Top-five things to do

Top-five things to do

The Queers
The Queers headline the Upstart Fest Feat in Dover on Friday night.

A roundup of Seacoast entertainment for the weekend of Sept. 30

A motorcycle show, a punk-rock show, a cabaret show. Artwork and apples. These are among the diverse options for entertainment coming up this weekend. Prepare your itinerary now.

Punk rock in Dover

The Queers

Think The Queers are slowing down after nearly 30 years of touring? Nope. Tonight’s show at the Dover Brick House will represent the homegrown punk legends’ 12th gig of September, and they’ve got many more coming up this fall. The Queers are headlining the Upstart Fest Feat on Friday, Sept. 30, with support from Svetlanas, A Minor Revolution, The Fantastic Plastics, and Kyle Trocolla. The show starts at 8 p.m.; tickets are $15. For details click here.

Kit Kat Klub in Kittery

Cabaret in Kittery

Set in the seedy Kit Kat Klub in 1920s Berlin, “Cabaret” is a wildly entertaining show with ominous undertones. Patrick Dorow Productions is bringing the show to Star Theatre at the Kittery Community Center for two weeks, beginning tonight (Sept. 30) and ending Oct. 9. The local show stars Jennifer Fogarty, who toured nationally with “The Addams Family,” along with Patrick Dorow. Click here for show times and more information, and check back early next week for a review.

A motorcyclist’s dream
The Janus Halcyon 50
photo by Michael Winters

The third annual Welcome East Motorcycle Show moves to a new venue this year, taking place at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 3 p.m. to midnight. Dozens of vintage motorcycles and mopeds will be on display at the free event, and bikers will mingle as they compete for prizes and listen to live music from local acts Harsh Armadillo and One Man Banned. For more info, click here. To read tales of motorcycle glory, click here.

Like them apples

Apple Harvest Day

Since 1985, Apple Harvest Day has been drawing thousands of people to downtown Dover for fresh food, live entertainment, and more. This year’s event takes place Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring 400 crafters, live music, and family fun. There’s also the Apple Harvest Day 5K Road Race, starting at 8:30 a.m. on River Street and traveling through the festival site on Washington Street and Central Avenue. For more information, click here.

Let’s get surreal

Show Off Kick Off

Artists and non-artists, poets and dabblers are invited to 3S Artspace on Sunday, Oct. 2, for “Show-Off Kick Off: A Day of Surrealist Poetry & Drawing for Friends and Family of All Ages.” It’s the opening event in a two-week pop-up exhibit that runs through Oct. 16, featuring photos, poems, drawings, and musings. The kick-off, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., includes a family-friendly art-making workshop with art educator Ashley Norman. Anyone can submit work for the exhibit; admission to the workshop is $5 per child or $10 per family. Find out more here.