FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY RESTAURANT NIGHT. Thursday, April 19, 6 to 9 p.m., Tides Restaurant and Pub, 2B Wilson Road, Nahant. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library to help defray the costs of children's summer programming. All are welcome for an evening of food, raffles and fun. 781-596-8868 or email@example.com.
"TAROT IN MIXED MEDIA." Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Griffen Theatre, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Spiral Light Productions presents an exploration of several universal themes and archetypes found in tarot cards. Performances include Boston's Calamus, Eva J-Tribal Bellydancer and The Tarot Photo Project exhibition. $10/advance, $8/students, $15 at the door. Proceeds benefit the Suicide Prevention Resource Center of Massachusetts. www.thetarotproject.net or 339-203-1307.
"ARCHER ADVENTURES: CUBA." Monday, April 23, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. The library's Monday Mornings Lecture Series presents a narrated slide show by Beverly resident John Archer, featuring photographs from his trip to Cuba. Free. Light refreshments served. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
LOCAL AUTHOR PRESENTATION. Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Kaneb Theater, Alumni Hall, St. John's Prep School, 72 Spring St., Danvers. Andre Dubus III will discuss his most recent book, "Townie: A Memoir," in a lecture about suffering, bullying and compassion. Free. Sponsored by the PREP Parent Council Speaker Series. 978-774-6727, ext. 328, or email@example.com.
THE SCIENCE OF LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW. Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. John R. Stilgoe, Robert and Lois Orchard professor of visual and environmental studies at Harvard, will give the 2012 Adams Lecture on how to practice the art of observation amid the rapid pace of modern life. Dessert and wine reception will follow lecture. $30/lecture, $25/Athenaeum members, $5/students with ID. www.salemathenaeum.net or 978-744-2540.
BOSTON ARTISTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Friday, April 20, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Schubert Quartet, Dohnanyi Serenade, and Beethoven duet for cello and viola. Concert features violinists Bayla Keyes and Tatiana Dimitriades, violist Edward Gazouleas, and cellist Jonathan Miller. $24/general, $12/students. Ample parking. Tickets at door or 617-964-6553.
BAND CONCERT. Saturday, April 21, 1 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. The Enon Brass band, directed by Kevin Carubia, presents a live museum performance of popular tunes in celebration of the museum's "On Parade" exhibit, which honors the history of the community band and Wenham bands founded by late David E. Clark in 1976. All ages welcome. Free with museum admission; $7.50/adults, $5.50/children ages 16 and under. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
JAZZPORT. Saturday, April 21, 8:30 p.m., Seaport Cafe, 215 Derby St., Salem. Featuring Frank Stadler on keys, saxophonist Bob Landoni, guitarist Kip Sandfield, percussionist Ed Jordan and singer Maureen Benson. Also, Monday, April 23, 8 to 11 p.m., at Green Land Cafe, 87 Washington St., Salem, Benson will perform standards, blues and swing music with guitarist Ken Ormes and Papa Duke on keys. www.facebook.com/seaportcafe; www.facebook.com/greenlandcafe.
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA CONCERT. Monday, April 23, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Dr. Mary-Jo Grenfell leads the orchestra in Schubert's Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished," along with works by Shostakovich, Kabalevsky and Johann Strauss. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
UNIVERSITY CONCERT BAND. Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Mexican-themed concert including "El Salon Mexico" by Copland, Symphonic Dance ("Fiesta") by Clifton Williams and "El Camino Real" by Alfred Reed. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
UNIVERSITY CHORUS, HANDBELLS AND CHAMBER SINGERS. Wednesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Dr. Gary Wood leads the University Chorus and Chamber Singers in a program that goes from music of the Renaissance to the American classic Route 66. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
STORY AND DANCING. Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. Boston Ballet School's Children's Program will present a ballet story featuring a child-friendly version of "Don Quixote." After the story, children can view Boston Ballet costumes, pointe shoes and tiaras. Event ends with a dance lesson from the school staff to music excerpts from the "Don Quixote" score. Free. www.bostonballet.org.
KITE DAY. Thursday, April 19, 1 to 4 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, large meeting room, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Learn how to create a great kite from a simple kit during Kite Day with Archie Stewart. Learn about kite history, science and then build kites. From 3 to 4 p.m., move to the Recreation Center Gym to watch Stewart's stunt-flying demonstration. Free, open to all ages. Funded by the Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library and the Hamilton and Wenham Councils on Aging. www.hwlibrary.org.
CLUB LEGO. Thursday, April 19, 2 p.m., Peabody Institute Library Main Branch, Children's Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Afternoon of Lego building fun. Legos supplied. For kids ages 6 and older. 978-531-0100, ext. 29.
"HOW COLOR AND INTERIOR DESIGN DEFINE YOUR HOME." Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Linda Holt, Boxford interior designer, colorist and professional photographer, will discuss repurposing, the power of color, and how color and personality can influence a home. Free. 978-887-7323, ext. 2.
MIGRATION FILM SERIES. Thursday, April 19, 6 p.m., Little Theater, Halle Library, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Funded by a Community of Learners grant from the college, featuring documentary screening of "The Phans of Jersey City." Filmmaker Dennis Lanson will introduce the film and answer questions. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-2836.
"FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER." Thursday, April 19, 8:30 p.m., CinemaSalem, 1 East India Square, Salem. Special screening of award-winning documentary, to benefit The BARKA Foundation's clean water projects in Burkina Faso. Directed by Irena Salina, documentary is an investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of 21st century: the world water crisis. Also, brief presentation on The BARKA Foundation. Light refreshments available for purchase. $10/ticket, purchase at the door. Rachel.email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE GREAT SALEM TRAIN CRASH OF 1848. Friday, April 20, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. A northbound train collided with a southbound train when a switch was left unattended, killing six people and injuring 40 others. New England history specialist Donald Doliber will review the details of the historic event, which involved a delegation of Whigs on one train and a party of Democrats on the other, one week before the presidential election. Free. 978-744-0804 or explorerslli.org.
"TEDDY ROOSEVELT: MIND, BODY & SPIRIT." Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m., Gould Barn, 1 Howlett St., Topsfield. Topsfield Historical Society's monthly lecture series presents actor and author Ted Zalewski. Lecture includes history, drama and fun to showcase many of Roosevelt's own words, writings and beliefs. Free. Refreshments served. email@example.com or 978-887-9137.
WORKING WITH DIARIES AND FAMILY PAPERS. Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Cabot House, 117 Cabot St., Beverly. Beverly Historical Society's monthly genealogy workshop with Darren Brown. Registration required; limited to 15 people. $15/nonmembers, $10/members. www.beverlyhistory.org, 978-922-1186, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCEANIC COLLECTIONS TOUR. Saturday, April 21, 2 p.m., Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. Tour the collections from New England's Phillips House and the Peabody Essex Museum with Oceanic docent Susan Leavitt. Tour begins at Phillips House, then moves to Peabody Essex Museum; visitors should plan for short walk or drive between museums. $17/Historic New England or PEM members, $22/general. Space limited, reservations encouraged; make reservations at 978-744-0440.
HARD TIMES ASHORE AND AFLOAT. Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Cabot House, 117 Cabot St., Beverly. Beverly Historical Society presents author Ed Brown. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, Brown will talk about his newest publication, which details Beverly's connections to the war. Free/members, $5/nonmembers. www.beverlyhistory.org, 978-922-1186 or email@example.com.
"COLONIALS AND THE BRITISH." Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Danvers Historical Society presents a film by Dan Tremblay of Heritage Films. Film presents a look at local Colonial militia and their confrontation with the British in April 1775; a question-and-answer session will follow. $5/nonmembers, free/members. All proceeds benefit ongoing preservation projects. Light refreshments served. Reservations encouraged at 978-777-1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commemorations and celebrations
COMMUNITY INTERFAITH COMMEMORATION. Monday, April 23, 7 p.m., Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, 485 Lowell St., Peabody. Join area Holocaust survivors and their families in remembering the Holocaust with keynote speaker Margot Stern Strom, director and president of Facing History; two area students will be presented with first Sonia Schreiber Weitz Upstander Award. Holocaust Center, Boston North will honor Holocaust survivors and recognize Holocaust Legacy Partners. Service includes posting of the colors, candle-lighting ceremony and Gordon College Women's Choir performance. Free. 978-531-8288 or www.holocaustcenterbn.org.
SHAKESPEARE OPEN MIKE NIGHT. Monday, April 23, 8 p.m., Gulu-Gulu Cafe, 247 Essex St., Salem. Salem Theatre Company hosts a celebration for William Shakespeare's 448th birthday. All are welcome to share performances, prepared or not, on-book or off-book. Readers perform in first-come, first-serve order. Those who wish to perform are asked to sign up at the registration table upon arrival. Also, STC will have scripts available to borrow. Free. www.salemtheatre.com or email@example.com.
Poetry, books and book groups
FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION. Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m., Beverly Farms Branch Library, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss "The Rebellion of Jane Clarke" by Sally Gunning. New members welcome. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6066.
NATIONAL POETRY DAY. Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. Winners of North Shore Poets' Forum's national contest will read during the open mike session; other poets are invited to join the session. Light refreshments served. nspoetsforum.wordpress.com.
MEET STEVEN KELLOGG. Saturday, April 21, 2 to 3 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Join award-winning author and illustrator as he shares his journey as one of the most beloved creators of children's literature. Also, meet Stuart J. Murphy, author and illustrator of the MathStart books and the I See I Learn series. Bring books to sign. Visit exhibit of Kellogg's original artwork in the Gallery Della-Piana; opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-468-5577.
MONDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP. Monday, April 23, 7:15 to 8:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett. www.hwlibrary.org.
POPULAR TITLES BOOK GROUP. Tuesday, April 24, 7 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson. New members welcome. 781-596-8867 or www.noblenet.org/swampscott.
IPSWICH READS: ONE BOOK! PROGRAM. Wednesday, April 25, 2 p.m., Collins Meeting Room, Ipswich Public Library, 25 N. Main St. Martha Mauser will lead a public discussion on "October Sky" by Homer Hickam. Also, at 7 p.m., screening of 1999 film "October Sky," starring Laura Dern and Jake Gyllenhaal. 978-356-6649.
BEST-SELLER AUTHOR READING. Tuesday, April 24, 8 p.m., Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Katherine Howe will read from "The House of Velvet and Glass," Howe's historical novel set in Boston in 1915 when a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, torn between loss and love, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball. Program in conjunction with Spirit of '76 in Marblehead. Books available for purchase. 781-631-1481.
"ARTIFACT, ARCHIVE, ORCHARD." Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Smith Barn, 38 Felton St., Peabody. Montserrat College of Art and Peabody Historical Society present the final part of a three-part poetry event featuring readings and lecture gala, which incorporates history, poetry and art to celebrate April's National Poetry Month. www.montserrat.edu.
"TODAY I AM A WOMAN." Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St. Library will host local resident Barbara Vinick who will discuss her book, which gives a worldwide perspective on bat mitzvahs. Books available for purchase by cash or check. 781-596-8868 or email@example.com.
"TWELFTH NIGHT." Thursday, April 19, Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Mainstage Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. By William Shakespeare, set in the roaring 1920s, complete with live music and dances from the period. Directed by Peter Sampieri. $15/general, $10/students and seniors. Tickets at salemstatetickets.com or at the door. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
Nature and sustainable lifestyles
EXPLORING VERNAL POOLS. Thursday, April 19, 1 to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 2:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Meet vernal pool animals and find out what makes these watery pools unique, with naturalist Rick Roth of Cape Ann Vernal Pond team. In conjunction with PEM's Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibit "Ripple Effect." Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/events.
ENDICOTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIETY ENERGY SUMMIT. Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m., Little Theater, Diane M. Halle Library, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Third annual summit features an interdisciplinary panel that will examine the benefits of green (low carbon footprint) living. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-232-2181.
HOW TO LOWER HOME ENERGY COSTS. Thursday, April 19, 7 to 8:30 p.m., North Shore Community College, 1 Ferncroft Road, Math and Science Building, Danvers. Seminar on how to lower electric bills and create energy independence. Panel discussion features Frederic Hopps, Massachusetts Green Initiative instructor and Clean Energy contractor, and Chris Carrera of Independent Power Systems. Audience participation encouraged. Free. email@example.com or 978-739-5560.
ZERO WASTE DAY. Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to noon, Swampscott High School parking lot, 200 Essex St., Swampscott. Swampscott Recycling Task Force will collect used clothing, textiles (regardless of condition), electronics (no CRTs), mercury-added items, batteries and eyeglasses. Recycle bins for sale; free "drop and swap" for books, CDs, DVDs and sports equipment. Also, annual Rail Trail used bike sale held at the same time and location. Bike donations accepted 9 to 10 a.m.; bike sale, 10 a.m. to noon. For details or for a pickup, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EARTH DAY EVENT. Saturday, April 21, 1 to 3 p.m., First Light Farm CSA, 464 Highland St., Hamilton. Join First Light Farm CSA for an Earth Day community project. Volunteers should bring gloves for planting and water to drink. Projects include planting organic produce alongside CSA members and local community volunteers. Kid friendly; free and open to the public. www.firstlightfarmcsa.com.
ENERGIZE THE EARTH. Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m., Lynch Park, 55 Ober St., Beverly. North Shore CDC presents Energize the Earth, an earth day festival featuring a five- and 10-kilometer road race, and healthy lifestyle, community and planet vendors. All are welcome. www.northshorecdc.org.
SUSTAINABLE SEASIDE WEDDING SHOW. Sunday, April 22, noon to 3 p.m., The Great House, Castle Hill, Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Trustees of Reservations presents third annual Sustainable Seaside Wedding show featuring over 50 hand-selected vendors, catered food samplings using local farm produce, information on conserving resources from florists, design companies offering invitations on recycled paper, and couture gowns locally manufactured. $5/Trustees members, $10/nonmembers, $15/at the door. Advance ticket purchase at www.craneestate.org.
BOSTON NORTH HEALTH FAIR 2012. Thursday, April 19, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masconomet Regional High School Field House, 20 Endicott Road, Topsfield. Vendors, presentations, freebies, raffles, detailed program books, and free continental breakfast and lunch for registrants. Free. Register at email@example.com or 978-777-4067.
INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP. Thursday, April 19, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Sallie Felton, a seasoned life coach and award-winning author, will host an interactive workshop on her new book, "If I'm So Smart, Why Can't I Get Rid of This Clutter?" about the ins and outs of decluttering a home and life in a step-by-step process. Register at 781-665-3861 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"MEDITATION FOR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT." Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Dr. Allan Hughes will explore the power of meditation and how it affects the body, mind and spirit. Dr. Hughes will offer a practical technique of meditation that can positively impact one's life. Discover the key to deeper concentration, relaxation and profound personal growth. Free, open to the public. 978-921-6062.
"LEARN TO RELAX AND FEEL BETTER WITH REIKI." Tuesday, April 24, 2 p.m., John Bertram House Assisted Living, 29 Washington Square, Salem. Reiki master teacher and certified hypnotherapist Karen Pischke will present an informational session on Reiki, a hands-on energy therapy. Free. Refreshments and door prizes. Register with Liz at 978-744-5640, ext. 226, or email@example.com.
COLLABORATIVE ART: WATER FOOTPRINTING. Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Join artist, educator and water scientist Wendy Pabich to create a wave sculpture representing the water footprint of one pair of blue jeans (over 2,000 gallons used per pair). Pabich seeks to reveal the hidden demands on water through art, programs ad her book. In conjunction with PEM's Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibit "Ripple Effect." Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/events.
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY: H20 YOU. Thursday, April 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Art and Nature Center, East India Square, Salem. Attendees will discover their secret water identity. Pick up an H20 You quiz sheet at the Center's activity table. In conjunction with PEM's Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibit "Ripple Effect." Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/events.
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY: RIVER BOOKS. Thursday, April 19, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Art Studios, East India Square, Salem. Create and illustrate a rippling river journal using the accordion bookbinding method. In conjunction with PEM's Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibit "Ripple Effect." Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/events.
DROP-IN ART ACTIVITY: SALAMANDER SKETCHES. Thursday, April 19, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, Atrium, East India Square, Salem. Take a close look at frogs, salamanders and other creatures that live in and around local vernal pools. Naturalist Rick Roth will offer sketching tips. In conjunction with PEM's Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibit "Ripple Effect." Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/events.
TRASH TO TREASURE. Wednesday, April 25, 7 p.m., Buker School, 1 School St., Wenham. Hamilton Wenham Garden Club presents Priscilla Styer, creative floral designer, who will teach on developing an eye for surrounding treasures and using them in floral design. Free. Jeanne Whitman, 978-468-2055.
FAMILY GALLERY TOUR: WATERY WE. Thursday, April 19, 11 to 11:30 a.m., Peabody Essex Museum, meet at information desk, East India Square, Salem. Explore the world's water on a special tour of the Maritime and American Art galleries. For families with children ages 5 and up. Tickets available on day of tour. In conjunction with PEM's Interactive Art and Nature Center exhibit "Ripple Effect." Free with museum admission. www.pem.org/events.
DISTINGUISHING MARKS. Artists reception Thursday, April 19, 5 to 7 p.m., Spencer Presentation Gallery, Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Solo show features New York artist Alun Williams's exhibit titled "Distinguishing Marks," on view through Thursday, May 24. Exhibit presents a cast of historical characters featuring an imagined love affair between French 19th century writer Jules Verne with Edouard Manet's favorite model, and religious references with representations of God and a number of virgins. Exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m.
GALLERY TALK. Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m., ArcWorks Community Art Center, 22 Foster St., Peabody. In conjunction with the current exhibit at ArcWorks Community Art Center, artists Jessica Burko and Lynne Parrella of Boston Handmade will present a gallery talk about their work and the recent popular resurgence of handmade art and craft. Exhibit on view through Sunday, May 6. http://arcworksns.org/BostonHandmadeShow.aspx.
"UNCOMMON THREADS" EXHIBIT. Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, April 22, noon to 4 p.m., Peabody Historical Society and Museum, Smith Barn, 38 Felton St., Peabody. Exhibit features antique and contemporary quilts, rarely exhibited, from the collection of the Peabody Historical Society and other museums, private collections, and guilds across Mass. and N.H. Event includes vendors, heirloom quilt appraisals, quilting demonstrations and more. $5/person, free/under 12. Special reception on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon. Wheelchair accessible. Ample parking. www.peabodyhistorical.org or 978-531-0805.
"CLICKED" RECEPTION. Saturday, April 21, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Special exhibit of photographs by mother and daughter Rachel and Constanza Sawyer, titled "Clicked." Free reception, open to the public. On view through April 29. 978-921-6062.
HONORS IN ART EXHIBITION. Opening reception Wednesday, April 25, 6 p.m., on view Monday, April 23 through Thursday, May 3, Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Solo exhibit features senior art major Dan Brenton's exceptional woodcuts. Brenton's art has been accepted and displayed in juried exhibitions across the country. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
ANNUAL YARD SALE. Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Calvary Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, corner of Hobart and Cherry streets, Danvers. Calvary's annual yard sale features gently-used, quality items at low prices. Free admission; open to the public. 978-774-1150.
HAM AND BEAN SUPPER. Saturday, April 21, 5 to 6 p.m., Second Congregational Church, 35 Conant St., Beverly. Menu features two kinds of home-baked beans, ham, coleslaw, brown bread, rolls and beverage. Home-baked pies, $1.50/slice. Meal costs $7/adults, $6/seniors, $3.50/children. Musical entertainment provided. Handicapped-accessible. firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINZ SEAFOOD & GRILL. April 19, 8 to 11 p.m., Ervin Dhimo; April 20, 9 p.m. to midnight, Eric Reardon & Friends. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-744-8485, email@example.com.
GULU-GULU. April 19, 8 p.m., Noah Gopen; April 20, 8 p.m., DJ Seth; April 21, 8 p.m., MS Benefit featuring Big Blue Octopus; April 25, 7:30 p.m., Open Mike Wednesday Nights. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. April 20, Katie O'Brien Duo. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. April 19, Adam Payne; April 20, "Dire Wolf: A Celebration of the Grateful Dead's Music with Spike Emerson and Friends"; April 22, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. Shows are 9 p.m. to midnight unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem; www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG'S EYE. April 19, Jen Kearney; April 20, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam; April 21, Jen and Henry of Aloud; April 22, 7 to 10 p.m., Zeke Martin; April 23, Open mike with Bobby Ledger; April 24, 8 to 11 p.m., 7:58 Comedy Club; April 25, Scaredy Cats. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, April 20, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Kim Richey performs, Melissa Greener opens the show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance and $23 at the door. 781-631-8987 or www.meandthee.org.