Weekend Watching July-23-2014

Throughout the week, Friday seems to be on everyone’s minds as we all start to make weekend plans! On this particular weekend downtown Manchester is going to be bustling with activity – there are two separate festivals going on, offering something fun for adults and children alike! On one end of Elm we have Brewfest, where you can sample beers from a variety of New Hampshire breweries along with some delicious chicken wings, and on the other we have the Monarchs Summer Fan Fest, which will transform the plaza of the Verizon Wireless arena into a carnival filled with entertaining activities!  It sounds like this will be a wonderful weekend to get out, have fun, and take advantage of all that downtown has to offer!!

Friday night, July 25th:

Music in the City
7:00pm – 9:00pm @ City Cafe

Come to City Cafe for a free concert featuring Kelsey Charpentier!  Join us for a fun and ear-pleasing evening with great coffee and snacks for a great cause. This month’s beneficiary will continue to be Food for Children (foodfc.org). Get more info here.

Saturday, July 26th:

Granite State Brewers Association Brewfest
1:00pm – 5:00pm @ Arms Park

Come to Arms Park this Saturday for a great day of beer, food, and fun! Organized by the Granite State Brewers Association and Intown Manchester, this brewers festival and chicken wing competition will feature over 30 New Hampshire breweries as well as a variety of restaurants! General admission is $30 and VIP admission is $40. Designated drivers get a discounted admission price of $20! Proceeds will benefit the Granite State Brewers Association, Brew NH, and New Horizons for New Hampshire. Get more info and purchase tickets here.

Summer Fan Fest and Street Hockey Tournament
9:00am – 3:00pm @ Verizon Wireless Arena

This Saturday the plaza of the Verizon Wireless Arena will be turned into a carnival-like atmosphere with an inflatable bounce house, an obstacle course, sumo wrestling, face painting, photo opportunities with Max, and a blowout sale at the Monarchs Pro Shop during the Summer Fan Fest! A portion of Elm Street will also be blocked off for Manchester’s largest Street Hockey Tournament, presented by TSR Hockey! Get more info here and register for the street hockey tournament here.

John Fisch – From the Late Show with Dave Letterman
8:30pm @ Piccola Italia

This weekend Headliners Comedy Club will be putting on a special show at Piccola Italia featuring comedian John Fisch! Fisch’s appearances on Last Comic Standing 4, where he was the New York City Capital One Audience Favorite, gained him wide recognition and a new legion of fans. He has also been seen on Comedy Central and VH1. Get more info and purchase tickets here.

Sunday, July 27th:

Yin Yang Peace Yoga To Benefit Manchester Animal Shelter
6:00pm – 7:15pm @ Jeca Yoga

This class incorporates the best of all worlds in one! We’ll start with some introspective still poses to open the joints and stretch the deep connective tissue. Once the body is open, we’ll move mindfully while flowing from pose to pose, activating the muscles and warming the body. Class will finish with some gentle stretching, meditation and relaxation. The class will be taught by guest instructor-in-training Deb Shaw. You must register with the studio to attend as space is limited! Get more info and sign up here.

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