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Are you itching to get out and try something new, but aren’t sure where to look and what to do? Have no fear, “Spontaneity” is here! Every week, we provide a region-by-region breakdown of events and activities from across the Granite State that you won’t want to miss. From arts and crafts, to hole-in-the-wall music venues, our short list will have something for everyone, no matter what you’re looking to do. If you see something you like, make sure you act fast- we’re only looking at what’s going on this weekend.


Weird Phishes
March 9, 9 p.m.
The Stone Church
5 Granite St., Newmarket
Weird Phishes is exactly what it sounds like – the iconic melancholy rock songs of Radiohead completely reborn as danceable, crunchy jams. With full-album performances, unexpected mashups, and gluey funk-driven improvisation, their jam-heavy take on alt-rock classics has sparked unexpected energy in audiences across the northeast. A quick glance at the band’s social media gives a glimpse into why this unlikely mashup proves worthwhile. “Bought tickets on a whim because I love both bands, had wanted to check out the club and thought it would be amusing. I was not expecting such incredible musicianship and thought that had gone into their set…it was one of the best shows I’ve seen in years.” Said one user. “Clean, creative mashups of a favorite album and great Phish selections. Great energy.” says another. “Impossibly excellent show.”

RJD2 with Scroll
March 8, 8 p.m.
3S Art Space
319 Vaughn St., Portsmouth
Dame Fortune is the deliciously eclectic sixth album from veteran producer and crate digger extraordinaire RJD2. It’s a wondrous beast, recorded while living in Philadelphia, before returning to his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. Thought-provoking and undeniably entertaining all at once, this exhibition of musical virtuosity is a crystal-clear reflection of RJD2’s cinematic aspirations, reminding listeners that it’s always rewarding to expect the unexpected.

 Merrimack Valley:

Oscar Party
March 7, 1:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Concord Public Library
45 Green St., Concord
You are invited to an Oscar Party! Wear your fancy clothes and walk down the red carpet and enjoy popcorn, candy and soda while watching an Oscar-nominated movie. Watch out for the paparazzi, and enjoy an R-rated movie!

An Evening with Raphael Barontini
March 7, 4 p.m.
The Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash St., Manchester
Celebrate the opening of I live a journey of a thousand years with the artist Raphaël Barontini. Join us in celebration on the evening of the exhibition opening for I live a journey of a thousand years! Enjoy a vibrant night out with classical guitar music, a cash bar with light hors d’oeuvres and hear remarks from the artist with a champagne toast! You will also have the opportunity to participate in curator and artist led tours of the exhibition, allowing you to engage with the work in new and unique ways. This will be a night to remember as we celebrate the work of a significant voice in contemporary art.


Let’s Sing Taylor: A Live Band Experience
March 9, 8 p.m.
The Colonial Theatre
95 Main St., Keene
Let’s Sing Taylor – A Live Band Experience – is the ultimate tribute to the music of Taylor Swift. We can show you incredible things, including the most faithful and lively covers of Queen Taylor’s expansive and sacred catalog. Taking the country by storm, we’re bringing the communal experience of celebrating Taylor’s music in a live setting to Swifties near and far. So, let the games begin. Calling all Swifties to sing your hearts out and sport your Taylor- inspired attire. You can show up at our party any time.

Tarts and Galettes
March 10, 12 p.m.
Fire Dog Breads
79 Emerald St., Keene
Learn to make several sweet and savory tarts using super-versatile short crust dough and seasonal ingredients. Comfortable attire and non-slip shoes highly recommended. Masks not required but suggested.


3rd Annual Cook-Off
March 9, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Compass Classical Academy
5 Elm St., Northfield
The CCA PTO invites cooks to bring out their best chili, Mac and cheese, and/or dessert recipes to battle it out for bragging rights! There will be prizes, raffles, auctions and bellies full of great food! Entrants will pay $10 for the first dish and $5 for each subsequent dish. Entrants may also judge in the event. Judges will pay $5 for their spoon and can taste test all of the dishes. On top of all of the food, there will be additional items available to bid on.


Maple Month Open Sugarhouse at Harding Hill Farm
March 9, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Harding Hill Farm
545 Stagecoach Rd., Sunapee
Visit the sugarhouse throughout the month of March for a special breakfast, maple syrup, maple products, and more.

Astronomy Day
March 9, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Montshire Museum of Science
1 Montshire Rd., Norwich, VT
Join us for Astronomy Day, our annual celebration of all things celestial. This year includes programming for children, adults, and families including astronomical arts and crafts, hands-on space demonstrations, and lightning talks featuring graduate students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College. There will be opportunities throughout the day to meet face-to-face with astronomers to learn more about them and their research. We also welcome back the Cowasuck Band of the Pennacook-Abenaki People, who will share stellar stories, followed by an indigenous art activity.

White Mountains and Great North Woods:

Bill’s Race to Beat Amyloid
March 9, All Day
Cannon Mountain
260 Tramway Drive, Francoinia
In memory of long time Cannon skier Bill Cunningham to benefit the Amyloidosis Center at Boston Medical Center. Fun race on Time Zone to kick off a fundraising month to meet the $5,000 matching fund generously donated. There will be no raffle but there is still a silent auction this year – score a ski chair and other amazing items!

Wonder Women Concert, featuring pianiast Sarah Hagen
March 8, 7 p.m.
Great North Woods Center for the Arts
1993 U.S. Rte. 3, Trpr Scott Phillips Memorial Hwy., Columbia
In “Wonder Women”, pianist Sarah Hagen delves into the remarkable stories and piano music of forgotten female composers from the classical repertoire. This recital will highlight piano works by 18th and 19th century composers, including Clara Schumann, Cécile Chaminade, Delphine von Schauroth, and others. Included will be stunningly gorgeous music by Marianna Martines, who lived in the same circles as Haydn and Mozart, and often joined Mozart in piano duets at the musical soirées she and her sister held in their Viennese home.

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