Seacoast Events

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

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mother caring for 7 billionWitness a film that captures one of the most pressing concerns the world has come to know in the last few decades in the form of “Mother: Caring for 7 Billion” this May 30, 2012 at the Historic Theater from 7 pm onwards.

The film follows Beth and her life as a mother, a last daughter in a big American family of twelve, and as a child’s rights activist as she discovers the complexities of the current population issue involving various sub-matters including religion, economics, family planning and gender inequality. It also highlights a rather unconventional solution to the problem.

Mother: Caring for 7 Billion runs for 54 minutes. There will be a post-film panel discussion with Henry Barbaro and Mike Hanauer who are both sustainable population activists for over two decades.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the box office at a rate of $8.50 for adults, $6.50 for seniors aged sixty and above, students, and, military. Cash, check and credit cards are accepted.

For more information about the film, visit www.themusichall.org.


Runner’s Alley/Redhook Memorial 5K Race

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runner's alley and redhook memorial raceRun for sports, fitness, and fun on May 27, 2012 at the Seacoast Road Race Series happening at Redhook Brewery on Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH while experiencing the beauty of running on Seacoast.

This Sunday’s race will feature the 15th Annual Runner’s Alley and Redhook Memorial 5K Race and shall be sponsored by New Balance. There will also be a Kid’s Fun Run where children aged eight years old and below can participate in ¼ mile to ½ mile courses. The official 5k run will begin at 11 am while the Kid’s Fun Run will kick-off at 10:15.

Participants who will register for the series are eligible for various awards in all eight races as well as for awards for the whole series. All proceeds of this event will go to Krempels Center—an institution that offers new life after brain injury.

For more information about the Seacoast Road Race Series, visit www.proportsmouth.org, as well as www.runnersalley.com for more information about this Sunday’s race.


Annual Bob Dylan Appreciation Night

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10th Annual Bob Dylan Appreciation NightJoin the fun and excitement of the 10th Annual Bob Dylan Appreciation Night on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at the Press Room. Come at 8 in the evening for some cool music! Bring a friend or two, because the fee goes as low as $5 per person.

Through the years, the Press Room is Seacoast’s main source of live music. Opened to the public in the year 1976 by Jay Smith, the pub primarily focused on folk music and live jazz. It is a popular hangout of friends, families, and lovers. With the new owner, Jay Gardner, the Press Room continuously gives live music each day of the week. Today, it has embraced rockabilly, blues, bluegrass, and Latin jazz.

Enjoy the moment with wide choices of spirits and wines. From snacks to rich entrees, you will get them on Press Room’s menu. Truly, there is always something for everyone at the Press Room.

For more information about upcoming events, visit www.pressroomnh.com.


Portsmouth Public Library Toddler Time

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The Portsmouth Public Library is hosting “Toddler Time” for its members who have kids. The free program is open for children 2-3 years of age on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. The kids will surely enjoy the company of their adult caregivers as they listen to fun stories, music, and other fun-filled educational activities. Adult caregivers are advised to accompany the toddlers and children under 10 years old at all times inside the library premises during the program and to inform the event coordinators in case of any changes.

For convenience, a parking space at the front entrance is provided for the strollers. Toddler Time will be held at the Youth Program Room from 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM. For inquiries, please contact Youth Services at +16037661740 or email them at bbourgoine@cityofportsmouth.com.

Interested parties may also visit their website at www.eventkeeper.com for more details and to see all the other upcoming events.


Jiro Dreams of Sushi opens tomorrow at the Music Hall

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Catch “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” at the Music Hall Loft tomorrow!

The film follows the life of Jiro Ono, who is considered by many as the greatest sushi chef in the world. The 85-year-old is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a small sushi restaurant in a Tokyo subway station. Jiro’s restaurant is the first of its kind to win the prestigious 3-star Michelin review. It’s a regular tourist attraction in city.

The story offers you an in-depth look at Jiro’s personal life, particularly his relationship with his eldest son, Yoshikazu—the heir to his legacy.

For show times, check out www.themusichall.org


Anna Quindlen on New England Stage

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Anna QuindlenCatch New York Times bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Anna Quindlen at the New England Stage with her new memoir Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake this May 23, 2012 from 7:30 pm onwards as she answers question and shares funny and inspiring stories about her book and about being a woman.

Get the chance to hear her thoughts on life and the things that matter to a woman including marriage, family, kids, girlfriends, faith and so much more from the perspective of a woman. The audience will certainly be able to relate with her insights about life.

Signed copies of her book are available via advanced order of a voucher at the Music Hall with a 10% discount. Unsigned copies are also available for those who want to read the book before Anna speaks this Wednesday.

Writers on a New England Stage features interviews of successful authors with Virginia Prescott and is aired on the NHC public radio.

For more information, visit  www.themusichall.org.


Seacoast Road Race Series

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seacoast road race series

Be a part of this year’s Seacoast Road Race Series this May 27, 2012 and experience the beauty of running at Seacoast with eight unique races meant to promote fitness, as well as running for sport and for fun. Admission is free and all participants are eligible for the awards at the end of the event.

For more information about the event, don’t forget to visit their website at www.proportsmouth.org.


Jiro Dreams of Sushi Screening

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jiro dreams of sushi

Witness a man’s culinary success in the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi this May 23, 2012 at the Loft from 7 pm onwards. Follow the rise of Jiro Ono, the best sushi chef in the world and his well renowned Sukiyabashi Jiro, the first sushi restaurant to receive the famed 3 star Michelin review. At the center of this thrilling film is Jiro’s relationship with his son Yoshikazu who constantly lives behind the shadows of his esteemed father.

Ticket prices range from $8.50 for adult and $6.50 for seniors aged 60 and above, students, and military. For more information about the film, visit www.themusichall.org.



San Diego All American Soap Box Derby

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san diego all american soap box derbyEncourage kids to be creative while learning something about Physics at the San Diego All American Soap Box Derby this May 26, 2012 from 10 am to 6 pm. Participants ranging from 8 to 17 years old will  be making gravity cars and will be riding them down the slope of a hill in Sherman Heights.

Admission is free and the event will be hosted by PAZZAZ. For more information about the San Diego All American Soap Box Derby, contact James Justus at (619) 234-3751 or visit their website at www.sdsoapboxderby.org.


North Park Festival of the Arts

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north park festival of artsCelebrate San Diego’s art scene at the 16th Annual North Park Festival of the Arts this May 20, 2012 at North Park San Diego. This free for all festival features bands, artists, and dancers in a marathon of musical performances spread over six stages.

Aside from the performances, arts and crafts booths will also be available for kids as well as a Craft Beer booth for adults.

All proceeds of this festivval will go to the development of North Park Street.

For more information about this event, visit www.northparkfestivalofarts.com.