“THE LARAMIE PROJECT.” Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, 2 p.m., St. John’s Prep, Kaneb Theatre, Alumni Hall, 72 Spring St., Danvers. St. John’s Prep Drama Guild presents drama about a Wyoming town’s reaction to the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard, a local student and young gay man. $12/general, $10/seniors and students. Production recommended for patrons ages 13 and older. Tickets available at the door or in advance at www.stjohnsprep.org/theater or firstname.lastname@example.org. 978-744-1050.
“ONCE UPON A MATTRESS.” Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, 2:30 p.m., Ipswich Performing Arts Center, 134 High St. The Company of Ipswich High School presents musical. Baked goods and concessions will be sold; proceeds from sales help fund scholarships, summer study grants and fine arts enhancements. $10/adults, $8/students and seniors. 978-356-3137, ext. 365, or www.imada.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC FALL RECITAL. Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Phillips Music Center, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Student chamber ensembles will perform a varied selection. Free. www.gordon.edu/event.cfm?iEventID=1793.
“VIVA VIVALDI!” Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. The Concert Singers presents its 33rd set of holiday concerts. All pieces accompanied by professional Boston-area soloists and an instrumental chamber ensemble. Includes select works by Antonio Vivaldi, pops style music and an audience singalong. Free. Handicapped-accessible. 781-639-4558 or 978-744-4787.
“TWILIGHT IN NEW ENGLAND.” Saturday, Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m., Christ Church of Hamilton-Wenham, 149 Asbury St., Hamilton. Cantemus will launch its 30-year anniversary with a seasonal program celebrating New England composers. Cantemus is a member of the Greater Boston Choral Consortium. $20/adults, $17/seniors, free/students 21 and under. www.cantemus.org or 888-CHORUS 1.
HOLIDAY POPS LUNCHEON CONCERT. Sunday, Dec. 2, 12:15 p.m., Danversport Yacht Club, 161 Elliott St., Danvers. Honda North presents the annual Holiday Pops Luncheon Concert to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS. Luncheon followed by holiday melodies by the 34-piece Hillyer Festival Orchestra and soloist Michael Dynice. $75/patron ticket, includes concert, preferred seating and pre-event champagne reception. $50/adults, $25/children 12 and under. Children’s tickets are free when purchased with an adult ticket at Honda North. 617-450-1520 or www.aac.org/Pops.