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Blues supergroup Gulf Coast Records Revue performs at Jimmy's Jazz & Blues Club on Sunday

Top 10 things to do: Feb. 16-18

A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

The dizzying array of local happenings this weekend includes a drag show, disco dancing, live music, winter wildlife, standup comedy, yoga, and more. Here are some highlights.

Music and wildlife at The Word Barn

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Vocalist Celia Woodsmith joins the Soggy Po’ Boys for a concert at The Word Barn in Exeter on Friday from 7-9 p.m. ($25). Matt Pond PA plays an EP release show with Alexa Rose on Saturday from 7-9 p.m. ($22). On Sunday, Tailwinds educators return with some live raptors for Winter Wildlife from 3-4 p.m. ($0-$25). Learn more here.

Disco Dance at The Rockingham Ballroom

Get down on the dance floor at The Rockingham Ballroom in Newmarket on Friday night. DJ Mr. Magic will lead a disco-themed dance — with some hits from the ’80s and ’90s thrown in — from 8-10:30 p.m. After that, stick around for karaoke until 11 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best period attire. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.

Two live concerts at The Dance Hall

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It’s another weekend of diverse music at The Dance Hall in Kittery. First up is traditional jazz and blues band Annie & the Fur Trappers on Friday from 7:30-9 p.m. ($17-$22). Acoustic Nomads follow with Across the Americas: a Musical Journey from the Appalachians to the Andes on Saturday from 7:30-9 p.m. ($17-$22). Learn more here.

Rock ‘n’ Roll at The Stone Church

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Vermont power trio the Seth Yacovone Band (above) kicks off a rockin’ weekend at The Stone Church in Newmarket on Friday at 9 p.m. ($10). The Duncan Idaho Band presents rock opera Man on the Hill on Saturday from 6-8 p.m. ($20). Wolfman Jack plays a set of early Grateful Dead tunes that night at 9 p.m. ($15). Learn more here.

Charity Comedy Night at Newmarket Millspace

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Mark Mocchia hosts another Charity Comedy Night at Newmarket Millspace on Saturday, benefitting the Newmarket Food Pantry. Amy Tee — named one of the “funniest lesbians in America” by Curve magazine — headlines with guests Greg Boggis, Gabi Hajos, and JJ Jones. It takes place from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.

James Dorsey at McCue’s Comedy Club

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The Saturday night laughs continue at McCue’s Comedy Club in Portsmouth this weekend. Comedian James Dorsey, who has shared stages with Joe Rogan, Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Gilbert Gottfried, Steven Wright, Bryan Callen, Patrice O’Neal, and others, will headline on Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.

Femme Fatale Draglesque Show at WSCA Radio

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Mother Moon, Morticia Delichia, Summer Rhaine, Emerald Jade, Saison LeFaye, and Devilotte Despiria will take the Button Factory Stage at WSCA Radio in Portsmouth for a Valentine’s Burlesque event on Saturday night. Not Yer Mama’s presents the Femme Fatale Draglesque Show from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.

Yoga Mala 2024 at Rivermill at Dover Landing

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Celebrate the human spirit at the 16th annual Yoga Mala at the Rivermill at Dover Landing on Sunday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Yoga in Action’s annual fundraising event features a three-hour yoga session led by passionate teachers, followed by a community gathering with refreshments. Participants are asked to raise $150. Learn more here.

Cat Power Sings Dylan at The Music Hall

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The Music Hall in Portsmouth caps off a busy weekend with a special performance by Cat Power (aka Chan Marshall). The acclaimed singer-songwriter will deliver a song-for-song recreation of Bob Dylan’s famed 1966 “Royal Albert Hall Concert” (as captured on her recent live album) on Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $60-$96. Learn more here.

Gulf Coast Records Review at Jimmy’s

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An all-star lineup of award-winning blues musicians will take the stage at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth for a special show on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Popa Chubby, “Monster” Mike Welch, The Wicked Lo-Down, and Albert Castiglia will perform in the Gulf Coast Records Revue. Tickets are $10-$90 (or streaming for $9.99). Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.