Theater and music
“HONK!” Thursday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m.; Friday, Jan. 11, and Saturday, Jan. 12, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Ferrini Auditorium, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. Miles River Middle School presents musical tale of “The Ugly Duckling.” For tickets, email email@example.com. Tickets also available on the night of the show.
BOSTON ARTISTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Friday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Marine Hall, East India Square, Salem. $23/members, $27/nonmembers, $12/students. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
“THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER.” Marionette show, Saturday, Jan. 12, 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. A full-scale marionette performance with harpsichord accompaniment of Grimms’ fairy tale. All ages welcome. Registration is required; seating is limited. Free with museum admission; $8/adults, $6/children. 978-468-2377 or www.wenhammuseum.org.
“TREASURES FROM THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK.” Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Music in the Woods will present a concert featuring tenor Brendan P. Buckley, soprano Katrina Holden, baritone Samuel Bowen and pianist John Kramer. $20/general, $15/seniors and students, free/children under 12. 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.
SALEM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA. Sunday, Jan. 13, 3:30 p.m., Salem High School auditorium, 77 Willson St. Winter concert series features a concert with flutist Judith Braude and soprano Kathryn Lordan. Free. Handicapped-accessible. www.salemphilharmonic.org.
SEWING GROUP MEETING. Friday, Jan. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. First meeting of the drop-in sewing group. Needle workers of all levels welcome; those who knit, embroider, crochet or do other forms of hand-sewing are invited. Participants can learn from others and share what they know. 978-531-0100, ext. 17.
POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING. Wednesday, Jan. 16, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Teen and adult writers are invited to share a sample of their poetry and creative writing. www.flintlibrary.org or 978-774-8132.