5 Things to Know in Portsmouth This Week (12/31/18)

Happy new year from Portsmouth, New Hampshire! The city may be getting back into its normal groove but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Beat the post-holiday blues and check out what’s going on in Portsmouth this week. 


Armando’s is famous in Florida, and now occupies the site of the former beloved Portsmouth eatery, the Rosa. Holding a soft opening prior to the holidays, the restaurant is now in full swing and receiving exceptional reviews. Indulge in fine Italian cuisine, pairing it with the perfect glass of vino. You won’t be disappointed. But make a reservation. Lots of folks have the same idea!

Truffle at the Press Room

Truffle will perform at the Press Room on January 5. Locals and visitors alike are thrilled with the Press Room’s makeover since it reopened in late October. Truffle performs a mix of soul R&B, bluegrass and New Orleans groove. This is the perfect venue for this band that has been together since 1986. Tickets are available at the link above.

Ten Piscataqua Photographers Show and Book Signing

Attend the Ten Piscataqua Photographers Show and Book Signing on January 3, to be held at the Portsmouth Public Library. Original works that also appear in this collaborative coffee table book will be on display. The photographers will be on hand to sign copies of the book Ten Piscataqua.

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Soul Jacker at Latchkey

If you like funk and soul, you’ll enjoy the music of Soul Jacker at Portsmouth’s speakeasy, Latchkey. Performing on January 5 at 9 p.m., contact the bar for ticket information.

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Boat Docks at Prescott Park

If you’re a Portsmouth resident and want to enter a lottery for a boat slip at Prescott Park, applications must be received by January 3. Print your application from the link above and get it to City Hall by 4:30 p.m. on the third. Those selected will be notified following the lottery drawing on January 4 at 9 a.m.

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