Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with live music, theater, and more. Here are some highlights.
Stage Door Cabaret at The Music Hall
NOTE: Taylor O’Donnell has been replaced by Taylor Ashton on Friday.
The Music Hall in Portsmouth brings back its Stage Door Cabaret series this weekend, presenting two killer acts in a speakeasy atmosphere. Local jazz vocalist Taylor O’Donnell plays two sets on Friday from 6-7 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Vermont singer Kat Wright leads a trio on Saturday from 6-7 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. Tickets are sold by the table.
Concerts at The Dance Hall
The Dance Hall brings two great acts to Kittery this weekend. Local indie-folk band River Sister, which blends rich vocal harmonies with a stellar rhythm section, performs on Friday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. ($15). Traditional jazz ensemble Annie and the Fur Trappers play their horns and strings on Saturday from 7:30-8:30 p.m. ($15). Learn more here.
Concerts at Jimmy’s
Two premier jazz acts will take the stage at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club in Portsmouth this weekend. Twelve-time Grammy-nominated pianist and composer Kenny Baron performs in a trio format on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ($30-$85). And rising star vocalist Emmaline plays two shows on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. ($15-$45).
‘The Music Man’ at the Rep
The “perfect musical” is now on stage at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth. Meredith Wilson’s hit musical comedy “The Music Man” runs through Feb. 26. Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $32-$52. For more information, click here.
Concerts at The Stone Church
Three nights, three concerts at The Stone Church in Newmarket. On Friday at 9 p.m., Donaher headlines a punk-rock show with Pink Blazer and The Graniteers ($12). On Saturday at 9 p.m., funk acts Hambone and Frenzie take the stage ($12). On Sunday from 4-6 p.m., folk duo Green Heron plays a Valentine’s show ($8). Learn more here.
See the full calendar for more local events.