LIVE MUSIC, Cabaret: Songs from the Dead, with Andover High School Chorus, 7 p.m., J. Everett Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover, (adjacent to Andover High School).
FRIDAY, NOV. 2
LIVE MUSICAL, Treble Chorus of New England present “Hansel and Gretel,” A Fully staged and costumed production of the classic children’s tale by Englebert Humperdinck produced and performed by TCNE choristers, Doherty Middle School, 50 Bartlet St, Andover, 7 p.m., Nov. 3, at 2 p.m., $16/adults, $10/students and seniors; Anna S. Choi at 978.794.4600, email@example.com
WINE TASTING BENEFIT, Wine Tasting, Auction and Cabaret at the Elks Lodge in Lawrence, tasting from The Vineyard Fine Wine & Spirits of North Andover and sample appetizers from Two Chefs are Better Than One Catering, Sandrino’s Catering, Scovotti’s Cooking & Confections, and desserts from Cookie Central, music and live cabaret performances from ACT and ACT Jr. Members; act.com.
LIVE THEATER, Acting Out Theater company of Lawrence presents “Steel Magnolias,’ for two weekends in November (2,3,4 and 9,10,11).
SATURDAY, NOV. 3
VALE TRAIL HIKE, at the Ballardvale Train Station parking lot at 195 Andover St., Andover, 2 p.m., explore a new trail starting at the end of the parking lot and continuing downstream to the field at the Shawsheen River Reservation. The hike will last two hours and cover three miles. Varied habitat will be observed. Parking may require a $4 deposit if enforced. Park at the far end. Dashboard free parking request signs will be issued. Note: the Dedication ceremony previously announced for this day is being rescheduled to the Spring.
OPEN HOUSE, The Andover School of Montessori, 10 a.m. to noon, a pre-K through Grade 8 school, 400 South Main St., Andover. For more information contact Yvonne Howard, Director of Admission, at 978 475 2299 ext. 33, andovermontessori.org.
FREE CATS, noon to 4 p.m. The MSPCA at Nevins Farms will be holding a fee Waived Cat Adoptathon on Nov. 3 & 4, 400 Broadway, Methuen, thanks to generous donors, the adoption fees for adult cats over 1-year-old will be waived; mspca.org/nevins, Heather Roberston, firstname.lastname@example.org, (978) 687-7453x6101.