What to do while you are here

Radically Rural Afterparty
Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00-10:30 PM | Brewbakers Cafe

Join NOVA ARTS and Radically Rural at the second annual Radically Rural Afterparty with performances by The Gaslight Tinkers and Billy Wylder.

African, Caribbean, Funk, Reggae, and Latin grooves meet traditional fiddle music. It’s the genre-bending future of the music of the past. The Gaslight Tinkers’ blend of global rhythms creates a joyously danceable sound around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, the West Coast, and the Caribbean, headlining clubs, dances, and major festivals. Playing what The Valley Advocate describes as “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns,” The Gaslight Tinkers’ shows are packed with delightful surprises, elated crowds, and exuberant musicianship.”

From the front-lines at Standing Rock to the archaic streets of Jerusalem, the Sahel Desert to Carnegie Hall, music has been the source of strength for Billy Wylder. The band features Avi Salloway (Bombino/Hey Mama) joined by an inspired cast of singular artists who have performed across five continents including concerts at Coachella, Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Montreal Jazz Fest, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center.

Free admission for RR attendees. Can’t attend the summit, but want to check it out?

Register Here

Badass Women of Keene Walking Tour
Thursday, September 28 @ 7:00-8:00 AM | Central Square
One hundred years ago, many women around the country won the right to vote with the passage of the 19th amendment. The Badass Women of Keene walking tour is a history-on-the-street experience that delves into that occasion from a local perspective. Space is limited, register early.

Walldogs Mural Walking Tour
Wednesday, September 27 @ 12:30-1:30 PM | Central Square

In 2019, over 200 Walldogs artists descended on the city of Keene to voluntarily paint 16 historically-themed murals in a matter of 3 days. Attendees of Radically Rural can learn more about this incredible event while being guided to murals. The Historical Society of Cheshire County’s expert storyteller uses public art as a catalyst for engaging visitors with some amazing stories about the past. Register here.

Mount Monadnock
Hiking is one of the most popular recreational pursuits in New Hampshire, and it’s no secret as to why. The 40 miles of trails on Mount Monadnock offer opportunities for cross country skiing, picnicking, and bird watching, as well as hiking to the spectacular 3,165 foot summit, with 100-mile views of the surrounding area. Monadnock is said to be one of the most climbed mountains in the world, second only to Mt. Fuji in Japan! Trail Maps and Information

Keene is home to several Pickleball courts. There are community courts open for public play at Jonathan Daniels Pickleball CourtsRobin Hood ParkElls-Harrison Park, and the Keene Recreation Center (indoor). Bring your family or play with your new Radically Rural colleagues.

Monadnock International Film Festival (MONIFF)
September 29 – October 1

Stick around after Radically Rural to enjoy the 11th annual Monadnock International Film Festival. Several independent films will be screened throughout the week, in-person and online. Learn more and purchase tickets here.

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