Music and comedy New Year’s Eve bashes
Looking to send 2022 off in style? Here are some places with plans for Saturday, Dec. 31 — New Year’s Eve.
• 3S Artspace (319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth, 766-3330) Dress loud and have fun at Harsh Promadillo, a prom-themed 21+ dance party with Continue reading “2023 beckons”
A look back and glimpse forward
After a year spent mostly indoors, followed by another truncated by omicron, 2022 sailed along quite smoothly. From big to small, venues packed calendars and celebrated with their fingers crossed; only the odd cancellation interrupted their joy. For example, Bank of New Hampshire Stage Continue reading “2022 in the groove”
Local music news & events
• Solo joker: The early show is sold out, but good seats remain for a late-night set from Joe Gatto. The Impractical Jokers star left the hit show for personal reasons in late 2021 and is now doing standup instead of inducing laughter from Continue reading “The Music Roundup 22/12/29”
2022 offered sweet stories, beautiful animation and some excellent stupidity
Whether you define a great movie as an artistic achievement or as a movie so gleefully goofy that you cry from laughter, there were great movies in 2022.
Saying this almost feels counter-intuitive with all the stories about movies — Continue reading “Great movies for everyone”
Two Old Broads, by M.E. Hecht and Whoopi Goldberg (Harper Horizon, 222 pages)
There is no topic so grim that it can’t be lightened by humor. And with America seeming to be graying at light speed, a wickedly funny book on the subject of aging by comedian Whoopi Goldberg (co-written Continue reading “Two Old Broads, by M.E. Hecht and Whoopi Goldberg”
Justin Courtney Pierre, Permanent Midnight (Epitaph Records)
If you’re going to sound like a male version of Mazzy Star — I mean the full Monty of that vibe, the aural equivalent of sipping a vodka drink while floating around in a luxury pool and feeling the tremors as the earth Continue reading “Album Reviews 22/12/29”
This bread is a deliciously indulgent way to end 2022. It’s a fairly simple recipe but does require a little bit of attention to detail.
The most important ingredient in this recipe is the bread. Although it’s going to be coated in butter and stuffed with cheese, the bread is Continue reading “Cheesy pull-apart bread”
With dry red wines from Austria
Winter started at 4:48 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 21. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year but also ushers in (at least) two months of cold days, only to be outdone by colder nights! With its roots in paganism, the Continue reading “Holiday hot wine punch”
Pete Parenti of Milford is the owner and founder of Troubadour Spice Blends ( troubadourspiceblends.co, and on Instagram @troubadour.spice.blends), offering a lineup of two dozen handcrafted spice blends, from beef, chicken and rib rubs to an espresso steak blend, a Jamaican jerk blend, a hickory maple blend and several others. Continue reading “In the kitchen with Pete Parenti”
Eighty-Eight Coffee Co. opens in Manchester
Over its nearly eight-year run, The Local Moose Cafe in Manchester gained a following for its soups, sandwiches and scratch-baked goods, including a rotating lineup of craft doughnuts. Now, the cafe’s owners are switching gears in favor of offering single-origin coffees roasted in small Continue reading “Queen City roasts”