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December 1-4: Entertainment Report: Vibrant arts, music and shows in and around Manchester

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Editor’s Note: The heading of this post has been corrected to reflect live music December 1-4. We apologize for any editing mistakes.

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 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).

Kimayo will perform at The Foundry on December 1st.

Thursday, December 1stst

  • Kimayo / The Foundry (Manchester) / 17:00
  • Austin McCarthy / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 17:30
  • Doug Thompson / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 PM
  • Chris Lester / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Shorty’s (Nashua) / 6pm
  • twenty onest and 1st / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 18:00
  • John Chouinard / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Peter Higgins / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm

Miketon & The Nightblinders will move you to The Shaskeen on December 2nd.

Friday, December 2ndnd

  • Chris Taylor / Fratello’s (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Chad Lamarsh / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6pm
  • Mark Apostolides / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6pm
  • Justin Jordan / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • 603’s Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Pete Peterson / Terry’s (Epping) / 8pm
  • Stone Free / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • The Deviant Music / Chantilly’s (Hooksett) / 8pm
  • Miketon & The Nightblinders / Shuskin (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Houston Barnard/Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester)/9pm

Amanda McCarthy
Amanda McCarthy performs at Over The Moon Farmstead in Pittsfield on December 3rd.

Saturday, December 3rdrd

  • Josh Foster / Downtown Winter Farmers Market (Concord) / 9am
  • Amanda McCarthy / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 2pm
  • Matt Litzinger / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Paul Nelson / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm
  • D-Comp / Village Trestle (Goffstown) / 18:00
  • Dave Zangri / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Eric Marks / Chen Yang Lee (bow) / 7pm
  • Sold Out Showband / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • The EXP Band / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Amorphous Band / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Liam Spain
Liam Spain will be performing at To Share Brewing on December 4th.

Sunday, December 4thth

  • Brad Myrick / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10am
  • Tyler Levs / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2pm
  • Karen Grenier / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 2pm
  • Liam Spain / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm

Always check the venue website or social media for last minute changes.

Featured Arts & Entertainment:

Thursday, December 1st

LEGALY BLONDE – THE MUSICAL / Capitol Center (Concord) / 8pm

Super fun and internationally award-winning, ‘Legally Blonde – The Musical’ is Broadway’s ultimate tribute to girl power. The story follows Elle Woods as she confronts stereotypes, sexism, snobs and scandals in the pursuit of her dreams, showing how she can be legally blonde and still be the smartest person in the room. Prove it. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace with memorable songs and explosive dance moves. Legally Blonde – The musical warms hearts by proving that self-discovery can be too fun and hilarious to boot. or (603)225-1111

POPA CHUBBY / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 20:00

25 years of hard rock blues. Popa Chubby, real name Ted Horowitz, has been hard rocking the blues in an intensely soulful way for over 25 years. Over the course of his career dating back to 1994, he has made countless strides with the guitar. His intense soulful playing is more powerful than ever. Shaved heads, tattooed arms, a goatee and a performance style he describes as “The Stooges meet Buddy Guy, Motorhead meets Muddy Waters, Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson.” A striking figure with a sleek figure, Popa Chubby is one of the most popular figures in the genre. or (603) 437-5100

Friday, December 2nd

A CHRISTMAS CAROL / Palace Theater (Manchester) / until December 23rdrd

Come celebrate the holiday season as the Palace Theater tradition continues with the classic Charles Dickens tale of Scrooge and Little Tim in A Christmas Carol. Known for his way of picking up loose change, Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve when it snows. These ghostly visits reveal Scrooge’s past, present and future, and fill him with new hope and joy in the Christmas season! Filled with an orchestra, this heartwarming tale creates family memories to cherish forever. or (603) 668-5588

FNC: Jim Collington & Karen Morgan / Paul Gilligan (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Paul Gilligan is one of Boston’s most popular comedians, gleaned from an attitude first cultivated as a high school class clown and his life as a blue-collar worker, husband, and father. I destroyed the house with the material. In addition to headlining Boston clubs, golfing his tournaments, fundraisers, roasts, and other events, Gilligan appears on his NESN’s Dirty Water TV, and the network’s regular on Charlie Moore Outdoors with the Mad Fisherman. is. or (603) 668-5588

Saturday, December 3rd

SEAMUS EGAN CELTIC CHRISTMAS / Capitol Center (Concord) / 8pm

Celebrate a Celtic Christmas with the Seamus Egan Project. The holiday season is a time of ceremonies and traditions. It’s time to get together with family and friends and renew your sense of community. Seamus celebrates this special time with his Egan Project playing Celtic music and seasonal songs. or (603)225-1111

MOONDANCE – A VAN MORRISON TRIBUTE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t beat Van Morrison. Van the Man has done it all, from classic rockers like Brown Eyed Girl and Domino to legendary tunes like Tupelo Honey and Into the Mystic. Moondance is the ultimate Van Morrison Tribute Concert. This incredible show captures the Van Morrison concert experience like no other. Listen to classics like Brown Eyed Girl, Moondance, Domino, It Stoned Me, Tupelo Honey, Wild Night, Into the Mystic, Caravan and more. Show after show he’s full of one VM classic. or (603) 668-5588

Sunday, December 4thth

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS / Dana Center (Manchester) / 4pm

Menotti’s family-friendly heartwarming operas feature professional opera singers and full orchestras in collaboration with faculty, students and alumni. The timeless Christmas tale of the Three Wise Men interweaves with themes of seasonal hope, wonder and miracle. Book your ticket online or suggest a donation at the door. Tickets are also available at the door. Performance she is less than an hour.

The opera pre-concert lecture begins at 3:30pm. or at the door

Gary Hoey – Ho! Ho! Hey! / Tupelo Music Hall (Delhi) / 7pm

Probably one of the most popular New England holiday shows. Hear the classic holiday songs we all know (and some) with a rock twist. this is going to be fun. It should help get the holiday season started. Collecting 21 albums, it’s no wonder Gary Hoey was named one of his 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Whether it’s a blazing original or his classic rock cover, his solos are thrilling and reminiscent of Clapton’s and Stevie’s Ray’s fiery youth. or (603) 437-5100

Upcoming Events:

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER / Majestic Theater (Delhi) / December 9-11

Christmas will never be the same! Herdmans are the worst children in the history of the world. So when they crash Sunday School and demand parts for the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. Chewing and smoking cigars is not expected in Bethlehem. These kids haven’t even heard the Christmas story, but it’s definitely been rewritten! Soon everyone is asking reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Mr. and Mrs. Bradley and the Reverend Bradley to help the community see the story of Christmas and the children of Hardman with new eyes in this lighthearted musical adaptation of the touching holiday classic. www.majestic or (603) 669-7469

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