Friday, Aug. 9
Beverly: Summer Fairy Tale Musical Series: “Alice in Wonderland,” 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road. Tickets range $10 to $12. 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
Ipswich: Children’s Treasure Hunt at The Great House on Castle Hill, 11 to 11:45 a.m., 290 Argilla Road. For families with children ages 4 to 8. A 45-minute guided treasure hunt throughout the Crane family mansion. $10/nonmember adult and child, $5 for each additional child; $8/adult member and one child. Pre-registration required at www.ttor.org/things-to-do/.
Topsfield: Family Dusk Paddle: Discovering Wetlands, 6 to 8 p.m. at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Paddle through the winding backwaters lined with cattails and other marsh plants and look for hidden wildlife. Using buckets and strainers, sample the aquatic life to learn more about what lives underwater. All equipment provided; participants must be able to swim. Cost $15 adults and $13 children (member discounts available). Suitable for family and children ages 6 to 16. Registration required. 978-887-9264.
Beverly: Ballroom with a Twist, 8 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road. Celebrity professionals from “Dancing with the Stars” will dance with finalists from “So You Think You Can Dance” along with live vocals provided by finalists from “American Idol.” Tickets cost $59 to $69. 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.
Saturday, Aug. 10
Salem: Salem Jazz and Soul Fest Berklee Summer Series concert, 5 to 7 p.m., featuring Nick Hakim at Derby Square in Salem. Free. www.salemjazzsoul.com.
Beverly: Celebrity Concert featuring Harvey Robbins’ Royalty of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Superstars of Motown and Legends of Las Vegas, 8 p.m. at the North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road. Includes “America’s Got Talent” finalist Pete Peterkin; The Contours, Stars of Dirty Dancing; The Original Vandellas, Dave Somerville, original lead singer of The Diamonds; The Ink Spots; and Ritchie Valens Revue. Tickets range $40.50 to $55. 978-232-7200 or www.nsmt.org.