Valentine’s Day 2018 Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Have you picked up a gift for the apple of your eye? We’ve rounded up a quick list of all the places you can grab the perfect present in Downtown!

Did we miss your business? Shoot us an email at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com and we’ll include it on our list!

 


for the fashionista


 Benton Shoes | 814 Elm Street | 603-644-2550

Is your beau an avid shoe or clothing lover? Find them the perfect gift at Benton. They’re always stocked the latest styles and matchless pieces! Visit them here!

George’s Apparel | 675 Elm Street | 603-622-5441

From casual wear to formal suits, George’s has a great selection of clothing at great prices! Alterations are always free! Check them out here!

Statement | 52 Hanover Street | 603-315-7627

Well-suited for fashionistas of all ages! Their amazing staff will help you pull together an entire outfit from head to toe! Find your better half their next favorite trendy piece.Check out their website here!

Heel the Sole | 1053 Elm Street | 603-668-2395

Heel the Sole not only makes your favorite pair of shoes look brand new, but they also sell great leather goods from shoes, cowboy boots, leather jackets, and belts!


for the collector


E.W. Poore Framing | 775 Canal Street | 603-622-3802

E.W. Poore Framing teaches great classes in their art studio! They also have a gallery with art and painting for sale! More information here.

Harris Trophy | 18 Hanover Street | 603-669-3984

Harris Trophy is more than a trophy store! They offer tons of gifts–all of which can be personalized for your honey! Among these gifts are: wine openers, iphone cases, champagne flutes (pictured right from their Facebook page) and poker sets! Stop in to meet their friendly staff and to get some unique gift ideas! Visit their website here!

 Framers Market | 1301 Elm Street | 603-668-6989

Does your Valentine have a special piece of art or memento they’ve been meaning to get framed? Look no further than Framers Market! Their team of professionals has framed everything from a piece of the Berlin Wall to a bagel! Visit them here!

Antiques on Elm | 321 Elm Street | 603-606-1736

Check out Antiques on Elm! This antique shop has so many unique items to choose from, including furniture, books, collectible items, pottery, and artwork. Plus, they even carry barn board, old windows, and tools for special home projects! Stop by their website here!

Studio 550 | 550 Elm Street | 603-759-0466

Not only does Studio 550 offer gift certificates for their vast class schedule, they are always featuring various mediums of art available for purchase in the studio! More info here.

Manchester Music Mill | 329 Elm Street | 603-623-8022

For the musicians out there, Manchester Music Mill has a wide variety of instruments and accessories, along with great deals on both new and used gear! Visit them here!

Creative Framing Solutions | 83R Hanover St (entrance on Londonderry Lane) | 603-320-5988

New to Downtown Creative Framing Solutions can create a custom frame for a beloved piece of art as well as an exhibit featuring local artists, unique home decor, antiques and hand-crafted items! More info here!

Castro’s Back Room | 972 Elm Street | 603-606-7854

If your Valentine enjoys a nice cigar now and then, head to Castro’s Back Room to pick up their favorite! Their awesome staff will be more than happy to assist you pick out the right one!

Art 3 Gallery | 44 West Brook Street | 603-668-6650

Art 3 Gallery always has a vast collection of inspired pieces just right for your Valentine. See their Facebook here!

Hatfield Gallery | 55 S. Commercial St | 603-627-7560

Hatfield Gallery not only has vast framing knowledge, but they also have an ever-changing variety of artwork available for purchase including phenomenal Manchester-centric art! More info here.

Studio Verne | 81 Hanover St | 603-490-4321

Studio Verne is a fused glass studio right on Hanover Street. Her beautiful art is a unique gift that will be enjoyed for years to come. Gift certificates are also available! More info here.

 


for the interior decorator


With Heart and Hand | 823 Elm Street | 603-625-8100

With their ever-changing selection of charming home goods, you’ll undoubtedly find the perfect future family heirloom! Visit them here!

Antiques on Elm | 321 Elm Street | 603-606-1736

Check out Antiques on Elm! This antique shop has so many unique items to choose from, including furniture, books, collectible items, pottery, and artwork. Check out their website here!

Loft Fifty 5 | 55 S. Commercial St | (603) 232-4555

Loft Fifty 5, in Manchester’s Millyard, is full of chic goods for your home–including vintage finds! See their Facebook here!

Pop of Color | 840 Elm Street | (603) 624-5999

Pop of Color has every hue of gifts for anyone on your list, including the interior decorator! They have man in a can for your hubby, or a cozy love mug for your hunny! See their Facebook here!


for the romantic


Granite State Candy Shoppe | 832 Elm Street | (888) 225-2531

Granite State Candy Shoppe offers tons of treats at their Elm Street location. Everything from fudge to candies and ice cream (it’s never too cold) your honey will be delighted to receive a treat from GSCS! Check them out here!

Edible Arrangements | 1000 Elm Street | 603-625-1010

Want something as beautiful as a bouquet, but tastier? Look no further than Edible Arrangements conveniently located at 1000 Elm Street. Stop by their website here!

Chalifour’s | 46 Elm Street | 603-623-8844

Chalifour’s specializes in beautiful arrangements and gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day! From a bouquet of red roses, to a personalized arrangement, your Valentine will not be disappointed with anything from Chalifour’s! Visit them here!

Van Otis Chocolate | 341 Elm Street | 603-627-1611

A Manchester staple, Van Otis has been around for almost 100 years! Their handcrafted chocolates and swiss fudge are to die for and surely will not disappoint your Valentine this year! Check them out here!

Dancing Lion Chocolate | 917 Elm Street | 603-625-4043

Looking for a rare and unusual gift? Dancing Lion Chocolate specializes in just that! With no shortage of creative flavors of bonbons, bars, and truffles, be sure to stop in the shop to pick out something deliciously unique! Stop by their website here!


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Runner’s Alley | 669 Elm Street | 603-606-6949

Runner’s Alley is a one stop shop for all of your boo’s running needs! There is apparel, shoes, accessories, and an awesome staff that will be super helpful in your quest for the perfect fit-gift! Visit them here!

Indian Head Athletics and Screen Printed Special Tees | 18 Lake Ave | 603-627-1292

Indian Head Athletics offers a variety of sports equipment for all of the sports fanatics in your life! Screen Printed Specials Tees offers in-house custom screen printing on all textiles, as well as Why not get your valentine an awesome customized jersey or hat or a new baseball mitt? Check them out here!

Manchester Monarchs | Verizon Wireless Arena | 603-626-7825

Buying for a hockey enthusiast? Look no further than tickets to a Monarchs game! With plenty of games through the winter–you can’t go wrong. Stop by their website here!

New Hampshire Fishercats | Northeast Delta Dental Stadium | 603-641-2005

The New Hampshire Fishercats have an awesome Valentine’s Day promotion–a visit from Fungo! Visit them here!

Vertical Dreams | 250 Commercial Street | 603-625-6919

If your significant other is an adventure-seeker, take them climbing at Vertical Dreams! Home of New Hampshire’s tallest climbing wall, Vertical Dreams offers lessons and routes for all abilities, as well as top roping, lead climbing, and bouldering. Stop by their website here!

Barre Life, LLC | 944 Elm Street

Is your valentine looking for fun ways to stay in shape? Get them a class package at Barre Life. They will learn to tone, strengthen, and stretch in a new and exciting way! Check them out here!


for the car enthusiast


Paul’s Executive Car Care | 84 Elm Street | 603-627-4300

Paul’s offers detailing packages that include interior and exterior cleaning services. Your boo’s car will look brand new! Visit them here!

Manchester Auto Wash  | 47 Elm Street | 603-623-8326

Manchester Auto Wash offers Discount Wash Books for all car wash packages: buy four car washes and receive one FREE! These make great gifts! All washes include a free vacuuming as well as courtesy drying towels! Stop by their website here!


for the one who loves bling


Bellman’s Jewelers | 1650 Elm Street | 603-625-4653

Get your number one a gift they can truly treasure. Stop in to Bellman’s, where they’re sure to help you find the perfect piece to awe your dearest. Check them out here!

Pearson’s Jewelers | 926 Elm Street | 603-625-8442

Want to blow your loved one away? Stop in to Pearson’s! From beautiful jewelry to amazing watches, you’ll find the perfect gift to impress your sweetheart. Visit them here!

Beacon Jewelers | 926 Elm Street | 603-625-8442

Beacon Jewelers is Downtown’s newest jewelry store! Their staff is super knowledgeable and will help you find the best piece for your significant other! See their website here.


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Your Valentine would LOVE an appointment or gift card to one of the many salons, massage studios, or spas in Downtown!

Wellness

Salons and Spas

Granite State Barber Shop 603-627-4772
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Rockin’ Around Manchester’s Downtown!

Christmas Events Downtown

Get into the spirit this year, by heading downtown to see all the fantastic festivities, from plays to Holiday Markets to even a 5k run! There is not a doubt that downtown Manchester has just what you need for this Holiday Season!

*All dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm with the venue first!*


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Java Jams with Allie Beaudry

Cafe la Reine – 915 Elm Street 

Wednesday, December 13th 6:00 – 8:30pm

For more information click here!


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5th Annual Tower of Toys and Mingle & Jingle Celebration!

Beacon Building – 814 Elm Street

Thursday, December 14th at 5:00pm 

For more information click here!


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2017 Downtown Holiday Market

The Brady Sullivan Plaza – 1,000 Elm Street

Thursday, December 14th from 10a-5p

Saturday, December 16th from 9a-3p

For more information click here!


Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

The Palace Theatre – 80 Hanover Street

Tuesday December 12, 2017 7:30 PM

Tickets: VIP: Includes post show meet and greet $75.50. Reserved seating $55.50 and $44.50.

Click here for more details!


A Christmas Carol

The Palace Theatre – 80 Hanover Street

Thursday December 14, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday December 15, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday December 16, 2017 2:00 PM
Saturday December 16, 2017 7:30 PM
Sunday December 17, 2017 5:00 PM
Sunday December 17, 2017 12:00 PM
Wednesday December 20, 2017 7:30 PM
Thursday December 21, 2017 7:30 PM
Friday December 22, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday December 23, 2017 7:30 PM
Saturday December 23, 2017 2:00 PM

Tickets: Children (6-12): $25 Adults: $39 – $46 ** Dec. 20- 23 Children (6-12): $30 Adults: $44 – $51

Click here for more details!


Boston Pops Orchestra Tickets

Boston Pops Holiday Concert

SNHU Arena 

Saturday December 16th at 7:30pm

Purchase your tickets online here!


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603 Salsa and Bachata Social Holiday Edition

Bella Vita Dance Studio – 250 Commercial Street – Suite 4019

Friday, December 15th at 7:00 PM 

Bring a toy and entry to the lesson and social is ONLY $5! Entry with no toy is $10!

More information here!


Drip Ornament Making Workshop

Drip Paint Ornament Making Workshop

Studio 550 – 550 Elm Street

Saturday, December 16th at 3:00pm

$15 per person, up to 5 ornaments

More information click here!


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Ugly Sweater 5k presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

The Foundry – 50 Commercial Street

Saturday, December 16th at 9:00am

Registration Fees:
Adults (21+) – $25
Youth and Adults (13 to 20) – $25
Youth (12 and under) – FREE

More information here!


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Holiday Extravaganza Shopping Event

Sunday, December 17th from 10am – 7pm

Radisson Hotel Manchester Downtown- 700 Elm Street

For more information click here!


NH School of Ballet Nutcracker

Thursday December 28, 2017 7:00 PM

The Palace Theatre – 80 Hanover Street

Tickets: All seats $18.00 each

For more information, click here!


Stay tuned for our New Year’s Eve Events Blog Post coming soon!

Spooky Halloween Happenings!

download.jpgDowntown Manchester has a lot of  

spook-tacular events this Halloween!

Did we miss your event? Shoot us an email at intern@intownmanchester.com  and we’ll include it on our list!

*We try our best to ensure the accuracy of the event below. Please call ahead to confirm times and locations.


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THURSDAY: October 26th

Fratello’s Monster Mash

7:00pm-10:00pm | $30 per ticket | 155 Dow Street – Fratello’s Resturant

Come to Fratello’s Restaurant for their annual Monster Mash which includes  a fully stocked bar, a live DJ and hors d’oeurves that are to die for! Come dressed up in your costume for their Halloween costume contest and more! Make reservations by October 24th!

Click here to register now!


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SATURDAY: October 28th

Spooky Queen City Quest and Trivia Night 

4:00pm-10:00pm | $120 per car | 650 Hanover Street

Are you feeling confident about your trivia skills? This is the night out for you! Grab some friends and begin this quest through Manchester  dressed up in your spookiest Halloween Costumes! Quest is a scavenger hunt on wheels, where teams compete against each other to figure out clues and puzzles to find their next destination. Prizes awarded to teams who finish in the quickest time with the most correct answers!

Click here to register now!


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FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Oct 27th / 28th

 Ladies Night Costume Party &

SCREAM: 20th Anniversary Halloween Party 

8:00pm – 2:00am | General Admissions Fee| 20 Old Granite Street

Show up Friday, October 27th for a Halloween Ladies Night and $1,000 dollar costume contest prize! Attend Whiskey’s 20th Anniversary Halloween Party on October 28th, in your spooky costume, ready to help them celebrate twenty years of business with one of their largest Halloween parties yet! Stop by for drinks, music and fun!

  Click here to make reservations!


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THURSDAY: October 26th 

Walking Ghost Tour of Manchester

7:00pm – 8:30pm | $13 registration | 79 Hanover St. Across from Palace Theater

Are you interested in the super natural, or simply are just curious about the ghost sightings in Manchester? This is the tour for you! “You’ll visit sites of documented hauntings taken from police records, city archives, and our own professional paranormal investigations”! Don’t miss out on this fantastic tour!

Click here to order tickets now!


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SATURDAY: October 28th

CHAD Trick-or-Trot 3K

12:00pm – 2:30pm | $10-$25 Registration | Arms Park, Manchester 

Come down to the CHaD Trick-or-Trot 3K early and bring the entire family to enjoy the annual Halloween Festival. The day kicks off at 12:00pm with a ton of fun events for all members of the family, including: magician, petting zoo, mechanical animal rides, Halloween treats, games, bounce houses, and much more!

Click here to register for this event!


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SUNDAY: October 29th 

2017 Hallo-weiner Hustle – 1 Mile Relay 

Registration: 8:00am | Race: 10:00am | McGarvey’s Restaurant | 1097 Elm Street

The Hallo-Wiener Hustle is a yearly relay race with a twist! Each team consists of 4 participants. Each participant must run 1 mile and proceed to drink a beer and eat a hot dog as fast as they can so the next team member can run, drink, eat and repeat. Come fully dressed in your best costume and conquer this race with your friends!

Click here to register for this race!

Participants must be 21+


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TUESDAY: October 31st

Manchester Trick-or-Treating

6:00pm – 8:00pm | Manchester, New Hampshire 

Trick-or-treating in Manchester begins at 6:00pm on Tuesday, October 31st and goes until 8:00pm. We hope you all have a safe and spooky Halloween!


From all of us at Intown Manchester, we wish you a spook-tacular and safe Halloween! “Like” Intown Manchester on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out more about the great events downtown! 

Taste of Downtown 2017 FAQ!

We can’t believe it’s already September, but with it comes one of our favorite events. The Taste of Downtown brings together Restaurants and Retailers to show what Downtown Manchester as a community has to offer!

This year’s Taste of Downtown will be held on Wednesday, September 13th from 5p-8p. Don’t miss out on early-bird priced tickets!

Where can I buy my wristband?

  1. Online here!
  2. In our office at 1000 Elm Street (next to the post office)

Credit cards are accepted in both methods! If you purchase your ticket in our office you will get your wristband immediately. If you purchase your ticket online, please bring your ticket print-out as you will need to pick up your wristband the night of the event at 1000 Elm Street out on the Plaza. Please have your ID ready to collect your wristbands! Please note to avoid a credit card processing fee, please use cash or check!

What does my wristband ticket cover?

Your wristband is your pass for the entire night! With it, you will receive a delicious tasting at each participating location and access to local retailers and music along the route!

What time is the event?

The event starts at 5:00pm and will run until 8:00pm.

Do I have to pay for parking?

No! You’re welcome to park anywhere in downtown for free for this event.

Where can I see a map of participating locations?

See the 2017 map for the Taste of Downtown here!

Where can I pick up a map the night of?

Maps will be available at 1000 Elm Street on the Plaza, at 900 Elm Street in City Hall Plaza, and in each participating location.

 

Will there be a water station?

Yes, water will be available at the WZID table at the Plaza at 1000 Elm Street.

Where should I start the Taste?

Up to you! We suggest starting at the Plaza at 1000 Elm Street!

Are kids free?

Kids under the age of 12 are free.

Any tips to getting the most out of the Taste?

Come hungry and stroll along at a leisurely place! You don’t want to get too full to quickly! Enjoy!

 

Have a not-so-frequent question? Give us a call at 603-645-6285!

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Did we miss your event? Shoot us an email at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com and we’ll include it on our list!

We try our best to ensure the accuracy of the events below.

Please call ahead to confirm times, locations, and any specials.

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Thursday, August 10


CHILDRENS’ SUMMER SERIES: ALADDIN | 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM | THE PALACE THEATRE

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tail! Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, your spirit will soar with excitement.event_c7206a7a-72c2-4959-8709-7b7f4f8b4cd8

Wednesday August 9, 2017 10:00 AM
Wednesday August 9, 2017 6:30 PM
Thursday August 10, 2017 10:00 AM
Thursday August 10, 2017 6:30 PM

Tickets:

$8 subscriptions

$8 for groups of 10 or more

$9 individuals.

Everyone needs a ticket, including babes in arms.

Click to Purchase Tickets


MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM | VICTORY PARK

Logo gradient 3 smThe Manchester Community Market is held in Victory Park, every Thursday 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 collective event.

Featured Offerings:

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Celeste Olivia

The Diamond Road Flower Co.

Asian Kabab & Grille

 


FREE YOGA CLASS IN THE PARK: ZOO GYM | 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM | VICTORY PARK

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All are welcome to join. Please bring a yoga mat and a friend!

 

 

Please note that this week, the class starts at 5:30 PM instead of its normal 3:00 PM start.

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Friday, August 11


60TH ANNUAL NH ANTIQUES SHOW | 10: 00 AM | RADISSON HOTEL

This annual tradition now in its 60th year brings together highly reputable dealers who have a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques and save their most prized wares for the event.

Exhibitors offer a wide range of country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and more.

With on-site shipping and no sales tax this is the event to find that one-of-a-kind treasure you have been searching for.  For more information, visit http://www.nhada.org.

Price: $0 – $15

Admission is $15 on Thurs, $10 on Fri and Sat.

Free admission to anyone under 30 with proper ID.


CHaD BATTLE OF THE BADGES BASEBALL CLASSIC | 6:00 PM | NE DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Come cheer for “Team Police” and “Team Fire” as they take to the diamond for the 7th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic, presented by Faro Italian Grille. Game date is Friday, Aug. 11 at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester.

This lively matchup between our community heroes benefits the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock (CHaD) with 100 percent of proceeds going to support critical programs and young patients at CHaD.

This year’s game is the first to be played under the lights. After the game, there will be a spectacular FIREWORKS show!

Fans can get into the action by contributing to player fundraising and by wearing red or blue on game day to cheer for their community’s local heroes. Info on rosters, tickets, and more can be found at www.CHaDBaseball.org.

Contact: Tom Gauthier
Email: chadbaseball@hitchcock.org
Phone: 603-629-1238


DATE NIGHT IN THE ART STUDIO | 6:00 PM OR 7:30 PM | 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.


AMOSKEAG STUDIO: STEPHANIE TONNESON | 7:30 PM | AMOSKEAG STUDIO

Join us as we welcome Stephanie Tonneson back to Amoskeag Studio!

Stephanie is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter located in southern New Hampshire. As both a musician and spoken word artist, she will be performing a mix of original songs and poetry. Her music draws from pop and indie genres, combining dark lyricism with piano-based melodies to create a distinct soundscape.

She will be joined by another friend of Amoskeag Studio, indie folk/indie rock singer, Anna Madsen.

Song Samples

Purchase Tickets
Online: $10 general, $5 students
At the door: $13 general, $7 students

Doors open at 7p; show starts at 7:30p

Contact: Matthew Lomanno
Email: amoskeagstudio@gmail.com
Phone: 281-315-9320


Saturday, August 12


FAMILY FEST | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM |VETERANS’ PARK

Intown Manchester and TD Bank are excited to present our 5th Annual FREE Family Fest! Family Fest will be held on Saturday, August 12th in Downtown Manchester at beautiful Veterans Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

This year’s theme is ‘Wizards and Fairies’ and will feature activities, crafts, healthy snacks, and more from local businesses and organizations! There will also be interactive on-stage performances all day long!

This FREE event is for families with children all ages.

This event is sponsored by: TD Bank and The City of Manchester.


60TH ANNUAL NH ANTIQUES SHOW | 10: 00 AM | RADISSON HOTEL

This annual tradition now in its 60th year brings together highly reputable dealers who have a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques and save their most prized wares for the event.

Exhibitors offer a wide range of country and formal antique furniture and accessories including clocks, folk art, paintings and prints, textiles, woodenware, nautical and scientific items, metalware, glassware, pottery and ceramics, early lighting, samplers, Shaker furniture and accessories, decoys, architectural and garden ornaments, and more.

With on-site shipping and no sales tax this is the event to find that one-of-a-kind treasure you have been searching for.  For more information, visit http://www.nhada.org.

Price: $0 – $15

Admission is $15 on Thurs, $10 on Fri and Sat.

Free admission to anyone under 30 with proper ID.


Sunday, August 13


A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM | 2:00 PM & 6:00 PM | THE PALACE THEATRE

Join us for Ballet Misha’s magical ballet inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

A tale of feuding fairy kingdoms, quixotic lovers, and a magical moonlit night unfolds during this enchanting production choreographed by Ballet Misha director Amy Fortier, and is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its magic, passion, and humor.

Sunday August 13, 2017 2:00 PM
Sunday August 13, 2017 6:00 PM

Tickets: Adults $20 Children (12 and under) and seniors: $15

Click to Purchase Tickets


 

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Weekend Watch: August 3 – 6


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Did we miss your event? Shoot us an email at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com and we’ll include it on our list!

We try our best to ensure the accuracy of the events below.

Please call ahead to confirm times, locations, and any specials.


THURSDAY AUGUST 3


THE LITTLE MERMAID | 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM | THE PALACE THEATER

Come discover this charming musical rendition of Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale. This show tells the story of a little mermaid who takes a chance and follows her dreams.

Wednesday August 2, 2017 10:00 AM
Wednesday August 2, 2017 6:30 PM
Thursday August 3, 2017 10:00 AM
Thursday August 3, 2017 6:30 PM

Tickets: $8 subscriptions, $8 for groups of 10 or more and $9 individuals. Everyone needs a ticket, including babes in arms.

Click to Purchase Tickets


FREE TAI CHI CLASS IN THE PARK | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | VICTORY PARK

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The Training Station will be putting on a free Tai Chi class in Victory Park @ 3:00 PM.

Learn about the origin and history of tai chi, a martial art designed for self-defense, and discover the health benefits (stress reduction) of its gentle movements.

 


MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM | VICTORY PARK

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The Manchester Community Market is held in Victory Park every Thursday 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 collective event.

Featured Vendors This Week:

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TD BANK SUMMER FEST | 7:00 PM | VETERANS’ PARK

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Free Concert at Veterans’ Park starting at 7pmAndy Kiniry will start the show off, followed by the featured music by Manchuka!

Family-Friendly atmosphere, food, giveaways, & more!


FRIDAY AUGUST 4


TREASURE ISLAND | 10:00 AM | UNH MANCHESTER

Treasure Island (UNH’s Little Red Wagon)

Treasure Island (UNH’s Little Red Wagon)There once was an old pirate who lived long ago. Before he died, he buried his loot on the mystical Treasure Island. Now on a fantastical journey with pirates and parrots, mutinies and storms, follow along as the adventure takes our young hero to places he never expected to go. Don’t forget! Where “X” marks the spot, the treasure can be found!

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. Shows are held at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester. Seating is limited and an RSPV is required.

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Free parking is available at 88 Commercial Street in the front and back of the building in the spots marked student parking. Additional paid parking can be found on the street and at the Center of N.H., Radisson Hotel garage.

Price: Free 

DATE NIGHT IN THE ART STUDIO | 6:00 PM OR 7:30 PM | 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.


FISHER CATS VS. RICHMOND | 7:05 PM | NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Live Music!

Join us for LIVE MUSIC every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night, all on our BRAND NEW Plaza Stage, just outside the Sam Adams Brewhouse! Live Music will be both before, and after the game!

Stick around after the game for a spectacular Atlas Fireworks show!

 


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SATURDAY AUGUST 5


FAMILY POTTERY WORKSHOP | 12:00 PM | STUDIO 550

This is most appropriate for kids 9 and up, but younger children (6 is the youngest) who have the focus and dexterity are welcome as well. Throwing on the pottery wheel is not the easiest thing to learn, so parents are advised that they may need to assist their children. If you have a younger child, try the Family Clay Workshop from 1:30-2:30 on Saturdays, where we sculpt with clay without using the pottery wheel. Instead of being limited to the wheel, your child can sculpt a dragon, ornaments, a crazy fish, or… anything, really. It is much easier for younger children to work with clay without a wheel.

About the workshop:
Parent and child will each get their own wheels. The class begins with a quick demonstration, participants then get to throw on the pottery wheel, and the last 10-15 minutes is reserved for clean up. Because we are limited to 8 participants in a class and because throwing on the wheel is more involved than clay sculpting, there is a limit of one child per parent.

This class is held monthly from 12-1PM on the First Saturday of each month. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to allow for check in, get aprons on and get situated for the demo to start at noon. The sooner we get settled, the more time you will have to throw on the wheel!

Contact: Monica Leap
Email: info@550arts.com
Phone: 6032325597

More Info: http://www.550arts.com/gallery/family-pottery-workshop/


CLAY WORKSHOP | 1:30 PM OR 3:00 PM | STUDIO 550

This is not a wheel-throwing class. If you are interested in wheel throwing with your child, please reserve a spot in our “Family Pottery Workshop” (every first Saturday from 12-1) or the “Try it! Clay Workshop from 3-6” (every Saturday). Wheel throwing tends to be more appropriate for kids 9+

Come in Saturday afternoon 1:30-2:30 with your kid (or a couple of kids) to share the magic of clay together. You will each get to hand-sculpt a clay project from scratch. Kids of all ages are welcome, but if your child is 5 or under, you may spend a bulk of the workshop helping your child sculpt their piece. There is no defined lesson plan, as clay leaves a lot of room for creativity! No worries if you don’t know what to make. If you are stumped, the teacher will have projects to suggest. If you know what you want to make, the teacher will help guide you.

Leave your creations with us to fire and we will let you know when they are ready to pick up. Please allow 3-4 weeks for completion.

The first parent and child pair is $30. For each additional parent or child it is $10. The class is open to younger children that would not normally take a class alone (ages 4-6), but parents accompanying these ages should be prepared to work mostly with their child to make a project together. Parents of older children (7-14) can make their own pieces.

Price includes all materials, instruction, and finishing of work. Pre-registration is encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome if there is room in the workshop.

Sample projects:
Mini-Coil Bud vases
Crazy Creature Box
Slab built Mugs
Pinch Pot Bowls
Coil Bowls
A tunnel for your pet lizard to sleep in
Fancy Fish Sculptures
Textured Trivets
Ornaments or wind chimes

Contact: Monica Leap
Email: info@550arts.com
Phone: 6032325597

More Info: http://www.550arts.com/gallery/family-clay-workshop/


STAINED GLASS WORKSHOP | 3:00 PM | STUDIO 550

This one-day workshop is designed to let people get a feel for the basic steps of working with stained glass. It is perfect for people who are only in town for a day, or who want to try a class out with us to see if they will like it before they sign up for a 10-week full length course. We host this workshop Saturdays from 3-6 PM.

Please call or email in advance to make sure the workshop is still running on the weekend you would like to sign up as the teacher is sometimes away for craft shows.

Students will learn the basic ways of working with stained glass: cutting, applying copper foil, and soldering. Each participant will make a project to take home.

Contact: Monica Leap
Email: info@550arts.com
Phone: 6032325597

More Info: http://www.550arts.com/gallery/try-it-stained-glass-workshop/


FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP | 6:00 PM | STUDIO 550

A workshop with a live nude model held once per month on Saturday from 6-8PM. Please send an email to info@550arts.com be added to the contact list for this workshop and we will reach out each month to announce the following few workshops.

The model will begin with short gestural poses and work up to longer poses towards the end of the session. We will make every effort to alternate male/female models each month. The workshop is not instructed and is open format. Beginners are welcome! Artists may use a media of their choice (drawing, painting, sculpting, etc.). There are some easels in the studio artists are welcome to use, but they are limited, so please arrive early if you hope to use one.

Interested students are asked to register in advance. If the week of the workshop there are less than 4 registrants, we will cancel the workshop. Unfortunately, we can’t give refunds for missed figure workshops, because we decide to host them or not based on pre-registrants. If we cancel the workshop due to weather or lack of registrants, your registration will be refunded or credited to another month.

DISCLAIMER: There will be a nude model. The workshop is recommended for mature or adult audiences. The purpose of this workshop is for artistic practice and study. Inappropriate visitors or inappropriate uses will not be tolerated and those guests will be asked to leave. They will not be welcome back in the space.

Contact: Monica Leap
Email: info@550arts.com
Phone: 6032325597

More Info: http://www.550arts.com/gallery/figure-drawing-workshop/


DATE NIGHT IN THE ART STUDIO | 6:00 PM OR 7:30 PM | 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.


FISHER CATS VS. RICHMOND | 7:05 PM | NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Live Music!

Join us for LIVE MUSIC every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Night, all on our BRAND NEW Plaza Stage, just outside the Sam Adams Brewhouse! Live Music will be both before, and after the game!

Post-Game Atlas Fireworks!

Stick around after the game for a spectacular Atlas Fireworks show!


SUNDAY AUGUST 6


FISHER CATS VS. RICHMOND | 7:05 PM | NORTHEAST DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Oral Health Challenge

Kids can receive two free tickets to the Fisher Cats courtesy of the Oral Health Challenge, presented by Northeast Delta Dental. All they have to do is fill out the Oral Health Challenge form on our Community page when they brush twice and floss once each day during a one-week period.

Harry Potter Scarf Tee Giveaway

Join us as we celebrate the Wizarding World of Harry Potter by giving away FREE Harry Potter Scarf Tee’s to the First 1,000 Fans!

Presented by: New Hampshire State Liquor Commission, Division of Enforcement

Kids run the bases after every Sunday day game!

Presented by: New Hampshire State Liquor Commission, Division of Enforcement


DJ DANCE NIGHT | 9:00 PM | WILD ROVER PUB

Stop on by for a fun night of DJ dancing at the Rover starting at 9pm and going til close-drink specials all day.


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WEEKEND WATCHING JULY 2017

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Did we miss your event? Shoot us an email at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com and we’ll include it on our list!

We try our best to ensure the accuracy of the events below. Please call ahead to confirm times, locations, and any specials.


THURSDAY, JULY 27TH

 

CINDERELLA| 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM |THE PALACE THEATER

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A clever take on an old classic, this version will have you laughing in your seats. Full of witty dialogue and clever songs, this musical is ideal for children and adults alike.

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:00 AM
Thursday July 27, 2017 6:30 PM

Tickets: $8 subscriptions, $8 for groups of 10 or more and $9 individuals. Everyone needs a ticket, including babes in arms.

 


MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM | VICTORY PARK

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The Manchester Community Market is held in Victory Park every Thursday 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 collective event.

Featured Vendors this week:

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ARTS MARKET | 3 PM – 8 PM | NUTFIELD LANE

The historic art district of Manchester, NH has its very own Arts Market on Nutfield Lane between Hanover and Manchester Street.

The market will give Manchester an amazing area where artist and artisans can display their work to share with the local community.  What better way to spend a Thursday evening than at a unique outdoor market.

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Nutfield Lane is between Hanover and Manchester Street.

Location Contact: Grace Burr – Location Phone: 603.320.5988

 


TD BANK SUMMER FEST – CONCERT SERIES| 7:00 PM – 6:30 PM | VETERANS’ PARK

The 2017 TD Bank Summer Concert Series in Veterans Park continues at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 25, with a performance by the Army Rock Band.

Organized and hosted by Intown Manchester, this family night show is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair.

 


 

SLAM FREE OR DIE: 1ST ANNUAL NERD SLAM |7:00 PM|STARK BREWING COMPANY

On Thursday, July 27th, Slam Free or Die – Poetry Open Mic & Slam continues its popular series at Stark Brewing Company. There well be a poetry open mic (there will be a “Nerd” theme for this week’s open mic and folks are encouraged to read their best nerdy work. Following will be the 1st Annual Slam Free or Die NERD SLAM!

About the NERD SLAM:The Nerd Slam is one of the most popular daytime events held every year at the National Poetry Slam, and Slam Free or Die has adapted the format to launch a local version of the popular event. There will be 8 spots in the slam and there is a $10 buy-in.

To compete, you must have a nerd poem you would like to read as your ‘victory lap’. Competitors sign-up by writing their name and their area of nerd expertise (comics, movies, video games, etc) on a slip of paper. Poets are chosen at random two at a time and go head-to-head in trivia competition, being quizzed by a panel of nerd judges on their selected topic (when judges can’t come up with a good question, the audience is sometimes asked to contribute questions!).

Each poet is asked up to three questions on their topic. The first one to get one wrong is out and the winner advances to the next round (if both poets get all 3 questions right, they have to do a one question Sudden Death Star Wars Tie-Breaker). The eventual winner of the bracketed competition is crowned the 2017 Slam Free or Die Nerd Slam Champion, gets to perform their original nerd poem, and receives a huge prize pack with prizes donated by Double Midnight ComicsNeonBomb, and LevelUpGaming.
Price: $5 


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FRIDAY, JULY 28TH

 

STEVE BLUNT & FRIENDS: FEATURING MARTY KELLEY|10:00 AM|UNH MANCHESTER

Rockin’ Kids’ Music & Read-Aloud Fun!

A free, high-energy show with catchy tunes, lively rhythms, and lots of silliness! The band features award-winning children’s musician, Steve Blunt, on vocals and guitar; author/illustrator, Marty Kelley, on drums and harmonica; Berklee grad, Joe Pierog, on bass; and Noelle Boc, the singing librarian, on tambourine and ukulele.

Marty will also read a few of his wild and crazy books–with illustrations projected onto the big screen! Music is always more fun when friends come out to play–and this rockin’ show invites audience members of all ages to join in with singing, dancing, shaker eggs and more!

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. Shows are held at UNH Manchester, 88 Commercial Street, Manchester.

Seating is limited and an RSPV is required. Click Here To Register.

Free parking is available at 88 Commercial Street in the front and back of the building in the spots marked student parking. Additional paid parking can be found on the street and at the Center of N.H., Radisson Hotel garage.

Price: Free 

DATE NIGHT IN THE ART STUDIO | 6 PM OR 7:30 PM | 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.


SACRED CHORAL MUSIC CONCERT | 6:30 PM | HOLY TRINITY CATHEDRAL

If swing, blues, jazz and bossa are your cup of tea, then we’re guessing Honest Millie will be too! FREE TO THE PUBLIC thanks to our generous sponsors, Valerie, Agnes, Lee, Ellen and Jim will delight you with stellar harmonies, and strong instrumentation. We’re telling no lies! Honest Millie is a performance you won’t want to miss!


CONCERT: FUEL | 8 PM| TUPELO MUSIC HALL

Fuel formed in 1993 while playing the club circuit in and around Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The band signed to Sony Records and in 1998 released their critically lauded, debut album Sunburn with the massive hit single “Shimmer”. Their second album Something Like Human took the band to a new level of stardom, hitting multi-platinum status driven by the singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage”, which remained at #1 for ten weeks. In 2003 Fuel released their third record Natural Selection, and found success at radio again with the hit song “Falls On Me”.

The new decade, some life lessons, and 8 years away from the band he helped create and always loved, gave Brett a new desire to re-launch Fuel. Armed with guitarist Andy Andersson, drummer Shannon Boone, and Shinedown bassist Brad Stewart, the new lineup took to the road to reignite “Fuelies”, as their loyal fans are known. Fuel played to packed halls, sweaty rock clubs, and on festivals bills throughout the United States. The “Fuelies” wanted more, and they got it!



 

SATURDAY, JULY 29TH

 

BOOK SALE & MULTIMEDIA SALE | STARTS AT 8 AM | GRIFFIN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library Book Sale & Multimedia Sale

Griffin Free Public Library annual Book Sale. In addition to over 13,000 books, there will be DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, board games and puzzles. Everything is fully sorted. Most priced at .50 and $1.00.  Mostly donated; a very small amount are library discards.

Sunday is “bargain day”; stuff one of our bags for only $4.00

Bake sale and beverages available from the Friends of the Library.

Price: Free


 

FIRST® FESTIVAL OF CHAMPIONS| 9:00 AM | SNHU ARENA

The Robots Are Coming!

Student teams compete head to head with robots of their own design in the FIRST® Festival of Champions.

 

This ultimate Sport for the MindTM showdown features the winning FIRST® Tech Challenge and FIRST® Robotics Competition Alliances from FIRST Championship events held in Houston and St. Louis in April. The FIRST Festival of Champions is free and open to the public.

Please note that the arena will be using the following security procedures for all events at the arena. Please plan accordingly.

Price: FREE


MANCHESTER BREW FEST | 12 PM – 4:00 PM | ARMS PARK

The 4th Annual Manchester Brewfest, a showcase of excellent craft beers, will be held on Saturday, July 29th in Arms Park, Manchester, NH.

The festival will feature over 100 unique, local and regional craft beers for you to try as well as delicious local foods and non-alcoholic beverages. General admission Noon-4PM: $40. VIP admission 11AM: $50.

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance at www.manchesterbrewfest.com.


MANCHESTER’S LIVIN’ FREE FEST | 4:00 PM – 9:30PM| VETERANS’ PARK

Join Intown Manchester & TD Bank for the Third Annual Livin’ Free Fest!


Livin’ Free Fest will feature LIVE music from local favorites Adam Ezra Group, Rustic Overtones, and more! There will also be food and craft vendors in the park. This is a FREE, family-friendly event!


DATE NIGHT IN THE ART STUDIO | 6 PM OR 7:30 PM | 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.


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SUNDAY, JULY 30TH

BOOK SALE & MULTIMEDIA SALE | STARTS AT 8 AM | GRIFFIN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Library Book Sale & Multimedia Sale

Griffin Free Public Library annual Book Sale. In addition to over 13,000 books, there will be DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, vinyl records, board games and puzzles. Everything is fully sorted. Most priced at .50 and $1.00.  Mostly donated; a very small amount are library discards.

Sunday is “bargain day”; stuff one of our bags for only $4.00

Bake sale and beverages available from the Friends of the Library.

Price: Free