It’s going to be a cold weekend with lots of warm events on the Seacoast. Here are a few of the most notable happenings.
‘Untold Tales’ at Nahcotta
Among the highlights of Portsmouth’s monthly Art ’Round Town gallery walk on Friday, Feb. 7, is a new exhibit by local painter Kim Ferreira at Nahcotta. “Untold Tales” brings woodland animals to life in paintings that could be described as playful, fanciful, imaginative, inspired, whimsical, joyful, and charming. Ferreira’s work has been shown frequently at Nahcotta, but this is her first solo show at the downtown gallery. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Learn more here.
John Gorka at The Loft
Modern folk icon John Gorka will be at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth on Friday, Feb. 7, from 8-10 p.m. Once called “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of what has been dubbed the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone magazine, Gorka has released more than a dozen studio albums and has recorded or performed with such artists as Ani DiFranco, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, and others. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.
Seacoast Skating with the Stars
In the format of “Dancing with the Stars,” five local celebrities have been paired with professional ice skaters for the second annual Seacoast Skating with the Stars. The event takes place at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, on the grounds of Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2-3 p.m. The volunteer skaters are coached by Ice Dance International, and a panel of judges will name the champion. Tickets are $10-$22. Learn more here.
Woodland Farms Brewery 3rd Anniversary
Woodland Farms Brewery will mark the third anniversary of its opening on Route 1 in Kittery with a special celebration on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 4-9 p.m. The brewery will be tapping several rare and exclusive beers, including the cask beer Wolfhaven ESB, the nitro Choctopus Rex, the sour Trois Framboise, the 11.6-percent ABV Imperial Maple Stout, and other surprises. There will also be plenty of free food, good company, and general merriment. For more information, click here.
Concert of Spirituals in Portsmouth
In recognition of Black History Month, St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth is teaming up with the New Hampshire chapter of the American Guild of Organists to present a concert of spirituals on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 4-5:30 p.m. The performance, featuring the Rev. Robert Thompson of Phillips Exeter Academy on vocals and Barbara Flocco on piano, will include music arranged by Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949). There is a suggested donation of $10-$15. For more information, click here.
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