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A Night Among the Stars

We are all dying to know what Jennifer Lawrence will be wearing on the red carpet as she makes her way into the Dolby Theater on Sunday night. But what I really want to know is, what will you be wearing?

Have your own night on the red carpet with Red River Theater’s annual fundraiser, A Night Among the StarsWith the theater enveloped in images from Hollywood’s golden years of the 1920s to 1940s, enjoy the live music and food in the Screening Room and lobby. Make sure to pick out your best black and white (and the theater requests vintage if possible) attire for this event, because you will want to make a splash as you walk down the black and white “Red Carpet” into the theater. And smile! Because it will be broadcast on a large screen for everyone to see. Walk the red carpet at 6:30pm and enjoy the live broadcast of the Academy Awards ceremony at 8pm.

The Red River Theater was opened after a 7-year community effort to bring an arthouse cinema to Concord and exists today as a non-profit organization with a mission to bring the appreciation of film to all New Hampshire audiences. So give yourself the gift of a glamorous night out and support the Red River Theater. Tickets are $40 per person or $225 for a row of six and can be purchased online. 

Abenaki Winter Triathlon

During the cold, cold months of the winter, we all do this. Crave comfort foods of stews and bread and snuggle in the blankets on the couch, watching TV shows that remind us a thaw will eventually come, and the most exertion we commit to everyday is to unbury our mailbox from the latest snowstorm so we can return our Netflix movies. But why not take the challenge the cold has to offer and prove yourself stronger than it in the Abenaki Winter Triathlon in Wolfeboro?

Grab your snowshoes, XC skis and ice skates, because you will need them all on February 23 at the Abenaki Ski AreaCheck in opens at 8am with a racers information meeting promptly at 9am. Be ready to go because the race is off at 9:05am. Don’t forget your good winter gear for the outdoor weather and water and snacks to keep you powered through the race of ½ mile snowhoe, 2.78 mile XC ski, and the 1mile lap on ice skates. Awards will be given following the race.

You can register online or call 603-569-5639. And you might come for the race, but plan to stay for the day and soak up all the winter wonderland goodness Wolfeboro has to offer.

The Tempest

What is a better way to spend your Wednesday than with a little Shakespeare?

On stage at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond at Keene State College, don’t miss this production of Shakespeare’s The TempestA little comedy, a little romance, a little treachery, and a touch of magic, make this is a must see play. Prospero, the Duke of Milan, and his daughter are exiled to a desert island after being kicked out by his brother Antonio, but a tempest and Prospero’s own magical powers will bring his enemies close enough for revenge. But of course, Shakespeare would not allow for this all to happen without a dash of humor and romance.

So get your tickets now. Shows run Wednesday, February 27 until Saturday March 2 at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased online, at the door, by calling the box office 603-358-2168 or by visiting the box office Monday through Friday from noon until 5pm or 2 hours before a performance. Tickets range in price from $6 to $10. Don’t miss this chance to check out the great theatre on stage at the Redfern Arts Center on Brickyard Pond.

Check It Out

It’s the 4th Annual Portsmouth Beer Week from February 23 until March 4. So head on over to the seacoast and sample some great brews from local breweries, bars and restaurants including the Portsmouth Brewery, Redhook and ThrowbackCheck out their website for more information and a calendar of events.

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