Nov. 17-20: Lively arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

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This week’s round-up of live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Email your entertainment events to for consideration. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink community calendar for possible inclusion in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 a.m.)

Phil Jacques performs Nov. 17 at City Hall Pub.


  • Green Heron / Currier Museum of Art (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30pm
  • Lou Antonucci / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6pm
  • Ralph Allen / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • D-Comp Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Phil Jacques / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • NH Music Collective Showcase / Area 23 (Concord) / 7pm
  • Tim Theriault / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm

Billed as “New England’s Premiere Party Band,” you’ll have to come out to the Derryfield on Nov. 18 and judge the Bob Pratte Band for yourself. Photo/Michael Gallitelli.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18th         

  • Josh Foster / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ryan Williamson / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Joe McDonald / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Scott King / Over the Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 7pm
  • Bob Pratte Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Mugsy Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Lamont Smooth / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • The Pop Disaster / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Maddy Ryan / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Waking Finnegan / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Rebecca Turmel will be playing Nov. 19 at The Wild Rover.


  • Chris Peters / Downtown Winter Farmers Market (Concord) / 9am-12pm
  • Brooks Hubbard / The Goat (Manchester) / 10am
  • Alfredo Benavides / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Jon Pond / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Rebecca Turmel / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Kimayo / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30pm
  • Chris Lester / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
  • Two For The Road / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Wiki 3 / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Martin & Kelly / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm


  • Mike Forgette / The Goat (Manchester) / 10am
  • Rob Dumais / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Yvonne Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • John Chouinard / Currier Museum (Manchester) / 11am

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last minute changes.



CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Presented by the Palace Youth Theatre. The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. or (603)668-5588


MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS / City Auditorium (Concord) / November 18-20

Presented by the Community Players of Concord. Eight suspects, one thrilling ride. Winter 1934. The Orient Express is travelling through Europe when its journey is halted by a snowdrift. A man is found stabbed in his bed, and famous detective Hercule Poirot – who happens to be on his way back to London from Istanbul – is called upon to investigate the murder. Each of his fellow travelers is suspicious. Murder on the Orient Express is widely regarded as one of Agatha Christie’s greatest literary achievements. First published in 1934, the stylish, suspenseful murder mystery about an unlikely cast of potential suspects – including a colonel, a princess and a countess, all with alibis – trapped aboard the luxurious Orient Express during a snow storm features one of the most iconic fictional detectives of all time – Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot. Ken Ludwig’s stage adaptation promises fans of the mystery classic the same suspenseful, thrilling ride. 

GLADYS KNIGHT / Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord) / 8pm

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. or (603)225-1111

FNC: TONY V / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Tony just opened for Bill Burr in front of 37,000 people at Fenway Park. Along with being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges all over the free world, Tony V has worked with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett. or (603)668-5588

THE NUTCRACKER / Palace Theatre (Manchester) / November 18-20

Enjoy the magic and beauty of the timeless classic this holiday season as Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater performs The Nutcracker, which is based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffman and music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The performance unfolds at a Christmas party at a home in 19th Century Germany, where a special Christmas gift is given from a mysterious and loving uncle to his young and curious niece Clara. With delicate costumes, engaging and vivid imagery as Clara’s dream comes to life on-stage in the historic Palace Theatre.  This holiday classic is a tradition for the whole family to enjoy. or (603)668-5588


DUELING PIANOS / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm

Dueling Pianos of New Hampshire brings the fast-paced, request-driven fun of Dueling Pianos to the Granite State. Join us for a non-stop, high-energy show where YOU pick the set list! No musical style or genre is off limits, and no two shows are the same. Come be a part of it! or (603)437-5100

A MUSICAL COOKING LESSON / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 2pm & 7:30pm

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the kitchen. The Calamari Sisters are local celebrities in Brooklyn, NY as the singing, dancing, and cooking stars of the public access cable cooking show, MANGIA ITALIANO. In this rare treat, Delphine and Carmela have taken their culinary expertise on the road to spread their unique brand of Italian teaching to the masses. With outrageous musical numbers, hilarious family anecdotes, and some help from some of you, these sisters will give you a cooking lesson that you’ll never forget. Be prepared to eat your heart out and laugh until your sides or (603)668-5588

ON BROADWAY / Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord) / 8pm

Bringing you all the hit shows of this Broadway season in one unforgettable night, ON BROADWAY will highlight the long running favorites like Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, and the Book of Mormon as well as the newest smash sensations like Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit, and Hamilton. Starring an ALL Broadway Cast, ON BROADWAY will feature the best of this current season! or (603)225-1111


LABELLE LIGHTS / Labelle Winery (Derry) / through January 15th

LaBelle Lights is back and the 2022-2023 Season is bigger, brighter, and better than ever! Create magical memories with loved ones at the awe-inspiring LaBelle Lights. They have tripled their displays with over 500,000 awe-inspiring lights! Escape the holiday madness by taking a relaxing stroll with the whole family. Tickets can be bought on-site at the Tasting Room in Derry, or can be pre-purchased online at 

9 to 5 – THE MUSICAL / Janice Streeter Theatre / through November 20th

Presented by the Peacock Players. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie. Set in the late 1970s. this hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female coworkers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! While Hart remains “otherwise engaged,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover, taking control of the company that had always kept them down. Hey, a girl can scheme, can’t she? This show isPG-13. 


A PIANO CHRISTMAS with ROBERT DIONNE / Majestic Theatre (Manchester) / November 26 at 7pm

Kick off the holiday season with us as Robert plays all of your Winter and Christmas classics and favorites, plus a few requests! A night of music and memories that will warm your heart as you sing-a-long, listen, or reminisce. Perfect for the whole family.nd you are not alone! 9 out of 10 people have Seasonal Allergies, but nobody has a case worse than Julia Shelby and her brother Peter. So get ready to laugh away your throat tickle, and clear your sinuses with a healthy dose of Holiday Fun. or (603)669-7469 – MENTION INKLINK/WMNH AND RECEIVE $5.00 OFF EACH TICKET (Advanced sales only) 

Be sure to visit The WEEKENDER for more featured events out and about town this weekend!

About this Author


A. Robert Dionne

A. Robert Dionne is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Majestic Theatre and Administrator to Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. For over 90 combined years The Majestic and Ted Herbert’s has been providing arts opportunities, for all ages, ‘FOR AND BY THE COMMUNITY’.  Ted Herbert’s is excited to provide lessons for all instruments, all abilities, and all ages as well as quality rentals of band and orchestra instruments from their location at 880 Page Street in Manchester. More information at / or call (603)669-7469