Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Diversions

DECK THE HALLS WEEKEND: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, Park and Ride, 30 Calef Highway, Epping. Cost: $79. Info: www.eventbrite.com/-52491319951. Kick off the holiday season by visiting 5 wineries for tastings and wreath decorating! The Wineries and Vineyards include Appolo, Flag Hill, Squamscott, Sweet Baby and Zorvino.

NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH PROGRAM “MEMORY LANDS”: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth. Info: 433-1100, info@strawberybanke.org, https://go.evvnt.com/314575-0. In her program, “Landscapes of Resistance and Resilience after King Phillip’s War,” Professor DeLucia studies the devastating conflict between Native Americans and European settlers in five places that were directly affected by the crisis, spanning the Northeast as well as the Atlantic world.

THE ART OF WORKING AS AN ECOSYSTEM: 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye. Cost: $100. Info: www.eventbrite.com/-50582585876. A workshop and practice series to learn and practice how to work collaboratively to catalyze change. Activating the full potential within an organization, community, or network requires us to see how our work fits into a larger whole and how we can connect what are often fragmented “parts.” If this fee is a barrier to participating, please contact Beth at btener@ndcollaborative.com.

HUNT’S PHOTO WALK: NUBBLE LIGHT IN THE EVENING: 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, Nubble Lighthouse, Sohier Park Road, York. Cost: $79.99. Info: www.eventbrite.com/-51575010244. On the walk, we will photograph around Nubble Light leading up to the blue hour, when we will photograph Nubble Light lit by holiday lights. Photographers of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.

CASTAWAYS CIGAR DINNER: 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, Castaways Seafood and Grille, 209 Ocean Boulevard, Seabrook. Cost: $75. Info: www.eventbrite.com/-52053623790. Join Federal Cigar at Castaways in Seabrook for an evening of great food, whiskey and cigars.

Visual Arts

‘BIG WORKS’: Nov. 17 to Dec. 2, Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State St., Portsmouth. Info: 421-4230, nhaa.pr@gmail.com, https://go.evvnt.com/302572-0. Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

OPEN STUDIO + JEWELRY SHOW – LOCAL ARTISTS: 12 to 4 p.m., Nov. 24, The Button Factory, 855 Islington St., Room 206, Second floor, Portsmouth. Info: saraforrestdesign@gmail.com, https://go.evvnt.com/308375-2.

GET COZY AND CREATIVE: 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 27, Teatotaller, 69 High St., Somersworth. Cost: $7. Info: www.eventbrite.com-52543027610. Wear your cozies and bring whatever creative project you’re working on! Whether you’re bringing along a piece of writing, painting, knitting project, a journal of ideas, or looking to come simply with your imagination and curiosity.

MAINE WOMEN IN THE ARTS PRELUDE FINE ART SHOW WITH CRAFTS: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, Masonic Lodge, 10 North St., Kennebunkport. Info: 207-646-9086, pamzart@live.com, https://go.evvnt.com/312177-0. In conjunction with Kennebunkport’s Prelude celebration. This show offers a wide selection of original fine art pieces including paintings, photography, pottery, sculptures, books and more as well as unique, handmade holiday crafts made by these talented artists.

DECK THE WALLS: Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, Fridays, 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays, 12 to 8 p.m. and Sundays 12 to 4 p.m. Exeter Town Hall, 10 Front St., Second Floor, Exeter. Info: 512-8396, townexeterartsmusic@gmail.com, https://go.evvnt.com/314121-0. Town Exeter Arts and Music, a local non-profit, presents Deck the Walls, an art show featuring painters, potters, jewelers, fiber artists, and more.

Theater

THE GIFT OF THE MAGI: Nov. 9 to 25, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.., Sundays Nov. 11 and 18 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. Players’ Ring, 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth. Cost: $18. Info: 436-8123, playersringnh@gmail.com, https://go.evvnt.com/294636-0. This classic, originally published in the early 1900s, is a story which has endured for over a hundred years, not only as a favorite Christmas story, but also as reminder about the invaluable gift of love in our lives.

NEW HAMPSHIRE THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS MEN ON BOATS: Nov. 16 to Dec. 2, 2018 Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. , West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. Cost: $26 to $30. Info: 431-6644, reservations@nhtheatreproject.org, https://go.evvnt.com/291736-0. History, legend, magic realism, and hilarious comedy illuminate the tale of John Wesley Powell’s famous 1869 expedition down the Colorado River into the Grand Canyon. The playwright’s treatment of this grand expedition is remarkably accurate historically, even using direct quotes from Powell’s lyrical journal descriptions. But she adds a twist: all the male characters, while based on the real life heroes, are portrayed by female actors.

THE NUTCRACKER: Saturday, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m., The Star Theatre, 120 Rogers Road, Kittery. Cost: $22 to $25. Info: 718-928-4124, thedanceannexstudio@gmail.com, https://go.evvnt.com/309063-0. Directed by Julie Hebb and featuring guest artists, Dance Annex students and members of the Annex Contemporary Dance Company.

ELF – THE MUSICAL:  Nov. 28 to Dec. 16, The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth. Info: http://ticketmaster.evyy.net/c/374335/271177/4272

Read

NANOWRIMO WRITE-INS FOR NATIONAL NOVEL WRITING MONTH: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 25, Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth. Info: 766-1711, lkhorwood-benton@cityofportsmouth.com, https://go.evvnt.com/306789-0. Every year, writers everywhere – both adults and teens – join together for support, encouragement and motivation as they attempt to write 50,000 words in 30 days. You can sign up for the challenge at nanowrimo.org. Bring your own laptop or borrow one of ours, enjoy coffee and tea and snacks, and write in the company of other NaNoWriMo hopefuls!

 

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