Take some time off to absorb some spectacular European and American art. The Currier Museum of Art presents a fine collection of paintings, photographs as well as sculptures. It is however most known for its Impressionist paintings, which feature the works of greats such as Picasso, Monet and O'Keeffe. There is also a good collection of glass paperweights, which includes some priceless French glass pieces. Exhibitions, tours, and concerts are organized through the year for the true enthusiasts. Don't forget to pick up a unique souvenir from the gift store on your way out.
You may have seen the Palace Theatre before, somewhere else. No, it has not moved since it was built in 1914, in fact there are 450 buildings in the United States of the same design which made it easy for traveling troupes to use the layout of the theater. Today, the Palace Theatre has its own professional company as well as a company of youth and teen and one of child performers. Besides shows put on by this company which include numerous musical and play offerings throughout the year, traveling shows and community theaters can rent out the facility to bring the arts, in many different forms, to Manchester.
Although the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium Stadium is mostly used for baseball games of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, other events occur from time to time. The stadium has been known in the past as Fisher Cats Ballpark although the name has now changed permanently, signs in the city still reference the stadium by its old name. Concerts in the stadium have included such greats at Bob Dylan, and the stadium hold up to 7,500 spectators.
The home field arena for both the Manchester Monarchs and the Manchester Wolves, the SNHU Arena is a great place to watch both professional hockey and American football. Other events, like the American Idols Live! Tour and bands like My Chemical Romance have been known to grace the venue as well. Ticket sales are available both at the Arena and online. 10,000 seats are available for a hockey game, and one of the largest political events in New Hampshire, a rally for Barack Obama. Colleges, such as the University of New Hampshire and Dartmouth men's hockey teams play in the arena, as do well known teams such as the Boston Celtics. For both sports and music, the SNHU Arena is the place to be.
Home to the student theater group of Saint Anselm College and a leading performing arts venue in the city, the Dana Center for the Humanities is the perfect spot for those who wish to get a cultural dose during their time in the city. Not only does the theater host productions and performances by the student-run organization Anselmian Abbey Players but the theater also sees world-class performances by artists from all over the the world. From classical Russian concerts to contemporary Indian dances, the theater has played host to all. If you are in the mood for an entertaining time, look no further than spending an evening at the Dana Center for the Humanities.
Enjoy a night of unadulterated fun at the King Bowling Lanes. Owned and operated by the LaRochelle family since 1954, the King Bowling Lanes has been the favorite spot in the neighborhood to relax and lay back since decades. Boasting of old-school candlepin bowling alleys as well as billiard tables and arcade games, King Bowling Lanes ensures there is something in store for children and adults alike. Separate bookings for private parties and group celebrations can also be made here. If you are looking for a fun-filled time, then look no further than spending a couple of hours at King Bowling Lanes.
If you are looking for a few laughs after an hectic day, then head to the Headliners Comedy Club to enjoy amazing stand up comic acts by the performers. The club hosts many renowned as well as upcoming talents during the week, who are sure to entertain you with their jokes. In the past, artists like Marti Caproni, Jay Grove and Scott Macneil have performed to a packed house at the club. A lot of their acts have also been featured on various TV channels like Fox, ABC and MTV. Accompanying you on this laugh riot are specialty drinks and domestic beers. The seats get occupied quickly, so check out their calendar and book your seats in advance in order to avoid disappointment.