An August 2018 Publication by Arts Alive!

First Fridays

August 3
Downtown Keene & Peterborough

Keene and Peterborough have both just launched a First Fridays downtown program to shake up the beginning of the weekend routine the first Friday of each month with art, music, later shopping hours and more!

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Check out Peterborough

Cheshire Fair's 80th!

Celebrating a big anniversary August 2-5

The Cheshire Fair will be celebrating its 80th annual occurence this weekend! With fireworks, rides, live performances, vendors, delicious food, rodeo, demolition derby, and all that you'd expect from a great county fair! What an incredible part of Monadnock region culture!

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Drowsy Chaperone

Now through August 12th at the Peterborough Players

Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a loving send-up of the Jazz Age musical, featuring one show-stopping number after another. Take the time to drive to Peterborough, and see this production in a beautifully rustic barn, which long ago was converted to a professional theatre.
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Medal Day: Art Spiegelman

MacDowell Colony honors comic artist  August 12th

Cartoonist, author, and graphic novelist Art Spiegelman become the 59th medalist and the first person to receive the Edward MacDowell Medal in the Arts given for work in comic art. The event will be your chance to visit The MacDowell Colony’s campus in New Hampshire, which is closed to visitors most of the rest of the year. On Medal Day, however, the public is welcome to the campus to visit artists in their studios, tour the facilities, and celebrate an award-worthy artist. This event is free!
How to participate in Medal Day

Carmina Burana

Presented by Monanock Music August 5th

Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, one of the world’s most popular and ubiquitous choral works. Based on a collection of thirteenth-century poems, Carmina Burana sets universal human themes — the fickleness of fate, the cycle of seasons, love and life — to soaring music for grand chorus. The “O Fortuna” movement is instantly recognizable from dramatic soundtracks and sporting events. This concert will feature the Grand Monadnock Youth Choirs. There will be a free reception to follow at European Esthetics 

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Folksoul Music Festival

Great music in the wilderness August 19th

You are invited once again to the meadow at the corner of Mountain and Driscol in Greenfield NH to enjoy the music, relax, dance, and celebrate with us at the Ninth Annual Folksoul Music Festival. A stellar lineup of seven acoustic bands of all different styles will make for an interesting musical experience and a great day for all. This event is family friendly; bring camp chairs, picnic, and / or partake of the local food offerings at our vendor tables. $10 at the gate, children under 12 free!

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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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This month's newsletter was co-curated with Keene City Councilor Carl Jacobs, a musician and avid art lover! If you would like to help us curate the featured content of a newsletter, please email

If you value the arts and would like to support our efforts please donate to Arts Alive! or become a member today. Members belong to the region's arts support organization and sustain an organization that advocates for and enriches the arts community. Arts Alive! receives funding from the Putnam Foundation, C&S Wholesale Grocers, The Hoffman Family Foundation, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, its board of directors, several individual and business donors and almost 100 artist and arts organization members.

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