Cold has settled upon the Seacoast, but don’t let that keep you in for the weekend. There’s lots of great music, art, and theater to enjoy out there.
‘What Lies Beneath the Surface’
Two printmakers with unique styles of expression share their work in a new exhibition at The Art Center in Dover. Joanne Desmond and Sally Dion each pursue printmaking in ways that are different from each other and from traditional approaches. Their joint show, “What Lies Beneath the Surface,” opened Nov. 11 and runs through Dec. 8. Both women will be on hand for an artists reception on Friday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. For more information, click here.
Amythyst Kiah at The Soul Café
Singer, banjoist, and guitarist Amythyst Kiah joined forces with Rhiannon Giddens, Leyla McCella, and Allison Russell to form Our Native Daughters, which released a full-length album in February. Kiah penned the opening track, “Black Myself,” which NPR described as “the simmering defiance of self-respect in the face of racism.” The roots musician performs live at North Church in Portsmouth as part of The Soul Café series on Friday, Nov. 15, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. Learn more here.
‘Pride & Prejudice’ at NHTP
Though based on Jane Austen’s classic novel, New Hampshire Theatre Project’s adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice” offers a different, modern approach. Adapted by Kate Hamill and directed by Danielle Howard, the show continues NHTP’s 2019-2020 season theme, “Can one person make a difference?” It’s on stage at West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth from Nov. 15 to Dec. 1. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $26-$30. Learn more here.
Form + Function Artisan Fair
The interior of 3S Artspace in Portsmouth transforms into a holiday marketplace this weekend. The annual Form + Function Artisan Fair takes place Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 25 artisans will offer textiles, housewares, jewelry, metal work, accessories, ceramics, prints, and more. Plus, new this year, there will be a Project Upcycle booth featuring five designers. There will also be live music and a cash bar. Learn more here.
Birchtree Benefit for Learning
The nonprofit Birchtree Center offers educational and therapeutic programs for children and youth with autism and their families. Every year, they hold a fundraising event that features live music, appetizers, desserts, and beverages, along with live and silent auctions featuring all kinds of prizes. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7-10:30 p.m. at The Regatta Room in Eliot, Maine. Elijah Clark and Demijon will provide the music. Tickets are $30-$40. For more information, click here.
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