“SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET.” Presented by The Producer’s Society at Gordon College, Jan. 25 and 26 and Jan. 28 through Feb. 2 at 7 p.m., Margaret Jensen Theatre, Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Tickets $12 general admission, $7 for students and faculty, available at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/ EventSearch?presenter= Gordon or at the box office 30 minutes before each performance. http://gordonsweeneytodd.wordpress.com/.
“INHERIT THE WIND.” Presented by Marblehead Little Theatre, Jan. 25 through Feb. 3, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., 12 School St., Marblehead. Based on a trial in 1925 when Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan battled in a courtroom over free speech, science and the forces of creationism. Tickets cost $23 for adults; special $15 student rate for matinees only. Available at www.mltlive.org or Spirit of ’76 Bookstore.
VISIT FROM COMEDIAN JUSTON MCKINNEY. Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m., Onion Town Grill, 175 Water St., Danvers. McKinney, known for his two Comedy Central specials and “Tonight Show” appearances, will present an evening of comedy with local comedians Jeff Koen, Jessie Bickford, Tim Willis and Peter Bakula. $20/ticket, available at www.scampscomedy.com.
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QR CODE SCAVENGER HUNT. Friday, Jan. 25, 4 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Teens are invited for a hunt throughout the library using their smartphones, iPods or iPads to scan QR codes. The winning team will receive iTunes cards. Refreshments served. Free. 978-887-7323.
WETLANDS IN WINTER. Saturday, Jan. 26, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join sanctuary director Carol Decker for an exploration of the ice-covered marshes. Search for marsh wren nests, possibly examine a muskrat house, look for mink and weasel activity, and identify wetland plants by their winter buds. Dress warmly and wear waterproof boots. $12/nonmembers, $10/Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required. 978-887-9264.