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3S Artspace is hosting the virtual exhibit 'Life is Drag' all month.

Top 10 things to do: May 6-12

A roundup of VIRTUAL entertainment on the Seacoast

Live music, art, comedy, and more can be enjoyed from the comfort (and safety) of home. Here are some of the highlights coming up over the next week. To see more virtual events, click here.

WBCN and The American Revolution

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WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio invites you to rent an award-winning rock ‘n’ roll documentary and support the local station. “WBCN and The American Revolution” tells the true story of the early days of WBCN-FM, a radical underground radio station that was based in Boston. A three-day rental of the digital release is $10, and proceeds will be split with WSCA. The rental is available through May 14. For more information, click here.

UNH Senior BA & BFA Exhibition

The University of New Hampshire Museum of Art is sharing its senior exhibition online through May 16. The digital display features work by bachelor of arts and bachelor of fine arts degree candidates in the university’s Department of Art and Art History. The show includes paintings, photography, ceramics, illustrations, and animation by 13 students, along with bios and statements from each artist. For more information, click here.

Life is Drag: Virtual Edition

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Portraits of some of New England’s most unique, edgy, and inspiring drag royalty are on display in 3S Artspace’s virtual exhibit, “Life is Drag.” The show features image stills and videos of 21 performers from the Boston-Portland-Portsmouth region, all captured by Rachel Rampleman during her winter residency at 3S. Originally intended as a spring exhibit in the gallery, the virtual edition is on view through June 4. Learn more here.

Cultural Conversations: Being & Feeling (Alone Together)

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The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy is presenting a series of online conversations with artists featured in its current exhibit, “Being & Feeling (Alone Together).” Through a variety of media, the show explores how we make our way through the world as solitary individuals and together with others. The first of three Thursday afternoon Zoom talks is on May 7 at 12:15 p.m. with multi-disciplinary artist Katya Grokhovsky. Learn more here.

Time to Write (At Home)

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The Word Barn’s weekly online get-together for writers will continue for as long as New Hampshire’s stay-at-home order remains in effect (which, at this point, is through at least May 31). Host Sarah Anderson invites participants to hone their creative writing skills, exchange ideas with other writers, and be inspired. The next Zoom workshop is on Thursday, May 7, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per session or $75 for five. Learn more here.

Online Organic Permaculture Gardening

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Gardening is a great way to keep busy and productive at home and reduce your trips to the grocery store. On Thursday, May 7, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Amy Antonucci of Seacoast Permaculture will offer an online presentation on permaculture gardening. Antonucci, who began growing food on an organic farm and CSA in 1995 and now practices homesteading in Barrington, will also answer questions via Zoom. For more information, click here.

Word Barn Comedy Live Online

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The Word Barn continues to deliver much-needed laughs with its weekly comedy show every Friday night. The sixth online edition, taking place May 8 from 8-9 p.m., features headliner Corey Rodrigues; guests Kyle Seeley, Matt Kona, Yael Gavish, Dan Reardon, and Sam Bennett; and hosts Josh and Sara Day. A portion of proceeds from donations goes to the Exeter Hospital United in Wellness Fund and Concord Hospital. Learn more here.

Bitter Pill Record Release

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The wonderfully dark local “rhythm and bluegrass” band Bitter Pill spent the winter working on a new album, and now it’s ready for primetime. The band will celebrate the release of “Desperate Times on the New Hampshire State Line” with a series of three virtual listening parties scheduled for consecutive Saturdays on May 9, 16, and 23 at 4:20 p.m. Each 30-minute episode will feature live music and conversation with the artists. Learn more here.

Sojoy + Stu Dias Zoom Show


Beloved local jazz ensemble Sojoy and singer-guitarist Stu Dias (of Soggy Po’ Boys fame) have put together a new EP titled “Ambistellar.” They’ll play tracks from the album during an online performance hosted by The Dance Hall on Saturday, May 9, from 8-10 p.m. Graphic designer Sara Peiffer will be on hand to showcase her artwork for the record. Attendees will also have access to an exclusive track by Sojoy leader Jonny Peiffer. Learn more here.

Couch to Mic (Round Two)

New Hampshire Theatre Project is offering a second round of adult comedy performance training with five weekly workshops on Zoom. Couch to Mic takes place Tuesdays from May 12 to June 9 from 7-8:30 p.m., concluding with a live performance. Teaching artist Stephanie Lazenby will lead the class, prompting participants to improvise, workshop, and write three minutes of comedy. There is a fee of $150. For more information, click here.

For a complete calendar of local events, click here.