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; 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. www.andover.edu/museums/addison/Pages/default.aspx.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alpersfineartonline.com.
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; www.andoversartistsguild.com/page/2013ArtinthePark.
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 email@example.com; www.essexartcenter.org.
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, www.mhl.org.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
`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, www.northeastyouthballet.org.
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, www.rotaryandover.org.
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, email@example.com.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; http://brasserie28.com.
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; www.andoverchambermusic.org, sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org, 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, www.mvarts.info, www.necc.mass.edu/signature-event.
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, www.TsongasCenter.com, 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, www.hugobookstores.com.
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; www.acttheathercompany.com; email@example.com, 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; www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers, 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; www.rollingridge.org, 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; www.sewausa.org/boston.
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; ww.teamworktrivia.andoverorthodox.org; Lisa Primes, 978-314-0528, or Colleen Georgian, 978-475-4330.
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