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.