BLUE HERON IN CONCERT. Monday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Salem State University, Recital Hall, Central Campus, 71 Loring Ave., Salem. Vocal ensemble will explore the music of the 15th century. $15 general, $10 students and seniors, free with valid Salem State ID. Tickets available in advance at 978-542-6365 or salemstatetickets.com, or at the door. www.salemstate.edu/arts.
“DRACULA’S GUEST.” Salem Theatre Company presents a journey into terror on Thursday, Oct. 24, through Thursday, Oct. 31. Shows are 45 minutes and begin at 5, 7 and 9 p.m., in the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Tickets cost $15. 978-790-8546, salemtheatre.com.
“THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS.” The Gordon College Department of Theatre Arts presents C.S. Lewis’ “The Screwtape Letters,” on stage Friday, Oct. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 2, with nightly performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 4 p.m., in the Margaret Jensen Theatre of the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. Adapted by associate professor of English Mark Stevick and directed by professor of theatre arts Norman Jones, the production integrates three works by C. S. Lewis: “The Screwtape Letters,” “The Great Divorce” and “Poems.” The production dramatizes a series of letters written in Hell — where the souls are food and the stakes are high — by a senior tempter, the rigorous and ironic Screwtape, to her niece, Wormwood. $12 general admission, $8 for students, senior citizens and faculty/staff of Gordon College. Tickets and details at http://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets / EventSearch?presenter=Gordon.
Lectures & presentations
IPAD APPLICATIONS FOR AUTISM. Thursday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m., Cummings Center, Conference Room, Suite 221E, 100 Cummings Center, Beverly. Talk About Curing Autism will host a free presentation by Melanie Giles, clinic director and chief executive officer of Speech Therapy Group of Beverly, on the use of iPads as a therapeutic tool for children and adolescents with autism. Reservations requested by contacting Mary Romaniec at Mary.Romaniec@tacanow.org.