5 Things to Know in Portsmouth This Week (1/21/19)

Temperatures are dropping and snowing is falling but Portsmouth is still bustling with activity this week. Beat the winter blues with some live blues music at Portsmouth Book and Bar. Laugh the night away with some stand-up comedy at Cisco Brewers. Don’t let the winter slow you down. Here’s what’s happening in Portsmouth this week! 

Another Tequila Sunrise and Hey Nineteen Present Music of the Eagles and Steely Dan at The Music Hall

If you love music by the Eagles and Steely Dan, you’ll want to head to the Music Hall on Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m. There you’ll get to enjoy Another Tequila Sunrise—the country’s top Tribute to the Eagles band—and Hey Nineteen—known for keeping the tunes of Steely Dan alive and well. Another Tequila Sunrise and Hey Nineteen Present Music of the Eagles and Steely Dan will be at the Music Hall for one night only, so get your tickets via the box office, online or in person, right away.

Bella’s Bartok w/ Skyfoot at The Press Room

Bella’s Bartok w/Skyfoot will perform at The Press Room on Saturday, January 26 at 9 p.m. Bella’s Bartok puts on a theatrical show while playing a mix of music including Eastern European, pink, pop and Americana. Skyfoot is known well around Boston for their bluegrass, rock and funk. Tickets are available online

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Stand-Up Comedian Chris Franjola at Cisco Brewers

Stand-up comedian Chris Franjola of Chelsea Lately fame will perform at Cisco Brewers in Portsmouth on Friday, January 25 at 8 pm, and again on Saturday, January 26 at both 6 and 8:15 p.m. All shows will also feature Jonathan Tillson. Tickets are available online

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Portsmouth Police Department Remembers City Icon

While usually posting incredibly humorous blurbs on their Facebook page, the Portsmouth Police Department took a moment in the past few days to honor a city icon. Rev. Dr. Arthur Hilson wasn’t just a local pastor, he was also a teacher for countless years at Portsmouth High School, as well as a former member of the city’s Police Commission. Sadly, he passed away in recent days of cancer at the age of 82. Known for answering the common question, “How are you?” with, “I’m blessed,” or “I’m too blessed to complain,” Art Hilson will be sorely missed in this seacoast city.

GA-20 Live at Portsmouth Book & Bar

Portsmouth Book & Bar is a cool and cozy space that’s great for grabbing lunch, dinner, a refreshing coffee, or a cold glass of beer. Their events calendar is always loaded up with plenty of exciting entertainment and this Saturday, January 26, at 9 p.m. they will be hosting GA-20. This bluesy duo is a must-see. 

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