Giggles and Goodies, 8 p.m., Temple B’nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. Comedian Johnny Lampert appears at Giggles and Goodies, the annual comedy night at Temple B’nai Abraham. $35/ticket. Reserve a spot by Thursday, Jan. 16, at 978-927-3211, ext. 14. Limited tickets available at the door. Also, back by popular demand, tell a joke for $5. Proceeds benefit the synagogue’s religious school.
Sunday, March 2
Comparative Religion: The Three Abrahamic Religions, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 489 Lowell St., Peabody. Dr. Michael Szycher presents a layperson’s guide to the similarities and differences between Judaism, Christianity and Islam; sacred time, space and objects; religious rituals, traditions, mysticism and spirituality; and the question, “can religion and science co-exist.” Complimentary bagels, lox, pastries and drinks available for participants. Reserve a spot by Feb. 24 to firstname.lastname@example.org.