EVENTS

Our 2022 events are listed below. Dinner will be served before the concert at some of the events, so plan to arrive early for a relaxing meal. Some events require that you purchase tickets while others are by donation.
We hope you will join us!
Poor Man's Gambit
Poor Man’s Gambit
Saturday, June 25, 7:30pm
Poor Man's Gambit

Poor Man’s Gambit
Saturday, June 25
7:30 pm
Tickets $25

Poor Man’s Gambit is a trio of traditional artists initially formed in 2015. Building on their roots as traditional Irish musicians, the trio’s repertoire is also influenced by traditional music of other cultures including France, Scotland, England, and America, some of which can be heard on their latest release ‘Land of Sunshine.’

Poor Man's Gambit

DINNER:

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving two pre-concert dinner choices:
($16/each)

  • Classic Sausage Lasagna, a roll, and a salad of mixed greens with fresh veggies with a balsamic vinaigrette
  • Wholesome Vegetarian Chili, a chipotle biscuit, and a salad of mixed greens with fresh veggies and a balsamic vinaigrette

Please reserve your meals online by purchasing the relevant ticket option. If you’ve ordered a meal, please try to arrive by 6:30. Doors open at 6pm.

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Craig Pursley art
Craig Pursley Paintings
Reception: July 2, 7:00pm
Art by Craig Pursley

Craig Pursley
“Making Faces” Art Show
July 2- July 22
Opening reception July 2, 7:00pm

Craig Pursley art

Every other year, nationally recognized artist, Craig Pursley of Bath, shows recent portraits he has done of local people. The last show was suspended due to Covid so this one should be the best ever. Many of the subjects of his work will be on hand at the opening where he will discuss the inspiration and execution of these paintings.

Opening reception will be July 2 at 7:00pm.  Refreshments will be served.

Abe Ovadia
Abe Ovadia
Thursday, July 7, 6:00pm
Abe Ovadia

Thursday, July 7
6:00pm
Admission by Donation

Court Street Arts and the Tenney Library in Newbury present:

“Reimagining The American Songbook”
Jazz Guitarist, Abe Ovadia

Abe Ovadia

Enjoy the sounds of Abe Ovadia, jazz guitarist as he re-imagines the American Songbook. As Musicvox Guitars describes, Abe Ovadia is a “jazz virtuoso, one of the most innovative guitarists of our time.” Having emerged as one of the preeminent guitarists on the New York City jazz scene.

Jazz music is unique in the sense that it can be played in almost any setting, and Abe’s modern twist on jazz standards provides libraries with a truly splendid program. Abe discusses the process of improvisation, jazz history, and interacts with the audience throughout the concert.

The BAILIFF’S CAFÉ will be serving up beverages and treats for your pleasure before the show.

Fairytale Theatre for Children
Fairytale Theatre for Children
Fridays: July 8 – August 12
Fairytale Theatre for Children

North Country Center for the Arts Presents ~

IMPACT: Fairytale Theatre for Children

Fridays, July 8 – August 12
2:00pm  (
NOTE: August 12 performance will be at 4pm)

$5.00 – Purchase tickets at the door

IMPACT, a professional Touring Children’s Theatre Company performs a different fairy tale every week for five weeks, starting Friday, July 8th and running through Friday, August 12th.  Each production travels to different venues throughout the state of New Hampshire and features a professional cast of 4 – 6 actors, plus set pieces, costumes, props, original music, and more. Each play lasts about 45 minutes and has been enjoyed by both children and adults.

SHOWTIME FOR ALL PERFORMANCES: 2:00pm (NOTE: August 12 is 4:00pm)

 

JULY 8
SLEEPING BEAUTY
In a magic kingdom where good and bad fairies roam, the prick of a spinning wheel needle sets off a curse that puts the entire kingdom to sleep. With the help of a good fairy, only a brave Prince can defeat evil and wake the Princess from her sleepy kingdom.

JULY 15
LOST IN WONDERLAND
Following a white rabbit leads Alice on a very strange adventure. In a place where up means down and right means wrong, Alice discovers a world filled with a strange smiling cat, a wild tea party, and a Queen whose temper is as red as the hearts on her dress!

JULY 22
NEVERLAND
We all know the story of Wendy, Peter, and John, but what happened in Neverland before they arrived? Join Peter on his early adventures in Neverland, featuring lost boys, mermaids, and Captain Jim, who was merely passing through Neverland until he got “hooked” on the magical land!

JULY 29
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
Little Red must make an important delivery to her Granny who is sick in bed, but that will require going over the river and through the woods. As long as she follows Mother’s directions and heeds the warning of three little previous victims, then it should be nothing more than a howling good time!

AUGUST 12 at *4pm*
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK
Young Jack is heartbroken when he must sell his best friend, a cow, at the market. But when a mysterious man trades magic beans for the cow, it opens up a world larger than life where Jack can go on adventures beyond his wildest dreams!

Cold Chocolate
Cold Chocolate
Saturday, July 16, 7:30pm
Cold Chocolate

Cold Chocolate
Saturday, July 16
7:30pm
Tickets $20

Cold Chocolate is a genre-bending American band that fuses folk, funk and bluegrass to create a unique sound all their own. Punctuated by tight harmonies and skillful musicianship, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original music and high-energy shows. They regularly perform at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast.

DINNER:

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving two pre-concert dinner choices:
($16/each)

  • Baked ham, potato salad, and a roll
  • Mushroon lasagna in a bechamel sauce, salad of mixed greens and fresh veggies, balsamic vinaigrette

Dinners may be reserved online by purchasing the relevant ticket option. If you’ve ordered a meal, please try to arrive by 6:30. Doors open at 6pm.

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Village Harmony
Village Harmony
Wednesday, July 27, 7:00pm
Village Harmony

Village Harmony Teen World Music Ensemble in Concert
Wednesday, July 27
7:00pm

Admission by Donation

This group of talented teen singers is led by a trio of veteran Village Harmony teen camp leaders: from the Boston area, and Poughkeepsie, NY. The concert program will include songs from the American shape-note tradition, folk polyphony from Corsica, Albania, Sardinia and the Republic of Georgia, and a European Renaissance piece. The singers in this particular group are drawn from Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oregon and France.

Village Harmony is an umbrella organization founded in 1989 and based in central Vermont, dedicated to the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world.  In a normal summer the organization sponsors 9-10 different study-performance ensembles involving both teen and adult singers, usually with five in the United States (New England, Kentucky, Oregon) and the others overseas. Each group develops its own unique sound during a week-long residence learning their concert repertoire with a unique international team of leaders. But all of the ensembles share common traits:  a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.

For more information about Village Harmony and their programs visit www.villageharmony.org.

Bread and Puppet Theatre
Bread and Puppet Theater
Friday, September 2, 6:00pm
Bread and Puppet Theater

Bread and Puppet Theater
Friday, September 2
6:00pm
Outdoors on Haverhill Common (or in Alumni Hall in case of rain)
Suggested Donation: $10-$25

The circus is coming! The circus is coming! The 58-year-old, Vermont-based Bread and Puppet Theater is coming to the Haverhill Common! The Domestic Resurrection Circus is a bright, raucous melee of short acts governed by a brass band, addressing the heart of the current moment with diverse puppetry styles and spanning many moods, from slapstick to the sublime.

Founded in 1963 by Peter Schumann on New York City’s Lower East Side, the theater has been based in the North East Kingdom of Vermont since the early 1970s and is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country.

Dirty Cello
Dirty Cello
Saturday, October 29, 7:30pm
Dirty Cello

Dirty Cello
Saturday, October 29
7:30pm
Tickets $20

From Iceland to Italy, and all over the U.S., San Francisco-based band Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues, rock and Americana. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues and rock with a wailing cello, to virtuosic stompin’ Americana, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

DINNER:

The Bailiff’s Café will be serving two pre-concert dinner choices:
($16/each)

  • Gouda baked chicken, salad of mixed greens with fresh veggies, balsamic vinaigrette, and a roll
  • Savory vegetable quiche, salad of mixed greens with fresh veggies, balsamic vinaigrette, and a roll

Dinners may be reserved online by purchasing the relevant ticket option. If you’ve ordered a meal, please try to arrive by 6:30. Doors open at 6pm.

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dinner at Court Street Arts
Enjoy Bailiff’s Cafe
at Court Street Arts!
Dinner at Bailiff's Cafe

dessert at Court Street Arts

Enjoy a bite to eat before the show at Bailiff’s Cafe! 

Dinner can be purchased in advance online or by phone reservation. A selection of craft beer, wine, and sodas along with desserts and other light fare options will be served.

Make your dinner reservations on event information window or call us: (603) 989-5500

Menu selections are designed to include gluten and dairy free options, but please note that meals are not prepared in a facility that is certified gluten-free.

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