Category Archives: Film

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.”

Park concerts

Concord holds concerts in Eagle Square on six Thursdays at 7 p.m., and the Nevers’ Band performs at different parks throughout the summer.

The Londonderry Arts Council plans Concerts on the Common, mostly on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the bandstand on the Londonderry Town Common at Mammoth and Pillsbury Roads. They also run the monthly open mic Nutfield Sessions.

New Boston’s Recreation Department organizes summer concerts on alternate Sundays at 6 p.m. (New Boston’s Blues Association’s “Barnful of Blues Festival” Aug. 1 is at the county’s 4H Youth Center.)

Derry uses their MacGregor Park bandstand for Tuesday and Thursday night summer concerts.

Milford’s “Sounds on the Soughegan” concerts run Wednesdays for about 10 weeks this summer at Emerson Park.

Merrimack holds concerts mostly Wednesdays at 7 p.m. through Aug. 26 at the Abbie Griffin Park bandstand. (The form to request use of the bandstand is here.)

Community Events, LLC, is running outdoor family film series at Veterans Park in Manchester and Greeley Park in Nashua this summer.

New Thalian Players produces Disney’s High School Musical at Veterans Park and Nashua Theatre Guild produces Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Greeley Park (July 17-July 26). (The application to use Veterans Park is here.)

For information about concerts and other events at Nashua’s Greeley Park’s bandshell see Nashua’s “SummerFun” calendar and check for updates here.

For more downtown Manchester events, also see Intown Manchester.

Not outdoors, or in a park, but still free, the SummerSundays Concert Series is at the Hillsborough Center Congregational Church.

~Let me know what else to list…

Student film

I noticed this posted in our sister publication, The Manchester Express, and thought I’d pass it along. UNH Manchester’s Undergraduate Research Conference includes a day of “Cinema Arts, films and screenplays” Thursday, April 24. Pass by the college on your lunch hour. It’s free.