“BEAUTY AND THE BEAST” AND “PEGGY, THE PINT-SIZED PIRATE.” Sunday, May 5, 2 and 5 p.m., Old North Church, 35 Washington St., Marblehead. The Theatre of Light Playhouse presents a comedy version of two one-act plays. $10 suggested ticket donation. Reserve tickets at 978-210-9818 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations recommended.
HERITAGE INDEPENDENT FILMS. Thursday, May 2, 11:40 a.m., “O’l Revere Beach”; 12:05 p.m., “Mysterious Places in Essex County”; 12:30 p.m., “Schoonermen of Cape Ann,” at Hollywood Hits Theatre, 7 Hutchinson Drive, Danvers. $5/general, $4/seniors. 978-777-2711.
“IMAGES OF JEWISH WOMEN IN AMERICAN FILM.” Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m., Aviv Centers, 240 Lynnfield St., Peabody. “The Way We Were” will be discussed. A program of the Jewish Women’s Archive, the free, special film and discussion series traces cultural representations of and attitudes toward Jewish women in American films in the past 50 years. Future dates and movies include “Private Benjamin,” June 5, JCC in Marblehead; and “Kissing Jessica Stein,” July 22, at Aviv Centers in Peabody. Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Reserve a spot at 978-740-4431 or email@example.com.
“SCHOONERMEN OF 1926.” Thursday, May 2, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Presented by archival film preservationist Dan Tremblay, features fishing crews and the historic schooner Adventure. www.hwlibrary.org.
FILM DISCUSSION GROUP. Wednesday, May 8, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. “The Wild Bunch.” Watch film prior to discussion. Discussion includes the art of filmmaking and current trends and historical contexts that drive the creation of the selected film. 978-531-0100 ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
“THE HIRED HELP OF HISTORIC CHESTNUT STREET.” Saturday, May 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m., tour starts at the corner of Summer and Chestnut streets, Salem. Historic New England and Jim McAllister of Derby Square Tours present a walking tour of the Chestnut Street neighborhood, focusing on the lives of servants, coachmen, chauffeurs, gardeners, and other workers who helped make life on Chestnut Street run smoothly through the centuries. Tour is based upon local stories, oral histories, and journals from former homeowners. $15/general, $10/Historic New England members. Space is limited; registration recommended at 978-744-0440 or www.HistoricNewEngland.org.