August 4-7: Performing arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

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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 8am)


Catch Charlie Chronopoulos at the Copper Gate on August 4.

THURSDAY AUGUST 4e

  • Justin Jordan / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • Josh Foster / Uno Pizzeria & Grill (Concorde) / 6 p.m.
  • Dave Clark Jr. / Elm House of Pizza Patio / 6 p.m.
  • Austin McCarthy / Cactus Jack’s (Manchester) / 7 p.m.
  • Charlie Chronopoulos / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7 p.m.
  • Swipe Right Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm

FRIDAY AUGUST 5e

  • Ryan Williamson / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Jeff Mrozek / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m.
  • Dave Ayotte Duo / Derryfield Deck (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Five Feet & Sneaky Miles / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
  • Chris Lester / Farm Over the Moon (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m.
  • Eric Lindberg Band / Zone 23 (Concord) / 8 p.m.
  • Isaiah Bennett / Bonfire (Manchester) / 9 p.m.
  • Outside Help / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Catch the Slakas at Murphy’s on August 6th.

SATURDAY AUGUST 6e

  • Bird Friend / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Marc Apostolides / The Hill Bar & Grill at McIntyre (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m.
  • John Chouinard / Murphy’s (Bedford) / 6 p.m.
  • Rebecca Turmel / Firefly (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Colin Hart / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
  • Sean Coleman / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m.
  • Jonny Friday / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • The Slakas / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30 p.m.

SUNDAY AUGUST 7e

  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Jodee Frawlee / Firefly (Manchester) / 11am
  • Senie Hunt / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m.
  • High Range / Stark Park (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
  • Jordan Quinn / Elm House Patio (Manchester) / 2 p.m.
  • Mikey G. / Colby Hill Inn (Henniker) / 4:30 p.m.

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


The Rex Theater

23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588

FNC at the Rex – KEN ROGERSON / August 5e at 7:30 p.m.

KEN ROGERSON, “The Funniest Man You’ve Never Heard Of”, began his acting career working on the Chicago club circuit and famed Second City. After touring with the improv troupe The Comedy Rangers, Ken moved east and became a central part of Boston’s historic 80s comedy scene, as seen in the film When Stand Up Stood Out. There he perfected his stand-up act to a fine edge “…sharp enough to cut off a rabbit’s head from thirty yards.” Still rocking it, Ken is now all over the internet, where you’ll find clips of his Dry Bar special, Way North of 40, which has over a million views, and he can also be heard on Sirius XM , Pandora and Spotify as part of The Best of Boston Vol II alongside some of Boston’s best!


MANCHESTER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / August 12-14

Full schedule of films and events on https://www.palacetheatre.org/film/


The Palace Theater

80 Hannover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588

KIDS SUMMER SERIES:

  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST / August 9-12
  • SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS / August 16-19
  • Disney’s FROZEN Kids / August 23-26

AN EVENING WITH JOHN LITHGOW / August 13e at 7:30 p.m.

Audiences around the world know Tony and Emmy award-winning actor John Lithgow for his delightful performances on stage and screen. In a lively discussion, Lithgow reflects on the iconic roles that make up his decades-long career, from cultural touchstones like The World According to Garp and 3rd Rock from the Sun to his more recent SAG-winning role as Winston Churchill in the smash-hit Netflix original series The Crown. Lithgow puts social and political advocacy at the forefront of his public speaking, emphasizing the importance of the arts and education, as well as his recent forays into the world of political satire with the publication of the New York Times bestseller Dumpty. trilogy of books. Always charming, John Lithgow dazzles audiences with his signature wit and heartfelt conversations.


From left, cast members of the “Nunsense” set, Lauren Wenners, Jackie Ward, Sonya Spongberg, Karen McGraw and Harley Cassady.

The Majestic Theater

880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469

NUNSENSE / August 12-21 (Studio Theater)

Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters and they are in desperate need of burial funds. The sisters decide the best way to raise money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently being set up for the production of “Grease” in the eighth grade. With star tricks, tap dancing and ballet, an audience quiz and comedic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon. Updated by the author with new jokes, additional lyrics, two new arrangements and a brand new song.


FEATURED EVENTS:

MUSIC: SCARAB – THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE / LaBelle Winery (Derry) / August 4e at 6:30 p.m.

The closest recreation you’ll see of the supergroup of the 70s and 80s! An absolutely dynamic stage show with four-part harmonies that other bands could only dream of. https://labellewinery.com

BALLET: SWAN LAKE / Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord) / August 5-6

From former Boston Ballet prima ballerina Edra Toth comes a full production of this most beloved ballet classic of all time. With special guest artist Yuval Cohen from the Philadelphia Ballet, you don’t have to travel to Boston to be moved by incredible talent! Artistic Director Edra Toth has assembled a cast of NH-trained professional dancers to bring you Swan Lake’s timeless love story that blends magic, tragedy and romance. Visit www.northeasternballet.org for more information.

BALLET: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM / The Concord City Auditorium (Concord) / August 6e at 19 ‘o clock

Ballet Misha, the award-winning NH-based professional dance company and apprentice company, is thrilled to bring the original ballet A Midsummer Night’s Dream to the Audi Concord. This original ballet adapted from Shakespeare’s play was choreographed by Misha’s ballet director, Amy Fortier, and is set to Mendelssohn’s score. This humorous and lighthearted ballet is full of magic, fairies and mischief, making it a perfect evening for everyone, including families. https://ballet-misha.ticketleap.com

MUSIC: GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / August 7e at 12 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful dance bandleaders of the Swing era of the 1930s and 1940s. An unrivaled string of hit records, the consistent impact of radio broadcasts and the power of attraction of theaters, hotels and the dance pavilion, built and sustained the momentum of popularity. Today’s 18-member ensemble continues to play many of Miller’s original arrangements from both the civilian band and the AAFB libraries. Additionally, he also plays more modern selections arranged and performed in Miller’s style and sound. Just like in Glenn’s days, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is still the most sought after big band in the world today.

Email your entertainment events to [email protected] for exam. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink 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 8am).


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