LACONIA — Pitman's Freight Room at 94 New Salem Street in Laconia will host The Willie J Laws Blues Band on
Friday, December 5 at 8 p.m.
Admission is $15 and Pitman's is a BYOB venue.
Willie J. Laws has over 25 years of performing experience and has traveled the world making music. The influences heard in the music of the Willie J. Laws Band are many and eclectic. There are deep roots in Texas music tradition and uniquely American roots music. Raised in the Gulf Coast of Texas, Willie J. developed his "funky blues" guitar and vocal sound, influenced by Texas Blues and R&B, Tex-Mex Tejano/Conjunto, Louisiana Zydeco, and Country.
Fans call him "the Real Deal". His work over the past 25 years includes performing as the house band for The House of Blues in both Las Vegas and New Orleans, and as well as Margaritaville in the "Crescent City". He performs nationally and internationally with the Grammy award-winning Tejano band "Los Texmaniacs". While living in Texas, Louisiana, Nevada, and California he repeatedly opened for BB King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, Hall & Oates, Lynyrd Skynyrd and numerous others. Willie now lives in Massachusetts, travels from NH to NYC to Texas and beyond, and plays hardcore, authentic Blues with a twist of Zydeco, R&B and Funk.
Catered dinner buffet available before the show. Call 527-0043 for dinner reservations. www.pitmansfreightroom.com
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:19
TILTON — The cast of Winnisquam Regional High School's drama club will present the hilarious evening of sketch comedy "A Thurber Carnival" by James Thurber, from Friday to Sunday, December 5 through 7. Curtain is at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Thurber was widely popular during the 40s, 50s and 60s. He is best known for his cartoons that appeared regularly in publications such as the New Yorker and several national newspapers. One of the most popular humorists of his time, Thurber celebrated the comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people.
"A Thurber Carnival" is a compilation piece Thurber himself wrote and staged. It includes the very famous story of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" made popular again by the recent movie. Also, included are skits that poke fun at marriage, work, pets and social situations. They include titles like; "The Word Dance", "The Pet Dept.", "A Unicorn in the Garden", "Casual of the Keys", "Take Her Up Tenderly" and several more.
Working hard to bring these short glimpses of human experience to life are 40 kids from grades 9-12. Many have stage experience but several are brand new to the craft. The new drama director, Jessica Alward reports, "this is one of the most dedicated group of actors I have had the pleasure of working with. They are committed to the process and have brought some great ideas to the table in how to make these stories modern, pertinent and very very funny."
Ticket are available at the door and priced so the whole family can attend. All proceeds will go to help the kids put on a larger, musical production this coming spring.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 10:21
GILMANTON — A silent auction will be running from Wednesday, December 3-10 at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library. Bidding ends on Wednesday, December 10 at 4 p.m. Items will be available for pick up on Thursday, December 11 by 1 p.m.
There will be many items to bid on: original art pieces, holiday themed baskets of goodies, homemade items such as hats, mittens, place mats, and jewelry. There are also a variety of gift certificates to bid on including a summer CSA share from Winnipesaukee Woods Farm, tickets to holiday shows at the Capital Center for the Arts, tickets to the Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Cole Gardens, Lakeside Grooming and more. For more information call 364-2400.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 10:09
MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Art Association's third annual Small Painting Show and Sale will be hosted at VynnArt Gallery from Wednesday, Dec. 3, through Sunday, Jan. 4, during normal business hours.
There will be a reception and Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4 to 7 p.m. More than 80 original paintings and photographs created by 40 Art Association members will be on display. All the works are 8 by 10 or smaller, not counting the frame.
Show organizers note that all pieces are framed and make very fine holiday gifts.
VynnArt Gallery is located at 30 Main St. in Meredith. For more information call VynnArt at 279-0557.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 December 2014 09:57
- Tour of historic churches in Laconia and holiday sing-a-long on December 7
- Charlie Brown Christmas, performed by Heather Pierson Quartet, at Pitman’s Freight Room Thurs.
- ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Laconia Christian Academy Dec. 5
- Self-guided ‘Homes for the Holidays’ house tour returns on Dec. 6 & 7
- Carter Mountain Brass Band concert in Gilford
- Laconia Sachems Jazz Band hosting dinner tonight