This weekend you can go see Talking Heads, Aerosmith, Elvis Presley, and Roy Orbison on the Seacoast! Well, not them, but their professional impersonators. Which may be even better, considering the advanced age of the real thing. There’s also original music, theater, and lots of food available throughout the weekend.
Taste the Seacoast
Fall Restaurant Week draws to a close on Saturday, Nov. 11, which means there are two more nights to take advantage of special three-course, prix-fixe menus at dozens of dining establishments. Then, on Sunday, Nov. 12, Taste of the Seacoast magazine presents its annual Best of Taste Bash at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. The event from 7-9:30 p.m. features more than 50 restaurants, fine wines, craft beers, and signature cocktails. Tickets to the bash are $79-$110.
Classic rock tributes
Three rock tribute acts are playing at three different Seacoast venues this weekend, highlighted by Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on Friday, Nov. 10, at 8 p.m. ($17-$20). Also on Friday at 8 p.m., Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute) performs at the Blue Ocean Music Hall in Salisbury, Mass. ($20.50-$28.50). And on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m., The Elvis & Orbison Show comes to the Rochester Opera House ($22-$26).
The Time Machine
New Hampshire Theatre Project is staging its original take on a sci-fi classic in Portsmouth. NHTP’s production of “The Time Machine” was adapted from H.G. Wells’ novel by Catherine Stewart. The show is directed by NHTP artistic director Genevieve Aichele and stars Chris Curtis, who returns to the stage after a six-year hiatus. The show runs from Nov. 10-26; show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28-$24, available here.
Pulpit Rock Tower
Rye’s Pulpit Rock Tower is open to the public just once a year: Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Friends of Pulpit Rock Tower will offer tours of the World War II-era structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and N.H. Preservation Alliance’s “Seven to Save” list. Guests can climb the stairs, learn about the tower’s history, and take in views from the newly renovated observation windows. Learn more here.
Portsmouth Jazz & Blues Festival
Hotels and restaurants scattered around Portwalk Place in downtown Portsmouth will host local jazz and blues acts on Sunday, Nov. 12, from noon to 6 p.m. Performers include The Big Note Trio, Bob Halperin, TJ Wheeler, the Sharon Jones Trio, Pete Peterson, the Russ Grazier Quartet, Shelli Latorre & Guests, The Pork Low Mainers, and Ollie & Them. Created by Cuzin Richard Entertainment, the festival is free of charge. For locations and more information, click here.
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