Arts and Entertainment

Take time to reflect, be grateful this Memorial Day weekend

This week’s Encore is light on events; I guess most people and venues will be off for the long holiday weekend. I’m happy to announce that one of my Page 19 columnists, and friends, Teresa Santoski, has been chosen by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists to receive an award for her ...

Encore columnist Santoski wins national award for writing

Teresa Santoski, of Brookline, has won an award in the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ annual national column writing contest for her humor column, Tete-a-tete. She will receive her award Saturday, June 10 at the NSNC’s annual conference, which is being held this year at the ...

National columnists’ conference convenes in Manchester

MANCHESTER – June 8-11, The National Society of Newspaper Columnists will bring its annual national conference to the Center of New Hampshire Radisson Hotel, 700 Elm St. The four-day event will bring together writers of serial essay, including columnists and bloggers from all media. NSNC ...

Nightlife calendar

NASHUA 5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702. BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). Thursdays: DJ Kraig Selvi. Fridays: Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., live music at 9 p.m. ...

Arts digest

Spring show at Whitty Gallery HOLLIS – Through Friday, “Life: One Frame at a Time,” will be on exhibit at The Whitty Gallery at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, 30 Ash St. Local artists were asked to create or capture images that expressed “life moments” in a variety of mediums. ...

Artist profile: Jonathan P. Slocum

Your name: Jonathan P. Slocum (Jon). Your website: jonslocum.wixsite.com/mysite. Where are you from? I grew up in Albany, got my Bachelors of Fine Arts from Syracuse (where I studied with Jerome Witkin and Murray Tinkleman), and eventually came to Nashua in 1994. How would you describe your ...

Local flavor: A ‘Taste’ in Milford, Greek in Nashua, chocolate in Amherst

Looks like the weather may actually be turning … seasonally correct. Hooray! Time to get out and about. This Friday is the annual A Taste of Milford, on and around the Milford Oval. More than two dozen food purveyors will be on-hand to share their delicious wares with you. Take a nice stroll ...

Celebrate music of 1967 with all-star lineup at Tupelo

DERRY – From 7-10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, the eighth annual Bob Dylan Birthday Bash will be held at Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A Street. Tupelo Music Hall will go psychedelic to raise money for The Brad Delp Foundation with the annual celebration of Bob Dylan’s birthday. Each year, the ...

Nightlife calendar

NASHUA 5 DRAGONS LOUNGE: 28 Railroad Square. Saturdays: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. 578-0702. BOSTON BILLIARD CLUB: 55 Northeastern Blvd. Mondays: Military Monday. Wednesdays: Wine Down Wednesdays (Ladies Night). Thursdays: DJ Kraig Selvi. Fridays: Happy Hour from 4-7 p.m., live music at 9 p.m. ...

‘Grease’ is the word this weekend in Nashua

NASHUA – At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Peacock Players will present the teen musical “Grease” at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St. Get out your leather jackets and pull on your bobby socks as the world’s No. 1 musical returns. Peacock Players ...

Stop the presses for ‘Gutenberg! The Musical!’

CONCORD – At 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, Community Players of Concord will present “Gutenberg! The Musical!” at the Hatbox Theatre, 270 Loudon Road (in the Steeplegate Mall). Locally starring Doug Schwarz and David Peck with Brandon Buteau on piano, “Gutenberg! The ...

NH student filmmakers shine at film festival

CONCORD – At noon Saturday, the 10th annual New Hampshire High School Short Film Festival will take place at Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St. This year’s 24 films include animation, comedy, drama, documentary, music video and public service announcements/commercials. They were chosen ...

Arts digest

NEW EVENTS ‘The Blue Jazz Memory’ opens LOWELL, Mass. – From 6-8 p.m. Thursday, an opening reception will be held for “The Blue Jazz Memory,” an exhibition of paintings by artist Ismael Rosado, at TreMonte Pizzeria Restaurant and Bar, 44 Palmer St. Live music by Venezuelan ...

Melissa Etheridge continues to inspire, rock out

If Luke Mallett, the gritty-voiced frontman of Maine’s hard-driving premier country rocking Mallett Brothers Band, were to have a vocal twin sister, she would surely be the Grammy Award-winning veteran bluesy rocker, Melissa Etheridge. For in their own ways, both have the sound of sawdust in ...

A Taste of Milford awaits you Friday on the Oval

MILFORD – From 6-8:30 p.m. Friday, the eighth annual A Taste of Milford will be held downtown, on and around the Milford Oval. The evening will feature tons of food, great live music and many shops to explore. Come stroll the Oval and get a “taste” of more than two dozen local businesses, ...

Fundraising dinner, readings aid NH poets laureate

WINDHAM – At 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, a fundraising dinner and poetry reading will held to benefit the Poetry Society of New Hampshire’s Poet Laureate Fund, at Common Man Restaurant, 88 Range Road. “Laureates Three Quatre” will feature UK’s Hampshire Laureate Brian Evans-Jones, ...

Boy oh boy: Raising concerns of raising young men

Let me take you back 12-1/2 years. After a year of struggling with infertility, my husband and I were thrilled to be pregnant with twins. As the day when we would find out their genders approached, we spent hours speculating and dreaming about the possible scenarios. Every time, I ended the ...

Opportunities abound to enjoy talented local actors, companies

Last weekend I finally got to check out Hatbox Theatre in Concord. Ingeniously set up in a converted storefront at Steeplegate Mall, the space is perfect for intimate performances. I saw an original work by New Hampshire playwright Donald Tongue, entitled “The Truth Will Spring Yuh.” The ...

NH Renaissance Faire invites you to go medieval

KINGSTON – This weekend and next, the 13th annual New Hampshire Renaissance Faire will be held on the fairgrounds at Thorne Road. The Renaissance Faire is a family-friendly, educational, visual, theatrical and fantastical event held in Kingston, about 45-60 minutes from Nashua. The nonprofit ...

Nightlife calendar

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