5 Things to Know in Portsmouth This Week (1/28/19)

It’s hard to believe the first month of 2019 is pretty much over. January can be a dull month, but not if you’re in Portsmouth. And February is even better. From this point on, each month finds more on the docket for fun activities in this eclectic seacoast town. While the weather might play tricks on us these next two or three months, the performances, lectures, book signings, cultural events and points of interest are steadfast. Let’s finish off January with a bang. Here’s what’s going on this week. 

Colin Jost at The Music Hall

Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” fame is set to appear at the Music Hall on Thursday, January 31 at 7:30 p.m. A writer at SNL since 2005, Jost went on-air beginning in 2014, and the rest—as they say—is history. Visit the website or the Music Hall box office for tickets.

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Nancy Morgan Art Celebrates Black History Month

Fabric artist Nancy Morgan will celebrate Black History Month in her Portsmouth gallery with her quilt, “I Have a Dream” in honor of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., on February 1 from 5-8 p.m. The quilt is a fabric interpretation of his “Stone of Hope” memorial in Washington, D.C. Entrance to the gallery is free and light refreshments will be served.

Dawes at The Music Hall

Dawes is celebrating the upcoming release of their album Passwords with a performance at The Music Hall on February 4 at 7 p.m. Everyone who buys a ticket will be given the choice of a CD or a digital copy of the album as well. Visit their website for ticket information.

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Guitarist Richard Lloyd at 3Artspace

Legendary guitarist Richard Lloyd will perform at 3Artspace on January 30 at 8 p.m. Known for being the founder of the avant-garde punk band Television, Lloyd was pivotal in the New York City rock scene of the 1970s. Click on Eventbrite on the Facebook link above for tickets.

Microtransit System in Portsmouth?

City officials are looking into the possibility of a microtransit system in downtown Portsmouth. A request for qualifications was released just days ago to see if any companies are interested in supplying the city with these services. City Planning Director Juliet Walker cited Aspen, Colorado and Delray Beach, Florida as cities where such a system is already or will soon be in operation. The system would cut down on the need for additional parking in an already hard to park in downtown area.

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