Some great events happening in the Queen City this weekend, information via our friends at mygoodgoodmanchester.
Aug. 16: We Are One (WAO) Music/Culture Festival brings together the oldest African and Latino-centered cultural festivals in New Hampshire. Latinos Unidos established the Latino Festival in 2000 beginning an unbroken string of annual events that celebrate and communicate the range and depth of Latin culture in the Western Hemisphere. Ujima Collective founded the African/Caribbean Celebration in 2001 to address issues of social isolation and cultural alienation among New Hampshire residents of African descent through the elevation and edification of African-influenced music, dance, food and other cultural forms.
Aug. 16-18: Mahrajan 2014 – a three-day festival at Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Church, 141 Mitchell St.
Aug. 16: NH Roller Derby Double Header Join New Hampshire Roller Derby for this great event. 5 p.m. Home Team Championships! – Granite Skate Troopers vs. Nightmares on Elm Street 7 p.m. Skate Free or Die All-Stars vs. Gotham Girls “Wall Street Traitors”Doors open at 4:30pm Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Kids 10 and under are FREE! CLICK TO BUY TICKETS,
Aug. 17: The Majestic Theatre’s performance of “Nunsense: The Mega Musical,” the eighth and final “Nunsense” show, will conclude its run at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 17, at Manchester Community Music School, 2291 Elm St. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online or by calling 669-7469.
About the performance
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Dan Goggin. “Nunsense: The Mega-Musical Version” is here! All the fun of the original “Nunsense” has been super-sized! “Mega-Nunsense” starring the original five nuns also features five new (male and female) characters including the never-before-seen infamous convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, plus a large cast of women, men, and children! In addition there is a new song (“One Last Hope”) and two expanded dance numbers. “Nunsense”, the winner of four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Musical was called “A hail of fun and frolic” by the New York Times. And now it’s bigger and better than ever!
Majestic’s “Nunsense” is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Sue Mallard, with musical direction by Keith Belanger.