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.).
THURSDAY JANUARY 13
- Jeff Mrozek / Chez Fratello (Nashua) / 5:30 p.m.
- Paul Lussier / Village Tréteau (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
- Jordan Quinn / KC’s (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Chris Peters / Hermanos (Concorde) / 6:30 p.m.
- Jon-Paul Royer / Copper Door (Salem) / 7 p.m.
- Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
FRIDAY JANUARY 14
- Dan Carter / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6 p.m.
- John Chouinard / Gaucho’s (Manchester) / 6pm (Saturdays too)
- Songs with Molly / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30 p.m.
- Tina J. & Nuff Said Band / Auburn Pitts (Auburn) / 7 p.m.
- Tiny Town Stranded / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
- Drum Shark & the Guppies / Area 23 (Concord) / 8pm
- Lamont Smooth / Penuche’s (Concord) / 8 p.m.
- Mike & John / Murphy’s (Manchester) / 9:30 p.m.
SATURDAY JANUARY 15
- Max Sullivan / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
- Paul Nelson / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m.
- Joannie Cicatelli / Hill Bar & Grill at McIntyre (Manchester) / 5 p.m.
- Eric Marcs / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Ken Budka / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6 p.m.
- Jodee Frawlee / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
- Jonny Friday Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
- Alex Roy / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8 p.m.
SUNDAY JANUARY 16
- Nate Comp / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
- Alan Roux / Sawbelly (Exeter) / 11am
- The Incidents / Stella Blu (Nashua) / 4 p.m.
- Duo Basstastic / Lynn’s 102 Tavern (Hudson) / 5 p.m.
Always be sure to check a venue’s website or Facebook page for last minute changes or covid requirements.
The Palace Theater
80 Hannover Street ~ www.palacetheatre.org (603)668-5588
AN EVENING WITH THE RASCALS OF FELIX CAVALIERE / January 21 at 7:30 p.m. (mainstage)
For legendary singer-songwriter FELIX CAVALIERE, making people feel good is at the heart of his illustrious 50-year career that includes the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Songwriter Hall of Fame, Vocal Group Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. Few artists can claim to have defined a generation; FELIX CAVALIERE continues to remind us to stay tuned to the beauty of the world. The classically trained pianist, born in Pelham, New York, idolized Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye and Sam Cook. FELIX CAVALIERE embraced the Hammond organ and pioneered a fresh, rock and roll sound. Leaving Syracuse University to form the Escorts, he became a backup musician for Joe Dee and the Starliters and later Sandy Scott, who knew his legendary next step would be the start of an illustrious Hall of Fame career. .
WHO’S BAD – THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE / January 22 at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (mainstage)
Who’s Bad’s powerful tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping musical staple.
The Majestic Theater
880 Page Street ~ www.majestictheatre.net (603)669-7469
COMEDY WEEKEND / January 21-23 (Manchester)
A couple in their late 40s and a couple in their 20s accidentally rented the same cottage for a weekend by mistake. They decide to share it and we watch the comic clash between the generations. His homemade humor strikes chords regardless of age and the laughter he elicits is as warm and spontaneous as the play’s dialogue and situations.
Featured on “Through the Stage Door” on WMNH 95.3 Sunday 1/16 at noon.
THE WIZARD OF OZ – YOUNG PERFORMERS / January 28-30 (Derry)
The WIZARD OF OZ Young Artist Edition is an adaptation specially designed for young artists. Join Dorothy as she travels the rainbow to discover the magical power of the house. The classic musical, suitable for young performers, features all your favorite characters and songs that have entertained audiences for generations. Follow the yellow brick road with The Majestic Academy and relive the magic!
The Rex Theater
23 Amherst Street ~ www.rextheatre.org (603)668-5588
FNC at the Rex: CHRISTINE HURLEY / January 14and at 7:30 p.m.
Like any great actor, Christine has an innate ability to see the humor in “everyday” situations. For years, she entertained family, friends and neighbors in their kitchens, at barbecues and in grocery store aisles. The only difference now is that she uses a microphone and a stage. Her stories and opinions on motherhood and marriage are exactly what everyone is going through…people get it and love it! Christine quickly became a favorite in the Boston comedy world. She just got a standing ovation at Denis Leary’s Comics Come Home, one of the biggest comedy events in the country!
MORGAN JAMES: A VERY MAGNETIC POST-CHRISTMAS TOUR / January 15and at 7:30 p.m.
Let’s start with the voice, an instrument through which she can communicate everything. A gift she expertly trained, meticulously nurtured, and passionately galvanized into action by the urge to make real music. Then the stories, and she has plenty of them. They are full of truth and beauty, sorrow and thoughtfulness. They reveal colors you never expected to see. They make us close our eyes and tell. And finally, the soul – the emotional and intellectual energy through which these parts are fed. This special something that prompted the Wall Street Journal to present her as “the most promising young singer so far this century”. This young singer is Morgan James. And Morgan James is a soul singer. Morgan James has appeared in numerous Broadway shows including Motown: The Musical, Godspell and The Addams Family. She is also well known for her association with the jazz collective Postmodern Jukebox.
MUSIC: DUELING PIANOS / Tupelo Musical Hall (Derry) / January 13 at 8 p.m.
Dueling Pianos of New Hampshire brings the fast-paced, demand-driven fun of Dueling Pianos to the Granite State. Join us for a non-stop, high-energy show where YOU choose the set list! No musical style or genre is forbidden, and no two shows are the same. Come be part of it! www.tupelomusichall.com for tickets and COVID restrictions.
COMEDY: IMPROVED QUEEN CITY. / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / January 13and at 7:30 p.m.
Queen City Improv are Manchester’s best improv troupe, and they’re bringing their act to the capital! Join QCI as they run a night of goofs, goofs and laughs through a never-before-seen show, every night! The improvisation theater is composed on site, which means that the games are planned but not the story scenes! What will they come up with next? Join us to find out! / www.hatboxnh.com
WEEKLY COMEDY EVENINGS:
- Thursdays at 8 p.m. at Yankee Lanes (Manchester)
- Thursdays at 9 p.m. at the Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester)
MUSIC BINGO: Fody’s (Derry) / January 13and at 20 hours
ART: “TOMIE dePAOLA / Currier Museum (Manchester) / until February 13
Tomie dePaola (1934–2020) wrote and illustrated some 270 children’s books during his 50-year career, including picture books, folk tales, nursery rhymes and chapter books. dePaola had a masterful ability to express complicated emotions through accessible narratives and dynamic illustrations, filled with her warm and lively characters. A longtime resident of New Hampshire, he has received numerous awards and accolades. The collection of the Currier Museum of Art contains more than 100 works by Tomie dePaola. This exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of the artist through a selection of these illustrations. Masks and proof of Covid vaccination are required for entry. Call 669-6144 or visit www.currier.org
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).