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Blue Ribbon Season
Fairs, food, art, theater and more — your guide to fall 2009 prize-worthy arts and entertainment
By Hippo Staff

From livestock competitions to art walks, fall is jam packed with events.

Consider yourself a foodie? Lobster, chili and Oktoberfests are on the menu. Always in the front row of the theater? Check out the big musicals like Cats and Chicago or the edgier productions like The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. Looking for stuff to do with the family? Festivals celebrating the change of season fill the calendar and the agricultural and county fairs offer a chance for your kids to see farm animals without having to visit the farm. And the Tupelo, Music Hall and Capitol Center for the Arts have a full section of music, comedy and more.

ART: Meet the Masters
NH Furniture Masters take over the Currier for their 14th auction

By Heidi Masek

This September, see work by state prisoners in the Currier Museum of Art.

The works by two prisoners will join the New Hampshire Furniture Masters at their 14th annual auction, which moved to the Currier in Manchester after a few years of holding it at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel in New Castle. About 20 pieces are available to bid on at “Unsurpassed Artistry: New Hampshire Furniture Masters,” Sunday, Sept. 20, plus two from the Masters’ Prison Outreach Program.

LONGSHOTS: Pats now see more clearly what needs to be done for ’09
by Dave Long

After what has to be the shortest summer on record, the pro football season arrives this week. It comes after an eventful off-season that saw Scott Piloi, Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels and four key defensive players from the Super Bowl-winning teams depart, as well as the surprising cut of what we were told was a promising quarterback taken in the third round in 2008. Especially in light of the trade of former back-up and last year’s savior Matt Cassel. Many are still predicting Super Bowl, though I’m not one of them as I firmly am in the wait-and-see category.

FOOD: Sunny side up in Concord
New local-focused eatery opens

By Linda A. Thompson-Odum

Locavores now have a new place to enjoy a night out. Sunny’s Table in Concord is an Asian-American bistro with a menu based on ingredients from area farms, bakeries, shops and vendors. And husband/wife owners Sunny Chung and Kim Lully bring more than 20 years of restaurant experience to this new endeavor.

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