Mary Selvoski on New Hampshire Chronicle

Guess what?

The famed Mary’s Closet is on New Hampshire Chronicle tonight. Yesterday, Tom and Tiffany hosted the show in costume from Mary’s, in Manchester.  Today, the WMUR show is featuring this costuming company.


NHIA’s Sidewalk Artfest date change

The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Sidewalk Artfest is now happening Sunday, Oct. 4, rather than Saturday, Oct. 3, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Spain Brothers are playing, it’s free, and you can register ahead of time if you want to create your own chalk masterpiece.

More free park concerts

Henniker apparently offers free concerts on Tuesdays it looks like.

More summer park concerts in southern New Hampshire are posted here.


The “Best of” New Hampshire’s first 48 Hour Film Project are screening tonight at Red River in Concord. Check them out.

The Sarah Silverman show is NOT sold out


There was a mistake in The Hippo this week. We are sorry. Things can get crazy on deadline.

However,  the Palace Theatre assures me there are plenty of seats available for the benefit show, An Evening of Comedy with Sarah Silverman and Friends,Sunday, July 19. You can pick up tickets at the box office at 80 Hanover St. in Manchester, which is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and three hours before a show starts (or order them via phone or Web).

The show benefits New Thalian Players free Theatre in the Park performances.

Wednesday music in a park

Grammy nominated Cajun band, The Pine Leaf Boys, play the Prescott Park Arts Festival in Portsmouth tonight at 7 p.m.  I’m told this should be a good show.

Closer to home, recent South by Southwest performers, The Jason Spooner Trio, play in Londonderry‘s common.

I’ve listed links to lots of free concerts in parks around the area, but let me (Heidi)  know at the Hippo if I missed any, or leave a comment.

Water’s plight

If you are in the Peterborough area, The Water Front is showing at 5:30 p.m. today (July 14) as part of the exhibit, “Water: Mystery & Plight” at the Sharon Arts Downtown Galleries. (Check out Christine Destrempes project.) The Harris Center for Conservation Education cosponsors the screening at the Peterborough Community Theatre, 6 School St., followed by a discussion and reception at the gallery.

This is from their press release:

“The movie The Water Front is a documentary about Highland Park, Michigan and what happened to its citizens when the city government decided their water plant was the city’s only positive financial asset. The city council marketed the water as a commodity to solve the city’s financial woes.  Residents, mainly poor and black, saw soaring water bills and lost control of their own water, a basic human need.  The Highland Park situation is a microcosm of many other cities, states and countries, and readily available, potable water is becoming rare.”