It’s November and the temperature’s dropping. Bask in the arts to keep warm this weekend.
Jordan Tice at The Word Barn
There’s a special show coming to The Word Barn in Exeter this weekend. Folk singer-songwriter Jordan Tice, the witty finger-pickering guitarist known for his stint with bluegrass supergroup Hawktail, will be joined by Grammy Award-nominated special guest Reed Foehl on Friday from 7-9 p.m. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.
Dan Boulger at Rio Tequila Cantina
Standup comedian Dan Boulger won the Boston Comedy Festival in 2006 and since then has appeared on Comedy Central, the BBC, HBO, and “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Presented by McCue’s Comedy Club, he’ll perform at Rio Tequila Cantina in Portsmouth on Friday from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.
The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play
For one weekend only, One More Thing Productions is presenting “The Great Gatsby: A Live Radio Play” — directed by Joe Landry and featuring music by Kevin Connors — at the Millspace Center in Newmarket. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday from 7:30-10 p.m. and Sunday from 2-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Learn more here.
‘The Flick’ at N.H. Theatre Project
Three employees of a rundown movie theater share stories that are heart-rending and hilarious in Annie Baker’s “The Flick,” on stage at New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth through Nov. 19. Show times are Fridays from 7:30-10:30 p.m., Saturdays from 4-7 p.m., and Sundays from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Tickets are $28-$32. Learn more here.
Concerts at The Dance Hall
Local supergroup North Village, born from the embers of the Seacoast Last Walz Band, headlines a show with guest Modern Fools at The Dance Hall in Kittery on Friday from 8-10 p.m. ($20). Allston-based indie-rock band Dino Gala follows on Saturday with guests Sweet Petunia and Hello Shark from 8-11 p.m. ($15). Learn more here.
Marble Eyes (Album Release) at The Press Room
Marble Eyes has steadily grown into one of the Seacoast’s top rock and jam acts, and they’re growing still. Formed during the pandemic shutdown, the group will celebrate the release of a brand new album, “Hunting with Comets,” during a gig at The Press Room in Portsmouth on Friday at 9 p.m. Tickets are $18-$20. Learn more here.
PMAC Unity of Sound Festival
Sixteen adult music ensembles from the Portsmouth Music & Arts Center will play rock, bluegrass, jazz, roots, blues, and more at the Unity of Sound music festival at Portsmouth Middle School on Saturday from 1-5 p.m. Tickets are $10 each or $25 per family, with proceeds supporting reduced tuition for older students. Learn more here.
Handsome Dick Manitoba at The Stone Church
For most of 45 years, Handome Dick Manitoba (“The Handsomest Man in Rock & Roll”) served as front man of legendary New York punk band The Dictators. On Saturday, he’ll headline a concert with local openers Brad Marino Band and Haxawald at The Stone Church in Newmarket at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. Learn more here.
Sal Baglio at WSCA Portsmouth
While Handsome Dick is at The Stone Church, another regional rock legend will be at WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio. Sal Baglio, former frontman of Boston rock quartet The Stompers (and, more recently, The Amplifier Heads), will perform on the Button Factory Stage on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are $10. Learn more here.
PSO: At This Point at The Music Hall
The year-round celebration of Portsmouth’s 400th anniversary continues with the world premiere of “At This Point.” The commemorative commissioned piece by the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra explores the full range of the city’s history. It will be on stage at The Music Hall on Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15-$35. Learn more here.
See the full calendar for more local events.