`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.