GALLERY TALK: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MUSEUM’S FURNITURE COLLECTION. Friday, June 14, 10 to 11:30 a.m., meet at the information desk at Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Dean Lahikainen, The Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, leads a closer look at some of the most important pre-1900 examples of Massachusetts furniture in the PEM collection, including works by James Symonds, Cotton Bennett and Samuel McIntire. Advance reservations required. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
ARTS FEST BEVERLY: COMMUNITY ART EXHIBITION RECEPTION. Friday, June 14, 5 to 8 p.m., Endicott College, Manninen Center for the Arts, 376 Hale St., Beverly. A reception will be held to celebrate the Arts Fest Community Art Exhibition and officially kick off Arts Fest Beverly, which will take place on Saturday, June 15, throughout downtown Beverly. Exhibit features work by artists who live in Beverly, go to school in Beverly or are affiliated with a Beverly arts organization. On view through Aug. 2. email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-922-8558.
OPEN STUDIOS AND AFTER PARTY AT PORTER MILL. Saturday, June 15, 10 a.m., Studios at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Open studios at Porter Mill from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Artists will offer demonstrations and answer questions, and art will be available for purchase. An evening celebration will follow in the downstairs galleries at 4 p.m. with music, food, drinks and more art. email@example.com.
GALLERY SPOT: DINOSAUR POTS. Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Wheatland Family Gallery, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Head up to “A Legacy of Change: Native American Art” to explore clay with a museum educator. Take a closer look at the works of artist William Andrew Pacheco. www.pem.org/calendar or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.
“LOOKING BACKWARDS, A GLIMPSE OF 80 YEARS.” Wednesday, June 19, 4 to 7 p.m., Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey St., Marblehead. The Arrangers of Marblehead present a standard flower show, “Looking Backwards, A Glimpse of 80 Years,” in celebration of the garden club’s 80-year anniversary. Free. For details, contact Abby Lavoie, 781-639-8224, or Michele Martin, 781-639-0935.