Though the delightful chaos of Halloween is behind us, there are still plenty of entertainment options coming up this weekend, including art, theater, music, film, and more. Here are a few of the highlights.
Art is everywhere
The first Friday in November welcomes Portsmouth’s Art ’Round Town and the Dover Art Walk. Highlights include the opening of photographer Jay Goldsmith’s latest portrait exhibit, What Artists Look Like 2017, at Discover Portsmouth (5-8 p.m.); the opening reception of sculptor David Katz’s “Flextime” at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth (5-8 p.m.); and the Grand Opening/Grand Closing of the Snobby Lobby at Wrong Brain headquarters in Dover, featuring hand-crafted, repurposed, and deliberately distasteful home décor (4-8 p.m.).
T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets”
Pontine Theatre launches into its 40th season this weekend with a one-man performance of T.S. Eliot’s “Four Quartets” at Newington Old Town Hall. John Farrell, founding co-director of Portland, Maine’s Figure of Speech Theatre, will theatrically recite the collection of poems written by Eliot between 1936 and 1942. Show times are Friday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 4, at 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 5, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24; for more information, click here.
TGR Winter Kick-off Party
While some dread the approach of winter, others rejoice in it. We believe the latter attitude is healthier, and more befitting of true New Englanders. To help get in the spirit, action sports media company Teton Gravity Research presents the premiere of the new ski and snowboard film, “Rogue Elements.” The screening takes place at The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Friday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10-$20 and include a chance at prizes. Learn more here.
Art for the Resistance
Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, the Resistance Seacoast has been mobilizing people who are concerned about the nation’s direction. On Saturday, Nov. 4, they’ll mark the one-year anniversary of the election with an event featuring music from Muddy Ruckus and Mara Flynn, and art by local artists. It happens at South Church in Portsmouth from 7-10:30 p.m. The $10 suggested donation includes beer. For more on the event and movement, click here. For event details, click here.
Cape Snow release show
Cape Snow — a collaboration between London-based singer Bree Scanlon and members of long-time New England band Tiger Saw — are set to unveil their sophomore album, “The Last of the Light,” on local label Burst & Bloom Records. Featuring multi-instrumentalists Guy Capecelatro, Marc McElroy, and Dylan Metrano, the band will play a record release show at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. Local singer-songwriter Mara Flynn opens. Tickets are $15, available here.
To see a full calendar of local events, click here.