Ice Dance International is presenting several pop-up performances at Puddle Dock Pond. photo courtesy of David J. Murray/

Top five things to do: Jan. 22-24

Books, Music, Stage, Top Weekend Events
A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

Figure skating, music, theater, and comedy are among the highlights of this winter weekend. Here are the details.

Ice Dance International Pop-Ups

Although Seacoast Skating with the Stars has been postponed, Ice Dance International is presenting several pop-up shows at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond in Portsmouth. Three 15-minute performances of “Revival” occur on Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Friday at 6:45 p.m., and Saturday at 1:45 p.m. The premiere of “Solstice” follows next week. It will be streamed online, with a limited live audience at Strawbery Banke. Learn more here.

Making Tracks with Wildlife at Mt. A

The Center for Wildlife is inviting guests of all ages to learn about winter wildlife’s habits, meet some live animal ambassadors, and take a walk to identify prints and signs, including owl wings, squirrel snacks, and even our own tracks. The outdoor environmental education program takes place at Mount Agamenticus in York on Saturday at 10 a.m. The event includes a moderate hike. Tickets are $8 per person. Learn more here.

Two concerts at The Stone Church

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There are still a few tables available for each of the two indoor, socially-distanced concerts coming up this weekend at The Stone Church in Newmarket. Russ Condon and Tim Cackett, of national touring band Town Meeting, take the stage on Friday from 7-11 p.m. Jam band The Brian O’Connell Fellowship will be joined by local guitarist Senie Hunt for a performance on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. Tickets to both shows are sold by the table.

Pontine presents ‘Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities’

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Pontine Theatre is partnering with Concrete Temple Theatre to present three online performances of “Geppetto: Extraordinary Extremities” this weekend. The show tells the story of a puppet-maker who takes some extraordinary measures as he struggles to overcome the challenges of putting on an epic solo performance. Show times are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $27. Learn more here.

NHTP presents ‘Where Do I Begin?’

For its next installment of SoloStage, New Hampshire Theatre Project presents Stephanie Lazenby’s original comedy “Where Do I Begin?” Lazenby will share stories from her own life, exploring memory, motherhood, and the passage of time. The solo show can be viewed at the theater in Portsmouth or streamed online. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 in person or $20 online. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.