BENEFIT CONCERT. Saturday, Oct. 5, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., St. Thomas school gym, 5 Margin St., Peabody. All proceeds support impoverished children of Santa Lucia and the orphanage Casa Hogar Divino Nino Jesus in Salcedo, Dominican Republic. Entertainment includes Latin music by Lenguas de Fuego, Stacey Vasquez, and Grupo Esperanza; dancing by Los Angeles; light rock by Protest; contemporary and pop by Zach and Talia, K. Leigh Regan and Berklee student Stephanie Skye; praise and worship song by Mike and Anne. Event includes raffle tickets, Dominican pastilitos, pizza, snacks and refreshments for purchase. $10 ticket available at the door, or at 978-531-0002 or 978-531-0224.
“THE BAROQUE VIOLIN AT ITS ZENITH.” Musicians of Aston Magna, Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem; and Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 p.m., Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich. Cambridge Society of Early Music opens the season of its concert series, Chamber Music by Candlelight, programs presenting the diverse music of the violin. Tickets $30, $25 seniors and Salem Athenaeum members. Discount tickets for three-concert series. Students with ID free. Tickets at the door are cash or check only. Credit card sales and information are at www.csem.org.
JULIE DOUGHERTY BAND CD RELEASE PARTY. Saturday, Oct. 5, 8 to 11 p.m., Brodie’s Seaport Cafe, 215 Derby St., Salem. Julie Dougherty Band CD Release Party for two new CDs, “In This Place,” produced by Bobby Keyes, and “Land Of Dreams.” Julie Dougherty, bassist Woody Woodward, percussionist Jack O’Soro, guitarist Jim Scoppa, and special guests will perform original songs from both recordings. No cover charge. Early attendance is recommended. 978-594-8490, www.juliedougherty.net.
“THE MUSIC OF ‘OL’ BLUE EYES.’” Monday, Oct. 7, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. As part of the library’s Monday Mornings lecture series, pianist Dan Murphy, bassist Pierre LeMieux, and vocalist Maureen Pilot will present a selection of songs from the catalog of Frank Sinatra, “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062, email@example.com.