COMEDIAN JUSTON MCKINNEY. Saturday, March 22, 8 p.m., Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. Tickets are $35 to $25, available at www.larcomtheatre.com or 617-531-1257.
Discussions & presentations
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION. Thursday, March 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m., Salem State University, North Campus, Berry Library, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Discussion on “The Crisis in Crimea: Ukraine, Russia and the West,” featuring Dr. Kanishkan Sathasivam, Department of Political Science and Bates Center of Public Affairs; Dr. Elizabeth Coughlan, Department of Political Science and Bates Center of Public Affairs; Dr. Alexandros Kyrou, Department of History; and Dr. Christopher Mauriello, Department of History and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies. Free. 978-542-7435; email@example.com; 978-542-7147; firstname.lastname@example.org.
FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, March 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, Conrad Room, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “Old School” by Tobias Wolff. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6066, email@example.com.
“GET TO KNOW THE FESTIVAL POETS.” The Peabody Institute Library’s program will discuss the work of poets who will be featured at the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, which will be held in Salem from May 2 to 4. Led by poet and Salem State University Professor Jennifer Jean, the first of six meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 82 Main St., in Peabody. The poet discussed will be Phil Levine. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
DRAWDIO ELECTRONICS CLASS. Wednesday, March 26, 4 to 5 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Creativity Lab, lower level, 82 Main St., Peabody. Peabody Institute Library hosts an electronics class, Drawdio for Teens. Drawdio circuit-crafts make it possible to turn everyday objects into musical instruments. Instruction provided for free; $10 suggested donation to offset the cost of supplies. Program for ages 11 to 18. Space is limited. Sign up at the Creativity Lab calendar at www.peabodylibrary.org.