Do this: Musical feasts for the sticky days of summer
As part of the Henniker Summer Concert Series, the 39th Guard will perform tonight at 7:30 at the Angela Robinson Bandstand in Henniker’s Community Park. The band traces its roots back more than 130 years to its inception in Manchester in 1879 and is comprised of musician-soldiers from across the state.
The next event in the summer series, Tom and Annie’s Caravan Band, rolls into Community Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m., bringing with it all the fun of a country barn dance. Kick up your heels to the sweet sounds of fiddle, mandolin and banjo, and don’t worry if you’re not an expert. Tom and Annie will teach each dance before it’s played.
There is no charge to attend this or any other of the Henniker Summer Concerts, though donations to the town are welcome. Just be sure to bring a chair or a blanket to spread on the lawn. For more information, including a schedule, go to Henniker.org.
Music and yoga
Like your music with gentler movement? Check out Soulshine, a music and yoga tour that will visit the Bank of New Hampshire Pavillion in Gilford on Saturday. The event features Michael Franti & Spearhead as well as guest artists, such as SOJA, Brett Dennen, Trevor Hall and Sonna Reed and acclaimed yoga teachers such as Ryan Leier, Baron Baptiste and Seane Com.
In addition to live musical performances and yoga, the day will include sustainable living activities, DJ performances. Yoga check in begins at 3:30 p.m., and gates will open for the concert at 6 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $39 and can be purchased at meadowbrook.net.
Come to the ‘Cabaret’
Let the musical adventures continue by catching a performance of Cabaret at the Majestic Theatre in Manchester. The classic musical set in 1920s Berlin opens tomorrow and runs through July 27. Performances are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $12 to $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, log on to majestictheatre.net.
... And try the Spam!
For theater with a heavier dose of comedy, head to New London, where Spamalot will hit the stage at the New London Barn Playhouse this week. Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot ran for more than 1,500 performances on Broadway and won three Tony Awards.
Evening performances are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 5 p.m., and matinees are offered Wednesdays at 2 p.m. Ticket prices range from $19 to $40. For information or to purchase tickets, go to nlbarn.org.