SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER. Saturday, Aug. 4, 1 to 5 p.m., Masonic Temple, 70 Topsfield Road, Ipswich. The Steven Ewing Scholarship Fund, created in memory of 23-year-old Ewing, who died in December, raises funds for college-bound Ipswich High School seniors who show perseverance despite either academic or personal adversity. Raffles, activities, face-painting, bounce house, carnival game, food and drinks, memorial items, music, and more. Free admission. kcs28@Unh.edu or 978-380-8829.
ROCK ON WITH RIVER HOUSE. Saturday, Aug. 4, 7 p.m., Vittori-Rocci Post, 143 Brimbal Ave., Beverly. The 10th annual fundraising dance will include live music by PeaceWork and live and silent auctions featuring donations from local merchants. Complimentary light fare and cash bar. $20/ticket, available at the door or Archer Insurance in Beverly. River House helps homeless individuals return to lives of self-sufficiency; the shelter will reopen this fall. www.riverhousebeverly.org or 978-921-1304.
SALEM’S NIGHT OUT RESTAURANT SAMPLER. Monday, Aug. 6, 5 to 7 p.m. Join City Council President Joan Lovely on a tour of Rockafellas, 231 Essex St., from 5 to 5:30 p.m.; then 43 Church Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 43 Church St., from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.; and ending at 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar, 62 Wharf St., from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Enjoy restaurant samples and mingle with Salem residents. The cost is $20 per person, and proceeds benefit Salem Main Streets, a nonprofit organization that works to revitalize downtown Salem. Registration is required at 978-744-0004 or Jennifer@salemmainstreets.org.
“DESTINY.” Thursday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 5,3 or 7 p.m., Temple B’Nai Abraham, 200 E. Lothrop St., Beverly. The Theatre of Light presents an original musical based on world peace. Suitable for all ages. $10 suggested donation, $5/children age 5 and under. 978-210-9818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Jaston Williams, Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 p.m., Salem State University, Callan Studio Theatre, 352 Lafayette St. Sendup of small-town morals and mores in Tuna, Texas’ third smallest town. Tickets $25 general/$20 seniors and students. Pre-show dinner $10 (advance reservation, by phone only). www.salemstatetickets.com or 978-542-6290.
EVENING CONCERT ON THE COMMON. Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Beverly Common Bandstand, Essex and Dane streets. Part of the Thursday evening concert series, features George Haile. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Free. Bring blankets or folding chairs.
MAHI MAHI CRUISES.
Local blues/funk band The Gravel Project performs live music every Thursday night through Aug. 30. 90-minute cruises depart from Pickering Wharf in Salem at 7 and 9 p.m., feature grilled food and a full bar, and cost $15. Tickets at 978-825-0001 or www.mahicruises.com.
THE BAHA BROTHERS. Summertime music/Jimmy Buffett/Beach Boys, Castle Hill’s Summer Picnic Concert Series, Thursday, Aug. 2, 7 to 9 p.m., Castle Hill, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Gates open 5 p.m. for picnicking, and close once capacity is reached. Admission is at the gate only, $30 per car, $20 per car for members of Trustees of Reservations. Six-person-per-car maximum, each additional passenger $5. Motorcycles are $10 and walk-ins $5. www.thetrustees.org or 978-356-4351.
BOSTON HORNS CONCERT. Friday, Aug. 3, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Derby Wharf, Salem. Kick off the 24th annual Salem Maritime Festival with a sunset concert for picnicking and dancing. www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm.
SINGER AND SONGWRITER IN CONCERT.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m., Time & Tide Fine Art, 4 Market St., Ipswich. Award-winning singer and songwriter Claudia Nygaard will perform as part of her tour for her album titled “Let the Storm Roll In.” $15/ticket. Doors open at 7 p.m. To reserve tickets, call 978-238-8848.
MARBLEHEAD SUMMER JAZZ CONCERT. Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 28 Mugford St. Features Rebecca Parris. Tickets cost $26 to $40. For tickets, visit Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington St.; Spirit of ’76 Bookstore, 107 Pleasant St.; or www.marbleheadjazz.org.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, Aug. 5, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., Salem. Features Tokyo Tramps. Free. www.junglerhythm.com/concert-series-schedule/cat_listevents/-.html.
SUNDAYS IN PATTON PARK CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, Aug. 5, 5 to 7 p.m., Patton Park, Route 1A, Hamilton. Overdrive, performing swing, Motown and dance music. Last concert of the season. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Community House, 284 Bay Road. Supported in part by a grant from the Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council. Free. www.PattonParkConcerts.org.
COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT. Monday, Aug. 6, 7 p.m., Salem Willows Hatch Shell, Fort Avenue. The Salem Community Concert Band and the Salem Community Jazz Band will present their annual Summer Concert. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Salem High School auditorium. 978-740-1136.
PAUL MADORE CHORALE.
2012 SummerSing with volunteer orchestra and soloists. Monday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m., Carmina Burana, C. Orff. Jeffrey Brody, guest conductor. Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem. Sing with the chorale or just listen. Adults, $9; students and seniors 60 and older, $7. Some choral scores will be available if participants don’t have their own. 978-744-4898, 781-592-2366 or www.paulmadorechorale.org.
BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. The New England Light Opera will conclude its 10th anniversary season of its annual Summer Concert Series with a tribute to the Great White Way from past to present. $12/adults, $10/seniors 65 and older, $5/children and students. www.newenglandlightopera.org or 866-811-4111.
Fairs and festivals
2012 SALEM MARITIME FESTIVAL.
Friday, Aug. 3, and Saturday, Aug. 4, various locations in downtown Salem. The Salem Maritime National Historic Site hosts the 24th annual festival, a celebration of “Ships, Sawdust, Sailors & Song,” featuring several free family fun activities, including live music, theater, free harbor cruises, craft demonstrations, dance, storytelling, face-painting, fish painting, seaside kite-flying, radio-controlled boats, a “muck walk,” touch tanks and much more. Festival’s live music kicks off Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m., with the Boston Horns; bring dinner and a picnic. www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/maritimefestival.htm.
MARBLEHEAD MARITIME FESTIVAL. Friday, Aug. 3, through Sunday, Aug. 12, throughout downtown Marblehead. Celebrate 100 years of marine aviation on Aug. 3 and 4, with helicopter landings, a parade and an exhibit at the Marblehead Arts Association; welcome the Lynx when it enters Marblehead Harbor, Aug. 8, 4 p.m., followed by tours and sailing, Aug. 9 through 12; enjoy the Historic Jeremiah Lee Mansion Garden Party, Aug. 9, 6 to 8 p.m.; attend a presentation by Llewellyn Howland III about yacht designer W. Starling Burgess, Aug. 10, 6 p.m., Abbot Hall; see yachts gathered for Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, Aug. 11 and 12; boat builders, artists, music, entertainment, harbor tours, paddle boarding, kayaking and other maritime exhibits, activities and vendors, Aug. 11 and 12; bring a picnic to Fort Sewall and watch yachts return home, Aug. 12. www.MarbleheadChamber.org, email@example.com or 781-631-2868.
NORTH SHORE PET FAIR. Sunday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m., Salem Common, near gazebo, 18 Washington Square. Pet-friendly exhibitors, vendors, free dog photo sessions, free nail clippings and more. Also, information available on pet-related topics. Free admission. Four-category dog show with prizes for winners. Pet fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; dog show and contest, 1 to 2 p.m. www.northshorepetfair.com or 781-913-3523.
MOVIES ON THE COMMON. Thursday, Aug. 2, after dark on the Salem Common, 18 Washington Square. The Salem Park, Recreation & Community Services Department and the Salem Common Neighborhood Association will sponsor a screening of “Rookie of the Year.” 978-744-0180, ext. 20.
FILM SCREENING. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7 p.m., St. James Conference Room, enter from parking lot at corner of Bridge and Flint streets, Salem. Salem Peace Committee will sponsor a screening of “Rush to War,” a film presenting a provocative look into America’s war on terror. Free. 978-740-9917.
PAWS TO READ. Thursday, Aug. 2, 1 to 2 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Read to Tessie, a Labradoodle and certified therapy dog through Therapy Dog Inc. Readers in kindergarten through grade three are invited to sign up to meet Tessie and read a book to her. Tessie is a perfect audience. Sessions are limited; registration required. www.hwlibrary.org.
Workshops and demonstrations
PASTEL WORKSHOP. Thursday, Aug. 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, first-floor meeting room, 14 Union St., Hamilton. “Art of Georgia O’Keeffe: Modern American Abstraction,” a hands-on pastel intergenerational workshop, led by Gregory Maichack, for teens ages 12 to 19 and adults. All materials provided; $5 materials fee due at time of registration. Space is limited. Register at the reference desk or 978-468-5577, ext. 14.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m., Long Hill and the Sedgwick Gardens, 572 Essex St., Beverly. Essex Heritage and Hunt’s Photo & Video invite photo enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to Long Hill and the Sedgwick Gardens. Try the latest camera gear and receive personal instruction from photographers and technical experts. Reservations required. $35/Essex Heritage members, $45/nonmembers. www.EssexHeritage.org/photosafari or 978-740-0444.
PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 7 to 9 p.m., Artists’ Row, Salem Arts Association, 24 New Derby St., Salem. Part two of Laura Dandaneau’s workshop. Participants are welcome to bring images from part one of the workshop. Dandaneau will discuss work flow and have a round-table discussion. Free. www.salemartsassociation.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHANGING INDIA. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. N.S. Sastry will share his personal observations of the changes in India from the time he left to attend college in the United States to his yearly visits as a retiree to his native village in India. Free. 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
TAROT, SPIRITS & WINE. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 to 10 p.m., 43 Church, 43 Church St., Salem. Dark Moon Tarot and Paranormal Salem present. Meet the Paranormal Salem investigation team and ask questions about reading tarot. Free. www.facebook.com/events/466200700065587/.
BUBBLEOLOGY. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. See some of the largest bubbles, and explore the mysteries, science and art of creating the bubble sculptures. www.hwlibrary.org.
DAYTIME BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP. Thursday, Aug. 2, 1 p.m., Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Discuss “Catch Me if You Can” by Frank Abagnale Jr. All are welcome. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles in various formats are available at the circulation desk. 978-921-6062.
SUMMER SALON SERIES: TARA DIXON. Friday, Aug. 3,5:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. “An Excess of History: The Salem Athenaeum and British Public Records Commission Effort,” a talk on the set of British Public Records given to the Salem Athenaeum in the early 19th century. No tickets or reservations required. www.salemathenaeum.net, 978-744-2540 or email@example.com.
THE EMERGING PEABODY ESSEX MUSEUM. Monday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Peabody Essex Museum chief marketing officer Jay Finney will speak on the proposed additions to the museum. Additions include 5,000 feet of galleries, a new restaurant and roof garden, and new public program and education space. Free. 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
MONTHLY BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, Aug. 6, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Features chairman of the Board of Selectmen in Rowley and D-Day historian Robert Snow, who will speak and share images of his recent return to the beaches of Normandy. Bring lunch; coffee and tea served. Free/museum members and Ipswich seniors, $5/nonmembers. www.ipswichmuseum.org.
“LEAVES OF GRASS” DISCUSSION SERIES. Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. A four-part series presented by Harvard University professor Theoharis C. Theoharis on Walt Whitman’s work. Books available at the Main Library. 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
17TH CENTURY SATURDAYS IN DANVERS.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St. The 1670 Judge Samuel Holten House will be open to the public. Tours led by members of the Gen. Israel Putnam Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Free.
17TH CENTURY SATURDAYS IN IPSWICH.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. In conjunction with North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Escapes North program. See progress made on the authentic reproduction 1657 Alexander Knight House. Free demonstration. $7/Whipple House tour, $10/Heard and Whipple House tours. www.ipswichmuseum.org.
17TH CENTURY SATURDAYS IN SALEM.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Gedney House Museum, 21 High St. The Gedney House, an architectural masterpiece that spans four centuries of construction and social history, invites the public to view original woodwork and paint treatments, and learn about traditional building practices and family histories throughout the years. Tours leave on the hour. Free/Historic New England members and Salem residents, $5/adults. www.HistoricNewEngland.org.
NORMAN LALIBERTE ARTIST TALK RECEPTION: “SEVEN.” Thursday, Aug. 2,4 to 6 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. “Seven” is a performative drawing project where seven artists transform seven walls in seven weeks. Laliberte’s talk begins at 4:30 p.m. Montserrat Gallery will be open during the making of the works, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. On view through Aug. 3. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries/.
CONCURRENT EXHIBIT RECEPTION.
Saturday, Aug. 4, 6 to 8 p.m., Gallery at Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. Celebrating the efforts of do-it-yourself artist initiatives and collectives, which will be exhibiting concurrently in the Gallery at Porter Mill through Friday, Aug. 24. Reception includes refreshments and a chance to meet the artists. Free. email@example.com.
MARBLEHEAD ARTS ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT.
Opening reception on Sunday, Aug. 5, 2 to 4 p.m., 8 Hooper St. Yachting race photography by award-winning photographers and an exhibit of W. Starling Burgess, a yacht designer, aviation pioneer and naval architect. Exhibits highlight maritime art in conjunction with the Maritime Festival. On view Saturday, Aug. 4, through Wednesday, Aug. 29. Free. Gallery hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 781-631-2608 or www.marbleheadarts.org.
HOMECOMING MARKET IN THE COVE. Saturday, Aug. 4, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Church in the Cove, 167 Hale St., Beverly. Crafts, baked goods, flea market and garage sale. 978-922-5135.
YARD SALE. Saturday, Aug. 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Our Lady of Fatima Church, 50 Walsh Ave., Peabody. Church will host in air-conditioned hall. Bargains on Christmas items, clothing, home furnishings and more. All proceeds will help defray costs for church repairs. 978-532-0272.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Aug. 3, 9 p.m. to midnight, The Mystics. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-744-8485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aug. 2, 8 p.m., Jeff Gately; Aug. 3, 8 p.m., Amber Spyglass; Aug. 4, 8 p.m., The Dejas; Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m., Open Mike Wednesday Nights. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
Aug. 3, Lee Hawkins. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA.
Aug. 2, System Soul; Aug. 3, Henley Douglas Jr. & The Cool Times Trio; Aug. 4, Latent Patient; Aug. 5, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. Events are 9 p.m. to midnight, unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Aug. 2, Dave Bailin and the Bailouts; Aug. 3, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam; Aug. 4, Professor Harp; Aug. 5, 7 to 10 p.m., Henley Douglas Jr.; Aug. 6, Open Mike with Julie Dougherty; Aug. 8, Pig’s Eye Coffee House. All events 9 to 11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.