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Art takes center stage as we march into March

Friday night, I rubbed elbows with elite art lovers at the opening of two new exhibits at the Currier Museum in Manchester. I am not exaggerating when I tell you I was astonished at Deep Cuts, the cut-paper exhibit. I couldn't tear my eyes away. I could not believe the variety of works, the clever themes...


A monster of a ‘tail’ in charming new musical

DERRY - At 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, NH Theatre Factory will present "A Dragon's Tail" at Derry Opera House, 29 W. Broadway.

The NH Theatre Factory presents this world-premiere musical, written and directed by NHTF's artistic director, Joel Mercier. "With so many of the same shows being produced...


Nightlife calendar


5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702.

AGAVE AZUL: 94-96 Main St. Sundays: Karaoke. 943-7240.

BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). Fridays: Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., live music at 9 p.m. Saturdays: Throwback Saturdays with DJ Anthem spinning...


‘The Apartment’ gets musical in ‘Promises, Promises’

MANCHESTER - This weekend and next, Manchester Community Theatre Players will present the romantic musical comedy "Promises, Promises" at the North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St.

Written by Neil Simon with music by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, "Promises, Promises" is based on the film "The Apartment," starring Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine and Fred...


New Greeley Singers present musical cabaret night

PELHAM - From 7-9 p.m. Saturday, The New Greeley Singers will present their annual Cabaret fundraiser at Sherburne Hall, 6 Village Green.

Many wonderful songs - old favorites and new, show tunes, lullabies to opera - will fill the air at the New Greeley Singers' annual Cabaret fundraiser. The community chorus, based in Pelham, directed...


You can’t stop the beat! ‘Hairspray’ is at the Palace

MANCHESTER - Opening Friday and running through March 26, the musical "Hairspray" will be presented at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St.

Walk through a puff of hairspray as the Palace transports you back to 1960s Baltimore, Maryland. Come meet quirky, plus-sized teenager Tracy Turnblad and her perky best friend, Penny Pingleton. Tracy wants nothing...


Art briefs


Downtown Lowell First Thursdays

LOWELL, Mass. - Your invitation to fun, art, museums and music in lively Lowell. Visit downtown galleries, museums, restaurants and businesses from 5-9 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month through September for special activities and events. Street performers/buskers welcome. Information: first-thursdays.

Pastel exhibit opens...


‘Exit the King’ by Ionesco presented by tKAPOW

DERRY - At 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, theatre KAPOW continues its season of comedies with "Exit the King" by Eugène Ionesco, at the Stockbridge Theatre of Pinkerton Academy, 5 Pinkerton St.

Ionesco's darkly hilarious play makes fun of all the things that tragedy usually takes seriously, to wit: For 400...


Rock paper, scissors: ‘Deep Cuts’ cut-paper exhibit at the Currier will blow you away

MANCHESTER - Through May 21, Deep Cuts: Contemporary Paper Cutting will be on exhibit at the Currier Museum of Art, 150 Ash St.

Innovative artists can create remarkable objects from simple materials, such as paper, construction supplies and light. These elements combine in experimental fashion in two new contemporary exhibitions which opened at the Currier...


Review: Roots Cafe keeps it local, fresh, friendly

Nestled between the old railroad tracks and the rusty trestle, in the curve of the down-sloping road, historic Robie's Country Store sits brightly. The red facade building in Hooksett has been there for more than a century, attracting presidential wannabes looking for a photo op in a quaint, classic New Hampshire locale.

Within the country...


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