Port Watch: Week of Feb. 13

News, Outdoor

The onslaught of recent snowstorms has thrown schedules askew at the Port of New Hampshire, but several ships are expected to drop anchor this week. Here are the tentative details.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

This weekend’s event highlights include comedy, music, performance art, and commentary on important topical issues, including racial division and violence against women. Here’s our weekly roundup.

Port Watch: Week of Feb. 6

News, Outdoor

Two ships are in port and several others are on the way, including a yet-to-be-identified Navy vessel coming on Wednesday. Find out what we know in this week’s edition of Port Watch.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

Put art, theater, music, and outdoor adventure on your itinerary for the weekend. We think you’ll find it refreshing. Here are some of the entertainment highlights coming to a location near you.

Now Read This: February

Books

The shortest month of the year brings no shortage of compelling, engrossing, and often mystifying new books. Here are 10 of the most anticipated highlights slated for publication in February.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 30

News, Outdoor

A steady stream of ships will be entering and exiting the Port of New Hampshire this week with winter essentials like salt, heating oil, and coal. Get the details in this week's edition of Port Watch.

Fending off invasive plants

Outdoor

The UNH Cooperative Extension shares tips for controlling Japanese knotweed, an aggressive perennial that can grow up to 10 feet high and wide and has negative environmental impacts.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

Two new theater productions, a new storytelling series, a peace concert, and a permaculture film screening are among the highlights of this weekend’s events on the Seacoast. Learn more here.

Now Hear This

Music

Music writer Austin Sorette shares his reviews of the latest releases from Seacoast bands Lilith, Rick Rude, and Black Lake.

From prayer beads to poetry

Books

Biographer Brad Gooch, author of Rumi's Secret, discusses the Sufi poet's life and transcendent work in advance of his appearance at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth.

Secret gigs in secret spaces

Music

On Friday, a secret gig featuring secret acts takes place at a secret location. It's part of Sofar Sounds, which brings intimate shows to rooms around the world. Portsmouth is the latest city to join the Sofar community.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 23

News, Outdoor

Two ships arrived at the Port of New Hampshire over the weekend, and one of them sets sail this afternoon. A tug and barge are due to arrive Thursday. Get all the details in Port Watch.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

Many Seacoast residents are looking to spend the weekend doing anything that might distract them from politics. Others, though, are hoping to make their voices. Fortunately, there are good options for both groups. Check out our top-five roundup.

Port Watch: Week of Jan. 16

News, Outdoor

Texan tug Liberty Service visits the Port of New Hampshire on Thursday, and the 180-meter Shelduck heads into port over the weekend. Get the details in Port Watch.

Great gardens in the New Year

Lifestyle, Outdoor

Seed catalogues are now showing up in mailboxes in full force, assuring us that spring is not too far away. The UNH Cooperative Extension offers a few suggestions to help ensure gardening success in the coming season.

RPM signups are open

Music

Since its launch in 2006, the RPM Challenge has resulted in the creation of tens of thousands of new songs and CDs. The numbers will continue to climb in February as the 12th annual Record Production Month unfolds.

Top five things to do

Lifestyle

This weekend’s entertainment options include ice dancing and belly dancing, theatric storytelling and jazz improvising. Plus we’ve got a special non-weekend event on our top-five list. Get the details here.