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Watts unleashes a new album with a concert this weekend.

Top five things to do: June 11-13

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

Get out and enjoy some live music, theater, comedy, and more this weekend. Here are some of the highlights.

‘Pippin’ at the Seacoast Rep

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Up next at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth is beloved 1972 musical “Pippin.” Featuring infectious music by Stephen Schwartz, the show follows a young prince as he searches for meaning and fulfillment in his life. It’s available to view in person or stream from home from June 10 to July 18. 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 and 7:30 p.m. Learn more here.

Album release shows at the Church

Two regional powerhouses unveil new albums with outdoor concerts at The Stone Church in Newmarket this weekend. On Friday, Boston-based rockers Watts headline a record release party with guests Muck and the Mires and Wizzardess. On Saturday, local favorites Truffle perform in support of front man Dave Gerard’s new disc, “Angels & Cowboys.”  Both shows run 6-9 p.m. (Also, The Hazel Project plays the Church on Sunday from 3-6 p.m.)

All Together Now: Son Little

The All Together Now concert series concludes on Friday with a pair of performances by Son Little, who delivers a musical blend of bluesy chords, Latin rhythm, classic soul, and old-school R&B with raw, raspy vocals. The shows take place at The Music Hall in Portsmouth from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 8-9 p.m. All Together Now is a collaborative series that benefits 3S Artspace and the Prescott Park Arts Festival — both Portsmouth arts nonprofits.

Live stand-up comedy this weekend

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Laughter abounds this weekend with stand-up comedy performances at local venues. Local comic Jim McCue headlines two shows at the Roundabout Diner in Portsmouth on Friday and Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m.; Joey Carroll, Jack Lynch, and Joe Holden share the bill. Ray Harrington headlines Word Barn Comedy Live at the Word Barn Meadow in Exeter on Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m., with Marleah Rose, Dean Abbott, and Emily Ruskowski.

Aliento Chamber Players in the park

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The Dance Hall continues to roll out shows in its Concerts by the Bridge series at John Paul Jones Park in Kittery. The Soggy Po’ Boys’ performance on Saturday is already sold out, but there are still tickets available to see the Aliento Chamber Players on Sunday from 3-4 p.m. A string sextet will perform an outdoor program featuring two iconic chamber works by Brahms, perfected during pandemic isolation. For more information, click here.

See the full calendar for more local events.