HEARTS AND FLOWERS CABARET. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School cafe, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. The Hamilton-Wenham Concert Choir presents a three-course gourmet meal with cabaret-style vocal and instrumental music. All tables are reserved. Seating begins at 6 p.m. $25/adults, $15/children. email@example.com or 978-844-3141.
MCINTIRE & MARDI GRAS. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 to 10 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square East, Salem. Historic Salem Inc. and the Salem Common Neighborhood Association present a winter festival to support the preservation of the Washington Arch on Salem Common. Event includes appetizers and desserts, fun, live Cajun music, raffles and door prizes. $25/advance ticket purchase, $30 at the door. Purchase tickets at www.historicsaleminc.org, or 978-745-0799.
MARDI GRAS DANCE PARTY. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 to 11 p.m., Spear Post, 3 Judson St., Beverly. Mardi Gras dance party fundraiser features DJ Angel Wagner, free dance lessons, Creole taco buffet, cash bar, 50-50 raffle and more. Event benefits the North of Boston Arts Center. $15/general, $100/table of eight. Details and tickets at http://www.thenobac.org/mardigras.
MARDI GRAS SUPPER. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center, 5 Margin St., Salem. Second annual Mardi-Gras Supper of pancakes, sausages, home fries and dessert. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes and participate in activities. $8/person, $20/family. Tickets available at the door or in advance by calling Linda at 978-531-2458, or Sally at 978-745-0505. Parking and entrance located in the back of the Parish Center.
SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE SUPPER. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 5 to 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the Northshore, O’Neill Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras pre-Lent celebration includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, fixings, music, raffles and children’s activities. All are welcome. Free admission; free-will donations appreciated. Donations benefit Haven From Hunger in Peabody. Ample off-street parking available. All Saints Parish office, 978-774-1150.
LOCAL A CAPPELLA GROUPS PERFORM. Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. A cappella concert featuring the Danvers High Chamber Singers, St. John’s Prep’s Swingtown!, and Hamilton-Wenham High School’s Kings of the Beach. Tickets cost $10 for ages 13 and up. 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.
GIMMELIVE MARDI GRAS BENEFIT CONCERT. Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m., Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. Grammy-winner Charles Neville performs with Henri Smith and his band for a traditional Mardi Gras concert. Half of the proceeds benefit Y Teens Rebuild New Orleans, North Shore YMCA’s service-learning trip to help rebuild New Orleans. Tickets purchased in advance cost $20/general, $15/ages 65 and older and 18 and under, or $25 at the door. Tickets available at http://www.gimmelive.tv/. Limited number of VIP Packages (premium reserved seating, meet and greet, exclusive pre-show party and more) available online or at 978-525-9093.
SALON SERIES. Andover Chamber Music’s 16th season, titled “Portraits of Genius: Brahms & Schumann,” includes Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro for cello and piano, “Rose, Meer und Sonne” for mezzo and piano, and excerpts from his Piano Works, Op. 85, for four hands, and Brahms’ two songs for contralto, piano and viola, Opus 91, Clarinet Sonata No. 2 and his Piano Quartet in C minor. The salon concert will be held at a private home in Beverly Farms on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $60 per person and include wine and hors d’oeuvres with the musicians following the concert. Proceeds benefit Andover Chamber Music and its outreach programs. Tickets may be purchased at www.andoverchambermusic.org, or 978-474-6222, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIVE IN CONCERT: GUNGOR. Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Gordon College, A.J. Gordon Memorial Chapel, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Christian folk artist Gungor will perform. Free admission for Gordon students, $20 for general admission. Details at www.gordon.edu/campusevents.
MUSIC FACULTY RECITAL. Monday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Central Campus, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Salem State music faculty showcase presents selections from Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutti,” works by Ravel, Tchaikovsky and original compositions by Philip Swanson. $10 suggested donation benefits the John Finnegan Scholarship for music majors. Karen Gahagan, 978-542-7890 or email@example.com.
NEVERLAND THEATRE: “ALADDIN, JR.” Performances on Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 10, 1 and 5 p.m., at Temple B’nai Abraham Theater, 200 East Lothrop St., Beverly. Neverland Theatre presents Disney’s “Aladdin, Jr.” Tickets cost $16.50. All are welcome to attend. For tickets and details, call 978-500-8832, visit www.neverlandtheatre.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“SHINING CITY.” The Salem Theatre Company presents Conor McPherson’s play, directed by John Fogle, with regular performances running Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Feb. 16, at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The haunting exploration of human frailties is set in Dublin, where a guilt-ridden man reaches out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. www.salemtheatre.com, email@example.com or 978-790-8546.
“BUGSY MALONE JR.” Friday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., and Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 and 7 p.m., Holten Richmond Middle School 55 Conant St., Danvers. The Holten Richmond Theater Organization presents the musical “Bugsy Malone Jr.,” featuring tap-dancing flappers and gangsters from the Roaring ’20s. $10/ticket, available at the door or in advance. Raffle tickets and refreshments for sale during intermission. For tickets and details, contact Kathy Lopes at 978-774-2039 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEFT & RIGHT COMEDY SHOW. Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m., The Griffen Theatre, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Award-winning comedic duo presents an interactive dance comedy featuring quirky, conjoined twin brothers in search of love. $18/adults, $15/students. Tickets available at http://griffentheatre.ticketleap.com/the-griffen-theatre-presents-left--right-a-double-sided-comedy/.
TRAIL LOVERS STROLL. Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:30 p.m., meet/park at the right rear of Danvers Indoor Sports, 150 Andover St., Danvers. The Danvers Bi-Peds will sponsor a stroll, which loops on the rail trail to Lowell Street, and back up to the Route 114 bridge. Light refreshments served. Everyone welcome, including dogs on leashes. Rain/snow date, Feb. 10. 978-777-4661 or danversbipeds.org.
ANNUAL SNOW SHOE CLASSIC. Sunday, Feb. 10, 8:30 a.m., Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody. Annual Snow Shoe Classic, an approximate 5K snowshoe/trail race, begins at 10 a.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Contact the Peabody Recreation Department with questions, 978-536-7132 or 7133, or email@example.com.
ICE HIKE. Sunday, Feb. 10, 1 to 4 p.m., meet at unpaved section of North Liberty Street, about a mile north of where it crosses with Boston Brook at Prichard’s Pond, Middleton. Middleton Stream Team’s annual winter discovery Ice Hike will explore habitats of beavers, birds and other wildlife on the upland banks of impoundments and on safe frozen surfaces. Meet at 12:50 p.m.; hike will start and end at same location. Cameras, warm clothing, hats and warm, non-slip foot gear encouraged. Free. www.middletonstreamteam.org, StreamTeam@comcast.net or 978-777-4584.
MOVIE SCREENING. Saturday, Feb. 9, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. The library will host a screening of “Hotel Transylvania,” newly released, rated PG. www.hwlibrary.org.
MAKE A GIFT FOR VALENTINE’S DAY. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2 to 5 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, teen area on second floor, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Stop by the teen area to make some origami heart bookmarks to give friends on Valentine’s Day. For ages 11 to 18. No experience required; young adult librarian will help. www.hwlibrary.org.
MANGA DRAWING WORKSHOP. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 to 5:45 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. The library’s Teen Department presents a free manga drawing workshop, which will teach youth artists and writers how to draw characters, learn about storytelling and make their own manga, a popular literary art form in Japan. Andy and Veronica Fish, professional comic book and manga artists, will teach the class. Chance to win free raffle prizes. Appropriate for ages 11 to 14. Space is limited. Reserve a spot at 978-531-0100, ext. 14, or “Teen Events” at www.peabodylibrary.org.
Explore and experience
FLY TYING. The Orvis Co. will hold free classes on Saturdays, Feb. 9 through Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Orvis, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Includes an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques of fly tying, plus two flies and in-store shopping offers. Space is limited. 978-531-0185.
WINTER WEEKENDS. Saturday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. Follow the Phillips family on a wintry jaunt around New England. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while viewing film clips of the family sledding, skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Following film, house tour shows how family lived at 34 Chestnut St. through winter months. Then, sneak peek of Phillips family items, postcards and photographs, not usually on display. Register at 978-744-0440. Tickets $10, free to Historic New England members.
MEET THE DOGS. Sunday, Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Petco, 10 Sylvan St., Peabody. North East All Retriever Rescue hosts a “Meet the Dogs” event. Learn how to adopt, foster or volunteer. Representatives will be available to answer questions and introduce dogs available for adoption. Visit nearr.com for details.
OPEN SUNDAYS. Ipswich Museum will be open on Sundays through April 7, excluding March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., for its special Sundays winter exhibit titled “Ipswich in the Civil War,” on view at 54 South Main St., Ipswich. The exhibit showcases the role Ipswich played in the Civil War through the war stories of 462 people who lived in Ipswich before, during and after the war, and served in the military. The museum will also host various events and programs related to the exhibit. Admission is free for Ipswich residents visiting on the first Sunday of the month. Regular admission is free for museum members and children, $7 for nonmembers and $5 for seniors. For details, call 978-356-2811 or visit www.ipswichmuseum.org.
Children and families
M IS FOR MUSEUM: VALENTINES ARE SWEET. Friday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St., Wenham. Museum educators will share a collection of antique valentines, read a story about sharing love, and help attendees create a valentine. Program appropriate for visitors in pre-school and older. $8/adults, $6/children ages 1 and older. 978-468-2377 or www.wenhammuseum.org.
WEEKEND FESTIVAL: LUNAR NEW YEAR. Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Celebrate the Year of the Snake, the most cunning and sly of all Chinese Zodiac creatures. Festival includes drop-in art activities from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.; lion dance, 11 to 11:30 a.m., diabolo, drumming and folk dances, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and cubs lion dance, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.; Tales of the New Year storytelling, 1 to 1:30 and 3:30 to 4 p.m.; and a live demonstration with big and small snakes. Events included with museum admission. Details and reservations at 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
GALLERY SPOT: SILK. Saturday, Feb. 9, 10 to 11 a.m., Peabody Essex Museum, second floor near Japanese Art Gallery, East India Square, Salem. Drop by the exhibition “Fish, Silk, Tea, Bamboo: Cultivating an Image of China” where a museum educator will explore hidden symbols in an incredible silk robe. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
WINTER WONDER: TALES, SONGS AND CRAFT FOR A SNOWY DAY. Saturday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, Children’s Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Children ages 4 to 6 are invited for winter-themed stories and a craft. Call to register for the program; 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
VALENTINE STORIES & CRAFT. Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Children ages 2 and older are invited to hear valentine stories and then create a craft to take home. www.hwlibrary.org.
CALLING ALL CRAWLERS AND VENDORS FOR THE DIAPER DERBY. The Liberty Tree Mall is seeking family-friendly vendors and children’s product vendors for its second annual Diaper Derby event on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, held in conjunction with WIC Nutrition Program and Bay State Parent Magazine, will feature new crawlers up to 12-months-old participating in a crawler race and more. Free registration and participation for crawlers. Interested crawlers and vendors should contact the Marketing Department at Liberty Tree Mall, 978-777-0795.
ONE SWEET EVENING. Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. ArcWorks and Shine Jewelry present treats, Champagne and live jazz music. Free. 978-531-7146.
SALEM’S SO SWEET FESTIVAL. The 11th annual Salem’s So Sweet Festival, set for Saturday, Feb. 9, through Thursday, Feb. 14, in downtown Salem, features a weeklong festival of chocolate tastings, shopping promotions, innovative displays, chocolate-infused menus at local participating restaurants and the annual Golden Ticket drawing for a Salem’s So Sweet gift basket. Due to the impending storm, the Chocolate and Wine Tasting will take place on Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m. in Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, with wine and chocolate samplings from local restaurants. Tickets cost $25 and can be purchased at the Salem Chamber of Commerce or Salem-Chamber.org. Pre-sold tickets are transferrable. On Feb. 9, more than 16 large ice sculptures will be installed around downtown. The Salem Trolley will offer trolley rides around the festival route, weather permitting, on Feb. 9 and 10 from noon to 4 p.m.; rides are $1 for adults and free for children. For more information, tickets and festival participants, visit Salem-Chamber.org.
HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. From 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in February, “Ghost Stories and Mysterious Places in Essex County,” at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. $5/general. 978-777-2711.
Stories, literature and readings
DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, Feb. 7, 1 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis. All are welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; other formats may be available. 978-921-6062.
POETRY READING. Thursday, Feb. 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Waters & Brown, 13 Elliott St., Beverly. Montserrat College of Art’s Improbable Places Poetry Tour will feature poetry with contrast, value, saturation and tone. The tour brings together student writers, local poets, area businesses and listeners to celebrate the power of poetry and community. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-969-2301.
PURIM STORY HOUR. Monday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St., Middleton. Learn about one of the most fun and festive Jewish high holidays. Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint. All ages welcome. www.flintlibrary.org.
LITERARY CAFE. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St., Middleton. Celebrate President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with coffee, tea, philosophy and facts about President Lincoln. Program for adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint. www.flintlibrary.org.
Lectures and presentations
HAMILTON HALL LECTURE SERIES. Thursday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m., Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St., Salem. Features Steven Walt, Robert and Renee Belfer professor of International Affairs Kennedy School, Harvard University, presenting “What Will the President do Next?” Doors open at 9:30, followed by bouillon at 10:15. Admission by series ticket only; fee range $120 to $160 for eight lectures. Proceeds support preservation and maintenance of Hamilton Hall. www.hamiltonhall.org or 978-744-0805.
HISTORY OF QUILTING: PATTERNS, STYLES & TECHNIQUES. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2 p.m., Smith Barn, 38 Felton St., Peabody. Peabody Historical Society presents “History of Quilting: Patterns, Styles and Techniques, 1800-1950,” by quilt historian Susan Stowe, featuring the history of quilts from 1800-1950 with both antique and reproduction quilts and quilt tops on view from Stowe’s private collection. Stowe will discuss patterns, styles, color palettes, fabrics, techniques, innovations, and significant events that influenced quilting. $5/general, free/members. 978-531-0805.
“SEX IN THE 17TH CENTURY.” Sunday, Feb. 10, 3 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Topsfield Historical Society’s monthly lecture series presents “Sex in the 17th Century,” by Mary-Ellen Smiley, featuring a lecture on the sexual attitudes of North Shore residents in the 17th century. Get a realistic look at the intimate daily lives of the region’s ancestors. Free admission; donations accepted. www.topsfieldhistory.org.
DARWIN FESTIVAL. A study of scientific issues relevant to Black History Month launches Salem State University’s Darwin Festival on Monday, Feb. 11, at 9 a.m., in the Veterans Hall, located in the Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. The festival runs through Friday, Feb. 15, and features presentations centered around two themes: ecological issues and specific aspects of biodiversity. Speakers from several universities will present on different fields of scientific study, including anthropology, psychiatric research, oceanography, chemistry, and physics. All events will be held in the Ellison Campus Center’s Veterans Hall and Slater Lecture Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Salem State Biology Department at 978-542-6236, or visit salemstate.edu, and search “Darwin.”
“THE GRANITE KISS: NEW ENGLAND STONE WALLS.” Monday, Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Kevin Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss,” presents an informal talk about New England’s unique stone walls; Gardner will explain how and why New England came to acquire the walls; how they were built; how their styles emerged and changed over time; and their significance to the landscape. Also, Gardner will build a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop. Part of Monday Mornings adult lecture series. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
“RICH AND POOR IN AMERICA.” Monday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m. to noon, Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Salem State University economics professor Kevin Beckwith will discuss the causes and consequences of the growing inequality in America based on government reports, which show inequality in wealth and income of skilled and unskilled workers. Open to all. Donations appreciated from nonmembers in attendance. 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
Exhibits and shows
STUDENT INVITATIONAL EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Thursday, Feb. 7, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Reception for The School of Visual and Performing Arts’ annual Student Invitational Exhibit for the 2012-2013 academic year. Exhibit features the work of the most successful student responses to assignments in all studio courses. The first, second, and third-place awards will be announced. Free. On view through March 4. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
“OTHERWORLDLY.” Opening reception, Thursday, Feb. 7, 5 to 9 p.m., Studios at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Opening reception of “Otherworldly,” a show curated by Montserrat College of Art’s Bear Gallery, a student-run organization that “bridges the gap between art student and professional artist.” The exhibit, which features a two-dimensional exploration of the personal creativity of Montserrat students, will include original fantasy, science fiction, psychological spaces, extraordinary creations and exciting places. Light refreshments served. On view through March 3. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; or by appointment. http://www.montserrat.edu/blog/category/the-bear-gallery/.
PAINTINGS AND MANDALAS. On view throughout February in the Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Local artist Janice Stanley’s collection of oil and acrylics on canvas and computer generated Mandala prints are featured in the Stetson Gallery. To see or buy Stanley’s art, visit www.janicestanleyspaintings.com.
MAA EXHIBIT. On view Saturday, Feb. 9 through Sunday, March 10, at the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. Exhibit features mixed media art work by local artists David Lieb, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg, Elizabeth Neville and Eva Hoffman. All are welcome to view the exhibit. Deborah Greel, 781-631-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENDICOTT GOES GREEN EXHIBIT RECEPTION. Wednesday, Feb. 13, 4 to 6 p.m., Endicott College, Halle Library Archive & Museum Gallery, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Endicott Goes Green displays and explains how Endicott’s campus operates in an environmentally-responsible manner; exhibit includes objects, photographs, paper ephemera, and computer programs. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Exhibit on view through July 17. Barbara Broudo, 978-232-2257 or email@example.com.
“MONSTERATURES.” On view through Feb. 27, at the Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Features Robert MacPhail’s portraits of characters from classic monster movies of the 1930s to 1950s. Work is hand-lettered using oil paint on wood panels. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“DALY AND DALY, CROSSROADS.” On view through March 9, at the Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 136 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Mother-and-daughter exhibit of paintings and sculptures by local artists Elaine and Dianna Daly. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951 or email@example.com.
GROSVENOR PARK EXHIBIT. On view through Feb. 28, at The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Exhibit features work by members of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association as part of the association’s 125-year anniversary. A variety of prints of local scenes and far-flung areas will be on display. Prints are in color and black and white. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 781-631-3685.
ARMENIAN EXHIBIT. Open to the public during school hours through Feb. 12, at Pingree School, 537 Highland St., Hamilton. “Who are the Armenians,” a traveling exhibit on loan from the Armenian Library and Museum of America, features Armenia’s pre-Christian period, the nation’s adoption of Christianity in A.D. 301, the creation of the Armenian alphabet, the Golden Age of literature in the fifth century, the role of the Armenians in the Byzantine empire and during the Crusades, and the literary reawakening in the 18th and 19th centuries. Exhibit is timed to coincide with visits by two teachers from School No. 14 in Yerevan, Armenia. Prior to viewing the exhibit, visitors should call 978-468-4415, ext. 233. www.almainc.org/traveling%20exhibit%20materials/Who%20Are%20The%20Armenians%20Brochure%20Package.pdf.
“NIGHT AND DAY.” On view through Feb. 9 at ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Exhibit features Kevin Kusiolek’s paintings of local city scenes without people. 978-531-7146, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
WATERCOLOR EXHIBIT. On view through Feb. 14, original watercolors by Kathryn Gentile Roberts on view at Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St. Gentile Roberts is a member of the North Shore Arts Association, Newburyport Art Association, SeARTS and the artisans’ cooperative Local Colors. Gallery hours are Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.beverlycoop.com.
“PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES.” On view through Feb. 27 at Endicott College, Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Exhibit highlights six of the country’s best-known art therapists and educators, providing insight into their creative efforts. The artists, Pat Allen, Peter London, Cathy Malchiodi, Shaun McNiff, Bruce Moon and Catherine Moon, have self-selected works for the exhibit, which reflect their own preferences and style. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Feb. 7, Henley Douglas and The Cool Times Trio; Feb. 8, 9 p.m. to midnight, Paul Speidel Trio. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.
GULU-GULU. Feb. 7, Mike Stockbridge; Feb. 8, Lowman; Feb. 9, The Rationales; Feb. 12, Mardi Gras Party featuring The Squeezebox Stompers; Feb. 13, open mike. Show time is 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. Feb. 8, Katie O’Brien. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Feb. 8, Nick Consone; Feb. 9, Cool Change; Feb. 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steve Spungin. Show time is 10 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-774-9653 or www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Feb. 7, Dave Bailin and the Bailouts; Feb. 8, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam, followed by The Gravel Project from 9 to 11:30 p.m.; Feb. 9, Juke Joint 5; Feb. 10, 7 to 10 p.m., Ervin Dhimo Trio; . Feb. 11, Open Mike with Spike Emerson; Feb. 13, Brian Cogger Band with Eric Reardon. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Feb. 8, doors open at 7:30 p.m., performance starts at 8 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Concert features Patty Larkin. $22/advance, $25 at the door. 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.