dis-n-date band
The Dis-N-Dat Band plays an outdoor show at The Stone Church this weekend.

Top five things to do: April 30-May 2

Music, Top Five Things to Do

The rain will clear up and the sun will emerge by Saturday morning, so get out and enjoy some art, cycling, music, and more. Here are some highlights.

3S Artspace YART Sale

Some 45 regional artists are contributing more than 700 original pieces of art in a range of styles and media for this year’s YART Sale. From April 29 through May 9, shoppers can peruse discounted artworks online or in person at the 3S Artspace gallery in Portsmouth, either in private by reservation or during open public hours Thursdays through Sundays. Prices reflect a 40 percent discount, and proceeds support the artists. Learn more here.

Maine Pottery Tour

red door pottery studio

After taking last year off due to the pandemic, the Southern Maine Clay Guild is participating in this year’s Maine Pottery Tour this weekend. Locally, the Red Door Pottery Studio in Kittery will open its doors to masked guests on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featured guild members will exhibit hundreds of unique pottery items, both decorative and functional, all available for purchase. Learn more here.

Art Up Front Street Open Studios

art front street studios

The 2,500 square feet of space at Art Up Front Street Studios and Gallery in Exeter will be filled with artwork this weekend. The business hosts its annual spring Open Studios on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eight studios will open their doors, with additional work on display from two guest artists. There will be paintings, quilts, ceramics, metal art, and more in all sizes, with outdoor seating available. Learn more here.

12th Annual Cycle the Seacoast

cycle seacoast portsmouth

The 12th annual Cycle the Seacoast has been reimagined as a virtual “Cycle Your Way” event this year. Normally kicking off from Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, participants can now choose their own 25, 50, or 100 mile route and complete it any time between May 2 and June 30. Registration is $25, with a fundraising minimum of $200. Proceeds support the American Lung Association’s work in New Hampshire. Learn more here.

Dis-N-Dat Band at The Stone Church

sista dee

The Stone Church in Newmarket keeps the concerts coming this weekend. Idlewild’s show on Saturday is sold out, but there are still tables available to catch Sista Dee and the Dis-N-Dat Band’s outdoor performance on Sunday. They’ll perform a set of reggae-infused Caribbean soul from 3-6 p.m. (As of this writing, there are still a couple of tables left for Town Meeting on Friday night as well, weather permitting.) For more information, click here.

See the complete calendar for more local events.