Harvest season brings a generous bounty of food and booze to the Seacoast. Here are some of the festivals coming up this weekend, along with some new theater and art.
Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
The Hampton Beach Seafood Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary from Friday to Sunday, Sept. 6-8. Some 50 Seacoast restaurants will serve up seafood dishes. There will also be live entertainment on two stages, sidewalk sales, chef demonstrations, a craft fair, a beer tent, a lobster-eating contest, fireworks, and more. Tickets are $5 on Friday, $10 on Saturday, and $8 on Sunday (free for kids under 12). A portion of proceeds benefits the Knights of Columbus. Learn more here.
ACT ONE: ‘Judgment Day’ at WEST
The Artist Collaborative Theatre of New England’s 2019 festival continues with “Judgment Day,” a new work by regional playwrights and performers Roland Goodbody and David Kaye. Goodbody’s “A Walk with Marlene” explores the life of German actress and singer Marlene Dietrich, while Kaye’s “The Haber Conundrum” recalls German chemist Fritz Haber. The show runs Sept. 6-14; show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sept. 14. Tickets are $14-$20. Learn more here.
Tributary Brewing 5th Anniversary
Tributary Brewing Co. in Kittery celebrates its fifth birthday with a party on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 12-8 p.m. Guests can enjoy beer under the tent, along with live music from local bands Rockspring, the Truffle Trio, and headliner the Kenny Brothers Band. There will also be several food trucks on hand, including Lexie’s Burger Bus, Jolie Rogers Traveling Raw Bar, and others. The admission cost of $10-$12.50 includes a custom Tributary tumbler and one beer. Learn more here.
Vintage & Vine Wine Festival
Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth hosts its biggest annual fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 7. Vintage & Vine features dozens of area chefs serving small bites while wine distributors pour samples. There will be live music from Cuppa Joe, a silent auction and raffle, and guests can stroll the museum’s gardens. It takes place 5-7:30 p.m., with VIP admission starting at 4 p.m. Tickets are $75; VIP admission is $120; designated driver tickets are $25 ($35 for VIPs). Learn more here.
Orly Cogan & Andy Warhol at UNH
The UNH Museum of Art in Durham is opening two new exhibitions with a joint reception on Saturday, Sept. 7, from 5-7 p.m. “Children of Eden” features work by fiber artist Orly Cogan that explores feminine archetypes. “#NOFILTER” features a selection of Polaroids taken by Andy Warhol in the 1970s and early ’80s to use as preparatory images for his silkscreen prints. Both shows will be on display through Oct. 12. For more information, click here.
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