ST. JOHN’S PREP ONLINE AUCTION. Starts Monday, March 4, and runs through Monday, March 11. Preview the auction at www.stjohnsprep.org/gala. New items are added regularly. 978-774-6727, ext. 328, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 BEST CHEF COMPETITION. Beverly Bootstraps benefit, Monday, March 4, 6 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Competing chefs will be Christopher DeStefano of Christopher’s Table in Ipswich, Stephen Crato of Fibber McGee’s, Scott Jenson of Alchemy Cafe and Bistro in Gloucester and Chianti’s of Beverly. Also, Taste of the North Shore with sampling stations of more than 20 local restaurants, cash bar, silent and live auctions. Event benefits the food assistance, client support, adult education, and youth and family programs at Beverly Bootstraps. $50; reserve tickets at BeverlyBootstraps.org or 978-927-1561.
ART CAN MAKE AN IMPRESSION. Tuesday, March 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Salem Elementary School, Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Education Foundation present an art show and community service event featuring student artwork on display. Students have studied impressionism over the past few months and have created a wide variety of work for the show. Admission is a can of food for Harvest of Hope Food Pantry. 978-766-8239.
“BUGSY MALONE JR.” Friday, March 1, 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 2, 1 and 7 p.m., Holten Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant St., Danvers. The Holten Richmond Theater Organization presents a musical featuring tap-dancing flappers and gangsters from the Roaring ’20s. $10/ticket, available at the door or in advance. Raffle tickets and refreshments for sale during intermission. Tickets purchased for originally scheduled February show dates will be honored. 978-774-2039 or email@example.com.
2013 MASSACHUSETTS EDUCATIONAL THEATER GUILD DRAMA FESTIVAL PRELIMINARY ROUND. Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m., Ipswich High School Performing Arts Center, 134 High St. The Company at Ipswich High School will host the preliminary round of the annual high school drama competition, featuring eight local schools presenting 40-minute short plays or excerpts from longer works. Three top scorers will advance to semifinals and compete against other schools across the state. $10 ticket available at the door. First performance begins at 9 a.m., and the final show begins at 5:30 p.m. www.imada.org.