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Historian and actor Mike Lowe presents a multimedia theatrical event focused on the life and presidency of John F. Kennedy at Explorers Lifelong Learning Institute Center, 10 Federal St., Salem. Recreating JFK’s unmistakable cadence, Lowe delivers speeches verbatim and describes the settings and reasons for the speeches, answering questions from the audience in character. A companion slideshow explores the culture of the mid-20th century. The event starts at 10 a.m.; donations will be appreciated from nonmembers attending. For more information, call 978-744-0804 or go to www.explorerslli.org.
Friday night is pasta night, as the Church of the Holy Name hosts an Italian Night Supper starting at 6 p.m. at Remick Hall, 40 Hardy Road, Swampscott. Bring your appetite and indulge in different types of pasta with spaghetti sauce, salads, and bread. Various desserts, tea, coffee and cold drinks will also be available. All are welcome; cost is $10 per adult, $5 per child ages 12 to 16, free for children ages 11 and under. Prices are capped at a maximum of $20 per family. For more information, visit www.churchoftheholyname.com.
Check out the Oniontown Community Variety Show, a cabaret style program featuring community talent in music, comedy and show pieces, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. Open mike opportunities for walk-in performers as time allows. Refreshments will be available. Cost is $5 admission for non-performers. This event is sponsored by the Danvers Historical Society. To perform, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.