Don’t miss these arts and entertainment events

  • Carl Beverly Picasa—Courtesy

  • Dan and Jeni Klardie —Courtesy

  • Vivian Beer will be the keynote speakers at the Purely Wood Furniture anniversary event. Courtesy

  • Erick Lindsey, Marcus Wells and Versee Damien in “Master Harold ... and the Boys.” Courtesy of Matthew Lomanno

  • “Shaker Simplicity,” a photograph by Michael Sterling.

Published: 9/5/2018 5:37:44 PM
Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio

What: At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Capitol Center for the Arts, Concord

Cost: Free; limit four per person


ConcordTV Youth Video Camp Film Festival

What: Almost 70 ConcordTV youth campers have participated in the last year as writers, directors, actors and editors in creating more than 25 short videos that will premiere on Red River’s big screen. The festival will highlight videos with an awards presentation in more than 15 categories including “audience favorite.”

When: Saturday, 10 a.m.

Where: Red River Theatres, Concord

Cost: $5 adults, free ages 14 and younger


‘Master Harold … and the Boys’

What: A semi-autobiographical play by Athol Fugard set in 1950 South Africa during apartheid. The play shows how institutionalized racism, bigotry and hatred can become absorbed by those who live in a society that finds this behavior acceptable.

When: Matinee at 2 p.m. on Thursday, evenings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and Sunday at 5 p.m. There will be a pre-show symposium Thursday, a backstage tour Friday and a post-show talkback on Saturday.

Where: Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith

Cost: $20 to $34

Info: 279-0333,


What: Set on a Friday night in an alternate suburban reality, the show explores the pain and joy of being in love. A collection of nine short plays. 

When: Through Sept. 23, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. 

Where: Hatbox Theatre, Concord

Cost: $17 adults; $14 seniors, students and members; $12 for senior members


Super Stellar Friday

What:  Anne Jennison will share a few Abenaki storytelling traditions to place the stories in cultural context. After that, you will be taken on a spell-binding and entertaining journey through a series of traditional Native American stories that explain everything from “Sky Woman and The Earth on Turtle’s Back” to “How Bear Kept the Sun From Rising” to “How Hummingbird Put the Stars in the Sky,” and more. These stories reflect ancient Native American ideas about the relationship between earth, sky, the plant people, the animals and human beings.

When: Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Where: McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Concord

Cost: Free for members, $11.50 adults, $10.50 seniors and students, $8.50 children; children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.


Purely Wood Anniversary

What: To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Purely Wood Furniture will be hosting an arts-filled event Mezzo-soprano Janice Edwards will perform a Leonard Bernstein piece. Carl Beverly, a Warner songwriter, will share songs, as will acoustic duo Dan and Jeni Klardie and Susan Olson of the Great North Woods band. Vivian Beer of Pembroke, winner of “Ellen’s Design Challenge,” will speak and be joined by artist and furniture maker Jon Brooks of Manchester.

When: Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Purely Wood Furniture, 293 Elm St., Manchester

Cost: Donations will be collected for Families in Transition


Dave Wedge and Casey Sherman

What: Authors will share “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Season of Redemption.” In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots ― a team long suspected of abiding by the “if you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying” philosophy ― had used under-inflated footballs in their playoff victory against the Indianapolis Colts. As evidence began to build, however, a full-on NFL investigation was launched, exploding an unsubstantiated rumor into an intense scandal that would lead news coverage for weeks.

When: Wednesday, Sept 12., at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Gibson’s Bookstore, Concord


Images of Canterbury

What: Michael Sterling, a New Hampshire Art Association member, will have a photography exhibit on display featuring the Canterbury Shaker Village.

When: Through October

Where: Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, 49 S. Main St., Concord


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