October 5, 2023
Feb 23-26 Leisure Report: Vigorous arts, music, exhibits in and round Manchester


Feb 23-26 Leisure Report: Vigorous arts, music, exhibits in and round Manchester


This week’s round-up of reside leisure in and round Manchester is delivered to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music Faculty & Leases. E mail your leisure occasions to [email protected] for consideration. Remember to add your occasions to the InkLink neighborhood calendar for doable inclusion within the reside radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Present with Peter White – “World of Leisure” LIVE each Thursday at 8 a.m.)

Ariel Strasser performs Feb. 23 at The Foundry.


  • Ariel Strasser / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Ralph Allen / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30pm
  • Dave Clark / Elm Home of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Kimayo / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 7pm
  • Henry Laliberte / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
  • Mugsy Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7pm
  • The Latch Key Gang Trio / Metropolis Corridor Pub (Manchester) / 7pm

Mica’s Groove Practice on the Unusual Brew Feb. 24.


  • John Chouinard / Gaucho’s (Manchester) / 6pm (Saturday 2/25 as nicely)
  • April Cushman / Yard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Charlie Chronopoulos / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
  • Ryan Williamson / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Jennifer Mitchell / Chantilly’s (Hooksett) / 8pm
  • J-Lo Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • EXP Band / The Bar (Hudson) / 8pm
  • Mica’s Groove Practice / Unusual Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8:30pm
  • Phil Maurice / Bonfire Nation Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Gaviiformes / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Jake Pardee & Buddies / Unusual Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Off the Document takes over the Derryfield on Feb. 25.


  • Hank Osborne / Downtown Farmer’s Market (Harmony) / 9am-12pm
  • Alfredo Benavides / Nice North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Paul Nelson / To Share Brewing Firm (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Ralph Allen / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Paul Gormley / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Pete Peterson / Coach Cease (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Chris Lester / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 6pm
  • Josh Foster / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
  • Justin Cohn / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
  • Off The Document / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Crave / Lynn’s (Hudson) / 8pm
  • Neon Rodeo / Bonfire Nation Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Cosmic Blossom / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm

Lilly Innella performs Feb. 26 at Copper Door.


  • David Newsam / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • John Paul Royer / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Lilly Innella / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Steve Baker / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 4pm

At all times remember to test a venue’s web site or social media for last-minute adjustments or to see if there are ticket or admission necessities. Thanks to Notso Costley Productions, NH Music Collective, and Bea’s Band Record to your assist and listings of LOCAL LIVE MUSIC.  


Click on on DIRECT/x hyperlink for the official hyperlink to buy tickets for every occasion. 


THE PEKING ACROBATS feat. THE SHANGHAI CIRCUS / Stockbridge Theatre (Derry) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

For the final thirty-two years, The Peking Acrobats have redefined viewers perceptions of Chinese language acrobatics. They carry out daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and show their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They push the bounds of human capability, defying gravity with superb shows of contortion, flexibility, and management. As seen on quite a few tv exhibits and celebrity-studded TV specials, together with Nickelodeon’s Unfabulous, Ellen’s Actually Massive Present (hosted by Ellen DeGeneres), The Wayne Brady Present, That’s Unimaginable, ABC’s Large World of Sports activities, and NBC’s Ring In The New 12 months Vacation Particular. www.stockbridgetheatre.showare.com or (603)437-5210

MARSHALL TUCKER BAND / Tupelo Music Corridor (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

The Marshall Tucker Band is famous for incorporating blues, nation, and jazz into an eclectic sound and helped set up the Southern rock style within the early Nineteen Seventies. It has recorded and carried out constantly below numerous line-ups for 50 years, with Lead vocalist Doug Grey remaining as the one unique member nonetheless energetic with the band. The Marshall Tucker Band’s affect may be felt far and extensive by means of many revered contemporaries and the artists who’ve adopted the trail cast by their collective footsteps and footstomps. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

CROCE PLAYS CROCE / Capitol Heart (Harmony) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

A.J. Croce performs Croce Performs Croce, a particular night time of music that includes an entire set of classics by his late father Jim Croce, a few of his personal tunes, and songs that influenced each him and his father. This particular occasion options such timeless songs as “Operator,” “You Don’t Mess Round with Jim,” “Time in a Bottle,” (a music written for A.J.), “Speedy Roy (The Inventory Automotive Boy),” and “Lovers Cross,” to call a number of. Basic covers might embrace songs by Lieber and Stoller, Bessie Smith, and different folks and roots artists. Jim Croce was an American folks singer with a short-lived skilled recording and touring profession, and a long time of posthumous fame as one of many biggest songwriters and artists ever. With gross sales surpassing 50 million information, together with three #1 songs and 10 High 10 hits, Jim Croce’s quick profession and long-lived legacy are well-remembered by means of his era-defining requirements like “Operator,” “Time in a Bottle,” and “Dangerous, Dangerous Leroy Brown.” www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111


THE 39 STEPS / Metropolis Auditorium (Harmony) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x(additionally 2/25 – 7:30pm, 2/26 – 2pm)

A Comedy by Patrick Barlow / Offered by the Group Gamers of Harmony. An peculiar man is flung into extraordinary circumstances when a feminine spy is murdered in his London flat. With a workforce of killers on his path, Richard Hannay is tracked throughout England and Scotland, defying dying in a single seemingly inescapable scrape after one other — together with romance! Combine Hitchcock’s masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a touch of Monty Python, and you’ve got The 39 Steps. Full of nonstop laughs and over 150 zany characters (performed by 5 actors!), it’s a comic book thrill journey from begin to end. To not be missed!! POSTPONED from 2/17-19. https://communityplayersofconcord.org/ 

QUEEN CITY IMPROV / Hatbox Theatre (Harmony) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Queen Metropolis Improv is Manchester’s best improv troupe, and so they’re bringing their act to the Capital Metropolis! Be part of QCI as they carry out an evening of goofs, gaffes, and laughs by means of a by no means earlier than seen show-every night time! Improvisational theater is made up on the spot, which suggests the video games are deliberate however the scenes tales aren’t! What is going to they provide you with subsequent? Be part of us to search out out! www.hatboxnh.com or (603)715-2315

SONGS OF A NATURAL WOMAN / Palace Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x (additionally 2/25)

An intimate tribute live performance that includes the hit music of Carole King. The present will spotlight songs from Carole’s profession with an emphasis on Carole’s 1971 solo album, Tapestry, which took her to the head. In a primary for a feminine author/artist, Tapestry spawned 4 GRAMMY Awards® — Document, Track and Album Of  The 12 months in addition to Finest Pop Vocal Efficiency. You’ll hear all of your absolute favorites together with You’ve Received A Good friend, It’s Too Late, So Far Away and I Really feel The Earth Transfer.

www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588

FNC: KELLY MACFARLAND & FRIENDS / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

As an skilled slapstick comedian, Kelly has an in depth and well-rounded resume together with comedy golf equipment, theaters, faculties, festivals, tv appearances and entertaining US troops abroad. Kelly was first runner up within the Boston Comedy Competition and voted Better of the Fest on the Aspen Rooftop Comedy Competition. Kelly has two albums obtainable on iTunes, Amazon and SiriusXM radio. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588. 


LOTUS LAND / Tupelo Music Corridor (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x (additionally Friday, 2/24)

With an unparalleled efficiency, The American RUSH Tribute Lotus Land brings the drive of reside Rush to life on stage.  Loved by die-hard Rush followers, musicians, and informal music listeners alike, the Lotus Land expertise has been heralded as the last word celebration of RUSH’s musical craftsmanship and spirited performances.  With the true arrange and sound of the Canadian energy trio, Lotus Land delivers the joys that individuals count on after they see RUSH in live performance.  Their performances have wowed sold-out homes in premiere live performance venues and their fan base continues to develop nationally and internationally. This band is barely doing a only a few variety of dates every year (twelve) so this will probably be one of many few exhibits they carry out in 2022.  www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100.

AN EVENING with SINGER/SONGWRITER TEDDY THOMPSON / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Known as “probably the most gifted singer-songwriters of his technology,” by The New York Instances, singer-songwriter Teddy Thompson is a local Englishman who has adopted New York Metropolis as his dwelling; famously the son of singer-songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson, he emigrated to the States nearly twenty years in the past, barely out of his teenagers, to embark on a profession of his personal. He was closely influenced not by folks music however by such artists as Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, and the Everly Brothers. As NPR reported, “He has stated he didn’t hearken to any music made after 1959 till he was 16. As a child, he listened to early rock ‘n’ roll and nation music solely.” This resulted in a novel voice that’s directly rock and nation, then pop and folks. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

SCAMPS COMEDY PRODUCTIONS / Murphy’s Taproom, (Manchester) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

Each Saturday night time, Scamps Comedy presents a distinct lineup of various, humorous comedians within the again pub at Murphy’s Taproom. Steve Donovan headlines an awesome lineup {of professional} stand-up comedy, with L.A. transplant Adam Groppman, Jennifer Howell and Ajay Thakker.


DISCOVERING MAGIC with Andrew Pinard / Hatbox Theatre (Harmony) / 2:00pm / DIRECT/x

This “mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening” expertise takes audiences on a guided tour of the inconceivable and the absurd. Utilizing solely probably the most peculiar of objects, achieved actor, magican, puppeteer, storyteller, and award-winning performer Pinard brings the peculiar to life with probably the most stunning outcomes. The one present of its type within the New England, audiences have traveled from all through New England and past to expertise sleight of hand, con video games, psychology, historical past, science, comedy, political spin, and extra by means of the eyes of a “perceptual engineer” on his quest to discover distortion and guile. Audiences can count on a really distinctive expertise and perception into how exceptional human notion and interpretation may be. www.hatboxnh.com or (603)715-2315


HITS! THE MUSICAL with DIONNE WARWICK / Capitol Heart (Harmony) / March 1 at 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

Dionne Warwick, 6-time Grammy Award winner and music legend, presents Hits! The Musical – 90 minutes of pure pleasure with extraordinary singing, spectacular dancing, lots of of costume adjustments and cutting-edge lighting and sound that can go away you amazed. Think about songs like “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” “Hero,” “I Will At all times Love You,” “Singing In The Rain,” and practically 80 extra of America’s most iconic songs carried out by the best younger singers and dancers within the nation. The solid of 29, ages 10-22, was chosen from a nationwide audition of over 7,000 people. Their expertise is phenomenal and the vitality is unsurpassed. This present is an unforgettable expertise for your entire household. Hits! The Musical is for people of all ages and can go away you dancing within the aisles. Don’t miss America’s subsequent nice musical! www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

ROCKIN’ DADDIOS / Majestic Theatre (Manchester) / March 4 at 7pm – DIRECT/x

Doo-Wop music at it’s finest! Be part of The Rockin‘ Daddios (and their band) for an  superb night time of Doo-Wop music that can preserve your toes tapping as we stroll down reminiscence lane! They’re well-known for his or her nice harmonies and are identified to incorporate viewers participation together with their stage antics. This can be a enjoyable group of men!. www.majestictheatre.internet or (603)669-7469

Remember to go to The WEEKENDER for extra featured occasions out and about city this weekend!


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