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The final program of the Phillips Favorites series is today from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. The program, which is presented by Historic New England and the Phillips House, will welcome the coming spring with home movies of Salem parades, parties and the infamous Chestnut Street Days of the 1930s. CinemaSalem will provide the popcorn. The program is part of a series that highlights the Phillips House Museum and life on Chestnut Street in the early 20th century. Admission is $10 per person. Space is limited and advance reservations are required at www.historicnewengland.org, or 978-744-0440.
Salem State University presents Dakin Matthews’ Tony Award-winning adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV” this evening at 7:30, in the Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Directed by Professor Celena Sky April, the staged reading features Professor Tom Luddy as the witty and calculating Sir John Falstaff. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.salemstatetickets.com or call 978-542-7890.
Also on stage is "Defending the Caveman," featuring Vince Valentine as The Caveman in a comedy show about the ways men and women relate. Performances run today at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2 in the Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St., Beverly. Tickets cost $39 for general admission, and $36 for senior citizens. Details and tickets are available at 617-531-1257 and www.larcomtheatre.com.
Join the Danvers Bi-Peds at 1 p.m. on Sunday for the fifth annual Chocolate Walk along the northern portion of the Danvers Rail Trail, from Wenham Street to the Swamp Walk. After the stroll, enjoy hot choclate and chocolate treats. All, including dogs on leashes, are invited. Meet at Putnamville Crossing on Wenham Street in Danvers. For more information, call 978-777-4661.