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Things to do and see for week of Dec. 7, 2017

  • Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives will be at the Flying Monkey on Saturday. Courtesy

  • Samantha Fish will perform at the Flying Monkey on Sunday. Courtesy of Alysse Gafkjen

  • The Sweetback Sisters will perform a Christmas concert at Hobbs Tavern. Courtesy


Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Concord Laurie Berkner to visit the Capitol Center

Laurie Berkner, a bestselling children’s recording artist and preschool television favorite, is coming to Concord. Laurie Berkner: A Holiday Celebration Concert will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts. She will perform traditional holiday songs, including original songs from her album, A Laurie Berkner Christmas. Kids are asked to bring their dancing shoes and a favorite stuffed animal to get involved in the fun. She has been involved with several TV shows for children, such as Jack’s Big Music Show. She also had her own short-form series on Nick Jr. called Sing It, Laurie! and has released 12 award-winning albums. Tickets costs between $35 to $50. A family four-pack is available and a limited amount of $100 VIP tickets are also available. VIP tickets allow a meet-and-greet after the concert, photos, and personalized autographed pictures of the Laurie Berkner Band. For more information or tickets, visit ccanh.com.

Plymouth Country great Marty Stuart to perform

On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives are playing at the Flying Monkey with Girls, Guns, and Glory opening. Stuart is an award-winning singer-songwriter who has played alongside country legends such as Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt. Stuart has been described as a piece of living, breathing country music history. Tickets will start at $45, and are $55 for premier seating. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the box office at 536-2551 or visit flyingmonkeynh.com.

Concord Music school rings in holidays with concert

On Saturday at 7:30 p.m., the Concord Community Music School is performing its holiday concert at the Music School Recital Hall. Susie Burke, David Surrette, and Kent Allyn will perform. The evening will feature a number of selections from the musicians’ CD, Wonderland. Styles range from folk to jazz, Celtic to rock, and blues to Broadway, to name a few. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Visit ccmusicschool.org or call 228-1196 to purchase tickets.

Plymouth Belle of the West brings song to Flying Monkey

Musician Samantha Fish is performing at the Flying Monkey on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Fish is a musician known for her wide variety of music, such as blues, Americana, and even similar sounds to a garage band. Her fifth studio album, Belle of The West, is a story about her childhood and how she grew up in the Midwest. Tickets are $25, $30 for premier seating. To purchase tickets, call the box office at 536-2551 or visit flyingmonkeynh.com.

Ossipee Sweetback Sisters hold sing-a-long

On Dec. 14 at 7 p.m., the Sweetback Sisters are performing their modern take on golden age Christmas music at Hobbs Tavern & Brewing Co. in Ossipee. There will also be trivia and prizes. This is all proudly presented by the Arts Council of Tamsworth in celebration of their 50th anniversary. Pre-show cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. VIP tickets are $50, allowing you to go to a meet-and-greet. Tickets are suggested prices: children free to $5 and $5 to $30 for adults. You are able to choose your own ticket price and the money will support the Arts Council of Tamsworth.

Meredith Holiday Pops held in the Lakes Region

Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra will perform two holiday concerts on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. The concerts will be held at Inter-lakes Community Auditorium and feature Seraphim Afflick singing her own take on holiday classics. Afflick has performed in Las Vegas, New York City, Europe, and many more places, and now resides in Concord. She is classically trained in dance and is involved in musical theatre. She performs both on stage and as a princess in children’s hospitals. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for college-age students with ID and under. Tickets are available at lrso.org/tickets.

Derry ‘Miracle on 34th St.’ staged in Derry

The Christmas play, Miracle on 34th Street. is being performed Friday through Sunday by the Majestic Theatre. Shows are Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. This show is a musical adaptation of the movie about a man named Kris Kringle who is hired at Macy’s as Santa. After someone tries to send Kris to a psychiatric hospital, he must go to court and convince the judge of his true magical Santa powers to give children the toys they always ask for. A little girl’s belief in Santa is at risk, unless Kris Kringle can prove himself to be the real Santa. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors 65 and above, and $12 for youth 17 and younger. Shows will be held at the Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway, Derry.

Lauren Marcellino