Weekend Watching June-22-2016

Welcome to our second week of Weekend Watching! There are tons of events happening this Thursday, why not start your weekend a little bit early?

We try our hardest to ensure the accuracy of these events, but please be sure to call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and cost!


Thursday, June 23rd

Free Kids Summer Music Series | 2pm-3pm | UNH Manchester

UNH Manchester invites children and their families to laugh and learn with us at the Summer Music Series. Thanks to the generous support of the Frederick Smyth Trust, all of our events are FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited and events last approximately 45-minutes to one-hour. An RSVP is requested for all of the events.

Manchester Community Market | 3pm-6:30pm | Victory Park

The Manchester Community Market is held in Victory Park and offers an expansive array of locally grown items as well as NH made products. The market aims to provide a fun, weekly farmers market that gives the community a place to connect with friends and farmers, access local foods, and enjoy this community event. More here.

Lite Up the Nite 5k Run/Walk for Mental Health | 4:30pm | Derryfield Park

Lite Up the Nite is a local run/walk organized to help provide an improved quality of life for those who are challenged with mental illness. Its sponsor, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, believes in mental, emotional and physical health and in giving others a running start in life! Race proceeds support community mental health services. Be sure to wear NEON! More info here.

Billy Elliot | 7:30pm | The Palace Theatre

Set in a small English town during the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to break out from his family’s expectations. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that will inspire his community and change his life forever. Based on the Oscar-nominated movie, this show won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical. With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance, and a powerful storyline, BILLY ELLIOT will inspire you to follow your dreams. Tickets here!

SlamFree or Die | 7pm-11pm | Milly’s Tavern

Slam Free or Die is an on-going poetry open mic and slam series that happens every Thursday night at Milly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH. More Info: https://www.facebook.com/slamfreeordie/?fref=ts

DIGGER, 5 Bucks, and REBUILDER LIVE | 8pm | The Shaskeen

Scrimmy Presents…. Pennsylvania’s DIGGER and New Hampshire’s 5 Bucks! are getting together for back to back nights of pop punk and ska. Slight change, REBUILDER, will be opening (in place of Mikey Erg) with special guests. Tickets on sale: www.MrTSprinkler.com

Nicole Knox Murphy LIVE | 8:30pm | Strange Brew Tavern

Join Strange Brew for Nashville recording artist Nicole Murphy LIVE! No cover! More here.

EGGY Live | 9pm | Penuche’s on Hanover

Join Penuche’s for a live show with EGGY on their Spring/Summer Tour. Show starts at 9! It’s 21+ and free! More here.

The Hallorans at The Wild Rover | 9pm | The Wild Rover

The Hallorans head to The Rover for the first time ever! It’s also $9 beer and burger night with Harpoon from 6pm-10pm AND ladies night from 8pm-12am! More here.

Friday, June 24th

Billy Elliot | 7:30pm | The Palace Theatre

Set in a small English town during the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to break out from his family’s expectations. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that will inspire his community and change his life forever. Based on the Oscar-nominated movie, this show won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical. With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance, and a powerful storyline, BILLY ELLIOT will inspire you to follow your dreams. Tickets here!

The Hallorans | 9pm | Karma Cigar and Hookah Lounge

Did you miss the Hallorans at the Wild Rover? Then be sure to head to Karma Friday night for another show! More info here.

Bruce Jacques | 9:30pm | The Shaskeen

Bruce Jacques is a singer, guitarist who incorporates comedy spoofs on artists from the likes of Beyonce and Elvis, to Snoop Dogg & Guns and Roses into his one man show. His repertoire includes a mix of songs everyone knows by heart – from classic oldies to today’s top forty hits. Bruce’s ability to connect with audiences of all ages, in all types of settings, is something that comes only with years of experience. He also possesses the natural ability to make people feel comfortable – to make them laugh, sing, and dance. More here.

D-Comp | 9pm | The Wild Rover

The Wild Rover hosts D-Comp live at the bar! There will also be a Bud Light promo from 6pm-8pm and Fireball Fridays $5 from 6pm-7pm! More here.

Saturday, June 25th

Community Empty Bowls Workshop | 10a-1pm | Studio 550

The community is invited to make clay bowls to donate to the Manchester Empty Bowls event that benefits New Horizons on June 25th 10am-1pm. All ages and experience levels are welcome – seasoned potters, families, and complete beginners alike. Visitors who are proficient at throwing are welcome to use the pottery wheels to throw bowls. Visitors who are new to clay or who do not know how to throw will be shown how to hand sculpt bowls out of coils or can decorate the bowls that are created by others. All the clay and tools, and some light refreshments will be provided. The event is free to the public. Donations are welcome to help cover the cost of materials and firing, but not required. More here.

Billy Elliot | 2:00pm + 7:30pm | The Palace Theatre

Set in a small English town during the 1984/’85 miners’ strike, BILLY ELLIOT is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle to break out from his family’s expectations. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that will inspire his community and change his life forever. Based on the Oscar-nominated movie, this show won ten Tony Awards including Best Musical. With unforgettable music by Elton John, sensational dance, and a powerful storyline, BILLY ELLIOT will inspire you to follow your dreams. Tickets here!

New England Liberty Football | 7pm | Verizon Wireless Arena

Legends Football League (LFL) and the Verizon Wireless Arena announced the arrival of the LFL’s newest expansion franchise, New England Liberty. The Liberty will kick off April 2016 in the LFL’s Eastern Conference alongside the Chicago Bliss, Omaha Heart and Atlanta Steam, hosting (2) games at the Verizon Wireless Arena with the home opener on Saturday, June 25 vs. Chicago Bliss. More here.

The Change Up | 9pm | Penuche’s on Hanover

The Change Up perform LIVE at Penuche’s this Saturday at 9:00pm. The show is 21+! More here.

Sunday, June 26th

New England Pet Reptile Expo | 10am | The Radisson

If you like reptiles, or are looking for a scaly new pet, come check out the New England Pet Reptile Expo!  More than 70 reptile breeders will have hundreds of reptiles on display and for sale as pets.  Vendors will also be selling cage supplies and many reptile-related items at discounted prices.  Interesting for the whole family! More here!

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