As is usually the case in summer, there’s a lot going on this weekend. Sail Portsmouth kicked off last night and continues for the next 10 days, and there is plenty of art, music, and theater to enjoy in the area. Here are a few of the highlights.
‘Final Analysis’ at The Players’ Ring
Next up in the Late Night Series at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth is an original one-act show by Rockport, Mass.-based playwright Lawrence Hennessy. Inspired by the #MeToo movement, “Final Analysis” explores the culpability of a therapist who is aware of an associate’s mistreatment of women but does nothing about it. The show runs Aug. 1-11; show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 10 p.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m. Tickets are $14; learn more here.
NHAA Photography Exhibition
Art ’Round Town takes place on Friday, Aug. 2, and, as usual, the New Hampshire Art Association is opening a slate of new shows at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth. The top highlight is the 40th annual Jack Parfitt Juried Photography Exhibition, which features 73 entries in the Main Gallery. There will be an awards presentation during the opening reception from 5-8 p.m. The show will remain on display through Sept. 1. For more information, click here.
Avalon North Open Studios
Avalon North is a women’s club and makerspace located in the Washington Street Mills in Dover. During the Dover Art Walk on Friday, Aug. 2, from 6-9 p.m., the club is inviting all genders to attend its first open house. Residents Merisa Dion and Jocelyn Toffic will have an exhibition in the common area called “Purge + Paper,” and other club members will open their studio doors and share their latest projects. For more information, click here.
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at The Stone Church
If you saw Martin Scorsese’s recent documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story,” you saw footage of folk singer Ramblin’ Jack Elliott performing with Dylan in 1975 and describing the experience. The living legend, who Dylan once called the King of the Folksingers, will perform at The Stone Church in Newmarket on Friday, Aug. 2 — one day after his 88th birthday. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $25-$30. For more information, click here.
Kurt Vile at Prescott Park
Through a variety of projects, indie folk-rocker Kurt Vile has managed to reach an increasingly wide audience. Whether serving as lead guitarist for The War on Drugs, playing with his own band The Violators, performing solo, or collaborating with Courtney Barnett, the multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter resonates with listeners of diverse tastes. He’ll play at Prescott Park in Portsmouth with opener Garcia Peoples on Sunday, Aug. 4, at 7 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $8-$10; learn more here.
For a complete calendar of local events, click here.