Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


February 6, 2014

Events Calendar


ADDISON GALLERY, “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames,” through April 13; “Industrial Strength: Selections from the Collection,” through April 13; “Eye on the Collection: Artful Poses,” through March 30; gallery admission free. Phillips Academy, 180 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; 978-749-4000.

ALPERS FINE ART, “The Power of the Power of Suggestion,” first-ever juried show featuring 33 artists, through March 2, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 978-760-1829,

ESSEX ART CENTER, “Every Place” by Allison Cekala and Sarah Pollman and “Enter the Void” by Elissa Salas, in Chester F. Sidell Gallery; “Mostly Sunny, Scattered Clouds,” new work by Ellen Rich, in Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; through Feb. 14; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or;


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Frances Ha,” a look at the struggles of a 20-something, somewhat dancer living in New York City that explores friendship, class, ambition, failure and redemption, rated R, Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.; “Deceptive Practice,” documentary following the life of Ricky Jay, a world-renowned magician, author, historian and actor, Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


HOW ARE YOU SMART? Northern Essex Community College professor Deirdre Budzyna discusses ways people can display and use their intelligence in “It’s Not How Smart You Are: It’s How You Are Smart,” Tuesday, Feb. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Haverhill Public Library, 99 Main St.; free; Sarah at 978-373-1586, ext. 641, or


AMERICAN SAMPLER, New England Classical Singers presents “An American Sampler: Songs of Love and Nature,” featuring Ronald Perera’s “Why I Wake Early,” Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m.; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 groups of 10, children and students with ID free;, 978-474-6090.

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