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08.02.2022 || Seacoast NH
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$30 tickets to THE NUTTY PROFESSOR at Ogunquit Playhouse this week!


"Even when the truth isn't hopeful, the telling of it is."

— Andrea Gibson (via twitter)


Good old-fashioned (and effective!) letterwriting campaign. Join NH PANTHER, Change for Concord, Queerlective and others calling for our local elected leaders to speak out about recent racist and sexist attacks on local business owners and Nazi hate speech:

print your own here:

or pick up a letter packet at one of these locations:
CONCORD: Penumbra
FRANKLIN: Broken Spoon & nommmunism

more info via @shelpic




Femmes & Thems : an LGBTQIA2S+ gathering // Lezhang Seacoast // @ Ember Wood Fired Grill // Dover, NH
Tue AUG 2 // 6 – 10pm
21+. No cover! All queer folks welcome!
more info

This Week

The Nutty Professor // @ Ogunquit Playhouse // Ogunquit, ME
Wed AUG 3 // 2pm & 8pm
Thu AUG 4 // 2pm & 8pm
Fri AUG 5 // 8pm
Sat AUG 6 // 2pm & 8pm
Catch the final week of performances of this world premiere musical! Thanks to our friend Mark at the Ogunquit Playhouse, Outboard readers can get discounted tickets (only $30!) for any showtime this week! Based on the classic 1963 film starring Jerry Lewis, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR brings us nerdy Professor Julius Kelp and his transformation into the suave and sophisticated Buddy Love. This big, bright new musical comedy has a book by Tony Award winning Rupert Holmes and the final score of Marvin Hamlisch. Perfect for children and families! Click here to buy your $30 tickets or use the code NUTTYFRIENDS30 when you buy online or call the box office at (207) 646-5511.
more info // buy tickets

Morning Park Skate // Queers on Quads // @ Portland Skate Park // St. James Street // Portland, ME
Thu AUG 4 // 8:30am
more info

Throwback & Bellavance Pub Crawl // Hanover, NH + West Lebanon, NH
Thu AUG 4 // 5pm
more info

RENT // @ Seacoast Rep // Portsmouth, NH
Thu AUG 4 – Sat SEP 10
more info // buy tickets

Queerly ME Camping Weekend: Cathedral Pines // Queerly ME // @ Cathedral Pines Campground // Eustis, ME
Fri AUG 5 – Sun AUG 7
A FEW SPOTS LEFT! "Queerly ME camping trips are for LGBTQ+ community members only and are Queer centered. All participants must be 21+, live in Maine, and be fully COVID vaccinated with proof of vaccination. Each trip will be $40.00 per camper for the entire weekend: this covers the cost of the campsite, organization and planning, the hosts' time, guidance, and behind the scenes work, and basic amenities provided to all campers."
more info //  sign up!

Queer Craft Silent Auction // Queer Craft ME // @ Equality Community Center // Portland, ME
Fri AUG 5 // 5 – 7pm
"This event will feature work from many of Queer Craft's talented artists, and we'll also enjoy performances from local musicians! Fabulous outfits are encouraged, so hop into your sequins, platform boots and top hats and come support our artists!"
more info

Throwback & Bellavance Launch // @ Station 101 // Milford, NH
Fri AUG 5 // 6 – 8pm
more info

Tattoo Flash Day // benefits Reproductive Freedom Fund NH // @ Eternal Adornments // 127 Rockingham Road // Derry, NH
Sat AUG 6 // 12pm – close
more info

Parent & Caregivers of LGBTQIA+ Youth Support Night // Seacoast Outright // @ Safe Harbor Recovery Center // Portsmouth, NH
Sat AUG 6 // 7 – 8:30pm
more info

Wrestle Queerdom // Trans Graps // @ The Hampshire Dome // Milford, NH
Sat AUG 6 // 7pm
Billed as "North America's first ever All Transgender, Nonbinary & Gender Nonconforming Pro-Wrestling Event." Coming to NH!
more info

PEM Gathering :  Zachari Logan exhibit //  North Shore LGBT Social Network // @ Peabody Essex Museum // Salem, MA
Sun AUG 7 // 10am
Organizers write, "We will meet in the atrium. Please purchase your tickets at the entrance first.
Then we will proceed to the exhibition Zachari Logan: Remembrance. (A queer artist.) Next, we can wander around the PEM or meet up for a late lunch."
more info

Sapphic Salon // Lezhang Seacoast // @ Crackskull's // Newmarket, NH
Thu AUG 18 // 6 – 9pm
Interested in hosting a salon? Read more about the events here and email!
more info

Next Week

"Gay" Old Times History Walk // Portsmouth Historical Society // Portsmouth, NH
Wed AUG 10 // 2:30pm
Sun AUG 14 // 2:30pm
Tour guide Tom Kaufhold leads this engaging 75 to 90-minute walking tour of downtown Portsmouth as you discover the hidden history of LGBT clubs, organizations, and people who impacted the seacoast of NH. Tickets are $20. Last tour this season will be on Sunday, October 9!
buy tickets
Stories of Our LGBTQ Ancestors: Caleb Cooley Dickinson // Sexual Minorities Archives // @ Wistariahurst Museum // Holyoke, MA
Wed AUG 10 // 6pm
more info

After-Work Drinks // North Shore LGBT Social Network // @ Amigo's Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar // Northshore Mall // Peabody, MA
Fri AUG 12 // 5:30pm
facebook event

August Tea Dance // benefits NAGLY // North Shore LGBT Social Network // @ The Derby // Salem, MA
Sun AUG 14 // 4 – 6pm
facebook event

Acoustic Sunset Harbor Cruise feat. Liz Ridgely // Lezhang Seacoast // @ Isle of Shoals Steamship Company // 315 Market Street // Portsmouth, NH
Sun AUG 14 // 5:50pm
Next Sunday, Liz Ridgely is performing on the 6:20 PM harbor cruise (boarding begins at 5:50pm...don't be late or the boat leaves without you!) and Lezhang Seacoast is going to queer it up even more: "Buy your tix asap so we can make it the gayest boat ride ever." 18+ event. Tickets are $25 per person for the 2-hour cruise and are available here. Cash bars on board.
more info // buy tickets

This Month

Surf Intro clinic for women + LGBTQ+ folks // Boards N Pals // @ Long Sands Beach // York, ME
Thu AUG 19 // 6:30 – 8pm
more info

LGBTQ Adult Summer Camp! // "Camp" Camp // Portland, ME
Sun AUG 21 – Sun AUG 28
It's not too late to go to (adult) summer camp this year! There are still spots available at "Camp" Camp 2022, the premier (only?) summer camp for LGBTQ adults. Staff positions, which offer discounted rates for attending camp, are also available due to last-minute staff cancellations. Register by Fri AUG 12!
staff positions available // more info // register!

Coyote Ugly Tea Dance feat. DJ Jodi // @ MaineStreet // Ogunquit, ME
Sat AUG 27 // 3 – 8pm
more info

Sip & Support fundraiser + premiere of The Anxiety Piece // benefits Articine // @ Jimmy’s Jazz & Blues Club // Portsmouth, NH
Sun AUG 28 // 6pm
Articine will premiere their newest work, The Anxiety Piece, at their annual fundraising event, Evening includes cocktails/hors 'd'oeuvres and a silent auction (starting at 6pm), followed by the performance (@ 7pm) and a reception with the artists, creative team, medical collaborators, and Articine board members. "The Anxiety Piece melds physical theater, dance, and comedy, to explore the universality of generalized anxiety in American culture. This one-act show follows the hilarious and moving journey of the Body and the Mind as each experiences and responds to daily life together and apart."
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Lavender Choir // Queer Craft Maine // @ Equality Community Center // Portland, ME
Mon AUG 29 // 6 – 8pm
more info

Next Month

Indigo Girls // @ Prescott Park // Portsmouth, NH
Thu SEP 1 // 7pm
more info

Flash Foxy Fall Fest // Flash Foxy // North Conway, NH
Fri SEP 9 – Sun SEP 11
A three-day climbing event for women and genderqueer climbers of all ages that aims to reach experienced climbers as well as provide a safe space for beginners!
more info // buy tickets

"Gay" Old Times History Walk // Portsmouth Historical Society // Portsmouth, NH
Sun SEP 11 // 2:30pm
Wed SEP 14 // 2:30pm
buy tickets

Cameron Esposito // @ Laugh Boston // Boston, MA
Sun SEP 11 // 7pm
buy tickets

* CANCELLED * Andrea Gibson // @ Brighton Music Hall // Boston, MA
Fri SEP 16 // 8pm
sadly Andrea has had to cancel this tour :(
health update/tour cancellation

Express Yourself! : September Soiree // EqualityMaine // @ Aura // Portland, ME
Sat SEP 17 // 6:30– 9:30pm
more info

Save the Date

"Gay" Old Times History Walk // Portsmouth Historical Society // Portsmouth, NH
Sun OCT 9 // 2:30pm
buy tickets

Advancing Excellence in Transgender Health Conference // The Fenway Institute & Harvard Medical School // online
Thu OCT 13 – Sun OCT 16
"This virtual conference is designed to train the whole health care team in providing responsive and confident gender-affirming health care, grounded in research evidence and best clinical practices. Sessions are led by expert faculty specialized in transgender health-focused research and patient care. The conference is appropriate for all members of health care teams, including physicians, behavioral health care providers, physician assistants, nurses, and other staff."
more info // register (Discounted pricing before Fri AUG 12!)

Fortune Feimster // @ Casino Ballroom // Hampton, NH
Sat OCT 22 // 7pm
more info // buy tickets

All of the Above Trail Running Fest // The Venture Out Project // @ Berkshire East Mountain // Charlemont, MA.
Sat NOV 5 // 10am
Born from the founding mission of The Venture Out Project " to create spaces in the outdoors where LGBTQ+ folks can recreate and rekindle connections with themselves, each other, and the natural world, All of the Above (AotA) Trail Race is open to LGBTQ+ people and their allies. "Whether you’re a long-time trail runner, a first-time woods walker, or anywhere in between - we’re excited to be expanding our outdoor adventures and advocating for LGBTQ+ (emphasis on the T) inclusivity in the athletic world."
more info // register now!


The Hop Knot in Manchester is looking for a kitchen manager!


Wondering how the some of events listed in our last issue went? Here's a quick news roundup:

'Are You Ok?' photo project aims to uplift trans, non-binary youth in N.H. and beyond

Kittery rally stands against spread of hate on Seacoast: 'We need more people to speak up'
(Seacoast Online)
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