"Every Other Line," featuring works by Jim Zingarelli, is one of three new exhibits at 3S Artspace.

Top five things to do: March 5-7

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

Fill your weekend with art, music, and poetry. Here are some of the top options.

Three exhibits at 3S Artspace

Three new exhibitions share the gallery at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth this month, each showcasing a solo artist. “Every Other Line” features paintings by artist Jim Zingarelli. “Ordinary, Elusive” includes sculpture by Steve Novick. “Off-Color” consists of paintings, prints, and sculpture by Cody Mack. The shows can be viewed virtually or in person, and the gallery can be reserved in advance for private visits. For more information, click here.

NHAA: ‘On the Bright Side’

The New Hampshire Art Association will present a virtual opening reception for two new group shows on Friday at 6:30 p.m. “On the Bright Side” features colorful works by NHAA members. The “Large Works” exhibit includes more than 30 pieces in various media, all measuring over 48 inches. Both are on display all month at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery in Portsmouth. Artists will discuss their work during the online reception. Learn more here.

RPM Challenge Listening Party

The 2021 RPM Challenge produced hundreds of new albums from all over the world, each created during the month of February. Select tracks will be played during an eight-hour virtual listening party on Saturday starting at 12 p.m. A complete playlist schedule can be viewed at the RPM website. The event will be hosted on a video cat app that allows people to interact with each other as they explore a 2D world. Learn more here.

Dave Gerard & Senie Hunt

Two local favorites will unite for an indoor, socially-distanced concert at The Stone Church in Newmarket on Saturday night. Singer and guitarist Dave Gerard, best known as front man of Truffle, joins innovative guitarist Senie Hunt on stage from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are sold by the table (table of four: $60; table of six: $90). Learn more here. (Also, don’t miss accomplished blues guitarist Charlie Chronopoulos at the Church on Wednesday.)

In Praise of Uncertainty

The final event in the Word Barn Markers Series is an online poetry workshop led by author and teacher Nathan McLain on Sunday from 4-5 p.m. “Look Again: In Praise of Uncertainty” will investigate how poets manage uncertainty in their poems and explore its usefulness as a craft device. McClain, who has received several fellowships and whose poetry has been published widely, teaches at Hampshire College. Tickets are $20. Learn more here.

See the full calendar for more local events.