The overlap of New Hampshire Craft Beer Week and Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast offers a weekend of fantastic gluttony. There’s also lots of great art, music, theater, and dance coming up at area venues. Learn about some of the highlights below.
Craft Beer & Restaurant Week
Bars and breweries across the state are celebrating New Hampshire Craft Beer Week with dozens of events from April 6-15. Among the local highlights is a lecture at UNH’s Murkland Hall on Friday, April 6, from 5-6 p.m., when brewing historian Theresa McCulla presents “Last Call? Prohibition and American Brewing History.” It’s also Restaurant Week Portsmouth & the Seacoast through April 14, with dozens of restaurants offering special three-course prix fixe menus for lunch ($16.95) and dinner ($29.95).
Gertrude Fiske: American Master
Discover Portsmouth is set to introduce a trio of new exhibits. “Gertrude Fiske: American Master,” along with companion exhibitions “Seacoast Masters Today” and “Sisters of the Brush and Palette,” opens during Art ’Round Town on Friday, April 6, from 5-8 p.m. Fiske, a founding member of the Boston Guild and the Ogunquit Art Association, was the first woman appointed to the Massachusetts State Art Commission in 1930. All three shows are up through Sept. 30; learn more here.
Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth
Pontine Theatre brings the past to life with its stage adaptation of “Brewster’s Rambles About Portsmouth,” featuring stories of prominent events, local folklore, and everyday life. Based on the work of 19th-century journalist Charles Brewster, the show features Pontine’s trademark use of shadow puppets, masks, and toy theater. It’s at Strawbery Banke Museum from April 6-15; show times are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24; learn more here.
IGNITE: We Are All Human
Exeter Town Hall hosts a “night of dance, music and education to celebrate multi-culturalism in New Hampshire” on Friday, April 6, at 8 p.m. Presented by TEAM (Town Exeter Arts Music), the event features musician, choreographer, and dancer Deo Mwano, who moved to the United States after escaping civil war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and now teaches dance at Movement from Above in Manchester. Tickets to the event are $10-$15; learn more here.
Katy Tur presents “Unbelievable”
NBC correspondent Katy Tur covered Donald Trump’s presidential campaign across 40 states for more than 500 days, and she’s written a book about the experience. Tur will present “Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History” at The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. Tickets are $13.75; for each one-two tickets sold, the purchase of a hardcover copy of the book ($26.99) is required. For more information, click here.
For a full calendar of local events, click here.