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Writer Bridget Rawding will lead a memoir-writing workshop at 6 p.m., followed by an open mike session, at the Danvers branch of the Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. Anyone interested in performing music, poetry or prose is welcome to participate in the open mike, which begins at 7 p.m. To register for either or both events, call 978-774-0554.
Plays don't have to be long to make viewers feel emotion. Salem Theatre Company's Moments of Play, a festival of 10-minute plays, begins at 7:30 p.m. at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Admission is $15. For tickets and information, visit www.salemtheatre.com, call 978-790-8546, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New England Light Opera kicks off its annual concert series tonight with "Curtains Up!" featuring songs from the Great White Way with an emphasis on the classic shows by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, and more. The curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m. at Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 65 and older, and $5 for children and students and will be available at the door. Purchase tickets in advance at www.newenglandlightopera.org or 866-811-4111.