ME AND THEE. Yarn, Brooklyn-based Americana/Alt-Country band, Friday, Sept. 20 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Heather Styka to open. Refreshments available. Tickets $20 in advance, $23 at the door. Available online at www.meanthee.org, in person at Spirit of ‘76 Bookstore or Arnould Gallery. For information, directions, call 781-631-8987 or check www.meandthee.org.
MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF EMILY DICKINSON. Sunday, Sept. 22, 1 p.m., Recital Hall, Central Campus, Salem State University, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Pre-concert conversation with poet Claire Keyes and pianist Beverly Soll at 1 p.m., followed by concert at 2 p.m. Narrated musical essay features a recital of songs on texts by Massachusetts’ own belle of Amherst, Emily Dickinson. Performers are soprano Stephanie Mann, mezzo soprano Roselin Osser, and tenor Leslie Tay, with Beverly Soll at the piano. $15 general, $10 senior citizens and students, free for students with Salem State student ID. Details and tickets at www.salemstatetickets.com or 978-542-6365.
CREATE TOPSFIELD ARTS FESTIVAL CONCERT. Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 p.m., Congregational Church of Topsfield Meeting House, 9 E. Common St., Topsfield. In conjunction with Create Topsfield Arts Festival, the Congregational Church of Topsfield will host a concert featuring Bart Dahlstrom, director of music and organist at the church, and Richard Webster, director of music and organist at Trinity Church Boston. Concert includes organ, piano, flute, solos and duets. Free admission. 978-887-2191, firstname.lastname@example.org.
TESTAMENT OF FREEDOM CONCERT. Sunday, Sept. 22, 3 to 4 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Danvers Historical Society presents concert by The Essex Harmony, an a cappella group that performs music of the “singing school” period of late 18th and early 19th century New England. Concert includes selections by Topsfield colonial composer Jacob Kimball. Free admission. Donations to the society will be accepted. Reserve a spot with Cathy Gareri at 978-777-1666 or email@example.com. Parking on Page Street or in the community lot at the corner of Page and Elm streets.