Danvers: Octoberfest, 6 to 10 p.m., 12 Cheever St. Fifth annual Octoberfest sponsored by the Danvers Democratic Town Committee. Interact with Democratic officials, candidates, activists and voters, and hear from lead speakers Congressman John Tierney and Treasurer Steve Grossman. Includes buffet with a European flair, cash bar, and music. $25 person, $40 couple. To reserve a spot, contact Marilyn Hazel at 978-590-1473 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beverly: Closer by the Mile, 7 to 11 p.m., Hastings House, 14 Oak St. Join host and 20-year Pan Mass Challenge rider Mary Campagnolo for fine wine; music by Diane Blue & Friends, starting at 8 p.m.; raffles and auction items, including an Instant Wine Cella; and more. All proceeds go directly to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund for lifesaving cancer research and treatment. $20 suggested admission. Cash bar. Ages 21 and up, only. Kevin Smith, 617-680-7800 or email@example.com.
Beverly: Cortona Duo, 7:30 p.m., Rose Performance Hall, Manninen Center for the Arts, Endicott College, 376 Hale St. Accomplished Italian classical pianist Francesco Attesti returns to campus for a special concert performance with his colleague, an acclaimed clarinetist, Pietro Tagliaferri, from La Scala, Italy. Free; open to the public. Tickets and details at www.endicott.edu/centerforthearts or 978-998-7700.