LIVE IMPROVISATION. Friday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., First Church Wenham, 1 Arbor St. World renowned concert organist David Briggs performs live improvisation to the 1929 classic silent movie, “The Phantom of the Opera,” starring Lon Chaney. $15. All ages welcome and costumes are encouraged. Tickets and details available at 978-468-4900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ME & THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Nov. 1, 8 p.m., inside the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Heather Maloney Band with special guests Darlingside. $18 in advance, $21 at the door. 781-631-8987 or go to www.meandthee.org
GORDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT. Saturday, Nov. 2, 7 p.m., A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. The Gordon Symphony Orchestra presents its fall concert. $10 general, $5 senior citizen. www.gordon.edu.
“THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS.” The Gordon College Department of Theatre Arts presents C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” on stage through Saturday, Nov. 2, with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 4 p.m., in the Margaret Jensen Theatre of the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Adapted by associate professor of English Mark Stevick and directed by professor of theater arts Norman Jones, the production integrates three works by C. S. Lewis: “The Screwtape Letters,” “The Great Divorce” and “Poems.” The production dramatizes a series of letters written in Hell — where the souls are food and the stakes are high — by a senior tempter, the rigorous and ironic Screwtape, to her niece, Wormwood. $12 general admission, $8 for students, senior citizens and faculty/staff of Gordon College. Tickets and details at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets /Event Search?presenter=Gordon.
“THE YELLOW BOAT.” Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m., Pingree School, 537 Highland St., South Hamilton. Pingree School’s fall theater production is based on the true story of Benjamin Saar, a young boy who transformed his physical and emotional pain from a terminal illness into vibrant, colorful paintings and drawings up until his death at age 8. The play is written by Benjamin’s father, David Saar. $10 suggested donation at the door. Handicapped-accessible. 978-468-4415.