Thursday, May 9, 2013
Looking for a few more contributors for a social night of art and community.
Calling all artists: Downtown Art Movement is looking for your photography and/or artwork to include in an upcoming fund-raising exhibition. ART IN BLOOM May 22 at Old Amsterdam Bar & Lounge is a fresh cut art showcase for all things spring – theme includes flowers, garden, nature, blue skies, birds, bees – you get the idea. Event runs from 6-9 p.m. DAM is looking for a few more artists to contribute work from the greater Nashua area for display and, hopefully, to sell. Deadline is Friday May 10. Interested exhibitors should contact Alison Bankowski at email@example.com. Silent Auction to benefit Gate City Community Gardens, a NH Non-Profit Corporation raising "Seed Money" for their very first Downtown Nashua community garden project. …
Friday, April 12, 2013
There are good times happening all around you! Let Patch show you the way...
1. Fancy!: Fun starts tonight at Timber Grille, 57 Factory St., 5 p.m., where you begin this Spring Fancy Friday pub crawl event for a great cause. Proceeds benefit the Gate City Community Gardens. Wristband is $10 and gets you in the door to participating venues, plus great food and drink specials. Details here. 2. Lovin' the outdoors! The Southern NH Outdoor Recreation Expo will take place on Saturday, Apr. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hampshire Hills in Milford. The expo will feature speaker and demos through the day. Learn about black bears in New Hampshire, catch a horse vaulting demonstration, get on the GeoCaching trend and more! See what else is in store... 3. Impossible! Tomas Kubinek, "certified lunatic and master of the …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
New Live comedy night should be Dyn-o-myte.
NASHUA - For the first time ever, Chunky's will host a LIVE comedy night in theater at the Chunky's in Nashua. On Friday, May 10 at 9 p.m. Jimmie "JJ" Walker, one of the legends of comedy, and star of '70s hit sit-com “Good Times,” will perform in person at Chunky’s. “The idea of hosting live comedy in our theater has always intrigued us,” said Michael Mannetta, Marketing Director of Chunky’s. “And when Headliners Comedy Club came to us with well-known comedian Jimmie Walker, it was time to give it a shot”. Chunky’s hopes this is the start of a successful new program. “It’s exciting to offer fans of Chunky’s an alternate way to enjoy the food, drink and comfort of our unique theaters,” says Mannetta. “It’s going to be a great night and …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
You don't have to rent a room to see 'Zero Dark Thirty.'
Oscar-nominated movies were a huge draw for hotel guests renting rooms across the U.S. in March, according to USA Today's Top 10 "Most Rented Hollywood Movies in Hotel Rooms" list. I know. It's a list you probably don't think about too often. Anyway, why this is particulary relevant to you today is that the No. 1-rented movie in March was "Zero Dark Thirty," which earned five Oscar nominations, and which just happens to be showing April 9 (tonight) at the Nashua Public Library, free of charge. Show starts at 6 p.m. and is made possible by Friends of the Nashua Library. In a sentence, "Zero Dark" is about an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted to a single goal: to find and …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Shifting gears to keep bringing great music to Nashua.
Last week Studio 99 owner Elise MacDonald announced that after more than four years, she had to make the difficult decision to close up shop on her open space music venue on Factory Street. Not for lack of great music, or dedicated music lovers. And so, in hope that the music will go on, Gillian Gual Hinkle, Executive Director of the Nashua Community Music School has announed that, for now, the monthly jazz performances, NH Jazz Presents, formerly a Studio 99 featured event, will move to a new location – the Nashua Community Music School, 5 Pine St. Ext., starting Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. Come out and support the music of the Jason Palmer Quintet. Tickets are $10 General Admission / $5 Students. Student means ANY student. This includes…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Whether it's new seating or an incredible musical moment, there's always something new at Riverwalk.
Steve Ruddock is always changing it up at his Riverwalk Café & Coffeehouse, adding a menu item, a new coffee brew, or just reconfiguring the furniture. Last week he added a window sill counter with high-boy seating perfect for people watchers who don't want to hog a table for two. This weekend, he will welcome August Watters, a mandolin virtuoso and accomplished musician, for an eclectic musical mix. This is exactly the kind of vibe that puts the "coffeehouse" in Riverwalk Cafe & Coffeehouse, a place where the music is unplugged and the atmosphere is intimate and engaged. Watters has a musical pedigree that lifts him above and beyond the typical starving artist list – he's a Berklee College of Music grad who returned to teach. But what he …
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Couldn't resist this photo opportunity outside the library on a breezy Thursday morning.
As I was dashing into the Nashua Library to recharge my official City Parking Card (only in $5 increments, in anticipation of the new parking pay stations) I had to stop and snap a quick photo of Drew, 2, who was intently reading, along with the figures on the familiar "Children Reading" statue by Lloyd Lillie. "He does this quite often," said Drew's mom, Tracy, who patiently waited for her 2-year-old to flip through his brother's copy of "Ghosts in Fourth Grade."
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
You can watch the 'Oz' prequel over dinner and a bucket of beer.
"Oz: The Great and Powerful," opens today at Chunky's Cinema Pub. If like me you've been a James Franco fan since "Freaks and Geeks," then you may also be looking forward to seeing this prequel to the more familiar "Wizard of Oz," story line. Link here for show times.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Three weeks of art, film, music, food and culture.
Francophonie is a celebration of the diversity of the French-speaking world. Here in Nashua, engage through this three-week series of events that include artists' exhibitions, a grand reception, wine-tastings, etc. Please call Lee Caron at 883-1262 for details or visit the website www.franco-newengland.org for more information. Artists will exhibit their works at 30 Temple Street, Nashua: Dominique Boutaud (NH), Nita Casey (MA), Christiane Corcelle (MA), Margaret Garneau (NH), Ken Harvey (NH), Beatrice Horrobin (NH), David Jones (MA), Janice Jones (MA), Elise Kohl (NH), Jim Lambert (NH), Pascale Lord (RI), Monique Sakellarios (NH), Marilene Sawaf (NH), Henri Vaillancourt (NH), Albine Vernot Gaud (NH). Contact: Dominique Boutaud: 617 953 …
Friday, March 1, 2013
Big fun alert: ActorSingers will be staging Seussical Jr. the Musical next weekend.
NASHUA - March 2 would have been Dr. Seuss' 109th birthday. Coincidentally, ActorSingers will be celebrating in a big way, when 29 kids come together for a singing, dancing tribute to Dr. Seuss! For the uninitiated, Seussical brings your favorite Dr. Seuss storybook characters to life, including The Cat In The Hat, Horton the Elephant, The Whos of Whoville, Gertrude McFuzz, and many more! Visit extraordinary places including the Jungle of Nool and the Circus McGurkus. This is an upbeat musical production that will be fun for the whole family, staged at the Janice B. Streeter Theater. Tickets are $8/$10/$12. Click here for more information about show times and to purchase your tickets.