, Salem, MA


February 28, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


MUSIC & MORE SERIES: JAMIE KENT. Saturday, March 2, 7:30 p.m., Salem Theatre Company, 90 Lafayette St. Features 25-year-old singer and songwriter. Tickets cost $15. 978-790-8546 or

PETER KRASINSKI AND “THE DOCKS OF NEW YORK.” Sunday, March 3, 4 p.m., St. John’s Episcopal Church, 795 Hale St., Beverly Farms. The church presents a screening of the silent film with accompaniment by organist Krasinski. Following the concert, a reception will be held to meet the artist. Free admission. Event is part of St. John’s Concert Series. Concert sponsored in part by the Manchester Cultural Council.

DÜNYA ENSEMBLE: STREETS OF ISTANBUL. Monday, March 4, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave. Dünya (“world”) is a musicians collective based in the rich heritage of Turkish traditional music. Concerts reflect the cultural cross-currents of the Ottoman Empire; folk tunes from Central Asia; Jewish, Greek and Armenian ballads; and Sufi chants. Also, free lecture and demonstration at 11 a.m. Concert tickets cost $10/general, $5/students and seniors. 978-542-7890 or

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NINTH ANNUAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO. Saturday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Northshore Mall, 210 Andover St., Peabody. Beverly, Salem and Peabody chambers of commerce’s health and wellness members will showcase their products and services. Free/chamber members, $20/nonmembers. Reserve a spot at

SALEM ATHENAEUM SPRING COURSE. “Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov: Modern Masters,” led by instructor Theo Theoharis, begins Saturday, March 2, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and runs every Saturday through April 6 at 337 Essex St., Salem. Students will read two plays by the three featured dramatists and analyze how each writer handled dialogue, characterization and theme and created a new theater. Enrollment costs $155 for Athenaeum members and $175 for nonmembers. 978-744-2540, or

MAPLE SUGARING TOURS. Saturdays and Sundays, March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17, at 10 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Tour the sanctuary’s sugar bush and learn how to identify a sugar maple tree, observe tapping and sap collection methods, discover how sap becomes syrup in the sugar house, and get a sweet taste of the final product. Rain or shine. Warm up after the tour by the wood stove in the barn, where food, sweets, books, gift items and more are available for purchase. $9/adults, $8/children, free/children under 3. Discounts available for Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.

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