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Mike McDonald's annual Comedy Extravaganza returns to The Music Hall this weekend.

Top five things to do: Feb. 12-14

A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

Valentine’s weekend features theater, wildlife, comedy, and cocktails. Here are some highlights.

‘The Fantasticks’ at the Rep

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The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth introduces its third show in as many weeks. “The Fantasticks,” the longest-running musical of all time, is available to view in person at the theater or live-streamed from home through March 28. Show times this weekend are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. “Next to Normal” and “Stokely & Martin / Nevaeh’s Brother” also are still on stage at the Rep.

Wildlife Adaptations in York

Educators at the Center for Wildlife in York will describe some of the unique adaptations that help local species survive during an upcoming event. On Friday from 5-6:30 p.m., the center offers a program covering why songbirds differ from birds of prey, why some animals are faster than others, the special ways animals protect themselves, and more. A related activity follows the presentation. Tickets are $10. For more information, click here.

Word Barn Makers Series

The Word Barn in Exeter kicks off a new series of online workshops this weekend, covering everything from rage baking to backyard birding, playwriting to songwriting, and more. The first event is a Mixology Intro with instructor and mixologist Jim Maldonis. The one-hour session will feature two cocktails made with basic ingredients: the old fashioned and the margarita. Tickets are $25. For more information on the series, click here.

Tiny Mayhem: Date Night

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The theme of the February installment of the New Hampshire Theatre Project’s Tiny Mayhem series is “Date Night.” Local actor Constance Witman, appearing as Delores M. White, will guest host the online event on Friday at 8 p.m. The evening’s lineup includes short plays, monologues, Shakespearean sonnets, original music, and contemporary dance, all performed by local artists. Tickets are $20. For more information, click here.

Valentine’s Comedy Shows

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Boston-area comedians deliver laughs at local venues this weekend. On Friday at 8 p.m., Steve Sweeney performs at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth. On Saturday at 8 p.m., Jim McCue presents a Valentines Comedy Show at the Roundabout featuring Jaylene Tran and Jack Lynch. At the same time, Mike McDonald’s Comedy Extravaganza returns to The Music Hall in Portsmouth with Jimmy Tingle, Carolyn Plummer, and Paul D’Angelo.

See the full calendar for more local events.