Thanks to the adaptability of many local arts organizations, there’s still plenty to do while you’re stuck at home. Here’s a sampling of the online events coming up over the next week. To see more virtual events, click here.
Shakespeare Happy Hour: ‘Julius Caesar’
Seven Stages Shakespeare Company and their Queens-based partners Rude Grooms continue to stream online readings of Shakespeare’s work every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evening from 5-6:30 p.m. Up next on Wednesday, April 15, a large ensemble of actors performs “Julius Caesar.” For more information, click here.
‘Lifting Spirits’ Virtual Exhibition
Last week we put out a call to artists for the Kittery Art Association’s virtual exhibit, “Lifting Spirits.” This week, the online show begins! Digital images submitted by artists from around the region will be on display from April 16 through June 4. New submissions will be accepted throughout that time. Learn more here.
Music Video Grooves with Holly
Among the latest of the many virtual events offered by the Seacoast Repertory Theatre is Music Video Grooves, which will be livestreamed on Thursday, April 16, from 4-5 p.m. Holly Dayton will instruct participants on original choreography from music videos of the ’90s and 2000s so that you can dance along. Learn more here.
PMAC Online Uke Jam
Ukulele players can join in a weekly jam presented by the Portsmouth Music & Arts Center every Thursday night from 7-8 p.m. PMAC teaching artist Steve Roy leads the online sessions, covering a wide variety of material such as Hawaiian music, Beatles songs, old and new hits, and more. There is a $10 fee. For more information, click here.
Virtual Gundalow Gathering #2
Graham McKay, master boatbuilder at Lowell’s Boat Shop, leads a virtual presentation on Thursday, April 16, from 7-8 p.m. Lowell’s is a working museum in Amesbury, Mass., where McKay oversees boatbuilding operations, making high-end traditional boats. Learn more about the Gundalow Company’s second virtual gathering here.
Country Music for People Who Don’t Own a Pickup Truck
Teens and adults looking to expand their musical horizons can learn about the roots of modern country during a virtual workshop presented by the Portsmouth Music & Arts Center on Friday, April 17, from 7-8 p.m. PMAC teaching artist Nick Phaneuf leads this discussion on the culture and impact of country music. Learn more here.
Dorks in Dungeons: Online – Ep. 2
The Dorks are back online and ready to present another improvised virtual adventure on Friday, April 17, from 7-10 p.m. Presented by 3S Artspace, the troupe of comedic performers that make up the Special Parcel Service (and perhaps some bounty hunters) will make up everything live on the spot. For more information, click here.
Josh Day Comedy Nights
Local comedians Josh and Sara Day host two online comedy shows on consecutive nights this weekend. Word Barn Comedy on Friday, April 17, from 8-9 p.m., features Tony V, Chris D, Emily Ruskowski, and Connor McGrath. The Stone Church Comedy Series follows on Saturday, April 18, from 8-9 p.m., with Dan Boulger, Dan Gilbert, Kindra Lansburg, Joe Mitchell, and Chris Kinback.
Other Music Documentary
WSCA Radio is the only outlet in New Hampshire offering access to a documentary that opens in virtual theaters on Friday, April 17, from 7:30-9 p.m. The film chronicles the story of Other Music, a record store that has influenced the music scene of New Your City. The cost is $11.50, with half of the proceeds going to WSCA. Learn more here.
Game Night! Online Improv Playground
New Hampshire Theatre Project is now offering a range of online seminars and events each week. One of the highlights is a virtual community class led by NHTP resident artist CJ Lewis every Saturday night from 8-9:30 p.m. The fast-paced session explores improv fundamentals through a variety of games. The cost is $20. Learn more here.
For a complete calendar of local events, click here.