Studio Two Beatles Tribute Band at Littleton Opera House

Studio Two is a headlining Beatles tribute band that focuses on the most exciting, energetic period of The Beatles — the early years (1962-1966). Choosing from a catalog of songs from their club and touring performances, Studio Two captures all of the excitement and danceable ’50s and ’60s Rock ‘n’ Roll songs The Beatles helped popularize. All of this is done in period correct attire and equipment. You will be transported in time!

“Best Tribute Band” ~ Editors of NH Magazine

“Studio Two are one of the most exciting Beatle bands out there today” ~ Cha Chi Host of Breakfast With The Beatles

“Voted Number One Beatles Tribute show in New England” ~ 100.7 WZLX

Tickets: $15 all seats

Annual Maple Season Dinner at The Rocks

The Rocks will once again celebrate the transition from a long winter to a welcome spring with its annual Maple Dinner on March 27 at 5:30 p.m. This year’s dinner will be held at Chef Joe’s in Franconia following the loss to fire of the program center at The Rocks. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit The Rocks. Programs at The Rocks offer opportunities to learn about maple sugaring, growing Christmas trees and sustainably managing forests and wildlife habitat. The 1,400-acre property has trails open to the public that wind through fields and forest with stunning views of the Presidential Range. For more information please visit www.therocks.org.

Folk Duo-Hungrytown in Concert at Tillotson Center

After more than 15 years of world-wide touring and three album releases, Rebecca Hall and Ken Anderson — otherwise known as the folk duo Hungrytown — have earned a reputation for the quality and authenticity of their songwriting. “It’s great to hear an act eschew sentimentality in favor of honesty and to prove that you don’t have to go raiding the memory of others to find the stuff that really good songs are made of,” writes Jedd Beaudoin of Popmatters.

Admission $10/Students $5.

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction at St. Kieran Arts

Get your Irish on and join St. Kieran Arts  as it presents its St. Patrick’s Day Dinner & Auction. Doors open at 5 p.m., with remarks from the Executive Director at 5:30, followed by dinner at 6 p.m.

Tickets: $30 all seats. Advance tickets only.

Randy & Brad at St. Kieran Arts

Randy & Brad played their first show together when they were 11 years old and in the 5th grade Talent Show. They played “5 Foot Two” and “Bye Bye Blackbird” with Randy on Sax and Brad on Snare Drum. They won the Talent Show and have been playing in bands together ever since. From the first “horn band” in NH in 1967 called “Train,” then on to the nationally recognized recording act “Oak,” to today’s current “The Voice,” together since 1989.

Now Randy & Brad have chosen to also perform as a Duo playing a wide variety of songs from artists as varied as Elton John, Supertramp, Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, and Jethro Tull to dance hits by Michael Jackson, Wild Cherry, Earth, Wind and Fire, and the O’Jays to current hits by Bruno Mars and Walking the Moon to real oldies from the 60’s by The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Rasberries, Badfinger, The Foundations, Moody Blues and going even further back to Glenn Miller and Louis Armstrong. Rock, Oldies, Disco, Soul, Contemporary and Country. Randy & Brad can do it all.

Tickets: $15 all seats

Ancient Trees & Forests Program at Bretzfelder Park

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests and David Govatski will present “Ancient Trees and Forests” at Bretzfelder Park March 11 at 6 p.m.

The free program is part of the annual winter Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series. It is free open to the public.

Govatski is a naturalist and author. He retired after a 33-year career with the US Forest Service. He has always loved trees and forests and continues to study and visit forests around the continent. Govatski works in the summer as an expedition ship naturalist in Alaska, where he gets to lead trips in the old-growth forests of the Tongass National Forest.  

Join Govatski for a photographic journey across North America to see the oldest trees and forests starting high up in the White Mountains of California, where we will learn about 5,000-year-old Bristlecone Pines. How some trees live for thousands of years will be explained.

Our journey then takes us to see other trees, including Whitebark and Foxtail Pines that live for over 2,000-years. We will travel to North Carolina’s blackwater swamps to see 2,600-year-old Bald Cypress and to Ontario to learn about 1,600-year-old Northern White Cedar trees. We will visit the Fish Lake National Forest in Utah to learn about the estimated 80,000-year old Pando Aspen clone. We won’t forget the recently discovered “oldest fossil forest” in the world, the 386-million-year-old Cairo, New York, fossil forest. We will finish in New Hampshire, where we will learn that we have the oldest broad-leaf tree in North America, the Black Gum.

Owned by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests (www.forestsociety.org), Bretzfelder Park is managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem. The Park, bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, houses a classroom, educational trails, a pond, and several picnic sites.

Tillotson Center Presents Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto in Concert

Eclectic, immersive and mesmerizing. International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto takes us on an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. Admission $5/Students $3.

Irish Band Réalta Coming at Rialto Theatre

The hot Irish group Réalta is coming in from Belfast, Ireland to perform at the Rialto Theatre in Lancaster on March 4. The concert is hosted by the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts and is a great way to get into the mood for St. Patrick’s Day month.

Réalta take a lively, exciting and respectful approach to Irish traditional music. This award winning multi-instrumentalist group has traveled extensively bringing their unique take on Irish traditional music to international audiences with an enchanting program of dance music interspersed with the occasional air and song.

While Conor Lamb and Loïc Bléjean pursue the melody on uilleann pipes and whistles, guitarist and vocalist Deirdre Galway explores the harmony and rhythms within the tunes. All-Ireland champions Dermot Mulholland and Dermot Moynagh complete the line-up with dynamic accompaniments on double bass, bouzouki, banjo, bodhrán and voice, making this one of the most exciting acts on the Irish music scene today.

Conor Lamb fell in love with the uilleann pipes and Irish traditional music when he first heard Liam O’Flynn perform at the Lorient Interceltic Festival. Now regarded as one of the leading exponents of uilleann piping, Conor is a founding member of several traditional groups including Réalta, Madagán and Music in the Glen.

Loïc Bléjean is a virtuoso uilleann piper and low whistle player from Brittany, that ancient land in the north-west of modern France. He started playing the pipes in 1989, under the tuition of Alain Le Hégarat and then traveled extensively in Ireland, where he met many wonderful musicians.

Deirdre Galway began her musical life studying and competing on piano and clarinet. After achieving distinction at Grade 8, she began experimenting with jazz, rock and Irish traditional music. Accompanying on DADGAD guitar and researching old songs, Irish music is now her passion. Deirdre is also an Irish speaker, with a first-class honors degree in Irish Language and Literature.

Multi-instrumentalist Dermot Mulholland adds his talents to Réalta on banjo, bouzouki, double bass and vocals. He is a winner of several All-Ireland titles and is a founding member of the BBC Folk Award winning band Ioscaid. Beyond Réalta, Dermot is highly sought after for various performing, teaching and recording roles.

Dermot Moynagh is one of the most influential and leading bodhrán players of his generation. His talents were highlighted when he won the prestigious All Ireland Fleadh-Cheoil championship at a young age and since then he has been in high demand as a live performer and recording artist.

The release of their second album, “Clear Skies,” has brought Réalta widespread critical acclaim, with the Irish Music Magazine summing things up by writing, “Réalta have grown bigger, bolder and braver and this is one of the best CDs to have come out of Ireland this year.”

The show on March 4 will begin at 7 p.m., admission is $18 per person. Visit the Rialto Theatre to purchase tickets in advance, or online at www.gnwca.org. For more information about this and other GNWCA shows, visit the website, find the Great North Woods Committee for the Arts on Facebook or call (603) 246-8998.

Tillotson Center Present Ball in the House

Ball in the House is an R&B/Soul/Pop a Capella group based out of Boston, whose high energy shows have audiences singing, dancing, even beat boxing along. Join us for a concert with Ball in the House and local students joining the group on stage. Sponsored by Tillotson North Country Foundation. Admission $5.

Porcupine Facts and Myths at Bretzfelder Park

Join Nigel Manley, director of The Rocks, to learn about all things porcupines, including fun facts about their quills and why they have a knack for eating wood structures. You will learn about the species of porcupines that inhabit the world as well as the ones here in North America. Manley has tracked porcupines for several years at The Rocks, learning where they den and what they eat during winter months.

The program takes place at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem. Learn more at www.therocks.org.