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Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel performs at The Stone Church on Sunday.

Top five things to do: Oct. 16-18

A roundup of weekend entertainment on the Seacoast

Time to gear up for another weekend of great entertainment on the Seacoast, featuring live music, theater, film, and other festivities. So keep an eye on the weather and enjoy these highlights.

‘Nunsense’ at the Rep

A group of nonsensical nuns takes the spotlight in Dan Goggin’s musical comedy “Nunsense,” on stage at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth Oct. 15-Nov. 8. After most of the sisterhood succumbs to botulism, five surviving nuns decide to put on a talent show to raise money for the burial. This weekend’s show times are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-$48. Learn more here.

Dwayne Haggins at The Music Hall

Rockabilly renegade Dwayne Haggins will play two shows under the arch outside The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Friday at 6 and 8 p.m. Haggins has been described as “the love child of Hank Williams and Sam Cooke” and “a fusion of Elvis Presley and Marvin Gaye.” Tickets are $60 for a regular table or $120 for a large table. (In case of rain, the performances will be moved inside the theater with socially-distanced seating.) Learn more here.

Final weekend at PopUp NH

Soggy Po' Boys

After a short and sweet run in Portsmouth, PopUp NH goes out with a bang this weekend. The lineup begins with The Ghost of Paul Revere on Friday (SOLD OUT). On Saturday, local jazz act Ben Baldwin and The Big Note performs from 2-4 p.m., and New Orleans-flavored favorites The Soggy Po’ Boys follow from 6-8 p.m. Sunday features PopUpJazz with the PMAC Jazz Faculty from 3-5 p.m., plus a benefit screening of “Beetlejuice” from 7-9 p.m.

Concerts at The Stone Church


UPDATE: Due to weather, the SixFoxWhiskey show has been moved to Nov. 8.
The Stone Church is presenting a trifecta of great shows on its patio in Newmarket this weekend. First up (weather permitting) is regional jam band SixFoxWhiskey on Friday from 6-9 p.m. (table of four: $50). Saturday brings Boston-area legends Club d’Elf (SOLD OUT). The kicker is Sunday from 1-4 p.m., when Scottish fiddler Hanneke Cassel and Quebecois guitarist Yann Falquet debut their new album (table of four: $100; table of six: $140).

Kittery Community Market

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The Kittery Community Market kicks off its fall season with a special event in Post Office Square on Sunday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The parking lot will be filled with live music, artisan crafters, food vendors, hot beverages, farm-fresh meat and produce, and fresh-caught fish and scallops, all in a festive outdoor atmosphere. Future installments of the fall market take place on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13. For more information, click here.

See our full calendar for more local events.