MASQUERADE BALL: “BLACK AND WHITE & RED ALL OVER.” Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Turner Hill Mansion, 251 Topsfield Road, Ipswich. Ipswich Rotary’s fifth annual ball will benefit DARE Keepin’ it Real, an evidence-based substance abuse prevention program for Ipswich Middle School students. Event includes music, dancing, dinner, raffle and cash bar. Dress theme is Black and White & Red, or black tie/cocktail attire. Tickets cost $75/person and include a raffle ticket. Space is limited; early reservations encouraged. www.ipswichrotary.org/MasqueradeBall.cfm.
APPLIANCE & ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masconomet Regional High School, 20 Endicott Road, Topsfield. Safely, easily and responsibly dispose of electronics, equipment and appliances. Old and broken items accepted. Recycling fee ranges from $5 for a shoebox of odds and ends; $20 for dishwashers and stoves; up to $30 for wood-cased televisions or those larger than 32 inches. Items may be picked up prior to event for a small fee. Event supports Masconomet Regional School District’s “green” initiative to become more environmentally responsible; all proceeds benefit the music scholarship program. 978-352-7315.
HOMECOMING CAR WASH. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Shore Technical High School, 30 Log Bridge Road, Middleton. Class of 2015 will sponsor a free car wash. Donations will be accepted for the class treasury. 978-762-0001.
AN AUTUMN EVENING FUNDRAISING EVENT. Saturday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m., Project Adventure, 719 Cabot St., Beverly. New York Times best-selling author Michael Thompson will speak about the current growing achievement gap between girls and boys in schools. Fundraising event for Project Adventure, an international educational nonprofit that works with numerous schools, students and educators around the North Shore to provide adventure-based experiential programming and training. Event includes dinner catered by Fireside Catering, live music from Moody Like A Girl, dancing and drinks. www.pa.org or 978-524-4555.
ZUMBATHON FUNDRAISER. Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 to 5 p.m., Temple Ner Tamid, 368 Lowell St., Peabody. Includes Zumba, raffles, refreshments, Zumbawear gear for sale and more. All proceeds benefit American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign. $20/advance, $25/at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased at the temple office. email@example.com.
“A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.” Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m., First Church in Wenham, 1 Arbor St. With Peter Stewart and Friends. Free; donations accepted. Concert features a number of North Shore bands and performers, including the Solstice Singers, the Voices of Peace, Abby Frost, the Delle Belles, Mark Godin, Margaret McFadden, Molly Cozza and Alicia Tinkham. Hosted by Family Promise North Shore Boston, a nonprofit, interfaith hospitality network that will provide temporary shelter, meals, hospitality and case management for families experiencing homelessness. www.familypromisensb.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“MUSIC IN THE WOODS” OPENING CONCERT. Friday, Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m., Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Tom Palance Group featuring Sandi Bedrosian. $20/general, $15/students and seniors, free/children age 12 and younger. Palance is a renowned trumpet performer and educator. Bedrosian is a vocalist with mastery in jazz, popular, classical, liturgical and musical theater genres. 978-774-7582 or www.nsuu.org.
“THE ROYALTY OF ROCK ’N’ ROLL.” Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 p.m., North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly. An evening of music from The Duke of Earl, Shirley Reeves, Billy Davis, The Persuasions and Johnnie & Joe. Tickets range from $45 to $55. www.nsmt.org.
FAMILY CONCERT. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2 p.m., Maple Street Church, 90 Maple St., Danvers. Church’s first Artist Series event for 2012-2013 features Peter and Mary Alice Amidon performing traditional songs, dance and storytelling. $12/adults, $6/students and seniors, $30/families. All proceeds go to the Artist Series Fund. Free for 2012-2013 Artist Series sponsors. 978-774-4510.
SIXTH ANNUAL MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE! Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 p.m., Congregation Shirat Hayam, 55 Atlantic Ave., Swampscott. “The Sounds and Soul of Native American Spirit,” featuring Grammy-winning Native American Flute Man Joseph Firecrow. $15/advance, $20 at the door, $10/seniors and students. Sponsored by the Council for Spiritual Connection, in collaboration with North Shore Community College’s Forum on Tolerance, Many Faiths-One Family: A Celebration of Harmony and Humanity. 781-599-8005.
CLAIRE DICKSON CONCERT. Monday, Oct. 22, 7 to 8 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, Sutton Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Dickson, winner of five Downbeat Magazine Student Music Awards for jazz and blues vocals, will perform with Michael McLaughlin, piano, and Greg Loughman, bass. www.libraryinsight.net/eventdetails.
FREE FAMILY ARTS DAY. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Star House, 323 Rear Elliott St., Beverly. Enjoy a day of creativity and fun. Event includes mask making, storytelling with Tony Toledo, music, puppetry, food and more. Family members of all ages welcome. Free; space is limited. 978-203-9195 or email@example.com.
SOAP EXHIBIT. Thursday, Oct. 18, 5 to 8 p.m., 100 Cummings Center, Suite 106H, Beverly. Montserrat College of Art’s student-run Bear Gallery will host the second reception for the invitational group show titled “SOAP: Series of Artists Present Work,” of current work from selected students and alumni. On view through Nov. 1. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
ANNUAL FALL SHOW. Opening reception, Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliott St. Opening reception for Danvers Art Association’s “Gallery 62” juried show, featuring oil, acrylics, watercolors, photography, jewelry and crafts. All items made by Danvers Art Association members and are available for purchase. Award ribbons will be given in all categories. Show continues Oct. 20 and 21 from noon to 4 p.m. Free admission. www.danversart.org.
“OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS” OPENING. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 10 a.m., Family Discovery Gallery, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Visitors can play in the set of a New England farmhouse, learn about horses, sleighs and wagons, and dress in period costumes. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
“GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT.” Marblehead Arts Association’s fifth annual photography show on view through Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8 Hooper St. The show features works from both members and nonmembers of MAA. Submitted images were juried for prizes. 781-631-2608 or www.marbleheadarts.org.
28TH ANNUAL MIDDLETON PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Kickoff on Friday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., Fuller Meadow School, 143 S. Main St. Pumpkins and tools available for carving pumpkins for the Jack-O-Lantern Row display on Saturday. Festival continues Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m., Middleton Congregational Church, 68 Maple St., with church’s annual pancake breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m.; entertainment and activities at Howe-Manning School, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Flint Public Library annual book sale and Middleton Fire Department’s SAFE trailer, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; costume parade, 5:30 p.m.; hayrides on Haunted Road, Jack-O-Lantern Row, music, apple pie, ice cream and complimentary refreshments from local merchants on Richardson Green, 6 to 9 p.m. Rain date for Saturday evening activities is Sunday, Oct. 21; all other events take place rain or shine. www.townofmiddleton.org/Pages/MiddletonMA_CommunityCalendar/S01986984-01986985?formid=161.
LADY GAGA’S LITTLE MONSTERS. Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Boys & Girls Club of Salem, 13 Hawthorne Blvd. Join members of the Salem State dance program and learn choreography to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” Meet at the club, then get all “gag’d” up for a flash mob-style performance on the Salem Common, 18 Washington Square. Event draws participants from age 6 to 60. $12/general, $8/students and seniors. Purchase tickets at salemstatetickets.com. 978-542-7890 or www.salemstate.edu/arts.
SIXTH ANNUAL HARVEST FEST. Saturday, Oct. 20, session one: 2 to 4:30 p.m.; session two: 5:30 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square, Salem. North Shore’s largest craft beer, wine and mead festival, presented by Pamplemousse, features wine, mead, craft beer and live music. $25/advance, $30/day of. Tickets available at SalemHarvestFest.com.
CHEF’S OCTOBERFEST ON THE GRAND ALLEE. Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m., Castle Hill on Crane Estate, 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich. Outdoor feast in celebration of the season’s bounty. Executive chef Robert Grant will create a multi-course meal using the finest and freshest local produce served family-style. Food, drink and music. Rain or shine. $75/person. Reserve a spot in advance. 978-356-4351 or email@example.com.
HARVEST TEA PARTY. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 4 p.m., Peabody Institute Library South Branch, 78 Lynn St., Peabody. For children ages 5 to 9 with an adult. Attendees are encouraged to dress their best and bring a stuffed animal or doll for English Tea Time. Seating is limited. Registration required at the library or 978-531-3380.
HARVEST SUPPER. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Traditional harvest feast with turkey and all the trimmings. $35/person by advance reservation; $5 more at the door. www.ipswichmuseum.org.
FAIRY AND GNOME HOME CELEBRATION. Friday, Oct. 19, 4 to 6 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn about the elusive fairies and gnomes that live in the forest, then help build homes for them. Play games, create fairy and gnome art, then hike to the Hemlock Forest to design their homes. Return for hot cocoa, cookies, and stories about fairies and gnomes by the wood stove. Led by Angela Walsh and Cheri Corrado. Meet in the barn. Dress for weather. For families with children ages 4 to 6. $7/Audubon member, $9/nonmember; $6/child member, $7/child nonmember. Register at 978-887-9264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FALL WALK AROUND DANVERS RESERVOIR. Saturday, Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m., park at Choate Farm Conservation Area, 401 Locust St., Danvers. Meet across Locust Street at trail head. Scenic hike around the Danvers Reservoir, led by Charles Lincicum of the Danvers Bi-Peds and chairman of the Rail Trail Advisory Committee. Wear sturdy shoes, dress for weather and bring bug spray. Refreshments provided. Rain date Oct. 21. Part of Danvers Bi-Peds’ monthly hiking series to explore places around Danvers. 978-777-4661.
NATURE TALES: WONDERFUL WETLANDS. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Read “Squish! A Wetland Walk” by Nancy Luenn, then, using buckets and strainers, explore a pond and a wetland habitat and search for critters that swim, soar and crawl. Led by Kim LoGrasso. For families with children ages 3 to 6. $7/Audubon member, $9/nonmember; $6/child member, $7/child nonmember. Meet in Nature Center. Dress for weather. 978-887-9264 or email@example.com.
THE ART OF NATURE: LEAVES, NUTS AND BERRIES. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Join watercolorist Brenda Sloane to talk about the organization and shape of leaves and the process of photosynthesis. Look at some nuts and berries and discuss animals that eat them. Then go on a walk to look for evidence the animals may have left behind. Return to the Nature Center to create a watercolor painting based on the shapes observed in the wild. For families with children ages 6 to 12. $8/Audubon member, $10/nonmember; $7/child member, $8/child nonmember. All materials provided. Dress for weather. Register at 978-887-9264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAP AND COMPASS TREASURE HUNT. Saturday, Oct. 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Bring a compass, or borrow one, and talk about “red in the shed,” true north and magnetic north. After basic compass exercises, hit the trails with a map to search for nature treasure. Led by Scott Santino. For families with children ages 7 and older. $7/Audubon member, $9/nonmember; $6/child member, $7/child nonmember. Meet in the barn. Bring or borrow a compass. Dress for weather. 978-887-9264 or email@example.com.
CAPTURING THE COLORS OF FALL. Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 to 4 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Learn specific camera settings and field techniques that can be used to strengthen autumn pictures. Visit locations overlooking the fields and wetlands to help create beautiful compositions. Meet in the Nature Center. Bring camera, digital or film, with extra batteries and enough memory or film to take about 200 images. Tripod may be handy. Led by Bob Speare. $25/Audubon members, $30/nonmembers. Register at 978-887-9264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FARMSTEAD AND OLD HOUSE TOUR. Sunday, Oct. 21, 3 to 5 p.m., Waldingfield Road parking area, off Route 1A, Ipswich. Leisurely walk reveals Appleton family tales and includes a visit to the dairy during milking time — ordinarily closed to the public. Free/Trustees members, $5/nonmembers. 978-356-5728, ext. 18, or email@example.com.
Fairs and festivals
“HIRING OUR HEROES” VETERANS EVENT. Thursday, Oct. 18, 1 to 4 p.m., American Legion Post 227, 69 River St., Middleton. Job fair for veterans, active-duty military, members of the National Guard and reserve components, and military spouses. Free hiring fair for both employers and job seekers. firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-463-5807.
GREEK FESTIVAL. Friday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Oct. 20, noon to midnight; Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 5 Paleologos St., Peabody. St. Vasilios Church’s festival includes Greek food, pastries, a country store, boutiques, kids entertainment and more. A DJ will provide entertainment on Friday, followed by live music on Saturday night. Admission and parking are free. 978-531-0777.
HIGGINS SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Higgins School, 1 King St. Ext., Peabody. The 12th annual fair features several local crafters, vendors, a cookie walk, raffles and a gold buyer. email@example.com.
HEALTHY PLANET, HEALTHY PEOPLE SUSTAINABILITY FAIR. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Shore Community College Danvers Campus, 1 Ferncroft Road. Second annual fair features exhibits, environmentally sound vendors, lectures on environmental and wellness issues, and face-painting and free pumpkins (while they last) for kids. Licensed drivers (valid driver’s license required) will have an opportunity to test-drive a Chevy Volt, provided by Amesbury Chevrolet. Also, student-led tours of NSCC’s new Health Professions and Student Services Building. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-762-4000, ext. 5560.
DICKENS’ “THE SIGNALMAN.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Screening presented by the Dickens Fellowship, North of Boston Branch. The railway signalman tells the story of a ghost that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes a tragic event on the signalman’s lonely stretch of railway, where he controls the movements of passing trains. When there is danger, his fellow signalmen alert him by telegraph and alarms. Three times, he receives phantom warnings of danger when his bell rings in a fashion only he can hear. 1976 production by BBC TV, rated PG, runs 40 minutes. www.hwlibrary.org.
“BAG IT — IS YOUR LIFE TOO PLASTIC?” Sunday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn, Parish Hall, 101 Forest Ave., Swampscott. Free showing of award-winning documentary that explores humans’ dependency on plastic bags. Free. uucgl.org.
GREATER SALEM GREEN DRINKS EVENT. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m., LPF Studios, 296 Cabot St., Beverly. LPF Studios will host, featuring a screening of “Green Fire,” an award-winning documentary about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., followed by film at 7:30 p.m. Become a fan of LPF Studios on Facebook and see the movie for free; otherwise, tickets cost $4 each. Reserve a spot at http://greenfirescreeningforgreendrinks.eventbrite.com/#.
Lectures and presentations
“FROM NOTHING TO NATIVE PARADISE.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 143 County Road, Ipswich. Ipswich resident Kate Hone will discuss her backyard garden makeover, which was funded in part by Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Slow the Flow Grant. Optional field trip to follow. Reserve a spot at email@example.com or 978-412-8200.
“EATING DISORDERS IN A GLOBALIZING WORLD: THE VIEW FROM FIJI.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Salem State University, Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Anne E. Becker, professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard University. Sponsored by the psychology department in collaboration with the School of Nursing Colloquium Series 2012-2013. 978-542-6496 or 978-542-7012.
LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL PRESENTATION. Thursday, Oct. 18, 5 p.m., Ipswich Family YMCA, 110 County Road. Presentation by the children of the After the Bell program. After the Bell has been studying the political process for the month of October and will present their candidates for After the Bell president. Hear their creative ideas for fundraising and environmental policies. All attendees are encouraged to vote for their favorite candidate. 978-356-9622.
“OLD TIME RADIO SHOW.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Relive the golden years of radio with Tom and Matt Martin. Contests with prizes awarded for correct answers. Light refreshments will follow the program. Free/Danvers Historical Society members, $5/nonmembers. Advance reservations appreciated. Parking on Page Street or in community lot at corner of Page and Elm streets. 978-777-1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARISTOCRATS AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. Former U.S. diplomat and soviet affairs analyst Douglas Smith talks about his latest book, “Former People: The Final Days of the Russian Aristocracy,” which recounts the history of the aristocracy caught up in the maelstrom of the Bolshevik Revolution and the creation of Stalin’s Russia. $15/general, $10/Athenaeum members, free/students with ID. www.salemathenaeum.net or 978-744-2540.
SALEM WITCH TRIALS STREET-BY-STREET, NEIGHBOR-BY-NEIGHBOR. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., National Park Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty St., Salem. Salem resident and historian Timothy Kendall will present an illustrated lecture, titled “Salem in 1692: Our Neighbors and Neighborhood during the Witch Year,” which is based on his research and recent publication of the “2013 Salem Witch Trials Calendar.” Kendall’s calendar guide will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. www.nps.gov/sama or 978-740-1650.
“THE VALUE OF DESIGN.” Thursday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. Valerie Fletcher, executive director of the Institute for Human Centered Design, will present a lecture focusing on celebrating the benefits of interior design and how design shapes and impacts humans’ everyday lives. Free. Dessert reception will follow lecture. www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts.
POLITICS AND POETRY. Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m., Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Salem State’s event features essayist and journalist Steve Almond and January O’Neil, executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and award-winning poet. Free. 978-542-7890 or email@example.com.
WHEN SALEM RULED THE WORLD. Friday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m., Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Historian Robert Booth will trace the rise of Salem to the position of global capital of commerce in the 1780s and its abrupt fall from greatness. Citing his recent book, “Death of an Empire: The Rise and Murderous Fall of Salem, America’s Richest City,” Booth will tell the story of Salem’s friendship with India, China and the Muslim world. Free. 978-744-0804 or www.explorerslli.org.
MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS OF THE 1692 WITCHCRAFT HYSTERIA. Saturday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m., Rebecca Nurse Homestead, 149 Pine St., Danvers. The Salem witchcraft hysteria has fascinated people around the world for centuries. Event will clear up and explain some of the common misconceptions that many people have regarding this period in Massachusetts history. Learn how the events finally wound down and came to an end and the aftermath that followed. $5/person, $3/seniors and children under 16, free/children under 6. 978-774-8799.
MONDAY MORNINGS: “THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF TEA.” Monday, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Specialty Tea Institute member Danielle Beaudette will discuss why nationally recognized doctors are promoting tea drinking for prolonged health. Beaudette will also bring samples of fall teas. Adults welcome. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. Handicapped-accessible. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CONTEMPORARY POETRY: CHARLES SIMIC. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to noon, Peabody Institute Library, Trustees Room, 82 Main St., Peabody. Jacquelyn Malone will present a lecture on American poet Simic, a Pulitzer Prize winner, poet laureate, MacArthur Fellow and professor emeritus at the University of New Hampshire, who speaks with authority in his sometimes outrageous poetic scenes. peabodylibrary.org.
BOOK SIGNING WITH MASTER CHEF. Saturday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Karl’s Sausage Kitchen and European Market, 1 Bourbon St., Peabody. Brendan Cronin will sign copies of his newly released autobiography, “Cheffin’ — From Potatoes to Caviar: An Irish Chef’s Journey of Cooking and Travel,” and chat with customers about his book and all things gastronomical. 978-854-6650 or email@example.com.
BOOKMOBILE OPEN HOUSE. Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 to 3 p.m., People’s United Bank, 63 Dodge St., Beverly. Meet Linda, the Bookmobile librarian, browse and check out books, enjoy cookies, and pick up a free Frisbee. Special guests include Mayor Bill Scanlon, branch manager Amy Pasquarelli and Kevin Noyes of the Danversbank Charitable Foundation. Rain or shine; in case of inclement weather, the event will be held in the bank lobby. 978-921-6062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE PHENOMENAL ST. ANDREW’S RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday, Oct. 20, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 135 Lafayette St., Route 114, Marblehead. Includes an antiques boutique, baked goods, books, clothing, toys, cafe serving lunch, lamps, luggage, sports equipment, furniture, electronics and more. At noon, attendees can purchase a bag for $5 and fill it full with anything that fits. Also, outside sales for early birds. 781-631-4951.
FRIENDS OF THE FLINT ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Flint Public Library, 1 S. Main St., Middleton. Books available for purchase at bargain prices. Proceeds help support the library. The library will be closed for regular business during the sale. 978-774-8132.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Friday, Oct. 19, 9 p.m. to midnight, Paul Speidel Trio. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.
GULU-GULU. Oct. 18, 7 p.m., Lucas Custer; Oct. 19, 8 p.m.,The Mirror Neurons; Oct. 20, 8 p.m., The Dejas. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. Oct. 19, Patti Derosa. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Oct. 18, Erinn Brown; Oct. 19, Tokyo Tramps; Oct. 20, Ross Livermore; Oct. 21, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. Music from 10 p.m. to midnight, unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-774-9653 or www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Oct. 18, Lydia Harrell; Oct. 19, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam, Hip Anonymous, 9 to 11:30 p.m.; Oct. 20, JAH-N-I Roots Band; Oct. 21, Jeff Buckridge’s Uke Joint; Oct. 22, Open Mike with Bobby Ledger; Oct. 23, The Tarot Project with Calamus; Oct. 24, Elle Gallo and Chris Fitz. All events 9 to 11:30 p.m. unless noted. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
ME&THEE COFFEEHOUSE. Friday, Oct. 19, The Greencards with Jimmy Ryan opening. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for 8 p.m. show. 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Tickets $20 in advance at 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org, Spirit of ’76 Bookstore or Arnould Gallery. $23 at the door. www.meandthee.org.