3-6 November: lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester


CL Smooth at the Shaskeen on November 3.


  • Chris Taylor / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Dave Clark / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6 p.m.
  • Jordan Quinn / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Tyler Levs / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 p.m.
  • John Chouinard / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
  • Chad Lamarsh / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m.
  • A Living Wage / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • CL Smooth / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Lexi James returns to Bonfire Country Bar on November 4.


  • Colin Hart / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Paul Lussier / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Lucas Gallo / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Kimayo / Farm Over The Moon (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m.
  • Another Shot Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Last child chosen / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Mugsy Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Small Town Stranded / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Lexi James / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • 2120 South Michigan Avenue / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9 p.m.

Emily’s Garage Band plays the Derryfield on November 5.


  • Mary Fagan / Downtown Concord Winter Farmer’s Market (Concord) / 9am-12pm
  • Paul Driscoll / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Ramez Gurung / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
  • Jake Bartolin / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
  • Rebecca Turmel / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Mikey G / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chris Peters / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 7 p.m.
  • Emily’s Garage Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
  • Wrongly Accused / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Fox On The Run / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9pm

Brooks Hubbard will play The Goat on November 6.


  • Brooks Hubbard / The Goat (Manchester) / 10am
  • David Newsam / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Marc Apostolides / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Eric Lindberg / Farm Over The Moon (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m.
  • Eric Marcs / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m.

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



THE DAVE BROMBERG QUINTET / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

With his self-titled release from Columbia Records in 1971, multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter David Bromberg became an American musical prodigy. The mix of traditional and original materials, virtuoso musicianship and iconic cover art heralded the arrival of a bold new artist. With seven more albums and associations with Bob Dylan, Jerry Jeff Walker, George Harrison, the Grateful Dead and Bonnie Raitt, the reputation of Bromberg and his following grew exponentially until relentless touring demands put an end to recordings. and shows in the early 1980s. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5188

Catch Mania – ABBA tribute band – at the Capitol Center in Concord.

MANIA! TRIBUTE TO ABBA / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7:30 p.m.

The world’s number one ABBA tribute on tour returns to Concord! MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) formed in 1999 and the show has sold out theaters and concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in their quest to bring the music of the Swedish “Supergroup” to their millions of fans, old and new! In 2007, it grossed over A$1 million at the Sydney, Australia box office. The show has ventured to France, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore, USA, Australia and South Korea, as well as touring extensively in UK. The show has been successfully touring the United States every year since 2009 with over 400 performances, many venues book the show every year as it has become a “tradition” for the show and the audience. The thirst for this sensational recreation of abba’s concert grows stronger every year. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111.


FNC: PAUL D’ANGELO / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m.

Paul, a former assistant district attorney and criminal defense attorney, is one of the nation’s top comedians who has opened more than sixty internationally acclaimed acts. Known as a prolific creator of intelligent, introspective and thoughtful humor that everyone can relate to… men and women, young and old, blue or white collar… there are still plenty of comedic routines, funny stories and anecdotes that Paul wants share with its live audiences. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

It’s closing weekend – get your Grease on at the Palace Theatre.

GREASE / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 7:30 p.m. – LAST WEEKEND !

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

ROSENCRATZ & GUILDERSTERN ARE DEAD / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / Until November 20

Presented by Lend me a theatre. Acclaimed as a modern absurdist masterpiece, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet told from the perspective of a puzzled Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play. In Tom Stoppard’s best-known work, this Shakespearean duo “Laurel and Hardy” finally have the chance to hold the lead role, but in a world where the echoes of Waiting for Godot resonate; where reality and illusion mingle. Stumbling unaware of their scripted lives and unable to deviate from them, fate leads our two heroes to a tragic but inevitable end. www.hatboxnh.com or (603)715-2315


JESSE GARRON’S TRIBUTE TO ELVIS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 4pm & 7:30pm

Jesse Garron – ‘The closest thing to the king’ – Tribute artist Jesse Garron takes audiences on a journey back to the concert years when Elvis Presley was the king of rock and roll. It is not an impersonation. Jesse incorporates his own voice and style to recreate the music, movement and spectacle that endeared Elvis so much and earned Garron acclaim as “The Closest Thing to the King”. Discover the show everyone is talking about. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

Louis Prima Jr. & The Witnesses at the Stockbridge Theater on November 5.

LOUIS PRIMA JR. & THE WITNESSES / Stockbridge Theater (Derry) / 7pm

Get ready to ‘Jump Jive An’ Wail’ with Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses as they put on the craziest big band show this side of the 60s to celebrate the Stockbridge Theatre’s 20th anniversary! Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses are a boisterous 10-piece New Orleans-style band known for their energetic performances that raise the roof and get the audience up. Their eclectic, rowdy style spans multiple genres, from big band and swing to rock and blues, combining original music from their two albums with favorites from the five-decade career of Louis Prima Sr. https://stockbridgetheatre.showare.com/ or (603) 437-5200


COMEDIAN BOB MARLEY / Capitol Center (Concord) / 6 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. (November 5e as well)

Bob loves being an actor. He’s wicked good at that! He lives in Maine which is the best state in the world maybe even in the universe. He is regularly featured on Sirius XM radio and he even won their Superbowl of Comedy! He has released over 20 comedy CDs and DVDs! He was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for “Longest Comedy Performance by an Individual” at 40 hours of live stand-up! He’s been on over 100 TV shows, including Leno, Letterman, Conan, Jimmy Fallon, Craig Ferguson, and Comedy Central, to name a few. He co-starred in “Boondock Saints” I and “All Saints Day” II playing Detective Greenly. He has toured the United States, Europe, Canada, Kuwait and Iraq. It is more or less that! www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111


The cast of ‘Seasonal Allergies’, left to right, Heather Armhold, Allison Sjolund, Jim Calimeri.

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

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