May 7 @ 11:00 am – Jun 7 @ 5:00 pm Frisella Fine Art
This exhibition features master pastelist Robin Frisella’s realistic still-lifes. These still-lifes are greatly influenced by the old masters. The artist capitalizes on dark and earthy backgrounds met by highly worked and boldly lit subjects to communicate a deeply understood sense of presence.  
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – May 23 @ 8:00 pm The Flying Monkey
Once the centre of the New York bohemia, Greenwich Village is now home to lux restaurants and buzzer door clothing stores catering to the nouveau riche. But one shop in the heart of the Village remains resilient to the encroaching gentrification: Carmine Street Guitars. There, custom guitar maker Rick Kelly and his young apprentice Cindy Hulej, build handcrafted guitars out...
May 18 @ 10:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm Brookford Farm
Join us on the farm for our Spring Plant Sale! We will have a large variety of vegetable plants available for your garden or planters, grown right here at Brookford Farm. Farm made food will be available for purchase, our farm store will be open and we will also be offering farm tours and opportunities to meet the farm animals!...
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm NH Furniture Masters Gallery
The NH Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also...
May 21 all-day Capitol Center for the Arts
Climb into a musical time machine with Jack and Annie, and travel back to Elizabethan England. In this first national tour, the daring sibling duo learns to overcome stage fright to save the famed bard’s show.
May 21 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm NH Furniture Masters Gallery
The NH Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also...
May 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Rye Congregational Church
Rye Driftwood Garden Club presents trained horticulturist Gail Anderson who will offer an armchair tour through some of the most beautiful public gardens in New England, such as the House of the Seven Gables garden, Sedgwick Gardens at Long Hill, and the Crane Estate. A native of the Massachusetts North Shore, Anderson has been researching and photographing these gardens for...
May 22 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm NH Furniture Masters Gallery
The NH Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also...
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Riverwalk Cafe
Tim Pilleri & Lance Reenstierna return to the Riverwalk Cafe in Nashua NH for a live Crawlspace show! They will be discussing the 2004 disappearance of Brianna Maitland and will be joined by Briannas father Bruce, private investigator Greg Overacker and ret. detective, Lou Barry. Greg and Lou have been working with Bruce on Briannas case since 2006 and have...
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 5:30 pm Gibson's Bookstore
The Poetry Society of New Hampshire meets at Gibson’s Bookstore ten months out of the year! This month the headliners are Mark DeCarteret, and Anders Carlson-Wee. Come with your verse-appreciating ears on.
May 23 – May 25 all-day Portsmouth Christian Academy
Mary Poppins, set in England in 1910, is the story of an unforgettable, Practically Perfect nanny who profoundly impacts not only her young charges, Jane and Michael Banks, but also their parents and the entire household. This energetic musical contains memorable songs such as “A Spoonful of Sugar” as well as lively dance numbers like “Step in Time” and other...
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm NH Furniture Masters Gallery
The NH Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also...
May 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm SNHU
This event offers a Kids 800 Meter Dash, 5k Run and Walk with a modified walking course for those who would prefer that option.  It’s an opportunity to form your corporate teams (3 or more participants receive discounted entries!) and enjoy a fun run to build camaraderie. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness and raise funds that will help...
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Gibson's Bookstore
There are seventeen stories in “The Grifter, The Poet, and the Runaway Train: Stories from a Yankee Writer’s Notebook.” There are 20 years worth of collected work by Geoffrey Douglas, from his pieces in Yankee Magazine. Some recount public events, widely reported, others are more private like the stories of men and women surviving, facing choices, living life and more.
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – May 21 @ 4:00 pm Morgan Franklin Foundation
Become a Granite State Ambassador volunteer! Granite State Ambassadors seeks enthusiastic people who enjoy sharing their passion for our beautiful state with others, want to learn more about our state, make new friends, and have a few hours each month to volunteer as a Certified Granite State Ambassador (GSA) at Welcome & Information Centers, museums, and events. Industry personnel, such...
May 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Puritan Conference Center
Join the Prison Yoga Project – New Hampshire Chapter for an engaging and informative evening featuring music, guest speakers, silent auction, community vendors and wellness providers, all united to bring trauma-informed, mindfulness based yoga programs to the incarcerated people of New Hampshire. It’s a great chance to learn about these supportive and beneficial programs. Learn more about the Prison Yoga...
May 24 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm NH Furniture Masters Gallery
The NH Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also...
May 24 @ 7:30 pm Manchester Vineyard Community Church
Come enjoy this charity benefit performance of Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy brought to modern audiences with a fractured fairytale twist! Have fun! See our community players in action, and give to a great cause: The Yolanda Fund – giving hope to Haiti one child at a time!
May 25 – May 27 all-day Mill Falls Marketplace
The Scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, NH, will once again come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 28th Annual Memorial Weekend Craft Festival on May 25, 26 and 27 (Memorial Day). Over 75 craftsmen and artisans from all over New England will display their American-made works including fine jewelry, folk art, quilts, aerial photography, fiber arts, wood...
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Wallis Sands Beach & State Park
Each Saturday, in the month of May, The Center for Bodies in Balance will offer a walking program for core activation and integration for proper mechanics and stress management, We will teach helpful tips for improving dynamic and static balance, and increasing calorie output when walking. Each session will end with a short Yoga practice and meditation.
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am Monadnock Center
The Peterborough Garden Club is once again holding it’s Annual Plant Sale on Memorial Day weekend. There will be many tried-and-true as well as more exotic plant offerings from our members’ gardens. Advice on cultivation is always freely given. Proceeds from the sale support the club’s excellent guest speaker programs (public is always welcome), as well as scholarships to Wol’s...
May 25 @ 9:30 am – 2:30 pm New Hampshire Farm Museum
Take part in the Memorial Day House tours where you can meet a “revolutionary soldier,” in the 1812 Tavern, meet a war of role-playing 1812 veteran in the 1940’s kitchen, and learn about the farm on the home-front. There will also be snow cones and other treats.
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
Visit Portsmouth’s historic Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion to celebrate the return of the lilac season! Enjoy free tours of the mansion, a guided walk on the nature trail and a scavenger hunt for kids. The mansion is located right on the water and has beautiful grounds to explore – great for a day out and even a picnic.
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center
Our gardens are coming to life again and a treasure trove of lesser-known wildflowers are also popping up in the woods. Join us to discover these beautiful wonders of spring!
May 25 @ 7:00 pm Interlakes High School
Five O’Clock Shadow, one of Boston’s premiere and award-winning vocal groups, will perform their distinctive style of a capella at the Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith, NH. Tickets are $27.50 for the general public, $10 for students who show their ID at the door, and children 12 and under are free with paying adult. The concert is presented by We...
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Castle in the Clouds
The beautiful estate of Castle in the Clouds invites folks from the New Hampshire Astronomical Society to guide you in a fun and informative evening of stargazing. It begins at 8 p.m. with a talk in the Carriage House, and then you’ll make your way to Shannon Pond, where you’ll get the chance to use the telescope. The event is...
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Cisco Brewers Portsmouth
Held every year on Memorial Day Weekend, and starting at the popular Cisco Brewery in Portsmouth, this annual event hosts over 2,000 runners and walkers. All proceeds go directly to Krempels Center.  Register (http://register.chronotrack.com/r/37210) for this premier race, which boasts a fast, flat course,a huge feast for participants, live music, kids fun run, VIP club and a free Cisco Beer.  Join a loyal,...
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm Waterville Valley Town Square
Head to Town Square just in time for lunch as area restaurants vie for the coveted title of best local chowder! Admission fee covers generous samples of chowder and a voting ballot. Plus enjoy tastings of local brews sampling and free live music outdoors in the Town Square Gazebo!
May 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm NH Furniture Masters Gallery
The NH Furniture Masters present “Patterns in Wood,” a collection of work by six fine Furniture Masters. Each piece in this exhibition is an interpretation of the meaning of a pattern. Patterns can occur naturally in the figure or grain of a particular piece of wood, or they can be added as a decorative element in a design. Patterns also...
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Pulpit Rock Tower
Pulpit Rock Tower will be open for touring this Memorial Day. Pulpit Rock Tower was built during WWII to assist in the defense of the New Hampshire seacoast, particularly the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It is an eight-story cylindrical concrete tower, and all levels will be open to the public for viewing at the open house, except the roof deck which...