We can feel spring inch closer, maple syrup tapping has begun and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. There’s a lot of events that are unique to the Seacoast this weekend. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy as many as you can.
Toast to 12th annual Portsmouth Beer Week
Portsmouth Beer Week wraps up this weekend with a crescendo of great events. You can choose from a Beer & Chocolate Pairing at Loaded Question in Portsmouth from 1 to 9 p.m., Friday or a Night with Moat Mountain Brewing Company at Legends in Portsmouth from 7 to 9 p.m. And don’t miss the legendary Bockfest 2022 at Liars Bench on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. or how about a Breakfast Stout Brunch with Founders at The Hammer in Portsmouth on Sunday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. Check out other ongoing events at portsmouthbeerweek.com.
Relive ‘The Last Waltz’ at The Press Room
Our wealth of Seacoast musical talent will be on display at The Press Room this weekend when “The Last Waltz” concert is played in its entirety at The Press Room as a benefit for the Continuum Arts Collective. Featuring the Seacoast’s finest including Martin England, Jim Rudolf, Mike Effenberger, Tristan Omand, Joe Young, Stu Dias, Eric Klaxton, Bryan Killough and Kate Redgate among many others, there’ll be a Saturday, March 12 show at 9 p.m. and Sunday, March 13 show at 2 p.m. Doors open upstairs an hour before showtime. Tickets are $25 to $35 and available at pressroomnh.com/live-music-portsmouth-nh-events.
‘La Cage Aux Folles’ opens at the Rep
The Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth presents “La Cage Aux Folles,” the musical that preceded the hit motion picture “The Birdcage” this weekend opening March 10 and running through April 3. The Tony winning smash hit by “Hello, Dolly” composer Jerry Herman breaks down the barriers between classic musical theatre, gender, and sexuality, and celebrates marching to the beat of your own drum. Tickets range from $25 to $52 and are available at seacoastrep.org.
Dance Northeast returns Saturday
Sole City Dance is bringing back Dance Northeast, its annual community dance showcase. Delight in the joy and artistry of dance when Sole City Dance and the Rochester Opera House join together to showcase talented dancers from companies and dance education centers around the region.
The celebration presents an afternoon performance with junior companies and up-and-coming student choreographers. The show is filled with colorful, energetic performances of innovative, diverse choreography by some of the region’s finest young dancers. The evening performance features senior and pre-professional companies.
Dance Northeast will show at the Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester, on Saturday, March 12 at 2 p.m. for $10 and at 7 p.m. for $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Call the box office at 603-335-1992 or go to 1908.na.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/12494.
Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra to perform Winter Concert
The Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra will perform its winter concert on Sunday, March 13 at 3 p.m. at The Music Hall in Portsmouth.
The program features a sublime trio of works that highlight the full symphony’s capacity for melodic richness. The works are Kareem Roustom’s “Ramal,” Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration: and Rachmaninov’s 2nd piano concerto performed by internationally renowned pianist Ya-Fei Chuang. A pre-concert talk with Conductor John Page will take place at 1:45 p.m.
Tickets to the March 13 concert are $35 to $25 for adults; $30, seniors; and $20, students (through college) and can be purchased online from The Music Hall website. For more information, visit portsmouthsymphony.org.