Jan. 26-29 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:

Catch the Sugah Rush at The Goat on January 26th.

Thursday, January 26thth

  • Chris Lester / The Foundry (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 PM
  • Jordan Quinn / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Louis Goodwin / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Brad Myrick / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 PM
  • John Chouinard / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Mugsy Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 19:00
  • Ralph Allen / Tortilla Flat (Merrimack) / 7pm
  • Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Suga Rush / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm

Emily’s rock band rocks Derryfield on January 27th.

Friday, January 27thth

  • Mikey G. / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Dave Clark / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Rebecca Turmel / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Jud Caswell / Over The Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 6pm
  • Kimayo / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 18:30
  • Sam Hammerman / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Emily’s Garage Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Something Else Band / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • The Drift Duo / Telly’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • 7 Day Weekend / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Martin Kelly / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

Ariel Strasser will perform at The Hill Bar & Grill on January 28th.

Saturday, January 28thth

  • Dave Clark / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Ralph Allen / The Hill Bar & Grill (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Paul Gormley / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • John Chouinard / The Gauchos (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Pete Peterson / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Ariel Strasser / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • The Lone Wolf Project / Chen Yang Lee (Bow) / 19:00
  • Liz Ridgely / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 7pm
  • Bob Pratt Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Nothingsafe, Song Garden / Shuskin (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Lexi James / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Tootie Pa & His Big Fine Thing / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Nate Comp will deliver the brunch soundtrack at the Copper Door in Bedford on January 29th.

Sunday, January 29thth

  • John Paul Royer / Copper Door (Salem) / 11am
  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11am

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, January 26thth

Improved Queen City. / Hatbox Theater (Concord) / 19:30

Queen City Improv are Manchester’s premier improvisational troupe, bringing their performances to the capital! It’s made up on the fly, so the game is planned, but the story of the scene is not. what will they come up with next? Please join us. www.hatboxnh.com or (603) 715-2315

A Foreigner’s Journey featuring Constantin Murouris will premiere at the Palace Theater on January 26th.

Foreigner’s Journey feat. Constantine Maroulis / Palace Theater (Manchester) 19:30

A tribute to two of rock’s greatest arena bands of the ’80s: Foreigner & Journey. It brings together the incredible sound of two of rock’s greatest arena bands from the ’80s. Experience the rock ballad Faithfully & Open Arms with rock classics like Cold As Ice, Urgent, Hot Blooded, Feels Like The First Time, Jukebox Hero, Separate Ways, Don’t Stop Believin’, Anyway You Want It . ! All played exactly as they were originally, in the original key and pitch. The music and energy of two legendary stadium rock bands come together in one moving show. www.palaceheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

BOOM BOX / Bank of NH Stage (Concord) / 8pm

A little house, a little blues, a little funk, a little rock and a soulblast through BoomBox. www.ccanh.com or (603)225-1111

Friday, January 27thth

Majestic Theater presents CATS: Young Actor’s Edition at the Delhi Opera House through January 29th.

CATS: YOUNG ACTOR’S EDITION / Majestic Theater (Delhi) / Until January 29thth

A short adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical, specially tailored for young actors. Based on Old Possum’s practical cat book by TS Eliot / CATS is set inside a larger-than-life junkyard playground and features Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Skimbleshanks and more. A purring cat lives. and Grizabella. The Jellicle Cats come to play one special night in a year, the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell stories to amuse their wise and benevolent leader, the Old Deuteronomy. They must choose one of his cats to ascend to the Heavyside tier and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Courtesy of The Majestic Academy Youth & Teens. www.majestic theater.net or (603) 669-7469

THE ALL NEW PIANO MEN / Palace Theater (Manchester) / until February 5thth

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 Featuring live bands, top vocalists and dancers from New York City, these tributes to bands 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

BRAD MASTRANGELO / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

What was dare started by a group of friends in 1990 turned into a fairly successful stand-up comedy career. Brad’s “Street Smart” brand of comedy has made fans laugh around the world. From his hometown of Boston to California and everywhere in between, Brad’s shows make everyone home. His real-life story makes the crowd think that he must have grown up with this man, as they can usually relate to everything he talks about. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Saturday, January 28thth

FORTUNE / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 8pm

Fortune has been regularly filling venues across New England for over 30 years. This six-piece band from Peabody, Massachusetts, has a smooth, three-part and four-part vocal his harmonies, dynamic and melodious textures on multiple guitars and keyboards, and a tight rhythm section for a long time. It has maintained its reputation. Fortune shows always feature songs of the “band won’t try to cover” type, such as Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen, Foreplay/Longtime by Boston, and Won’t Get Fooled again by The Who. Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd on Journey and Yes! www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100

Magic rock! ILLUSIONIST LEON ETIENNE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 19:30

We’ve seen him in America’s Got Talent, Jimmy Fallon, and Penn & Teller: Fool Us! Illusionist Léon Etienne rocks venues around the world with his jaw-dropping critically acclaimed show, Magic Rocks, featuring the world’s best epic illusions, award-winning sleight of hand and hilarious comedy. Witness his spectacle in this family-friendly illusion. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Sunday, January 29thth

13th Annual New England Winter Blues Festival / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 4pm

After 13 years of sold-out shows across New England, the New England Winter Blues Festival returns to the stunning Rex Theater for the first time. This year, the giants of international blues guitar are on the scene in droves. Blues superstar Texas guitarist Mike Zito, Chicago blues giant Nick Moss, Italian blues guitarist Roberto Morbioli, and Northeast blues supergroup The Wicked Lowdown are Texas It features blues guitarist Paul Size. Don’t miss your chance to catch this incredible show in this wonderfully intimate setting! www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

Upcoming Events:

Rob Schneider will be at the Capitol Center on February 4th.

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

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

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