Capital Arts Fests back for a fifth year

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The Capital Arts Fest will be holding its fifth annual weekend from Friday to Sunday with events in downtown Concord and across the city.

Multiple artistic and cultural institutions coordinated their efforts in a symposium showcasing the city’s creative capital.

Once again, the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen will have jury members demonstrating their process and selling their wares on South Main Street.

The Capitol Center for the Arts, the Bank of NH Stage and the Red River Theaters will host performances.

The Kimball Jenkins School of Art will open their faculty show “Sharing Oneself” and also share their grounds for an outdoor dance performance and film screening.

In addition, there will be even more events and activities at satellite sites.

Here is the full program of events:

FRIDAY

6:00 p.m. – Opening of the factulty art exhibition “Sharing Oneself” at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art

6:45 p.m. – Barranquilla Flavor salsa lesson to Kimball Jenkins

7 p.m. – Ballet Misha dance show at Kimball Jenkins

7:30 p.m. – “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” at the Hatbox Theater (paid event)

8 p.m. – Outdoor film “Moonrise Kingdom” by Red River Theaters to Kimball Jenkins

8 p.m. – Eaglemania at the Capitol Center for the Arts (paid event)

8 p.m. – Blaggards with OPBR at the Bank of New Hampshire Stage (paid event)

SATURDAY

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Harvest Bazaar at Christ the King Parish

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Arts and Crafts Fair with jury by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen on South Main Street.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Craft market, live music, food and crafts at Canterbury Shaker Village (paid event)

10 a.m. – Concord Coachmen Barbershop Chorus on South Main Street

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – community artwork and student and alumni art exhibit at NHTI

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – State House Historical Tour (every 30 minutes)

10 a.m. – Music and movement at the Concord Community Music School

10 a.m. – Folk Jam at the Concord Community Music School

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Art workshops for Nebula Spin Art and Straw Rockets at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

11 a.m. – Welcoming the Mayor and Capitol Arts Fest officials on South Main Street

11:00 am, Outdoor music with Rockspring and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

11:15 a.m. – Instrument and narrative show at the Concord community music school

12:00 p.m. – Fruit Flies Like a Banana and the Fourth Wall Ensemble on the Bank of NH stage

1:00 p.m. – Creative Aging at the Concord Community Music School

1 p.m. – Queen City Improv Workshop at Hatbox Theater

1:00 p.m., Outdoor music with River Sister and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Art workshops for Nebula Spin Art and Straw Rockets at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

2:00 p.m. – Fruit Flies Like a Banana and the Fourth Wall Ensemble on the Bank of NH stage

2:00 p.m. – Vocals / Improv at the Concord Community Music School

3 p.m. – Queen City Improv Workshop at Hatbox Theater

3:00 p.m. Outdoor music with Krisanthi Pappas and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

3:15 p.m. – Nepalese music at the Concord Community Music School

4:00 p.m. – Fruit Flies Like a Banana and the Fourth Wall Ensemble on the Bank of NH stage

5:00 p.m., Outdoor music with Billy Wylder and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

7:00 p.m. – Outdoor music with Mica’s Groove Train and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

7:30 p.m. – “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” at the Hatbox Theater (paid event)

SUNDAY

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Arts and Crafts Fair with jury by the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen on South Main Street.

10 a.m. – New Hampshire Highland Games Pipe and Drum Corps at the Bank of NH Stage

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Art workshops for Nebula Spin Art and Straw Rockets at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

11 am – New Hampshire Scots’ Try It Dance on the Bank of NH Stage

11:00 a.m., Outdoor music with Mike Morris and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

12 noon – New Hampshire Scots’ Try It Dance on the Bank of NH Stage

1 p.m. – Outdoor music with Karen Grenier and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

1:30 p.m. – New Hampshire Highland Games Pipes and Drums on Bank of NH Stage

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. – Art workshops for Nebula Spin Art and Straw Rockets at McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

2 p.m. – “White Rabbit, Red Rabbit” at the Hatbox Theater (paying event)

2:00 p.m. – Poetry reading at the Gibson bookstore

2:00 p.m. – Strike Anywhere Ensemble Soundpainting – an interactive musical enhancement – presented by the Gile Trust at the Bank of NH Stage

3:00 p.m. – Outdoor music with Golden Oak and beer garden outside the Capitol Center for the Arts

7 p.m. – David Sedaris at the Capitol Center for the Arts (paying event)

Events are free, unless otherwise noted, some events have suggested donation.


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