TROUBLE THE DOG. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 4 p.m. Children’s author Sheila Duncan shares adventures of children’s character Trouble The Dog at Wit & Whimsy Children’s Bookstore, 60 Atlantic Ave. in Marblehead. Information, contact Duncan at 781-631-0887 or email Sheiladuncan@verizon.net. www.troublethedog.net.
SALEM WALKING TOUR. Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 a.m., Armory Park, across from Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St., Salem. Local author Bonnie Hurd Smith will lead a walking tour of the Salem Women’s Heritage Trail. Meet at Armory Park. Rain or shine. Allow 11/2 hours for the tour. $10/person. Trail books may be purchased in advance at historysmiths.com.
LOBSTER BAKE FUNDRAISER. Thursday, Aug. 22, 6 to 9 p.m., Franco-American Club, 44 Park St., Beverly. State Rep. Jerry Parisella’s campaign committee will host. Boiled lobster, chicken, corn on the cob, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Suggested donation $15 to $35. Brandon Cox, 770-362-9930 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GULU-GULU CAFE. Thursday, Aug. 22, Arms and Ears, 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 23, The Found Objects, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 24, Darq, featuring DJ Vudu, 8 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 28, open mike, 7:30 p.m. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
VICTORIA STATION. Thursday, Aug. 22, open mike, 9 p.m. to midnight; Friday, Aug. 23, DJ JDubbs, 9 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Aug. 24, The Merj, 9 p.m. to midnight; Sunday, Aug. 25, Tigerman Whoa, 6 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 28, karaoke, 9 p.m. to midnight. 86 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-745-3400.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Friday, Aug. 23, 10 p.m. to midnight, North Shore Acoustic Project; Saturday, Aug. 24, 10 p.m. to midnight, 12More Times; Sunday, Aug. 25, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Steve Spungin. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-744-9653, www.feedyourwolf.com.