Violinist Miriam Davis performs on the PARMA Live Stage on Thursday.

Top five things to do: May 27-June 2

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

While phased reopening of the economy has begun, performance venues and many other businesses remain closed. Luckily, an array of local art, film, music, comedy, and theater is available from home. Here are some highlights.

Wrong Brain [email protected]

In lieu of their normal spring bizarre, Dover-based art collective Wrong Brain is hosting an online sale through May 31. Work by more than 20 local artists is available for purchase, as well as Wrong Brain merchandise, embroidery, stickers, ceramics, and T-shirts. Items start at $5 and will be available for pickup. Proceeds help support Wrong Brain’s mission of providing a space for unconventional, under-represented, and emerging artists. Learn more here.

WSCA Movie Rentals

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WSCA Portsmouth Community Radio now has half a dozen films available for rent on demand, with 50 percent of proceeds going to the local station. The choices include documentaries on legendary music acts such as Joan Jett, Robbie Robertson and The Band, Nico, and Big Star, as well as underground radio station WBCN-FM and New York City record store Other Music. Rental prices range from $3.99 to $11.50. For more information, click here.

PARMA Presents…

North Hampton-based label PARMA Recordings is live-steaming two shows on consecutive afternoons this week from the PARMA Live Stage. On Wednesday, May 27, at 1 p.m., members of the Moravian Philharmonic Olomouc will perform music from the Baroque period to the 20th century in an event titled Music Across the Centuries: A Chamber Concert. On Thursday, May 28, at 2 p.m., violinist Miriam Davis performs works by Bach, Cowie, and Ysa├┐e.

Word Barn Comedy Live Online

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The quarantine laughs continue on Friday, May 29, at 8 p.m., with the ninth round of Word Barn Comedy Live Online. This week’s headliner is Todd Glass, who appeared as a contestant in the second and third seasons of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” and has made the rounds on late-night talk shows. Also on the bill are comics Jaye McBride, Will Smalley, Pat Janssen, Alex Williams, and Jai Demeule, with hosts Josh and Sara Day. Learn more here.

The Marvelous Wonderettes: Caps & Gowns

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre continues to live-stream selections from Roger Bean’s Marvelous Wonderettes series. Up next is “Caps and Gowns,” with three show times this weekend on Saturday, May 30, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 31, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. (there are two additional show times next weekend). Made possible by a partnership with Stage Rights, the musical features the Rep’s skeleton cast and crew performing live. Learn more here.

For a complete calendar of local events, click here.