RUBBER DUCK RACE. Saturday, Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Devereux Beach. Marblehead Rotary Club sponsors “Dress & Talk Like a Pirate” Rubber Duck Race to benefit local scholarships and camperships. Hundreds of rubber ducks will race for cash prizes. Numbered ducks and certificates of ownership (tickets) at $5 each can be purchased from local merchants. A limited number of tickets will be available from 10 to 11 a.m. at Devereux Beach on the day of the race. Also, games and activities for families and children, including doubloon toss, treasure hunt, face painting and more. Ethical Electronics Recycling will be collecting old electronics to recycle for $1 per pound. A prize will be awarded for the “Best Dressed Pirate.” Info at www.facebook.com/rubberduckrace.
OKTOBERFEST. Saturday, Sept. 14, 7 to 11 p.m., Old Town Hall, Derby Square, Salem. Live entertainment by Freevolt, Qwill, Nick Consone Band and Olga the Angry Beer Wench (Erik Rodenheiser); games; costume contest; beer, bratwurst, pretzels, apple strudel; and more. $20 ticket includes admission, Alpine hat and mug. $2, $3 mug of beer. Event benefits the Salem YMCA. Tickets available at Pamplemousse, Salem Cycle, and the Salem YMCA.
FRIDAYS IN THE ROSE CONCERT. Friday, Sept. 13, noon to 1 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Scarcella. Light appetizer lunch will follow the performance. Free. Reserve tickets at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Sept. 13, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Grammy Award-winning American songwriter, folk singer, humorist and actor Loudon Wainwright III will perform; Sarah Blacker, New England Music Awards’ 2012 Female Performer of the Year, will open. Tickets cost $32 in advance and $35 at the door. Tickets and details at www.meandthee.org or 781-631-8987.
ST. MICHAEL’S DANCE. Saturday, Sept. 14, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Polish Society, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. St. Michael’s Society will host a fall dance featuring live music by the Lee Hawkins Band. All are welcome. $5 admission.