Thursday, Jan. 17
Beverly: “Pack of Wolves” exhibit reception, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St. Solo exhibition of Jenn Houle’s recent works illustrates the transfer of energy through organisms with paint, collage and sculptural installation. Also, Opal Puckett will perform at the reception. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-867-9604.
Beverly: Rep. Jerry Parisella Office Hours, 5 to 6 p.m., Beverly City Hall, 191 Cabot St. 617-722-2460.
Peabody: Sen. Joan Lovely Office Hours, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Peabody City Hall, Wiggin Auditorium, 24 Lowell St. For residents of 2nd Essex District. Appointments recommended in case of cancellation or inclement weather. 617-722-1410.
Ipswich: Old Ipswich Rum Tour & Tasting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Turkey Shore Distilleries, 23 Hayward St., Unit 8. Join Essex Heritage at Turkey Shore Distilleries for an evening reconnecting to a significant part of New England’s past, and taste a line of handcrafted, local rums. Attendees must be 21 or older to sample the spirits. Children must be accompanied by parents. Reservations required at www.essexheritage.org/membership/events. $17/Essex Heritage members, $24/nonmembers. 978-740-0444.
Danvers: Empty Bowls Dinner Party, 6 p.m., St. John’s Prep, Memorial Dining Hall, 72 Spring St. Handmade, one-of-a-kind bowls, created by students at St. John’s, may be purchased at the event to fill with delicious soups donated by local restaurants and food shops. Guests are asked to make a minimum $10 donation per bowl. SwingTown!, St. John’s a cappella group, will provide musical entertainment. All proceeds benefit Haven From Hunger in Peabody. www.stjohnsprep.org.
Salem: PEM/PM: Charleston/Chaplin: 1920s Style, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square. Celebrate flappers, fashion, film and music from the Roaring ’20s. Hear fashion historian Michelle Tolini Finamore discuss the Jazz Age flapper, watch a Charlie Chaplin film and then try out some dance moves with teachers from the New School of Swing. Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Cafe. Free/members and Salem residents, $10/nonmembers. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.