Post-Turkey Day fun with friends
Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be at the SNHU Arena on Friday, November 23.
Thanksgiving weekend is a great time to catch up with your friends who are home visiting their family for the holiday. It all starts on Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, when many people take the opportunity to catch up informally or formally at a local bar or restaurant.
But if you are looking for something to do with your friends after you’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner and shopped on Black Friday, why not plan on catching a comedy show or a concert? While many venues don’t schedule entertainment over the holiday weekend, there are several shows to see where you can finally relax with a cocktail or two.
Jimmy Dunn at Comedy Night at Church Landing: Boston comedian Jimmy Dunn of CBS’ “The McCarthys” and featured in Season 3 of the Netflix hit show, “Love,” is appearing with guest Paul Landwehr in Meredith on Friday, Nov. 23. www.millfalls.com/events
Juston McKinney at the Flying Monkey: You’ve no doubt seen this Granite State comedian on his Comedy Central specials or on “The Tonight Show.” Catch him in person on Saturday, Nov. 24, at Plymouth’s performance center. www.flyingmonkeynh.com
Boggis Comedy Presents Comedy at The Hatbox: Enjoy an intimate evening of fun and comedy with headliner and comedian Steve Bjork on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Hatbox Theatre in Concord. Also appearing is New Hampshire's Alana Foden and Concord's own, David Afflick. http://hatboxnh.com
Dueling Pianos at St. Patrick’s Pub: If you haven’t been to a dueling piano show where you pick the songs and play a part in the performance, head to the Gilford restaurant on Friday, Nov. 23, where you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun, and have a story or two to tell later. 8:30 p.m. www.patrickspub.com
Jim Brickman at Tupelo Music Hall: Christmas seemingly starts after the last piece of pumpkin pie is eaten. Start off the season by seeing singer-songwriter Jim Brickman in Derry on Friday, Nov. 23. He’s known for his distinctive piano style, which will be showcased in his show, “A Joyful Christmas.” www.tupelohall.com
Trans-Siberian Orchestra at SNHU Arena: For even more Christmas music, TSO’s annual multi-sensory extravaganza is coming back to Manchester on Friday, Nov. 23. This year’s 20th anniversary tour is a presentation of “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve.” It’s more than a show, it is an experience. 3 and 8 p.m. www.snhuarena.com