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Weekend 'Top 10' Planner

What kind of mischief can we get ourselves in this weekend? It is April Fool's Day on Saturday, after all. The ski areas are winding down with spring activities, and - if you haven't had a chance yet, you can still Visit a Sugarshack and learn how maple syrup is made. Most of the Sugarshacks are still making syrup. It's also the end of Restaurant Week - get yourself some good eats! We're giving you all the details, with our peek at the Top 10 Things to Do in New Hampshire this weekend.

THURSDAY: Doppelgänger Dance Collective

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
See the Doppelgänger Dance Collective perform new
duets at the Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College in Keene. Founded by dancers Shura Baryshnikov and Danielle Davidson, Doppelgänger Dance Collective fosters the creation and performance of original contemporary dance, often
performed with live music. Tickets are $12-$25, $5 Keene State College students.

JUST OVER THE BORDER: Rockin the Road to Dublin

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Following sell-out shows in the Northeast, Rockin' Road To Dublin is performing at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium this weekend. Rockin' Road to Dublin is the new sensation that combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a Rock-N-Roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring World Champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, 8 musicians and two vocalists. Tickets are $35-$50.

Harlem Globetrotters

Friday, 7 p.m.
They're back by popular demand! The Original Harlem Globetrotters are playing ball at the SNHU Arena in Manchester as a part of their action packed 2016-2017 tour. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability). Tickets are $130.50, $75.50, $57.50, $45.50, $35.50, $23.50

Artie, Benny and Woody

Sunday, 4p.m.
The Big Band sounds of Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman and Woody Herman are revived as jazz clarinet master and Benny Goodman alumnus Ken Peplowski teams up with the Capital Jazz Orchestra at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord. Swing favorites like “Begin the Beguine”, “Stardust”, “Don't Be That Way”, “Woodchopper's Ball” and many others are performed by Mr. Peplowski — one of the greatest jazz clarinetists in the world today — and the all-star musicians from around the country that make up the CJO. If the Big Band Era of music was the music of your youth or you just want to listen to some great jazz, this show is for you! Tickets are $20-45.

Sleeping Beauty the Ballet

Sunday 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.
The classic ballet of Sleeping Beauty will take the stage at the Palace Theatre in Manchester this weekend. Will the beautiful Princess Aurora prick her finger on a spindle and be cursed to sleep for a hundred years? Will a handsome prince find this sleeping beauty and waken her from her slumber? Will good triumph over evil? Join Southern NH Youth Ballet as they bring the enchanting tale of Sleeping Beauty to life on stage in this magical ballet. Tickets are $ $25 for adults, $20 for children 12 and under.

Lez Zeppelin

Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The New York City-based all-girl Lez Zeppelin tribute band has gained worldwide critical acclaim for the musicianship, passion and gender-bending audacity they bring to the music of Led Zeppelin. The will perform this weekend at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth. Founded in 2004 by New York guitarist, Steph Paynes, It wasn't long before the group's reputation for playing Zeppelin's music with a kind of passion and force beyond anyone's expectations began to attract major interest from press and industry. It's All Girls. It's All Zeppelin. Don't miss it!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Friday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Everyone's a suspect in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The show will be performed at the Dana Center in Manchester this weekend. This wildly warm-hearted musical requires the audience to finish the story that Charles Dickens didn't! In this winner of 4 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, we meet a rollicking band of Victorian Music Hall entertainers who spin the tale of John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde choirmaster who is quite madly in love with his music student, the fair Miss Rosa Bud. Miss Bud, in turn, is engaged to Jasper's nephew, young Edwin Drood. Edwin disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve. Has he been murdered? And if so, then whodunit? It is here, however, that Mr. Dickens laid down his pen for good, and the actors must turn to the audience to determine the most unusual and hilarious finale. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is that rare show that ends differently every night, depending on the audience vote! Tickets are $13-$15.

NH Indoor Scottish Festival

Saturday, 9 a.m.
The NH Scottish Festival will take place this weekend at Nashua High School South. New this year there will by more interactive events. There will be opportunities for children and adults to try their hands at fiddling, Scottish highland dance and ceilidh dance as well as trying out a bagpipe chanter and drums. There will also be a free fiddle workshop included with admission price for all fiddlers beginner and experienced. Scottish Arts hosts the NH Scottish Indoor festival is a festival celebrating Scottish music, dance and culture. Attendees can see piping, drumming, fiddle and dance competitions as well as Pipe band competitions in the afternoon. Several vendors of Scottish goods and foods will be on site. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors.

Biloxi Blues

Friday, 8 p.m.
The Village Players of Wolfeboro is proud to present its spring production, "Biloxi Blues" by Neil Simon at the Village Players Theater. After two nights of auditions, directors Bob Tuttle and Russ Ellis and assistant director Kaylin Dean have put together a cast for our spring production of the second in a trilogy of shows written by Neil Simon. Biloxi Blues focuses on a group of soldiers as they make their way through basic training in the deep south. It won a Tony Award for best play in 1985. The lead role of Eugene Morris Jerome, who is essentially the alter ego of the playwright, will be handled by Greg Parker. Eugene Morris Jerome is the title character and in Biloxi Blues; it is 1943 and he has just been drafted into the U.S. Army. The play covers the period of time that Eugene spends in basic training in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tickets are $12.

Martin Barre

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Don't miss Martin Barre of Jethro Tull, who will take the stage this weekend at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth. Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history. As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. Tickets are $29+.

One Night of Queen

Saturday, 1 p.m.
One Night of Queen will take the stage at the Colonial Theatre in Keene this weekend. This tribute to the legendary band is a spectacular live show that is guaranteed to rock you. Recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time, One Night of Queen is a spectacular live show that is guaranteed to rock you! Gary Mullen and the Works have been performing such hits as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Somebody to Love,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Killer Queen” to sell-out audiences throughout the UK, the U.S., Europe, South Africa and New Zealand since 2002. Tickets are $30-$44.

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