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Peter Josephson performs "A Tempest Prayer" at the New Hampshire Theatre Project this weekend.

Top five things to do: March 19-21

A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

Spring begins this weekend! Celebrate with music, theater, and spring shopping. Here are some highlights.

Vintage Bazaar – Spring Edition

Vintage Bazaar New England hosts a special spring edition this weekend at Lafayette Crossing in North Hampton. Fifty vendors set up in decorated booths will offer an array of spring-themed items for the home and garden, including vintage, upcycled, salvaged, and handmade wares. The bazaar is open on Friday from 12-5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information, click here.

SOUP at The Stone Church

The Stone Church has announced a last-minute show to help kick off your weekend. Local jam band SOUP, featuring members of Slack Tide and Clandestine, will play an indoor, socially-distanced show at the Newmarket venue on Friday from 8-11 p.m. Tickets are sold by the table (table of four: $40; table of six: $60). And if it sells out, there’s additional seating in the new “Attic Lounge” upstairs. Learn more here.

SoloStage: A Tempest Prayer

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Local actor Peter Josephson has crafted an original solo show applying the text of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” to modern events, which he’ll perform this weekend at the New Hampshire Theatre Project in Portsmouth. Part of the SoloStage series, “A Tempest Prayer” is on stage Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 to attend in person, or $20 to watch online. Learn more here.

Concerts at The Music Hall

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The Music Hall in Portsmouth is presenting a pair of great socially-distanced concerts in the historic theater this weekend. First up is an evening with regional favorite Ryan Montbleau, who will share his soulful singing on Friday at 8 p.m. (tickets are $38). Then, the Busted Jug Band brings its group vocals, swinging rhythms, and novel instrumentation to the stage for a festive show on Saturday at 8 p.m. (tickets are $32).

Winter Warmer: River Sister

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Two installments of the Winter Warmer concert series remain. The first is on Saturday at 8 p.m., when local group River Sister offers a virtual performance. The indie-folk outfit consists of vocalists Stefanie Guzikowski and Elissa Margolin with bassist Nate Therrien and drummer PJ Donahue. Tickets are $20, with most proceeds going to the band, and the rest supporting the Continuum Arts Collective. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.