Things to do in Maine & NH this Weekend
It looks like the weather is gonna be great...get out there and have some fun!
'ONCE UPON A MATTRESS'
2 & 8 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Wednesday. Through Aug. 13. Hackmatack Playhouse, 583 School ST., Berwick, $23 to $34.50, $12 youth. hackmatack.org
It's a zany re-telling of "The Princess and the Pea" ideal for musical lovers of all ages. "Once Upon A Mattress" is set in a kingdom where no one can marry until the prince finds a wife who the queen mother approves of. You'll have to see for yourself what happens when her son falls madly in love with a Princess from the swamp.
8 p.m. Thursday. The State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland, $35 to $65. statetheatreportland.com
He's a cigar-smoking, scotch-drinking, Grammy-nominated funny-man. Ron "Tater Salad" White will regale a Portland audience with stories dating back to his small-town Texas youth and from current life as a successful comic who has sold more than 14 million albums, as a solo act and as part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour.
'WEST SIDE STORY'
7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Through Aug. 7. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford, $20.citytheater.org
See the famous musical that retells Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" in Manhattan's Upper West Side during the 1950s. Star-crossed lovers Tony and Maria are tied to rival gangs, The Jets and The Sharks. Musical numbers include "I Feel Pretty," "America" and "Somewhere."
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
It's definitely summertime when Lake Winnipesaukee is filled with Woodies - classic and antique wooden boats - cruisin' by, or docked at the Town Docks. This year, the 43rd Annual Lake Winnipesaukee Antique and Classic Boat Show will take place at the Wolfeboro Town Docks. This is a change of venue. For the first 29 years it was held at Weirs Beach and then moved to Meredith Bay for the past 13 years.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Arlo Guthrie will take the stage at the Flying Monkey Performance Center in Plymouth this weekend. Guthrie was born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other. He is the eldest son of America's most beloved singer/writer/philosopher Woody Guthrie. Over the last four decades Guthrie has toured throughout North America and around the world winning a wide, popular following.
Saturday, 6-8:30 p.m.
Chocolate Lovers unite! This weekend's 17th Annual Chocolate Fest at Waterville Valley Resort is just for you. This event is a celebration of all things chocolate, with local restaurants offering an assortment of sweet treats in the Town Square. There will be live musical entertainment by Rumblefish and a "Name That Candy Bar" contest.