Oct. 12-15 Entertainment report: Lively arts, music, shows in and around Manchester

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As always 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 rob@majestictheatre.net 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.)

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


Featured LIVE MUSIC

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th

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Dr. Gasp & The Eeks will give you musical thrills and Chills Oct. 12 at the Currier Museum. Photo/Michael Winters
  • Dr. Gasp & The Eeks / Currier (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Jonny Friday / T-Bones (Salem) / 5pm
  • Sean Coleman / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • D-Comp / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 6pm
  • April Cushman / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chris Powers / Telly’s (Epping) / 7pm
  • Eddie Sands / Copper Door (Salem) / 7pm
  • Justin Jordan / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7pm
  • Mugsy Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Faith Ann / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Balkan Jump / Shaskeen Irish Pub (Manchester) / 9pm

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th

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Brad Myrick performs Oct. 13 at Backyard Brewery. Photo/Eric Scot
  • Ralph Allen / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Marc Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Peter Miles / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Brad Myrick / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Justin Cohn / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Ryan Williamson / Olympus Pizza (Suncook) / 7pm
  • Last Kid Picked / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Swipe Right Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Whiskey 6 / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Lexi James / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Peter Parcek / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th

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Josh Logan Trio will play Oct. 14 at The Stumble Inn in Londonderry.
  • Josh Logan Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 2pm
  • Paul Nelson / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 4pm 
  • Mike Barger / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Pete Peterson / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 5:30pm
  • John Chouinard / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Peter Pappas / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Ryan Williamson / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Mikey G / Chen Yang Li (Bow) / 7pm
  • Phil Jacques / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Kevin Horan / Hop Knot (Manchester) / 7pm
  • The Slakas / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Neon Rodeo / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Strong Three / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th

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Chad Verbeck will make your Sunday shine brighter. Catch him at Shoppers Pub. on Oct. 15. Image/Christopher David Photography
  • Steve Aubert / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Steve Prisby / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am
  • Chad Verbeck / Shoppers Pub (Manchester) / 11:30am

Always be sure to check a venue’s website or social media for last-minute changes or to see if there are ticket or admission requirements. Thank you to Notso Costley Productions, NH Music Collective, and Bea’s Band List for your support and listings of LOCAL LIVE MUSIC.  


FEATURED ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Click on DIRECT/x link for the official link to purchase tickets for each event. 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th

VERSA-STYLE DANCE COMPANY / Stockbridge Theatre (Derry) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

Based in Los Angeles, VERSA-STYLE DANCE COMPANY embodies an energetic fusion of dance styles—from Hip-Hop, Popping, Locking, and Krump to Afro-Latin styles of Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia. Their latest work, Freemind Freestyle, dives into the concept of freedom: what restricts it, and how we break free. Danced to remixes of hip hop, classical, and electronic music the immersive world Freemind Freestyle creates is unique to the dancers’ improvisation and style, offering a one-of-a-kind performance each night! https://stockbridgetheatre.showare.com/ or (603)437-5210

CANDLELIGHT / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 6pm and 8:30pm – DIRECT/x

A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics. Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Manchester, NH. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Vivaldi and More at The Rex Theatre under the gentle glow of candlelight. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th

NEVERMORE / Mosaic Art Collective (Manchester) / through October 31st

Once upon a midnight dreary, as darkness falls and the veil between the living and the dead draws thin, the Mosaic Art Collective beckons artists to delve deep into their darkest imaginings. Across centuries, artists have danced with the dark arts, intertwining beauty with foreboding. This October, we beckon you to journey with us into realms of the macabre, occult, surreal, and profoundly bizarre. In a fitting tribute to the month of haunts, our exhibition unfurls its dark wings on the evening of Friday the 13th, from 5:30 to 8:30 PM. https://mosaicartcollective.com/ 


QUEENS – feat. JORDAN QUINN / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 7:30pm – DIRECT/x

“Queens” is an electrifying and glamorous musical extravaganza set to hit the stage on October 13th. This special show is a heartfelt tribute to the most beloved female music artists of all time. From timeless icons like Madonna and Whitney Houston to contemporary powerhouses like Shania Twain and Adele, “Queens” celebrates the incredible contributions of women in music. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588


KINKY BOOTS / Palace Theatre (Manchester) / through November 5thDIRECT/x

OPENING WEEKEND! Charlie Price has reluctantly inherited his father’s shoe factory, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Trying to live up to his father’s legacy and save his family business, Charlie finds inspiration in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. As they work to turn the factory around, this unlikely pair find that they have more in common than they realized… and discover that when you change your mind, you can change your whole world. www.palacetheatre.org or (603)668-5588


HAND TO GOD / Hatbox Theatre (Concord) / FINAL WEEKENDDIRECT/x

by Robert Askins; presented by Actors Coop Theatre. After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason’s complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and—most especially—his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason’s puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. CONTENT WARNING

 www.hatboxnh.com or (603)715-2315


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14th

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Mr. American Pie Performs Oct. 14 at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

DON McLEAN / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

“American Pie” still goes to heart as soon as originator Don McLean plays this classic at his concerts. Still, it’s worth remembering that the 76-year-old composer has written and sung numerous other melodic and harmonic successes in his decades-long career with “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” “Castles in the Air,” “And I Love You So,” and “Cryin’,”. Accordingly, the complete discography of the legendary and still active singer/songwriter is significant. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

TIME MACHINE performs Pink Floyd / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd, America’s top Pink Floyd show, has forged a 30-year reputation for extending the legacy of Pink Floyd, selling out theaters, premier showcase rooms and casinos across North America, Europe and Asia, performing at renowned music festivals such as Bonnaroo, Riverbend, and Gathering of the Vibes. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603)437-5100

EDWIN McCAIN Acoustic Trio / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 8pm – DIRECT/x

Edwin McCain has been called a “street corner prophet” by USA Today, an “aching tenor” by Slate Magazine, and a “great American romantic” by the New York Times, but Edwin is much more than those things. After a 20-year ride on a wave created by recording two of the biggest love songs in the history of music (I’ll Be and I Could Not Ask For More), and producing and starring in a tv series (Flippin’ Ships on Animal Planet); Edwin slowed his road schedule to dedicate more time to his primary roles as husband to his wife and father to their three young teenagers. And then Covid hit. Well, the kids are grown-ish and Edwin’s fans are clamoring for more, so Edwin McCain is back at full throttle. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th

NH JAZZ ORCHESTRA / Rex Theatre (Manchester) / 2pm – DIRECT/x

Part of the “Prime of Life” SeriesThe NH Jazz Orchestra’s mission is to engage rising talented musicians as well as the broader adult community in the excitement and performance of Big Band music. www.rextheatre.org or (603)668-5588

THE FOOLERS / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7pm – DIRECT/x

The Foolers brings an evening of jaw-dropping illusions curated by Penn & Teller. Celebrating television’s #1 rated magic show, this interactive and irreverent evening presents the Fool Us alumni who share the distinction of being among the few who have impressed the pair with mystifying mind magic and hilarious comedic routines. Don’t miss this chance to see TV’s trickiest magicians for an evening of unforgettable fun! (Penn & Teller will not be present at this event). www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

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

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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 www.tedherbert.com / www.majestictheatre.net or call (603)669-7469