The 10 Best Free Events Happening in February

Where you can have fun on (less than) a dime this month



Party with some famous NH puppy-athletes at Anheuser-Busch's Puppy Bowl Watch Party on February 3.

1. The Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos, Manchester, Through Winter 2019

If you happen to be walking around Manchester this winter and see blue trees, don't fret. With the help of community volunteers, artist Konstantin Dimopoulos temporarily transformed nearly 100 trees at the Currier Museum and nearby parks by coloring trees with environmentally safe pigment in ultramarine. The installation aims to stimulate awareness and discussion of global deforestation, engage the community in art activity and dialogue, and forge a connection between the museum and downtown. (603) 669-6144; currier.org


2. Illustrator David Peterson, Concord, February 1-23

The works included in this show will explore Petersen’s evolution from an art student to a professional illustrator and author. It will feature finished drawings as well as conceptual sketches. Times vary, St. Paul’s School Crumpacker Gallery, 325 Pleasant St., Concord. (603) 229-4644; sps.edu/crumpackergallery


3. Person of Interest, Plymouth, February 1-15

What is personhood? How is identity constructed and how does it travel across time and space and money? How are we all connected? Artists from multiple genres and media will share found objects and archival materials from a common source, as well as new individual and collaborative work created around/in response to those objects and materials. The collaborative exhibit features work from four PSU faculty members who are practicing artists. plymouth.edu


4. Dawnland Storyfest, Warner, February 2

Who may tell Native American stories – and when should the stories be told? Ojibway storyteller Lenore Keeshig-Tobias speaks to the weight of responsibility carried by the storyteller within Native American traditions at this powerful event. The day-long event will guide you through activities that model Native American storytelling, and give you the opportunity to practice and explore this traditional continuing art form. (603) 456-2600; nhhumanities.org


5. Puppy Bowl Watch Party, Merrimack, February 3

Did you know the Pats aren't the only locals competing on Super Bowl Sunday? Animal Planet's adorable Puppy Bowl has two competitors from New Hampshire this year, and they'll be at the Anheuser-Busch brewery to watch their big game. Kids and adults alike can watch with the pups and enjoy  food and drink free of charge, but donations will be accepted for the critters' home at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua. (Here's the wish list, if you're looking for ideas.) budweisertours.com/locations/merrimack-new-hampshire.html



6. "Hamilton: The Revolution," Concord, February 4

Gibson’s Book Club will read “Hamilton: The Revolution” for their February get together. The book club is open to the public and newcomers are encouraged. Join them for every meeting, or deal yourself in as the spirit moves you. Free. 5:30 to 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 South Main St., Concord. (603) 224-0562; gibsonsbookstore.com


7. Intro to Organic Gardening, Laconia, February 5

Winter is the best time to plan the garden. Join the folks at Prescott Farm for some tips and tricks as you get to know Prescott Farm's Learning Garden and your own growing space. Help Prescott Farm plan its garden for the year, and walk away with your own plan for the upcoming growing season. (603) 366-5695; prescottfarm.org


8. World War II New Hampshire, Amherst, February 11

This documentary tells the story of life in New Hampshire during World War II. Through interviews, news film, photos and radio reports from the battlefields, the documentary and discussion facilitated by John Gfroerer chronicles how a nation, a state and citizens of the Granite State mobilized for war. (617) 697-6712; nhhumanities.org


9. Conversations and Connections, Hanover, February 13

Join the newly reopened and renovated Hood Museum as they host a discussion between two Yolngu artists from the Northern Territory of Australia. The artists will be discussing their artistic practices with Kate McDonald, former manager of the Buku-Larrnggay Mulka art center, and Henry Skerrit, guest curator of the current installation of Indigenous Australian art in Hall Gallery. hoodmuseum.dartmouth.edu


10. Get To Know Your House and Property, Auburn, February 16

Have you ever wondered about your land and how was it used in past generations? Are you curious about how and when your property was subdivided over the years? Or maybe you'd like to learn more about your house when it was built or learn about who lived in your house 100 years ago. The answers to many of your questions are within your reach. Join the Auburn Historical Association for an interactive presentation on how to use the internet to research deed and property information. auburnhistorical.org

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