, Salem, MA

March 28, 2014

Best Bets for Friday, March 28

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Terri McFadden, Beverly Historical Society researcher, will trace the lives of several African-American families as they journeyed from slavery to freedom here in Massachusetts in the 18th and 19th centuries in a special talk at 10 a.m. at Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute, 10 Federal St., Salem. All are welcome. For more information, visit the institute's website or call 978-744-0804.

North Shore Players present Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" tonight at the Hogan Regional Center Auditorium, 6 Hathorne Circle, Danvers. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors and are available at the players' website or by calling 978-750-4842 or 978-335-5605.

The Boston Artists Ensemble will perform with violinists David Coucheron and Julianne Lee, violist Kathryn Lockwood, cellist Jonathan Miller, pianist Randall Hodgkinson, and clarinetist Tomas Martin at 8 p.m. at the Peabody Essex Museum's East India Marine Hall, at 161 Essex St., Salem. Tickets are $27 nonmembers, $24 PEM members, $10 students and are available in advance by calling 978-542-1511; tickets also available at the door. For more information, visit PEM's online calendar or call 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.