New Hampshire Theatre Project's fifth annual Storytelling Festival comes to The Music Hall this weekend.

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

Live music, dance, theater, storytelling, and more are coming up this weekend. Here are some of the highlights.

Marble Eyes at The Stone Church

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Over the last year, Marble Eyes has continued to build its reputation as one of the Seacoast region’s top rock bands. Featuring members of Pink Talking Fish, Kung Fu, The Indobox, and other local mainstays, they’ll play a pair of outdoor shows at one of their regular haunts, The Stone Church in Newmarket, on Friday and Saturday nights from 6-9 p.m. Tickets to both shows are sold by the table (table of four: $100; table of six: $150).

Safe Haven Ballet: ‘Don Quixote’

Safe Haven Ballet is bringing Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel to life with a pair of performances at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. The troupe’s full-length premiere of “Don Quixote” is on stage Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. The comedic show features dazzling costumes, high-energy music, and choreography, all presented by a nonprofit organization that supports survivors of sexual trauma. Tickets are $45-$50. For more information, click here.

Spring Fever for the Arts 2021

The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center’s annual fundraising event will feature some special surprises this year. Spring Fever for the Arts, taking place virtually on Friday at 7 p.m., will include live-streamed performances by PMAC teaching artists and students on the stage of 3S Artspace in Portsmouth. In addition, nationally known keyboardist Marco Benevento will perform live from his studio. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.

‘Fun Home’ at the Seacoast Rep

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth opens a Tony Award-winning musical this weekend. “Fun Home,” based on the graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, is on stage April 8 to May 28. The tragicomedy tells the story of Bechdel’s relationship with her gay father and growing understanding of her own sexuality. The Broadway production won five Tonys, including Best Musical. Tickets are $32-$44. For more information, click here.

NHTP’s Storytelling Festival

Five storytellers will share tales on the theme of “What Are You Waiting For?” during New Hampshire Theatre Project’s fifth annual Storytelling Festival on Saturday from 8-10 p.m. Featured artists include Diane Edgecomb, Simon Brooks, Sharon Jones Jenkins, Pat Spalding, and Maya Williams. Genevieve Aichele hosts, and Randy Armstrong provides music. In-person tickets at The Music Hall are $36; livestream tickets are $15. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.