“ANTIGONE.” The Sea Change Theatre Company presents Sophocles’ “Antigone,” a contemporary horror story of the ancient Greek tragedy that explores the questions of civil disobedience, unwritten laws and human rights. Shows at 8 p.m. on Fridays, and 3 and 8 p.m. on Saturdays, March 7, 8, 14 and 15, in the performance space inside Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Tickets $12 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. For details and tickets, call 978-500-3885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, March 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Cross Roads” by William P. Young. New members welcome. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6062, email@example.com.
AUTHOR’S APPEARANCE AT PEM. Nina Siegal, author of “The Anatomy Lesson,” Tuesday, March 11, 7 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Morse Auditorium, 171 Essex St., Salem. Historical novel is based on painting by Rembrandt. Opening for the evening will be Golden Light, an exhibition that explores Dutch art and life in the 1600s through a selection of paintings from the collection of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo. Author reception following presentation. Free. Information at 866-745-1876 or www.pem.org.
IPSWICH AUTHOR APPEARANCE. Connie Hambley, Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m., Collins Room, Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St., Ipswich. Connie Johnson Hambley will discuss her horse-themed novel “The Charity,” which is set in Hamilton. Talk will follow the Friends’ annual meeting at 7 p.m. www.ipswichlibrary.org or 978-356-6648.
NATURAL HISTORY OF OWLS. Friday, March 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join teacher-naturalist Scott Santino to learn about the natural history of the owl species in Massachusetts. Following an indoor presentation, walk outdoors to listen for a great horned owl and try to summon up barred owls and eastern screech-owls. Meet in Nature Center. Dress warmly. $14/Mass Audubon member, $16/nonmember. Preregistration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.