Top five things to do

Lifestyle

There's a lot of great music coming to the Seacoast this weekend, with local and touring acts performing at venues new and old. Here are a handful of the highlights.

Port Watch: Week of April 10

News, Outdoor

The Palanca Luanda is scheduled to arrive in port around midnight, and the Tamar sets sail shortly thereafter. A couple of other ships are due on Wednesday. Get the details in Port Watch.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

The prolonged drag of winter and damp start to spring might have you feeling a bit stir crazy. Here are some ways to get out of the house and indulge in local arts and culture this weekend.

Now Read This: April

Books

Some of the new titles coming out in April seem particularly timely in light of the current national discourse. Here’s our guide to the top 10 most anticipated books scheduled for publication this month.

Port Watch: Week of April 3

News, Outdoor

The tanker Great Eastern is in port and ready to set sail tonight, while a trio of ships are expected to arrive on Wednesday. Get the details in this week’s installment of Port Watch.

Port Watch: Week of March 27

News, Outdoor

A heavy-lift ship arrives at the state pier this afternoon, and a couple of other vessels are expected later this week — including a particularly massive one Friday. Details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Photo contest: winter winners

Art

The Sound’s sister site, PortsmouthNH.com, has announced the winners of its Winter Photo Contest. Two of the images capture tranquil sunset scenes, while the other shows an intrepid surfer braving harsh winter conditions.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

The first weekend of spring brings a variety of events to the Seacoast, including spoken-word readings, live music, choreographed dancing, and a colonial trade show. Learn about some of the highlights in our weekly event roundup.

Port Watch: Week of March 20

News, Outdoor

The EIT Paloma pulled into port this morning and sails tonight, when the tanker New England arrives. Many other ships will follow over the course of the week. Get the details in Port Watch.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

There’s art, music, comedy, astrophotography, and outrageous William Shatner impersonations coming to a Seacoast town near you this weekend. Get the details here.

Perennial perfection

Outdoor

The UNH Cooperative Extensions shares tips on pairing perennial plants for continuous bloom and season-long interest in varying light soil conditions.

Port Watch: Week of March 13

News, Outdoor

It will be a busy afternoon at the Port of New Hampshire, with two separate tug-and-barge units slated to arrive in advance of tomorrow’s storm. Get the details in Port Watch.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

Wintery weather returns this weekend, but you can keep warm with live music and theater, and start planning your spring garden. Check out some highlights of this weekend’s local happenings.

Growing seedlings at home

Outdoor

The time to start certain garden seeds is right around the corner. The UNH Cooperative Extension Center has some tips for getting off to a great start this season.

A hermit’s tale

Books, Outdoor

Journalist Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods, shares the true story of a man who lived in the Maine woods for 27 years. Finkel will be in Portsmouth next week.

Port Watch: Week of March 6

News, Outdoor

As spring approaches, things get a bit slower at the Port of New Hampshire. A couple of vessels sailed on Saturday, leaving the port empty until Thursday, when a salt ship is due to arrive. Get the details in Port Watch.

Now Read This: March

Books

Among the most highly anticipated books slated for publication in March is the true story of a Maine-based hermit, authored by Michael Finkel, who will soon discuss the book in Portsmouth. Learn more about that and other top titles here.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 27

News, Outdoor

There is much commerce transpiring at the Port of New Hampshire this week, with several ships already in port and more on the way. Get the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Top 10 things to do

Lifestyle

There are so many interesting events going on around the Seacoast this weekend that we’ve decided to boost our normal top-five roundup to a top 10. See the highlights we’ve chosen here.

Warriors of the eternal dub

Music

A conversation with New Hampshire natives John and Marc Beaudette of Flying Vipers, who just released their second tape and have a show in Boston on Friday.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 20

News, Outdoor

The Iver Prosperity sailed in this morning, joining the Leo at the Port of New Hampshire. Both ships sail on Tuesday, but several others are due in later this week. Get the details in this week's installment of Port Watch.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

A weekend free of snowstorms and full of music, theater, and storytelling awaits Seacoast residents and visitors. Check out a handful of the highlights.