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Weekend picks: Dance for LGBT+ teens; JAGfest theater festival; Enfield snow fun; Pilgrims show

TONIGHT ONLY

Love Wins: Dance for LGBT+ Teens!

TONIGHT, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

JAGfest, a weekend performing arts festival of new works all celebrating the talents of African-American playwrights and performing artists, kicks off tonight at 7:30 in White River Junction and runs all weekend.

Photographed in West Lebanon, N.H., on Feb. 1, 2018, Jarvis Antonio Green is the founding producing artistic director for JAG Productions and BarnArts Center for the Arts. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

ALSO ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

The Newport Winter Carnival!

At the 100th Newport Winter Carnival in Newport, N.H., spectators watch the Axe Man Challenge on the green on Feb. 13, 2016. Participants of the challenge try to split as much wood as they can in two minutes. Wood is then auctioned off with the proceeds going to the Newport Recreational Center. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

SATURDAY DURING THE DAY

Enfield is The Place To Be!

  • Beginning at noon, the Mascoma Sailing Club and the Enfield Village Association will host a “Winter WingDing” at Mascoma Lakeside Park. The event is free and goes to 4 p.m.
  • Also taking place in Enfield will be the annual Snowshoe Festival at the Enfield Shaker Museum. The event — held from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — features guided snowshoe tours and opportunities to explore trails at one’s own pace. There will also be sled dog rides, lunch and a bonfire (with toasted marshmallows of course).

Scenes from last year’s “Winter WingDing” in Enfield. (Courtesy photographs)

SATURDAY EVENING

We already told ya about the whole thing with the flannel and the world record attempt and the basketball.

Notre Dame’s Matt Farrell (5) tries to get between Dartmouth’s Brendan Barry (15) and Will Emery (0) during an NCAA college basketball game at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Michael Caterina/South Bend Tribune via AP)

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!

There’s also The Pilgrims playing a show at the Windsor Station. (You may remember they have a fun new video.) They’re joined by Faux in Love and it all starts at 9:30 p.m.

 

SUNDAY

JAGfest and the Newport Winter Festival continue. And also, what a busy weekend. Maybe take a nap?

I know it’s only Tuesday, but First Friday in WRJ is already shaping up to be a winner

Just a couple events that have jumped out at me so far …

1. Center for Cartoon Studies book sale

From the event listing on Facebook:

Upper Valley! The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) is having a used book sale THIS Friday in conjunction with First Friday in White River Junction. They have hundreds of new and gently used books – mostly graphic novels, but also novels and art books and more!

 

Doors open at 5 if you’re a CCS alum and 5:30 to the general public. All books are just $1 each, or buy a Schulz Library tote for $20 and fill it up!

2. Snow Ball for LGBTQ Teens at the Junction

From the listing on the Valley Calendar:

A safe, substance-free event for LGBTQ youth (and allies) age 15 (or high school freshman) to 20. Live music, dancing and pizza. A costume or drag is welcome, but not mandatory. Resources for the LBGTQ community will be available.

What are you looking forward to on Friday?

Email me an event link at mcassidy@vnews.com!