SATURDAY, APRIL 20
FREE AUTHOR READING, Ellen Spector Platt presents her latest book, Artful Collage From Found Objects, 2 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.
MAGIC & COMEDY SHOW, America’s Master Mentalist, Jon Stetson, mixes the power of mindreading, magic and comedy to create a performance that has dazzled audiences for over 25 years, Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility in Lawrence, dinner 7 to 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30 p.m., $45 includes dinner buffet; http://drinkwaterproductions.com/index.shtml, 855-255-5750.
JAPANESE EXHIBIT OPENS, works by one of Japan’s visionary landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata, through Oct. 6, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Ma.; pem.org, 978-745-9500.
THURSDAY, APRIL 25
FREE AUTHOR READING, Elizabeth Graver and Hester Kaplan read from their latest novels, The End of the Point and The Tell, 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26
SIMPLY SINATRA, starring Steve Lippia WHO interprets some of the most well known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits, $35 door, $30 advance, $25 seniors/students: $25; reservations and information: 978-837-5355, merrimack.edu/rogerscenter.
SUNDAY, APRIL 28
OPEN HOUSE AT LOCAL CAMP, Camp Maude Eaton in Andover hosts, for all girls in grades 1 to 10 who want to spend their summer swimming, canoeing and singing around the campfire, 1 to 4 p.m. Girls and their families are welcome to tour camp and learn about the fun programs that will be offered there this summer. All girls are invited to attend camp; hercamp.org, 617-350-8335. Free bus pickup this summer at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road and Shawsheen Plaza. Also on May 19.
FRIDAY, MAY 3
LIVE THEATER, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by ACT Theater Company opens, 7:30 p.m., McGrath Memorial Theater, Tewksbury High School, tickets are on sale now, all seats are reserved: $18-$25, also on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m.; acttheatercompany.com; box office, 978-276-9568.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
ROAD RACE BENEFIT, The 2nd Annual “Book” it to the Finish features a 5k “trail run” held on Phillips Academy’s cross country course or a 1k Family Fun Run, with a student book swap where participants can drop and swap books. Participants are encouraged to dress up in costume as their favorite storybook character, check-in 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the great lawn of Phillips Academy campus; bookittothefinish.com .