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March 6, 2014

Entertainment Calendar


ME & THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, March 7, 8 p.m., me & thee coffeehouse, located at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Dan Navarro and The Nields. $18 in advance, $21 at the door. 781-631-8987,

HENRI SMITH MARDI GRAS BALL/CONCERTS. Three performances: Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., at The Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Wear dance shoes and a Mardi Gras costume. Tickets $18 at the door, or $16.52 at Also, Henri Smith, with Charles Neville, at Larcom Theatre, Friday, March 7, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, March 9, at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $19 and can be purchased at Casa de Moda on Cabot Street in Beverly, www.gimmeLIVE.TV, or 978-525-9093.

SPIRIT FIDDLE BENEFIT CONCERT. Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Spirit Fiddle, featuring champion fiddler Robin Warren and guitarist Brian Clancey, will perform a benefit concert for the Refugee Immigration Ministry, an interfaith organization that serves immigrants who are seeking asylum or are refugees. Concert features Southern swing, waltzes, French Canadian, Celtic and bluegrass music. $15 ticket includes reception starting at 7 p.m. Tickets and details at or 978-887-361.

ARTIST SERIES, MAPLE STREET CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Four local choruses on Saturday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m., including the Vocal Ensemble of Beverly High School; Building Bridges Through Music from Lynn; the Follow Hymn Gospel Choir from Lynn; and the Chancel Choir of the Maple Street Church. Each chorus will present a selection, and the program will conclude with a finale by all four groups combined. The concert will be held in the sanctuary of the Maple Street Congregational Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children, students, and seniors. 978-774-4510.

CLASSICAL MUSIC. Concert, Sunday, March 9, 2 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Friends of the Peabody Institute Library of Danvers presents the Trio Soul, featuring clarinetist Eun Hyung Kim, pianist Chung Lim and cellist Young Sook Lee, performing music by Brahms, Piazzolla and others. Light refreshments to follow. 978-774-0554.

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