Weekend Watching August-6-2014

This weekend is all about the arts in downtown Manchester! Antiques Week wraps up with the 57th annual antiques show starting on Thursday, where you can see amazing folk art and other interesting antique items! Then on Sunday, East Colony Fine Art is hosting a reception for its new oil painting exhibit! As always, this weekend is also full of live music, including the 1964 Beatles tribute show at Veterans Park on Saturday – if you’re a Beatles fan, you won’t want to miss it!

All weekend: 

The 57th Annual NH Antiques Show
10:00am – 4:00pm @ Radisson Hotel

Antiques Week will wrap up with the 57th Annual New Hampshire Antiques Show, presented by the NH Antiques Dealers Association (NHADA), which will take place on August 7-9 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester! The NH Antiques Show features 67 exhibitors from all over the northeast with a wide range of items from folk art to fine porcelain, country and formal furniture, paintings and prints and more. “There’s nothing like this show anywhere in America,” hailed Maine Antique Digest. The show attracts thousands of buyers and enthusiasts from all around the country seeking high-quality antiques at reasonable prices. Get more info here.

Live music!

There is always live music in downtown Manchester! Check out local pubs and restaurants, including The Shaskeen, Milly’s Tavern, The Wild Rover, and more for great live shows! Also be sure to check out Strange Brew Tavern‘s new Sunday Lunch Live series starting at noon on Sundays!

Friday, August 8th:

National Night Out
4:00pm – 7:00pm @ Bakersville Elementary School

The Manchester Weed & Seed Strategy will be hosting a Weed & Seed National Night Out Block Party this Friday at Bakersville Elementary School! Join us for an assortment of activities to celebrate and honor community collaboration, healthy neighborhoods, and resident involvement. Find more info here.

Live Original Music: San Francisco musician David Dondero
6:00pm – 10:00pm @ Studio 550

Join Studio 550 on August 8th for an evening of live music featuring San Francisco musician David Dondero, who has been hailed by NPR as one of today’s best living songwriters! He will be joined by local singer-songwriters Badfellows, Lauren Hurley, Will Kindler and Timothy Jackson Scott for this very special one-night-only show! The Studio Cafe will also be serving hot tea and goodies for your enjoyment. Doors open at 5:30pm and the show starts at 6:00pm; cover is $10. Get more info here.

Saturday, August 9th:

Walking Tour: The Victorian North End
10:00am – 12:00pm @ North End of Manchester

Join local historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff for a unique tour of the North End! Travel the trail of the visionaries and the successful citizens of Manchester’s Victorian era. See the elegant Straw mansion, the fairgrounds and trotting park, and the site of Webster General Hospital!  The tour will begin at Goodwin Funeral Home, 607 Chestnut St. The cost is $10 per person or $5 for Manchester Historic Association members. Pre-registration is required – please call  622-7531 to register.

1964 – The Ultimate Beatles Tribute
6:00pm @ Veterans Park

1964, the ultimate Beatles tribute band, is playing at Veterans Park this Saturday, August 9th! This Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. Choosing songs from the pre-Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” astonishingly recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and onstage banter. Over 25 years of researching and performing have made “1964” masters of their craft. Come see why “1964” is the definitive Beatles show! Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. Purchase tickets here.

Sunday, August 10th:

“2Views” Opening Reception
2:00pm – 4:00pm @ East Colony Fine Art

August’s highlighted artists Bruce Jones and Jack Ebel share their unique perspectives in a new exhibit of oil paintings titled “2VIEWS”. Join Bruce and Jack for their reception this Sunday from 2-4pm and visit with them as they share inspiring stories about their very different subjects in “2VIEWS”. This reception is free and open to the public, and the exhibit runs from July 29th through August 23rd. Get more info here.


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