FARMS BRANCH BOOK DISCUSSION. Thursday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m., Beverly Public Library Farms Branch, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Group will discuss “The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating” by Elisabeth Tova Bailey. Handicapped-accessible. Discussion titles available at checkout desk; alternate formats may also be available. 978-921-6066.
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT. On view through Monday, Dec. 24, at Beverly Cooperative Bank, 254 Cabot St. Work by award-winning Osborne Davis Photography of Beverly. Viewing hours are 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. www.osbornedavisphoto.com.
“RACHEL ROME HOUPES: A CELEBRATION OF ART.” Solo show on view through Jan. 4, in the ArcWorks Community Art Center Gallery, 22 Foster St., Peabody. Exhibit features oil paintings, acrylics and mixed-media abstract art work by Rome Houpes. Free. Street and public-lot parking available. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Friday, noon to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. arcworksart.org or www.facebook.com/ArcWorksCommunityArtCenter.
“TAKE TWO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY TOM AND JUDY ROBINSON-COX.” On view through January at Cloister Gallery, St. Andrew’s Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Exhibit features different photograph styles of landscapes, close-up macro views and abstract compositions inspired by Cape Ann’s atmosphere. Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon. Handicapped-accessible. 781-631-4951 or email@example.com.
FINZ SEAFOOD AND GRILL. Dec. 21, 9 p.m. to midnight, Bird Mancini. 76 Wharf St., Pickering Wharf, Salem. 978-774-8485.
GULU-GULU. Dec. 20, Ladyhips; Dec. 21, Bunwinkies; Dec. 22, Dr. Dk –– The DARQ Yule. All events begin at 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted. 247 Essex St., Salem. 978-740-8882.
HARDCOVER CAFE. Dec. 21, Katie O’Brien Duo. 15A Newbury St. (Route 1 north), Danvers. 978-774-1223.
HOWLING WOLF TAQUERIA. Dec. 21, Adria Smith Trio; Dec. 22, Cool Change; Dec. 23, 6 to 8 p.m., Steve Spungin. All shows are 10 p.m. to midnight unless otherwise noted. 76 Lafayette St., Salem. 978-774-9653 or www.feedyourwolf.com.
IN A PIG’S EYE. Dec. 21, 4 to 7 p.m., Blues Jam, and 9 to 11:30 p.m., Lydia Harrell CD release party; Dec. 22, Grateful Dead Tribute Band with John Frazee; Dec. 23, 7 to 10 p.m., Brian Cogger and Friends; Dec. 26, Grateful Ted and Peter Tentindo. 148 Derby St., Salem. 978-741-4436.