Feb 2-5 Entertainment Report: Lively arts, music, shows in and around Manchester

This week’s roundup of live entertainment in and around Manchester is brought to you by A. Robert Dionne of Ted Herbert Music School & Rentals. Please email entertainment events to rob@majestictheatre.net for consideration. Add your event to the InkLink Community Calendar so it can be included in the live radio report on WMNH 95.3 (Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” live every Thursday at 8am).

Featured Live Music

Ruby Shabazz, featuring Harry Borsch and Fee the Evolutionist, took place on February 2nd at the Carrier Museum.

Thursday, February 2nd

  • Ken Budka / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Ruby Shabazz with Fee the Evolutionist / Currier Museum (Manchester) / 5-8pm (Free on Thursday nights)
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 PM
  • Rebecca Turmel / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Dave Clark / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6pm
  • Ralph Allen / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chad Lamarsh / Copper Door (Bedford) / 7pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Tortilla Flats (Merrimack) / 7pm
  • Steve Prisby / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm

Rose Kula will perform at Village Trestle on February 3rd.

Friday, February 3rdrd

  • Chris Lester / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Justin Jordan / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Tom Boisse / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • The Rose Grows / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 18:00
  • Sean Coleman / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Fuzzbox / Makris Lobster & Steak House (Concord) / 19:30
  • Eric Grant Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Swipe Right Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Last Kid Picked / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • BJ Magoon & Driving Sideways / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Martin & Kelly / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

February 4 – Foxes and Flamingos at Derryfield.

Saturday, February 4thth

  • Andrew North / Downtown Winter Farmers Market (Concord) / 9am-12pm
  • Kevin Horan / Great North Yaleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Sam Hammerman / Wild Rovers (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Dani Sven / The Hill Bar & Grille (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Charlie Chronopoulos / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 6pm
  • Malcolm Salls / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Andrew Geano / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 PM
  • Alex Cohen / Chen Yang Lee (bow) / 7pm
  • Rock Junkies / Lynn’s 102 Tavern (Hudson) / 8 PM
  • Fox & The Flamingos / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Scalawag / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Wired For Sound / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm

Mike Forgette and Brunch: A perfect pairing for February 5th at The Goat/Manchester.

Sunday, February 5thth

  • Brad Myrick / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Mike Forgett / The Goat (Manchester) / 10am
  • Acoustic session with Bob Pratte / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 3:30pm

Always check the venue website or social media for last minute changes. Or check if there are any ticket or entry requirements.

Featured Arts & Entertainment:

Thursday, February 2nd

THE WORLD WAS YOURS / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / ~February 19thth

A play by William Ivers. His coveted Eadburg Art Endowment is about to be awarded to him as one of his three finalists with three very different artistic visions. Professor Adley Schwartz holds a traditional view and Z-Jones believes art is rebellion, while Joy wants her art to scream a didactic social message. All three find themselves in the museum’s waiting room while the board makes its final decision. Their disagreements escalate when they realize that the lucrative grants come with demands that may undermine their artistic and moral worth. Watching (and arguing) from the sky is none other than Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Bob Ross. www.hatboxnh.com or (603) 715-2315

BLUES BROTHERS – THE NEXT GENERATION / LaBelle Winery (Amherst) / 8pm

Join Jake and Elwood, aka The Blues Brothers, for an unforgettable night of blues. Blues Brothers The Next Generation is a 10-piece blues and soul band playing homage to the original Blues His Brothers Jake and Elwood. Since 1996, The Blues Brothers The Next Generation have been entertaining New England with energetic tributes to the legendary showbands that revitalized the R&B scene in the late ’70s and his early ’80s. Grab your shades, skinny tie, fedora and slip on your boogie shoes. When the band starts rocking, the joints start shaking. www.labellewinery.com or (603) 672-9898.

VYNTYGE SKYNARD / LaBelle Winery (Delhi) / 8pm

Lynyrd Skynyrd were the most formidable band from the South. Vyntyge Skynyrd pays tribute to his 1970s band era, replicating this timeless music exactly as it was originally recorded and performed. They capture the passion and heart of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the soul of fearless leader Ronnie Van Zane. You can go back to 1977 and hear all of his Skynyrd favorites, classics like Sweet Home Alabama, Saturday Night Special and Gimme Three Steps. ! www.labellewinery.com or (603) 672-9898.

Friday, February 3rdrd

MASTERS OF THE TELECASTER / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm

Joining two of the world’s most prolific rock guitarists, GE Smith (Hall & Oates / Bob Dylan & SNL Band) and Jim Wader (The Band & Levon Helm Band) on what will be a historic night of Blues & Roots Rock there is no doubt. &roll. Play songs by Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Neil Young, Jimmy Reed, Steve Winwood, Sam Cooke and more! www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100

THE ALL NEW PIANO MEN / Palace Theater (Manchester) / Final weekend!

As the timeless music of Billy Joel, Elton John, Stevie Wonder and Freddie Mercury come together again, the All New Piano Men introduce new piano greats to the Palace Theater stage and walkway Let me dance with Live from New York City, these tributes to his band featuring top his vocalists and dancers are nothing short of amazing. An original musical production by artistic director Karl Rajotte, this timeless piece of music unfolds on stage before your very eyes and is a must-see! www.palaceheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

FNC DAVE RUSSO & FRIENDS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

Recently named the city’s “Best Male Comic” by the Boston Examiner, Dave Russo has been a mainstay of Boston comedy for the past 15 years. He co-hosts NESN’s He’s Dirty Water TV, reporting on the best of Boston’s nightlife, as well as producing his series of regular comedies. He appeared on E! TV series “The Entertainer”, NBC’s “The Today Show”, Jean Lavanchy starring in his FOX 25, “Phantom Gourmet”, and he is the producer of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” in his NESN comedy All-Stars. Selected to appear in Dave recently appeared on BostonGlobe.com’s “Boston, A Comedy Capital” panel to participate in a discussion about the history and future of Boston’s comedy. Every Friday he can be heard at 980 WCAP. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

LIVINGSTON TAYLOR / Dana Center at Saint Anselm’s (Manchester) / 7:30pm

With over 50 years of music-making experience, Livingston Taylor’s setlist spans endless Top 40 hits, gentle ballads and Gershwin. His proficient depth of knowledge contrasts with the personal stories, anecdotes, and doorstep rapport he laces throughout the show. Settle into this cozy evening of stories and songs. www.tickets.anselm.edu or (603) 641-7700

Saturday, February 4thth

A NIGHT OF ELVIS / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / 19:00

Join “Everything Elvis” in this musical revue featuring songs recorded by Elvis throughout his decades-long career, performed by 16 talented local artists. www.majestic theater.net or (603) 669-7469

Rob Schneider / Capitol Center (Concord) / Saturday, February 4th 8 pm

Rob Schneider is an accomplished actor, comedian, screenwriter, and director. A stand-up comic and an award-winning NBC sketch of him A veteran of his comedy series Saturday Night Live, Schneider has found success in film and television and continues his tour of stand-up around the world. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

PANORAMA – THE MUSIC OF THE CARS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

A night of classic hits from the classic 70’s and 80’s. The CARS music needs no explanation. Their music sounds just as fresh today as it did when it was first released. Panorama is his five talented musicians from the Boston metropolitan area dedicated to recreating the magic of The CARS LIVE! With passion and precision, he deftly recreates arrangements and performs in a multimedia show that takes audiences back to the days of spinning LPs. Dominating the airwaves, new wave rock music excited concerts in his halls. Strap on and get ready for a shakeup! Let’s take it home. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Sunday, February 5thth

O-TOWN / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 19:00

The O-Town story began with 1999’s “Making the Band” and was eventually taken over by label exec, producer, songwriter and rapper Diddy. The group’s first two full-length albums included the number one singles “Liquid Dreams” and “All or Nothing”, as well as the Top 40 hit “We Fit Together”. “All or Nothing” was nominated for Song of the Year at the 2001 Radio Music Awards. In 2013 he released O-Town his Lines & Circles and in 2017 EP Part 1 was released which included the single “Empty Space”. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

ARTalk with TIM PORTLOCK / Currier Museum of Art (Manchester) / 2pm

The Currier Museum of Art presents a talk by artist Tim Portlock, whose exhibition State of the Art 2020: Locate is currently running through February 12th. Tim Portlock uses 3D modeling software to create simulated urban environments. His work, which often incorporates real landmarks, comments on wealth inequality, responses to natural disasters, and urbanization. Portlock’s New Media His approach brings contemporary meaning to his traditional 19th-century American landscape. Portlock describes a piece unique to Manchester commissioned by the Currier Museum. www.currier.org

Be sure to visit The WEEKENDER for this weekend’s featured events and cities.

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