Guitar slinger

Already working on a follow-up to last year’s Lay It All Down, Kenny Wayne Shepherd plays with his band. The blues rocker’s been making music in one form or another since watching Stevie Ray Vaughan at age 7 from backstage, sitting on a Marshall amp. Along with solo work, he’s also in supergroup The Rides with Stephen Stills and Barry Goldberg. Sunday, July 22, 8 p.m., Casino Ballroom, 169 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach. Tickets $29 to $49 at


Play time

PerSeverance Productions presents A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Rochester Opera House (32 N. Main St., Rochester) July 19 through Aug. 5. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 5 p.m., plus opening night on Thursday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $22 to $26 ($15 for opening night). Visit

Wine with your brunch

Brunch & Bubbles is on Saturday, July 22, at Flag Hill Distillery and Winery in Lee from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy complimentary sparkling wine, a make-your-own mimosa bar and a farm-to-table brunch. Tickets are $44. For more information, contact 659-2949 or email

On the run

Pound the ground at the Pease 7K Road Race on Sunday, July 22. Head out for an 8 a.m. start at Langdon Public Library, 328 Nimble Hill Road, Newington. It also features a half-mile kids’ fun run and a 100-yard dash at 7:45 a.m. The race costs from $20 to $30, and kids run or walk for free. Register before July 20 for a discount. Visit or email for more info.

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