In the park this weekend
It's going to be a big weekend for the Prescott Park Arts Festival. On Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m., Dr. Dog, a Philadelphia-based band, will have you dancing happy as part of the River House Summer Concert Series. On Saturday, July 14, there'll be a matinee performance of "Seussical" and a 7 p.m. evening performance. Before the evening performance, at 5:30 p.m., there'll be a Community Showcase featuring local artists and groups. On Sunday, at 1 p.m., there'll be another "Seussical" performance. Then at 7 p.m., Sunday, M. Ward will perform a concert in the part. On Monday, the movie in the park will be "Coco." The show starts at dusk. For more information, visit www.prescottpark.org.
American Independence Festival in Exeter
The 28th American Independence Festival, sponsored by the American Independence Museum, takes place at and around the museum, Folsom Tavern and Swasey Park. Event run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with an evening concert. Featured will be historic battle re-enactments, colonial artisan demonstrations, children’s activities, cannon firings, crafts, music, food and more. There'll even be a special beer tapped for the occasion at Folsom Tavern. For a full lineup of events, visit www.independencemuseum.org
A revolution of a different kind July 14
July 14 might be a day for commemorating the French Revolution in Paris, but in Kittery, the music of Portsmouth’s popular indie-folk group River Sister and Somerville-based singer-songwriter Amy Kucharik will collaborate with Feminist Oasis to sound off a new kind of revolution. River Sister is an indie-folk project featuring the vocal harmonies of Elissa Margolin and Stefanie Guzikowski and the rhythms of Nate Therrien and PJ Donahue. Special guests will add their harmonies to the evening. "Liberté, Égalité, Sororité: Music and the Feminist Revolution" will begin at 8 p.m. at The Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit www.thedancehallkittery.org for tickets and more information.
Timmy Brown at Cochecho Arts Fest July 13
The Cochecho Arts Festival presents Timmy Brown, the 2017 and 2018 New England Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year, in concert in Henry Law Park, Henry Law Avenue, Dover, at on Friday, July 13. Blue Heartache will open at 6 p.m., and Brown, the headliner, will take the stage at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Bring your own chairs, blankets and picnics. For more information, email email@example.com, visit www.cochechoartsfestival.org or call (603) 742-2218.
Therrien and Coronis in concert July 13
"From the Songs of a Parisian Cafe to a Greek Taverna" is a multicultural concert featuring Lucie Therrien singing French, English and Spanish songs, and Carol and Chuck Coronis singing Greek, Turkish, Balkan and Celtic songs. The concert will take place Friday, July13 at 8 p.m. at the Book and Bar in Portsmouth. Therrien is a well-known international recording artist with 15 albums to her credit, has performed at the Smithsonian festival in D.C., France, Quebec, and the USA. She accompanies her vocals on guitar, spoons, and celtic drum. Coronis will follow at 9 p.m. Cover charge is $5. The Book and Bar is located at 40 Pleasant St. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 427-9197.