Michael Trautman Zest Fest

It will be a silent couple of nights this weekend for Christmas, so we’re shifting our weekly top-five list to the days in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, when many lucky locals are on holiday break and looking for things to do.

Labrie Family Skate

For the next three weeks, Seacoast entertainment will be dominated by the holidays. Don’t fight it; just pour some rum in your eggnog and ease into the festive spirit. Here are some ways to enjoy the season.

Jonathan Richman

Events coming up around the Seacoast this weekend include theater, storytelling, live music, a food discussion, and more. Check out some of the highlights.

Dan Beaulieu

Seven Stages Shakespeare Company co-founder Dan Beaulieu is preparing to bring a very personal play to the Millspace in Newmarket, one that both terrifies and inspires him.

Dick Gregory

The weekend weather forecast looks pretty dreary, but the entertainment forecast is bright and cheery, filled with music, art, and comedy. Check out some of the highlights, including the Black New England Conference.

Bitter Pill: The Songs of Billy Butler as Conceptualized by the Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy

"Bitter Pill," coming soon to The Players' Ring, brings the songs of Billy Butler to life with music, cirque, burlesque, puppetry, and more. We talked to the mad men behind the show.


Patrick Dorow Productions brings the Kit Kat Klub to Kittery with "Cabaret," a fun and racy musical set in 1930s Berlin. It's on stage now at Star Theatre in the Kittery Community Center.

The Queers

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.

Pontine Theatre's production of "The Story of a Bad Boy."

The New Hampshire Theatre Company (NHTP) has been putting on shows at West End Studio Theatre (WEST) since 1984. But only as of July...

The Press Room in Portsmouth

The first weekend of fall brings options for live music, theater, food, and more to the Seacoast. Here's our weekly roundup of entertainment highlights coming to a venue near you.