Put on your dancing shoes, get ready to laugh or swing to some jazz. This weekend is full of a variety of entertainment sure to please all styles and ages. Dance on over to the Rockingham Ballroom for a Country Nite, laugh your way to the Rio for some comedy featuring Dan Crohn or get jumpin’ jitterbugs and enjoy a free jazz brunch show with Annie and the Fur Trappers at The Press Room.
Here’s a look at 10 things to do this weekend:
Country Nite at The Rockingham Ballroom
What: Country Night with 603 Line Dance hosted by Kathleen Crocker. Line dance lessons followed by requests and open dancing. BYOB venue, with light menu and soft drinks.
When: Friday, March 10, 7-10:30 p.m.
Where: Rockingham Ballroom, 22 Ash Swamp Road, Newmarket
More info: rockinballroom.club
Dan Crohn comedian at the Rio
What: Dan Crohn, a semifinalist in the Boston Comedy Festival and the Laughing Skull Festival, shares stories of family and friends that have entertained audiences all over New England.
When: Friday, March 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Where: Rio Tequila Cantina, 37 Bow St., Portsmouth
More info: https://www.mccuescomedyclub.com/
Jane Monheit at Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club
What: A two-time Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter, Jane Monheit is known as “an impeccable interpreter of the Great American Songbook, combining her love for traditional straight-ahead jazz and the more cinematic songs from theatre and stage.”
When: Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club, 135 Congress St., Portsmouth
More info: jimmysoncongress.com
Sole City Dance: Dance Northeast
What: Sole City Dance is bringing back Dance Northeast!, its annual community dance showcase. The celebration presents an afternoon performance with junior companies and up-and-coming student choreographers.
When: Saturday, March 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Where: Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St., Rochester
More info: rochesteroperahouse.com
Family Unity – An Afternoon of Artmaking at Green Acre
What: Hey kids and parents! And those who used to be kids and aren’t parents! Do you like to create but don’t find yourself prioritizing creativity or don’t have the art supplies on hand? Hard to carve out the time to create – especially as a family? Then come to Green Acre for an afternoon of art making.
When: Saturday, March 11, 2-5 p.m.
Where: Green Acre: A Baha’i Center of Learning, 61 Green Acre Dr., Eliot, Maine
More info: greenacre.org
April Macie at Cisco Brewers
What: Macie has been seen and heard on Netflix, Showtime, Comedy Central, “Last Comic Standing” and “Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty, Sexy, Funny.”
When: Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.
Where: Cisco Brewers Portsmouth, 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth
More info: ciscobrewersportsmouth.com
The Midnight Wrens at The Music Hall Lounge
What: Out of Seacoast New Hampshire’s suburbia, The Midnight Wrens blend threads of Americana, funk, jazz, and folk into soothing, sometimes gravelly, original songs.
When: Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Music Hall Lounge, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth
More info: themusichall.org
Portsmouth By The Sea Wedding Show
What: You’ll have fun planning your big day when you find wedding deals that will sweep you off your feet. Enjoy catered appetizers, cash bar, and catching up on the latest trends and advice throughout the day.
When: Sunday, March 12, noon-3 p.m.
Where: Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel, 250 Market St., Portsmouth
More info: eventbrite.com
Rollercoaster – a family friendly dance party at 3S Artspace
What: Rollercoaster is back in 2023! This is a dance party for parents and their kids, There is a full bar, plus healthy snacks for the kiddos.
When: Sunday, March 12, 2-4 p.m.
Where: 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth
Cost: Free to $12.33
More info: 3sarts.org
Jazz Brunch: Annie and the Fur Trappers at The Press Room
What: A swinging jazz brunch for all ages.
When: Sunday, March 12 at 11 a.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.)
Where: The Press Room – upstairs, 77 Daniel St., Portsmouth
More info: pressroomnh.com