Top five weekend events

Lifestyle, Music, Stage

We at PortsmouthNH.com grant you permission to set aside your digital devices this weekend and enjoy some screen-free entertainment and activities. Here are some of the top options.

Stretching the imagination

Stage

“The Adventures of Oliver Z. Wanderkook,” on stage now at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, takes guests on a journey through all realms of art.

Top five things to do

Music, Stage

It will be a silent couple of nights this weekend for Christmas, so we’re shifting our weekly top-five list to the days in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, when many lucky locals are on holiday break and looking for things to do.

Top five things to do

Art, Music, Outdoor, Stage

For the next three weeks, Seacoast entertainment will be dominated by the holidays. Don’t fight it; just pour some rum in your eggnog and ease into the festive spirit. Here are some ways to enjoy the season.

Love, loss, and Lear

Stage

Seven Stages Shakespeare Company co-founder Dan Beaulieu is preparing to bring a very personal play to the Millspace in Newmarket, one that both terrifies and inspires him.

Top-five things to do

Art, Music, Stage

The weekend weather forecast looks pretty dreary, but the entertainment forecast is bright and cheery, filled with music, art, and comedy. Check out some of the highlights, including the Black New England Conference.

One-ring circus

Music, Stage

Bitter Pill, coming soon to The Players' Ring, brings the songs of Billy Butler to life with music, cirque, burlesque, puppetry, and more. We talked to the mad men behind the show.

Stage review: “Cabaret”

Stage

Patrick Dorow Productions brings the Kit Kat Klub to Kittery with Cabaret, a fun and racy musical set in 1930s Berlin. It's on stage now at Star Theatre in the Kittery Community Center.

Top-five things to do

Art, Lifestyle, Music, Stage

A motorcycle show, a punk-rock show, a cabaret show. Artwork and apples. These are among the diverse options for entertainment coming up this weekend. Prepare your itinerary now.