April 2017 

The Monadnock Spirit & Culture 

More From Kristina Wentzell

What's Up at the Colonial Theater 

Located in the heart of the city of Keene, New Hampshire, on Main Street, the Colonial Theater quickly became a focal point for the arts. Owner Charles Baldwin proudly called it “New England’s most modern and perfectly appointed theater.” Over the years, the Colonial has hosted movies, vaudeville shows, operas and numerous community events.
Colonial Theater 95 Main Street
Keene, NH

Highlighted Events!

Russian National Ballet Theater
April 7th @ 7:30
$49 / $45 / $29

Golden Dragon Cirque
April 14th @ 7:30
$39 / $34 

Kathy Gifford
April 27, 2017 @ 7:30
$79 / $65

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
Thursday, July 20 @ 7:30 PM
$99 / $89 / $79

Tickets on sale now
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Dinosaurs After Dark!

Adapted from the book of the same title by Mary Pope Osborne, Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark ids is a fantasy adventure through time, performed by MoCo Arts. Jack and Annie’s tree house transports them back in time to the ages of the dinosaurs, where the siblings courageously learn that things are not always what they seem. 

April 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Keene Stare College,
Wyman Way, Keene NH 
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Fire and Grace 

Edwin Huizinga & William Coulter connect classical, folk, and contemporary musical traditions from around the world: a prelude by Bach followed by an Irish reel and then a tango; a Spanish love song leading to a Balkan dance. This versatile, virtuoso violin-guitar duo brings it all together in one concert.
April 21, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm 
Dublin Community Church 
1125 Main Street, Dublin NH
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Monadnock International Film Festival 

Three days of the best independent films screened, regional, domestic and international. Spread throughout the town of Keene, Nh, enjoy narrative and documentary features and shorts, panels with filmmaker guests and after-parties at local restaurants.
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Art Opening!

Join Matt Patterson for an art show of framed originals and prints from his beautiful new book, “The Snake and the Salamander.” Covering 13 states from Maine to Virginia, the book showcases the lies of 83 species of snakes, lizards, turtles, frogs and salamanders through a combination of engaging prose and original color artwork. For more information, please contact Diana at or (603) 525-3394.

April 14, 2017 @ 7:30 
Harris Center
83 Kings Hwy, Hancock NH 

A Gift of Madness 

Hilarious and heart-wrenching, A Gift of Madness is a solo play with song and masks, written and performed by singer/actress/poet Nancy Knowles. A Gift of Madness is two gritty creative women swinging fists at fate and thumbing noses at demons. A witness survivor of sibling suicide, Knowles engineers her own thriving while pondering how her mother, stalked by loss, pulled off hers.

April 28, 2017 
River Street Theatre
6 River Street, Jaffrey NH
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Find Your Next Happenings 

Looking for more to do in Keene, Peterborough, Hillsborough, Jaffrey, or any of the surrounding towns? Look no further! For fun activities, arts, performances, community events and more, the Arts Alive! Discover Monadnock Calendar is where you’ll find it!
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Arts Alive! is a nonprofit organization that brings stakeholders together to promote, advance, and leverage the vibrant art scene of the Monadnock region. If you value the arts and would like to support our efforts please donate to Arts Alive! or you can become one of our members. You would officially belong to the region's arts support organization and sustain an organization that advocates for and enriches the arts community.

Learn more about Arts Alive!

Calling All Artists

Arts Alive and the Hannah Grimes Center host another Artist to artist workshop: A panel discussion and Q&A on how to work with local and small boutique retailers. Attendees will learn about how to prepare their work for a retail settling, how to approach a retailer, and how to maintain their product in a retail settling. Presenters will include Camellia Sousa from Sharon Arts Center, and Molly Taflas of the Hannah Grimes Marketplace.
April 26, 2017 @
28 Grove Street
Peterborough, NH
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