Art, music, and worthy causes highlight the entertainment options coming up this weekend in Exeter, Dover, Rollinsford, Kittery, and Portsmouth. Here are some of the most notable happenings.
In conjunction with the opening reception for its new exhibit, “Possible Subject Positions,” the Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy will host Masary Studios’ “Sound Sculpture” for one day only on Friday, Nov. 17. Visitors are free to interact with the sculpture, which emits sound and color in response to movement. It will be open from 2-7:30 p.m., while the opening reception for “Possible Subject Solutions” is 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Feb. 3. Learn more here.
Food for Thought Tour
The Food for Thought Tour brings a night of local and regional hip-hop to the Dover Brick House on Friday, Nov. 17, with proceeds going to a worthy cause. Presented by Switchback Brewing Co. and featuring Jarv & Mister Burns, the tour raises money for local food shelves. The Dover show also features area acts Human Speakers (Eyenine, Seth on Gray Street, DJ Myth) and Ill by Instinct. Music starts at 9 p.m.; for more information, click here.
Salmon Falls Open Studios
The next three consecutive weekends will feature open studios at three different art hubs on the Seacoast, enabling guests to find unique holiday gifts while supporting local artists. Coming up this weekend is the Artists of Salmon Falls Open Studios in Rollinsford, where artists and teachers will be on hand to share their work. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, click here.
Honoring a Tradition
The Soggy Po’ Boys’ “Honoring a Tradition” series continues with a special benefit show at The Dance Hall in Kittery on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8 p.m. The local jazz group will take guests on a sonic tour of New Orleans, and UNH Prof. Bill Ross will speak about the city’s ongoing efforts to recover from Hurricane Katrina. Proceeds go to lowernine.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. Tickets are $12-$15, available here.
Speakeasy by the Sea
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre’s cabaret series returns to the downtown Portsmouth venue’s lobby on Sunday, Nov. 19, from 7-9 p.m. Nine local performers will take part in the event, titled “Sing for your Supper.” Guests are invited to bring canned food items and barter them to hear their favorite songs. All food collected will be donated to the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. There’s a $10 suggested donation, or reserve a table for $50. Find out more here.
To see a full calendar of Seacoast events, click here.