It’s another busy week in the world of entertainment in Concord. We have a legendary band from the ‘60s, some local regulars on the music scene, a new show at Hatbox Theatre and a film about New Hampshire’s own J.D. Salinger at Red River Theatres.
Not a bad week.
Joel Cage will play jazz over dinner at Hermanos Cocina Mexicana at 6:30 p.m. No cover.
Open jam will take place at Area 23 at 7 p.m. All you have to do is show up and be ready to jam – or just listen, if you prefer.
Their history is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early 1960s. Now they’re coming to Concord for a show at the Capitol Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 to $65 and are available at ccanh.com.
Richard Gardzina will take the stage at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.
Home Town Eulogy will rock the basement at Penuche’s, starting about 9 p.m. Expect to pay a cover of about $3 to $5.
The President’s Own Marine Corps. Band is coming to perform a concert at Concord High School. The President’s Own is one of the nation’s premier concert ensembles that features director Col. Jason Fettig, who is a New Hampshire native. Tickets are free and are available now.
Alcoa, Fiddlehead, Spur & Cardinal will play at True Brew at 9 p.m. There will be a $5 cover to support the artists.
Eric Lindberg Trio will be the main event at Area 23 at 8:30 p.m. Again, no covers are ever charged for music at Area 23.
Classic Invasion Band will invade Makris Lobster & Steak House at 8 p.m.
Colin Hay is a Scottish-born Australian musician and actor who performed as lead vocalist of the band Men at Work, and later as a solo artist. His inclusion as a playlist favorite from the likes of Metallica to The Lumineers reflects his continuing relevance and broad appeal. He’ll be at the Cap Center at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 to $59.50.
Second Wind will provide a boost to your evening at Hermanos at 7:30 p.m., an hour later than the weekday shows there.
The Cole Robbie Band will hold down the fort at Penuche’s some time after 9 p.m.
Queen City Soul will make a regal performance at Area 23 at 8:30 p.m.
Eric Chase, Brad Myrick and Joey Pierog will play for the dinner crowd at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.
It’s open-mic night at Penuche’s, so show off your skills or just sit back and listen.
Dave Gerard will be the featured performer at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.
Kid Pinky will play at Hermanos at 6:30 p.m.
‘God of Carnage’
Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage is a story about two sets of Brooklyn parents who share the same local shops and parks but were it not for a playground altercation between their 11-year-old boys, perhaps would never have met. Meeting to resolve the matter, a short and casual conversation becomes something altogether more complex as challenges are made and tensions rise. The show will be performed at Hatbox Theatre on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Oct. 22. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for students, members and seniors, and $12 for senior members. Go to hatboxnh.com for tickets and more information.
Discovering Magic with Andrew Pinard
While the performing arts tend to focus on telling stories in which the audience are mainly observers, the wonderful thing about a performance of magic is that it creates a story in which the audience is an active participant. That’s what you’ll get at Discovering Magic at Hatbox Theatre on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info are available at hatboxnh.com.
Movies at Red River
Victoria and Abdul (PG-13/2017/112 min.)
Tuesday: 2, 5:25, 7:50 p.m.
Wednesday: 2, 5:25, 7:50 p.m.
Thursday: 2, 5:25, 7:50 p.m.
Battle of the Sexes (PG-13/2017/121 min.)
Tuesday: 2:05, 5:30, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:05 p.m.
Thursday: 2:05, 5:30, 8 p.m.
Stronger (R/2017/116 min.)
Tuesday: 2:10, 5:35 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:10, 5:35 p.m.
Thursday: 2:10, 5:35 p.m.
Rebel in the Rye (PG-13/2017/106 min.)
Tuesday: 7:50 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:50 p.m.
Thursday: 7:50 p.m.