It’s the last weekend before Halloween, the last weekend of peak foliage season, and one of the last weekends to catch outdoor entertainment on the Seacoast. Here are some of the highlights.
Halloween events at the Center for Wildlife
The Center for Wildlife, located at Mount Agamenticus in Cape Neddick, presents a pair of all-ages events this weekend that will help you get in the Halloween spirit and learn about local wildlife. The October Owl Prowl features live owl ambassadors and a short walk to call for owls on Friday from 4:30-6 p.m. Guests can wear their costumes to the Halloween in Nature program at the Mt. A summit on Saturday from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
‘The Savannah Sipping Society’ at the Ring
The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth is delivering some much-needed laughs with its latest production. “The Savannah Sipping Society” is on stage Oct. 23-Nov. 1. The comedy follows four Southern women who find inspiration at an impromptu happy hour. Available for in-person or home viewing, show times are Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $18-$24. Learn more here.
Josh Turner at The Music Hall
Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, one of country music’s most consistent hit-makers, plays a rescheduled show at The Music Hall in Portsmouth on Saturday from 8-11 p.m. Turner’s eighth studio album, “Country State of Mind,” released this summer, consists entirely of covers of country classics by Randy Travis, Patty Loveless, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson, and others. Tickets are $66-$93.60. For more information, click here.
Last weekend in The Word Barn Meadow
The Word Barn Meadow in Exeter ends an inspirational run of outdoor events this weekend before going dark for the winter. Concerts by Martin Sexton and Ryan Montbleau are sold out, but there are still tickets available for two events on Saturday. Owloween will introduce guests to live owls and turkey vultures from 12-1 p.m. ($25). Then, from 6-7:30 p.m., comedian Orlando Baxter headlines the schedule for Comedy Night ($30).
‘Moana Jr.’ at the Rochester Opera House
After a prolonged closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Rochester Opera House has again raised its curtain. This weekend brings a 60-minute musical adaptation of the 2016 animated Disney film “Moana,” performed by a cast of local youth and teens. Show times for the family event are Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12-$15. For more information, click here.
See the full calendar for more local events.