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February 21, 2013

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Add some sparkle to your day at Wenham Museum's “Bring on the Bling!” event from 10 a.m. to noon, at 132 Main St., in Wenham. Get inspiration from the museum’s “Spingle Spangle: The Sequin” costume exhibit and, with the help of artist instructor Margaurita Spears, decorate a papier-mache box with decoupage and embellishments. The drop-off program is for children ages 6 and older. Admission is $8 for museum members and $12 for nonmembers. For more information, visit www.wenhammuseum.org or call 978-468-2377.

What are the perks of being a wallflower? Find out at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library's teen movie screening of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” and drama and romance film based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky. The movie is rated PG-13 and will light up the library's big screen from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Admission is free and movie-goers can bring their own popcorn and a pillow. For more information, visit www.hwlibrary.org. The library is located at 14 Union St., in South Hamilton.

There's something funny about Kylie and Mark's Comedy Throw-Up at 9 p.m. tonight. Andrew Durso will host the event at CinemaSalem, located at 1 East India Square in Salem. Comedians Kylie Alexander, Mark Gallagher, Gary Petersen, Matt Watson, Ian Von Steffen, and Riley Knispel will show off their whit and humor, followed by live performances by local bands, The BFs and Fat Creeps. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at the door or pre-ordered at http://kmcomedythrowup.eventbrite.com/.

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