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The Insiders: Tiny furniture that Lester Freamon would love

  • Work by Mark Hopkins

    Work by Mark Hopkins

  • Work by Mark Hopkins

    Work by Mark Hopkins

  • Work by Mark Hopkins

    Work by Mark Hopkins

  • Work by Mark Hopkins
  • Work by Mark Hopkins
  • Work by Mark Hopkins

Lester Freamon is one of the great characters in the history of television. As portrayed by Clarke Peters on HBO’s The Wire, Freamon used his attention to detail and methodical work ethic to crack many a case. Those skills stemmed from his defining character trait: a love of building and painting tiny furniture. Today in Concord, there is an exhibit that we think Freamon would love. “A New Look at Old Work” by New Hampshire furniture master Mark Hopkins is on display at the Chamber of Commerce (49 S. Main St.) The opening reception is tonight from 5 to 7 (the gallery opens at 9:30 a.m.). Hopkins has created a collection of miniature versions of period-specific furniture – we checked out the display the other day and we thought it was pretty cool! There are some full-size versions, too, but they aren’t quite as cute as the little teeny-weeny ones. The best part: While Freamon would tell you to “follow the money,” this exhibit is stone-cold free! For more information, visit
furnituremasters.org.

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Elsewhere, the “Week of Action” comes to a close as five faith-based New Hampshire organizations come together to protest the deportation of immigrants on the path to citizenship. The rallying cry is “Not One More!” Today’s events in Concord include a “break-the-fast” (which we assume means breakfast) at South Congregational Church (27 Pleasant St.) at noon, followed by a silent vigil in front of the federal courthouse (55 Pleasant St.). For more information, call 224-2407.

Finally, the Matt McCabe Trio jazzes up the Purple Pit at 9 p.m. $15. For more information, visit thepurplepit.com.

(Email the Insiders at theinsiders@cmonitor.com.)

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