Have a taste of Sicilian and Italian culture this May 20, 2012 at the 19th Annual San Diego Sicilian Festival at India Street in Little Italy from 9 am onwards. Experience Italian-American culture the way only Little Italy can provide. Enjoy a day of diverse ethnic foods, beer, wine, and music and bask in one of kind pieces of art as well as craft items.
Visit www.sicilianfesta.com for more information about this event.
The New Hampshire Film Festival is only five months away!!!
This is the 12th year of the NHFF and it is shaping up to be the most prominent festival to date.
NHFF takes place over four days in four screening venues and multiple event locations across downtown Portsmouth. The event grows every year, drawing upwards of 9,000 festival-goers. This massive cultural and artistic event is simply not possible without support from a range of sponsors. Each year as we increase in size and enhance in prestige, we need to reach out and include more local and corporate sponsors and advertisers.
Be a part of NHFF this fall when Portsmouth rolls out the red carpet and takes center stage on the international film festival circuit. To take a look at our sponsorship kit or to create a custom package designed specifically to compliment your brand, please contact Nicole Gregg:email@example.com.
Catch the Big Note at the Music Hall loft tonight! For a $32 cover charge, you can listen to the classy soulful sounds of the band while enjoying a cold house beverage.
The Big Note has been a staple in the Seacoast music scene since the mid-1970s. The group, which often plays in community events, plays a unique blend of soul and dance music. The band is composed of Kent Allyn, Ray Brunelle, Milt Reder, and Jesse Williams.
The good music isn’t the only thing to look forward to! The Music Hall loft boasts a new menu of fine wines and signature cocktails.
Run for a good cause! Join the Susan G. Komen New Hampshire Race for the Cure on May 12, 2012 at Strawbery Banke. As of last count, nearly 1,000 participants have signed up for the event, but there’s always room for more.
Interested people can register at noontime today at Runner’s Alley in Congress Street or at the venue tomorrow.
The event is the largest series of 5K runs and fitness walks in the world. It raises funds and awareness about the fight against breast cancer. Since its establishment, the Koman Race for the Cure series has created more than 100 races.
The Komen Race for the Cure is an event that aims to promote positive awareness, education, and early detection of breast cancer.
For more information, go to http://vtnh.info-komen.org/site/TR?fr_id=2535&pg=entry
Enjoy a night of great jazz music as The Press Room puts Jose Duque and his band on spotlight.
They will play a new CD release entitled: Jose Duque’s ReLoad – a collection of eight innovative compositions that range from jazzy jams to meditative grooves.
The band consists of bassist Rob Gerry as well as guitarist Andy Greene. Fans of the top-echelon drummer and his band can catch them on May 14 at 8 in the evening.
The Press Room is located at 77 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801. For more information, please contact (603) 431-5186 or visit their official website at http://www.pressroomnh.com
Mark your calendar for the screening of the Oscar’s Best Documentary Feature movie “Undefeated”.
The 110-minute film depicts the struggles and hunger of the Manassas football team to win the first playoff game in the school’s 110 years of existence.
The plot is set in the inner-city of Memphis – where a former high school football coach will change everything as he lends a hand to help the kids finally break the perennial loss.
The movie will run from May 4-10, 2012 every 7:00 pm. Ticket prices: $8.50 Adults $6.50 Seniors 60+, Students, & Military. Major credit cards (VISA, MC, AMEX, DISCOVER) and checks are accepted if you order directly at the box office.
Join book lovers on May 18, 2012 at 7:30 PM and participate in Dan Brown’s on-stage discussion about science, writing, movie making, and much more. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Writers on New England Stage.
Live music will be provided by Dreadnaught as the #1 international best-selling author gets into a dialogue with Virginia Prescott – the New Hampshire Public Radio host. The audience can ask questions and even get signed illustrated editions of “The Da Vinci Code”. Tickets can be bought in advance for $50. Furthermore, the box office offers $40 vouchers to benefit ticket buyers which are good for one book + admission for two to the reception. Interested parties may place their order by calling 603.436.240 anytime from noon till 6pm, Monday through Saturday.
For more info, please visit: http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/an_evening_with_dan_brown
The Music Hall will be showcasing “The Kid with a Bike” from May 11-16.
The film won the Grand Jury Prize in this year’s Cannes Film Festival and it was also awarded with a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
The critically acclaimed film, which was made by the Dardenne brothers, follows the life of an 11-year-old boy named Cyril (played by Thomas Doret). When his father (Jeremie Renier) abandons him, Cyril begins an obsessive search for his bicycle. He then meets a sympathetic hairdresser (Cecile de France), who helps him look for his bike. Due to his harsh emotional background, Cyril ruptures his relationship with the hairdresser, who refuses to give up on him.
For more information about the film and its show times, go to www.themusichall.org
Susan G. Komen the leader of the world’s largest breast cancer survivor network and breast cancer movement is organizing an event called “Race for the Cure” that will take place in Portsmouth New Hampshire’s historic Strawbery Banke on May 12,2012.
There are also other fun activities on the race day. The I AM THE CURE booth is where you can learn more about breast cancer. You can spin the wheel and win some prizes like “take-home” educational information in breast cancer. There are also Rovers wearing pink and green shirts who will be sharing information about the early detection of breast cancer and would be handing out special gifts to the participants.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure has raised and invested more than $1.9 billion in the worldwide fight to eliminate breast cancer by innovating the Race for the cure series. $7.5 million was raised by the Vermont-New Hampshire Affiliate since 1993. $1.8 million supported Komen’s Grants research program and more than $5.7 million was given to the beneficiaries for breast cancer screening, treatment and breast cancer education in the two states.
The fight against cancer is difficult but finding help shouldn’t be. Help Susan G. Komen for the Cure in its mission to fight breast cancer.
If you’re free this May 12, 2012 and would like to help Portsmouth High School gain solar panels this year, then head on out to the 2nd Annual Run for the Sol from 12 pm to 3 pm starting at the Pease Trade Port up to the Great Bay Community College for 5 kilometers of pure running fun.
3 Medals will be awarded in each age group while trophies will go to the top male and female runners. Entry fees range from $20 for runners (or $25 for those who will register on the day of the event), $15 for walkers, $100 for teams of 8 and $200 for teams of 20.
Take part in this exhilarating event and run for the students of your local high school. Run for the Sol is a joint project of the Portsmouth High School and the Great Bay Community College. For more information, visit http://www.runforthesol.com/.