HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY LECTURE SERIES. Friday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Topsfield Historical Society’s monthly lecture series features “Surveying the Paleo-Landscape: The Ancient Peoples of New England,” presented by archaeologist Dr. Suanna Crowley. Lecture examines regional sites that date back to the end of the last glacial advance; examining New England’s ancient landscape helps archaeologists understand the Paleoindian peoples and their adaptation to a vastly different environment. Free admission. Refreshments served. Beth Johnson, email@example.com or 978-887-9137.
“BIRDS IN FOCUS WITH BARBARA BOSWORTH.” Friday, Nov. 9, 7:45 to 9 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery, East India Square, Salem. Renowned photographer Barbara Bosworth shares select images of birds and their habitats from her past and present work about humans’ interactions with nature, ranging from her series on bird banding in Massachusetts and Ohio to documenting the nation’s “champion” trees. Free. Also, pre-talk gallery tour of Bosworth’s current show, “Natural Histories, Photographs by Barbara Bosworth,” 7 to 7:30 p.m.; meet in PEM’s Atrium. www.pem.org/calendar, or 978-745-9500 ext. 3011.
FILM DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Group will discuss “Rushmore.” Group discusses the art of filmmaking, and current trends and historical contexts that drive the creation of selected films. View film prior to discussion. Details and registration at 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: JAN MOSCOWITZ. Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Artist Jan Moscowitz will give a public artist talk about the extensive academic and professional experience in both client-side marketing and communications. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-867-9624.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Friday, Nov. 9, 9 p.m. to midnight, Matt McKay and Debbie Lewis. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.
GULU-GULU. Nov. 8, 8 p.m., Lowman; Nov. 9, 8 p.m., Exiles; Nov. 10, 8 p.m., Sarah Fard. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.