Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

November 21, 2013

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman

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ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12, 2014; “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between,” incorporating natural history painting with contemporary influences, through Jan. 5, 2014; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” photography and video exploring notion of family in 21st century, through Jan. 5; 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. www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx.

ALPERS FINE ART, “New Views of the Old World,” multi-artist exhibit, through Nov. 27. Gallery hours Wednesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and by appointment. 978-760-1829, alpers2@verizon.net, www.alpersfineartonline.com.

ESSEX ART CENTER, “Good Fences”, site-specific installation exploring contemporary boundaries and borders, by Jamal Thorne, through Dec. 19, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or leslie@essexartcenter.org; www.essexartcenter.org.

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, Hanging exhibit, Teen Art Show, first floor; Artist of the Month, Vicki Murphy, featuring her wool appliqué , second-floor display case; both exhibits through Nov. 30; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, www.mhl.org.

AUTHORS/READINGS

ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Kent Wascom, author of “The Blood of Heaven,” Thursday, Nov. 21; Bill and Katharine Dalton, authors of “Legendary Locals of Andover,” Friday, Nov. 22; all start at 7 p.m., free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.

MUSIC

BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons, folk rock, indie, pop, Thursday, Nov. 21; singer-songwriter Ryan LaPerle, folk rock, pop, Friday, Nov. 22; singer-songwriter Ryan Flaherty, gypsy, folk, Wednesday, Nov. 27; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover; http://brasserie28.com.

BRITTEN CELEBRATION, Choirs of Christ Church Andover celebrate 100th anniversary of British composer Benjamin Britten Saturday, Nov. 23, 3 p.m., Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover; tea in British tradition follows in Parish Hall; doors open 2:30 p.m.; suggested donation $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, includes the afternoon tea; proceeds support future music events at Christ Church Andover.

CHAMBER MUSIC, Mistral Music, formerly Andover Chamber Music, presents “Venice & Leipzig,” annual holiday concert featuring Baroque music, Saturday, Dec. 7, 5 p.m., South Church, 41 Central St., Andover; tickets $30 adults, seniors $25, students free with ID; www.MistralMusic.org, 978-474-6222.

LECTURE

PARENT TO PARENT, Sal Caraviello presents “Kids in Crisis: Stress, Despair and Hope,” Thursday, Dec. 5, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, second floor, 2 North Main St., Andover; hosted by Andover Parent to Parent; free; www.andoverp2p.com.

THEATER

DANCE MUSICAL, Andover High School Drama Guild presents “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Thursday, Nov. 21, through Saturday, Nov. 23, 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Collins Center at Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $20 adults, $15 students/seniors, $5 AHS students with ID; $5 tickets for all students/seniors Thursday, Nov. 21, only; 978-623-8666, www.andoverdrama.com.

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