It’s Wednesday, folks! And that means we’re already halfway through our workweek (Yay!). The weekend will be here before you know it, so if you’re struggling to find plans or are looking to try something new, we’ve got you covered!
Don’t forget: Tomorrow night the Army Rock Band takes the stage at Veterans Park with opener Ryan Tidwell! 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.
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!
NATIONAL BUTTON SOCIETY 2015 BUTTON SHOW
There will be thousands of special antique and collectible clothing and uniform buttons on display and for sale at the 2015 National Button Society’s National Convention and Show at the Radisson Hotel Center. The show theme is “The Buttons Are Coming,” incorporating New England’s patriotic history as birthplace of our nation. This six day occasion will offer educational programs and competition featuring antique, vintage and modern clothing buttons. Click here for more info!
ART 3 GALLERY PRESENTS “SURF AND TURF”
Art 3 Gallery celebrates the allure of summer with the exhibit “Surf & Turf”, opening 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!
HOME GAMES AT THE FISHER CATS
This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, cheer on your home baseball team! Games start at 7:05 with post-game fireworks! Visit or call the Fisher Cats Box Office for tickets!
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 30th
MEET BEN COHEN!
Ben (Cohen) 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!
WIZARD OF OZ
Join the Palace Theatre in this clever, entertaining and fast paced dramatization based upon the timeless and exciting L. Frank Baum classic adventure story. Click here for showtimes and ticketing info!
IRISH MUSIC AT THE ROVER
This must-see band is one of the best local Irish bands in NH! Call 603-669-7722 for more details.
Friday the 31st
LEGO CLUB AT THE LIBRARY
Meet, build and make new friends using Legos that were donated by Lego Systems. For ages 3 to 12 years. For more information, please call 603-624-6550 ext. 328.
BIRDS AND BEASTS
Delve into the natural history of birds and beasts by exploring skulls, pelts, feathers and more. What can we learn by observing nature closely and drawing what we see? Gear up to join us for a fun Saturday morning visit to the Currier Art Museum to see how John James Audubon used his artistic eye and scientific mind to create beautiful paintings of wild animals in their natural habitats. Click here for more info!
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.
Saturday the 1st
STARS, STRIPES, & STRINGS
Join us on Saturday, August 1st, as we salute our soldiers with the Stars, Stripes and Strings festival! There’ll be food, raffle prizes, info for Veterans and FREE music all night long, with performances from the Air Force String Band and the Jimmy Lehoux Band! Visit our website for more info!
THE MORNING BUZZ PRESENTS: ALEX PRESTON
Alex Preston is a 21 year old singer songwriter from New Hampshire who has been involved in music since he was four years old. Alex has performed all over the United States and Canada perfecting his craft and working with some of the top names in music. Click here for ticketing 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 2nd
MANCHESTER COUNTRY FEST AT JEWEL
Jewel has been getting a ton of requests to do a country night, and it’s finally here! See Ultimate Aldean- The Premiere Jason Aldean Tribute Band with special guests Whiskey Wild and the Rory Scott Band live at Jewel! This special show will be performed outdoors in the parking lot!
Corn Hole Tournaments and more! Click here to get your tickets now!
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!