WALK FOR A NEW SPRING. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2:30 p.m., Veterans Memorial Bridge, Salem. Buddhist monks and walkers meet at Veterans Memorial Bridge at 2:30 p.m., then walk to City Hall and meet Mayor Kim Driscoll at 3:30 p.m. A potluck will be held at 6 p.m. at the First Church of Salem, 316 Essex St. Walkers and monks will join in conversation and reflection when Charmaine White Face, Zumila Wobaga, of Ogala Sioux Tribe discusses uranium mining from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Free. 978-740-9917.
Vacation week activities
TIME FOR TEETH. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month with local dentist Dr. Priscilla Magnuson. Stories and songs about teeth, gums and dentists. All ages welcome. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
SKATEBOARD WORKSHOP. The Community Architecture Lab, a nonprofit design studio based in Salem, will hold a five-day workshop for students to learn how to construct a high-performance longboard deck, including trucks, wheels and bearings. The class will run Feb. 18 through 22 at two separate times: 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Cost is $300 per person and includes materials and hardware. The class will be held at 209 Essex St., Salem. http://www.uvarchlab.org/.
MONDAY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK AT PEM. Monday, Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Part of weeklong celebration of the many ways that people play around the world. Events include giant games and games from different cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; abstract magnetic puzzles, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; indoor hopscotch design, 1 to 4 p.m.; yo-yo show from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; and a screening of “Alice in Wonderland” from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Included with museum admission. Advance reservations required. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
ART & SPORTS. Monday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to noon, Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Play organized games in the gym for 30 minutes, followed by a 30-minute art project. Wear gym clothes and sneakers. For ages 3 to 5. $10/person. 978-356-9622.
MARBLE COASTERS. Monday, Feb. 18, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Explore the physics of fun. Build and test a marble coaster and attempt to incorporate a loop or jump. Learn about the forces of gravity and kinetic and potential energy. Marble coasters will be built using everyday household materials. Program for ages 7 to 10. $10/person. 978-356-9622.
PEABODY RECREATION DEPARTMENT. Open gyms, Feb. 19 to 22, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at McCarthy School and Brown School, games, sports, arts and crafts, and a field trip on Feb. 21; American Girl Workshop, Feb. 19, 1 to 4 p.m., for ages 5 to 10; Lego Avengers, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon, play with the new superhero mini-figures and build Lego creations, for ages 5 to 10; Introduction to Babysitting, Feb. 20, 9:30 to noon, program emphasizes personal safety, accident prevention, basic first aid, handling emergencies, choking, poisoning, infant and child care, for ages 12 to 15. Register at www.peabody-ma.gov/parks_rec.html or in person at the Peabody Recreation Department, 50 Farm Ave.
FAIRY TALE THEATER. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to noon, Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Ages 5 to 10; a minimum of four participants. A morning of dramatic play for the young thespian. Play theater games, make dramatic crafts and perform a favorite fairy tale. Instructor: Nicole Leotsakos. $75/members, $90/nonmembers. 978-356-9622.
TUESDAY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK AT PEM. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Part of weeklong celebration of the many ways that people play around the world. Events include giant games and games from different cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; abstract magnetic puzzles, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; yo-yo show from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:15 p.m.; and a make-your-own marble machine art activity from 1 to 4 p.m. Included with museum admission. Advance reservations required. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
VACATION FUN. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 to 10:45 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. John McDonough’s Pumpernickel Puppets present “Sir George and the Dragon.” Program for children ages 3 to 10 and families. Space is limited; registration is required. 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
LEARN ABOUT EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMOGRAPHS. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Stacy Moulis of BU/Weston Observatory educational team will lead a seismograph workshop for children ages 9 to 12. Learn about earthquakes and seismographs in the morning and create a seismograph out of recycled materials in the afternoon. Pizza served. Register at 978-412-8713.
EARTHQUAKES AND SEISMOGRAPHS ADVANCED PROGRAM. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Students who have participated in the first earthquake/seismograph workshops are invited back for a special, more advanced program. Registration required at 978-412-8713.
VACATION FUN: POKEMON PLAYERS. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Pokemon fans ages 7 to 12 are invited to play Pokemon matches. Players should have their own Pokemon deck that contains at least 30 Pokemon Cards, 20 to 25 Energy Cards and five to 10 Trainer Cards. Space is limited; registration is required. 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
HOW THE BODY WORKS. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Discover the digestive tract, hear the heart pump and watch the blood flow. Program for ages 5 and older. Sponsored by the Middleton Cultural Council. www.flintlibrary.org.
IPSWICH RIVER WILDLIFE SANCTUARY. The following programs will be offered during February vacation week: Feb. 19, Maple Sugaring; Feb. 20, Winter Homes; Feb. 21, Carnivores Dining Out; and Feb. 22, Awesome Owls. The program offers indoor activities and outdoor explorations for children (kindergarten through grade five) at 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Children will learn how animals survive the winter, spend a day discovering owls, search for predators, tap a maple tree and learn about maple sugaring, and more. Participants will be divided into small groups by age. The cost is $54 for one day or $164 for all four days. Discounts available for Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required. www.massaudubon.org/ipswichriver or 978-887-9264.
BABY-SITTING CERTIFICATION. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Learn baby-sitting skills, including how to diaper, feed and keep children safe. Parents are actively looking for baby sitters who have this certification. For ages 10 and older. $60/person. 978-356-9622.
SWIM FOR PIRATE TREASURE. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Boats, sunken treasure, snorkeling, diving and more. Games that improve swimming skills with a pirate theme. Must be able to swim the length of the pool to participate. For ages 6 and older. $12/person. 978-356-9622.
WEDNESDAY SCHOOL VACATION WEEK AT PEM. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Part of weeklong celebration of the many ways that people play around the world. Events include giant games and games from different cultures from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; abstract magnetic puzzles, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; indoor hopscotch design, 1 to 4 p.m.; Sumo Mice and Power Rice, a Japanese game-focused, origami-filled storytelling performance from 11 to 11:45 a.m. and 1 to 1:45 p.m.; and a screening of “Jumanji” from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Included with museum admission. Advance reservations required. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
DROP-IN TODDLER TIME. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Features MaryBeth Maes presenting music, movement and more. For ages 6 months to 3 years. Sponsored by the Middleton Cultural Council. www.flintlibrary.org.
FITNESS GAMES. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Bring the family for a midweek workout. Parents can exercise while children burn off energy in the aerobics room by playing a variety of fitness games, led by personal trainer and physical education teacher Rachel Goncalves. For families and children in kindergarten through grade five. $10/family. 978-356-9622.
PIRATE MAGIC SHOW. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Children of all ages can join magician and juggler Robb Preskins for a Pirate Show. School vacation week event sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Free. 978-887-7323.
CUPCAKE CHALLENGE. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 to 8 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Design and create cupcakes. For teens ages 13 to 19. Sponsored by the Friends of the Flint. Space is limited; sign up at www.flintlibrary.org.
VACATION FUN: CAT IN THE HAT. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7 to 7:45 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Wear pajamas and a silly hat and enjoy a special PJ Family Story Time with the Cat in the Hat, performed by Carole Finn-Weidman. Interactive program with stories and songs suitable for families with children ages 4 and older. Space is limited; registration is required. 978-531-0100, ext. 29. Also, donate a pair of new or gently used pajamas to the Boston Bruins’ and Cradles to Crayons’ sixth annual Pajama Drive; donors will be entered into a raffle drawing for an autographed copy of Jeff Kinney’s “The Third Wheel.”
MIDDLE SCHOOL DANCE. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Ipswich YMCA, 110 County Road. Spend the night dancing with friends; music and snacks provided. Register at the YMCA front desk. $5/person. For students in grades six through eight. 978-356-9622.
DUO ORFEO GUITAR WORKSHOP AND CONCERT. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Duo made up of Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker will teach and present a free workshop. Also, at 7:30 p.m., the duo will perform a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical and electric guitars. $10/general; reserve tickets at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700. Free admission for Endicott ID holders.
SYMPHONY BY THE SEA CONCERT. Thursday, Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m., Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. Features a romantic program of opera music to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A welcome hour with Champagne and snacks will precede the concert. $35/adults, $5/children in kindergarten through grade 12. www.symphonybythesea.org.
FRIDAYS IN THE ROSE: FACULTY RECITAL. Friday, Feb. 15, noon to 12:50 p.m., Endicott College, Rose Performance Hall, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Performance by Endicott’s music, theater and dance faculty includes opera, dance, improvisation, piano, Broadway, instrumental and more. Light lunch/appetizers will follow. Free admission. Reserve tickets at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.
BOSTON ARTISTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Friday, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Marine Hall, East India Square, Salem. Boston Artists Ensemble concert features Mozart’s “Magic Flute”; Faure’s “Piano Quintet No. 2”; Ned Rorem’s piano trio, Spring Music; violinists Sharan Leventhal and Julianne Lee; violist Marcus Thompson; cellist Jonathan Miller; and pianist Randall Hodgkinson. $23/museum members, $27/nonmembers, $12/students. 978-745-9500, ext. 3011, or pem.org/calendar.
ACOUSTIC CAFE KICK-OFF. Friday, Feb. 15, Eden’s Gate Cakes & Cafe, 197 High St., Ipswich. Ipswich local Yvan-Pierre Marlier and Pastor Phil Wyman from the Gathering Church in Salem will perform a variety of music. All are welcome to attend. 978-312-6216.
Children and families
DIAPER DERBY. Liberty Tree Mall’s second annual Diaper Derby for crawlers 12 months and younger who aren’t walking yet. Babies will race against each other in a fun competition that also includes other activities before, during and after the races. Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kohl’s wing, 100 Independence Way, Danvers. The event, held in conjunction with WIC Nutrition Program and Bay State Parent Magazine, will include vendor tables, retailer special events and kids craft activities. Free registration and participation for crawlers; registrations accepted until Saturday at 8:45 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information, call 978-777-0795.
PERCUSSION AND COLORGUARD COMPETITION. Saturday, Feb. 16, 3:15 p.m., Salem High School, fieldhouse, 77 Willson St., Salem. Salem High School will host a New England Scholastic Band Association Percussion Ensemble and Colorguard Competition. Percussion Ensemble will compete at 3:15 p.m.; Junior Colorguard competes at 5 p.m.; Senior Colorguard competes at 6:30 p.m. $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. Food and a 50-50 raffle in the cafeteria. 978-740-1136.
“SHINING CITY.” The Salem Theatre Company presents Conor McPherson’s play, directed by John Fogle, with regular performances running Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m., through Feb. 17, at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. The haunting exploration of human frailties is set in Dublin, where a guilt-ridden man reaches out to a therapist after seeing the ghost of his recently deceased wife. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for students. www.salemtheatre.com, email@example.com or 978-790-8546.
“XERXES: A COMEDY OF ERRORS.” The Sea Change Theatre Company and Dramma per Musica NYC present “Xerxes: A Comedy of Errors,” a co-production of Handel’s comic opera. The opera will be performed in English with piano accompaniment. Performances are set for Feb. 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., at Sea Change’s newly-renovated theater space located at Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors, and are available for purchase at www.seachangetheatre.com.
LEFT & RIGHT COMEDY SHOW. Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16, 8 p.m., The Griffen Theatre, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Award-winning comedic duo presents an interactive dance comedy featuring quirky, conjoined twin brothers in search of love. $18/adults, $15/students. Tickets available at http://griffentheatre.ticketleap.com/the-griffen-theatre-presents-left--right-a-double-sided-comedy/.
TRAINS. The Wenham Museum presents a room-size, L-gauge model train layout on display Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17, during museum hours at 132 Main St., Wenham. The display, provided by the New England Lego Users Group, features model Lego brick trains, skyscrapers, the countryside, carnivals, mountains and more. Also, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, the museum will host two sessions of Legopalooza, a free-form brick fest, at 1 and 3 p.m. Registration is required to attend the Legopalooza. Museum admission costs $8 for adults and $6 for children. For more information or to register, visit www.wenhammuseum.org, or call 978-468-2377.
WINTER WEEKENDS. Saturday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m., Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. Follow the Phillips family on a wintry jaunt around New England. Enjoy hot cocoa and cookies while viewing film clips of the family sledding, skiing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Following film, house tour shows how family lived at 34 Chestnut St. through winter months. Then, sneak peek of Phillips family items, postcards and photographs, not usually on display. $10/general, free to Historic New England members. Register at 978-744-0440.
OPEN SUNDAYS. Ipswich Museum will be open on Sundays through April 7, excluding March 31, from 2 to 4 p.m., for its special Sundays winter exhibit titled “Ipswich in the Civil War,” on view at 54 South Main St., Ipswich. The exhibit showcases the role Ipswich played in the Civil War through the war stories of 462 people who lived in Ipswich before, during and after the war, and served in the military. The museum will also host various events and programs related to the exhibit. Admission is free for Ipswich residents visiting on the first Sunday of the month. Regular admission is free for museum members and children, $7 for nonmembers and $5 for seniors. For details, call 978-356-2811 or visit www.ipswichmuseum.org.
FLY TYING. The Orvis Co. will hold free classes on Saturdays through Feb. 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Orvis, Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Includes an introduction to the tools, materials and techniques of fly tying, plus two flies and in-store shopping offers. Space is limited. 978-531-0185.
MAPLE SUGARING. Appleton Farms staff will offer a volunteer service learning program for children ages 13 to 17 to learn what it takes to produce maple syrup from the tap to the bottle. Participants will learn alongside Appleton Farm staff on Feb. 19 to 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or after school from 3:30 to 5 p.m., on Feb. 25, 26, 27 and 28, and March 4, 5, 6 and 7. For more information, visit www.thetrustees.org, or contact Becky Fahey at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 978-356-5728, ext. 18.
HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. Tuesdays and Thursdays in February, 11:40 a.m., “Mysterious Places of Essex County,” and 12:15 p.m., “Ghost Tales of New England,” at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. $5/general, $4/seniors. 978-777-2711.
Books & writing
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Saturday, Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, Collins Room, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. Friends of the Library will hold its winter book sale. Proceeds provide library materials, programs, museum passes and scholarships. 978-356-6648 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
TEEN MANGA CLUB. Monday, Feb. 18, 3:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. Teens can discuss their favorite manga, watch anime, and meet others who enjoy the same art. Free. Darsana Barua, 978-887-7323.
EVENING BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Group will discuss “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption,” by Laura Hillenbrand. Discussion titles available at the checkout desk and may be available in alternate formats. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062.
KID’S WRITING GROUP. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 3:15 p.m., Ipswich Public Library, 25 North Main St., Ipswich. Writer’s Workshop will meet from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in the Collins Room. Young writers should speak with Betsy Johnson in the Children’s Room if they are interested in joining the group. 978-412-8713 or www.ipswichlibrary.org.
POETRY & CREATIVE WRITING. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 to 7 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 South Main St., Middleton. Writers are invited to share samples of their work. Program for teens and adults. http://www.flintlibrary.org/.
Lectures and discussions
TRANSPORTATION ROUNDTABLE. Thursday, Feb. 14, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Salem State University, Central Campus, Marsh Hall Conference Room 210, 121 Loring Ave., Salem. North Shore Alliance for Economic Development and the North Shore TMA will co-host a roundtable forum titled “Paving the Way to a Solution for our Transportation Challenges: How Do We Fund our Current Needs and Assure Future Growth?” Presentation by Richard Davey, secretary and chief executive officer of the commonwealth’s Department of Transportation; moderated by Massachusetts Senate Transportation Committee Chair, Sen. Thomas McGee of Lynn. Learn about MassDOT’s transportation investment blueprint and proposed funding strategies. Register to attend. http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5308229056/?ref=enivte001&invite=MzAyODkwMC9hbmRyZWFsZWFyeUB2ZXJpem9uLm5ldC8w&utm_source= eb_email&utm_medium= email&utm_ campa ign=inviteformalv2&utm_erm=attend&ref=enivte001#.
“RELIGIOUS FREEDOM AND THE ARAB SPRING.” Thursday, Feb. 14, 4:30 p.m., Gordon College, Ken Olsen Science Center, MacDonald Auditorium, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Jennifer Bryson will present a lecture titled “Religious Freedom and the Arab Spring.” Bryson is director of the Islam and Civil Society Project at The Witherspoon Institute, and is a visiting research professor for peace and stability operations at the U.S. Army War College in the Army’s Institute for Peacekeeping and Stability Operations. Bryson also served as an interrogator at the Guantanamo Bay detention camps and written in favor of human, rapport-building interrogation and against the use of torture. Free. Cyndi McMahon, email@example.com, or www.gordon.edu.
DOUGHNUTS FOR DELEGATES. Friday, Feb. 15, 8:30 to 10 a.m., 9 Mill St., Beverly. North Shore Community Development Coalition will host the third annual Doughnuts for Delegates meeting with North Shore legislators. Event features a discussion about the legislative agenda as it relates to housing and community development throughout the North Shore region. Meet legislators and tour Holcroft Park Homes. All city stakeholders and residents of Gloucester Crossing Neighborhood are welcome to attend. Reserve a spot at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.northshorecdc.org.
LEARN ABOUT HERBS. Friday, Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St., Danvers. Essex County Horticultural Organization features herbalist Margi Flint presenting an hour-long lecture and demonstration on how herbs and essential oils can enhance the showering and bathing ritual. Learn about relaxation, stimulation and the therapeutic qualities of plant ingredients. Bring food or drink to share. $5 donation appreciated from guests and members not-yet paid up.
WEDNESDAY EVENING LECTURE. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 South Main St., Ipswich. Author and re-enactor William Hallett presenting “Newburyport and the Civil War.” Presentation complements museum’s winter exhibit, “Ipswich and the Civil War.” Refreshments served. $10/nonmembers, free/members. Sponsored by First Ipswich Bank. www.ipswichmuseum.org.
Exhibits and shows
PHOTOGRAPHY THEME SHOW. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 5 to 7 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. Reception for Montserrat’s photography students. Exhibit on view through March 1. Public welcome. email@example.com, 978-867-9604, or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
“OTHERWORLDLY.” On view through March 3, Studios at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. “Otherworldly,” a show curated by Montserrat College of Art’s Bear Gallery, a student-run organization that “bridges the gap between art student and professional artist.” The exhibit, which features a two-dimensional exploration of the personal creativity of Montserrat students, will include original fantasy, science fiction, psychological spaces, extraordinary creations and exciting places. Gallery hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m.; or by appointment. http://www.montserrat.edu/blog/category/the-bear-gallery/.
PAINTINGS AND MANDALAS. On view throughout February in the Stetson Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Local artist Janice Stanley’s collection of oil and acrylics on canvas and computer generated Mandala prints are featured in the Stetson Gallery. To see or buy Stanley’s art, visit www.janicestanleyspaintings.com.
MARBLEHEAD ART ASSOCIATION. On view through Sunday, March 10, at the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead, mixed media art work by local artists David Lieb, Leslie Fahn Rosenberg, Elizabeth Neville and Eva Hoffman. All welcome. Information, 781-631-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“MONSTERATURES.” On view through Feb. 27, at the Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Features Robert MacPhail’s portraits of characters from classic monster movies of the 1930s to 1950s. Work is hand-lettered using oil paint on wood panels. 978-921-6062 or email@example.com.
“DALY AND DALY, CROSSROADS.” On view through March 9, at the Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew Episcopal Church, 136 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Mother-and-daughter exhibit of paintings and sculptures by local artists Elaine and Dianna Daly. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GROSVENOR PARK EXHIBIT. On view through Feb. 28, at The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Exhibit features work by members of the Greater Lynn Photographic Association as part of the association’s 125-year anniversary. A variety of prints of local scenes and far-flung areas will be on display. Prints are in color and black and white. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 781-631-3685.
“PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES.” On view through Feb. 27 at Endicott College, Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Exhibit highlights six of the country’s best-known art therapists and educators, providing insight into their creative efforts. The artists, Pat Allen, Peter London, Cathy Malchiodi, Shaun McNiff, Bruce Moon and Catherine Moon, have self-selected works for the exhibit, which reflect their own preferences and style. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Feb. 14, Henley Douglas and The Cool Times Trio; Feb. 15, 9 p.m. to midnight, Joe Young. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.
GULU-GULU. Feb. 14, 7 to 11 p.m., Meredith Turcotte art opening with music by Matt Pert and Erin Murphy; Feb. 15, Clay Venture and the Bond Girls; Feb. 16, Jazz Navigators; Feb. 20, open mike. Show time is 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. Feb. 15, Sandy Casey. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Feb. 15, David Bailin; Feb. 16, Tokyo Tramps; Feb. 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steve Spungin. Show time is 10 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-774-9653 or www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Feb. 14, Betty’s Bounce; Feb. 15, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam followed by 2 Base Hit with Henley Douglas, Jr., 9 to 11:30 p.m.; Feb. 16, JAH-N-I Roots; Feb. 17, 7 to 10 p.m., Adria Smith; Feb. 18, Open Mike with Orville Giddings; Feb. 20, Countdown featuring Paul Carr. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Feb. 15, doors open at 7:30 p.m., performance starts at 8 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Concert features Session Americana. $17/advance, $20 at the door. 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.
STONEWOOD TAVERN. Feb. 16, 9 p.m., Valentine’s Latin dance party with Grupo Fantasia. Wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. Free admission. 139 Lynnfield St., Peabody. Karen Wagner, 978-927-6205.