Concert to End Gun Violence

A concert headlined by Martin England and the Reconstructed at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth on Friday, Sept. 23 will kick off more than 200 musical performances taking place around the country over the weekend as part of the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence. Concert organizers, performers and attendees will join together to remember victims of gun violence and call for action to end a public health crisis that claims the lives of more than 30,000 Americans each year – and do it while making some real noise. Other featured performers are River Sister, Chris Guzikowski with The Grim Brothers, and The Look Backs. 319 Vaughan St., 6:30 to 11 p.m. $10. More information is available at  

Sweet Soirée in Newmarket

Main Street Art's 2nd annual Sweet Soirée will bring a night of creative celebration to the Millspace in downtown Newmarket on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be wine, music by guitarists David Graf and Doug Green, an array of delectable treats catered by the Newfields Country Store, a silent auction, an art exhibition of works by local artists, and an art take-away featuring works by students in the Art in the Afternoon program that serves teens and adults with developmental disabilities. This is the annual gala fundraising event for Main Street Arts, an organization dedicated to promoting dynamic visual arts eduction and exhibition opportunities in the Seacoast. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Preregistration is suggested. For more information please call (603) 580-5835 or go to

Danielle Flood at RiverRun Sept. 21

Danielle Flood, a journalist born of the wartime love triangle that inspired the one in Graham Greene's "The Quiet American," reads from her new memoir "The Unquiet Daughter" at RiverRun Bookstore at 142 Fleet St. in Portsmouth at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21. Her book describes the whole saga, from her mother's affairs in Vietnam, to her long, agonizing search for her father. The book's release is cause for celebration for RiverRun as well as the author. The first edition of the book just shipped from RiverRun's own Piscataqua Press, a small publishing house operated out of the bookstore. More information is available at and (603) 431-2100.

Saxophonist at PMAC

Moving from reads to reeds, if you're in the mood for woodwinds, don't miss saxophonist Kenneth Radnofsky performing Friday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Portsmouth Music and Arts Center at 973 Islington St. in Portsmouth. Radnofsky, a faculty member at the New England Conservatory, Boston University and the Longy School of Music, accompanied by pianist Eliko Akahori, will present a mostly Russian program including works by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, plus a special arrangement of “Heitor Villa­Lobos Bachianas Brasileras no. 1” performed with the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra String Quartet. Tickets are $18 for adults, $12 for youth and seniors, and can be purchased through Eventbrite. For more information, call (603) 431-4278 or visit