#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!

 

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Weekend Watching September-2-2015

Okay, this song may be a bit dramatic, but we’re officially in September. The Manchester School District started classes today, and Labor day weekend, the last hurrah of summer, will be upon us in a few days. Not to mention that this is our last weekend watching post for the year! So keep scrolling for ways to grab hold of summer in downtown. We’ll see you next year!

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!


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!

LIVE MUSIC

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.


Friday the 4th

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.

AMANDA COTE @ FRATELLO’S

Amanda Cote is a soulful and unique singer-songwriter from the greater Worcester area, incorporating blues, rock, folk, and jazz in a funky blend that is distinctly her own. She plays in a slew of venues across New England. Catch her this Friday at Fratello’s! Learn more about Amanda Cote here.

SILVER STARS

The Palace Silver Stars are a senior troupe based out of the Historic Palace Theatre, in Manchester N.H.  They prove the old adage “It’s never too late.” This year their show is “The Nifty Fifties”. This show will be a 50’s-style review with all your favorite classic songs. Get out your bobby socks and get ready to sing and dance along! To get your tickets, click here!

KICK THE LADDER W/ SPECIAL GUEST KENNEDY DRIVE

Hailing from the Seacoast, NH, Kick The Ladder is a treat not to be missed. Band members come together to form a genre they call Sucker Punch Rock. Seethingly in your face guitars and soaring vocal harmonies blended with a solid rhythm section of punk/funk/rock/slap-tap bass and high-octane pounding drums while tossing in a dash of awareness and clever sarcasm is what these guys bring to the table! Catch them at Penuche’s starting at 9pm.


Saturday the 5th

LOAFIN’ LIFE GRAND OPENING

At the door, they’ll greet guests with samples and door prizes, including coupons, t shirts, mugs, magnets and much more! Come participate in their bakery scavenger hunt and blindfolded taste tests. They will have tons of trivia (and that means tons of prizes!), so be sure to stop in! Visit their facebook page to learn more.

CRUISIN’ DOWNTOWN

New England’s 3rd largest classic car show returns to the streets of Downtown Manchester with more than 500 classic cars and trucks and live entertainment on two stages! Join the Manchester Rotary Club for Cruising Downtown and help raise money for Manchester area non-profits. To learn more, click here.

 FRIENDS FIGHTING CANCER 5K

The Friends Fighting Cancer 5K run started in 2008 as a way for friends to support a fellow runner as he went through cancer. They wanted to take action against cancer—to DO something about this terrible disease that had struck their friend and touches so many. It seemed especially fitting to create a race that raised money to benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock. Join them as we support and honor family and friends battling cancer. To learn more, click here!

SILVER STARS

The Palace Silver Stars are a senior troupe based out of the Historic Palace Theatre, in Manchester N.H.  They prove the old adage “It’s never too late.” This year their show is “The Nifty Fifties”. This show will be a 50’s-style review with all your favorite classic songs. Get out your bobby socks and get ready to sing and dance along! To get your tickets, click here!

TIM BARRY LIVE @ THE SHASKEEN

The first time one of his friend’s fathers saw singer/songwriter Tim Barry perform, he summed up his thoughts with a Yogi Berra-worthy declaration: “You’re old-timey in a modern way.” That’s a near perfect description for the artist who sums up his latest solo release, Lost & Rootless in a single word: WOODEN. “That’s the feel that I was going for when I picked the songs,” says Barry. “There’s violin, voice, a wooden resonator guitar…there’s a very subtle electric bass on one track, but otherwise I wanted to do a wooden record.” To get your tickets now, click here!

CHROMATROPIC LIVE @ PENUCHE’S

Chromatropic is as unique as their name would suggest. While the Brooklyn band’s lineage can be traced from a wide variety of musical influences, the end result is difficult to categorize. Combining visionary instrumentation and songwriting with improvisation and exploration, Chromatropic enjoys the absolute sonic freedom that is only granted to music without vocals. To learn more about the band, click here.

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 6th

AMANDA McCARTHY LIVE @ PENUCHE’S

Stop into Penuche’s from 2p-6p on Sunday to enjoy a relaxed afternoon with Amanda McCarthy! To learn more about her, visit her facebook page.

 SHANIA TWAIN: ROCK THIS COUNTRY TOUR

One of the world’s best-selling female artist in history, Shania Twain, will be extending her ROCK THIS COUNTRY tour into the fall of 2015, due to overwhelming fan demand, including a stop in Manchester, NH! Click here to get your tickets today!

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!

Weekend Watching July-22-2015

This has been the anthem of our week so far! Luckily the weekend is coming, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. If you need plans to help blow off steam this weekend, keep scrolling! There’s plenty to keep you busy right here in downtown!

Don’t forget: Tomorrow night the Houston Bernard Band takes the stage at Veterans Park with openers the Larson Family Band! Can’t make it to one of our Thursday night shows!? That’s alright, we’re hosting TWO Saturday night concerts in August on the 1st and 8th! Check out our website here for more information! Enjoy this week’s post and your weekend in New Hampshire’s Downtown!

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!


All Weekend Long

PAINT NIGHT AT MUSE PAINTBAR

Check out their calendar to see what classes they’re offering this weekend!

WEST SIDE STORY

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Join the Majestic Theatre at the Manchester Community Music School as they bring this show to life! For showtimes and ticketing information, click here.

LIVE MUSIC

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 23rd

MEET JERRY GREENFIELD!

Jerry (Greenfield) of that Ben and Jerry’s will be at Ben and Jerry’s Manchester from 7:30pm-8:30pm! He’ll will be available to chat, take pictures, and enjoy ice cream with fans! Visit their facebook page for more info!

OPEN DOORS MANCHESTER TROLLEY TOUR

Explore the arts and cultural venues in downtown Manchester during the Free OPEN DOORS TROLLEY TOUR.  There is a free Trolley that drives around to each of the venues, where you can experience a variety of activities, learn about Manchester, see art and maybe even meet the artists! Click here to learn more!

FLOCK GALLERY NH’S 2ND ANNUAL POP-UP EXHIBITION

Enjoy live music and free refreshments! This free & open-to-the-public event in the Brady Sullivan Plaza features a wide collection of local and international artwork. Artists were encouraged to submit 2-D and 3-D pieces, as well as installation proposals. Most work is for sale and artists receive 100% commission! Visit their facebook page for more info!

ALADDIN AT THE PALACE

Welcome to Agrabah, City of Enchantment, where every beggar has a story and every camel has a tale! Filled with magic, mayhem, and flying carpet rides, your spirit will soar with excitement. For ticketing information, visit their website!


Friday the 24th

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.

POETRY OPEN MIC: FLOCK GALLERY NH

Flock Gallery NH presents a night of poetry with our friends from the #1 ranked poetry venue in the country, Slam Free or Die!! The evening will be emcee’d by SFoD’s very own, the great, and incredibly talented… Mckendy Fils-Aime! Join them from 5-8 PM for an open-mic and Slam Free or Die Showcase.  Light food & refreshments will be provided and the gallery will be open to browse throughout the event. Visit their facebook page for more info!

MINDSET X ‘OCEANS’ LISTENING PARTY

Manchester, NH based original music band Mindset X, will be hosting a listening party for their upcoming new album/CD, ‘OCEANS’  at Penuche’s beginning at 8:30 pm. The evening will open with a performance by VulGarrity, followed by the playing of the new Mindset X album ‘OCEANS’, prizes and CD giveaways and other surprises, with VulGarrity once again performing to close out the night. This will be the ONLY opportunity to hear the album in its entirety until the official release later in the summer. Don’t miss out!


Saturday the 25th

FREE ACUPUNCTURE

Join the Manchester Acupuncture Studio as they celebrate their grand opening with free acupuncture, prizes, food, drinks, and laughs! To find out more, click here.

  WEAVING DEMONSTRATION

Join the Millyard Museum for a weaving demonstration done by League of NH Craftsmen juried weaver Ruth Ward.  Visitors will be able to take turns weaving, getting a feel for what it is all about! Click here to learn more!

NATIONAL WOUNDED WARRIOR AMPUTEE SOFTBALL GAME

On July 25th, the national – Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team (WWAST) which is comprised of young, competitive, athletic Veterans with a variety of arm and leg amputations will play an inspirational game. The game starts at noon and admission is $10 per person. Visit or call the Fishercats Box Office for tickets!

GRANITE STATE BREWERS ASSOCIATION SUMMER FEST

The Granite State Brewers Association is proud to present Summer Fest, a showcase of excellent craft beers made here in NH. The Fest will feature over 31 breweries – the largest single collection of New Hampshire’s breweries anywhere this year! To order tickets, click here!

AMOSKEAG STUDIO PRESENTS IAN ETHAN CASE & MATTHEW SCHOENING

Acoustic double-neck guitarist Ian Ethan describes his guitar as “the most effective and intuitive means I’ve found to translate into sound the things I’m hearing in my head.” Ian Ethan’s strikingly-unconventional, self-invented approach to the double-neck guitar is both magical to hear and fascinating to watch. To learn more, click here.

CLOSING NIGHT PARTY: THE ANNEX PRESENTS VIVIAN BEER

Check out Vivian Beer’s exhibition of interesting furniture pieces at the Annex! The party starts at 8p and requires an RSVP. Click here for more details!

MANCHESTER MONARCHS SUMMERFEST

The Manchester Monarchs will be holding their annual Summerfest Street Hockey contest! There will be a raffle to benefit the Monarchs Care Foundation, inflatable obstacle courses, a rock climbing wall, live band and MORE! The fun starts at 9:00am. More info here!

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 26th

COMMUNITY WORKSHOP: FLOCK GALLERY NH

Join Flock Gallery NH as they host an all ages community workshop! Participants will work collaboratively in small groups to create works inspired by artists in history as well as those in their 2nd Annual Pop-Up Exhibition. Each group will use donated recycled materials to create several linked works of art. Works will then be displayed in the gallery as a part the exhibition for the remaining two days. This workshop is a great way to recycle materials, learn about art history and help Manchester grow as a collaborative arts community! Click here to learn more!

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!