NORTH SHORE MYSTERY DINE AROUND. Friday, Sept. 28, 5 to 11 p.m., Salem Waterfront Hotel and Marina, 225 Derby St. Third annual event to benefit Hospice of the North Shore & Greater Boston. Following a VIP reception and hors d’oeuvres, guests will leave the hotel at 6:30 p.m. for the dining festivities, then return at 9 p.m. for music, dancing, cash bar, dessert buffet and auction, hosted by Billy Costa. www.nsdinearound.eventbrite.com.
BEAR GALLERY RECEPTION. Friday, Sept. 28, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, Student Village Basement, 26 Essex St., Beverly. Gallery reception for juried show “Everything Red: Mixed Media Show,” curated by Joyce Fombah, in Montserrat’s student-run Bear Gallery. Exhibit on view through Oct. 15. email@example.com or www.montserrat.edu/galleries.
FUR BALL. Friday, Sept. 28, 7 to 11 p.m., Italian Community Center, 302 Rantoul St., Beverly. The Friends of Beverly Animals hosts its annual fundraiser for the no-kill animal rescue and adoption shelter in Beverly. Event includes music by the 5 O’Clock Somewhere band, dancing, food, raffles and cash bar. $20/person. firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-927-4157, email@example.com or 978-922-7190.
EVENING PARTY CELEBRATING STYLE. Thursday, Sept. 27, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. View PEM’s new exhibit, “Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones”; create a fascinator with milliner Sarah Havens; model in a fashion shoot with photographer Keith Patankar and learn behind-the-scenes tricks; and learn tips during Bill Graham’s and Jessen Fitzpatrick’s styling sessions. Gypsy swing music by the New Boston Duo, vintage fashion film clips and cocktails from the cash bar. $5 for PEM/PM members and Salem residents, $7/nonmembers. 866-745-1876 or www.pem.org.
GALA 90TH ANNIVERSARY BASH. Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 to 11 p.m., Abbot Hall, 188 Washington St., Marblehead. Marblehead Arts Association will celebrate its 90-year anniversary with food, live big band tunes and dancing. Attendees are encouraged to wear 1920s attire and masks. $75/ticket. 781-631-2608, www.marbleheadarts.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A HARVEST MOON CELEBRATION. Sunday, Sept. 30, 5 to 7 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. Celebration includes beer, wine, cider and light refreshments under a harvest moon. Casual dress. $25/Athenaeum members in advance, $30/nonmembers; $30 at the door. Ticket includes one complimentary beer or glass of wine. $15 of ticket price is tax-deductible. Proceeds benefit Athenaeum’s collections and educational programs. In case of rain, celebration will move indoors. Reserve a spot. email@example.com or 978-744-2540.
Music and theater
“THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST.”
Friday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 29, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Sea Change Theatre Company, Dane Street Church, 10 Dane St., Beverly. Beverly’s newest theater company presents Oscar Wilde’s play. $12/adult, $10/students and seniors. www.seachangetheatre.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-500-3885.
BOSTON ARTISTS ENSEMBLE CONCERT. Friday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Boston Artists Ensemble concert presents Beethoven Piano Trio in D, Opus 70, No. 1, “Ghost,” and Mendelsohnn Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Opus 66. Concert features violinist Sharan Leventhal, cellist Jonathan Miller and pianist Randall Hodgkinson. $27/general, $12/students; additional discounts available. Tickets available at the door or 617-964-6553.
A CAPPELLA CONCERT. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Ipswich Performing Arts Center, Middle/High School, 134 High St. North Shore A Cappella and Overboard will perform as a fundraiser for the arts booster group for the middle and high school fine arts programs. Sponsored by IMADA. $15/adults, $10/students and seniors, $40/family of two adults and two students. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Purchase tickets at Conley’s Drug Store, 146 High St.; Zumi’s Espresso & Ice Cream, 40 Market St; or www.imada.org.
POPS CONCERT. Saturday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m., Asbury Grove Tabernacle, off Asbury Street, corner of Highland and Asbury streets, Hamilton. The Dane Street Band will perform. $5 donation at the door; free for kids. 978-468-4605.
ST. MICHAEL’S COMMUNITY CONCERT. Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., St. Michael’s Polish Society, 15 Endicott St., Peabody. The Lee Hawkins Band will perform. $5 admission charge. 978-977-2770.
CAMBRIDGE SOCIETY FOR EARLY MUSIC CONCERT. Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m., at the Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, and Sunday, Sept. 30, 4 p.m., at Ascension Memorial Church, 31 County St., Ipswich. First concert of the 2012-2013 Chamber Music by Candlelight series. Concert features Wieland Kuijken, Eva Legêne and Arthur Haas performing music composed before about 1790 with historically appropriate instruments in an intimate space. $30/general, $25/seniors and Salem Athenaeum members, free/children and students with ID. Tickets at door; cash or check only. Credit card sales at www.csem.org.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES. Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 to 6 p.m., Peabody Street Park, 15 Peabody St., Salem. Features Happy Accident. Free. www.junglerhythm.com/concert-series-schedule/cat_listevents/-.html.
JEFF SAVLON CD RELEASE CONCERT. Sunday, Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. Salem Theatre Company Music & More Series will host party for Savlon’s “Sad Songs and Moon Expeditions.” Tickets cost $10 for the concert. www.salemtheatre.com, email@example.com or 978-790-8546.
Children and families
CHILDREN’S LEGO CLUB. Friday, Sept. 28, 3:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. For children in kindergarten and older. Use Legos to build something around the theme of ancient Egypt. Free. 978-887-7323.
FALL STORY TIME AND CRAFT. Saturday, Sept. 29, 11 a.m. to noon, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Hear stories about apples, harvests and leaves, then make a craft to take home. For children ages 2 and up. Free. www.hwlibrary.org.
RUBBER DUCK RACE. Saturday, Sept. 29, noon, Porter River, adjacent to Pope’s Landing, 10 Harbor St., Danvers. The Danvers Kiwanis Club’s 19th annual race will provide scholarship funds for local college students. Race winners receive $1,500/first prize, $500/second prize, $300/third prize and prizes for 10 runners-up. Pre-race festivities start at 11:30 a.m. danverskiwanis.org.
FULLISH MOON PADDLE. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6 to 9:30 p.m., Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row, Topsfield. Paddle down the Ipswich River guided by the moonlight. Watch for ducks, herons and other birds, bats, water insects, and possibly mammals. Stop on the river’s islands for a campfire and snacks. Meet in front of Visitor’s Center. All equipment will be provided. Participants should have some previous canoeing experience. Led by Carol Decker and Scott Santino. $28/Audubon members, $32/nonmembers. A confirmation with a list of what to bring will be sent. Register at 978-887-9264 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE HISTORY OF MAIN STREET: PART THREE. Thursday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m., Wenham Senior Center, 10 School St. Historian and author Jack Hauck presents a lecture and slides. A light lunch will follow. Free, donations accepted. 978-468-2039, email@example.com, 978-468-5529 or 978-468-5595.
THE LOST ART OF ETIQUETTE. Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St., Salem. Historic New England registrar Megan MacNeil looks at the role of etiquette in entertaining in the early 20th century. Following the lecture, a first-floor tour will highlight how the Phillips family demonstrated proper etiquette throughout their daily lives. $10/Historic New England members, $15/nonmembers. Space is limited; registration recommended at 978-744-0440 or www.historicnewengland.org.
IPSWICH’S RUM HISTORY.
Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 to 5 p.m., Turkey Shore Distilleries, 23 Hayward St., Unit 8, Ipswich. Tastings and tours as part of Essex National Heritage Commission’s Trails and Sails events. Free tours of Ipswich facility along with a brief overview of rum’s influence in the region. Samplings of award-winning Old Ipswich Rum for adults 21 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Handicapped-accessible. Dogs welcome on leashes. Tour space is limited. 978-356-0048 or www.turkeyshoredistilleries.com.
“SALEM SO SPOOKY WALKING TOUR.” Saturday, Sept. 29,7:30 p.m., departs from Witch Trials Memorial, Liberty and Charter streets, Salem. Salem Lions Club presents a 90-minute walking tour featuring stops at Salem’s historic and/or haunted sites, and tales of mayhem and magic narrated and led by William Sano, local historian. $12 donation per person. All proceeds benefit Salem Lions Charities. Reservations at 978-745-0035.
Books and poetry
MONTSERRAT’S POETRY TOUR. Monday, Oct. 1, 7 to 9 p.m., Wayne’s World of Automotive Services, 126 Park St., Beverly. Montserrat College of Art’s Improbable Places Poetry Tour’s next stop is an auto body shop. The tour is Montserrat’s way of bringing together student writers, local poets, area businesses and enthusiastic listeners to celebrate the power of poetry and community. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-969-2301.
READ OUT WEDNESDAY. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 4 p.m. Children’s Read Out, 6:30 p.m. Adult Read Out, Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St., Boxford. Celebrate Banned Books Week and the Freedom to Read. Read out loud from favorite banned books. Staff members will kick off reading from a group of their own favorites. Free. 978-887-7323.
AUTHOR VISIT WITH MARYANNE O’HARA. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m., Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers. As part of an ongoing author series, O’Hara will read from and sign her debut novel, “Cascade.” O’Hara will answer questions after the reading. Books will be available for purchase. Reception with light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. 978-774-0554.
CONTEMPORARY POETRY LECTURE SERIES: DEAN YOUNG. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody. First of four presentations in the series. J.D. Scrimgeour will discuss Young’s poetry. Sponsored by the Friends of the Peabody Institute Libraries. Register at 978-531-0100, ext. 10, or www.peabodylibrary.org.
ATTIC TREASURES RUMMAGE SALE. Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Household decor, glass, crystal, silver, china, vintage fashions, furs and vintage textiles, books, jewelry, records, prints, frames, gently used clothing, and more. New merchandise displayed on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the museum’s educational programs and exhibits. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
ANNUAL BOOK SALE. Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will host. Bargain day. 781-596-8867.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR. Saturday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 30, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Ste. Anne’s School Hall, 11 Cleveland St., Salem. Holiday gifts, baked goods, candy, split-the-pot raffles, knitted items, crafts, kids room, silent auction, handmade quilt raffle, library, grocery wheel, snack bar and a $2,500 raffle. Free admission. Grandma’s attic opens at 9 a.m. on Saturday. 978-744-1930.
Lectures and presentations
“SHIFTING GEARS, REMEMBERING MILES.” Thursday, Sept. 27, 7 to 8 p.m., Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., Hamilton. Featuring biker poet K. Peddlar Bridges. www.hwlibrary.org.
“MAGIC OF THE MIND” WITH JACK RYAN. Monday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m., Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St. Boston-area magician Ryan presents an adult magic show filled with sophisticated magic, ESP, humor and audience participation. Part of library’s “Monday Mornings” lecture series for seniors. Sponsored by the Friends of the Beverly Public Library. Free. Handicapped-accessible. Light refreshments served at 9 a.m. 978-921-6062.
MONTHLY BROWN BAG LUNCH. Monday, Oct. 1, noon, Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St. Cogswell’s Grant Site manager Kristen Weiss will present “Neat and Tidy: Boxes and Their Contents Used in Early American Households.” Bring lunch; coffee and tea served. Free/museum members and Ipswich seniors, $5/nonmembers. 978-356-2811 or www.ipswichmuseum.org.
MANHATTAN IN MARBLEHEAD. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 8 p.m., JCC, 4 Community Road, Marblehead. JCC’s speaker series kicks off the beginning of its new season with Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Thomas Friedman discussing “How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back.” He’ll analyze the current challenges facing America, as well as the protests engulfing the Middle East. $10/JCC members, $12 for the community. Refreshments served 30 minutes prior. JCCNS.org or 781-631-8330.
TEEN MOVIE NIGHT. Friday, Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. Features screening of “The Avengers.” Refreshments served. Free. 978-887-7323.
CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE MASTER CLASS.
Monday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m., O’Keefe Center Dance Studio, Salem State University, 225 Canal St. Jaclyn Waguespack explores contemporary and modern dance training through many styles. Class will begin with a warm-up that focuses on alignment and clarity of movement in space. Through guided improvisation and problem solving, students will experiment with momentum, weight, and various points of initiation and flow. Free. 978-542-7890 or salemstate.edu/arts.
AMASA WALKER’S NEW GARMENT. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Experience the traditional art of spinning and weaving by the retelling of story by Emily Chetkowski, combined with a series of hands-on activities. Children will learn the process of dyeing wool and making linen, work with wool from carding to spinning in the Claflin-Richard House, and then weave at a back strap loom to make a bookmark or bracelet. $10/child; museum admission for additional family members. www.wenhammuseum.org or 978-468-2377.
TECH TUESDAYS: TWITTER. Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., Boxford Town Library, 10 Elm St. First Tuesday of each month features a one-hour workshop on technology. Free. 978-887-7323.
FALL JURIED ART SHOW AND SALE.
Sept. 29 through Oct. 21, Lynch Park Carriage House, off Ober Street, Beverly. Guild of Beverly Artists’ annual show is open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Includes artwork in oil, watercolor, mixed media, graphic, photography and crafts. Free admission and parking. 978-526-4979.
“TEMPORARY SPACES” OPENING RECEPTION. Sunday, Sept. 30, 5 to 9 p.m., Hall Haskell House, 36 Main St., Ipswich. Opening reception for group art show, “Temporary Spaces: Sixteen Artists Explore what it Means to be Impermanent.” Reception includes art, food and more. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 802-999-5506.
“ART IS AGELESS.”
On view through Sunday, Sept. 30, Parlor Gallery, Marblehead Arts Association, Hooper Mansion, 8 Hooper St. Exhibit features sculptures by Beverly Seamans, oil paintings by Gail Noyes and watercolors by Benneville Strohecker. Title reflects a long friendship and mutual admiration of the artists from their many years of life on the Marblehead waterfront. 781-631-7691 or email@example.com.
PUBLIC ARTIST TALK: YOONMI NAM. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m., Montserrat College of Art, 23 Essex St., Beverly. Nam will talk about her drawings and prints of buildings in states of transition to communicate themes of transience and impermanence. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-867-9624.
“THE NORTH SHORE ATELIER.”
On view through Wednesday, Oct. 3, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. Exhibit features oil paintings and drawings by North Shore artists. The exhibition highlights the achievements of a community of North Shore artists working with teaching artist Lully Schwartz. A portion of the proceeds from art sales benefit the church. email@example.com, 978-388-3007 or 978-944-0567.
“THROUGH MY EYES.”
On view through Thursday, Oct. 4, Gallery at Grosvenor Park, Vinnin Square, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Marblehead photographer June A. Rhodes will showcase various photographs in her first solo show. Handicapped-accessible. 978-741-5700.
DANNY MARKS ARTWORK.
Exhibit on view through Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly. Exhibit features original oil paintings. Open during regular banking hours: Monday through Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-922-0857 ext. 130.
LAYLAH ALI: NOTE DRAWINGS. On view through Friday, Oct. 12, Spencer Presentation Gallery, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St., Beverly. “Note Drawings,” a solo exhibit. Ali questions the conventions of society by complicating its visual and linguistic symbols. Free. 978-232-2655.
“DRAWING WITH LIGHT.”
On view through Friday, Nov. 2, Time & Tide Fine Art, 4 Market St., Ipswich. Featuring The Pole Project by Stoney. 978-238-8848 or email@example.com.
TIM HARNEY EXHIBIT. On view through Saturday, Oct. 13, Gallery at Barrington Center for the Arts, Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road, Wenham. “My Mother’s Hands, My Father’s Heart: Paintings and Collages, 2000-2012.” Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.gordon.edu/timharney, 978-867-4751 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GUERRILLA GIRLS EXHIBIT. On view through Saturday, Dec. 15, Montserrat College of Art Gallery, 23 Essex St., Beverly. “Not Ready to Make Nice, Guerrilla Girls in the Artworld and Beyond,” a multimedia, expansive exhibit that illustrates the vital and revolutionary work of the anonymous, feminist-activist collective Guerrilla Girls. email@example.com, 978-867-9604 or www.montserrat.edu/galleries/.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Sept. 27, 8 p.m.,
Henley Douglas Jr. and The Cool Times Trio with local produce, oysters and ales; Sept. 28, 9 p.m. to midnight, The Gravel Project. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-744-8485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sept. 27, 8 p.m., Josh Jacob; Sept. 28, 8 p.m., Underwater Airport; Sept. 29, 8 p.m., The Rationales. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
Sept. 28, Sandy Casey. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA.
Sept. 27, System Soul; Sept. 28, Nick Consone; Sept. 29, Clay Ventre and the Bond Girls; Sept. 30, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. Events begin at 10 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Sept. 27, Juke Joint 5; Sept. 28, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam; Sept. 29, Cannibal Ramblers; Sept. 30, 7 to 10 p.m., Eric Reardon and Friends.
All events 9 to 11:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.
Sept. 28, doors open at 7:30 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m., Me&Thee Coffeehouse, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Peter Mulvey with Pesky J. Nixon opening. $20/advance, $23 at the door. Refreshments available for purchase. Handicapped-accessible. Tickets available at 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org, or the Spirit of ’76 Bookstore and Arnould Gallery. www.meandthee.org.
SCRATCH KITCHEN. Sept. 27, Don Hammontree hosts open mike. Live music every Thursday, 7 to 10 p.m. 245 Derby St., Salem. www.bencosgrove.com or www.saintanyway.com.