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This weekend is shaping up to be another picture-perfect weekend on the coast. Make the most of those beautifying summer days by attending some of the outdoor events the Seacoast has come to appreciate – from musicals and music in our parks, to concerts by the sea and river, and dancing in the middle of a downtown street . Don’t miss out on summer.

Music by the Sea at Odiorne Point

The Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea concert series continues Thursday, July 14 at Odiorne Point State Park with U2 tribute band Joshua Tree. Concerts take place under a tent on the center’s lawn, rain or shine. Bring a beach blanket or chair, pack a picnic, or purchase dinner and drinks on-site. Concert-goers can also enjoy the center’s exhibits for free with concert admission. No alcohol or dogs are allowed, but adult beverages can be purchased. The music starts at 6 p.m.; Gates open at 5:00pm for dining. Tickets are $20 for non-members and $15 for members; under 3 years old, free and available at Tickets are limited and walk-ins are subject to availability. Proceeds from the concert series support the Seacoast Science Center.

More:Atlantic Grill Music by the Sea Concert Series begins July 7th

“The Crossword Show” with local celebrities

On Thursday, July 14, Zach Sherwin (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Epic Rap Battles of History fame) will host a group of guest performers who will solve an actual crossword puzzle live on stage in front of an audience. The crossword is solved by Portsmouth Deputy Mayor Joanna Kelley and comedian Will Smalley. The puzzle is presented on a giant screen for audiences to join in, and each time the solvers decipher a clue, Sherwin takes the show down a rabbit hole of comedy, music, puns, and bits and bobs inspired by the answer words. The all ages show starts at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30pm at 3S Artspace, 319 Vaughan St., Portsmouth. Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for general admission and are available at

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