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Things to see at the Capital Arts Fest


Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Creative Concord has collected arts and cultural happening’s in the city and packed them into one very full day Saturday. The Capital Arts Fest will highlight Concord’s annual events plus some special one-day events, like a duo of performances by the Squonk Opera.

Here is a look at what’s happening. For more information, visit capitalartsfest.com or pick up a copy of this week’s Concord Insider.

Farmer’s Market, 10 Capitol St.: 8:30 a.m. to noon market will be open.

Concord City Plaza, 107 N. Main St.: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Concord Coach display by the Abbott-Downing Historical Society. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suncook Valley Chorale will hold mini performances. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Squonk Opera will perform. 4 to 5 p.m. Songweavers Chorus and Drummers. 

League of N.H. Craftsmen, 36 N. Main St.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery open. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guided tours. 5 to 7 p.m. Gallery reception.

Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St.: 10 a.m. Concert with Mr. Aaron. 1 to 9 p.m. A celebration of Free Comic Book Day. 2 to 8 p.m. Movies and more.

McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Gallery will be open. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. will be an artists’ reception.

New Hampshire State House, 107 N. Main St.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. State House will host guided tours. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Suncook Valley Chorale will hold mini performances.

The Works Cafe/Phenix Hall, 42 N. Main St.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concord Community Music School will hold its annual Performathon.

Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St.: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Concord Community Music School will hold its annual Performathon. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Instrument Petting Zoo.

Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St.: 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., 2 to 2:45 p.m., and 3 to 3:45 p.m. Tours of the Capitol Center for the Arts and the Kimball House mansion. 8 p.m. Juston McKinney comedy show.

Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road, Canterbury: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening Day.

Double Midnight Comics, 67 S. Main St.: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Free Comic Book Day with a chance to meet local artists. Costumes encouraged.

St. Paul’s Church, 18 Park St.: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Heritage tours.

Chamber of Commerce, 49 S. Main St.: 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Historic Downtown Walking Tours (last about 30 minutes).

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, 2 Institute Drive: 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aerospacefest with planetarium shows and main stage presentations.

Concord Co-op, 24 S. Main St.: 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sensitive Men music trio.

Mill Brook Gallery, 236 Hopkinton Road: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gallery and sculpture garden will be open.

Bicentennial Square, 8 Bicentennial Square: 1 to 4 p.m. Live music.

Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St.: 2 p.m. Visit and workshop with Joni B. Cole, author of “Good Naked.”

Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road: 2 to 4 p.m.Performance Lab workshop on sound design for theater. 7:30 p.m. “The Truth will Spring You,” also shows on Fridays and Sundays.

N.H. Historical Society, 30 Park St.: 2 to 5 p.m. Tours every 30 minutes.

Eagle Square: 3 to 4 p.m. Positive Street Art.

New England College, 62 N. Main St.: 5 p.m. The Hardtacks concert

Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St: 7:30 p.m. “Other Desert Cities” by the Community Players of Concord, also shows on Friday and Sunday.

South Congregational Church, 27 Pleasant St.: 7:30 p.m. Concord Chorale sings Brahms’s “Ein Deutsches Requiem.”