Among the notable happenings this weekend are several events devoted to important causes, as well as some local entertainment. Here are the details.
Accessible Black Lives Matter Protest
A group of disabled activists are putting together an accessible Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Portsmouth on Friday, June 26, from 3-5 p.m. Members of the disabled community and allies will gather outside North Church to hear a series of speakers and take part in a wheelchair-friendly march. There will be ASL interpreters on hand, and the speeches will be live-streamed for home viewing. Learn more here. photo by Anna Solo
The Reconstructed Virtual Vinyl Release Party
It’s been a year since local roots-rock band The Reconstructed released their latest album, “Great North Wind.” They’ll celebrate the anniversary with a live-streamed vinyl release concert on Friday, June 26, from 6:30-8 p.m. Tickets are $20, with proceeds benefiting the Continuum Arts Collective, a volunteer-driven nonprofit that assists young artists in New Hampshire and Maine. The vinyl album can be purchased online. Learn more here.
Dorks in Dungeons: Online
You can’t go see the Dorks right now, but don’t fret — the Dorks are coming to you, in your home, via Twitch. Dorks in Dungeons, a comedic troupe of improvisational adventurers, will live-stream a special episode titled “Bounty Hunters” on Friday, June 26, from 7-9 p.m. Viewers will be able to join a live chat and help guide the action onscreen, determining whether the heroes take their bounty dead or alive. For more information, click here.
Fill the Hall 2020
The Music Hall in Portsmouth will again attempt to fill all 900 of its seats with food bags for Gather on Saturday, June 27. Participants can drop off bags of food outside the theater (or at a number of other neighborhood drop-off locations) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or make cash donations online. The sixth annual event supports Gather’s Meals for Kids program, which provides meals to hundreds of Seacoast children all summer. Learn more here.
Wellfleet: Streaming Live from ROH
The Rochester Opera House remains in an indefinite intermission during the pandemic, but they’ll present some virtual entertainment this weekend. Local blues-rock band Wellfleet will perform a concert live-streamed from the Opera House stage on Saturday, June 27, from 8-10 p.m. Donations will be accepted online, with all proceeds going to the scholarship fund of the ROH and the Rochester Performance & Arts Center. Learn more here.
For a complete calendar of local events, click here.