Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 9, 2014

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman


ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; 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, “(Largely) Small Works,” end-of-year exhibit, through Jan. 12, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Tuesdays 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, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; Jan. 10 through Feb. 14, opening reception, Friday, Jan. 10, 5 to 7 p.m., with artist talk at 5 p.m.; free; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or;


AUDITIONS, Treble Chorus is holding auditions for the Spring 2014 season for its four choirs — training, ages 7 to 9; concert, ages 9 to 13; schola, ages 13 to 18 and My Own Voice for singers with special needs — Mondays, Jan. 13 and 20, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; contact Anna S. Choi, or 978-470-8263, to schedule an audition.


SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Kinky Boots,” based on a true story about a drag queen who comes to the rescue of a son who inherits his father’s failing shoe factory, Thursday, Jan. 9, 7 p.m.; “Renoir,” a movie set on the French Riviera following the Renoir Clan, Thursday, Jan. 16, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321,


PARENT TO PARENT, Jack Agati presents “Birth Order: How Your Place in the Family Affects Your View of the World,” Wednesday, Jan. 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m., West Middle School Auditorium, 70 Shawsheen Road, Andover; hosted by Andover Parent to Parent; free;

RAIN GARDENS, North Andover Garden Club presents “Rain Gardens to the Rescue” with Donna Williams, a talk on the Massachusetts Rain Garden Campaign to help reduce polluted runoff flowing to water resources, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m., St. Michael’s Parish Hall, 196 Main St., North Andover; free, or Lisa, 978-689-9318.


BRASSERIE 28, Thursday, Jan. 9, Marc Fleury, acoustic, country covers; Friday, Jan. 10, Alex Raven, blues, soul, classic rock; Thursday, Jan. 16, singer-songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons, acoustic covers; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover;

OPERA, The Phillips Academy Department of Theatre and Dance in conjunction with the Department of Music presents Henry Purcell’s tragic opera “Dido and Aeneas” performed by Andover Dance Group, the school’s student dance ensemble; the Fidelio Society, a select a cappella choir, and several student musicians, Friday, Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 11, 8 p.m., Tang Theatre, Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St., Andover; open to public, tickets $5; 978-749-4433.


OPEN HOUSE, Andover School of Montessori open house Tuesday, Jan. 14, 9 to 11 a.m., 400 South Main St., Andover; 978-475-2299, ext. 33, or


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