10-17 November: lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


This week’s roundup of live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Email your entertainment events to [email protected] for review. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink Community Calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 a.m.)

Watch Mary Fagan perform on November 10 at The Foundry.


  • Dave Zangri / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Lou Antonnuci / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Chris Fraga / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6 p.m.
  • Lewis Goodwin / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Mary Fagan / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Steve Prisby / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Rob & Jody / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Faith Ann / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8 p.m.

You’ll want to catch up with the Slakas on November 11 at Derryfield.


  • Justin Cohn / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Jordan Quinn / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m.
  • Clint Lapointe / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Slim Volume / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
  • The Slakas / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Tiny Town Stranded / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Isaiah Bennett / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Luffkid / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Annie In The Water / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Craig Thomas & Bluetopia / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Country music is your thing / Head to Bonfire Country Bar on November 12 for EXP Band’s urban cowboy style. Photo/Annie Holt Photography


  • Kevin Horan / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Ben Harris / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Austin McCarthy / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Jodee Frawlee / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Karen Grenier / Farm Over The Moon (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m.
  • Chad Lamarsh Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Brian Johnson / Telly’s (Epping) / 8 p.m.
  • 7 Day Weekend / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • The EXP Band / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

Have brunch with Brad Myrick on November 13 at The Foundry. Photo/Rebecca Rideout


  • Brad Myrick / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Phil Jacques / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Ken Budka / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m.
  • Hank Osborne & Charles Mitchell / Farm Over The Moon (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m.
  • One Big Soul Jam / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 7pm

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last minute changes.



GREASE / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m. – 4 SHOWS ADDED! November 10-11-12.

Cruel and more electrifying than ever, the world’s most beloved musical returns to the Palace. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love? With a jaw-dropping rock n’ roll score featuring the hits Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and We Go Together, Grease celebrates the Rydell High class of 1959 in all their duck-tailed, bobby-socked and gum-slapping glory. . www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588

ON YOUR FEET! / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7:30 p.m.

ON YOUR FEET! is the true and inspiring story of the heart, the legacy and two people who believed in their talent – and in each other – to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now their story is an all-new uplifting original musical that’s winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring “IT’S A HIT!” and the New York Times acclaiming, “The very air of the room seems to vibrate in this undeniably crowd-pleasing musical!” ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most iconic songs of the last quarter century including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Conga”, “Get On Your Feet”, “Don’t Want To Lose You Now”, “1-2-3 and “Step Out of the Dark.” Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish! www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111


SEASONAL ALLERGIES / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / November 11-13

A comedy by Katherine DiSavino & Kevin Mead / Do you have seasonal allergies? You may be experiencing the symptoms without even knowing it. Seasonal allergies tend to kick in just around the time of the holidays: do you feel a tickle in the back of your throat when you realize your vegetable dishes are cooked faster than you thought, and are now ready a good hour before the turkey runs out? the oven? Are your eyes watering uncontrollably after you nearly break your back climbing up the attic to find the Christmas lights (then discovering that only half the strand lights up)? Do you feel overheated when your family members decide to extend their vacation and “hang out” a few more days in your house? So you, my friend, have seasonal allergies. And you are not alone! 9 out of 10 people have seasonal allergies, but no one has a worse case than Julia Shelby and her brother Peter. So get ready to laugh at your throat tickle and clear your sinuses with a healthy dose of Holiday Fun. www.majestictheatre.net or (603)669-7469

FNC: DREW DUNN & FRIENDS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

New England’s Hottest Young Comics Starring NH’s Drew Dunn! Drew Dunn started doing comedy at the age of 21 and hasn’t looked back since. This NH-based comedian has quickly established himself as one of the most dynamic comedians in the country with his quick wit and unique point of view. It has been featured at comedy festivals across the country, including the Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival, and was named “Best of the Fest” at the 2017 Burbank Comedy Festival. Ages 18+ www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

PROPERTY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 39E ARMY BAND / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7 p.m.

Join us for an unforgettable and inspiring performance by the 39th Army Band of New Hampshire. The 90-minute audio-visual experience will also feature some of the state’s finest civilian musicians, as we thank veterans from all branches of service. The show will feature a wide variety of musical genres including: rock, country, pop, jazz and, of course, patriotic classics. We invite veterans of all ages, their families and the general public to this memorable event. Tickets for this event are free and should sell out quickly, so get your tickets today! www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111


THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

A musical tribute featuring three musicians lighting the flames of country legends Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Complete performer biographies and info. at www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

STANLEY JORAN PLAYS JIMI / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm

World-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan has developed a new live show called “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi”. It’s a tribute show, but it’s not a pure imitation. Instead, Stanley builds on Jimi’s legacy in creative ways. As Stanley explains, “This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrix gig if Jimi were still alive and playing today. By reimagining his music and channeling his personality, I try to bring that fantasy to life. That touch added bonus of portraying the Hendrix of today rather than yesterday keeps the show creative and fresh for Stanley and the audience and gives Stanley fans new insight into Stanley’s own evolution It also makes the show feel more authentic in a some sense, because a real Hendrix concert would have unexpected surprises and twists.”Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi” tries to recreate both the energy and creativity of the real thing. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100


FREESE BROTHERS BIG BAND / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 2pm

Play swing music from the Golden Age of the Big Band. The band was formed in 1982 by the four Freese brothers: Jack, Bill, George and Courtland, who began playing music together in a family troupe in the 1930s. The aims of the Orchestra are to support and d to encourage the development of the musical talents of the public (especially young musicians) and its members, and to foster an appreciation of music from all periods. Part of the Prime of Life musical series. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE / Bedford Town Hall (Bedford) / 2 p.m. – November 11 & 12 at 8 p.m. also

Bedford Off Broadway presents this comedy from Christopher Durang. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about their life circumstances. Suddenly, their movie star sister, Masha, shows up with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the stage are the sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a charming young aspiring actress named Nina, whose beauty somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. https://www.brownpapertickets.com or at the door.

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