With temperatures expected to surge this weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors or hide from the heat inside. Here are some of the most intriguing events coming up in the area.
Maine linocut exhibit
Nancy R. Davison has been making linoleum cuts of various geographic areas for 50 years. She owned a gallery in York, BlueStocking Studio, from 1985 to 2007 and has created many images of York and Ogunquit. The Morgan Gallery at the Kittery Community Center is showing Davison’s work through September. She’ll discuss her process at a reception for “Linocuts: Past & Present” on Friday, June 9, from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, click here.
Rock for the Arts
The Cocheco Academy of the Arts (CATA) offers programming with a focus on performing and visual arts. On Friday, June 9, the Dover Brick House hosts a concert to raise funds for the public charter school in Dover. On the bill are area rock bands People Like You and Red Tail Hawk, as well as UNH band Marvel Prone and CATA student band Citronella, among others. The show takes place 6-10 p.m.; tickets are $7-$12, available here.
Po’ Boys album release show
Popular Seacoast band the Soggy Po’ Boys are set to unveil their new four-song EP, “Hang it on the Wall,” with an album release show at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on Friday, June 9, at 8 p.m. The New Orleans-style jazz septet takes the stage following an opening set from Martin England and the Reconstructed, another local favorite. Tickets are $12, available here. To read a recent interview with Po’ Boys bassist Nick Phaneuf, click here.
Market Square Day
Downtown Portsmouth has changed over the last four decades, but Market Square Day has been a constant. The 40th annual festival takes place Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Presented by Pro Portsmouth, the event features live entertainment on two stages, as well as many crafters, local businesses, and food vendors. There’s also an Historic Walk on Friday at 6 p.m., and a 10k Road Race on Saturday at 9 a.m. For more information, click here.
World Ocean Day
If you visit the Seacoast Science Center in Rye on Sunday, June 11, you’ll have a chance to walk through a life-size inflatable whale, dissect a squid, and try on a blubber glove, all in one day. From 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., the museum will celebrate World Ocean Day with whale, dolphin, and seal activity stations; children’s games; a beach cleanup; a guided walk along the shore of Odiorne Point State Park; and more. For more information, click here.