FOOD and DRINK
Food trucks and beer galore in Somersworth
While some of New Hampshire’s most popular food trucks dish out fan favorites, craft ales and beers will be available for sale, music will be playing, lawn games will be enjoyed, and an artisan market will showcase local artists' work. For those foodies that want a little more out of their festival experience, the VIP hour is for you (from 11 a.m. to noon).
What: 2nd annual Seacoast Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival
When: Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 17
Where: Market Street, Somersworth
Tickets: $5 in advance at www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com; $10 at the gate; children under 12 free; VIP Tickets, $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, get you in early at 11 a.m.
More info: Visit www.foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com
A day of dialogue and culture for Juneteenth
The Black Heritage Trail of New Hampshire is hosting a daylong celebration of African American topics and culture for its annual celebration of Juneteenth. The celebration will include a community dialogue, a catered soul food lunch, a Black History Tour, African Drumming and Dance, and culminate in an evening of music. Juneteenth is the oldest and most popular celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States, and for the BHTNH, it is an annual event, focusing on a different, timely theme each year. This year’s theme, "Law and Order: An American Dilemma" was inspired by recent occurrences of racial discrimination throughout the country. The community dialogue will focus on the systemic issues that disadvantage and marginalize communities of color both now and over the history of our nation.
What: 2018 Juneteenth Celebration: 'Law and Order: An American Dilemma'
When: Saturday, June 16, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Concert, 7 p.m.
Where: Middle Street Baptist Church, 18 Court St., Portsmouth
Admission: There is a suggested donation of $20 for both the day and evening portions, and the walking tour at $20 per person requires online pre-registration.
More info: Visit www.blackheritagetrailnh.org
Support 3S with Swizzle
Swizzle, the annual fundraising gala for 3S Artspace, gives you a taste of the magic that goes on there all year long. In its second year, Swizzle is an immersive summer party where people can connect with friends and be entertained by a collection of indoor and outdoor offerings representative of the year-round events at 3S. Attendees can expect live music and artistic performances throughout the evening like the Americana of Jake Davis & The Whiskey Stones, the vibraphone vibes of Nihco Gallo, and an after-party beginning at
9 p.m. featuring the soul music of Jesse Dee. There will also be interactive tracking art that transposes people’s movements into a mesmerizing video installation created by Michael Prince, and the premiere of the exhibit "Freeze-Thaw: Field Research + Works From The Arctic Circle."
What: Swizzle, an annual fundraiser for 3S Artspace
When: 6 p.m., Saturday, June 16; 9 p.m., after party begins
Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth
Tickets: $100, available online at www.3Sarts.org or
More info: Visit www.3Sarts.org
A walk through local history
Take a walking tour of Portsmouth's South Cemetery with historian Richard Adams. Along the way, he will focus on some of the more interesting people interred in the very old cemetery. You'll hear about Civil War heroes, powerful political figures, murder victims, and many others.
What: 'Notable Denizens of Portsmouth South Cemetery'
When: 2 p.m., Saturday, June 16
Where: Meet at main entrance on South Street across from Richards Avenue
Admission: Donations welcome
More info: Visit www.wenworthlear.org