Category Archives: Manchester

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.


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…

SOPHA gallery opening tonight

It’s from 7 to 10 p.m. at SOPHA. Member photographs. The exhibit is called “America” but no one could use an American flag in a photo.

Take that, clichés.

Currier open late

The Currier Museum of Art will indeed be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, although they are not holding any of their usual “First Thursdays” themed events. During the rest of the month, the Currier is usually closed by 5 p.m. (and it’s closed all day Tuesdays). The Currier will also be closed on July 4.

Oh, and did you know they Twitter?

How he works

“Building Books – The Art of David Macaulay” opens today. I’m counting on it to be brilliant. It’s at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. If you go, let me know what you think. Does anyone else remember reading Macaulay books as a kid?

Wine and mixed media

Stop into the Wine Studio, 53 Hooksett Road in  Manchester, after work today to meet Ann Trainor Domingue, view her mixed media work and sample wine.

The artist has a handy video about it that I’ve pasted below:

Watch NHIA build

Last week, New Hampshire Institute of Art had a historic building moved.  Now you can watch the progress of their construction project on their Web site.  As exciting as the Weirs cam? That’s up to you.

Here’s a photo I took before preperations to move the building Feb.