MUSIC AT GULU-GULU. Shows are at 8 p.m. unless otherwise noted, at Gulu-Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St., Salem. Thursday, April 17, David Simmons Annual Theme Night, a Simon and Garfunkel Tribute; Friday, April 18, Lowman, alternative; Saturday, April 19, Sarah Fard, jazz; Sunday, April 20, Gerry Beaudoin Trio, jazz; Wednesday, April 23, Open Mike Shindig. www.GuluGuluCafe.com, 978-740-8882.
MOZART REQUIEM. Friday, April 18, 8 p.m., First Parish Church, 225 Cabot St., Beverly. The Mozart Requiem will be performed by members of the Beverly church choirs with soloists and orchestra, under the direction of Robert Littlefield. Admission is free.
Theater & performance
“THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS.” The Salem State University Theatre Department presents Carlo Goldoni’s comedic masterpiece, on stage Thursdays through Saturdays, April 17 to 19 and April 24 to 26 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m., in Salem State’s Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. $15/general, $10/students and seniors. Tickets are available at www.salemstatetickets.com, 978-542-6365, and at the door.
#SSUBUILDSANOPERA. Thursday, April 17, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. #SSUBuildsAnOpera features the University Chamber Orchestra and music department voice students in an end-of-semester opera mash-up. Interactive concert where the audience determines the story line for the opera to be performed that evening. Plot twists are endless as members of the audience text, tweet or QR scan their suggestions for the story line throughout the concert. Free. www.salemstate.edu/arts.
COMEDY SHOW. Saturday, April 19, 8 p.m., Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. Comedy show with Paul D’Angelo, a headlining comedian and former Massachusetts assistant district attorney. Tickets cost $32 to $25; purchase at www.larcomtheatre.com or 617-531-1257.
SHAKESPEARE OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Tuesday, April 22, 8 p.m., Gulu Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St., Salem. Salem Theatre Company invites everyone to celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare by sharing monologues, scenes and sonnets — prepared and not. “Come give us a taste of your quality, come a passionate speech.” Free. www.salemtheatre.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-790-8546.