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

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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

Event Tickets & Info

“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 JULY-5-2017

Welcome to the first Weekend Watching of 2017! Every Wednesday stay tuned for a one-stop blog post (and a summer-themed song) to help you plan for Friday (sometimes Thursday) night all the way to Sunday night!  It’s summertime in New Hampshire’s Downtown, we have to enjoy it while we can!


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 6

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY MARKET | 3 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.

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.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 7

STRIPPED SET | 7:00 PM | A&E COFFEE & TEA

Original Savoir Faire tunes from 6-8 at A&E Coffee’s Manchester location! Every time I go home to NH, I stop at A&E every chance I get. Not only are the people amazing and kind, the food and drinks are the best. The most welcoming atmosphere!

EDTECH DEMO LUNCHEON | 12:00 PM | SANDBOX COLLABORATIVE

Recently the Ed-Tech Vetting Committee reviewed GetSet, a platform that strategically connects students to classmates who have faced similar obstacles, and succeeded, to help make students more tenacious in the face of all of life’s setbacks. Several university stakeholders have expressed interest in exploring this product further. As such, Sandbox is inviting Karan Goel, CEO and Founder of GetSet, to present his demo to a wider audience of university stakeholders.

Lunch will be provided. Please email l.bonacci@snhu.edu to be sent an Outlook invitation and be added to the registration list.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 8

MOMMY AND ME YOGA| 1:00 PM | YOGABALANCE YOGA STUDIO

Now that you’ve had your beautiful baby, it’s time to get back on the mat! Re-connect with other new moms, enjoy some “Me” time and start to gradually build back your strength and fitness. In this class, we will focus on poses and sequences designed to rebuild the pelvic floor and core muscles and relieve tension in your back, shoulders and chest. Moms are welcome with or without baby from 6-weeks postpartum until your baby is crawling. $17; register HERE.

JOSHUA TREE (U2 TRIBUTE ACT) | 9:30 PM | SHASKEEN PUB

Joshua Tree pride themselves with their ability to generate a unique musical experience that does not lend itself to impersonations. Without compromising artistic integrity, the band has gone to great lengths to reproduce the distinct sound of one of the world’s most popular rock bands. Unique to The Joshua Tree is their dedication to the entire U2 songbook, including early fan favorites from the 1980-1987 period (Boy, October, War, The Unforgettable Fire, and The Joshua Tree)

SUNDAY, JULY 9

HONEST MILLIE | 2:00 PM | STARK PARK

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!

 

SECOND SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM |CURRIER MUSEUM OF ART

Celebrate summer at our Second Sunday Jazz Brunch, July 9 from 10 am to 2 pm to enjoy a delicious meal and live music with us.

Reservations are required. Make yours today at JazzBrunch@Currier.org. Brunch is $19.95 for adults; $8.95 for children 10 and under or for continental only.

INTRO TO AERIAL FITNESS | 11:00 AM | KAMA FITNESS, LLC.

Curious about aerial fitness? If you have never let your feet leave the ground, or want to learn the basics of flight, join us for this fun and informative workshop that will challenge your body in new ways.

Kama Fitness will teach students how to warm up and invert properly on the aerial yoga hammocks, and progress into climbing and learning footlocks in the split silks. Beginner skills and poses will be taught. This workshop will end using the silks to stretch and relax.

These workshops are not required to take classes at our studio. Our Intro Workshops are offered once a month, have limited space and sell out quickly. Please purchase your ticket online here.

 

THUNDER MOON RIDE | 7:00 PM | A&E COFFEE & TEA

Temperatures on the moon are extreme, ranging from boiling hot to freezing cold depending on where the sun is shining. There is no significant atmosphere on the moon, so it cannot trap heat or insulate the surface. That is pretty intense. Friday Night Rides are pretty intense too. Let’s ride on a BIG full moon night. If you were on the fence about riding with us, just search the #ManchesterCyclingSyndicate photos from the last couple years and change your mind. Every week we have a blast. We welcome riders of all sorts and go anywhere from 8 to 16 miles.

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.

#foodiefriday June-30-2017

Happy 4th of July Weekend, quite arguably my favorite weekend of the year! It’s always so fun to hear about people’s July 4th traditions whether it be staying in Manchester and planning a BBQ around the fireworks, or heading to the Cape or the Lake! Since it is #foodiefriday afterall, I would be remiss if I didn’t share an amazing AND adorable drink recipe I made last 4th! I mean…how CUTE are these cocktails! See the recipe here. For a kid-friendly version click here!

 

 

Father’s Day in Downtown Manchester

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th! Luckily for you, Downtown Manchester has plenty of ways for you to celebrate Dad! 

Have an idea to add? Email it to Trixie at tvazquez@intownmanchester.com!

 

Indian Head Athletics | 18 Lake Ave | (603) 627-1292

Indian Head Athletics offers in-house custom screen printing on all textiles, as well as a variety of sports equipment. Why not get your dad an awesome customized jersey or hat?
Visit their website 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 out their selection here!

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

Paul’s offers detailing packages that include interior and exterior cleaning services. Your dad’s car will look brand new!!
Go here for more information!

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!
More info here!

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

If your dad is an adventure-seeker, take him 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.
Find out more 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 their website here!

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

Still not exactly sure what to get your dad for Father’s Day? 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!
Visit their website here!

Manchester Sports 

Although the Fisher Cats won’t be in town during Father’s Day weekend, tickets to one of their upcoming games are always a great gift idea! Go here to see the game schedule and to purchase tickets online! You can also purchase tickets by calling the  Ticket Office at 603-641-2005.

If your dad is a hockey enthusiast, the Manchester Monarchs Pro Shop at the Verizon Wireless Arena is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm to 6pm!

 

#foodiefriday Jun-2-2017

Happy Friday, Manchester!

Yesterday Sara and I got to tour Penuche’s Music Hall at 1087 Elm Street,

and we were impressed! Their outdoor seating is brand new and custom- a beautiful and bright orange that really pops on the sidewalk!   They added balcony seating and spruced up the chandeliers. The bathrooms were completely redone to look modern and luxurious.

But the best part of all: They now serve mudslides! The perfect cold treat on a warm summer day. Penuche’s is planning to have live music as often as possible, so keep an eye out for fun shows this summer!

 

#foodiefriday May-26-2017

Happy #foodiefriday!

This past week I had a birthday and I got to celebrate by grabbing a free scoop of ice cream at Ben & Jerry’s! I’m not much into sweets, but ice cream is my one true weakness, especially if it’s chocolate! Of course, I had to get Chocolate Therapy so I could fully indulge myself in birthday bliss.

Wanna get a free scoop of ice cream for your birthday too? Sign up for Ben & Jerry’s newsletter here!

What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

#foodiefriday May-19-2017

Tables Out, Umbrellas UpHappy Friday! Not only did we have a full work week of gorgeous weather, but it looks like we’re about to have a beautiful weekend too! Now that it is beginning to warm up, we’ve seen outdoor seating make its way across Downtown! With all the rain we’ve been hit with, I’ve been BEGGING for it to finally get sunny out! Last Spring we updated our Downtown dining directory to reflect what restaurants have outdoor seating. See the directory here! Also, be sure to check out Milk and Honey’s beautiful outside seating; the newest addition to outdoor dining in Downtown! They offer half off juices from 4p-5p. It’s the perfect opportunity to sip a cold drink and enjoy the sun! I don’t know about you, but I’ll sit outside to eat at any chance I can get!

What Downtown restaurant has your favorite outdoor seating?