Portsmouth has seen the bitter cold of winter and the beautiful warmth of a teased spring—all in a matter of days. Just because that groundhog didn’t see his shadow, however, doesn’t mean there’s not more winter to come. It’s New England, after all. The following activities will warm the soul, even if the hands and feet are still bearing the chill.
Folk duo Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards will perform several concerts at the Pontine Theatre between Feb. 7 and 10. See them on Thursday the 7th at 3 p.m, Friday the 8th at 7 p.m., Saturday the 9th at 3 p.m. or Sunday the 10th at 2 p.m. Contact the theatre for ticket information.
Enjoy a local take on Dancing with the Stars at Strawbery Banke’s Labrie Family Skate. Taking place on Saturday Feb. 9, tickets for the rink side performance are available at Strawbery Banke. Who will be crowned the Seacoast Skating with the Stars champion? You’ll have to check out the performance and see!
Take in a performance of “Billy Elliot” at Seacoast Rep. The musical opens on Friday, Feb. 8, and runs through March 9. Elton John was one of the talents adapting this for the stage, so the music is guaranteed to be fabulous. Visit Seacoast Rep online for tickets or check out their box office prior to the show.
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Check out Paintbox with Wizardess & Eastern Sleds at The Press Room on Friday, Feb. 8 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. Paintbox will perform singles from their new album. Purchase your tickets online.
One of Portsmouth’s own braved the frigid waters of the Atlantic on Sunday to raise funds for Special Olympics. Detective Rob Munson joined Portsmouth High School students at the Penguin Plunge on Hampton Beach. The resource officer is well liked by the students at the high school, as well as all around town.