There’s a lot going on during this second weekend of 2019. Although Art ’Round Town and the Dover Art Walk were last weekend, a slew of new exhibits are opening across the Seacoast, along with new music, theater, and film. Here are some of the highlights.
Gallery Opening Receptions
Many new exhibitions open this weekend. Friday’s highlights include Tim Beavis: Moving On at Nahcotta in Portsmouth (5-7 p.m.), and Art Among Us at Main Street Art in Newfields (5:30-7:30 p.m.). On Saturday, the New Hampshire Art Association in Portsmouth opens Looking Beyond (1-3 p.m.) and a New Member Exhibition (3-5 p.m.); the NH Society of Photographic Artists opens a Member Exhibition at Exeter Town Hall (12-4 p.m.); and The Art Center in Dover introduces Faces (6-9 p.m.).
William Kentridge: Universal Archive
In addition to the above exhibits, we’ll give special attention to the winter show at the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy. Renowned South African artist William Kentridge will share more than 75 linocut prints based on ink sketches inspired during the writing of his 2012 Norton Lectures at Harvard. The show opens with a reception on Friday, Jan. 11, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., and runs through March 9, coinciding with a related public animation film project. Learn more here.
All in the Timing
The New Hampshire Theatre Project’s 30th anniversary season continues in 2019 with “All in the Timing,” a collection of one-act plays by David Ives. Directed locally by Blair Hundertmark, the six “playlets” are comedy-dramas that explore themes both familiar and absurd. The show runs at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth from Jan. 11-27; show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30. For more information, click here.
Seacoast Environmental Film Festival
The Kittery Land Trust presents the second annual Seacoast Environmental Film Festival at Star Theatre in the Kittery Community Center on Saturday, Jan. 12. The all-day event features five documentaries: “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolpf” at 9 a.m., “High Tide in Dorcester” at 11 a.m., “Albatross” at 1:30 p.m., “The Devil We Know” at 4 p.m., and “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” at 7 p.m. Each screening will be followed by a panel discussion. Learn more here.
The Hellbound Hitmen at WSCA
The Seacoast’s newest supergroup will present a special video release party this weekend. The Hellbound Hitmen will screen their new video for Dial M for Murder and perform on the Button Factory Stage at WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 7:30-10 p.m. The psychobilly band features former members of The Uglies, The Guts, Satan’s Teardrops, and other local legends. Tickets to the 18-plus, BYOB event in Portsmouth are $5. For more information, click here.
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