Top five things to do: Aug. 24-26

A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

Local art, local music, local theater, local food, and local pride will all be on display this weekend on the Seacoast. Here are some of the highlights.

You Got the Money, I Got the Time

Jared Haug

The Buoy gallery in Kittery celebrates the opening of its latest exhibit on Friday, Aug. 24, from 6-10 p.m. “You Got the Money, I Got the Time” features new works in a variety of media by Portland, Maine-based artist Jared Haug. A co-founder of the Border Patrol gallery in Portland, Haug has exhibited his work in Portland, Ore.; Los Angels, Calif.; and Reno, Nev., among other places. The solo exhibition will be up through Oct. 6; learn more here.

The Bodines at NHTP


Jeffrey and Deborah Kinghorn star in the dark comedic drama “The Bodines.” Written by Jeffrey Kinghorn, the show follows a seemingly banal night in the life of a married couple that turns into a life-altering evening. Presented by New Hampshire Theatre Project and RMJD Productions, it runs Aug. 24 to Sept. 9 at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth. Shows times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.; tickets are $20. Learn more here.

Rochester Pride 2018

Rochester Pride 2018

Portsmouth’s annual Pride event took place in June, and now Rochester is showing its pride with an event on Saturday, Aug. 25. Organized by the Rochester Museum of Fine Arts and the LGBTQ+ community, the Pride Festival will feature street vendors, live music, and more on Hanson Street from 1-4 p.m. The festivities then shift to the Rochester Performance & Arts Center, with celebratory remarks from 4-5 p.m. and a Dance Party from 5-10 p.m. Learn more here.

The Cryptics 10-Year Anniversary

The Cryptics

Fresh off a European tour with Battalion of Saints, local punk band The Cryptics is marking its 10-year anniversary with a hometown show at the Dover Brickhouse on Friday, Aug. 25, from 7-10 p.m. The event also serves as a record release show, as the band recently re-recorded its self-titled debut album. Also on the bill are the Jonee Earthquake Band, Time Out Timmy, and Uncle Spudd. There is a $5 cover; for more information, click here.

Smutty BBQ Smokeshow

Smutty BBQ Smokeshow

Area restaurants will battle for bragging rights this weekend in a competition to see who smokes the best ribs. The Smuttynose Smokeshow takes place Sunday, Aug. 26, from 2-6 p.m. at the Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton. In addition to food and beer, the event will feature live music from local band Red Tail Hawk. Admission is free; $1 of every beer sold will be donated to the Hampton Fire Fighters Charitable Organization. For more information, click here.

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