Top five things to do: April 22-24

Books, Music, Stage, Top Weekend Events
A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

The weekend kicking off New Hampshire’s spring break offers music, theater, poetry, and more.

‘Moonglow’ at The Players’ Ring

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Set in 1967, Jack Neary’s new play “Moonglow” tells the story of a single 50-year-old music teacher with a mysterious past. It’s on stage at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth from April 23 to May 8. Show times are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $22-$25. Learn more here.

Annie & The Fur Trappers at The Dance Hall

Founded in St. Louis but now based in Boston, Annie and the Fur Trappers will bring an arsenal of instruments including clarinet, trumpet, trombone, bass, banjo, guitar, washboard, and violin to The Dance Hall in Kittery for an evening of traditional jazz and blues on Friday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. Learn more here.

Concerts at The Stone Church

It’ll be a psychedelic weekend at The Stone Church in Newmarket. The Maine Dead Project performs the music of The Grateful Dead and beyond on Friday at 9 p.m. ($15). Regional psych-rock legends Ghosts of Jupiter play with support from rock band The Gravel Project on Saturday at 8 p.m. ($15). The local string duo of Jim Prendergast and Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki presents an Irish Night matinee on Sunday from 4-6:30 p.m. ($20). Learn more here.

Music and poetry at The Word Barn

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UPDATE: Bill and the Belles has been postponed.
The weekend brings music and poetry to The Word Barn in Exeter. Bill and the Belles come equipped with guitar, fiddle, bass, banjo, and ukulele on Saturday from 7-8:30 p.m. ($20). Local poets Todd Hearon and Ralph Sneeden share their work as part of the Silo Series on Sunday from 4-5 p.m. ($5 suggested donation). Learn more here.

‘Make Music, Not War’ at The Press Room

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The Press Room in Portsmouth hosts a big benefit concert for the people of Ukraine on Sunday from 1-8 p.m. Featured acts are High Range, Jerry Brookman, The Hot Club of Portland, Dan Blakeslee, Kong Moon (above), Bitter Pill, and Elroy. There will also be a clothing drive, Ukrainian crafts, and more. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.