Weekend Highlights: Sept. 23-24

September 22. 2017 8:05PM

New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday News Publisher Joe McQuaid, author of “Cog Days: A Boy's Life and One Tragic Summer on Mt. Washington,” will be on hand for a book talk and signing at the Transportation Museum of the Sandwich Historical Society and at the Conway Public Library on Saturday. 

For more information on any of these listings, visit our calendar site, nh365.org, and type the event ID number into the box at the top of the homepage.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

ALSTEAD, Theater: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” 7:30 p.m., Mole Hill Theater, 789 Gilsum Mine Road. $10. ID: 6680312.

BOSCAWEN, Exhibit: “PLY: A New Spin on Fiber Art,” exhibit. Eight New England artists combine traditional textile techniques with a variety of media to create contemporary works of fiber art, 11 a.m., Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St. Free. ID: 6635966.

BRISTOL, Nightlife: Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, 7:30 p.m., The Back Room at The Mill, 2 Central St. $15. ID: 6389704.

CENTER SANDWICH, Literary: “Cog Days: A Boy’s Life and One Tragic Summer on Mt. Washington,” book talk and signing with author Joe McQuaid, 10:30 a.m., Quimby Park at the Transportation Museum of the Sandwich Historical Society, 16 Maple St. Free. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs. ID: 6678401.

CONCORD, Community: Science and Technology Fashion Show. View clothing that features and incorporates science and technology, worn by men and women models, 6:30 p.m., McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive. $12–$15. ID: 6436605.

CONCORD, Community: Concord Arts Market 2017. Juried outdoor art market, 9 a.m., Bicentennial Square, 1 Bicentennial Square. Free. ID: 6413103.

CONCORD, Theater: “The Final Reel,” 7:30 p.m., Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road. $13-$17. ID: 6622561.

CONCORD, Music: Opera Idol Competition. National Juried Opera competition, 7:30 p.m., Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. $25. ID: 6622869.

CONWAY, Literary: “Cog Days: A Boy’s Life and One Tragic Summer on Mt. Washington,” book talk and signing with author Joe McQuaid, 2 p.m., Conway Public Library, 15 Greenwood Avenue. Free.

DERRY, Community: Genealogy, the Library, and You. Library reference staff and other presenters will give an overview of the librarys genealogy resources, including digital and physical resources, 2 p.m., Derry Public Library, 64 E. Broadway. Free. ID: 6649518.

DERRY, Music: Drum Wars featuring Vinny and Carmine Appice, 8 p.m., New Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St. $35-$40. tupelohall.com.

DOVER, Kids and Family: Family Story Time, 11 a.m., Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St. Free. ID: 6633360. Saturday matinee: “Guardians of the Galaxy V.2,” 2 p.m., Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St. Free. ID: 6632829.

DUBLIN, Community: Dublin Market and Bazaar “Fall Festival,” 8:30 a.m., Cricket Hill Farm (Dublin Gas Engine show Field), Route 101. Free. ID: 6589822.

EXETER, Exhibit: “Queer Kids,” by M. Sharkey. Solo exhibition of works produced over the past decade documenting gay youth in the United States and abroad, 10 a.m., Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane. Free. ID: 6634695.

GILFORD, Nightlife: Robert Gagnon’s tribute to Bob Dylan, 9 p.m., Patrick’s Pub, 18 Weirs Road. Free. ID: 6647684.

HENNIKER, Food and Wine: Flap Jack Fall Fest. Event will feature the release of a new beer, brewery tours, beer samples, food trucks, games, live music, local vendors, noon-4 p.m., Henniker Brewing Company, 129 Centervale Road. Free. Food and vendors are cash only. ID: 6680040.

LANGDON, Feastival: Langdon Fall Festival. Over 40 vendors, featuring handmade local crafts, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Village Road. Free. Langdonfallfestival@gmail.com.

LONDONDERRY, Festival: 4 Li’l Paws Ferret Festival. Fun games and contests for you and your ferret, 11 a.m., Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road. Each ferret must have written proof of current vaccination for distemper, ferrets under 16 weeks and those that cannot be vaccinated will not be admitted. Information: 778-0172. $3. ID: 6625095.

LONDONDERRY, Community: Summer Finale. Celebration of the arts featuring juried artists, artisans, musicians, vendors and various activities, 10 a.m., Londonderry Town Commons, corner of Pillsbury and Mammoth roads. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 24. Free. ID: 6638187.

LONDONDERRY, Community: Free Admission Day, 10 a.m., Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road. Free. ID: 6626997.

MILFORD, Literary: Local Authors Open House. Karen Kallie will be discussing her new book, “Fully Human, Fully Alive: Embodying the Wisdom of the Chakras,” 3 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop , 614 Nashua St. Free. 673-1734. ID: 6678486.

MANCHESTER, Theater: “Oliver,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $25-$45. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MANCHESTER, Community: 4th annual Decorate Your Own Apple event, 9 a.m., Van Otis Chocolates, 341 Elm St. $10. ID: 6683830.

MANCHESTER, Workshop: Stained glass workshop, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. or 3-6 p.m., Studio 550 Art Center, 550 Elm St. $45. ID: 6599290. Clay workshop, 3 p.m. $45. ID: 6596919. Family Clay workshop, 4:30 p.m. $30. ID: 6599323. Date Night in the pottery studio, 6-7:30 or 7:30-9 p.m. $60 per couple. ID: 6596814.

MANCHESTER, Art: Focus Tour of Monet: Pathways to Impressionism, 11:30 a.m., Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St. $5-$15. 669-6144. ID: 6674439.

MANCHESTER, Workshop: Pinhole Camera Workshop. Explore, photograph and develop the images youll find in the Currier neighborhood, 1 p.m., Currier Museum Art Center, 180 Pearl St. $35. ID: 6658390.

MANCHESTER, Community: Tibetan Buddhist Meditation with Saket Sankhla. Class will explore: Seven Pranayama Techniques, 1:30 p.m., YogaBalance, 135 Hooksett Road. $30. ID: 6656929.

MANCHESTER, Music: “Be Our Guest: a Concert of Classics from Animated Movies,” 2 p.m., St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 102 N. Main St. $10 suggested donation. ID: 6679091.

MANCHETSER, Music: Folk artist Alex Smith, 8 p.m., Amoskeag Studio, 250 Commercial St., Suite 2007. $7-$20. ID: 6681667.

MANCHESTER, Festival: Third annual NH Poetry Festival, all day, New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall, 148 Concord St. $120. ID: 6627626.

MERRIMACK, Kids and Family: Wildlife Encounter at the Budweiser Brewery, 11 a.m., Anheuser—Busch Brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. 595-1202. ID: 6678899.

NASHUA, Kids and Family: Robo Expo, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Pheasant Lane Mall (between Dick’s Sporting Goods and Macy’s), 310 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. 888-0005.

NASHUA, Nightlife: Damn Tall Buildings with Alan Getto, 8 p.m., Riverwalk Cafe, 35 Railroad Square. $10-$13. 578-0200.

NASHUA, Nightlife: Australian Celtic/Rock Band The Go Set, doors open at 7 p.m., Thirsty Turtle, 8 Temple St. thegoset.mywaterfrontstore.com.

PORTSMOUTH, Kids and Family: Richie McFarland Childrens Center 13th annual Touch—A—Truck Fundraiser, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Pease International Tradeport, Pease Boulevard. Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 24. $5, $20 family maximum. ID: 6680301.

PORTSMOUTH, Kids and Family: Portsmouth Fairy House Tour. Features more than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs club members, businesses, families and local school children, 11 a.m., Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St. $4-$30. 433-1100. ID: 6603920.

RINDGE, Fair: Lutherfest: A Medieval/Renaissance Fair for Children, 10 a.m., Advent Lutheran Church, 554 US—202. Free. ID: 6629074.

RYE, Outdoor: BioBlitz. Daylong species scavenger hunt alongside scientists and field experts to record data on as many different species in Odiorne Point State Park as possible, 6 a.m., Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard. $5-$10. ID: 6648621.

SALEM, Community: “9/11 Never Forget” mobile exhibit, 9 a.m., The Mall at Rockingham Park, 99 Rockingham Park Boulevard. Free. ID: 6679927.

SWANZEY, Exhibit: Paintings by Lone Mountain Artists on display, 1 p.m., Ash Hill Center For The Arts, 83 Ash Hill Road. Free. ID: 6624264.

TILTON, Fair: Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair. Exhibits will include fine jewelry, woodburned art, handcrafted wooden tables and chairs, photography, felted animals, quilts, glass art, and more, 10 a.m., Tilton Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road. Free. ID: 6331898.

WINDHAM, Outdoor: Quarrybrook Fall Community event. During the hike, experiment with Autumn Science to learn about native trees, discover why leaves change color, and explore the different shapes, sizes, and colors of the fall foliagem, 9:30 a.m., Quarrybrook Outdoor Learning Center, 39 Roulston Road. Suitable for all ages. Free. ID: 6663808.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24

ALSTEAD, Theater: “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” 2 p.m., Mole Hill Theater, 789 Gilsum Mine Road. $10. ID: 6680313.

BOSCAWEN, Exhibit: “PLY: A New Spin on Fiber Art,” exhibit. Eight New England artists combine traditional textile techniques with a variety of media to create contemporary works of fiber art, noon, Twiggs Gallery, 254 King St. Free. ID: 6635967.

CONCORD, Theater: “The Final Reel,” 2 p.m., Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road. $13-$17. ID: 6622562.

DOVER, Film: “Mary of Scotland,” 2 p.m., Dover Public Library, 73 Locust St. Free. ID: 6632953.

DUBLIN, Community: Dublin Market and Bazaar “Fall Festival,” 9 a.m., Cricket Hill Farm (Dublin Gas Engine show Field), Route 101. Free. ID:6589823.

DURHAM, Music: UNH Faculty Concert Series presents an Amy Beach highlight event featuring Peggy Vagts, flute and Hsiang Tu, piano with the Ravos Quartet, 3 p.m., Bratton Recital Hall, 30 Academic Way. Free. ID: 6632758.

LOUDON, Sports: NASCAR: New England 300, 2 p.m., New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 N. $30-$140. 783-4931. ID: 6419299.

MANCHESTER, Theater: “Oliver,” 2 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $25-$45. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MANCHESTER, Community: New hampshire Vinyl—Con Record Show. Sellers of Vintage to modern Vinyl Records of all music variety, guest DeeJays, 11 a.m., Falls Event Center, 21 Front St. Free. ID: 6536432.

MANCHESTER, Community: 7th annual Mutt Strut and Vendor Fair. One mile walk/jog around Dorrs Pond at Livingston Park with your dog, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Livingston Park, 156 Hooksett Road. $25. ID: 6547212.

MASON, Dance: Learn how to Modern Western Square dance, 6:30 p.m., Mason Old Town Hall, 7 Meeting House Hill Road. First two lessons free. ID: 6651043.

MERRIMACK, Food and Wine: Oktoberfest in New England, 10 a.m., The Biergarten at Anheuser—Busch Merrimack, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. ID: 5904354.

MILFORD, Comedy: Java and Jokes. Comedy showcase of veteran and new comedians, 7 p.m., Union Coffee Company, 42 South St. $5. ID: 6268319.

NASHUA, Auditions: Technical Difficulties Improv Comedy Troupe auditions, 10 a.m., Peacock Players, 14 Court St. Free. peacockplayers.org. ID: 5908651.

NASHUA, Nightlife:Background Orcs with Hairy Dudini, 7-10 p.m., Riverwalk Cafe, 35 Railroad Square. Free. 578-0200.

NEW CASTLE, Community: Open house, 1-5 p.m., Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse (on Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor), 25 Wentworth Road. $2-$4. ID: 6396440.

PELHAM, Film: Romantic comedy, 1:30 p.m., Pelham Public Library, 24 Village Green. Free. ID: 6654299.

PORTSMOUTH, Kids and Family: Portsmouth Fairy House Tour. Features more than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs club members, businesses, families and local school children, 11 a.m., Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St. $4-$30. 433-1100. ID: 6603918.

PORTSMOUTH, Music: “Speakeasy by the Sea: a Cabaret Series,” 6:30 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theater, 125 Bow St. Free. ID: 6213879.

ROLLINSFORD: Exhibit: “Fashionable Folks: What New Englanders Wore,” exhibit tracks fashion changes from the corsets and crinolines of the Victorian age to the streamlined styles of the Roaring Twenties, 1 p.m., Colonel Paul Wentworth House, 47 Water St. Donation. ID: 6557619.

SUNAPEE, Food and Wine: 17th annual Lake Sunapee Chowder and Chili Challenge, noon-3 p.m., Sunapee Harbor, Lake Avenue. $10, under 12 free. ID: 6642829.

SWANZEY, Exhibit: Paintings by Lone Mountain Artists on display, 1 p.m., Ash Hill Center For The Arts, 83 Ash Hill Road. Free. ID: 6624265.

TILTON, Fair: Autumn Arts and Crafts Fair. Exhibits will include fine jewelry, woodburned art, handcrafted wooden tables and chairs, photography, felted animals, quilts, glass art, and more, 10 a.m., Tilton Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road. Free. ID: 6331899.

WOLFEBORO, Kids and Family: Touch—A—Truck, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., The Nick, 10 Trotting Track Road. Free. Info: thechildrenscenternh.org.


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