Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

September 18, 2013

Events Calendar

The Andover Townsman


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; opening reception for fall exhibitions Friday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.; 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, “THIS to THAT,” gallery's opening exhibit, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and by appointment. 978-760-1829,,

ART IN THE PARK, Andovers Artists Guild's annual event featuring works by area artists, Saturday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; rain date Sunday, Sept. 22; The Park, Chestnut and Bartlet streets; free admission/parking;

ESSEX ART CENTER, “One of these days ...” featuring paintings by Leon Elitov, Connie McCausland and Patricia Edmonds, through Oct. 18, Chester F. Sidell Gallery; opening reception Friday, Sept. 20, 5 to 7 p.m. 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or;

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, “Soaring,” Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by local elementary school studentss, first floor; Zentangle art by community services librarian Emily Classon, second-floor display case; both exhibits through Sept. 30; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401,


SINGING COMPETITION, Merrimack Valley Idol auditions for ages 14 and up Thursday, Sept. 26, 5 to 8 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; Merrimack Valley Idol finals presented by Quota of Andover Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 10 p.m., Wyndham Andover, 123 Old River Road. Elaine Pescatore, 978-470-3515,

`NUTCRACKER' TRYOUTS, Open auditions for Northeast Youth Ballet production, Sunday, Sept. 22; must be enrolled in a ballet program, call for times; $25 audition fee; performances Dec. 12 to 15, Northeast School of Ballet, 32 Lowell St., Reading; 781-944-9100,


COMEDY NIGHT. Rotary Club of Andover's third annual Comedy Night fundraiser featuring Tony V, Kelly MacFarland and Steve Macone with host Dave Rattigan Friday, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, Andover; tickets $25,


STEVENS-COOLIDGE PLACE, Trails and Sails events Saturday, Sept. 28, open house, 10:30 a.m. to noon; garden tour, 11 a.m. (maximum 30 people); Sunday, Sept. 29, Stevens to Stevens Walk, noon to 1:30 p.m. (maximum 30 people); open house, 1 to 3 p.m.; Meet the Cows, 2 p.m.; 139 Andover St., North Andover; 978-682-3580.


CUBAN AUTHOR, Poet Richard Blanco, a Cuban-American author, presents “Becoming an American,” Tuesday, Sept. 24, 8:45 to 10 a.m., part of Northern Essex Community College's White Fund Lecture Series, Lawrence High School, 70-71 North Parish Road; free, Martha Leavitt,

TO CATCH A THIEF, Anthony Amore, art crime expert and director of security at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, discusses famous art crimes Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401.


YMCA FUNDRAISER, "Fall Into Adelante," second annual Adelante Education Center Scholarship Fundraising Dinner hosted by Merrimack Valley YMCA, featuring silent auction and student presentations, Saturday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Indian Ridge Country Club, 73 Lovejoy Road, Andover; tickets $100; Kate Rozzi, 978-725-6681,


BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Adam Payne, soul, acoustic, Thursday, Sept. 19; singer-songwriter Ryan LaPerle, pop, folk rock, indie, Friday, Sept. 20; Alex Raven, blues, soul, funk, Wednesday, Sept.25 ; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover;

CHAMBER MUSIC, Mistral Music, formerly Andover Chamber Music, opens 17th season — “Wanderlust: Postcards from Around the World — with “A Night of Modern Tangos with Pablo Ziegler,” Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $30, $25 seniors;,, or 978-474-6222.

POPS VISIT, Keith Lockhart and Friends present composer Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale,” a talk and performance to benefit Northern Essex Community College’s Endowment Fund, Saturday, Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, Andover High School, Shawsheen Road; tickets $35; 978-556-3870,,

TSONGAS CENTER, Global Spectrum presents country legend Hank Williams Jr. and his “Old School, New Rules” tour Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.; tickets starting at $39.50; Evolution 101.7 presents the Wicked Halloween Tour featuring electronic dance music superstar Hardwell, Sunday, Oct. 27, 8 p.m., tickets starting at $37,, 866-722-8881.


ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Paul Yoon, author of "Snow Hunters," Thursday, Sept. 19, 7 p.m.,; Mitchell Zuckoff, author of "Frozen in Time" Monday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143,

FAMILY BONDS, Marjan Kamali, author of “Together Tea," the story of a mother and daughter who return to Iran 15 years after their family escaped and fled to America, Sunday, Sept. 29, noon, Congregation Beth Israel, 501 South Main St., Andover; 978-474-0540.


ACT THEATER, "Les Miserables," featuring 80-plus cast, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $25 premium seating, $20 general admission;;, 978-994-3358.

SCIENCE FICTION CLASSIC, Aquila Theatre Company performs Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $25, $20 seniors, $18 college employees;, 978-837-5355.


BALLROOM DANCE, Ballroom dance lessons led by Tom Webster and presented by Andover Department of Community Services Mondays starting Sept. 30, 7 to 8:30 p.m.; $140/couple for eight lessons; 978-623-8276.

DRUM SESSION, Drumming For Joy, monthly drumming circle led by storyteller/drummer Jane Gossard, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 to 9 p.m.; Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, 660 Great Pond Road, North Andover, $15 advance, $20 at door;, 978-682-8815.

GIANT TOWN YARD SALE, Andover Department of Community Services' Giant Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Park, Chestnut and Bartlet streets, Andover; rain date Sunday, Sept. 29; 978-623-8279.

HISTORIC CEMETERY WALK, West Parish Garden Cemetery history tour Saturday, Sept. 28, 10 a.m., rain or shine; 129 Reservation Road, meet inside arch of cemetery; reservations not required; 978-807-8264.

LASER SHOW, Boston chapter of Hindu faith-based nonprofit Sewa International USA presents 90-minute laser show to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Sunday, Oct. 6, 4 to 6 p.m, Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover; tickets $25 to $75;

TEAMWORK TRIVIA, Sts. Constantine and Helen Church's Teamwork Trivia Night with DJ Mr. Ed, plus games, pizza and dessert, Saturday, Oct. 5, 6 to 11 p.m., 71 Chandler Road, Andover;; Lisa Primes, 978-314-0528, or Colleen Georgian, 978-475-4330.


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