The first weekend of spring brings a variety of events to the Seacoast, including spoken-word readings, live music, choreographed dancing, and a colonial trade show. Learn about some of the highlights below.
Fourth Day of Spring
The Word Barn in Exeter celebrates the early days of spring with an intimate reading tonight (March 24) from 7-9 p.m. The reading, part of the barn’s Silo Series, features local poets Beth Ann Miller and Megan Leonard, as well as prose writer William Stratton. There’s a $5 suggested donation; learn more here.
Kat Wright & the Indomitable Soul Band
Burlington, Vt.-based rock and soul singer Kat Wright and her octet, who last fall released their debut full-length album, “By My Side,” perform at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth tonight (March 24) at 8 p.m. Boston-based R&B and soul singer Jesse Dee opens. Tickets to the all-ages show are $20, available here.
New England Colonial Trade & Craft Fair
Historical reproductions created by gunsmiths, blacksmiths, coppersmiths, woodworkers, potters, shoemakers, leatherworkers, tailors, knife-makers, and more will be on display at the Redhook Brewery in Portsmouth this weekend. The fair takes place Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, March 26, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is $5; learn more here.
Sole City Dance and the Rochester Opera House are again joining forces to present an annual celebration of dance on Saturday, March 25. Junior dance companies and up-and-coming student choreographers perform at 2 p.m. ($8), while senior and professional companies take the stage with special guests at 7 p.m. ($14-$10). Learn more here.
The Moth Mainstage
The Moth, a touring group of storytellers based in New York, presents true stories told live without notes. The organization, featuring host Dame Wilburn, returns to The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Saturday, March 25, at 8 p.m., to deliver stories around the theme of “high anxiety.” Tickets are $45-$39, available here.