PARENTS FOR MUSIC EXCELLENCE FUNDRAISER. Thursday, April 11, 4 to 10 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, 301 Newbury St., Danvers. Get a coupon from a DHS band member and dine at Texas Roadhouse anytime between 4 and 10 p.m.; the restaurant will donate 15 percent of the total food purchase to PME. A table with PME raffle baskets will be set up inside the restaurant.
BOOK EVENT TO BENEFIT ARCWORKS. Thursday, April 11, 5:30 p.m., 22 Foster St., Peabody. Book reading and signing of “Frame Up” by James Phoenix. Free admission. Refreshments served. Proceeds from books sold at the event will benefit the art center. Reserve a spot at email@example.com.
ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE. Thursday, April 11, 6:30 p.m., Moose Family Lodge, 50 Grove St., Salem. Performance by comedy improvisational troupe whose style is based on the TV show “Whose Line is it Anyway?” Event will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. $10/ticket, available at the Boys & Girls Club, 13 Hawthorne Blvd., Salem. Program starts at 7 p.m. Audience members may be subjects of improv. Cash bar and raffles available. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-744-0915 or www.bgcgs.org.
THE ARTFUL DOGGER. Thursday, April 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. Friends of Danvers Dog Park presents a fundraiser art show and auction that showcases artwork in various mediums by local artists. Reception and silent auction start at 7 p.m. $5 ticket includes appetizers, musical entertainment and door prizes. www.friendsofdanversdogpark.com.
“ALL THINGS NEW.” Thursday, April 11, 7 to 9 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Silent auction to benefit Amirah, an organization dedicated to helping women emerge from commercial exploitation. Admission is $5 or a gift card to Target, Walmart or Home Depot. Familygordon@comcast.net.
FOURTH ANNUAL TASTE OF THE NORTH SHORE. Friday, April 12, 6 to 9 p.m., Acura of Peabody, 233 Andover St. Event features samples from several North Shore restaurants, entertainment, and live and silent auctions to benefit the 2013 North Shore Cancer Walk/Run. Billy Costa of Kiss 108 FM and NECN’s “TV Diner” will serve as host and auctioneer. $60/ticket; purchase at http://nsmcgiving.partners.org/taste or 866-296-6900. Funds raised from the North Shore Cancer Walk/Run help ensure quality care to cancer patients at North Shore Medical Center and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. www.northshorecancerwalk.org.