Another summer weekend on the Seacoast brings an array of fantastic events. Here are some highlights.
Closing weekend of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’
The Prescott Park Arts Festival’s summer musical is running for one more weekend. “Little Shop of Horrors” is onstage at the waterfront park in Portsmouth on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7 p.m. There is a $5 suggested donation; table and blanket reservations are available. Make an advance donation, order food, and learn more here.
Live music at The Stone Church
The Stone Church in Newmarket has one helluva lineup slated for this weekend. First up on Friday at 8 p.m. is Brown Eyed Women, an all-female tribute to The Grateful Dead ($20). The mind-boggling Jonathan Scales Fourchestra, led by a steel pan virtuoso, follows on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. ($15). Blues guitarist and songwriter Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans wrap things up on Sunday afternoon from 4-6 p.m. ($12). Learn more here.
Concerts at The Dance Hall
String duo Hildaland, featuring Scottish fiddler Louisa Bichan and mandolinist Ethan Setiawan, kicks off a busy weekend at The Dance Hall in Kittery on Friday from 8-9:30 p.m. ($17-$22). Electroacoustic duo MOCH (above), featuring percussionists Patricia and Noel Brennan, follows on Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m. ($17-$22). The Jazz Casual series concludes on Sunday with the Billy Mintz Quartet from 5-6:30 p.m. ($15). Learn more here.
The Ammonium Maze at The Word Barn Meadow
Percy Hill was perhaps the Seacoast’s most celebrated jam band in the 1990s. You can experience their music anew at The Word Barn Meadow in Exeter on Friday. The Ammonium Maze, which boasts an all-star lineup featuring three former members of Percy Hill, will take the outdoor stage from 8-10 p.m. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.
‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at the Rep
A delicious tradition continues at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth this month. The Rep will revive the original 1973 stage production of the outrageous and erotic rock ‘n’ roll fantasy “The Rocky Horror Show” live at midnight every Friday and Saturday from Aug. 11-26. Tickets are $35-$60. Learn more here.
Piscataqua Powwow at Strawbery Banke
Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth will host an intertribal celebration of Native American culture and heritage on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Piscataqua Powwow will feature storytelling, drum groups, dancers in regalia, art and food vendors, and more. Admission is $10-$23 (free for kids under 5). Learn more here.
Steve Bjork at McCue’s Comedy Club
Veteran Boston-based comedian Steve Bjork has been described as “one of the top names” in New England stand-up comedy by The Boston Globe. He’ll practice his craft at McCue’s Comedy Club (located within the Roundabout Diner and Lounge in Portsmouth) on Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.
Trifecta at Crows’ Feat Farm
Local band Trifecta will serve up all flavors of rock music out on the lawn at Crows’ Feat Farm in Kensington as part of its summer concert series on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. ($20, or $10 for Kensington residents). A community picnic featuring farm-fresh produce precedes the concert from 1-2:30 p.m. ($30). Learn more here.
Gooseberry at The Press Room
With their sophomore album, “Validate Me,” due out in just a couple of weeks, Brooklyn-based power trio Gooseberry is on its way to Portsmouth. They’ll headline a show at The Press Room with support from regional guests Happy Just to See You and Grub Lord on Sunday from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. Learn more here.
Charlie Marie at The Grant Lot
Country singer-songwriter Charlie Marie was the first act to perform in local label Burst & Bloom’s concert series at The Grant Lot back in 2021. The Rhode Island native, now a fixture of the rich Nashville music scene, returns to the outdoor venue in Bath, Maine, for a show on Sunday from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Learn more here.
See the full calendar for more local events.