Arts and Entertainment

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Features Editor Kathleen Palmer.

March out of March with live theater, music shows

Hope you had a fun weekend! Mine started Thursday when I was fortunate enough to meet and spend time with author Gloria Norris. A Manchester native, her success has taken her to the West coast, but she’s back in the area to celebrate the paperback release of her gripping memoir, ...

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At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Majestic Theatre presents “Murder is a Game,” dinner-theater performance at The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road, Manchester.

Majestic’s ‘Murder Is A Game’ – and a dinner theater!

MANCHESTER – At 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Majestic Theatre presents “Murder is a Game,” dinner-theater performance at The Executive Court Banquet Facility, 1199 S. Mammoth Road. Laughter, suspense, intriguing characters, sparkling dialogue, plot twists and ...

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The Big Takeover Band will perform Saturday at Riverwalk Cafe and Music Bar, Railroad Square, downtown Nashua.

Nightlife calendar

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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This weekend and next, Manchester Community Theatre Players will present “Yours, Anne,” a musical work based on “Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, at the MCTP Theatre at the North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St., Manchester.

NH premiere of ‘Yours, Anne’ remembers Holocaust victims

MANCHESTER – This weekend and next, Manchester Community Theatre Players will present “Yours, Anne,” a musical work based on “Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, at the MCTP Theatre at the North End Montessori School, 698 Beech St. This New Hampshire premiere of “Yours, Anne” ...

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At 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Southern NH Youth Ballet will present “Sleeping Beauty” at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St., Manchester.

Timeless classic ‘Sleeping Beauty’ ballet performed

MANCHESTER – At 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Southern NH Youth Ballet will present “Sleeping Beauty” at the Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. Will the beautiful Aurora prick her finger on a spindle and be cursed to sleep for a hundred years? Will a handsome prince find this sleeping beauty and ...

Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ storms into Dana Center

MANCHESTER – At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6, The Dana Center performance venue of Saint Anselm College will present New Art Theatre in William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” at 100 Saint Anselm Drive. School matinees of this production will be offered on the same days at ...

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"VIII, La montee au Calvaire" by Alfred Manessier.  Through April 20, “Alfred Manessier: Composer in Color” will be on exhibit at the art gallery at Rivier University, 420 S. Main St., Nashua.

Arts digest

NEW EVENTS Youth artists star in spring show NASHUA – At 6 p.m. Friday is the deadline for registration and art drop-off for the NAAA EAST show. From 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Nashua Area Artists Association (NAAA) will host its spring art show for emerging art students at its ArtHub gallery, ...

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From 5:15-11 p.m. Saturday, the Windham Community Bands organization will hold its 19th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser concert at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center,  58 Enterprise Drive, Windham.

PDQ Bach, Spike Jones highlights of April Fools Day concert

WINDHAM – From 5:15-11 p.m. Saturday, the Windham Community Bands organization will hold its 19th annual “Evening of Music” fundraiser concert at the Castleton Banquet and Conference Center, 58 Enterprise Drive. The Windham Community Bands are planning some musical jokes and surprises ...

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At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nashua Choral Society will present its spring Pastoral Concert at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way, Nashua.

Nashua Choral Society Pastoral Concert

NASHUA – At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nashua Choral Society will present its spring Pastoral Concert at Nashua High School North, 8 Titan Way. Nashua Choral Society begins their spring season performing a selection of songs by three British composers: Ralph Vaughan Williams, Charles Villiers ...

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Marjorie Bollinger Hogan will direct the The Merrimack Valley Flute Choir in a flute concert at the Nashua Public Library at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Flute Choir concert at Nashua Library

NASHUA – At 2 p.m. Sunday, The Merrimack Valley Flute Choir will perform in the Nashua Public Library Theater, 2 Court St. The program, “Favors and Favorites,” features music for flutes of many sizes, under the direction of Marjorie Bollinger Hogan. Guest performers will be Mike Loce ...

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Shown in the serving station for b.good. From 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nashua Center’s 15th annual “Taste of the Towns” event will be held at the Nashua Radisson, 11 Tara Blvd., Nashua.

Nashua Center’s 15th annual ‘Taste of the Towns’

NASHUA – From 6-10 p.m. Friday, Nashua Center’s 15th annual “Taste of the Towns” event will be held at the Nashua Radisson, 11 Tara Blvd. Nashua Center’s “Taste of the Towns” wine, beer and food tasting and auction attracts more than 400 attendees and participants; the evening of ...

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From 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 7, Marguerite’s Place will hold its annual Miami Nights fundraiser and 80s dance party at Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Dr., Nashua.

Celebrate 80s-style at Marguerite’s Place fundraiser

NASHUA – From 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 7, Marguerite’s Place will hold its annual Miami Nights fundraiser and 80s dance party at Sky Meadow Country Club, 6 Mountain Laurels Dr. Strangers with nothing in common coming together on a Saturday detention: a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a ...

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Features Editor Kathleen Palmer.

Feel the love for the Granite State: NH takes center stage

Blizzard aside, I had a great time last week! Wednesday, my friend Eric took me to Boston to see an incredible piece of theater, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time,” at the lovely Boston Opera House. The nationally touring production defies description. Suffice it to say, it ...

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This weekend and next, The Abbey Players at Saint Anselm College will present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Dana Center theater venue, 100 Saint Anselm Dr., Manchester.

Audience decides ending of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

MANCHESTER – This weekend and next, The Abbey Players at Saint Anselm College will present “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Dana Center theater venue, 100 Saint Anselm Dr. An unfinished work by Charles Dickens, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” has no ending as set by the author, who ...

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

Nightlife calendar

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

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

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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“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

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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Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry showing off his signature "duck walk," circa 1950s. Berry died March 18 at the age of 90.

Losing a pioneering rock ’n’ roll legend: Chuck Berry

Many years from now, long after all of us have left this world far behind, when historians of the current day look back at the sociological footnote of rock ‘n’ roll, the name Chuck Berry will be spoken of as THE pioneer and founding father of the art form. Sadly, the performer who ...

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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

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 ...