Good Morning, Manchester! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get this weekend started. There’s so many great things happening right here in downtown, you just can’t be at a loss for what to do!
Don’t forget: Tomorrow night Incadence takes the stage at Veterans Park with opener Lauren Hurley! Can’t make it to one of our Thursday night shows!? That’s alright, we still have one Saturday show on August 8th! Check out our website here for more information! Enjoy this week’s post and your weekend in New Hampshire’s Downtown!
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All Weekend Long
PAINT NIGHT AT MUSE PAINTBAR
Check out their calendar to see what classes they’re offering this weekend!
DATE NIGHT IN THE POTTERY STUDIO
Spend a night crafting with your loved one with this crash course on the pottery wheel. At the end of the night you can pick a glaze and your creation will be fired for you to take home! You have a choice of a 6pm or 7:30 pm class. Visit their page for more info!
ART 3 GALLERY PRESENTS “SURF AND TURF”
Art 3 Gallery celebrates the allure of summer with the exhibit “Surf & Turf”, which opened July 20. Featuring artwork that embraces the outdoors, this exhibit takes the viewer on a journey into the colors and images of summer. The show is on display Monday – Friday from 9a-4p, but can be viewed weekends and evenings by appointment. Call the gallery at 603-668-6650 or click here for more info!
58TH ANNUAL NH ANTIQUES SHOW
This annual tradition now in its 58th year brings together highly reputable dealers who, with a keen interest in educating visitors about antiques, save their most prized wares for the event. 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 times and ticket prices, click here!
There is always live music downtown in Manchester! The Shaskeen, Strange Brew Tavern, N’Awlins, Central Ale House, Murphy’s Taproom, Fratellos, Milly’s Tavern, The Wild Rover, XOonElm, A&E Coffee, and even more have live music every weekend! Check out this week’s Hippo for a complete list of live music venues.
Thursday the 6th
SHREK: THE MUSICAL
Join the Palace Theatre as they tell the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales. Click here for showtimes and ticketing info!
NH INNOVATION NIGHTS: OUR CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE
New Hampshire Innovation Nights, in partnership with Environment New Hampshire, is pleased to present an evening of networking, discussions and entrepreneur presentations focused on how we as a state and country can lead on climate. The event is free and open to the public; RSVP on their website. It’s a great chance to check out new products and network with the coolest innovators in the state! For more info, click here!
CURRIER AFTER HOURS: 1950’S SUMMER BASH
Join the Currier for a summer bash that celebrates the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Zimmerman House, which has been open to the public for 25 years! They’ll be spinning stacks of wax from the 1950s (the first decade that the Zimmerman’s lived there) and the dance floor will be open for all you guys and dolls! The Winter Garden Café will offer a full menu and a cash bar with a specialty cocktail. If that weren’t enough, take your picture in a photo booth, enjoy a tour in the galleries or hear how the Zimmerman House, a privately owned home, became ready for public touring. Free with general admission. Click here for more info!
Friday the 7th
FAMILY MOVIE AFTERNOONS AT THE LIBRARY
As a part of their ‘Every Hero Has a Story’ summer reading program, The Manchester Public Library will be showing a family movie based on our everyday heroes in the air conditioned auditorium. For more information, please call 624-6550 ext. 328.
FREE LINE DANCING LESSONS AT CLUB MANCHVEGAS
Find your inner cowboy, and learn to step with the best of them! This free lesson starts at 6:30p. No cowboy boots required! Visit their website to find out more.
A&E COFFEE PRESENTS: TOM CARLSON // THE GREBES
Visit A&E Coffee this Friday from 6p-8p to catch some live tunes and enjoy handcrafted drinks! Click here for more info.
Saturday the 8th
BUILD A WIGAWAM
Help the Amoskeag Fishways rebuild their Fishways wigwam! Spend the morning outdoors, bending saplings, lashing them together, and learning firsthand how these structures were traditionally made. They will do some “fall cleaning” and spruce-up their fire pit. All ages welcome, snacks and water provided. For more info, visit their website!
TD BANK LIVIN’ FREE FEST
Join us this Saturday in Veterans Park as we present TD Bank Livin’ Free Fest! There’ll be music by Roots of Creation, Entrain, and The Adam Ezra group as well as food and raffles! Visit our website for more info!
HEADLINERS COMEDY CLUB
Headliners comedy club was voted New Hampshire’s best comedy club we are inside the Radisson Hotel downtown Manchester see Boston and New York’s best comedians live each weekend. We are celebrating 20+ years of bringing comedy to Manchester New Hampshire. To learn more about the performance, click here.
Sunday the 9th
SECOND SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH
Join the Currier Museum from 10am-2pm to enjoy brunch in their cafe and be serenaded by live jazz music! To see their menu options, click here!
SUNDAYS ARE MADE FOR BRUNCHING AND SUNDAY FUNDAYS!
Head to Strange Brew Tavern or Penuche’s for live music, Firefly Bistro to build your own bloody mary, The Farm for $5 bloody’s and mimosas and $5 1/2 pound burgers all day, Murphy’s Diner for an extensive french toast menu, The Red Barn Diner for a great specials menu and homemade pie, or B&B for a quick and delicious breakfast among many, many other spots!