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September 26, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


The Salem News

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A “KNIGHT OUT.” Friday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. to midnight, Salem Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square, Salem. The Beverly Knights of Columbus, in conjunction with neighboring Knights of Columbus chapters, will host a benefit for the family of Boston Marathon bombing victim Martin Richard. Event includes catered food, live music/DJ, silent auction and a cash bar. $25 per ticket. All proceeds directly benefit the Richard family. Tickets available in advance by contacting Mike Tallo at mjtallo@comcast.net or Brian Butler at 508-843-9996. Tickets also available at the door.

CAR WASH & CANNING FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to noon, Marblehead High School circular drive, 2 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Car wash and canning fundraiser to support Marblehead High School’s boys soccer program. $20 suggested donation per car; all donation amounts accepted.

ELIMINATE 5K RACE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Danvers High School, 60 Cabot Road, Danvers. Danvers Kiwanis’ 29th annual Eliminate 5K road race to benefit the Elimination Project, a collaborative effort to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Food and drinks served after the race. Course starts and ends at DHS. $25 registration. Registration and packet pickup only on race day at 10 a.m. in the DHS cafeteria. https://racewire.com/register.php?id=3349.

CLOSER BY THE MILE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St., Beverly. Join host and 20-year Pan Mass Challenge rider Mary Campagnolo for fine wine; music by Diane Blue & Friends starting at 8 p.m.; raffles and auction items, including an Instant Wine Cella; and more. All proceeds go directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund for life-saving cancer research and treatment. $20 suggested admission. Cash bar. Ages 21 and up, only. Kevin Smith, 617-680-7800 or kjsmith007@aol.com.

SECOND ANNUAL 5K WALK/RUN RACE. Sunday, Sept. 29, 8 a.m. check-in, 10 a.m. race start, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St., Topsfield. Topsfield Fair 5K Road Race begins and ends at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. $25 registration fee includes refreshments and music after the race. Proceeds support Essex Agricultural Society’s College Scholarship fund. Entry forms and details available at www.Topsfieldfair.org.

GIMME SHELTER BIRDHOUSE AUCTION. Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 to 3 p.m., Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby St., Salem. A silent auction of birdhouses made by local artists and the community at large. Live music and food from local restaurants will be provided. Birdhouses on display throughout artists’ spaces on Artists’ Row. Live music by BlackDogBrother. The public will be invited to help make a popsicle stick birdhouse. For more information contact Laura Potter, salemcollective@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/salemcollective, 978-219-7226.

TASTE OF THE GABLES. Sunday, Sept. 29, 5 to 8 p.m., House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Join 26 local chefs, wineries/brewers and distillers as they offer their specialties and compete for Best Chef and Best Beverage under a tent on the Gables’ oceanfront lawn. Live and silent auction. Proceeds go toward matching a grant received by Mass Cultural Council for the preservation of the Gables’ eight historic houses. Tickets $75 per person, available at TOTG2013.eventbritTe.com.

Music, theater

BENEFIT PERFORMANCE. Friday, Sept. 27, 6 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. Join North Shore Community Action Programs and the North Shore Music Theatre for a pre-show reception at 6 p.m. with a light dinner, cash bar, raffle prizes and a chance auction, followed by an 8 p.m. performance of “La Cage aux Folles.” Event supports NSCAP’s homeless prevention services on the North Shore. Tickets cost $65. www.nscap.org.

PATTY LARKIN “STILL GREEN” CD RELEASE SHOW. Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Me & Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. With opener Scott Alarik. Tickets $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org.

BOSTON ARTISTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Boston Artists Ensemble season kicks off with a program of three unique works with pianist Randall Hodgkinson, violinist Sharan Leventhal, violist Lila Brown and cellist Jonathan Miller. $24/museum members, $27/nonmembers, $10/students. For tickets, call 978-542-1511; tickets also available at the door. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mufgord St., Marblehead. Me&thee coffeehouse presents a concert by Patty Larkin with special guest Scott Alarik. Tickets cost $22 in advance, $25 at the door. 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org.

CORTONA DUO. Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Accomplished Italian classical pianist Francesco Attesti returns to campus for a special concert performance with his colleague, an acclaimed clarinetist, Pietro Tagliaferri, from La Scala, Italy. Free. Tickets and details at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.

150TH ANNIVERSARY ORGAN RECITAL. Sunday, Sept. 29, 3 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., corner of Hale and Ocean streets, Beverly. St. Peter’s Music Director and organist Kirsten Helgeland welcomes organists Diane Meredith Belcher, St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Church, Beverly; Mark Nelson, St. John’s Church, Gloucester and Brink Bush, St. John’s Church, Beverly Farms to celebrate the expansion of the church’s 1942 E.M. Skinner organ done by Thad Outerbridge and his associate Armando Furtado. Reception to follow. Donation at the door. www.stpetersbeverly.org.

FACULTY JAZZ CONCERT. Monday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Classic and original jazz standards performed by members of the SSU music faculty. $10 suggested donation to benefit the John Finnegan Scholarship for music majors. 978-542-7890, salemstate.edu/arts.

“OUR HERITAGE TO SAVE.” Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Salem Theatre Company’s Season 11 Second Stage Series kicks off with a preview performance of “Our Heritage to Save,” written and performed by Judith Black. Admission is “pay what you will.” www.salemtheatre.com, info@salemtheatre.com, 978-790-8546.

AMERICA’S MUSIC: SWING JAZZ. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Explore the films “Ken Burns’ Jazz: Episode 6: Swing, the Velocity of Celebration” and International Sweethearts of Rhythm. Event is part of a six-week program series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music. www.peabodylibrary.org.

Learn how to

SCRAPBOOK. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. First meeting of open scrapbooking lab. Bring scrapbooking supplies. Drop-in program for those who want to work on their own independent projects while being inspired by the ideas of others. Participants can come and go at their convenience. Space is limited. Reserve a spot at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.

CAPTURE THE COLORS OF FALL. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Spend an afternoon with Bob Speare, Wildwood director, on the sanctuary photographing the natural beauty of the fall colors. Learn specific camera settings and field techniques that can be used to strengthen autumn photos. Visit locations overlooking the fields and wetlands to help create beautiful compositions. Meet in the Nature Center. Bring a digital or film camera with extra batteries and enough memory or film to take about 200 images; bring a tripod if available. Program for adults. $25 member, $30 nonmember. Pre-registration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

JOURNAL ABOUT NATURE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Nature journaling is a tool for making discoveries about nature by taking a closer look. It involves drawing, writing, labeling, and making notes. After a brief orientation and introductory exercises, the class will explore the journaling process along the trails of the sanctuary. For families with children ages 6 and up. Leader: Cori Brauer, assistant education coordinator. Members: $8 adult, $7 child; nonmembers: $10 adult, $8 child. Meet in the Nature Center. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Pre-registration required at 978-887-9264 or www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver.

HIP-HOP. Monday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m., Dance Studio, O’Keefe Sports Complex, Salem State University, 225 Canal St., Salem. Hip Hop Master Class with Sean Bjerke. Free. 978-542-7890, salemstate.edu/arts.

DESIGN VIDEO GAMES FOR SOCIAL CHANGE. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Gaming for Good, a program for teens ages 11 to 18, begins. Teens will work in teams or on their own to design video games that can create social change. Led by scratch instructor Rosemary Slattery. No experience needed. Program counts toward community service and volunteer requirements. 978-531-0100, ext. 14.

Lectures & presentations

“GOT EMPATHY? EMPATHY IN THE WORLD OF 1692 AND NOW.” Thursday, Sept. 26, 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. The Salem Award Foundation presents a discussion with panelists Irene Axelrod, PEM archivist; Professor Emerson “Tad” Baker, Salem State University; Lorri Davis; Damien Echols; the Rev. Jeff Barz-Snell; and moderator Christine Sullivan, chief executive officer, Enterprise Center. Shared experiences and new perspectives offer a chance to discover what lessons have been learned from the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692. Question-and-answer session to follow. $10 suggested donation, free to students. www.salemaward.org.

NEW LECTURE SERIES. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St., Marblehead. “Mad for Glory: The Fatal Adventures of the U.S. Battleship Essex,” a lecture by Robert Booth. Lecture relates to the museum’s “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead” exhibit. $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. Reservations recommended at 781-631-1768.

AMERICAN HISTORY WE DIDN’T LEARN IN SCHOOL. Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St., Salem. Dr. Stefan Schindler, Woodrow Wilson Fellow and visiting lecturer in philosophy at Salem State University, will discuss how the system of education has omitted some lessons of history. Donations accepted from nonmembers in attendance. www.explorerslli.org.

“MAKING A GLOBAL DIFFERENCE: MEDICAL WORK AND MALNUTRITION IN GUATEMALA.” Monday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meier Hall 444, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Part of the Salem State University Center for Childhood and Youth Studies Lecture Series. Speaker Peter Rohloff, MD, medical director for Wuqu’ Kawoq | Maya Health Alliance, has spent the last decade working with indigenous communities in Guatemala to facilitate health and well-being through advocacy, activism and the sharing of illness and wellness narratives. Rohloff also serves as a faculty member in global health at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and at Harvard Medical School. Free. Sponsored by Center for Childhood and Youth Studies at Salem State University. www.salemstate.edu.

“HOW IS CLIMATE CHANGE AFFECTING OUR NATURAL RESOURCES.” Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., National Park Service Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service’s five-part lecture series on “Climate Change in New England” features Jonathan Parker of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site presenting “How is climate change affecting our natural resources?” Parker will share the National Park Service’s response to climate change and how the rise in sea level is affecting the Site. Free. info@salemsound.org, 978-741-7900.

MANHATTAN IN MARBLEHEAD: MALCOLM GLADWELL. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 8 p.m., JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. The JCC’s speaker series “Manhattan in Marblehead” kicks off with Malcolm Gladwell, award-winning author of “The Tipping Point.” Gladwell will reveal the hidden rules that shape the balance between the weak and the mighty. $10 person. jccns.org, 781-631-8330.

AGGANIS FORUM. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6 p.m., Recital Hall, Central Campus, Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. SSU’s Bertolon School of Business’ fall 2013 Agganis Forum, an annual forum for entrepreneurial business leaders, features Eliot Tatelman, president and chief executive officer of Jordan’s Furniture. Tatelman will share the store’s philosophy of giving back to the community. Free. Seating is limited and advance reservations are required at IA_Events@salemstate.edu, salemstate.edu/agganisforum, or 978-542-2293.

Gatherings

PEM/PM PARTY, 80 DAYS: A STEAMPUNK CELEBRATION. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Celebrate PEM’s international art collection with steampunk revelry. Steampunk is a genre of science fiction with a Victorian take of what the future might look like. Wear steampunk fashion, enjoy musical performances, create steampunk art and more. All museum exhibits will be open for viewing. Cash bar; snacks available for purchase. Free/museum members and Salem residents with ID, $10 at the door; $5 admission to Fabergé Revealed exhibit. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

TRAILS & SAILS: TWO WEEKENDS OF WALKS AND WATER. Explore Essex National Heritage Area’s cultural, historic and natural sites during Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails & Sails program from Sept. 27 to 29. Trails & Sails features several free events, including guided tours, open-house visits, hikes, walks, paddles and other special experiences for all ages, skill levels and interests. All events are in the 34 cities and towns of Essex County, including Beverly, Boxford, Danvers, Ipswich, Marblehead, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Swampscott, Topsfield and Wenham. Details and schedules at www.trailsandsails.org.

5TH ANNUAL PUBLIC SAFETY DAY. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Moose Lodge, 50 Grove St., Salem. Bike safety, with obstacle course and free helmets (first come, first served), visit from McGruff the Crime Dog from 10 a.m. to noon, and from Salem’s K-9 unit. Fire safety smoke house, public safety vehicles to explore, Masonic Youth ID program. Elderly safety, food safety, city’s automated calling system, also face painting and coloring for kids. At 1 p.m. Tommy the Moose presents stuffed animals to law enforcement, for distribution to kids after traumatic events.

OPERATION TROOP SUPPORT DAY. Saturday, Sept. 28, noon to 3 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Local veterans and their families are invited to join Operation Troop Support members for festivities including hay rides, tours of the farm fields, which are named for fallen heroes, and live music by the New Liberty Dixieland Band. Free. Refreshments available for purchase. 978-468-3769.

COMEDY, MUSIC AND TRIVIA. Saturday, Sept. 28, 5 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5 Margin St., Peabody. Comedy, music and trivia with Mel Simons, WBZ radio personality and humorist. Dinner begins at 5 p.m., followed by the show. Event takes place in the school gym. Ample free parking. Tickets cost $20 per person; available at the Spiritual Life Center, 3 Margin St., or by calling Joyce at 978-531-2021.

PEABODY PLAYS DAY. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 1 to 4 p.m., Raddin Road Playground, 144 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Peabody Recreation Department and the Torigian Family YMCA present Peabody Plays Day at the new playground to celebrate the city’s recognition as a 2013 Playful City USA community and the grand re-opening of Raddin Road Playground. Event includes games, face painting, DJ, and refreshments provided by Brooksby Farms. Free. Ann Gray, 978-536-7131 or ann.gray@peabody-ma.gov.

FAMILY FIESTA. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart St., Beverly Farms. Children from the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos orphanage in Mexico will share their culture and music at the second annual Family Fiesta, featuring a Mexican dinner, followed by music and dance performances. $10 admission, $25 per family, includes dinner of quesadillas, rice, beans, chips, salsa, drink. www.gus.org.

Film

“GASLAND II.” Film screening and discussion, Monday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m., First Universalist Society, 211 Bridge St., Salem. North Shore 350.org will screen the movie, a follow-up to his Oscar-nominated “Gasland” by Josh Fox, using his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level. Discussion follows. For more information contact Sue at 812-567-3502.

“WHEN EVERYONE WENT TO THE MOVIES.” Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Media expert Art Singer, author of “Boston’s Downtown Movie Palaces,” presents an illustrated talk celebrating 120 years of film and movie theater history. Filled with memorable pictures, stories and film clips, the presentation will cover Boston’s unique role in the development of the movie business. Singer will discuss the extension of movie theaters beyond the city to outlying communities, including Marblehead’s Warwick Theater. 781-631-1481, www.abbotlibrary.org.

“A PLACE AT THE TABLE” SCREENING. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 7 p.m., St. James Conference Room, enter from parking lot at the corner of Bridge and Flint streets, Salem. The Salem Peace Committee will sponsor. Free. 978-740-9917.

Books

“CHEFFIN’: FROM POTATOES TO CAVIAR.” Monday, Sept. 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Brendan Cronin, operations manager and assistant professor at Endicott’s School of Hospitality Management, is the only Irish chef to attain the prestigious Swiss culinary title of Chef de Cuisine Diplomé, Swiss Master Chef. Cronin will discuss his global journey of gastronomic delight, as described in his book “Cheffin’.” Following his talk, Cronin will sign and sell copies of his book. Program part of the Monday Mornings lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, flynn@noblenet.org.

AUTHOR VISIT IN MIDDLETON. Monday, Sept. 30, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Lecture on art crime with Anthony M. Amore, author of “Stealing Rembrandts” and “The Gardner Heist,” and head of security at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Amore also heads the museum’s own investigation into the infamous theft of 13 priceless works of art from Gardner — the largest property theft in world history. www.flintlibrary.org, 978-774-8132.

AUTHOR PRESENTATION IN SOUTH HAMILTON. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Author Connie Hambley will discuss her book “The Charity,” a fast-paced suspense novel set in Hamilton. www.hwlibrary.org.

AUTHOR VISIT IN DANVERS. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Author Stephanie Lehmann will discuss her newest novel, “Astor Place Vintage.” Copies will be available for purchase. Light refreshments served at 6:30 p.m. Register at danverslibrary.org or 978-774-0554.

Poetry & writing

CHARLES COE POETRY READING. Thursday, Sept. 26, 4 p.m., Endicott College Life Sciences Auditorium, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Ibbetson Street Press/Endicott College Visiting Author Series. Coe is a celebrated poet with a new collection, “All Sins Forgiven.” The series is directed by Professor Doug Holder. Free. Information at 617-710-0163, www.endicott.edu.

SALEM STATE WRITERS SERIES. Thursday, Sept. 26, 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center, Salem State University, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Perry Glasser opens the Salem State Writers Series. Glasser will read from his newest works, “Riverton Noir,” the Gival Press Novel Award winner, and “metamemoirs.” Free. 978-542-7890, salemstate.edu/arts.

WORDCRAFTERS POETRY GROUP MEETING. Saturday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Peabody Institute Library West Branch, 603 Lowell St., Peabody. The Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, will meet. Original poems will be critiqued and the theme is “Rescued.” All are welcome to participate or just listen. Free admission. Refreshments available. Handicapped-accessible. 978-740-3212.

POETRY WORKSHOP BEGINS. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. First of five poetry workshop meetings taught by local poet Jennifer Jean. Workshop will focus on a different poetic form each week. Details and registration at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.

Tours

SIR JOHN HUMPHREY HOUSE OPEN HOUSE. Friday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 99 Paradise Road, Swampscott. The Swampscott Historical Society’s Trails & Sails program, sponsored by the Essex National Heritage Area. This historic first period house will be open free of charge to the general public. Guided tours will be led by several Historic Society members.

NINTH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY LIVE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St., Salem. Free admission for two to The House of the Seven Gables for all participants presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, available at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Part of Smithsonian Magazine’s ninth annual Museum Day Live!, a nationwide event. www.7gables.org, 978-744-0991.

WALKING TOUR. Sunday, Sept. 29, 1 p.m., meet at 9 North St. behind the Witch House, Salem. Salem State history professor Bethany Jay leads a tour to sites that tell the story of the Salem citizens who were at the forefront of abolishing slavery. Tour will travel through the McIntire District with potential stops at the Athenaeum and Hamilton Hall. Tour is approximately two hours and ends on Church Street. Free. Part of Essex National Heritage Trails and Sails weekend. info@historicsalem.org, 978-745-0799.

Sales

SEMIANNUAL ATTIC TREASURES SALE & PREVIEW. First Dibs Shop & Sip preview event on Friday, Sept. 27, 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments served. $10 donation. Sale open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 28, and Sunday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sale features gently used vintage fashions, a “New with Tags” boutique, costume jewelry, housewares, home décor, small furniture, antiques and more. Proceeds benefit the museum’s education exhibits and programs. Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. 978-468-2377, www.wenhammuseum.org.

27TH ANNUAL IPSWICH ART SHOW, SALE & IPSWICH ILLUMINATION. Friday, Sept. 27, 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 28, noon; Sunday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m., downtown Ipswich. Celebrate art, culture, history and the Ipswich River. Art show and sale features works of art by Ipswich residents. Friday events: art exhibit, 5 to 10 p.m.; opening reception with food, beverages, live music with Tom Palance & Friends, and a presentation of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Gold Star Award, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday events: art exhibit, noon to 9 p.m.; artist vendors, noon to 6 p.m.; poetry reading, 2 to 4 p.m.; “Within These Walls,” living history play by J.T. Turner on the site of 16 Elm St. as recently performed at the Smithsonian, 3 and 5:30 p.m., corner of Elm and County streets; Oktoberfest, brews and food, 6 to 9 p.m., Ascension Church; Ipswich Illuminated with launch of “Jessie’s Floating Wish Lanterns,” live music, floating bonfires and illuminated foot path, food and beverages, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., along Ipswich River, rain date is Sept. 29. Sunday events: art exhibit, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; artist vendors, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Seventh Acoustic Brunch with live music by Lo-Head Hydro, food and beverages, noon to 2 p.m. Free admission; donations welcome. www.ipswicharts.com.

BEVERLY YARD SALE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to noon, First Baptist Church gym, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. The Mission Committee of the First Baptist Church in Beverly will hold a yard sale featuring housewares, tools, small appliances, furniture, books, sports items, and more. Handicapped-accessible. Rain or shine. All proceeds support the mission work of the church. 978-922-3295, www.fbcbeverly.org.

SALEM YARD SALE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Salem Common. The Salem Common Neighborhood Association will hold a yard sale featuring antiques, collectibles, and more. Tables available for $20 each. Proceeds benefit the association. Rhonda, 978-594-5630 or rasmith8852@comcast.net.

BOOK SALE. Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will hold a book sale. Bargain day; $1/filled grocery bag, $.10/book. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library and its mission to support the library. 781-596-8867.

Art

PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: MARY ANNE DAVIS. Thursday, Sept. 26, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Trained as a ceramic artist and sculptor, Davis’ practice has expanded to include collage, painting, and, more recently, conceptual and performative works. Davis’ work is on view in Montserrat Gallery through Dec. 14. savery.kelley@montserrat.edu, 978-867-9624, www.montserrat.edu/galleries/.

“OFF-SEASON VOL. 1” EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 to 7 p.m., Carol Grillo Gallery, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reception for solo exhibition by Robert Gill, featuring Gill’s photographic journey of the discovery of the meaning of “home.” Gill is a visual artist working in multiple platforms of lens-based media. Free. On view through Oct. 24. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 978-232-2655, kmoore@endicott.edu.

NEW EXHIBIT. Thursday, Sept. 26, 6 to 7 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St., Marblehead. Opening reception for “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead,” a new exhibit featuring photographs, illustrations and artifacts portraying the history of Marblehead’s two most important occupations, fishing and shoe-making. Reception is free and open to the public. 781-631-1768.

PUBLIC GALLERY TALK: RUSSIAN SPOKEN HERE. Friday, Sept. 27, noon, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. PEM staff member Victoria Glazomitsky offers a tour in Russian of Fabergé Revealed: From the Collection of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Glazomitsky was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and first encountered Fabergé’s work during visits to The State Hermitage Museum. Reservations by Sept. 26. Meet at information desk. Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

OUT & ABOUT. On view through Sept. 29 at St. John’s Episcopal Church events hall, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. Exhibit features acrylic paintings of local scenes by North Shore artist Ron Pruett. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Katerina Gates, art exhibits director, 978-526-4979.

MINI MARVELS. On view through Sept. 29 at 24 New Derby St., building No. 2, Artists’ Row, Salem. Salem Arts Association’s gallery on Artists’ Row features “Mini Marvels,” an exhibit containing a variety of media and art that has been created in a small space, 8-by-10-inches or smaller. Gallery hours are Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. 978-745-4850, salemartsassociation.org.

“FRIENDSHIP.” Exhibit on view through Oct. 10 at the Cloister Gallery at St. Andrew’s Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Judy Beals, Pat Flaherty, and Sandy Kirkpatrick present a joint exhibit, titled “Friendship,” featuring textiles created by Kirkpatrick and Flaherty, and paintings by Beals. Handicapped-accessible. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to noon; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. www.standrewsmhd.org/cloistergallery.html.

WORK BY ARCWORKS ARTISTS. Exhibit on view through Oct. 3 at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Fall series of monthly exhibits kicks off with an exhibit of work created by artist members of Northeast Arc’s ArcWorks program. Refreshments served. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Handicapped-accessible. arcworksart.org, 978-741-5700.

TRIMPIN: “I’VE JUST BEGUN TO TELL YOU.” Trimpin’s work on view through Thursday, Oct. 3, at 17 Cox, 17 Cox Court, Beverly. The artist solely known as Trimpin was born in Germany in 1921 and one of his many artistic achievements includes being a Guggenheim Fellow and a MacArthur “Genius.” Trimpin’s work is featured in “I’ve Just Begun to Tell You,” an exhibit that explores how people relate to sound both internally and externally. www.17cox.com.

“BEHIND THE NAME.” On view through Dec. 18 in the Hall Library Archive & Museum Gallery, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Endicott College’s Archives & Museum presents “Behind The Name,” an exhibit that introduces the individuals behind the names of the buildings on campus. Exhibit includes objects, photographs, and paper ephemera. Barbara Broudo, 978-232-2257.