SPAGHETTI SUPPER FUNDRAISER. Thursday, Nov. 15, 5:30 to 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church of the North Shore, O’Neill Hall, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Menu includes spaghetti, sauce, meatballs, salad and breads. To help Ma Duke’s feed 1,000 less fortunate North Shore residents on Thanksgiving. $10/adults, $5/children. Free-will donations accepted. 978-774-1150.
“A MATTER OF TASTE.” Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. All Care Hospice will host 11th annual charity auction and wine tasting, featuring fine wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, carving and pasta stations, desserts, several auction items, and more. All proceeds benefit All Care Hospice patient care, bereavement and volunteer programs, which support patients and their families through the end-of-life journey. $60/person. 781-244-1633, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.allcare.org.
COMEDY NIGHT. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Village Green, 225 Newbury St., Danvers. The Friends of Danvers Dog Park’s fundraiser features host Dave Rattigan, Jimmy Dunn, Kyle Crawford and Jessica Casciano. Includes raffle prizes and comedy to benefit the Friends of Danvers Dog Park, a group of residents working to build a dedicated dog park in Danvers. $20/advance, $25 at the door. email@example.com, 978-884-4866 or www.friendsofdanversdogpark.com/.
30TH ANNIVERSARY TURKEY SHOOT. Friday, Nov. 16, 6 p.m., Witchcraft Heights Elementary School, 1 Frederick St., Salem. 10 rounds of raffles; each round includes prizes of local gift certificates, gift baskets, merchandise, raffles for three turkeys, tin of cookies, harvest vegetable basket and apple pie. Tickets run $2 to $3 per round. Also, individual raffle tickets for the Grand Raffles table available for purchase; prizes include hotel stays, remote car starter, car stereo, portable DVD player, lottery ticket trees and more. Event raises money for field trips, cultural activities, school events. $2 admission includes entry into $100 door prize. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
BEVERLY LITTLE LEAGUE SCRAP METAL DRIVE. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Harry Ball Field, 410 Essex St., Beverly. Recycle unwanted items: aluminum siding, barbecue grills, batteries, electronic motors, fans, fire extinguishers, lawn mowers (no fluids), microwave ovens, toasters, tools, baby strollers and more. Televisions or monitors not accepted. Drive raises funds for Beverly Little League. Laurie.firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-527-5963.
“LOVE IS MAGIC” FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m., Holy Ghost Society, 20 Howley St., Peabody. Silent auction, raffles, light refreshments and entertainment by DJ B-Lock. $35/ticket. Fundraiser for The Neal O’Brien Jr. Love is Magic Foundation Inc., which helps families of children treated at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Children’s Hospital Boston dealing with medical crises. Tickets at 978-979-3955.
“HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS” FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Nov. 17, 4 to 8:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Hall, 24 St. Peter St., Salem. For African Development through Drum and Dance. Features an open drum jam at 4 p.m., followed by Sisters in Dance at 5:15 p.m., Akwaaba Dance Ensemble at 6 p.m. and Machine 475 at 7:15 p.m. Tickets cost $10/advance, $15/at the door, free/children under 12. www.a3dinc.org.
ANNUAL HARVEST CONCERT & AUCTION. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. Features musical performances by Concert Choir, Harmony Honors Chorus, Kings of the Beach and the Dell Belles and dozens of silent auction items. Free admission; all proceeds benefit school’s vocal music department. Raffle tickets cost $5/each, $10/three, $15/five. Baked goods also available. email@example.com.
MILLINERY RUNWAY SHOW WITH STEPHEN JONES. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Featuring 42 couture hats from Jones’ personal collection. Also, try on Jones’ hats and styles from other designers available for purchase in the museum shop. Hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Also, Jones will discuss his exhibit “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones,” what inspires him, how to choose the perfect hat for any occasion and more. Lynda Hartigan and Juliette Fritsch will join discussion. $45/PEM members and Salem residents, $55/nonmembers. Advance reservations required. pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
THE ORCHESTRA ON THE HILL. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., Grand Ballroom, Castle Hill, Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Concert titled “Music From the First Period: Works by 17th & 18th Century Masters,” part of Ipswich’s weeklong celebration of “Ipswich is First ... Period,” an homage to harvest, hearth and home. Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the nation. $15/ticket. www.ipswichvisitorcenter.org.
“FOUR-HAND PIANO DUO” CONCERT. Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Part of the church’s Music in the Woods series. Duo includes Bonnie Anderson and Donna Gross Javel performing a creative and varied program. $20/adults, $15/seniors and students, free/children under 12. 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.
BOSTON ARTISTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Friday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Marine Hall, Salem. Boston premiere of Boccherini’s string quintet in C, G. 349, followed by the Dvorak Sextet in A and the Brahms Sextet in G. Concert features violinists Yura Lee and Irina Muresanu, violists Roger Tapping and Lila Brown, and cellists Jonathan Miller and Blaise Dejardin. $20/PEM members, $24/nonmembers, $12/students. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
“HARRY — AN ADULT FABLE IN TWO ACTS.” The Salem Theatre Company presents Georgette Beck’s show through Saturday, Nov. 17, running at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. The show, directed by Kristine Burke, is a Mugford Street Players production as part of the STC Music & More Series at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for students. www.salemtheatre.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-790-8546.
NORTH SHORE PIANO TEACHERS’ RECITAL. Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 4 Ocean St., Beverly. First recital of the 2012-2013 season. Students of teachers in the Guild will perform. Free. 781-592-6842 or www.nspianoguild.org.
FELLSWATER CONCERT. Monday, Nov. 19, 7 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Evening of Celtic music, presented by Boston’s dynamic Celtic music ensemble. The all-instrumental group plays a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions, drawing from the heritage of all the Celtic nations, focusing on the rich and varied music from Scotland, Ireland and Brittany. The band’s instrumentation changes depending on the musical selection and includes whistle, Irish flute, bouzouki, guitar, mandolin, violin, smallpipes and border pipes. www.libraryinsight.net/eventdetails.asp?jx=pap&lmx =251881&v=3.
Children and families
MEET FLYING YANKEE TOY TRAIN DESIGNER. Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Join Ben Merry as he signs copies of the Flying Yankee, the three-car, wind-up, tin replica of the silver train that arrived in Boston in 1935. Merry is a longtime train engineer and designer of this collectible train. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
“NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS AND BIRDS OF PREY.” Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Jim Parks of Wingmasters will present four live birds of prey and authentic artifacts. Parks will explain and show how different Native American cultures transformed natural materials into objects of beauty. Program for audience of older elementary schoolchildren, teenagers and adults. Free. 978-412-8713 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
THANKSGIVING STORY TIME & CRAFT. Saturday, Nov. 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Stories of food, fun and giving thanks, followed by a creative craft to take home. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
TURKEY TIME BINGO. Saturday, Nov. 17, 12:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody. For children ages 5 to 9 with an adult. Prizes will be given. Seating is limited. Registration required at the library or 978-531-3380.
FAMILY WORKSHOP: GOURD AND PINECONE CENTERPIECES. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Bartlett Gallery, East India Square, Salem. Create art to celebrate the harvest and the season of giving thanks. For children ages 7 and up with adult. Advance reservations required. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
THE FLINT LIBRARY GOES HOLLYWOOD. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Author David Ira Rottenberg will read his newest picture book, “Gwendolyn Goes Hollywood,” while the dancers from Helene Joy School of Dance perform the story. A mini movement lesson for children will follow, and Rottenberg will sign copies of his book. Free. Attendees encouraged to bring their cameras. 978-774-8132.
FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St. “97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement” by Jane Ziegelman. New members welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk; alternate formats may be available. 978-921-6066.
BOOK OPENING. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Gaga Gallery, 459 Humphrey St., Swampscott. Local author Deahn Berrini will launch her second novel, “How to Earn Your Keep,” a fast-paced, character-driven novel exploring how economic stress can unravel one’s morality, and how sometimes an illuminating moment can bring one’s senses back. www.gallerygaga.com.
FALL BOOK SALE PREVIEW. Friday, Nov. 16, 5 to 8 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Members of the Friends of the Beverly Public Library are invited to a preview of the annual sale. Socialize and preview books. Regular book sale prices apply; $2/hardcovers, $1/paperbacks. Purchase limit of 15 books. Refreshments served. New memberships and renewals welcome at the door; cash and checks accepted. Memberships begin at $15. Book sale open during regular library hours through Nov. 25. 978-921-6062.
JEWISH BOOK MONTH EVENT. Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m., JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Editorial cartoonist Dr. George Freedman will present his new book of original editorial cartoons. Features brunch and an exhibit of some of Freedman’s favorite works. www.jccns.org. For tickets, call 781-631-8330.
LOCAL AUTHORS’ NIGHT. Monday, Nov. 19, 6 to 8 p.m., Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. Discover self-published or small-press-published local authors. Each author will be available to discuss his or her work and the publishing process. Authors’ books will be for sale; light refreshments served. Free admission. 978-887-1528.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. “The Dead Father” by Donald Barthelme. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; other formats may be available. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
HIKING FOR THE HOLIDAYS. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m., House of Pizza, 256 Georgetown Road, Boxford. Join Boxford Selectman Steve Davis for a hike suitable for all ages. Wear warm clothing and boots. Free. 978-887-7323, ext. 2.
Fairs and sales
SLEIGH BELL ARTISAN FAIR. Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, noon to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. New England artisans present handcrafted gifts. Appointment recommended for silhouette artist Carol Lebeaux’s hand-cut portraits. Also, bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the 17th annual Holiday Toy Drive. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
FRENCH MARKETPLACE PREVIEW PARTY AND FAIR. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 to 10 p.m., Old North Church, First Church of Christ, Parish Hall, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. Fun, food, drinks and entertainment. $20 admission. French Market Fair, open Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes children’s workshops, food tables, live music, handmade items, jewelry, Christmas crafts, gift baskets and artist-painted wooden codfish in silent auction. Breakfast available from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission. 781-631-1244.
DANE STREET CHURCH HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Photo booth, silent auction, used books, white elephant items, crafts, breakfast, lunch, lobster rolls, fish chowder, fudge, popcorn, pie, baked goods and more. www.danestchurch.org.
HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, 2 Dane St., Beverly. Crafts, silent auction, home-baked goods, new gifts, luncheon, Christmas decoration table, jewelry, plants and white elephant table. Proceeds benefit the church.
VENDOR AND CRAFT FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Clifton Lutheran Church, 150 Humphrey St., Marblehead. Breakfast from 9 to 10:30 a.m., tables of homemade local and international items for purchase, local vendors, baked goods at the Clifton Bakers’ Table, and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 781-631-4379 or Cliftonlutheran.com.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, corner of Ocean and Hale streets, Beverly. Visit from Santa Claus; a variety of fabric art, including handcrafted, one-of-a-kind tie-dyed silk scarves, baby onesies, woolen scarves and hats, hand-sewn fleece scarves, and purses; jewelry table, designer tabletop Christmas tree raffle, silent auction, white elephant, plants, holiday greens, ornaments and books; and traditional New England baked goods, jams and homemade condiments. A luncheon of clam chowder, chili, hot dogs and chicken salad will be served. All proceeds benefit the operation of the 140-year-old Episcopal parish and its community outreach ministries. 978-922-3438 or www.stpetersbeverly.org.
BEVERLY HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Games and prizes for kids, photos with Santa, professional crafters, silent auction, raffle items, baked goods, country store, white elephant room, and frozen apple crisps available for purchase. Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m., and fish chowder, chili, burgers on the grill and pie luncheon. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. www.fbcbeverly.org.
LET IT SNOW HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Church Congregational, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott. Silent auction, white elephant sale, lunch, antiques, prepared frozen meals, gently used clothing boutique, handmade gifts, baked goods and furniture. Free admission. Handicapped-accessible. 781-592-6081 or www.thefirstchurch.org.
CRAFT FAIR AND APPLE BAKE. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Smith Barn, 38 Felton St., Peabody. Peabody Historical Society & Museum will host its 31st annual fair with 50 artisans featuring creations from handmade jewelry to fabric items. Proceeds support maintenance of Society properties. Also, Peabody Garden Club will have arrangements available for purchase in the Felton Jr. House, door-decorating raffle, craft items and baked goods; proceeds go toward club’s scholarship fund. Ample parking, handicapped-accessible, free admission and refreshments. 978-531-0805.
ST. ROSE OF LIMA CHRISTMAS BAZAAR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Rose Church Hall, 12 Park St., Topsfield. Christmas greenery, handcrafts, jewelry, baked goods and pantry items, knits, adult and children bucket raffles, cash raffle, visit from Santa, and breakfast and lunch served. Free admission. 978-887-5505.
CARD SHOW & SILENT AUCTION. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Vittori-Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. Autographs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Billy Conigliaro, former Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewer and Oakland Athletics player. Several items available for auction. Benefit for the Beverly Vietnam Veterans Inc. Post No. 1, 1st Lt. Stephen H. Doane Chapter. $25/table. $1 admission for attendees over the age of 10. 207-650-3742 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCANDINAVIAN FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., Peabody. Baked goods, a country store, attic treasures, imported Scandinavian goods, crafts, quilted items, knit goods and grabs for children. Also, enjoy a luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. 978-535-5321.
ANNUAL TURKEY RAFFLE AND BAKE SALE. Saturday, Nov. 17, 12 to 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Holy Rosary Sodality, St. John the Baptist Polish Parish, 32 St. Peter’s St., Salem. Includes paczki, babki, strudels, baked goods, food baskets and more. 978-314-2003.
BALLROOM DANCE. Saturday, Nov. 17, 7 to 11 p.m., Peabody Knights of Columbus, 96 Main St. Complimentary Bolero dance lesson at 7:15 p.m., followed by ballroom dancing until 11 p.m. Air conditioning and cash bar. $15/general admission, $12/seniors ages 60 and older. Hosted by Paul and Doris Demers. email@example.com or 978-304-1064.
VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS. Through Monday, Dec. 24, Santa will take time off from his busy schedule to spread holiday cheer at the Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Visitors can share their Christmas lists and letters with Santa and his helpers; photo opportunities are also available. www.Facebook.com/NorthshoreMall or 978-531-3440.
MASTERS OF MINI 2012. Saturday, Nov. 17, 1 p.m., Cycles! 128, 107 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. Stimilon’s series returns to Cycles! 128 for the final round of its season. Barbecue, lights and racing through warehouses. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by practice at 11 a.m. and racing at 1 p.m. Racing all day with a nighttime finals under the lights. Rain, snow or shine. Bring racers. www.mastersofmini.com.
History and tours
“IPSWICH IS FIRST ... PERIOD”: OPEN HOUSE. Thursday, Nov. 15, 5 to 7 p.m., Whipple House, Alexander Knight House Replica and Paine House at Greenwood Farm in Ipswich. Open houses at three establishments as part of Ipswich’s weeklong homage to harvest, hearth and home. Ipswich has more First Period homes than any other town in the nation. www.ipswichvisitorcenter.org.
CANDLELIGHT STROLL & PAINE HOUSE TOUR. Thursday, Nov. 15, 6 to 8 p.m., Greenwood Farm, 47 Jeffreys Neck Road, Ipswich. The Trustees of Reservations presents. Free. 978-356-4351, ext. 4049.
FARMSTEAD AND OLD HOUSE TOUR. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m., Waldingfield Road parking area, off Route 1A, Ipswich. Leisurely walk reveals Appleton family tales and includes a visit to the dairy during milking time — ordinarily closed to the public. Free/Trustees members, $5/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 18, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SALTBOX GALLERY FALL SHOW AND SALE. Friday, Nov. 16, through Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saltbox Gallery, Coolidge Building, Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St. Features work by 17 juried artists, including oil and watercolor paintings, pottery, jewelry, carved birds, etchings, and wood turning. Opening reception Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. Free admission. Plenty of parking available. 978-468-1028.
GALLERY OPENING. Friday, Nov. 16, 7 to 9 p.m., Hall-Haskell House Gallery, 36 S. Main St., Ipswich. “Photography & Folk Art in Celebration of Ipswich” by Stoney Stone and Johanne Cassia. On view Nov. 20 through 25. Exhibit part of “Ipswich is First ... Period,” an homage to harvest, hearth and home. www.ipswichvisitorcenter.org.
11TH ANNUAL OPEN STUDIO AND SHOW. Saturday, Nov. 17, and Sunday, Nov. 18, 1 to 5 p.m., The Studio, 2 Emerald Ave., Salem. By Salem artist and art educator Paula Beaulieu. The show, titled “Point of View,” is inspired by Beaulieu’s spring trip to Holland and features watercolor, oil, acrylic paintings and mixed media on paper and canvas. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served. 978-744-8550 or www.connectwithyourcreativity.com.
“I’M DREAMING ...” Opening reception Saturday, Nov. 17, 5 to 8 p.m., Time & Tide Fine Art, 4 Market St., Ipswich. Exhibit features North Shore artists focusing on white as a main element. On view through Jan. 5. Reception is free; refreshments served. 978-238-8848.
HOLIDAY OPEN SHOW. Saturday, Nov. 17, 5 to 7 p.m., Brush Strokes Open Studios and Art Gallery, 14 Prospect St., Marblehead. Opening reception features works by several new and emerging local artists. www.brushstrokesgallerymarblehead.com, 781-929-1612 or email@example.com.
ARTIST’S RECEPTION. Saturday, Nov. 17, 5 to 8 p.m., Mingo Gallery and Custom Framing, 284 Cabot St., Beverly. Reception for local artist and conservator Timothy Neill. Free. Light refreshments served. On view through Friday, Nov. 30. Viewing hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 978-927-5964, firstname.lastname@example.org or mingogalleryandframe.com.
GROUP SHOW RECEPTION. Sunday, Nov. 18, 3 to 5 p.m., Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Grosvenor Park Nursing Center, Vinnin Square, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Exhibit features a collection of paintings by the art students of Connie Castucci from the Jack Satter House in Revere. Exhibit on view through Jan. 3. Handicapped-accessible. 978-741-5700.
“LOCAL SCENES.” On view through Nov. 29 at the Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Exhibit of drawings, paintings and photographs by Guild of Beverly Artists members Natalie Bacheller, Paul Ciaramitaro, Andi Clark, Mary Higgins, Martha Lincoln, Priscilla Prince, Ron Pruett, Mary Scannell, Margaret Thorndike, Agnes Walls and Anna Marie Walsh. Oils, watercolors, acrylics and photography on view in the Sohier Room. 978-921-6062.
“ELUCIDATIONS.” On view throughout November at Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Features illustrations by Penelope “Penny” Neal. Exhibit may be seen before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service, or by appointment by calling 978-774-7582. www.nsuu.org.
EXPRESS YOURSELF: “PULSE.” On view through Jan. 4 in the Carol Grillo Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Features the artwork of more than 400 youths collectively created for and presented onstage at the Citi Performing Arts Center-Wang Theatre. 978-232-2655 or email@example.com.
ALL MIXED UP: MIXED MEDIA ART EXHIBIT. On view through Nov. 25 at The Gallery at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Eleven North Shore artists display the products of the Montserrat College of Art class that united them at Beverly’s Gallery at Porter Mill. Exhibit features a selection of differing takes on mixed media, two- and three-dimensional artwork, varying styles and techniques ranging from non-objective collage and sculpture to realistic imagery. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 5 to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.studioatportermill.com.
“GHOSTS OF DICKENS’ PAST.” Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. The Dickens Fellowship North of Boston Branch will screen movie that blends biographical details with Hollywood drama. www.hwlibrary.org.
“FLOW STATE.” Sunday, Nov. 18, 5 p.m., Endicott College auditorium, 376 Hale St., Beverly. The 63rd annual feature film and U.S. tour of Warren Miller’s ski and snowboard film. warrenmiller.com.
Lectures, presentations and discussions
PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING FILM CRITIC. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Wesley Morris will speak about his life as a film critic. $15/ticket, $10/Athenaeum members, free/students with ID. www.salemathenaeum.net or 978-744-2540.
“THE LIFE OF A MOBSTER.” Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 p.m., Wax Center Auditorium, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Author Phyllis Karas will question Kevin Weeks, Whitey Bulger’s top lieutenant, on his life of crime, prison and his present role in the Bulger prosecution. Free. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IMPROBABLE PLACES POETRY TOUR. Thursday, Nov. 15, 7 to 9 p.m., Cityside Diner, 275 Cabot St., Beverly. Montserrat College of Art tour featuring special guest and Buffalo poet Sara Ries. email@example.com or 978-969-2301.
“THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST ROWBOAT RACE: ACROSS THE ATLANTIC.” Friday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Thomas Mailhot will share his 58-day adventure, rowing the 3,000 miles across the Atlantic in 2001. Mailhot and John Zeigler represented the only American entry among 36 teams of competitors from around the world, racing with no contending prize money and facing sleep deprivation, seasickness, dehydration, stress, isolation and boredom in cramped living conditions. The two men, who built their 3,000-pound boat themselves, became documentary stars in the film “Row Hard No Excuses.” 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
PHOTOGRAPHY TALK. Sunday, Nov. 18, 4 p.m., Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. As part of her photography exhibit at the MAA, titled “Photography, My Passion and My Life –– A Retrospective,” Ulrike Welsch will talk about her life in photography. Reservations and a $5 donation are requested. 781-631-2608.
PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: JARRETT KROSOCZKA. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Prolific professional illustrator Krosoczka will talk about his passion for storytelling through images in children’s books and graphic novels. His well-known works “Punk Farm” and the “Lunch Lady” series are currently being adapted for film. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-867-9624.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Friday, Nov. 16, 9 p.m. to midnight, Take Two. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.
GULU-GULU. Nov. 15, 7 to 11 p.m., Dan Blakeslee’s Art Extravaganza; Nov. 16, 8 p.m., Mark T. Small; Nov. 17, 8 p.m., Pitch Black Ribbons. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. Nov. 16, Julie Dougherty. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Nov. 15, John Aruda Trio; Nov. 16, Megan McKenzie/Jeff Buckridge Duo; Nov. 17, Sò Sol; Nov. 18, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. All shows are 10 p.m. to midnight unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-774-9653 or www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Nov. 15, Lydia Harrell; Nov. 16, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam; Nov. 17, JAH-N-I Roots Band; Nov. 18, 7 to 10 p.m., John Aruda and Friends; Nov. 19, Open mike with Orville Giddings; Nov. 21, Ali Manion. All events 9 to 11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Nov. 16, Girls, Guns and Glory with Robby Hecht opening. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. show. 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Tickets $16 in advance at 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org, Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or Arnould Gallery. $19 at the door. www.meandthee.org.