Weekend Watching August-11-2016

While Intown Manchester isn’t hosting any events this Thursday or Saturday night, there is still plenty going on Downtown from the Annual Antiques Show, to the brand new Live Free or Die Film Festival, to the Cigna 5k Thursday, or of course, We Are One on Saturday, Manchester has your weekend plans on lock down! Keep reading to get all the details!

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, August 11th

FREE Yoga and Fitness in the Park | 3pm-3:45pm | Victory Park

FREE Yoga and Fitness in the Park continues TOMORROW with YOGA with White Swan Yoga. Head to Victory Park at 3:00pm! There is free parking at the Hartnett Lot on Concord Street for all participants. For full Yoga and Fitness in the Park schedule, click here!

The Little Mermaid | 10a & 6:30p | The Palace Theatre

A lively musical rendition of the favorite children’s tale, this show tells the story of a little mermaid who takes a chance and follows her dreams. Ticket prices: $8 subscriptions, $8 for groups of 10 or more and $9 individuals. Everyone needs a ticket, including babes in arms. More here.

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.

The 59th Annual NH Antiques Show | 10a-7p | The Radisson

The New Hampshire Antiques Show, sponsored by New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association, is now in its 59th year. Managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, the New Hampshire Antiques Show is considered “the best show of its kind in New England” (Maine Antique Digest). The sixty-seven professional antiques dealers who exhibit at the show save merchandise throughout the year in order to assure that the show maintains its longstanding reputation for “fresh-to-the-market” antiques. More info here.

24th Annual Cigna Health 5k | 6:20pm | Veterans Park

Once again, the start of the running of the Cigna/Elliot Corporate 5K Road Race will be televised live on WMUR-TV! In its 24th year, the race is the largest road race in New Hampshire, and one of the largest 5K road races in New England! Thousands of elite and recreational runners, walkers and wheelchair entrants will stride through downtown Manchester as the running of the 24th Annual Cigna/Elliot Corporate Road Race gets underway on Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 6:20 PM. More here!

LIVE music! | 9p | The Shaskeen

The Shaskeen presents: Matt Charette and the Truer Sound, Laid to Dust, Andy Thoma, and Rv Todd Seely. 21+ More info here.

LIVE music! | 9p | Penuche’s

Penuche’s present TWEED and DJ Selektah Zee LIVE! Free show, 21+ More info here.

The Hallorans | 9p | The Wild Rover

The Hallorans return to The Wild Rover!  More info here.

Friday, August 12th

The 59th Annual NH Antiques Show | 10a-7p | The Radisson

The New Hampshire Antiques Show, sponsored by New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association, is now in its 59th year. Managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, the New Hampshire Antiques Show is considered “the best show of its kind in New England” (Maine Antique Digest). The sixty-seven professional antiques dealers who exhibit at the show save merchandise throughout the year in order to assure that the show maintains its longstanding reputation for “fresh-to-the-market” antiques. More info here.

Live Free or Die Film Festival | 12p | The Palace Theatre

The LIVE FREE OR DIE Film Festival speaks to our assertive independence as Film Makers, Experimental Artist and Animators while creating a forum for films of all genres, styles and lengths. This is Manchester’s premier film festival with Student Films, Shorts, Indie, and the avant-garde. Live Free or Die Film Festival is giving New Hampshire filmmakers and artists a voice, displaying their works along with out of state and international pieces. More info here.

Date Night in the Art Studio | 6pm or 7:30pm | Studio 550

Date Night in the Pottery Studio is held both Friday and Saturday nights, either 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM! Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! Everything for a COUPLE is included with the listed price of $60 (materials, tools, instruction, etc.). We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! One piece per person is included in the workshop, but if you make more pieces and you want to keep them, it is just $5 to keep each extra piece. The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date. Usually walk-ins are fine, but we encourage you to call ahead to reserve a spot. We limit each session to 4 couples. 603-232-5597. More here.

Amoskeag Studio presents the Sofferman Trip Perspective | 8pm | Amodkeag Studio

The Sofferman Trio Perspective has been performing across New England and New York for several years, playing festivals, clubs, and private events. Alto saxophonist Rick Stone, bassist Sean Farias, and drummer/leader Brooke Sofferman have an uncanny telepathy when they play together. Drawing from Brooke’s extensive original modern jazz music, the trio also incorporates songs from the Great American Songbook, and even rock and pop genres. More here.

LIVE music! | 9p | Penuche’s

Penuche’s presents The Grebes, Strangers by Accident, and Kate West! Free show, 21+ More info here.

Rebel Lane | 9:30pm | The Farm

Manchester’s first 80’s cover band is back at The FARM on Aug 12th. Great late night menu and 1/2 price drinks after 10pm. More information here!

Saturday, August 13th

Mizuno Lightweight Shoe Demo | 8a | Runner’s Alley

Join us on Saturday, August 13th at 8am for a Mizuno Catalyst & Sayonara demo! Run a mile in your old trainers and a mile in a lightweight Catalyst or Sayonara and see the difference! More info here.

Walking Tour: New century Neighborhood | 10am | Millyard Museum

Visit the neighborhood of Manchester’s movers and shakers when the new century dawned in the early 1900s. Learn about the amazing mansions of North River Road, and a controversial dump! Join local historians John Jordan and Dick Duckoff for a unique tour in the city’s North End. More here!

The 59th Annual NH Antiques Show | 10a-7p | The Radisson

The New Hampshire Antiques Show, sponsored by New Hampshire Antiques Dealers Association, is now in its 59th year. Managed by a team of dedicated volunteers, the New Hampshire Antiques Show is considered “the best show of its kind in New England” (Maine Antique Digest). The sixty-seven professional antiques dealers who exhibit at the show save merchandise throughout the year in order to assure that the show maintains its longstanding reputation for “fresh-to-the-market” antiques. More info here.

Live Free or Die Film Festival | 12p | The Palace Theatre

The LIVE FREE OR DIE Film Festival speaks to our assertive independence as Film Makers, Experimental Artist and Animators while creating a forum for films of all genres, styles and lengths. This is Manchester’s premier film festival with Student Films, Shorts, Indie, and the avant-garde. Live Free or Die Film Festival is giving New Hampshire filmmakers and artists a voice, displaying their works along with out of state and international pieces. More info here.

We Are One Festival | 11am | Veterans Park

We Are One (WAO) Music/Culture Festival brings together the Latino and African descent communites for the largest ethnic cultural festival in New Hampshire. Latinos Unidos started the Latino Festival in 2000 to raise money for scholarships and Ujima Collective founded the African/Caribbean Celebration in 2001 to address issues of social isolation and cultural alienation. We know the social determinants of health are the major predictors of physical, financial and emotional well-being. Connecting neighbors through food, music, dance and culture weaves the fabric of community and makes us “better together.” More here!

Studio 550 WORKSHOPS | all day, various times | STUDIO 550

Join Studio 550 for a myriad of workshops every Saturday raning from figure drawing, stained glass, family clay, and more! More info here.

Date Night in the Art Studio | 6pm or 7:30pm | Studio 550

Date Night in the Pottery Studio is held both Friday and Saturday nights, either 6-7:30 or from 7:30-9PM! Pick your day, pick your time, and have fun! Everything for a COUPLE is included with the listed price of $60 (materials, tools, instruction, etc.). We will guide you through a basic pottery lesson and then you will be set free on the wheel to make your own creations! One piece per person is included in the workshop, but if you make more pieces and you want to keep them, it is just $5 to keep each extra piece. The piece you make will be available for pick up three-four weeks after your date. Usually walk-ins are fine, but we encourage you to call ahead to reserve a spot. We limit each session to 4 couples. 603-232-5597.

Sygnal to Noise | 7pm | Jewel Nightclub

Red Crown will be opening up for Sygnal To Noise! Don’t miss this one!  More here!

The Wize Crackaz | 7:30pm | Murphy’s Taproom

The Wize Crackaz return to Murphy’s Tap Room in Manchester NH for a fun night out on the deck! More here.

Alan Roux Live Blues | 9pm | Karma Cigar and Hookah

If you like Blues then you will LOVE Alan as much as we do! More here!

Channel 3 Band | 9pm | Central Ale House

Central Ale House presents the Channel 3 Band! More here!

LIVE Music! | 9pm | The Shaskeen

Rock, glam, punk, and sparkles. Mister Vertigo Record Release party! Where else would you rather be? Music commences at 9:00 PM. More here!

Sunday, August 7th

Second Sunday Jazz Brunch | 10am | Currier Museum of Art

Wine and dine at our Second Sunday Jazz Brunch on August 14! Enjoy a delicious meal while listening to the smooth sounds of talented local jazz musicians. It is the perfect way to spend Sunday morning with friends and family. Reservations are required by emailing JazzBrunch@Currier.org. $19.95 for adults; $8.95 for children 10 and younger or $8.95 continental only. Learn more at: http://bit.ly/2akSPhY
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