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…


A map

Looking for still more summer stock? Try checking the New Hampshire Professional Theatre Association map.

Ballet at Dartmouth

aspen-image1The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs contemporary ballet works “from 1975 to the present by dance legends Twyla Tharp and William Forsythe and new stars Jorma Elo and Cayetano Soto” at the Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in Hanover Thursday, July 9, at 7 p.m. and Friday, July 10, at 8 p.m. (646-2422, $10-$26).

There’s a related free lecture by Professor Thalia Wheatley, called “Setting the Stage: The Intersection of Movement and Emotion,” July 9 at 5:30 p.m. in the Faulkner Recital Hall.

Live at the Hop events continue throughout the summer.

More summer stock

“A mysterious Scottish village appears out of the mists for one day every hundred years. On that fateful day, two American hikers stumble into the village, where a wedding is about to be celebrated–an arrival that threatens the very existence of Brigadoon,” according to The Barnstormers Theatre (323-8500).

The Tamworth professional company opens their 79th summer with the musical Brigadoon, running July 7 through July 11. Bob Shea is the Barnstormers artistic director, and also a familiar face in Manchester where he heads the Dana Center at Saint Anselm College.

Brigadoon is by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, (My Fair Lady, Camelot) and hit Broadway in 1947.

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?

Summer Shakespeare

If I’m reading their season description correctly, Shakespeare in the Valley is actually producing four of Shakespeare’s plays in the outdoor Theatre Under the Stars, at 3 Noon Peak Road, Waterville Valley (726-0098), plus a few dates in Plymouth, through July and August. They have family shows planned, too.