, Salem, MA

November 1, 2012

North Shore Entertainment Calendar

The Salem News

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“ILLUSIONS” BENEFIT FASHION EVENT. Thursday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Lorraine Roy Designer Collections hosts event to benefit the breast oncology program at Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. Event includes cocktails and magic, dinner, Howl at the Moon dueling pianos, and a high-end fashion show. Kim Carrigan will emcee the evening. 978-774-0825 or

GREEN TEAM CAN AND BOTTLE DRIVE. Friday, Nov. 2, 2 to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon, Centerville Elementary School parking lot, 17 Hull St., Beverly. Grade four and five students will raise money for the club’s activities. Collections of returnable beverage glass bottles, plastic bottles and aluminum cans may be dropped off in the school’s parking lot.

ANNUAL LEGACY CELEBRATION. Friday, Nov. 2, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. St. John the Evangelist School’s event features a wine, microbrew and spirits tasting provided by Depot Liquors in Beverly. The 2012 legacy honorees are Michael and Elizabeth Dellisola, David P. Mahoney, Bruce Doig, and Bill and Noreen Bolt. In addition to honoring generous contributors, the event will benefit the school’s mission to provide quality Catholic education. 978-922-0048 or

BEER, WINE AND CHOCOLATE. Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. The library presents Maia Gosselin, owner of Sip Wine Education, for an evening of wine sampling, cheeses and handmade chocolates, created by local business owner Amy Peterson. Chocolates are all-natural and the same ones made for events including the Golden Globes and Oscars. $20/person. Purchase tickets in advance at 781-596-8868. Attendees must be 21 and older. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library.

CHARITY YARD SALE. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 a.m. to noon, Cove Community Center, 19 E. Corning St., Beverly. To benefit Friends of Cove Park. Roberta Chirco,

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Landmark School, 429 Hale St., Beverly. Public welcome to bring used and unwanted electronics for proper disposal. Fees range from $5 to $15. Funds support Landmark’s service trip to Jamaica.

TROUT UNLIMITED NOR’EAST CHAPTER BANQUET. Saturday, Nov. 3, 5 p.m., Ipswich Masonic Hall, 70 Topsfield Road. To celebrate this year’s accomplishments; dinner, raffles and auction prizes. The Nor’East Chapter is a local conservation organization committed to rebuilding the once-prolific trout fishery on the North Shore. Tickets $20 prepaid at; $25 at the door, $10 children 12 and under.

VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY PARADE FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 to 11 p.m., Peabody Elks, 40 Oak St. Sept. 22 parade is slated to cost nearly $60,000. Fundraiser includes entertainment by the Dirty Floor Boards. $10/ticket, available at Peabody Elks, VFW Post 1240 in Swampscott or 781-599-1240.

Music and theater

“I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE.” Thursday, Nov. 1, and Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Black Box Theater, Endicott College, Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. The Endicott Drama Club presents a musical comedy celebration of the mating game: taking on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum known as “the relationship.” $15/general, $10/seniors and students from other schools, free/Endicott College ID holders. 978-232-7701 or

JACK THE RIPPER BY DELVENA THEATRE CO. Friday, Nov. 2, 10:15 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Learn the details of the ghastly murders of five women from London in 1888. Meet the top suspects in the murders. The audience will have the opportunity to question each of the suspects and make their own conclusion as to who the “real” Jack the Ripper was. Discussion with the cast following the show.

“WORKING: A MUSICAL.” Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 3, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Nov. 6, and Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Margaret Jensen Theatre, Gordon College, Barrington Center for the Arts, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Presented by the Department of Theatre Arts. From the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. 978-867-3400 or

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF.” Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School, Ferrini Dramatics Center, 775 Bay Road, Hamilton. Directed by Chris Shailor. $10/students and seniors, $12/adults. 978-468-0400.

“HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES.” Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4, 2:30 p.m., Mary Weld Pingree Center for the Arts, Pingree School, 573 Highland St., Hamilton. Theatrical adaptation of Salman Rushdie’s novel. Suitable for all ages. $10 suggested donation. Handicapped-accessible. 978-468-4415.

THOMPSON CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES. Mia Chung and Alina Polyakov, Friday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Pianists Chung and Polyakov, longtime colleagues on the Gordon piano faculty, perform a concert of music for two pianos, featuring a newly commissioned work by the distinguished composer-in-residence, Carol Barnett. $20/general, $10/seniors.

“ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE.” Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 and 9 p.m., Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School St. Live improv comedy. Must be 18 and over to attend, or accompanied by a parent or guardian. $15/general seating. Purchase tickets at or at The Spirit of ’76 Bookstore on Pleasant Street in Marblehead.

U2CHARIST CONCERT. Saturday, Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m., Tabernacle Congregational Church, UCC, 50 Washington St., Salem. Fourth annual show features live music by U2 performed by local musicians, including Salem High School’s a cappella group WitchPitch? Free admission; donations of nonperishable food benefits local food pantry. Monetary donations benefit Heifer International, an organization that fights extreme world poverty by bringing agricultural education and livestock to communities throughout the world. Handicapped-accessible. 978-744-3164 or

“CONCERTS IN THE BARN” MUSIC SERIES. Sunday, Nov. 4, 4 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Topsfield Town Library’s series kicks off with The Rich Greenblatt Group, a jazz quintet playing original compositions performed by a solid band of Berklee professors and special guest saxophonist Allan Chase. Seating is limited; doors open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is free; refreshments served. or 978-887-9137.

Lectures and presentations

COMING OF AGE IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD. Friday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Barbara Vinick and Shulamit Reinharz will share stories by authors from 78 countries on six continents; stories reflect the history and legacy of Jews throughout the Diaspora. Free. 978-744-0804 or

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR OF THE DANVERS ARCHIVAL CENTER. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. The Essex National Heritage Commission presents, with historian and Danvers town archivist Richard Trask. Learn about the significance of the town’s Archival Center and see some of the center’s rarely seen items and artifacts. Space is limited, and reservations are required at $7/Essex Heritage members, $10/nonmembers. 978-740-0444.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS AT THE OLD HOUSE LECTURE SERIES. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., Appleton Farms, Route 1A, Ipswich. The Trustees cultural resources manager at Ipswich, Susan Hill Dolan, presents “From Portraits to Pony-Carts: The Historic Collection of the Appleton Family in Ipswich.” $15/members, $20/nonmembers. Light refreshments served. Registration required. 978-356-5728, ext. 18, or

MONDAY MORNINGS: “DEALERS’ CHOICE.” Monday, Nov. 5, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public library, 32 Essex St. Pianist Dan Murphy, bass player Pierre LeMieux and singer Maureen Pilot will perform personal favorites from their repertoire of 20th-century American song classics. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Free lecture series for seniors. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062 or

MONTHLY BROWN BAG LUNCH EVENT. Monday, Nov. 5, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Museum curator Katherine Chaison will highlight some of the museum’s seldom-seen objects in “Collection Gems.” Free/museum members and Ipswich seniors, $5/nonmembers. 978-356-2811 or

LORDS, LADIES & MUMMIES: HIGHCLERE CASTLE. The Real Downton Abbey, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m., Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Architectural historian Curt DiCamillo will explore Highclere Castle, linking it to other Victorian country houses, including Mentmore Towers, Knebworth House and Cliveden. He will also explain how the fictional Downton plot line has unexpected echoes to the family house and family’s complex history. Register at $30/members, $40/nonmembers.

MEGA QUAKES! Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Ipswich Performing Arts Center, Ipswich Middle School, 135 High St. Dr. Alan Kafka, Boston College Educational Seismology Project director, presents on the recent earthquakes in Haiti, Sumatra and Japan. Free. 978-356-6649.

“WENHAM’S CIVIL WAR MONUMENT.” Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Local historian Jack Hauck will present. Learn about Wenham’s Civil War soldiers, who built the monument, what building costs were, park and monument owner, and other information.

“NORTH SHORE PRIVATEERS IN THE WAR OF 1812.” Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., Felton-Smith Historic Site, Felton Street, Peabody. The Peabody Historical Society will feature a lecture by Michael Rutstein. Learn how privateers, private, armed vessels, received government commissions to seize an enemy’s vessels in time of war. They attacked merchant ships and claimed their cargo as prizes. Free/Society members, $5/nonmembers. Wheelchair-accessible. 978-531-0805 or

WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE SERIES. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Dow curator Stephanie Gaskins continues her popular Ipswich Neighborhood Walk lecture series with a focus on the downtown. Gaskins will facilitate a discussion and encourage audience participation by sharing stories, pictures and memorabilia as she “walks” into the downtown. Free/museum members and audience participants, $10/nonmembers. 978-356-2811 or


DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION. Thursday, Nov. 1, 1 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “The Hotel New Hampshire” by John Irving. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion title available at checkout desk; other formats may be available. 978-921-6062 or

KICK OFF JEWISH BOOK MONTH WITH SUPERMAN. Thursday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Larry Tye will discuss his new biography, “Superman.” Tye explores Superman’s Jewish connection in his book. Purchase tickets at 781-631-8330.

COLUMNIST DISCUSSES DEBUT NOVEL. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., JCC of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. Boston Globe columnist Meredith Goldstein will discuss her “The Singles” as part of the JCC’s celebration of Jewish Book Month. Share a cocktail with Goldstein prior to the event. Purchase tickets at 781-631-8330.


WOODLAND NIGHT WALK. Friday, Nov. 2, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 6 and older. Join instructor Andrew Prazar for a walk that will spark senses while venturing into the night in search of deer, owls, flying squirrels and other nighttime forest dwellers. Meet in front of Visitor Center. $7/members, $9/nonmembers; $6/child member, $7/nonmember. Registration required. 978-887-9264 or

OTTERS, BEAVERS, AND MUSKRATS, OH MY! Saturday, Nov. 3, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 6 and older. Visit the numerous wetlands on the sanctuary with instructor Andrew Prazar and explore active and abandoned beaver lodges, scan the marshes for signs of muskrats, and search for signs of otter activity. Construct and test a beaver dam and lodge. Dress for weather. Meet in front of Visitor Center. Registration required. $7/members, $9/nonmembers; $6/child members, $7/child nonmembers. 978-887-9264 or

NATURE JOURNALING WORKSHOP. Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 6 and older. Join instructors Meg and Victor Atkins in an exploration of the journaling process along the trails of the sanctuary. Journaling involves writing, labeling, drawing and making notes about observations and wonders. Meet in the Nature Center. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Registration required. $8/members, $10/nonmembers; $7/child member, $8/nonmember. 978-887-9264 or

IRWA FALL HIKE. Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 to 4 p.m., Bradley Palmer State Park, Asbury Street, Topsfield. With the Ipswich River Watershed Association. Explore the Ipswich River in the state park. or 978-412-8200.

Holiday festivities

SANTA CLAUS ARRIVES. On Saturday, Nov. 3, 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. Santa will be in town on Mondays through Sundays through Dec. 24. or 978-531-3440.

Learn something new

“BEACHES 101.” Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Beverly Cooperative Bank Community Room, 87 Lafayette St., Salem. Salem Sound Coastwatch will host a two-hour classroom session to learn all about beaches. Information includes sources of pollution, what causes beaches to either erode or grow bigger, invasive species in the water or on the beach, marine debris and the role it plays in the food chain, and more. Free. Registration requested at or 978-741-7900.

ANTIQUES APPRAISAL DAY. Saturday, Nov. 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will host Kaminski appraiser Mary Westcott. $10 per item, or three for $25. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. No jewelry, coins or stamps appraised; participants may bring photos of large items. 781-596-8867.

TECH TUESDAYS: FLICKR AND PINTEREST. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. First Tuesday of each month features a one-hour workshop on technology. Workshop’s topic is Flickr and Pinterest. Free. 978-887-7323.


ARTIST DEMONSTRATION. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to noon, Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. David P. Curtis, an out-of-doors painter, will present. Bring brushes and paint.

2012 HARVEST ART FESTIVAL: “DRAWN TO BROOKSBY.” Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Brooksby Farm, 54 Felton St., Peabody. GreenPeabody, in collaboration with the Peabody School District and Peabody Institute Library, presents, featuring the talents and creative expressions of all Peabody schoolchildren in kindergarten through grade 12. Collections include paintings, drawings, photography and 3-D projects. Free. Refreshments and entertainment provided.

ANNUAL FALL SHOW. Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, noon to 4 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. Danvers Art Association’s “Gallery 62” juried show, featuring oil, acrylics, watercolors, photography, jewelry and crafts. All items made by Danvers Art Association members and available for purchase. Award ribbons will be given in all categories. Free admission.

PAINTING EXHIBIT. On view Friday, Nov. 2, through Thursday, Nov. 29, Topsfield Town Library, 1 S. Common St. Opening reception on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2 to 4 p.m. Exhibit features new and seasoned paintings by Miranda Updike. Viewing hours are Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, noon to 5 p.m.

HAT-FULL OF ART RECEPTION. Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m., Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Artist reception for annual Mass Art Education Association exhibit, which showcases top-quality work produced by artists that bring visual arts education to the children of the commonwealth. Free. Exhibit on view through Sunday, Nov. 11. 978-542-7890 or

Fairs, festivals

and sales

WINTER FARMERS MARKET. Thursday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m., Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Local produce from local farms, fresh baked goods, flavored organic butter, mushrooms, soup, artisan soap and more. The market runs for eight weeks, from 3 to 6 p.m. 978-744-0004 or

ST. ANN’S BAZAAR. Friday, Nov. 2, 5 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Ann’s Church hall, 140 Lynn St., Peabody. Raffles, food and private vendors. Free admission. 978-531-3945.

CRANE ESTATE ART SHOW. Preview show on Friday, Nov. 2, 7 to 10 p.m., Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Be among the first to view and purchase submissions at the annual preview party. Enjoy live music, catered hors d’oeuvres and an open bar. Meet the artists. $50/Trustees members, $60/nonmembers. Reserve a spot in advance at or 978-356-4351, ext. 4015. Also, Crane Estate Art Show and Sale on Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. View more than 150 pieces of art highlighting the beauty of North Shore landscapes and landmarks. Special exhibition of North Shore student artwork in the casino complex. Proceeds benefit the Trustees of Reservations and the artists. Prints available for sale. Free. 978-356-4351 or

HARVEST FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 3, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St., Beverly. Crafts, holiday decorations, quilts, baked goods, grandma’s attic, knitted items books, silent auction, raffles, jewelry and more. Breakfast and lunch cafe. 978-922-5135.

HARBORLIGHT NURSERY SCHOOL YARD SALE. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church gym, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Children’s clothing, baby and toddler gear, household goods, books, 50-50 raffle, and more. Fresh baked goods and coffee will be available. 978-927-9030.

HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., South Congregational Church, 60 Prospect St., Peabody. Handmade scarves, shawls, aprons, crafts, homemade breads, cookies, candies, beans, attic treasure room, jewelry room, silent auction and more. Located across from Macy’s.

SKI, SKATE, BOARD AND RIDE CONSIGNMENT EVENT. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 4, noon to 3 p.m., Cutler School, Asbury Street, Hamilton. New and consigned equipment and apparel for skiing, skating/hockey, snowboarding and horseback riding for adults and children. Portion of the proceeds benefit the Friends of Cutler Elementary School. To consign or for more information, email, or visit

22ND ANNUAL USED TOY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston Road, Topsfield. Free admission. Shop 5,000 square feet of gently-used cozy coups, trains, play kitchens, Legos and more. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early for the more sought-after toys. All proceeds support Community Giving Tree’s mission to provide children’s clothing and baby equipment to local children in need. For more information about the Toy Fair or Community Giving Tree, visit

HOLIDAY FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Turtle Creek, 401 Essex St., Beverly. Fair includes white elephant, small furniture items, hand crafted items, bake table, raffle tickets, and lunch. Parking provided. 978-927-6217.

13TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peabody House, 18 Walnut St., Peabody. The 13th annual Holiday Bazaar includes sportswear; fresh-caught lobster, homemade jams, jellies, relish, baked goods; handmade knitted items; raffle table; new and used boxed jewelry, toys, holiday items; open kitchen with homemade soups and sandwiches. All prices are reasonable and negotiable. Rain or shine.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR & CRAFTERS FAIR. Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Salem Knights of Columbus, Main Hall, 94 Washington Square East, Salem. Several crafters and vendor tables, raffle tables with basket and gift items, a 50-50 raffle, and free door prizes. Raffle drawings will be held at 2:30 p.m.; winners do not need to be present. Proceeds benefit local Salem charities. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.

NORTH SHORE BAZAAR. Sunday, Nov. 4, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., Community Covenant Church, 33 Lake St., Peabody. Fifth annual North Shore Bazaar celebrates fair trade in local economies. Event includes vendors of local food, arts and crafts, live music, and fairly-traded merchandise from around the world. 978-535-5321, or visit North Shore Bazaar on Facebook.

ANNUAL PENNY SALE. Monday, Nov. 5, 5 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Post 227, 69 River Road, Middleton. American Legion’s annual Penny Sale. Win prizes for pennies and support troops and veterans. Raffles, 50/50 and more. Doors open at 5 p.m.; raffles begin at 7 p.m.


FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Friday, Nov. 2, 9 p.m. to midnight, The Soul Review Project. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.

GULU-GULU. Nov. 1, 8 to 11 p.m., Rory Mcharg; Nov. 2, 8 to 11 p.m., Underwater Airport; Nov. 3, 8 to 11 p.m., Blue James Band. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.

HARDCOVER CAFE. Nov. 2, Lee Hawkins. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.

HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Nov. 1, Vein; Nov. 2, Mary Lou Lord; Nov. 3, Delvis; Nov. 4, 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

ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Nov. 2, Don White and Christine Lavin. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. show. 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Tickets $25 in advance at 781-631-8987,, Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or Arnould Gallery. $28 at the door.

RED ROCK BISTRO. Nov. 4, noon to 3 p.m., Janine Graham with Erik Ringstad on guitar, and Steve Aubert on keys. 141 Humphrey St., Swampscott.