10th-17th Nov: Vibrant arts, music, shows and entertainment in and around Manchester

This week’s round 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 [email protected] for review. Be sure to add your events to the InkLink community calendar for potential inclusion in the live radio coverage of WMNH 95.3 (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8 a.m.)

See Mary Fagan perform at The Foundry on November 10th.


  • Dave Zangri / Fratellos (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m
  • Lou Antonnuci / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m
  • Chris Fraga / Shortys (Nashua) / 6 p.m
  • Lewis Goodwin / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Mary Fagan / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Steve Prisby / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • Rob & Jody / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Faith Ann / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 8pm

They were due to meet The Slakas at The Derryfield on November 11th.


  • Justin Cohn / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Jordan Quinn / Luna Bistro (Salem) / 6 p.m
  • Clint Lapointe / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Slim Volume / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 6:30pm
  • The Slakas / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Small Town Stranded / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Isaiah Bennett / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Luffkid / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Annie in the Water / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Craig Thomas & Bluetopia / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Country Music Is Your Thing/ Come to the Bonfire Country Bar on November 12th for EXP Band’s urban cowboy style. Photo/Annie Holt Photography


  • Kevin Horan / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Ben Harris / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4 p.m
  • Austin McCarthy / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Homestead (Merrimack) / 6 p.m
  • Jodee Frarawlee / Coach Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Karen Grenier / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m
  • Chad Lamarsh Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Brian Johnson / Tellys (Epping) / 8pm
  • 7 Day Weekend / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • The EXP Band / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm

Brunch with Brad Myrick on November 13th at The Foundry. Photo/Rebecca Rideout


  • Brad Myrick / The Foundry (Manchester) / 10 p.m
  • Phil Jacques / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11 p.m
  • Nate Comp / Copper Door (Salem) / 11 p.m
  • Ken Budka / Concord Craft Brewing (Concord) / 2 p.m
  • Hank Osborne & Charles Mitchell / Over The Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 2 p.m
  • One Big Soul Jam / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 7pm

Always check a venue’s website or social media for last-minute changes.



GREASE / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 19:30 – 4 SERVICES ADDED! 11/10/12

Grittier and more electrifying than ever, the world’s favorite musical returns to the palace. After a whirlwind summer romance, leather-clad greaser Danny and girl-next-door Sandy are unexpectedly reunited when she transfers to Rydell High for her senior year. But can they survive the trials and tribulations of teenage life and find true love again? With a hip-shaking rock ‘n’ roll score featuring hits Summer Nights, Greased Lightning and We Go Together, Grease celebrates the 1959 Rydell High class in all its glory with duck tails, bobby socks and gum flicks. www.palacetheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

ON YOUR FEET! / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7:30 p.m

ON YOUR FEET! is the inspirational true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent – and in each other – to become an international sensation: Gloria and Emilio Estefan. Now her story is a brand new, exciting original musical that’s winning the hearts of critics and audiences alike, with the Chicago Tribune declaring, “IT’S A HIT!” and the New York Times exulting, “The air in the room seems undeniable in this one.” human-friendly musical to vibrate!” ON YOUR FEET! contains some of the most iconic songs of the last quarter century, including “Rhythm is Gonna Get You”, “Conga”, “Get On Your Feet”, “Don’t Want To Lose You Now”, “1-2-3” and “Coming Out of the Dark”. Prepare to be on your feet from start to finish! www.ccanh.com or (603) 225-1111


SEASONAL ALLERGIES / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / 11.-13. November

A comedy directed by Katherine DiSavino & Kevin Mead / Do you have seasonal allergies? You may be experiencing the symptoms of them and not even knowing it. Seasonal allergies tend to show up around the holidays: do you get that tingling sensation in your throat when you realize your vegetable dishes are cooked faster than you thought and are now ready a full hour before the turkey hits the oven? Do your eyes tear uncontrollably after nearly breaking your back climbing into the attic to find the Christmas lights (and then realizing only half the strand is lit)? Do you feel overheated when family members decide to extend their vacation and “hang out” at your home for a few more days? Then you, my friend, have seasonal allergies. And you are not alone! 9 out of 10 people have seasonal allergies, but nobody has a worse case than Julia Shelby and her brother Peter. So get ready to laugh away your sore throat and clear your sinuses with a healthy dose of holiday fun. www.majestictheatre.net or (603) 669-7469

FNC: DREW DUNN & FRIENDS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

New England’s Hottest Young Comics Featuring NH’s Drew Dunn! Drew Dunn started doing comedy at the age of 21 and hasn’t looked back since. This NH comedian has quickly established himself as one of the nation’s fastest rising comedians with his quick wit and unique point of view. He has appeared at comedy festivals across the country, including the Johnny Carson Great American Comedy Festival, and was named Best of the Fest at the 2017 Burbank Comedy Festival. Age 18+ www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

NEW HAMPSHIRE’S OWN 39THth ARMY BAND / Capitol Center (Concord) / 7 p.m

Join us for an unforgettable and inspiring performance by the 39th Army Band from New Hampshire. The 90-minute audiovisual experience will also feature some of the state’s finest civilian musicians, for which we thank veterans from all branches of service. The performance spans a variety of musical genres, including rock, country, pop, jazz, and of course, patriotic classics. We invite veterans of all ages, their families and the general public to this memorable event. Tickets for this event are free and are expected to sell out quickly, so get your tickets today! www.ccanh.com or (603) 225-1111


THE HIGHWAYMEN LIVE / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

A musical tribute featuring three musicians who fan the flames of country legends Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash. Full cast bios and info. at www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

STANLEY JORAN PLAYS JIMI / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm

World famous guitarist Stanley Jordan has developed a new live show called “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi”. This is a tribute show, not just an imitation. Instead, Stanley creatively builds on Jimi’s legacy. As Stanley explains, “This is my fantasy Jimi Hendrix concert, if Jimi were alive and playing today. By reinventing his music and channeling his personality, I’m trying to bring that fantasy to life.” That added touch of portraying the Hendrix of today rather than yesterday keeps the show creative and creative for both Stanley and audiences fresh and gives Stanley’s fans a new look at Stanley’s own development. It also makes the show more authentic in a sense, because a real Hendrix concert would have surprises and unexpected twists. “Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi” attempts to recreate both the energy and creativity of reality. www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100


FREESE BROTHERS BIG BAND / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 2pm

Play the swinging music of the big band’s golden era. The band was formed in 1982 by four Freese brothers, Jack, Bill, George and Courtland, who began playing music together in a family in the 1930s. The purpose of the band is to support and encourage the development of the musical talents of the audience (particularly young musicians) and its members, and to promote an appreciation for music of all eras. Part of the Prime of Life music series. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE / Bedford Town Hall (Bedford) / 2 p.m – 11 & 12 November also at 8 p.m

Bedford Off Broadway presents this comedy directed by Christopher Durang. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they argue and complain about their living conditions. Suddenly her movie star sister Masha rushes in with her new toy boy Spike. Old resentments flare up and eventually lead to threats to sell the house. Also present are the cheeky maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a pretty young aspiring actress named Nina, whose beauty worries the bossy Masha. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Game. https://www.brownpapertickets.com or in front of the door.

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