What To Do Tonight: Rufus Wainwright and Bikes!

Oct 24, 2012

You may have heard that the city of Concord is contemplating designs for a major overhaul of it’s downtown. Tonight, the Central New Hampshire bicycling coalition is hosting an event called Bike-toberfest at Red River Theatres in Concord. The idea is to bring people together to talk about how bike transportation could fit into the design, and to view some short films featuring bicycles. The lineup includes the viral Youtube mashup “Terminator versus Pee-Wee Herman,” one more, and “Pirates of Broadway: Part Deux” in which two-wheelers are transformed into pirate ships, and costume-clad bikers fire confetti cannons at Manhattan drivers, chase cars, and try to capture a bike messenger.

And if mingling with the two wheeled set in the capital region isn’t your cup of tea…you can always take in a concert on the seacoast.  Tonight, a pair of musical progeny prodigies will be performing at the Music Hall in Portsmouth. Rufus Wainwright, the son of Loudon Wainwright, is headlining.  Opening for Wainwright is Teddy Thompson, who grew up on a Sufi commune in London, with his sister and parents, the folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson. He made his way to Los Angeles and then to New York, where he was signed by Verve records and has since released several albums to great critical acclaim…but none that have punched through the pop, rock or country bubbles.