ONIONTOWN COMMUNITY VARIETY SHOW. Friday, Sept. 6, 7 to 9 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Cabaret style program features community talent in music, comedy and show pieces. Open mike for walk-in performers as time allows. Refreshments available. $5 admission for non-performers. Sponsored by the Danvers Historical Society. To perform, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Texas singer and songwriter Slaid Cleaves will kick off the 2013 concert season; Putnam Smith opens the show. Tickets cost $20 in advance and $23 at the door. Tickets and details at www.meandthee.org or 781-631-8987.
“THE SUNNY SKIES OF ITALY.” Tuesday, Sept. 10, 12:30 p.m., Peabody Senior Center, 79 Central St., Peabody. “The Sunny Skies of Italy” with soprano Ruth Harcovitz. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by the free concert at 12:30 p.m. $2.25 suggested donation. For details and reservations, call the senior center at 978-531-2254.
IPSWICH DRIVE-IN DOUBLE FEATURE. Saturday, Sept. 7, gates open at 7 p.m., Crane Beach, 310 Argilla Road, Ipswich town lot. Ipswich Recreation & Culture presents “Field of Dreams” at 7:30 p.m. and “The Perfect Storm” at 9:30 p.m. Suggested donation: $20 per carload, $5 walk-in. Bring lawn chair to sit up front. IHS Interact will be selling concession. Weather cancelation will be posted on Ipswich Recreation & Culture Facebook Page. Rain date Sept. 14. For information, call Kerri Bates at 978-375-0324.
HARVEST FESTIVAL. Saturday, Sept. 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Green Meadows Farm, 656 Asbury St., Hamilton. Features kid-friendly events, obstacle course, hay rides, games, food, face painting, live music by The Dixie Cookbooks, and more. Free; open to the public. www.gmfarm.com or 978-468-2277.
LATE SUMMER ICE CREAM PADDLE. Saturday, Sept. 7, 1 to 3 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. For families with children ages 6 and older. Paddle the Ipswich River with family in a canoe. Stop along the way for ice cream. Basic canoeing instruction and all equipment provided. $16/adults, $14/children, discounts available for Mass Audubon members. Advance registration required at 978-887-9264.