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April 10, 2008

Comprehensive listings for galleries, plays, music, and other happenings in the area.


Marblehead: Appraisal Day, April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., with Paul Royka, nationally known expert, author, and appraiser on PBS's "Antiques Roadshow." $10 per item; $25 for three. If the item is too large to carry, bring a photograph. No guns or coins. Proceeds benefit Marblehead Arts Association. Refreshments available. 781-631-2608,,


Beverly: A showcase of student work opens April 12 at Montserrat College of Art Gallery and Carol Schlosberg Alumni Gallery, 23 Essex St. Both exhibitions open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Saturday noon-5 p.m., through April 24. Visiting artist Dale Stephanos, illustrator and cartoonist, will give a free artist talk, April 16, 11:30 a.m., in Room 201, Hardie Building, 23 Essex St. Montserrat College of Art students Keith Fallon, Meghan Frisino, Michael Kahan, Valerie Rafferty, and Jacob Thomas present their senior thesis exhibit "Vestigium," April 10, 11 at 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St.,, 978-921-4242, ext.1319.

Danvers: "Silent Meaning," paintings by Lynne Cassinari, are displayed through May 8, in the meeting room at Northshore Unitartian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Route 35. The exhibit may be viewed before and after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment. 978-774-7582.

Danvers: Danvers Art Association, 105 Elliot St., Route 62, will hold its annual fund-raising auction and gala, April 25. Silent auction 6-8 p.m., live auction 8-9 p.m. Gourmet food and wine. Donation $10 at the door. Proceeds will be used for construction of wheelchair accessibility. 978-739-4934.

Haverhill: April 13, 2-6 p.m., Margot's Gallery, 52 Wingate St., will host the Art beCAUSE fund-raiser, a wine tasting and art and jewelry show. Partial proceeds will benefit Art beCAUSE for funding research to eradicate environmental causes of breast cancer. 978-373-0200,

Lynn: Urban Elements, 187 Oxford St., presents a solo exhibit of Sand T's paintings and works on paper from her "The Mind of Space" series, through April 12. Free. 781-598-7226,

Malden: "Celebrating Global Diversity," paintings by Jason Parris Fitz-Gerald, at MATV Gallery, 145 Pleasant St., through April 17. Open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free., 781-321-6400.

Marblehead: New shows at Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St. "Wings," sculptures and paintings of birds by Beverly Seamans and Joan Hooper. "Passages," paintings by Richard Paik. "The Glover Regiment. . . In Detail," photographs by Jaime J. Rodriquez. Exhibitions continue through April 27. April 13, 3 p.m., writer, spiritual director and personal coach Michele Tamaren presents the lecture "Creating Your Life as a Work of Art." A reception will follow the program. $10. Reservations required.,, 781-631-2608.

Marblehead: The Cloister Gallery, at the Episcopal Church of Saint Andrew, 135 Lafayette St., Route 114, presents "Lost And Found," featuring works by local artists Elise Mankes and Sara Ashodian, through April 30. While both incorporate the discarded remains of everyday life in their artwork, each artist explores alternative ways of seeing through technique, and the use of diverse resources. Free.

Melrose: Melrose Arts Festival, a juried exhibition featuring the work of more than 40 regional fine artists, will be held April 11-13 at Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. Preview Party, April 11, 7:30-10 p.m., with silent auction, live entertainment, cash bar, and hors d'oeuvres. Preview Party tickets $15, available at the door or in advance at Hourglass Gift Gallery, 458 Main St. The festival continues April 12 and 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Newburyport: Bridge Gallery, 113 Merrimac St., presents the window show "Raining Cats, Dogs, and Other Animals," featuring paintings with animal themes, opening April 10. The main gallery will show watercolors by Michael Doram, opening April 12 with a reception from 5-7 p.m. For the "Second Sundays at the Gallery" series, Anne Recchia will give a free talk "An Artist's Month in France," April 13 at 2 p.m. Open Thursday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Newburyport: "Jewel of the North Shore: Greater Newburyport Through Four Seasons," an exhibition of nature work by fine art photographer Eva Timothy, is displayed through May 4 in the Juliet Kellogg French Room at Massachusetts Audubon Society's Joppa Flats Education Center, 1 Plum Island Turnpike. To view the artwork at another time, contact Joppa Flats Education Center in advance at 978-462-9998.

Newburyport: The photography exhibit "HIV/AIDS in Nigeria," including more than 100 images of Nigeria and Haiti by David Grover of Bradford, is displayed at Carry Out Cafe, 155 State St., through April 12. A portion of sales will be donated to GHaDS for HIV/AIDS relief efforts. 978-499-2240,

Rockport: "The Graphite Pencil," an exhibition of drawings by John Fleming, continues through April 11 at Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St. Meet artist Don Stone at two evening receptions, April 11 and 18, 5-7 p.m. A collection of Stone's paintings will be displayed. Gourmet cheeses and fine wines will be served. Free admission to the receptions. Open Wednesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m. Painting and photography workshops, classes, and sketch groups., 978-546-6604,

Salem: Salem State College geography professor Stephen Young is exhibiting satellite imagery showing both the science of the earth and the earth as art in "The Earth Exposed," through April 10 in Winfisky Gallery, Ellison Campus Center at Salem State College, 352 Lafayette St. Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. Free. 978-542-7890.

Salem: The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., at Vinnin Square, presents "Nine Lives," watercolor paintings by Marblehead artist Barbara Rafferty, through April 30. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wenham: "Field Report," a special traveling exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of The Boston Printmakers, is displayed through April 15 in the Gallery of the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College, 255 Grapevine Road. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 914-522-6724,, or


Hamilton: An exhibit of teen artwork, created in art classes at the Hamilton Wenham Regional High School, is displayed in the Young Adult/Teen area at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., through the end of April. 978-468-5577, ext. 14 or

Marblehead: Virginia Carten Gallery will display "Wonderful Paintings" from the art classes for children taught by Barbara Bowker, through April 30 at Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St. Free. 781-631-1481

Salem: New Civilitea, 318 Derby St., presents "Towering Inspiration," a collection of works by students in grades 6-8 at Tower School, an independent school in Marblehead. Twenty-five works are displayed through April 30. 978-740-2832.


Lynnfield: Join Ron Della Chiesa for his Strictly Sinatra MusicAmerica Rat Pack Dance Party, April 25, 8 p.m., at Spinelli's Function Facility, Route 1 south. Al Vega All-Star Band brings the music to life. Mark Mahar performs his vocal interpretations of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. For ages 21 and older. $27.50. Reservations required. 617-633-5100 or 617-389-8787.

Peabody: "Single Executives Club" Singles Dance, April 26, 8:30-midnight, at Holiday Inn Hotel, 1 Newbury St., Route 1 north. Free dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. Complimentary buffet 9-10 p.m. Door prizes. For single professionals, 35 and older. Proper business dress, jackets recommended. $10 before 9 p.m.; $15 after. Sponsored by The Young Professionals Club and the Single Executives Club. 781-446-0234.

Salem: Salem Contra Dance is held the first Saturday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at Tabernacle Church, 50 Washington St. Caller, Sarah Gregory Smith. For ages 12 and up. Dancers should wear clean soft-soled shoes. Beginners welcome. $8, seniors and students $6. 978-745-9391,


Salem: Salem State College, 352 Lafayette St., joins the national celebration of Earth Days, April 14-18. This year's theme is "Food, the Environment, and Justice." Student Poster & Art Competition in Veterans Hall, Ellison Campus Center. View the posters and speak with the students who created them, April 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A three-dimensional outdoor exhibit of environmental work will be displayed through April 18 in the courtyard of Meier Hall. April 14, 1:30-3 p.m., in Martin Luther King Jr. Room, Ellison Campus Center, a panel discussion on "Feed Yourself, Feed the Planet: Global Impact of Your Food Choices" will explore organic foods, community gardens, healthy alternatives to big chain grocery stores, and the environmental advantages of smaller-scale and local agriculture. The Earth Day Social Hour, April 14, 6-7 p.m., in Veterans Hall, will be followed by the Earth Days Evening Program, 7-8:45 p.m., with award presentations, remarks by Mayor Kim Driscoll, and keynote presentation by Gerry Palano, renewable energy coordinator. Earth Days Film & Speaker Series, April 15-18. Tours of Salem State College's Cat Cove Aquaculture Lab, 92 Fort Ave., April 16 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. David McCue, chairman and founder of McCue Corporation of Salem, will talk about "The Greening of Corporate America: the Economics Behind One Company's Decision to Go Green," April 18, 2-3 p.m., in 238 Meier Hall. All events are free., 978-542-7505,


Revere: The Revere Beach Kite Festival will be held April 13, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Revere Beach (across from Kelly's Roast Beef), 410 Revere Beach Boulevard. Enjoy Kid's Kite Making, Fun Fly, Kid's Fly, and children's entertainment including Silly Willy the Clown, face painting, and a moon bounce. Free. 617-763-8626,


Danvers: A Multiple Sclerosis benefit dinner dance will be held April 12, 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m., at Danversport Yacht Club, Route 62. Featuring The Reminisants, the big band sounds of Trilogy, and a special appearance by The Renowns. Celebrity guests, silent auction. $51.50. Advance ticket sales only. Tickets at Reserved tables of 10 or 12. 781-233-8560.

Melrose: The BeatleJuice concert, an all-Beatles fund-raiser sponsored by Melrose Knights of Columbus, will be on stage April 18 at Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. An all ages show with special guests, raffles, pizza, and more. Cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. $20. Reserve a table of 10 for $200. Table reservations, 781-662-9154. Tickets at the mayor's office at City Hall, 562 Main St.; Melrose Army and Navy Store, 488 Main St.; Memorial Hall; or by phone at 781-662-9154 or 781-979-4185. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus Food Drive for the Needy.

Peabody: The newly organized Ferrin Group, made up of former winners of the Peabody Chamber of Commerce's Mary Upton Ferrin award, will hold a High Tea, May 4, 2-4 p.m., at Wiggin Auditorium, Peabody City Hall, 24 Lowell St. The old-fashioned style tea includes formal tea settings, finger sandwiches, pastry, juice for children and decorations. $20, children $10. Tickets must be purchased by April 11. 978-977-0717.

Salem: The Ken Clark Organ Trio, The Mystix and The Boston Horns with special guest Barrence Whitfield will perform at Salem Jazz and Soul Festival's fund-raising concert and auction, April 12, 7:30 p.m.-midnight at Knights of Columbus Hall, 94 Washington Square. The event will benefit the second annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, Aug. 8-17, at Salem Willows., 978-979-8146,

Wakefield: Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, 120 Chestnut St., presents The Music of Tapper and Bridges, a concert of joyful music including Jewish and Brazilian, jazz, folk, blues and more, April 12 at 8 p.m. This winter the Temple's historic building experienced an oil spill. The concert is a fund-raiser for the rehabilitation project. Minimum donation of $18 in advance; $20 at the door; children 3-12 $8. Additional donations are welcome., 781-245-1886, 781-246-2836.


Salem: James R. Gaines, author of "For Liberty and Glory: Washington, Lafayette, and Their Revolutions," will deliver the Salem Athenaeum's 2008 Adams Lecture, April 15, 7:30 p.m., at Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut St. Salem and Marblehead have many ties with Lafayette and Washington and this event joins numerous celebrations across the United States and France for the 250th anniversary of the birth of Lafayette. Books available for sale and signing. An optional champagne reception to meet the author will follow the lecture. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Tickets for the lecture and reception are $45 and must be purchased by April 11. 978-744-2540,


Hamilton: Hamilton-Wenham Public Library'sTrail Day on April 12, 9 a.m.-noon, is part of the "Two Books for Two Towns" community read event. Walks and activities will be held along the Discover Hamilton Trail, which is part of the Bay Circuit Trail and Greenway, a 10-mile loop that travels through Bradley Palmer State Park, Appleton Farms Grass Rides, Harvard Woods, and Pingree Reservation. See for schedule. Preregistration required for the walks. Sign up at Hamilton-Wenham Library, 14 Union St., or call 978-468-5577.

Topsfield: Friends of the Topsfield Library present "An Evening with Dennis Lehane," April 17, 6:30 p.m., at Gould Barn, Howlett St. Preregistration required. Register in person at the library, 1 South Common St. Lehane is the author of "Gone Baby Gone," "Mystic River," "Shutter Island" and "Coronado." Books will be available to purchase in paperback, with the proceeds benefiting The Friends. Lehane will sign his books after the presentation. The movie "Gone Baby Gone" will be shown April 13, 2 p.m. rated R; children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. 978-887-1257.


Beverly: Gennady Dobrov's work "Memorial Drawings: Remembering the Holocaust, Victims and their Liberators" will be displayed through April 18 at Halle Library, Endicott College, 376 Hale St. The exhibit is on loan from the United Nations and is a series of drawings, inspired by Dobrov's trips to Nazi concentration camps in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic from 1994-2000. It seeks to honor the memory of Holocaust victims and their liberators and emphasizes the need for an accurate understanding of the outcome of World War II. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free., 978-232-2830.

Gloucester: Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St. "The Paintings of Emma Fordyce MacRae (1887-1974)," continues through July 20. join Gloucester history teacher Courtney Richardson for a walking tour through MacRae's Gloucester neighborhood, April 12, 10 a.m.-noon. Reservations required. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m. $8, Cape Ann residents and seniors $6, students $4.50. Children younger than 2 are free. 978-283-0455, ok.

Wenham: April 13 at 1 and 2:30 p.m., the Yo-Yo People, the yo-yo duo from Disney's Cruises, will show off their extreme yo-yo moves, from the old favorites such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, to new bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip. This family event is held in conjunction with the toy exhibit "Look What I Got! 100 Years of Timeless Toys" which continues through May 11 at Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Advance registration for the Yo-Yo People performance is recommended. $11 in advance, $14 at the door. Museum admission included. 978-468-2377,


Haverhill: Eric Taylor will perform music from his new CD "Hollywood Pocketknife," April 19, 8 p.m., at New Moon Coffeehouse at Universalist Unitarian Church, 16 Ashland St. Also performing, Pierce Pettis. $15. 978-459-5134,

Melrose: The BeatleJuice concert, an all-Beatles all-night fund-raiser sponsored by Melrose Knights of Columbus, will be on stage April 18 at Melrose Veterans Memorial Hall, 590 Main St. An all ages show with special guests, raffles, pizza, and more. Cash bar. Doors open at 6 p.m. $20. Reserve a table of 10 for $200. Table reservations, 781-662-9154. Tickets at the mayors office at City Hall, 562 Main St.; Melrose Army and Navy Store, 488 Main St.; Memorial Hall; or by phone at 781-662-9154 or 781-979-4185. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Columbus food drive for the needy.


Newburyport: Newburyport Birders offers free birdwatching programs. The Spring Hawk Watch, April 13, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., begins at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge Parking Lot No. 1, 6 Plum Island Turnpike. Learn about the spring hawk migration that takes place every year at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge; led by Shawn Carey and Craig Jackson of Eastern Mass Hawk Watch. The Sunday Evening Birding program, April 13 from 5:30 p.m. to sunset, meets at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge's Maintenance Area parking lot. Refuge volunteer, Sue McGrath will lead the bird walk, exploring the Refuge's varied habitats. Preregister for the evening program by calling PRNWR Headquarters at 978-465-5753. Information, 978-462-4785,,

Topsfield: Programs at Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, 87 Perkins Row. Each year on the first warm, rainy night of spring, wood frogs and mole salamanders begin a mass migration to vernal pools to breed. April 12 is "The Big Night." Take a one-hour guided walk along our Vernal Pool Trail, and meet interesting characters that will share some facts and stories about themselves and vernal pools. Some stops will feature live animals to see and learn about. Walks depart every 10 minutes from 6-6:50 p.m. Refreshments and surprises in the barn. A fun and educational night for families with children 4 years and older. Advance registration required. $9, children $7. 978-887-9264,


Beverly: North Shore Music Theater's Youth Performance Academy will perform the family musical "A Year with Frog and Toad," April 12 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., at North Shore Music Theater, 62 Dunham Road (exit 19 off Route 128). $15 and $10. 978-232-7200,

Beverly: "Le Grand David and his own Spectacular Magic Company" is performed every Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cabot St. Cinema Theatre, 286 Cabot St. "An Anthology of Stage Magic" will be on stage April 10 and 24, 7:30 p.m., at Larcom Theatre, 13 Wallis St. Tickets for either show $20, ages 11 and younger $12. 978-927-3677,

Chelsea: Apollinaire Theatre Company presents Wendy MacLeod's dark comedy "House of Yes," through May 4, at Chelsea Theatre Works, 189 Winnisimmet St. Performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., April 27 and May 4 at 3 p.m. $20 at the door, $18 in advance, $10 student rush one hour before curtain. Performances will be followed by a reception with the actors in the Gallery. On exhibit is the photography of Mark Morelli. 617-887-2336,

Georgetown: Moonlight Productions presents the musical "Disney Aladdin, Jr.," April 10-12 at First Congregational Church, 7 Andover St. Performances at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and a 3 p.m. matinee on Saturday. $12, reserved seats $15, children (12 and younger) and seniors $10., 888-414-8055.

Marblehead: Marblehead Little Theatre's spring production of A.R. Gurney's "The Dining Room" is on stage through April 13 at Marblehead Little Theatre's Firehouse, 12 School St. Shows Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 5 p.m. $15. For tickets, 781-631-9697, Tickets available at Arnould Gallery, 111 Washington St.

Rowley: Rowley Historical Society presents Kandie Carle "The Victorian Lady" in a one-woman show April 12, 7:30-9 p.m., at Rowley Town Hall, Main St., Route 1A. Carle will portray a woman from the 1860s, in original clothing, and educate her audience in the history of fashion, etiquette, and customs while entertaining with anecdotes, humor and respect for the people of the Civil War era. Dessert buffet after the performance. $18 in advance, $20 at the door. Seniors (65 and older) $15; children (younger than 12) $12. For tickets, 978-948-2746 or 978-948-2070. Or send a self-addressed stamped envelope with a check payable to Rowley Historical Society and indicate number of tickets and which kind. Mail to Rowley Historical Society, The Victorian Lady, PO Box 41, Rowley 01969.

Topsfield: Masconomet Regional Middle School presents "The Music Man" April 10-12, 7:30 p.m., in the school auditorium, 20 Endicott Road. All seats $10.


Durham: The University of New Hampshire celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution with the exhibition "The Freedom '56: Commemorating the Hungarian Revolution." The exhibition, showing the struggle and success of the Hungarian Revolutionaries' heroic fight for freedom, continues through July 3 at University Museum at Dimond Library, 18 Library Way. Free. Open Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Saturday, noon-4 p.m. The museum is closed Saturdays between semesters and during the summer. 603-862-1081.

Portsmouth: The exhibit "The Preservation Movement Then and Now," focusing on preservation efforts for Boston's John Hancock House and Portsmouth's Rundlet-May House and the history of the preservation movement, continues through May 3 at Portsmouth Athenaeum, 6-8 Market Square. Free. Open Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday, 1-4 p.m., 603-431-2538.

Portsmouth: The Music Hall presents its annual Kitchen Tour, April 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., a self-guided tour of kitchens and dining spaces in eight Portsmouth homes. Map provided. All homes are within two miles of downtown Portsmouth. $23 in advance, $25 day of tour. Tickets at The Music Hall box office, 28 Chestnut St. The day of the tour The Music Hall Box office will open at 9:30 a.m. Tickets also at Artichokes, The Cranberry Bog, the Greater York Chamber of Commerce, and The Lollipop Tree. 603-436-2400,

Portsmouth: A day of poetry will be held at RiverRun Bookstore, 20 Congress St., April 13 at 2 p.m. Several poets will read from their work in honor of Oyster River Press' 20th anniversary and National Poetry Month. Door prizes and a raffle for some of Oyster River Press' books. Free., 603-431-2100.

Portsmouth: Writers on a New England Stage presents Barbara Walters, May 23, 7:30 p.m., at The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. The journalist, known for her interviews of leading politicians and celebrities, will discuss her new memoir "Audition." Walters will be interviewed by NPR veteran newscaster and host of New Hampshire Public Radio's The Exchange, Laura Knoy. A question and answer session will follow. The house band Dreadnaught will provide live music, and the show will later be broadcast on N.H. Public Radio. $12. Vouchers for signed hardcover copies of "Audition," redeemable at the event, can be purchased for $29.95 through the box office. 603-436-2400,

Portsmouth: ellO Gallery and Shop, 110 State St., presents "Re: Format," a re-used media show, April 11-May 5. Thirty artists show sculptural objects, wall-mounted pieces, a drawing machine, handmade goods, and more. Reception, April 11, 5-9 p.m., with live music.

Rye: Seacoast Science Center, 570 Ocean Boulevard, celebrates Earth Day every day during April. Visitors are invited to help clean up the park during the Pollution Patrol, play the Climate Change game and make ice cream. Programs and activities throughout the month will teach how to reduce your carbon footprint. $4; ages 3-12, $2; younger than 3 free. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 603-436-8043,

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