1, Derry, 216-2324, rockinghambrewing.com) provides Ales and Alterations — Do you have a pile of clothes that are in need of a small repair or alteration? The pub will provide repair and alterations on the spot. Bring in an item, then sip a pint while you wait. Patches are available for purchase and can also be sewn on while you wait.

Thursday, June 6

Pipe Dream Brewing (49 Harvey Road, Unit 4, Londonderry, 404-0751, pipedreambrewingnh.com) will host an evening of Sip and Script from 6 to 7:30 p.m., a workshop to introduce participants to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. This class includes 1 1/2 hours of instruction and a beginner’s calligraphy kit. Tickets are $65.

Friday, June 7

The theme of tonight’s First Friday, which runs from 4 to 8 p.m in downtown Concord, is Beach Party. Expect food trucks, live music, a live dance party with a limbo contest, volleyball on the Statehouse lawn, a wine tasting and much more. See intownconcord.org.

Saturday, June 8

There will be a public auction of 15 surplus City-owned properties at JFK Coliseum (303 Beech St. in Manchester, 624-6444) this morning at 10 a.m. The City of Manchester has identified 20 lots across 15 sites that are surplus to its needs. Of the 15 vacant lots, 12 were acquired by Tax Collector’s Deed. For more information, visit jsjauctions.com.

Saturday, June 8

Symphony NH will perform a concert of the Music of John Williams – Star Wars and More at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S Main St., Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com) tonight at 7:30 p.m. The music of John Williams will include scores from Star Wars to Superman to Indiana Jones to Harry Potter and more. A pre-concert talk about the pieces performed will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tickets start at $20.75.

Monday, June 10

The Perimeter Jazz Ensemble, an 18-piece big band under the direction of Peter Hazzard, is set to make its debut performance at the Manchester Community Music School (2291 Elm St., Manchester, 644-4548, mcmusicschool.org) auditorium at 7 p.m.. Tickets are $5; children age 12 and under are free.

Tuesday, June 11

The Red River Theaters (11 S Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) will host the first annual Creative Guts Short Film Festival from 6 to 9 p.m. The Festival will present short films by independent filmmakers from New Hampshire and beyond, of all backgrounds. The spirit of this festival is to celebrate the creativity, voice and collaboration of filmmakers. These films are not rated. Some films contain adult themes, language and violence, and may not be suitable for children. All films will be open-captioned. Tickets are $12 and available through Red River’s website.

Wednesday, June 12

Chunky’s Cinema Pub (707 Huse Road, Manchester, 206-3888, chunkys.com) will host an evening of Scratch Ticket Bingo tonight at 7 p.m. Chunky’s will divide up scratch tickets (supplied by Chunky’s) and play various bingo rounds throughout the night with a special jackpot for the last game. Tickets are $12 each and include a complimentary movie admission for a future movie and a $5 food voucher to be used toward a meal during the event. This purchase ensures a seat and a bingo card, and a $5 scratch ticket (provided by Chunky’s) gets added to the pot. Seats to this event are secured online only; there will be no walk-up access to this event.

Wednesday, June 12

The Dover Public Library and Teatotaller Café will host Dishing with Drag Queens; at the library at 6:30 p.m. Dive into a fabulous chat where drag stars spill the beans while glamming up! Unveil the secrets of the Queen world and snag some makeup tricks along the way. The night will end with a sassy mini-drag show. Featured performers include Morticiaa, Summer Rhaine and Mother Moon. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Dover Public Library.

Save the Date! Manchester Pride Parade, Saturday, June 15
Manchester’s Pride Week will start on Saturday, June 15, with a Pride Parade and Festival. The parade will begin at 11:15 a.m. and proceed down Elm Street to Veterans Park, where the Festival will take place from noon to 6 p.m. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, local vendors and artists, and more. See the complete line-up of events at manchestertrue.org.

Featured photo: Stryper.

This Week 24/05/30

Friday, May 31

The curtain rises tonight at 7:30 p.m. on 42nd Street at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St., Manchester, palacetheatre.org, 668-5588). The musical runs through Sunday, June 23, with shows Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. and Thursday, June 20, at 7:30 p.m. The play celebrates Broadway and the magic of showbiz with wit, humor and pizzazz and takes place at the height of the Great Depression, following aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer to the big city as she lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway” and “Forty-Second Street,” according to the press release. Tickets cost $28 to $49.

Saturday, June 1

St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church (7 N. Mast Road, Goffstown, 497-2003, stmattsepiscopal.org) will hold its annual Spring Yard Sale today from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church.

Saturday, June 1

In honor of Black Birders Week, NH Audubon (nhaudubon.org/event) and the Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire (blackheritagetrailnh.org) are partnering for a guided tour in Portsmouth, at 222 Court St. in Portsmouth, today from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Learn about the rich and often forgotten African-American history of New Hampshire while keeping an eye out for birds and other local wildlife. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the trail tour. Free parking is available at the Parrott Ave. Parking Lot and along streets nearby. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $20; space is limited and registration is required.

Saturday, June 1

See the results of the three artists participating in this year’s Nashua International Sculpture Symposium at 1 p.m. as the pieces, which will become part of Nashua’s townwide exhibit of sculptures, will be unveiled in their installation locations. This will involve participants driving from Picker Studios over to where the pieces are to be installed, according to nashuasculpturesymposium.org.

Saturday, June 1

The Goffstown Rotary Club’s (Parsons Drive) Car Show is returning for its 11th year today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include goodie bags for the first 50 registrants, along with food trucks, raffles and trophies given in 16 classes. Admission is free, and the cost to participate as a registrant is $20 per car, with all proceeds benefiting local charities. Visit goffstownrotary.org.

Saturday, June 1

Milford’s third annual Pride Festival will take place today from noon to 4 p.m. at Keyes Park (45 Elm St., Milford) and will feature live music, food and more. “See Milford NH PRIDE” on Facebook.

Save the Date! Tuesday, June 11
Red River Theaters (11 S. Main St., Concord, 224-4600, redrivertheatres.org) will host the first annual Creative Guts Short Film Festival on Tuesday, June 11, from 6 to 9 p.m. The Festival will present short films by independent filmmakers from New Hampshire and beyond. The spirit of this festival is to celebrate the creativity, voice and collaboration of filmmakers. These films are not rated. Some films contain adult themes, language and violence, and may not be suitable for children. All films will be open captioned. Tickets are $12 and available through Red River’s website.

Featured photo: 42nd Street at the Palace Theater.

This Week 24/05/23

Thursday, May 23

The Nashua Public Library will conduct an Adult Field Trip to Mine Falls Gatehouse and Hydroelectric Dam at Mine Falls Park in Nashua today from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn how the hydroelectric dam supplies clean, renewable energy to Nashua, and might see migrating river herring using the fish elevator. Deb Chisholm, Sustainability Manager for the City of Nashua, and Paula Lochhead, Vice Chair of the Mine Falls Advisory Committee, will lead this program. Participants should meet at the Mine Falls Gatehouse. There is limited parking at the dam and gatehouse, so parking and walking in at the Mine Falls Gatehouse Entrance across from the David W. Deane Skateboard Park on Stadium Drive is recommended.

Thursday, May 23

Catch the NBA Eastern Conference Finals on the big screen at Chunky’s in Manchester (chunkys.com). Reserve a seat for tonight’s Celtics game at 8 p.m. with a $5 food voucher. “Chunky’s will be showing all games as long as they continue on during the 2024 NBA Playoffs,” according to the website.

Friday, May 24

Senior performing troupe Silver Stars will perform a cabaret-style show at The Rex Theatre (823 Amherst St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org) today at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, at 2 p.m. They will share stories and memories paired with songs. The Silver Stars are a 55+ performance group based at The Palace Theatres. Tickets start at $12.

Saturday, May 24

The New Hampshire Arms Collectors will hold their annual Gun Show at Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road, Concord, 228-2784, concordnh.gov/496/Everett-Arena) today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission is $10; children 12 and under are free, with an adult.

Friday, May 24

The Nashua Silver Knights will play their season opener at Holman Stadium (67 Amherst St., Nashua, 718-8883, nashuasilverknights.com) tonight at 6 p.m. against the Vermont Lake Monsters, featuring a fireworks show. Tickets start at $12.

Saturday, May 25

The Massachusetts Area Blaster Club will hold its May 2024 Nerf Battle Event at Greeley Park (100 Concord St., Nashua, 589-3370) today from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit the Club’s facebook page.

Monday, May 27

The Memorial Day Parade in Concord will begin today at 9 a.m. at the Christ the King Church parking lot on Thorndike Street and eventually head to the City Plaza where there will be a brief ceremony, according to concordnh.gov where you can find the full route of the parade.

Save the Date! Sunday, June 2
The Palace Theatres’ Kitchen Tour (Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org) will return for its 17th year on June 2. The event, a self-guided tour, will this year feature beautiful kitchens in Bedford, Goffstown and Hooksett. On the day of the tour, registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Granite State Cabinetry (384 Route 101, Bedford, 472-4080, gscabinetry.com). Tickets are $55 if purchased in advance or $65 on the day of the event.

This Week 24/05/16

Thursday, May 16

The Riverwalk Trail connecting Hooksett and Allenstown is finally complete. There will be a grand opening ceremony today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the trailhead (100 Merrimack St. in Hooksett), just past the Hooksett District Courthouse and the Hooksett Dog Park. There will be speakers and a chance to walk the new 1½ miles of trail. A golf cart will be available to transport anyone needing assistance to the end of the trail and back. For more information, contact Community Development at 485-4117.

Saturday, May 18

Canobie Lake Park (85 N. Policy St. in Salem, 893-3506, canobie.com) opens for the 2024 season today at 10:30 a.m. The Park features 85 rides and attractions, food, games and more.

Saturday, May 18

The Indian Association of New Hampshire will hold a Vasant Indian Cultural Festival starting at noon at Nashua High School South (36 Riverside St. in Nashua). There will be competitive and noncompetitive presentations of Indian dance, music and art. Tickets cost $10; children 5 and younger get in free. See ianh.org

Saturday, May 18

Plant sales continue: Get flowers, veggie starters and more (including a bake sale) today from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the plant sale at the corner of Clontin and Norwich St. in Concord (79 Clinton St.) from the Wesley Church (concordwumc.org). The Bedford Garden Club (bedfordgardenclubnh.org) will hold its annual plant sale today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Bedford Village Common (15 Bell Hill Road in Bedford). Find more plant sales this weekend in the April 25 issue of the Hippo in the story that starts on page 10; go to hippopress.com to find the e-edition.

Sunday, May 19

The latest Granite State Antique Show (Granite Town Plaza, 185 Elm St. in Milford, gsashows.com, 506-9848) is today beginning at 7 a.m. The event will showcase more than 40 vendors from around New England and feature a large range of antiques and vintage collectibles.

Sunday, May 19

The Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S Main St. in Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com) hosts this year’s Granite State Blues Challenge today beginning at 1 p.m. Tickets cost $15.

Tuesday, May 21

Rock artist and international singer-songwriter Debby Holiday will perform with her full 10-piece live band in a Tina Turner tribute at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre (80 Hanover St. in Manchester, 668-5588, palacetheatre.org). Tickets start at $49.

Save the Date! Sunday, May 31
Piff the Magic Dragon will perform at the Nashua Center for Performing Arts on Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m. Since breaking out on America’s Got Talent in 2015, Piff the Magic Dragon has won the heart of America through his Vegas residency, network television appearances and non-stop touring. For the past five years Piff has headlined the iconic Flamingo Hotel and Casino in the heart of the Las Vegas strip, with more than 250 shows a year in the Piff the Magic Dragon Theatre. Tickets begin at $39 and are available through the Nashua Center’s website.

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Thursday, May 9

The 2024 Nashua International Sculpture Symposium at The Picker Artists’ studios (3 Pine St. in Nashua, 930-5080, pickerartists.com) starts today with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Four sculptors will work on new pieces of public art: Anna Korver from New Zealand/Benin, Hoyoung Im from South Korea, Evan Morse from the U.S. and KōV (aka Kevin Percevault) from France, according to nashuasculpturesymposium.org, where you can find the map of sculptures from previous years as well as a schedule for this year. See the artists work Monday through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 13 through May 30, the website said.

Thursday, May 9

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road in Londonderry, 669-4820, aviationmuseumofnh.org) presents Ask the Airport Director, a presentation and Q&A session with Ted Kitchens, Director of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, at 7 p.m. at the Aviation Museum. This event is free.

Saturday, May 11

The New Hampshire Audubon Society (nhaudubon.org) will host a birding outing at its Massabesic Center in Auburn (26 Audubon Way in Auburn, 668-2045) from 8:30 to 10 a.m. This is an informal outing to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day that begins at the Massabesic Center and explores the trails with local birder and Massabesic Center Advisory Committee member Joe Mahoney. The cost is $10; registration is required.

Saturday, May 11

Corey’s Closet (1329 Hooksett Road in Hooksett, 722-2712, coreyscloset.org) will host an ’80s Prom for special needs teens and adults from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Puritan Event Center (245 Hooksett Road in Manchester, 666-9893, puritanbackroom.com/events). Prom tickets are $50 and include a buffet. Tickets are available through Corey’s Closet’s website or at the store.

Saturday, May 11

Great New England Craft and Artisan Shows will host a Fine Craft and Artisan Show at the Merrimack Outlets from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., presented by NH Made (shop.nhmade.com). See gnecraftartisanshows.com.

Saturday, May 11

Canterbury Shaker Village (288 Shaker Road in Canterbury, 783-9511, shakers.org) opens for the 2024 season today, beginning at 10 a.m., with indoor guided tours, specialty lectures and a 5K race.

Saturday, May 11

The Amherst Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale today from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wilkins School (80 Boston Post Road in Amherst). This year’s sale will highlight native plants. See amherstgardenclub.org.

Tuesday, May 14

“How Smart Is Our Electrical Grid” is the theme for Science on Tap presented by SEE Science Center. It starts at 6 p.m. at Stark Brewing Co., (500 Commercial St. in Manchester). This event is free and open to the public; sign up at see-sciencecenter.org.

Save the Date! Sunday, May 19
The Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S Main St. in Concord, 225-1111, ccanh.com) will host this year’s Granite State Blues Challenge on Sunday, May 19, beginning at 1 p.m. Local blues musicians will perform to secure a slot at the 2025 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Tickets cost $15.

This Week 24/05/02

Friday, May 3

The 2024 New Hampshire Farm, Forest and Garden Expo starts today at the Deerfield Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and continues Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Consult with experts, run machinery, attend workshops and more. Tickets cost $10 for adults; children 12 and under can attend free. See nhfarmandforestexpo.org.

Friday, May 3

“Petals and Pedals” is the theme to this month’s First Friday in downtown Concord, which runs today from 4 to 8 p.m. Look for live music, a planting party, a roller derby meet & greet, a bike ride and a guided tour of bike fix-it stops in Concord, food trucks, yoga and more. See intownconcord.org.

Friday, May 3

See Wheatus, the band known for its 2000 release “Teenage Dirtbag,” at 7 p.m. at Jewel Music Venue (61 Canal St. in Manchester; jewelmusicvenue.com). Tickets cost $20.

Saturday, May 4

Doughnuts! Fresh produce! Locally made cheese! Doughnuts! The Concord Farmers Market returns for another season of outdoor offerings — including, did we mention, doughnuts? The market kicks off the season today from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Capitol Street next to the Statehouse lawn. Shop your way through the harvest season — the outdoor market runs through Oct. 26. See concordfarmersmarket.com for a list of vendors.

Saturday, May 4

The New England Racing Museum (922 Route 106 in Loudon, 783-0183, nemsmuseum.com) will host this year’s New England Racers Reunion from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature a variety of race cars and race motorcycles for outdoor display and showcase racing exhibits. Admission to view the outdoor event costs $5 per adult. Admission for the indoor museumcosts $15 for adults. Kids under 12 get in for free.

Saturday, May 4

The 3rd Annual Run the Rail Trail 5-Miler begins at the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road in Londonderry, 669-4820, aviationmuseumofnh.org) at 9 a.m. Participants can run or walk on a winding route through North Londonderry. Register through the Museum’s website.

Saturday, May 4

The Souhegan Valley ‘Happy Hour’ Rotary Club will host its annual Kentucky Derby party at 3:30 p.m. at the Gate City Casino (55 Northeastern Blvd. in Nashua, 943-5630, thegatecitycasino.com). ​Come dressed to the nines for a chance to win the Best Dressed Contest. Soel Sistas Food truck will be on site. Tickets are free, but donations are welcome.

Wednesday, May 8

The Rock and Race 5K in Concord start at 6 p.m. in front of the Statehouse at 107 N. Main St. and raises funds for Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care. The event includes live music from 12 bands. Registration costs $30. See gsrs.com/node/5071.

Save the Date! Saturday, May 11
The New Hampshire Renaissance Faire runs Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, and Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 80 Martin Road in Fremont. The Faire brings together education and fun for the whole family. Merchants are mainly local artisans with an emphasis on handmade items including costumes, jewelry, pottery, herbals, weaponry and more. Entry is $20 for adults and $15 for children 6 to 12; children 5 and under are free. See nhrenfaire.com.

This Week 24/04/25

Saturday, April 27

Today is Independent Bookstore Day! Gibson’s Bookstore (45 S. Main St. in Concord, gibsonsbookstore.com, 224-0562) will have bookstore bingo, a raffle, and give-aways of advanced reader copies of upcoming books, beginning at 10 a.m., while Bookery (844 Elm St., Manchester, bookerymht.com) will have a raffle, magic from Magic Man, and a performance by the Ukeladies at 3 p.m. Balin Books (375 Amherst St. in Nashua; balinbooks.com, 417-7981) has a list of special offerings on its website and will host New Hampshire author Maggie Thrash to discuss her novel Rainbow Black at 11 a.m. and singer-songwriter Sweet Harriet at 1 p.m. Toadstool Bookshop (12 Depot St. in Peterborough; toadbooks.com) will hold a 20 percent off new hardcovers sale. See indiebound.org for plans at more area bookstores.

Thursday, April 25

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire (27 Navigator Road in Londonderry, nhahs.org, 669-4820) hosts “Turtles Fly Too, a presentation by local pilot David Dineen about a yearly mission to airlift misguided sea turtles out of cold New England waters at 7 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person for non-members. Tickets are available through the museum’s website. For more information, go to turtlesflytoo.org.

Saturday, April 27

The Great New England Spring Artisan, Antiques, and Vintage Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (and Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Hampshire Dome (34 Emerson Road in Milford, hampshiredome.com, 673-8123). There will be 150 exhibitors, food trucks, cocktails and live music. Tickets are $5 at the door and are good for both days. See gnecraftartisanshows.com.

Saturday, April 27

Hudson Lions will sponsor their semi-annual Psychic Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hudson Community Center (12 Lions Ave. in Hudson, hudsonnh.gov, 886-6003). This event will benefit Hudson Lions Charities. No credit cards will be accepted. Admission is free; there will be a fee for psychic readings.

Saturday, April 27

The Coppal House Farm (118 N. River Road, Lee, nhcornmaze.com, 659-3572) holds Open Farm Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is the kickoff event for the 2024 season, which starts the celebration of 20 years as Coppal House Farm. Animal barns will be open for visiting and there will be demonstrations of draft horse harnessing, ploughing, and glass flameworking, and more. Admission is free.

Sunday, April 28

Opera stars of the future compete in NH Opera Idol beginning at 3 p.m. in the Cantin Room at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage (16 S Main St., Concord, ccanh.com, 225-1111). Doors open at 2 p.m. Young opera singers compete for cash awards and performance contracts to a July 2024 production of “I Pagliacci.” The audience will choose the competition winners. Tickets cost $30.75 and are available through the Capitol Center for the Arts website.

Save the Date! Saturday, May 4
The Seacoast Cat Club will host its 45th Annual CFA Allbreed Cat Show, including feline agility competitions, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road, Concord, concordnh.gov, 228-2784). Admission costs $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and kids under 12.

This Week 24/04/18

Thursday, April 18

NH Roller Derby will host a Rookie Meet-N-Greet for interested skaters, referees and non-skating officials. No experience is necessary; skating experience is helpful but not essential. Go to the Manchester Ballers’ Association (3 Sundial Ave. in Manchester) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. to meet players, ask questions and watch a practice. See nhrollerderby.com for links to info on their socials.

Thursday, April 18

Positive Street Art and the Greater Manchester Chamber host a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. to celebrate the opening of a new gallery show, “Accessibility Through the Trees.” It will be held at the Chamber’s Positive Street Art Satellite Gallery (54 Hanover St. in Manchester, positivestreetart.org). The exhibition, which runs from today until June, features work from New Hampshire artists Richella Simard and Amber Nicole Cannan. This event is free.

Saturday, April 20

It’s Record Store Day! Look for special vinyl and CD releases and promotional products made exclusively for the day. Festivities vary between record stores. See recordstoreday.com for participating stores — including Music Connection (1711 S. Willow St. in Manchester), which has a tantalizing photo of (still boxed) Record Store Day merch on its Facebook page, and Pitchfork Records (2 S. Main St. in Concord), which will open at 8 a.m., according to a post (with accompanying photo of a previous year’s line of eager RSD shoppers) on its Facebook page.

Saturday, April 20

The Women’s Service Club of Windham (womansserviceclubofwindham.org, 821-4592) is holding its 12th annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Windham High School (64 London Bridge Road in Windham). The fair will have more than 100 artisans with arts and crafts, including ceramics, glass, jewelry and more. There is a $2 suggested donation for admission.

Saturday, April 20

The Granite State Trading Cards & Collectibles Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Douglas N. Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road in Concord, concordnh.gov/496/Everett-Arena, 228-2784). There will be sports cards, trading card games, autographs, memorabilia, autograph signings and more. Admission is $5, free for children 12 and under. Free parking is available.

Saturday, April 20

The Bedford Event Center (379 S. River Road, Bedford, bedfordeventcenter.com, 997-7741) hosts Spring, Flowers, & Plants!, a free indoor-outdoor craft fair with food trucks, a drink tent, local vendors and children’s activities, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 21

Humor writer David Sedaris will read new selections, take questions and sign books at the Capitol Center for the Arts (44 S. Main St. in Concord, ccanh.com, 225-1111) at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $57.75

Save the Date! Thursday, April 28
British Guitar Blowout: The Music of Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck
featuring Journeyman & Beck-Ola, will come to the Nashua Center for the Arts (201 Main St., Nashua, nashuacenterforthearts.com, 657-8774) on Thursday, April 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. These two tribute bands feature veteran performers including Shaun Hague, Marty Richards and Johnny A. Tickets start at $29.

This Week 24/04/11

Friday April 12

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Northeast Delta Dental Stadium, 1 Line Drive, Manchester, milb.com/new-hampshire, 641-2005) will celebrate their mascot Fungo’s birthday during their home game against the Somerset Patriots at 6:30 p.m. See more about the Cats’ plans this season in the April 4 issue of the Hippo; see hippopress.com for the e-edition.

Saturday, April 13

Celebrate Earth Day early with Stonyfield Farm (10 Burton Drive, Londonderry, stonyfield.com, 437-4040) at the Stonyfield Earth Day 5K and Earth Day Fair on Saturday, April 13, beginning with a race at 9 a.m. In addition to the 5K race/walk, there will be a kids’ fun run, vendors, a beer garden for ages 21+, games and activities. The event takes place at Londonderry West Soccer Fields (90 West Road, Londonderry). Visit Millennium Running’s website at millenniumrunning.com/stonyfield5k.

Saturday, April 13

The Little “Giant” Comics Old School Comics Show (oldschoolcomicshow.com) is today at Everett Arena (15 Loudon Road in Concord) starting at 10 a.m.. Tickets cost $15 for general admission or $50 for VIP admission (an hour early at 9 a.m. plus a red carpet entrance and a goodie bag), according to the website. The show features comic book vendors and comic book artists, including what the show is billing as Venom-palooza, a line-up of artists who have worked on Marvel’s Venom comics.

Saturday, April 13

Barrel & Baskit (377 Main St., Hopkinton, barrelandbaskit.com, 746-1375) will host a seedling workshop with Black Forest Nursery from 10 to 11 a.m. Participants will learn the basics of how to start garden plants from seed.

Saturday, April 13

To Share Brewing Co. (720 Union St. in Manchester, tosharebrewing.com, 836-6947) hosts its second annual Thrift Shop Prom from 5 to 9 p.m. Participants are encouraged to put on their fanciest or silliest dress-up clothes and dance. There will be a DJ, the Terracotta Room and more. A suggested donation of $5 at the door benefits the Pink Boots Society.

Saturday, April 13

New Boston’s Friends of the Library hold their annual auction at the Whipple Free Library (67 Mont Vernon Road, New Boston, whipplefreelibrary.org, 487-3391). A silent auction will take place from 6 to 7 p.m., and a live auction will start at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 17

The Millyard Museum (200 Bedford St., Suite 103, Manchester, manchesterhistoric.org, 622-7531) hosts the annual meeting of the Manchester Historical Association and opens a new exhibition, “Who Wore It? The Forensics of a Dress,” from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition will focus on the clothing of women who worked in the mills in the 1800s and early 1900s. The public is invited to the meeting, a reception and the exhibition opening with an RSVP.

Wednesday, April 17

Rescued Treasures is a volunteer-managed program that benefits pets awaiting adoption at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua (24 Ferry Road in Nashua, hsfn.org, 889-2275) through the resale of donated items online and at seasonal in-person marketplaces. Today is Donation Day: Donations of new and gently used items will be accepted from 9 a.m. to noon. See the Humane Society’s wish list of items online at hsfn.org (click on Events).

Save the Date! Sunday, April 21
If you can’t make it to the Thursday, April 11, Golden Girls – The Laughs Continue live show at the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Chubb Theatre in Concord (ccanh.com) make a plan to catch it at the Nashua Center for the Arts (201 Main St., Nashua, nashuacenterforthearts.com, 800-657-8774) on Sunday, April 21, at 2 or 8:30 p.m. Due to adult content, this is an 18+ performance. Tickets for the Nashua show start at $52.

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