Conor Oberst by Julia Brokaw

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Art, Books, Lifestyle, Music, Outdoor, Stage
A roundup of Seacoast entertainment for the weekend of July 21

Rock opera, disc golf, and clay beasties are among the spoils of summer on the Seacoast. Check out some of this weekend’s highlights below.

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

Local theater company Patrick Dorow Productions is putting a modern spin on the 1970 rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The show, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, opens on Friday, Feb. 21, and runs through Aug. 3 at Star Theatre in the Kittery Community Center. Show times are Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 3 and 8 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m., and Thursdays at 7 p.m. (no matinee on July 22). Tickets are $20-$27, available here.

Strange Beasts

Strange Beasts by Liz Sibley Fletcher

Visitors to Prescott Park will notice some bizarre creatures on the premises on Saturday, July 22. That’s when a one-day pop-up gallery emerges, featuring stoneware clay sculptures by Mason-based artist Liz Sibley Fletcher, a member of the New Hampshire Art Association (NHAA). Four sculptures from Sibley’s “Strange Beasts” series will be on view near the Sheafe Warehouse, coinciding with the NHAA’s annual juried Sheafe Warehouse exhibit, which runs through Aug. 27. For more information, click here.

Fly By Disc Golf

Fly By Disc Golf Alnoba

The popularity of disc golf has soared, with courses popping up around New Hampshire. Fly By Disc Golf, a traveling disc-golf course founded by area natives, is bringing a weekend-long event to Alnoba in Kensington, with proceeds going to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. On Saturday, July 22, the course will be open to the public. There will also be food, beer, entertainment, and activities. A tournament follows on Sunday. For details, click here.

The Art of Watching

George Orwell 1984 cover

To many, today’s political climate and technologies seem eerily similar to those described in George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984.” The International Association of Privacy Professionals is exploring the evolution of privacy with an exhibit at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth. “The Art of Watching: Privacy and the Public Eye” showcases ephemera from Orwell’s book, as well as work by local artists. An opening reception takes place Saturday, July 22, from 5-8 p.m. For more info, click here.

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst

Acclaimed indie darling Conor Oberst, front man of Bright Eyes and several other bands, heads to Portsmouth this weekend for his debut performance in the Prescott Park Arts Festival. Oberst, who in March released his latest solo album, “Salutations,” takes part in the River House Restaurant Concert Series on Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m. He’ll be joined by Philadelphia-based rock band Hop Along. There is an $8-$10 suggested donation; for more info, click here.

For a full calendar of events, click here.