WINTER FILM FESTIVAL. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St., Marblehead. Marblehead Festival of Arts Winter Film Festival features 13 short films by local filmmakers who will be on hand for questions. Also, meet the winner of the 2014 MFoA logo contest. Complimentary refreshments provided. Free. Doors open at 7 p.m. For details and a list of films, visit www.marbleheadfestival.org, or call 781-639-ARTS.
WINTER OLYMPICS NIGHT. Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Danvers Historical Society hosts a Winter Olympics Night fundraiser to benefit the ongoing preservation mission of the society. Event includes Olympics trivia and entertainment, sampling of calzones, salads and desserts from local restaurants, and beverages. $20/members, $25/nonmembers. Parking on Page Street or in the community lot at the corner of Page and Elm streets. RSVP to 978-777-1666 or email@example.com.
GALLERY TALK. Thursday, Feb. 20, 10:30 a.m., Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Gallery talk with award-winning North Shore artist Mark Shasha whose exhibit, “A Narrative Impulse,” is on view through March 19. 978-542-7890, www.salemstate.edu/arts.
“FIELD OF POTENTIALITY.” Thursday, Feb. 20, 5 to 7 p.m., Endicott College, Spencer Presentation Gallery, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reception for Lynda Schlosberg’s exhibit which includes acrylic on paper. Free; on view through March 20. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
BAD ART NIGHT. Thursday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Come make bad art. The library will supply the basic supplies and a few bad ideas. No talent necessary. Free. Drop in anytime; latecomers welcome. Program geared toward adults, or ages 16 and up; art supplies inappropriate for children. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTIST’S RECEPTION. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2 p.m., Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Artist’s reception with award-winning North Shore artist Mark Shasha whose exhibit, “A Narrative Impulse,” is on view through March 19. 978-542-7890, www.salemstate.edu/arts.