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It’s that time of year when our weekends need to warm up. There are plenty of ways to warm up around the coast with live music from the barn of words in Exeter with John Smith at The music room in Portsmouth with Citizen Cope at The dance hall in Kittery with cold chocolate on Friday and Dharma down on Saturdays as well as many local bars and restaurants featuring local musicians. all aimed at locals at this time of year.
Here are five things to do this weekend around the Seacoast that are sure to thaw your patting toes and warm your soul; and one that will get you out into the crisp, fresh air and help you embrace the beauty and wonder of the great outdoors in the dead of winter.
Gérard and Thériault reunited again
Thursday evening will be special at The stone church where you can see two Seacoast music legends at once. Dave Gerard and Tim Theriault will provide the “explosive jams and full hearts” when they perform together at The Stone Church in Newmarket on Thursday, January 20 from 7-10 p.m.
Tickets are well underpriced at $10 each, as this twin bill is worth much more than that. You can get a ticket at https://portsmouthnhtickets.com/events/a-night-with-dave-gerard-and-tim-theriault-1-20-2022. The Stone Church is located at 5 Granite Street in Newmarket. Call 603-659-7700 for more information.
Tune into Diaspora Radio in the Newsroom
Don’t miss your chance to listen to Diaspora Radio this Thursday. Stu Dias is the DJ for this ongoing series of albums and this week he will be spinning the 12th and final Beatles album, playing it live with a band of his best musical friends.
“Diaspora Radio: Let It Be” airs at 9 p.m., Thursday, January 20 at 9 p.m. from the Portsmouth Press Room. Doors open at 8 p.m. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be required for entry. Tickets are $15 and are available at pressroomnh.com.
“Be Cooler” at The Rep
Fresh off Broadway, the hugely popular sci-fi electronic pop-rock musical hits the Rep stage. Jeremy Heere is just an average teenager. That is, until he discovers “The Squip”, a tiny supercomputer that promises to bring him everything he wants most: a date with Christine, an invitation to the year and a chance to survive in his New Jersey suburb. high school. The musical features an innovative score of electronic music that is as forward-thinking as its messages about anxiety, depression and integration. The play runs until January 23. Tickets and more information at seacoastrep.org.
Go out on Saturday morning
The Wildlife Center will present a guided wildlife tracking workshop on Saturday, January 22. The event begins at 9 a.m., while the Directing with Nature’s Dan Gardoqui presents a workshop to celebrate the natural world around us through nature immersion, exploration and storytelling.
The group will walk the trails of the center located at 375 Mountain Road in York to look for the many signs that wildlife species leave and learn the tracks and dive deeper into the many other remaining signs that can give us a clue about the species that frequent the region. . This program is suitable for interested adults and teenagers as it lasts three hours outdoors. Winter boots, clothing and snowshoes are recommended depending on weather conditions. Tickets are $10 and are available at thecenterforwildlife.org.
Get up close and personal with the PSO at Jimmy’s
the Portsmouth Symphony OrchestraJimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club’s new chamber music series continues Sunday, January 23 at 5:30 p.m. with “Rhapsody.” The concert is the third in a six-part series that explores the boundaries between jazz and classical music.
Gershwin’s famous “Rhapsody in Blue” is the centerpiece of this concert and represents the quintessential blend of jazz and classical music. Arranged for piano quintet, the piece will be performed by Boston pianist Tianhong Yang on Jimmy’s resident Steinway piano. The concert will also include Arvo Pärt’s Spiegel im Spiegel performed by Dr. Rick Miller on piano and Nicole Wendl on violin. “Winter blues has never sounded so good,” notes John Page, Music Director of PSO. “This concert is guaranteed to light up a dark winter evening.”
Tickets are $75 per person and include the concert as well as appetizers, dinner and dessert from an à la carte menu that changes seasonally. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Tickets and more information available at portsmouthsymphony.org.