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Things to do and see the week of May 17, 2018

  • In this May 22, 2017 photo, William Shatner poses for a portrait on Monday, May 22, 2017 in Los Angeles. As “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” marks its 35th anniversary with a return to theaters for special screenings next week, star Shatner is celebrating more than his long history as Captain Kirk. At 86, the stalwart entertainer is busier than ever. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) Jordan Strauss


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
High School Student Film Festival

What: Nearly 30 films created by high school students across the state will be shown and judged. Winners will include best film, runner-up, three finalists and a public service announcement award.

When: Saturday at noon

Where: Red River Theatres, Concord

Cost: $7

Info: redrivertheatres.org

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

What: The New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra – joined by four professional soloists and an all-volunteer chorus, including 20 Concord High School chamber singers – will present a beloved piece of music. You might recognize it from its “Ode to Joy” movement.

When and Where: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre in Derry and May 27 at 2 p.m. at the Concord City Auditorium.

Cost: $12 to $50

Info: nhphil.org

Who’s Line is it Anyway?

What: Comedians Fran Page, Allison Deller and JT Turner will perform an improvisational comedy show hosted by local radio personality Pat Kelly with Interlakes Summer Theatre.

When: Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Pitman’s Freight Room, Laconia

Cost: $20, BYOB

Info: interlakestheatre.com or 707-6035.

“Once on this Island, Jr.”

What: The Purple Finches chorus, divided into two casts, will perform a Tony-nominated musical of Ti Moune, a peasant girl, who falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of the island.

When: Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Where: Concord Community Music School

Cost: $5

Info: ccmusicschool.org or 228-1196

Mersey Beatles

What: Liverpool, England-based Mersey Beatles are the closest you’ll get to the real Beatles. They’re even endorsed by John Lennon’s sister, Julia Baird. They’ll play Beatles’ greatest hits.

When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Flying Monkey Performance Arts Center, Plymouth

Cost: $36 and $49

Info: flyingmonkeynh.com

KhanCord Day

What: A bundle of activities headlined by a screening of “Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan” and William Shatner Q&A. Try themed burgers for Area 23 and the Barley House. Get a Khan-cone from Ballard’s Ice Cream and check out other specials and display around town. There will also be a Khanned Food Drive for the Friendly Kitchen.

When: Friday at 7 p.m.

Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord

Cost: $59 and up

Info: ccanh.com

“Stage, Screen and Beyond”

What: Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Benjamin Greene and joined by Abigail Dufresne will perform an eclectic mix of Broadway themes and Pops-style songs.

When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Where: Inter-Lakes Auditorium, Meredith

Cost: $20 adults, $10 students

Info: lrso.org