The first weekend in March brings art, music, theater, and more to Seacoast venues. Here are some highlights.
Art ‘Round Town in Portsmouth
Portsmouth galleries unveil new exhibits during Art ‘Round Town on Friday from 5-8 p.m. The New Hampshire Art Association opens four shows: the fiber-art exhibit “Connecting Threads,” the member show “Awakening,” Ty Meier’s solo show “Sunny Days,” and Katie Van Cura’s show “New Hampshire Landscapes – Moments in Time.”
The Mallett Brothers Band at The Word Barn
Maine-based country rockers The Mallett Brothers Band, a long-time regional favorite, released a new album last summer titled “Gold Light.” Their current tour makes a stop in Exeter for two concerts at The Word Barn on Friday, an early show from 6-7:30 p.m. and a late show from 9-11 p.m. Tickets to each are $25. Learn more here.
Maysa at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club
Grammy Award-nominated jazz and soul singer Maysa has embarked on a successful solo career following starring stints in Stevie Wonder’s vocal backing group Wonderlove and British funk and jazz band Incognito. She’ll perform at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth on Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15-$75. Learn more here.
‘Blitto Underground’ at 3S Artspace
The 2021 documentary “Blitto Underground” follows struggling club entertainer Pablo Blitto Torre through bohemian Buenos Aires. 3S Artspace in Portsmouth will screen the film on Friday at 7 p.m. A Q&A follows with filmmaker Henry Horenstein, whose photos are on display in the 3S gallery. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.
‘Places You Go’ at The Players’ Ring
William Ivers’ drama “Places You Go” follows a high-school senior whose family spirals into turmoil after she’s involved in a serious car accident. It’s on stage at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth March 4-13. Show times are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22-$25. Learn more here.
The Tallest Man on Earth at The Music Hall
Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, better known by his stage name, The Tallest Man on Earth, put out his latest studio album in 2019, but his touring since then has been disrupted by the pandemic. He’ll play a rescheduled concert at The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Friday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$42. Learn more here.
Two concerts at The Stone Church
The Stone Church in Newmarket hosts two great shows on back-to-back nights this weekend. Swing trio The Honey Bees and classic country act Marjorie Senet and the Broken-Home Boys split the bill on Friday at 8 p.m. ($10). Providence-based blues rockers The Silks follow on Saturday at 8 p.m. ($12). Learn more here.
Shiner w/Spotlight at The Press Room
Kansas City-based alternative rock band Shiner formed 30 years ago, in 1992. But they put out their latest album as recently as 2020 and continue to tour. The quartet will be at The Press Room in Portsmouth for a concert with support from Brooklyn-based band Spotlights on Friday at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are 15-$18. Learn more here.
Comedy Show at the Rockingham Ballroom
Laugh Riot brings another standup comedy show to the stage of the Rockingham Ballroom in Newmarket on Saturday from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The evening’s headliners include widely known comics Mike Koutrobis and Matt Barry, both veterans of New England stages, with support from new talent Matt Brown. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.
The Bulkheads at The Dance Hall
Local quintet The Bulkheads blend funk, rock, jazz, and hip-hop into a high-energy sound featuring saxophone, guitar, keys, bass, and drums, plus lead vocals from singer Adrienne Mack-Davis. They’ve got a special set planned for their gig at The Dance Hall in Kittery on Saturday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. Learn more here.
See the full calendar for more local events.