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!
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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!
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.
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
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.
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!