17-20 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 on WMNH 95.3’s live radio coverage (The Morning Show with Peter White – “World of Entertainment” LIVE every Thursday at 8am). be able.

Phil Jacques performs at the City Hall Pub on November 17th.


  • Green Heron / Currier Museum of Art (Manchester) / 5pm
  • Clint Lapointe / Homestead (Merrimack) / 5:30 p.m
  • Lou Antonucci / Fratellos (Manchester) / 5:30 p.m
  • Jordan Quinn / Shortys (Nashua) / 6 p.m
  • Ralph Allen / Elm House of Pizza (Manchester) / 6 p.m
  • D-Comp Trio / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 7pm
  • Phil Jacques / City Hall Pub (Manchester) / 7pm
  • NH Music Collective Showcase / Area 23 (Concord) / 7 p.m
  • Tim Theriault / Tellys (Epping) / 7pm

Billed as “New England’s Premiere Party Band,” you must come to Derryfield on November 18 and judge the Bob Pratte Band for yourself. Photo/Michael Gallitelli.


  • Josh Foster / The Foundry (Manchester) / 6 p.m
  • Ryan Williamson / Backyard Brewery (Manchester) / 6pm
  • Joe McDonald / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Scott King / Over the Moon Farmstead (Pittsfield) / 7 p.m
  • Bob Pratte Band / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Mugsy Duo / Stumble Inn (Londonderry) / 8pm
  • Lamont Smooth / Shaskeen (Manchester) / 9pm
  • The Pop Disaster / The Goat (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Maddy Ryan / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Waking Finnegan / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm

Rebecca Turmel will be playing at The Wild Rover on November 19th.


  • Chris Peters / Downtown (Concord) Winter Farmers’ Market / 9am-12pm
  • Brooks Hubbard / The Goat (Manchester) / 10 p.m
  • Alfredo Benavides / Great North Aleworks (Manchester) / 3pm
  • Jon Pond / To Share Brewing Company (Manchester) / 4pm
  • Rebecca Turmel / The Wild Rover (Manchester) / 5 p.m
  • Joanie Cicatelli / Bus Stop (Londonderry) / 6pm
  • Kimayo / San Francisco Kitchen (Nashua) / 6:30 p.m
  • Chris Lester / Chen Yang Li (Arc) / 7 p.m
  • Two For The Road / Derryfield (Manchester) / 8pm
  • Wiki 3 / Strange Brew Tavern (Manchester) / 9pm
  • Martin & Kelly / Bonfire Country Bar (Manchester) / 9pm


  • Mike Forgette / The Goat (Manchester) / 10 p.m
  • Rob Dumais / Copper Door (Bedford) / 11 p.m
  • Yvonne Aubert / copper door (Salem) / 11 a.m
  • John Chouinard / Currier Museum (Manchester) / 11am

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



CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7.30pm

Presented by the Palace Youth Theatre. The classic animated television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas, comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation as Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. www.palacetheatre.org or (603) 668-5588


MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS / City Auditorium (Concord) / 18.-20. November

Brought to you by the Concord community players. Eight suspects, one exciting ride. Winter 1934. The Orient Express is traveling through Europe when its journey is interrupted by a snowdrift. A man is found stabbed to death in his bed and the famous detective Hercule Poirot – who happens to be returning to London from Istanbul – is called in to investigate the murder. Each of his fellow travelers is suspicious. Murder on the Orient Express is widely regarded as one of Agatha Christie’s greatest literary achievements. First published in 1934, the stylish, suspenseful whodunit about an unlikely cast of potential suspects – including a colonel, a princess and a countess, all with alibis – who are trapped during a snowstorm aboard the luxurious Orient Express contains one of the best-known novels detectives of all time – the Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot. Ken Ludwig’s stage adaptation promises fans of the mystery classic the same thrilling, thrilling ride. www.communityplayersofconcord.org

GLADYS KNIGHT / Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord) / 8 p.m

The greats endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greats. Very few singers have matched her unassailable artistry in the last fifty years. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B and adult contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance. www.ccanh.com or (603) 225-1111

FNC: TONY V / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 7:30pm

Tony just opened for Bill Burr in front of 37,000 at Fenway Park. In addition to being a popular headliner at clubs and colleges around the free world, Tony V has collaborated with Jay Leno, Dennis Miller, Bobcat Goldthwait, Steven Wright, Adam Sandler and countless other friends and nationally known acts. Tony has opened for Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Beach Boys and Joan Jett. www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

THE NUTCRACKER / Palace Theater (Manchester) / 18.-20. November

This holiday season, enjoy the magic and beauty of the timeless classic when Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater performs The Nutcracker, based on the story by ETA Hoffman and music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The performance unfolds at a Christmas party in a house in 19th-century Germany, where a mysterious and loving uncle gives his young and curious niece Clara a special Christmas present. With delicate costumes, engaging and vivid imagery, Clara’s dream comes to life on stage at the historic Palace Theatre. This holiday classic is a tradition for the whole family. www.palacetheatre.org or (603) 668-5588


DUELING PIANO / Tupelo Music Hall (Derry) / 8pm

Dueling Pianos of New Hampshire brings the fast-paced, request-driven fun of Dueling Pianos to the Granite State. Join us for a non-stop, high-energy show where YOU choose the setlist! No style or genre of music is off limits and no two shows are the same. Be a part of it! www.tupelomusichall.com or (603) 437-5100

A MUSICAL COOKING LESSON / Rex Theater (Manchester) / 2pm & 7.30pm

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the kitchen. The Calamari Sisters are local celebrities in Brooklyn, NY as the singing, dancing and cooking stars of the public cable cooking show MANGIA ITALIANO. In this rare treat, Delphine and Carmela have taken their culinary expertise to the streets to spread their unique brand of Italian language instruction to the masses. With outrageous tunes, hilarious family anecdotes, and a little help from some of you, these sisters will give you a cooking lesson you’ll never forget. Be willing to eat your heart out and laugh until your sides hurt.www.rextheatre.org or (603) 668-5588

ON BROADWAY / Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord) / 8 p.m

ON BROADWAY brings you all of this Broadway season’s hit shows in one night to remember, presenting longtime favorites like Phantom of the Opera, Chicago and The Book of Mormon, as well as the latest hit sensations like Dear Evan Hansen, The Band’s Visit and Hamilton. Starring an ALL Broadway cast, ON BROADWAY will showcase the best of this current season! www.ccanh.com or (603) 225-1111


BRAND LIGHTS / Labelle Winery (Derry) / until January 15

LaBelle Lights is back and the 2022-2023 season is bigger, brighter and better than ever! Create magical memories with your loved ones at the impressive LaBelle Lights. They have tripled their displays with over 500,000 amazing lights! Escape the holiday madness with a relaxing walk with the whole family. Tickets can be bought on site at the Tasting Room in Derry or pre-booked online at www.labellewinery.com/lights

9 to 5 – THE MUSICAL / Janice Streeter Theater / through November 20th

Presented by the Peacock Players. 9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick, is based on the seminal hit 1980 film. Set in the late 1970’s. This hilarious tale of friendship and revenge set in the Rolodex era is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Driven to boiling point, three colleagues hatch a plan to get even with the sexist, selfish, lying, hypocritical zealot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasies – handing the boot to their boss! While Hart remains “employed differently,” the women give their workplace a dream makeover and take control of the company that has always held them down. Hey, a girl can make plans, right? This show is PG-13. www.peacockplayers.org


A PIANO CHRISTMAS with ROBERT DIONNE / Majestic Theater (Manchester) / 26 November at 7pm

Kick off the holiday season with us as Robert plays all your winter and holiday classics and favorites, plus a few wishes! A night of music and memories that will warm your heart as you sing along, listen or reminisce. Perfect for the whole family. 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 – MENTION INKLINK/WMNH AND GET $5.00 OFF EACH TICKET (Presale Only)

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