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Before Midnight at the Historic Theater

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Before Midnight Screening at the Historic TheaterDon’t miss the screening of Before Midnight at the Historic Theater on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 7:30 in the evening onwards.

Before Midnight is an upcoming American romance drama film and the sequel to Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004). Like its predecessors, the film was directed by Richard Linklater. As with the previous film, Linklater shares screenplay credit with the lead actors from the films, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Linklater also shares story credit with the original Before Sunrise screenwriter, Kim Krizan.

The film is set nine years after the events of Before Sunset. Jesse and Celine now live in Paris and are now parents to twin girls. Jesse is struggling to maintain a relationship with his teenage son who now lives with his ex-wife in Chicago while Jesse finds herself at a career crossroads where she finds herself considering a job in government after her success as a novelist.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and members of the military.

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

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Watch Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth at The Music Hall

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THE AUDIENCE by Peter MorganThe Music Hall will be showing an HD broadcast of The Audience, which stars Academy-Award winning actress Helen Mirren.

Mirren reprises her Oscar-Award winning role as Queen Elizabeth II in this highly anticipated production. She will be working alongside writer Peter Morgan. The Audience will be directed by Stephen Daldry, who’s most known for directing movies like Billy Elliot and The Hours.

Ticket prices start at $24.50. The show will take place at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater on June 23, 2013. For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Joseph Ellis visits The Music Hall

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Joseph EllisJoseph Ellis, the Pulitzer Prize winning author, will be visiting The Music Hall on June 25, 2013.

Ellis will be presenting his new book, Revolutionary Summer. It’s set in the summer of 1776, a significant time in American history. The thirteen colonies aligned to break off from the British Empire, which—during the same time—dispatched the largest armada to ever cross the Atlantic.

As described by The Music Hall, “In a brilliant and seamless narrative, Ellis weaves the political and military experiences as two sides of a single story, and shows how events on one front influenced outcomes on the other.”

It continued: “Revolutionary Summer enlivens these familiar historical events with a compelling freshness.”

Ticket prices start at $11 and can be purchased online, over the phone, or at the booth.

For more information, please visit The Music Hall.


Hitchcock Screening at PPL

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Hitchcock Screening at PPLHead out to the Levenson Community Room of the Portsmouth Public Library on Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6:30 pm onwards and catch a special screening of Hitchcock starring Helen Mirren.

Hitchcock is a 2012 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi and based on Stephen Rebello’s non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film was released in selected cities on November 23, 2012, with a worldwide release on December 14, 2012.

Hitchcock centers on the relationship between director Alfred Hitchcock and his wife Alma Reville during the making of Psycho, a controversial horror film that became one of the most acclaimed and influential works in the filmmaker’s career.

This show is part of the Summer Cinema hosted by The Library and is part of its effort in providing wholesome and enriching activities for members of the community.

For inquiries, please contact Heather Armitage at 603-766-1732 or send an email to hearmitage@cityofportsmouth.com.

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DIY Garden Design at PPL

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DIY Garden Design at PPLGet ready for an afternoon dedicated to landscaping and horticulture and join the Do It Yourself Garden Design presented by Cynthia Cary on Sunday, June 16, 2013 at the Levenson Community Room of the Portsmouth Public Library from 1:00 to 2:30 in the afternoon.

Cynthia will be discussing about design principles and will also be sharing tips for gardening on a budget. She will also help gardeners identify their goals and formulate a strategy for achieving them, offer basic lessons on aesthetics for successful compositions, suggest tips for greater plant success, and share ideas that will result in great yet  low-cost gardens.

This event is perfect for new homeowners, home sellers, as well as gardeners who wish to learn how to do their craft without puncturing holes in their pockets.

Cynthia Cary is a Licensed Landscape Professional who specializes in mixed border design, garden maintenance and rose care.

For more information about the event, please contact Sherry Evans at 603-766-1703 or send an email to smevans@cityofportsmouth.com.

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New Heights Robotics Sampler Event

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New Heights Robotics SamplerJoin the Fun at the New Heights Robotics Sampler and First LEGO League Intro happening on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at the Levenson Community Room of the Portsmouth Public Library from 2:30 to 4:30 in the afternoon.

This two-hour event will allow participants to explore the wonderful world of robotics and the First LEGO League. They will get the chance to build and program their own LEGO Mindstorms robots and even get to experiment with other types of machines.

This event is free and open to members of the Portsmouth Public Library between the ages of ten and fifteen years. Children under the age of ten must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

For inquiries, please contact Youth Services at 766-1740. You can also send an email to memulligan@cityofportsmouth.com/.

For more information about the other programs hosted by the Library, please visit their website at http://www.cityofportsmouth.com/library.

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Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Historic Theater

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Ain't Misbehavin'Catch the special screening of the original Ain’t Misbehavin’ at the Historic Theater happening on Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8:00 in the evening.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.

The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920’s and 1930’s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song “Ain’t Misbehavin’”. It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.

Tickets for the show are sold at $39.50 for non-members and $29.50 for members.

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

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To the Wonder at the Historic Theater

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The Music HallThe Historic Theater is inviting everyone to catch the screening of “To the Wonder” on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 7:30 pm.

“To the Wonder” is a 2012 U.S. romantic drama art film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem. The film premiered in competition at the 2012 Venice Film Festival. The film is also notable for being the subject of Roger Ebert’s last review, filed on March 16, 2013

The film follows the story of a man and woman who met in France and moved to Oklahoma to start a life together. The couple is soon thrown into a whirlwind of struggles involving a priest who is struggling with his vocation and a childhood sweetheart.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and the military.

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


Renoir at the Historic Theater

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The Music HallGet ready to be captivated by the allure of art and the artist’s muse as the film Renoir takes center stage at the Historic Theater on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 7:30 in the evening.

Renoir is a 2012 French drama film based on the last years of Renoir at Cagnes-sur-Mer during World War I. The film was directed by Gilles Bourdos and competed in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

The film tells the forgotten story of Andree Heuschling, also known as Catherine Hessling, who was the last model of impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir and the first actor in the films of his son, the film director Jean Renoir. Andree was the link between two famous and widely acclaimed artists, a father and son. As the father is at the end of his brilliant career, the son is still searching for himself, his great career as one of the most celebrated movie directors having not yet begun. The film is set in the south of France during World War I and stars Michel Bouquet, Christa Theret, Thomas Doret and Vincent Rottiers.

Tickets for the show are sold at $9 for adults and $7 for seniors, students, and the military.

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

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Art Instruction for Seniors

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Seniors Art ClassThe Portsmouth Public Library is inviting seniors ages 60 and above to join the Art Instruction session entitled “Life Will Never Look the Same:  The Art of Drawing is the Art of Seeing” at the McLeod Board Room. This event is scheduled over four Wednesdays beginning June 5th, followed by the 12th, the 19th, and finally, the 26th. Sessions will begin at 1:30 pm and will end at 3:30 pm.

This drawing class will be taught by local art instructor Bernice Richman. It is open for artists of all skill levels.

Each session will delve into the elements of art like line, shape value, texture, and perspective that will allow students to create pieces with three-dimensional feel.

Each student is required to bring a table easel, a 14×17 sketch pad, a 2B and 4B charcoal pencil, a pink pearl eraser, and a pencil sharpener.

To sign up, please call the reference desk at 603-766-1720. For more information about the programs hosted by the Library, please visit http://www.cityofportsmouth.com.

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