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The Insiders: Grilled governor is an off-the-menu item

  • "Meander" by Amy Goodwin

    "Meander" by Amy Goodwin

  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

    Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa

    (SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

  • "Meander" by Amy Goodwin
  • Concord Insider's Ben Conant and Keith Testa<br/><br/>(SAMANTHA GORESH / Monitor staff)

There are a few cool things to do in town tonight, and we will get to those, but first we’d like to focus on an event taking place early tomorrow to give you a chance to get to it. Plan your noontime meal around new Gov. Maggie Hassan’s “State of the State” luncheon. The Grappone Center is the site for this yearly event that allows townspeople, businessfolk, spokesbears and the like to grill the governor (actually, grilled governor is off the menu after John Lynch’s tragic Foreman Grill accident of 2012. Bacon is not an alarm clock!) Nonetheless, you can still enjoy lunch while asking Gov. Hassan anything you like. Our first question: “Are you going to finish that?” The event takes place tomorrow at the Grappone Center, 70 Constitution Ave., from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Tickets are $35 (or $25 for Chamber of Commerce members) and include a full lunch. For more information, visit concordnhchamber.com.

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Tonight, get your jollies by checking out the latest show at McGowan Fine Art. It’s called “Shape Shifting,” and while there are no signs of any lycanthropes or other metamorphosizers, the three-woman show is still pretty cool. Rachel Gross’s work is in painted plywood; her work with perspective will leave you swearing you just saw 3-D design. Amy Goodwin’s encaustic artwork uses wax to create textures in an addition-by-subtraction kind of way, revealing color flowers or explosive fractals. Sheri Tomek’s prints are the result of layering plates to form geometric patterns. This exhibit is open today at McGowan Fine Art, 10 Hills Ave., from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit mcgowanfineart.com or call 225-2515.

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Finally, it’s time for another round of corrections from last week’s columns. Contrary to what we reported, March Madness is not a hybrid form of dengue fever that is sweeping the nation. Dry land is not a myth (spoiler alert for the movie Waterworld). And, the economic troubles plaguing the island nation of Cyprus have nothing to do with B-Real’s Dorito budget. We’ll try to do better next week.

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

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