, Salem, MA

October 10, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

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CANCER FUNDRAISER. Friday, Oct. 11, 6 to 10 p.m., St. Michael’s Society, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. A fundraiser for cancer survivor Donna Nicholas will include raffles, baskets, food and music. Tickets cost $20 at the door. All are welcome to attend. or 978-774-8370.

FUR BALL. Friends of Beverly Animals will host the Fur Ball, its main fundraiser of the year, on Friday, Oct. 11, 7 to 11 p.m., at the Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. Event includes live music by Ray Novack and his band, Horizon; food; many raffle items; dancing; door prizes; and more. $20/ticket, available at Casa de Moda, 272 Cabot St.;; 978-922-7190; or at the door. All proceeds support FOBA’s mission to rescue and find homes for animals in need.

25TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN WITCH RIDE. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 to 5 p.m., starts at Boston Harley-Davidson on Route 16 in Everett and ends at Shetland Park in Salem. Annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser by motorcycle enthusiasts from across the state. Event includes live music, food, vendors, entertainers and an awards ceremony. Event will also celebrate 25 years of participants, volunteers, sponsors and dealers who have helped raise more than $500,000 for MDA exclusively through this event. For details, call 508-898-3375, or visit For weather delays and cancellations the day of the ride, visit


HALLOWEEN ALBUM CD RELEASE PARTY. Thursday, Oct. 10, 8 p.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St., Salem. New England folk musician Dan Blakeslee as Doctor Gasp singing songs about phantom fish and other ghoulish tales. Album release party for “Vampire Fish For Two.”

BARBARA & FRANK: THE CONCERT THAT NEVER WAS. Saturday, Oct. 12, 5 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. NSMT presents a VIP Casino Night in NSMT’s Backstage Bistro with a buffet dinner by Venetian Moon Ristorante, cash tables, blackjack, craps, roulette and wheels of fortune from 5 to 7:30 p.m., followed by a tribute to Barbara Streisand and Frank Sinatra at 8 p.m. to benefit North Shore Elder Services. Must be 21 and older to attend the Casino Night portion. Tickets cost $125 for pre-show Casino Night and concert; $50 for concert seats in rows C to J, or $40 for all other seats. Details and tickets at 978-624-2284, or

CONCERT SERIES BEGINS. Sunday, Oct. 13, 4 p.m., St. John’s Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. St. John’s free concert series kicks off with a performance by the church’s new music director, Brink Bush, playing organ works by J.S. Bach, Francaix, Lidon, Middelschulte and Scarlatti. Free admission, donations accepted. A reception follows the concert. Handicapped-accessible. Brink Bush, or 978-927-0229.

AMERICA’S MUSIC: ROCK. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Explore the film “The History of Rock ’n’ Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In.” Event is part of a six-week program series featuring documentary film screenings and scholar-led discussions of 20th-century American popular music.


“KAFKA IN TEL AVIV.” Salem State Theatre Department presents the premiere of “Kafka in Tel Aviv” on Thursday, Oct. 10, Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., in SSU’s Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. The new play is written and directed by assistant professor Peter Sampieri. $15 general admission, $10 non-Salem State students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased at or 978-542-6365.

GODSPELL: THE 2012 REVIVAL. Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St., Marblehead. Marblehead Little Theatre presents “Godspell: The 2012 Revival” for the first show of its 2013-2014 Mainstage season. The revised 2012 version updates the music to incorporate jazzier harmonies with a rock edge, and modernizes references in the parables. Tickets and details at

“GOODNIGHT, CAPTAIN WHITE.” Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12, 4 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13, 4 to 6 p.m., Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex St. The creators of “Cry Innocent” present “Goodnight, Captain White,” a story set in 1830 about a crime worth laughing about. All friends and well-wishers are invited to attend the retirement party of Captain Joseph White’s favorite ship, the Caroline, but the magnanimous invitation lures a host of enemies and ill-wishers into the perfect opportunity to murder the rich old captain. Allegiances twist and turn, foibles are exposed, depravities revealed. It’s up to the audience and an undercover Daniel Webster to figure out who did it and how. High tea or plated dinner available during matinee and evening shows. Tickets purchased at the door are for show only, no food. For advance reservations and ticket purchase, visit or call 978-825-0222.

Children & teens

M IS FOR MUSEUM: COLONIAL KIDS HELP AT HARVEST. Friday, Oct. 11, 10 a.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Play with old-fashioned tools and experience children’s fall harvest chores in the Family Discovery Gallery. For children in preschool and older. Included with general admission., 978-468-2377.

TEEN BIRDING: DUCK! Saturday, Oct. 12, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. During the autumn months, thousands of migratory waterfowl fly directly over the sanctuary as they travel from their summer breeding grounds in the North to their winter homes in the South. Each night, hundreds of ducks drop into Bunker Meadows to rest and refuel for their journey. Spend an evening with fellow teen birders to observe the magnificent spectacle of ducks coming in to roost. Suitable for teens ages 13 to 17. Meets in the Nature Center. $8 member, $10 nonmember. Registration required at or 978-887-9264.


TOWNWIDE OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 to 7 p.m., downtown Danvers. The town of Danvers invites residents to its annual open house and celebration of National Fire Prevention and Public Power weeks. Transportation to the fire and police stations, library, town hall, senior center and electric division provided by the Salem Trolley. Parking is limited at all sites; use municipal parking area at senior center or across from town hall. Each stop will be educational and entertaining. Free. 978-777-0001,

OPEN DOORS OF IPSWICH HOUSE TOUR. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. inside various homes in Ipswich. Tour features homes that represent a range of architectural styles, from first and second period up to the latest contemporary design, and will showcase Ipswich’s scenic countryside, salt marshes and historical places. $25/ticket, free for children under 12. All proceeds from the tour benefit the programs and services of the Ipswich Visitor Center, which also provides information to the general public about Ipswich’s history. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Friday, Oct. 11, at, or on the morning of the event, from 9 a.m. to noon, by cash or check at the Ipswich Visitor Center, Hall Haskell House, 36 S. Main St., Ipswich.


A TASTE OF SWAMPSCOTT. Sunday, Oct. 13, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Swampscott High School cafeteria, 200 Essex St., Swampscott. Attendees can taste the cuisine from area restaurants. All proceeds benefit the Swampscott High School Class of 2014. $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Details and tickets at, 781-596-8830, or

BEVERLY RESTAURANT WEEK. Oct. 13 to Oct. 17 and Oct. 20 to 24, at participating restaurants in Beverly. Restaurants in Beverly will serve signature dishes during the Beverly Main Streets and Greater Beverly Chamber of Commerce’s fall Restaurant Week. Two-course dinners for $15, three-course dinners for $25. For details and a list of participating restaurants, visit

Lectures & presentations

LIFE IN 17TH-CENTURY NEW ENGLAND: AN ARCHAEOLOGIST’S VIEW. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Emerson “Tad” Baker, author and professor of history at Salem State University, will explore everyday living in 17th-century New England. Baker’s presentation will draw upon his excavations at many 17th-century archaeology sites and surviving buildings and historical records, such as probate inventories.

LOCAL BOYS OFF TO WAR. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Hear about the experiences and lives of area soldiers during the Civil War as revealed in primary source materials. Presented by local historian, author and teacher Scott Jewell, author of “Ipswich in the Civil War.”

NORTH SHORE COMPUTER SOCIETY PRESENTATION. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m., McCarthy Auditorium, Peabody Municipal Light Plant, 201 Warren St. Ext., Peabody. North Shore Computer Society presents “The Next Big Thing From Samsung.” Meeting starts with Tech Talk Time. Free. All are welcome. 888 955-6727 or

EXHIBIT AND LECTURE SERIES. Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m., Marblehead Museum, 170 Washington St., Marblehead. As part of Marblehead Museum’s lecture series and new exhibit, “Fishing and Shoemaking in Marblehead,” Jay Michaud will present “Fishing Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.” $10 museum members, $15 nonmembers. Reservations recommended at 781-631-1768.

IPAD WORKSHOP. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Ed McFadden of Glade Mountain Consulting, LLC, presents a hands-on iPad workshop where questions will be answered. Attendees should bring the iPad and follow along as McFadden discusses most of the capabilities of the iPad, Apple iCloud, and iTunes synchronization. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.

“ADAPTING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.” Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., National Park Service Regional Visitors Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch and the National Park Service’s five-part lecture series on “Climate Change in New England” features a presentation titled “Adapting Our Infrastructure to Climate Change” by Dr. Paul Kirshen, engineering professor at the University of New Hampshire and member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Free., 978-741-7900.

HISTORY OF DOMESTIC SERVANTS IN NEW ENGLAND. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m., Smith Barn, Felton Street, Peabody. Peabody Historical Society & Museum presents a lecture by Jennifer Pustz of Historic New England. Learn about what life was like for real-life domestic servants in the grand homes of New England and the various types of domestic servitude that existed then. Free/members, $5/nonmembers. 978-531-0805.

TURNING FICTION INTO FACT. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Are those old stories grandma told really true? Join genealogist Laura Prescott to learn helpful, systematic strategies to discover the truth behind legends, identify strangers in family photos and correct the family record without losing the charm of the myth. Register via or by phone at 978-774-0554.

LOOKING DEEPER. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Kevin O’Reilly of History Fair moderates a lively panel discussion exploring the themes of the Civil War, with Dr. David Goss from Gordon College and Salem State University’s Dr. Bethany Jay.

“PUTTING THE GARDEN TO BED.” Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Buker School, Multipurpose Room, 1 School St., Wenham. The Hamilton Wenham Garden Club presents a free seminar on “Putting the Garden to Bed.” 978-468-5829.

Books, readings & discussions

TEEN LITERATURE BOOK CLUB FOR ADULTS. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 to 5 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Teen Book Club for Adults will meet to discuss Rainbow Rowell’s award-winning novel, “Eleanor & Park.” New members welcome. 781-631-9419.

PRINCEMERE WRITERS SERIES. William Pierce reading, Monday, Oct. 14, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Barrington Center for the Arts, room 138, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Princemere Writers Series presents a reading by William Pierce, columnist and senior editor of AGNI, a literary magazine, and former editor-in-residence at the Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia. Reading is free and open to the public. For details, contact Mark Wacome Stevick at 978-968-6537 or

LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 10 to 11 a.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. The Library Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss Elinor Lipman’s new novel, “The View From Penthouse B.” New members welcome. 781-631-9419.

EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Fogg Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul” by John M. Barry. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may also be available. 978-921-6062,


HAUNTED MOVIE SERIES. Saturday, Oct. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Salem Common, 18 Washington Square. Radio 92.9’s Haunted Movie Series features a screening of “The Haunted Mansion” under the stars. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch. Free.

AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY SCREENING. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 4 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Screening of “Carved from the Heart: A Portrait of Grief, Healing and Community” by Ellen Frankenstein and Louse Brady. Film explores questions of death and dying, family relationships and parenting, domestic violence, and the impact of the war in Vietnam on veterans and their families. Free.


SECOND ANNUAL SALEM COSTUME SWAP. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem, 13 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Costumes cost $5 each. Proceeds benefit Salem Park & Recreation youth programs. A coloring table for children and light refreshments will be available. Also, donations of gently used adult, child or pet costumes will be accepted through Friday, Oct. 11, during normal hours at the Salem Senior Center, 5 Broad St. Halloween accessories will also be accepted. For each donated item, donors receive one swap ticket for a new-to-you costume at the Salem Costume Swap. Hosted by Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services. Tim Short, recreation supervisor, 978-744-0180, ext. 20, or

ATLATL DAY. Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine St., Danvers. The Massachusetts Archaeological Society Northeast Chapter will sponsor Atlatl Day 2013. Attendees are invited to participate in ancient hunting techniques using an atlatl, a spear-throwing stick. Special guests Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl will host a workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on how to make atlatls and darts. $65 per person. Reservations and pre-payment required by contacting Admission to Rebecca Nurse Homestead is $7 adults, $5 senior citizens age 65 and over, $4 children ages 6 to 16, free children under 6. Admission to Homestead grounds, only, is $3 adults, $1 children.

2013 TOPSFIELD FAIR. Through Monday, Oct. 14, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St. This year’s festivities include the Giant Pumpkin Contest; horse pulls and shows; antique farm tractor pulling; Monster Trucks; Demolition Derby; Rawhide Rodeo; Beekeeping & Honey Show; art show, handcrafts, cooking entries, pageants, music and demonstrations in Coolidge Hall; milking demonstrations, observation corral, and 4-H and Youth Cattle Show in the Cattle Barn; Essex County Farmyard; Flower Show in the Flower Barn; Junior Fruits, Vegetables and Decorative departments; American Dairy Goat Association sanctioned Goat Show; Dock Dogs; live entertainment by The Fools, Bobby Vinton, Britt Nicole, Tate Stevens, Coco Jones, Cher Lloyd, and the Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show; Essex County Granges and the Topsfield Fair Farm Museum; amusement rides and games provided by Fiesta Shows; Grand Parade and four weekday parades; Pig Barn; poultry shows; Rabbit Barn; annual sand sculpture; Open Sheep Show; Sportsman’s building exhibit; and more. For a complete schedule of events and ticket information, visit


BEAR GALLERY’S BUILDING BEVERLY EXHIBIT. Thursday, Oct. 10, 4 to 6 p.m., Beverly Historical Society, 117 Cabot St., Beverly. Montserrat College of Art’s student-run Bear Gallery and the Beverly Historical Society host an exhibit featuring art inspired by architecture found around Beverly. On view through Dec. 7.

PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: ZSUZSANNA ARDÓ. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Public artist talk by Zsuzsanna Ardó, a Hungarian-born visual artist, curator and writer whose investigations are expressed both visually and in text, and focus on the immigrant or migrant experience., 978-867-9624, or

MIDDLETON ART ASSOCIATION GUEST DEMONSTRATION. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 6:30 p.m., Senior Center, 39 Maple St., Middleton. Featuring Mary Cotter of Middleton, a member of several art groups and winner of many prizes for her art. Participants who want to paint along should bring watercolor paints, paper and masque liquid. Admission is free, refreshments served, and handicapped-accessible. Questions can be directed to Beverley, 978-740-3212.

PAINTINGS BY TOM JEFFERIES. On view throughout October at Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Exhibit features vibrant, colorful and expressive paintings by Swampscott resident Tom Jefferies, a native of Bath, England. After studying design and business in England, Jefferies moved to Boston in 2000 where he worked in the publishing industry. He now paints full time. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

EXHIBIT RECEPTION. On view through Thursday, Oct. 24, Abbot Public Library, Virginia A. Carten Gallery, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Reception for The Magic of Lines, featuring mixed media paintings by graphic and fine artist Grigor Grigoryants. Exhibit on view through Oct. 24. 781-631-1481,

SECOND WIND. On view through Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Grosvenor Park Nursing Center and Rehab, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Vinnin Square, Salem. Second Wind is a collaborative exhibit of paintings by Marblehead residents Linda Lea Bertrand, Barbara Dowd, and Gloucester resident Isobelle K. Brown. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. Handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-741-5700.