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February 14, 2013

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


“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

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


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, 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.

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