Seacoast Events

DWR’s Comedy, Evolved at the Loft

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Darwins Waiting RoomGet ready for a one of a kind experience as Darwin’s Waiting Room presents Comedy, Evolved at the Music Hall Loft on Saturday, July 19, 2013 at 8:00 in the evening.

The show features a one hour family-friendly sketch comedy spectacular that brings together the Twilight Zone, Monty Python, and a bit of farce.

Darwin’s Waiting Room is a collection of entertainers from the Seacoast of New Hampshire, who work together to produce original comedy for the stage and screen. The group has been performing out of Portsmouth since 2008. It has a membership of over 70 performers, artists and technical crew and is currently working on a series of short films and sketches. Created by Eric Doucet and held together by the organization and talent of Kaitlyn Huwe, DWR seeks to bring laughter and entertainment to the masses.

Tickets for the show are sold at $22.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org/.

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Love is All You Need at the Historic Theater

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Love is All You NeedThe Music Hall is inviting everyone to the screening of Love is All You Need on Friday, July 19, 2103 from 7:30 in the evening onwards at the Historic Theater.

Love Is All You Need is a 2012 Danish romantic comedy film directed by Susanne Bier and starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm.

The film follows the story of hairdresser Ida, who has recently ended a successful breast cancer treatment, returns home to find her husband Leif cheating on her. At the same time, her daughter is getting married at an Italian lemon plantation in a few days, and on the way there she runs into Philip, the groom’s father.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors ages 60 and above, students, and military. These are available online and at the box office.

This event is part of the Extraordinary Cinema Series.

For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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Writers in the Loft: Ty Burr

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Gods Like Us Ty BurrTake a one of a kind journey through the glitz and glamour of fame and discover what it means to be a celebrity as Ty Burr takes center stage at the Writers in the Loft event happening on July 17, 2013 at 7:00 in the evening.

Burr will be talking about his book “Gods Like Us” and will be sharing the blessings and the curses of celebrity life. He will be sharing stories about Charlie Chaplin, Archie Leach (Cary Grant), Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts, and even the Kardashians, as well as new online celebrities.

Burr has been the film critic for the Boston Globe since 2002, where he presently reviews films alongside Wesley Morris. Born in 1957, he studied film at Dartmouth College and New York University.

He is a member of the Boston Society of Film Critics and the National Society of Film Critics. Burr has written articles for the New York Times, Spin, The Boston Phoenix, and other publications. Some of the movies to which Burr has assigned his top ratings are Broken Flowers, Sideways, and Million Dollar Baby.

Tickets for the event are sold at $28 for members and $31 for non-members. For more information, please visit http://www.themusichall.org.

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Quartet at the Summer Films Series

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Quartet Showing at PPLThe Portsmouth Public Library proudly presents a special screening of Quartet on July 25, 2013 from 6:30 in the evening onwards at the Levenson Community Room.

Quartet is a 2012 British comedy-drama film based on the play of the same title by Ronald Harwood, which ran in London’s West End from September 1999 until January 2000. It was filmed late in 2011 at Hedsor House, Buckinghamshire. The film is actor Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut.

The plot takes place in Beecham House, a retirement home for gifted musicians, patterned after the real-life Casa di Riposo per Musicisti founded by Giuseppe Verdi.

Reg, Wilf, and Cissy are retired former opera singers who often worked together in the past; among other guests in the house are Cedric Livingstone, a former director, and Diva Anne Langley. All the guests in the retirement home continue to be engaged in their former profession in one way or the other, which gives place to lots of amusing times in the home, but also some rivalries amongst the musicians.

The show is part of the Summer Films Series. For inquiries, please contact Heather Armitage at 766-1732   or at hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com.

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Central Park Five Screening at PPL

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Central Park Five at PPLThe Portsmouth Public Library (PPL) is inviting everyone to the special screening of the film Central Park 5 on July 11, 2013 from 6:30 in the evening onwards at the Levenson Community Room.

The Central Park Five is a 2012 documentary film about the Central Park Jogger case, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. It was released in the US on November 23, 2012. Critic A. O. Scott of The New York Times said of the film, which he ranked as the fifth best documentary of 2012: “A notorious crime — the rape of a jogger in Central Park in 1989 — is revisited in this painful, angry, scrupulously reported story of race, injustice, and media frenzy.”

This is part of the Summer Films Series hosted by the Library.

For inquiries, please contact Heather Armitage at 766-1732 or email her at hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com.

For more information about the events hosted by the Library, please visit http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library.

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Jose Duque Performs at the Press Room

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Jose Duque at the Press RoomThe Press Room is inviting everyone to Jose Duque’s performance on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 8:00 in the evening.

Duque has performed with Amaya: Flamenco Sin Limites, Venezuelan pop artist Felix Roman, Juan Francisco, Roldan Pena’s Jazz 3, Flamenco y Duende, and Sara es Rara. Jose has recorded and produced the CD for the Latin jazz group CORASON. He is the drummer/percussionist for the Randy Armstrong Trio and leader of Jose Duque’s ZumbaTres, an experimental jazz band.

Also, Jose is the founder of Roman(us) and electronica/ambient band that span two continents, America and Europe. At the moment besides these two projects, Jose is a member of Kingsley Durant Trio, Randy Armstrong World Ensemble, and The Blurry Men, another Transatlantic project with Rafael Paz of RC2 fame.

This is a free event but is only open for audience members ages 21 and above. For more information, call (603) 431-5186 or visit http://pressroomnh.com/.

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Ben Sollee to play The Music Hall Loft

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Ben SolleeBen Sollee will be playing at The Music Hall Loft this October as part of The Music Hall’s Martingale Wharf Singer Songwriter Series.

The renowned cello player incorporates innovative techniques to create a unique blend of folk, jazz, bluegrass, and R&B. His vocal style is described as a one-of-a-kind fusion of rough, smooth, and smoky.

Sollee will perform at The Music Hall on October 4, 2013.

Ticket prices start at $20 and will begin sales next month. For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Alan Evans Trio Performs at the Press Room

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Alan Evans Trio Live at the Press RoomThe Press Room is inviting everyone to the special performance of the Alan Evans Trio happening on Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 9:00 in the evening.

The Alan Evans Trio is new rock-soul organ trio featuring Alan Evans on drums & vocals (Soulive), Beau Sasser on organ (Akashic Record), and Danny Mayer on guitar (On The Spot Trio).

Part of what keeps Alan, Neal, and Eric (the members of Soulive) captivated and inspired, is their constant work and involvement in other musical endeavors— which is what inspired Alan to create AE3.  In addition to this band, Alan also does a lot of studio work; recording, mixing, and producing albums for musicians all over the world.  This outside work is what allows Soulive to continue killing it on stage and in the studio, since 1999.  Neal (Alan’s brother) is a phenomenal composer and continues scoring movies, such as the HBO series, ‘The Black List’ among several other projects.  Eric Krasno is always involved in something, whether it be DJ’ing, his own EKB, producing tracks in the studio, or touring with friends and colleagues such as a run this Summer with the ‘Tedeschi Trucks Band,’ where Kraz will be playing bass guitar.

Tickets are sold for $15.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com.

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Press Room Presents Tore Down Blues Band

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Tore Down Blues BandGet ready for a night of unique music as the Tore Down Blues Band takes center stage at the Press Room on Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 9:00 in the evening onwards.

The band consists of Rick Cooke on harp and lead/backing vocals, Roger Dann on guitar and lead/backing vocals, Chris Georgiou on drums and backing vocals, Scott Leigh on Bass Guitar, and Paul Stacey on Saxophone.

Tickets for the show are sold at $5 and are available online as well as at the venue.

Doors open at 8:00 PM so be sure to come early for a great meal and tasty drinks offered by the in-house kitchen.

This is a 21 and over only show.

The Press Room is located at 77 Daniel Street Portsmouth, NH. For inquiries, please contact them through phone at (603) 431-5186 or visit their website at http://pressroomnh.com.

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Mike+Ruthy at the Press Room

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Mike+Ruthy at the Press RoomSink your senses in smooth tunes as Mike+Ruthy perform at the Press Room on July 20, 2013 at 9:00 in the evening.

After thousands of concerts across tens-of-thousands of miles, Ruth Ungar & Mike Merenda have emerged as one of acoustic America’s most revered musical duos. As story-tellers, as singers, as poets and as parents (they tour with their two small children), Mike + Ruthy are heralds of an American cultural awakening, one that values honesty and togetherness, one that prefers grit to glitz and one that – in the face of an information super-highway – revels in the old-fashioned telling of a story. Described as “rich, vintage Americana” by Time Out NY, Mike + Ruthy’s 2012 Woody Guthrie collaboration “My New York City” is being hailed as one of the most gorgeous pieces ever to have come out of the archive.

Tickets for the show are sold at $10.

 Doors open at 8:00 pm. This is a 21 and over only show.

For more information, please visit http://pressroomnh.com/.

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