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Paul Lussier will perform Thursday at Shorty's Mexican Restaurant, at the Nashua Mall, exit 6, Nashua.

Nightlife calendar

Arts and Entertainment

NASHUA 5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702. AGAVE AZUL: 94-96 Main St. Sundays: Karaoke. Thursdays: Dancing with DJ K-WIL. 943-7240. BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). ...

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The Aryaloka Quartet will perform at the Nashua Chamber Orchestra's spring gala on Sunday at LaBelle Winery in Amherst.

Nashua Chamber Orchestra holds its Spring Gala

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AMHERST – At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Nashua Chamber Orchestra will hold its spring gala at LaBelle Winery, 345 Rte. 101. Celebrate spring with a delightful afternoon of music, a silent auction, wine and hors d’oeuvres. The event is a fundraiser for the Nashua Chamber Orchestra. The Aryaloka ...

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An original poster for "The Phantom Flyer" (1928), part of a "Dare-devil Aviation Double Feature" to be shown with live music at 7 p.m. Friday at the Aviation Museum of N.H., 27 Navigator Road, Londonderry.

Aviation Museum to screen ‘daredevil’ silent films

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LONDONDERRY – At 7 p.m. Friday, two silent films with live musical accompaniment will be screened at the Aviation Museum of N.H., 27 Navigator Road. Join fellow flyboys and flygals in a hanger-like space right alongside Runway 17-35 at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for a program of ...

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Anheuser-Busch brewery in Merrimack will host an Ales for Tails event, benefiting the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, on Sunday.

Ales for Tails event helps local animals

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MERRIMACK – From 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Anheuser-Busch and the Humane Society for Greater Nashua team up for Ales for Tails at the brewery, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. At the Ales for Tails event, guests will be able to enjoy Anheuser-Busch beers, barbecue, backyard games, a photo opportunity with ...

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“Venetian Dreams” by Nella Lush. From 2-4 p.m. Saturday, a reception will be held for “Exploring Relationships: Instructors and Students,” an exhibit which focuses on the bond between an artist and his/her mentor, at The Brush Art Gallery and Studios, 256 Market St., in Lowell, Mass.

Arts digest

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NEW EVENTS Upcycled art reception MANCHESTER – From 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, a reception will be held for an exhibit of upcycled items at Studio 550, at 550 Elm St. Studio 550’s next gallery show includes artwork, jewelry and furniture created by five artists and made out of repurposed ...

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Shown is Nate from Deadwick's Ethereal Emporium (Portsmouth) with their altar display, at last year's Magickal Marketplace and Psychic Faire. This year's event is Saturday at Courtyard Marriott in Nashua.

Enjoy a ‘magickal’ day at psychic faire Saturday

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NASHUA – From noon-7 p.m. Saturday, The Magickal Marketplace & Psychic Faire will be held at the Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Dr. The Magickal Marketplace & Psychic Faire features more than 80 vendors and psychic readers, plus live musical acts, informative workshops and ...

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Friday-Sunday, the 22nd annual Made In NH “Try It & Buy It” Expo, presented by Business NH Magazine, will be held at The Radisson Hotel/Center of NH at 700 Elm St., Manchester.

Made in NH Expo invites you to ‘try it and buy it’

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MANCHESTER – Friday-Sunday, the 22nd annual Made In NH “Try It & Buy It” Expo will be held at The Radisson Hotel/Center of NH at 700 Elm St. Expo hours are 1-8 p.m. Friday (opening ceremony begins at 2 p.m.), 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The expo is presented by ...

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In this photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian, shown is her recipe for a country-style breakfast skillet with eggs, bacon and vegetables.

Not a lumberjack? You can still eat a filling breakfast

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I am a morning person (by choice, not nature, but that’s a story for another time) and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Strong coffee and a hearty morning meal make me feel like I’m on vacation, luxuriating in hashed-brown-and-bacon heaven, without a health or calorie care in the ...

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From March 24-31, the sixth annual New Hampshire Restaurant Week will take place statewide at restaurants, bars, lodging establishments and other businesses.

Sixth annual NH Restaurant Week begins Friday

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CONCORD – From March 24-31, the sixth annual New Hampshire Restaurant Week will take place statewide at restaurants, bars, lodging establishments and other businesses. Nine “celebrity chefs” were selected from around the state to represent New Hampshire Lodging & Restaurant ...

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In this photo by chef Melissa d'Arabian, shown is her recipe for banana oat muffins.

Banana oat muffins make quick breakfast or snack

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Like many families, we try to minimize the amount of processed sugar we eat. But it is lurking everywhere, and we are eating far more processed sugar than our grandparents did. How to combat this trend that seems to have sneaked up on us? A few ideas: First, let’s read the ingredient list ...

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Shady savings: Save me from daylight saving time

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It’s more than a week after it happened, but I’m still nursing my headache from the change to Daylight Saving Time, aka D.S.T. It’s not “Daylight Savings Time.” There’s no extra “s.” That’s the nifty idea of setting the clocks ahead one hour in the spring, just to ruin the ...

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Features Editor Kathleen Palmer.

Snowpocalypse can’t stop Encore! Warm up with hot fun

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I’m sitting here writing this at 5:30 in the morning Tuesday, in the quiet of a pre-blizzard downtown Nashua. I have a lot to share with you in this week’s Encore, and I wanted to be sure it got out to press before Mother Nature had any say in it! There are a lot of delicious food-focused ...

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At 6:30 p.m. March 24-25, the Maskers Drama Club and Central Community Players will present “Fame, the Musical” at Central High School’s McAllaster Hall, 207 Lowell St., Manchester.

Remember my name! ‘Fame’ dances into Manchester

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MANCHESTER – At 6:30 p.m. March 24-25, the Maskers Drama Club and Central Community Players will present “Fame, the Musical” at Central High School’s McAllaster Hall, 207 Lowell St. The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, ...

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From left, Avery Cheeks as Scar, Ian Dolley as Young Simba, and Sawyer Broderick at Mufasa, in Majestic's production of "Lion King Jr."

Disney’s ‘Lion King Jr.’ roars on stage

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DERRY – At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Majestic Academy presents “The Lion King Jr.” at The Derry Opera House, 29 West Broadway. The show stars children and teens of The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts, under the direction of A. Robert Dionne with assistance by Anna ...