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Top five things to do: July 3-5

A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

The normal Fourth of July celebrations have been put on hold this year, but there’s still lots to do this weekend. We urge you, though, to continue using caution, wear a mask in public, and practice social distancing.

Live Music on the Smutty Patio

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The Smuttynose Brewing Company’s restaurant in Hampton is presenting outdoor music on the patio every weekend this summer. Local acts perform on Fridays from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and 6:30-9:30 p.m., and Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and 5:30-8:30 p.m. Guests will be seated at tables spaced at least six feet apart, and waitstaff (wearing masks) will take orders for food and beverages. For more information, click here.

Live Music at Hampton Beach

Sister Hampton Beach venues Wally’s and Bernie’s Beach Bar present a rotating cast of live solo acts daily throughout the summer. This weekend at Wally’s are LuFFKid on Friday at 8 p.m., Chris Toler on Saturday at 2 p.m., and MB Padfield on Sunday at 2 p.m. Bernie’s hosts Chris Toler on Friday at 8 p.m, MB Padfield on Saturday at 1 p.m., LuFFKid on Saturday at 8 p.m., Joe Sombo on Sunday at 1 p.m., and Mike Forgette on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Seacoast Farmers Markets

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Farmers market season is in full swing, and all five of the Seacoast Growers Association’s weekly markets are up and running. This weekend brings the Portsmouth Farmers Market at 50 Clough Drive on Saturday from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., and the Dover Farmers Market at Henry Law Park on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., as well as the Kittery Community Market in Post Office Square on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. For a full schedule, visit the SGA website.

The Andrews Brothers

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For the first time since the economic shutdown began, the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth will welcome a limited studio audience into the theater to view live performances this weekend. Roger Bean’s “The Andrews Brothers” will be on stage Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Those who are unable to attend in person (or are uncomfortable doing so) can livestream the show from home. For more information, click here.

Sundays in the Garden

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Historic New England has decided to move forward with its outdoor concert series at the Hamilton House in South Berwick for six Sundays this summer. First up on July 5 is cellist Kristen Miller, a one-woman ensemble who connects her antique cello to a live digital recorder that layers in spoken word and singing. There will be a limited capacity for the show from 5-6:30 p.m., and guests over 2 must wear masks. Learn more here.

For a complete calendar of local events, click here.