Portsmouth is an easy place to stay busy in the summer — but it can be tough to know what’s happening in the colder months. Here are some places to check out if you’re looking for year-round happenings in and around Portsmouth.
A performance space, a non-commercial art gallery and a restaurant — always somethign going down at 3S! They bring in contemporary programming, which I have found to mean that when they announce a show, my friends who really know music are REALLY excited and people like me who really don’t know music can just trust that it’s going to be a good show. I’ve never been led astray.
The Library is one of the most wonderful things about this town. It’s top on my list of reasons to be a Portsmouth resident — but even if you’re not a resident, you can partake in the programming events and resources offered to all who come through the doors.
The crown jewel of the Seacoast, some call it. There’s a thing (or two or three) happening every day at The Music Hall, or it’s satellite location, The Music Hall Loft.
While they’re closed over a month or two during the winter, Discover Portsmouth has robust programming through most of the year. Home to Portsmouth Historical Society and an art gallery, they also have a film room and a lecture room that hosts programming and rental events.
Author readings and Civic Sundays happen year-round. Check the calendar!
Art Round Town (1st Friday of the month)
Whether it’s a great summer evening or you’re out on your snowshoes, Art Round Town is a great monthly excuse to get out and mingle with other artistic-minded locals.
Beat Night (3rd Thursday of the month)
Listen and be heard. Come to hear poets backed by a GREAT band — or get up yourself and read. New readers get up all the time, and all are welcome.