'Cluster,' featuring works by Craig Hill, is one of two new exhibits opening at 3S Artspace.

Top five things to do: Jan. 8-10

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

After a nerve-racking week, there’s lots of soothing new art to see on the Seacoast, as well as some live music and theater. Here are a few of the highlights.

‘A New Day’ at the N.H. Art Association

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The Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery has closed for the winter, but there are still ways to see the New Hampshire Art Association’s latest exhibit. “A New Day” opens with a virtual reception on Thursday at 7 p.m. and will remain on display through the end of the month. The show, featuring work by new NHAA members, can be viewed online or through the front windows of the gallery in downtown Portsmouth. Learn more here.

‘Printmaking at the Edge’ at The Art Center

The Art Center’s resident printmaker Sally Dion is curating a new exhibit of prints by artists from around the world this winter. “Printmaking at the Edge” features more than 60 artworks reflecting a variety of techniques. Participating artists hail from the Seacoast, Europe, and the Americas. The show can be seen online or in person (by appointment) at the gallery in Dover through the end of February. For more information, click here.

‘Cluster’ & ‘Phantasmagoria’ at 3S Artspace

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Two solo shows share the gallery at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth. In “Cluster,” Ohio-based artist Craig Hill uses found objects and appropriated images to create evocative paintings and collages. “Phantasmagoria” features whimsical drawings of Portsmouth by Mia Rollins, who came to the city often as a child and teenager to visit her grandparents. Both exhibits open Friday and are viewable online or in person through the end of February.

Teen Mainstage Presents: ‘Into the Woods’

The Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts’ Teen Mainstage presents a production of Stephen Sondheim’s beloved musical “Into the Woods” at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth through Jan. 17. The teen company will perform the twisted fairy tale live with socially distanced seating. 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 p.m. Tickets are $25-$43. Learn more here.

Two concerts at The Stone Church

The Stone Church continues to bring safe, socially-distanced indoor shows to Newmarket this winter, including two great concerts this weekend. SOUP, featuring members of local bands Slack Tide and Clandestine, performs on Friday from 8-11 p.m. Seacoast singer-guitarists Dave Gerard and Tim Theriault take the stage on Saturday from 7-10 p.m. Tickets for both shows are sold by the table, with seating for two, four, or six people available.

See the full calendar for more local events.