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!

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Weekend Watch


AUGUST

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.

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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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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

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Weekend Watch: August 3 – 6


AUGUST

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.

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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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Pleasant Pastries

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New Hampshire Community Seafood


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.

To offer your arts/craftsArtist Application

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

Weekend Watching July 18, 2017


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 19

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM | 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 collective event.

Featured Vendors this week:

More here.

TD BANK SUMMER FEST – THURSDAYS IN THE PARK | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM|VETERANS’ PARK

Foreigners

Foreigners Journey will be featured this Thursday for the Free Concert at Veterans’ Park is starting at 7pm.

Foreigners Journey has been described as:

“The most authentic tribute experience in the Country capturing & bringing to life the essence, sound and passion of two legendary & timeless rock bands Foreigner & Journey in one unforgettable show”

Opening for Foreigners Journey is the talented and delightful Walker Smith.

YOGA IN THE PARK (FREE CLASS) | 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM | VICTORY PARK

Working Poster 2017Show up and join Yoga Instructor Julian and others in Victory Park from Zoo Gym from 3pm – 3:45pm for a free yoga class!

Free Parking.

Please bring your own yoga mat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIZARD OF OZ – SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES | 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM | PALACE THEATER

You’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard Of Oz! In this L. Frank Baum classic, you’ll visit Emerald City and meet Dorothy and Toto, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. But watch out for that Wicked Witch of the West!

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

Purchase Tickets Here

ARTS MARKET | 3:00 PM| NUTFIELD LANE SQUARE

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.

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

To offer your arts/crafts as a vendor: Artist Application

MANCHESTER TROLLEY NIGHTS | 5:00 PM | MILLYARD MUSEUM

Manchester Trolley Nights: Explore Arts & Culture Downtown Manchester

Manchester Trolley Nights is a tradition in Manchester that highlights arts and culture in our community.  A true team effort, the trolley nights are organized each year to celebrate the amazing diversity of artistic expression and dynamic cultural experiences that the city of Manchester has to offer.

Two trolleys will circulate to many of Manchester’s art studios, galleries and cultural attractions from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.  Guests can hop on or off at any designated stop. Most venues are within walking distance of each other, and guests are welcome to drive, bike or walk the route on event night.

The trolley nights are FREE and open to the public!  All of the venues are open year-round, but on Trolley Nights the venues have special events and promotions planned
specifically for the evening. There are sometimes also local businesses that offer promotions to Trolley riders.

Jump on the Trolley and support the arts in Manchester!

More information can be found here: www.opendoorsmanchester.com/

Price: Free 

 

INTOWN MANCHESTER FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, JULY 20

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.).

Date Night In The Art Studio

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.

INTOWN MANCHESTER FULL CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

YOGA | 8:00 AM | DORR’S POND

Yoga at the YogaBalance Yoga Deck at Dorrs Pond
Saturdays 8:00am-9:00am with Kate
July 15, 22, 29, August 5 and 12 (rain date 8/19)

Take your Yoga outside and enjoy the beautiful New England summer! In this all-levels Hatha class at the YogaBalance Yoga Platform at Dorrs Pond, we will enjoy stretching and strengthening, movement and stillness, challenge and ease. Appropriate for all. Beginners welcome – modifications will be offered. Sign up online and if you need to borrow a mat, please email us at Mail@YogaBalance.info

Classes take place at Dorrs Pond, Livingston Park, 156 Hooksett Road, Manchester NH. From the Dorrs Pond parking lot, begin to walk clockwise on the trail. Continue about 0.1 miles and look for the sign for the YogaBalance Yoga platform just set back from the trail on the right.

Price: $10 – $12
$12 per class or $50 for all 5 classes in advance.

“BOOKED FOR SUMMER” STORY HOUR| 10:00 AM | AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS

"Booked for Summer" Story HourStory books can be a wonderful window into the natural world.

In association with the Manchester School District’s summer reading initiative, “Booked for Summer”, the Amoskeag Fishways presents a fun, relaxed hour of river related stories.

Stop by with your children and learn about the fish, wildlife and people that use our local waterways.

Children are encouraged to bring their favorite fish toy or share some of ours for some interactive play.

FREE Advance registration required. Call 626-FISH for more information.

NH TURTLES! SATURDAY NATURE SEEKERS | 11:00 AM | AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS

Do you and your kids wish for an opportunity to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time?  Stop by our center any Saturday in July for “short and sweet” mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. The theme of all July ‘Saturday Nature Seekers’ program will be New Hampshire Turtles!

Price: Donation of $5 per family encouraged.

 

CONQUERING YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORKFLOW| 1:00 PM | STUDIO OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS

Course Description:
From effective pre-shoot planning, quality image capture, and excellent post-production prowess, just us to learn how to get a grip on an efficient photographic workflow! We will show you step-by-step how to apply our conceptual model to nearly any photo shoot. From conception to completion, learn to be effective with your workflow!

About the Instructor:
Bud Thorpe is the owner of SOPHA, The Studio of Photographic Arts, the northeast’s largest photographic rental studio and photographic community in Manchester, New Hampshire. SOPHA was founded in 2006 to support photographers of all levels by renting equipment, providing instruction, and offering the coolest space possible for its members to practice and display their art. Bud is an accomplished self-taught photographer and experienced instructor. He has a strong background in teaching most all aspects of photography, having taught thousands of students.

(This program is part of our Education Member Series and is included in Education Membership. Studio Members receive their standard 20% discount on this and all SOPHA classes. Non-Members are welcome and encouraged to join us too!)

More details here:
http://www.thesopha.com/product/workflow

 

 

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SUNDAY, JULY 15

ZIMMERMAN HOUSE FOCUS TOUR: FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT | 3:15 PM | CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART

Frank Lloyd Wright was born 150 years ago. Come celebrate his life and unique style with a tour of the Zimmerman House focusing on Wright’s career and how the
Zimmerman House fits into design history.

Price: $10 – $25

 

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Weekend Watching July-12-2017


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 13

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM | 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 collective event. More here.

TD BANK SUMMER FEST – THURSDAYS IN THE PARK | 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM | VETERANS’ PARK

manchuka

Free Concert at Veterans’ Park starting at 7pm. Andy Kiniry will start the show off, followed by the featured music by Manchuka! Family-Friendly atmosphere.

SLAM FREE OR DIE | 7:00 PM | STARK BREWING COMPANY

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, Slam Free or Die continues its popular open mic poetry series at Milly’s Tavern. There will be a poetry open mic followed by a feature by Angelica Maria. Doors open at 7pm along with sign ups for the open mic. The show starts at 8pm. There is a $3 cover. More here.

PETER PAN – SUMMER CHILDREN’S SERIES | 10:00AM & 6:00PM | PALACE THEATER

Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night in search of his missing shadow. He takes the Darling children on the adventure of a lifetime as they unite with the Lost Boys and Tiger Lily and her pounce to defeat the villainous Captain Hook and his band of pirates.

Price: $8 – $9

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“ETERNAL SUMMER” ART RECEPTION | 5:00 PM | TWIGGS GALERY

“Eternal Summer” is an exhibit of contemporary photography that evokes the imagery reflected in Celia Thaxter’s quote, “There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.”

The photography conveys a sense of summer that feels lovely and timeless. Carnivals, water, children playing, gardens, the sea and summer breezes are all reflected in the work. The exhibit showcases the work of six New England artists, Shawna Gibbs, Renée Giffroy, Susan Lirakis, Maria Manolaros, Maxine McDonald and Jean Stimmell. The artist’s reception is Thursday, July 13 from 5-7 pm. The exhibit is open thru August 27, 2017 at Twiggs Gallery at 254 King Street in Boscawen. Details

LATTE ART THROWDOWN | 7:00 PM | A&E COFFEE AND TEA – MANCHESTER

Throwdown free-pour latte with New Hampshire’s best. Open to anyone who wants to try.

Practice starts at 7pm.

$5 to participate with donations toward the International Institute of New England

FISHER CATS VS. PORTLAND SEA DOGS | 7:05 PM | NE DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Meet Wally the Green Monster!

Goodwill Northern New England Night

Bring a donation of new or gently used household items or clothing for Goodwill Northern New England and earn ticket to a game in August.

Post-Game Atlas Fireworks!

Stick around after the game for spectacular Atlas Fireworks show, presented by Goodwill industries of Northern New England!

 

InTown Manchester Full Calendar of Events

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14

FABLED: A JOURNEY THROUGH THE WORLD OF AESOP | 8:00 AM | UNIVERSITY OF UNH – MANCHESTER

Journey through the land of lessons, where creatures of all kinds struggle with their own obsessions. Some are busy, some are lazy, some just want more than their fair share. The world of Aesop is filled with stories. This free show is sure to be anything but boring! Follow along as the magnetic cast of the 2017 Little Red Wagon weaves together stories by Aesop.

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.

To register, please visit: Summer Music Series

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.

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. PORTLAND SEA DOGS | 7:05 PM | NE DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Firefighter Appreciation Night (to benefit MDA)

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!

InTown Manchester Full Calendar of Events

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15

YOGA | 8:00 AM | DORR’S POND

Yoga at the YogaBalance Yoga Deck at Dorrs Pond
Saturdays 8:00am-9:00am with Kate
July 15, 22, 29, August 5 and 12 (rain date 8/19)

Take your Yoga outside and enjoy the beautiful New England summer! In this all-levels Hatha class at the YogaBalance Yoga Platform at Dorrs Pond, we will enjoy stretching and strengthening, movement and stillness, challenge and ease. Appropriate for all. Beginners welcome – modifications will be offered. Sign up online and if you need to borrow a mat, please email us at Mail@YogaBalance.info

Classes take place at Dorrs Pond, Livingston Park, 156 Hooksett Road, Manchester NH. From the Dorrs Pond parking lot, begin to walk clockwise on the trail. Continue about 0.1 miles and look for the sign for the YogaBalance Yoga platform just set back from the trail on the right.

Price: $10 – $12
$12 per class or $50 for all 5 classes in advance.

NH TURTLES! SATURDAY NATURE SEEKERS | 11:00 AM | AMOSKEAG FISHWAYS

Do you and your kids wish for an opportunity to learn about nature but have trouble finding the time?  Stop by our center any Saturday in July for “short and sweet” mini-programs and fun nature-based activities. The theme of all July ‘Saturday Nature Seekers’ program will be New Hampshire Turtles!

Price: Donation of $5 per family encouraged.

FISHER CATS VS. PORTLAND SEA DOGS | 7:05 PM | NE DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Pump up the Fun with Irving Oil!

First 1,000 fans will receive a Pump up the Fun noisemaker, and upon exit fans will receive an Irving Oil Pump Up the Fun game card! Meet Happy, the Irving Oil mascot. AND-each inning, one lucky fan will receive a $50 Irving Oil Gift Card.

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

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!

WALKING TOUR: PRE-CIVIL WAR MANCHESTER | 10:00 AM 12:00 PM | MANCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

This newly offered tour highlights homes and individuals who were part of the early development of Manchester when it was known as the “New Village”. In the 1840s and 1850s, residents who were to become mayors, governors, U.S. Congressmen, and industrialists lived here.

Historians John Jordan and Richard Duckoff will focus on the neighborhood clustered on Lowell, Walnut, Bridge, Union, and Beech Streets. Some familiar names: Carpenter, Varney, and Varick, lived here during their careers. Meet up at 88 Lowell St., at brick building at corner of Chestnut and Lowell Streets at start of tour.

$5 Manchester Historic Association members – $10 General Public

Pre-registration is required – Please call (603) 622-7531 

InTown Manchester Full Calendar of Events

 

SUNDAY, JULY 15

 

FISHER CATS VS. PORTLAND SEA DOGS | 1:35 PM | NE DELTA DENTAL STADIUM

Replica Jersey Giveaway – The NH Fisher Cats are giving away FREE Replica Jerseys to the first 1,000 fans, courtesy of Powerade!

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THE BAND TRADITION | 2:00 PM | STARK PARK

Whether you like traditional Irish, classic rock, country, folk, blues, jazz or music of South India, The Band Tradition has you covered! Hailed as the most diverse repertoire in the business, this five-piece band from Greater Boston is sure to delight everyone with their great vocals and instrumentals!

Tradition has been together for eighteen years and band members Tim Keohane, Brian Packham, Joe Moriarty, Matthew Allen, and Kevin Hession have a combined 100 years of experience in various musical genres!

 

InTown Manchester Full Calendar of Events

 

Weekend Watching August-24-2016

It’s hard to believe it, but this week is our last week of our 2016 TD Bank Summer Fest! We have our final movie of the Summer–and we saved my favorite for the last–The Goonies! The movie will begin at 8:00pm in Veterans Park on Thursday, the 25th! Then we have our 4th Annual TD Bank Family Fest on Saturday from 10a-1p! This year’s theme is Under the Sea! See below for more 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 25th

TD Bank FREE Movies in the Park: The Goonies | 8pm-9:30pm-ish | Veterans Park

Intown Manchester and TD Bank are excited to announce the return of–Movies in the Park! These movies are FREE and very family-friendly! Bring your blankets to Veterans Park and enjoy the last two Thursday nights of Summer! **The park will open at 7:00pm and the movies will start around 8:00pm! **

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

FREE Yoga and Fitness in the Park ends TOMORROW with TAI CHI with The Training Station. 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!

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day | 10a & 6:30p | The Palace Theatre

Have you ever had a really rotten day? Alexander has. There’s no dessert for lunch, there’s lima beans for dinner, and worst of all, there’s kissing on television. It’s enough to make you want to move to Australia! Laugh and sing along with Alexander’s misadventures in this hilarious musical. 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.

Slam Free or Die | 7:00pm | Stark Brewing Company

On Thursday, August 25, 2016, Slam Free or Die continues its popular open mic poetry series at Milly’s Tavern. There will be a poetry open mic followed by a feature by Angelica Maria. Doors open at 7pm along with sign ups for the open mic. The show starts at 8pm. There is a $3 cover. More here.

Cirque du Soleil OVO | 7:30pm | The Verizon Wireless Arena

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. Tickets start at $35.00  More here!

Friday, August 26th

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.

Cirque du Soleil OVO | 7:30pm | The Verizon Wireless Arena

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. Tickets start at $35.00  More here!

Amoskeag Studio presents the Ken Silverman Trio | 8pm | Amoskeag Studio

Come enjoy an evening of jazz as The Ken Silverman Trio joins us from New York City.  The music of the Ken Silverman Trio fuses jazz with rock, surf, blues, funk, avante garde, country, swing, and classical elements.  Regarding their 2015 release “Parallel Man,” Graham Peterson wrote “A modern guitar trio led by New York City guitarist Ken Silverman comes out of the gate burning with rhythmic intensity… Mr. Silverman is engaging in artistic development and appears to be responding musically to the modern world in a manner that is fresh and unique to his own experience.” Tickets: Online: $15 general, $7 students, At the door: $20 general, $10 student More 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.  That said, it’s hard to put into words an experience that touches so many parts of one’s soul… that’s why one has to see Bruce Jacques LIVE. More information here!

Saturday, August 27th

TD Bank Family Fest  | 10am-1pm | Veterans Park

Intown Manchester and TD Bank are excited to present our 4th Annual FREE Family Fest! Family Fest will be held on Saturday, August 27th in Downtown Manchester at beautiful Veterans Park from 10:00am to 1:00pm.

This year’s theme is ‘Under The Sea’ 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. More info 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.

Cirque du Soleil OVO | 4pm & 7:30pm | The Verizon Wireless Arena

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. Tickets start at $35.00  More 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.

Rusty Cadillacs LIVE | 8pm | Central Ale House

Rockin’ outdoors on the patio at the Central Ale House in ManchV…..Nice outdoor venue with fire pits – great food and bar – come Dance & Rock with us! More here.

Sunday, August 28th

Cirque du Soleil OVO | 1:30pm & 5:00pm | The Verizon Wireless Arena

OVO, meaning “egg” in Portuguese, is a headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and look for love in a non-stop riot of energy and movement. When a mysterious egg appears in their midst, the insects are awestruck and intensely curious about this iconic object that represents the enigma and cycles of their lives. It is love at first sight when a gawky, quirky insect arrives in this bustling community and a fabulous ladybug catches his eye – and the feeling is mutual. The cast of OVO is comprised of 50 performing artists from 12 countries specializing in many acrobatic acts. Tickets start at $35.00  More here!

CHaD Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic | 1:30pm & 5:00pm | The Verizon Wireless Arena

Come cheer for “Team Police” and “Team Fire” as they take to the diamond for the 6th annual CHaD Battle of the Badges Baseball Classic, on Sunday, August 28 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.

Representatives of police and fire departments from communities across New Hampshire bring their baseball skills to the diamond in this exciting game of good vs. good.

Players commit to raising at least $1,000 each to demonstrate their passion and support for CHaD’s mission to serve the region’s children. CHaD helps players connect with the cause behind the game by pairing them with “CHaD Buddies,” young CHaD patients who serve as special guests at the game.

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. Tickets are $10 each; kids 10 and under are free. Info on rosters, tickets, and more can be found at www.CHaDBaseball.org.