Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

Arts/Entertainment

October 31, 2013

Events Calendar

BENEFITS

SPIRIT OF GIVING, Ironstone Farm hosts Speakeasy Gala, 1920s-inspired evening, to benefit Challenge Unlimited, featuring dinner, music, auction led by Susan Wornick and games of chance; Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:15 p.m., Andover Country Club, 60 Canterbury St.; tickets $125, 978-475-4056, meganloughney@challengeunlimited.org.

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

FAMILY CONCERT, Wood Hill Middle School PAC hosts Billy Jonas and the Billy Jonas Band, Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m.; tickets $5; children must be with adult; proceeds support education programs at WHMS; 11 Cross St., Andover; contact Donna Robinson, donna_robinson@comcast.net.

MUSICAL OPEN HOUSE, Andover School of Montessori open house Sunday, Nov. 3, 1 to 3 p.m., featuring performance by Toe Jam Puppet Band at 12:30 p.m.; free, 400 South Main St., Andover; 978-475-2299, ext. 33.

DANCE

SWAN LAKE, Dance Prism presents the classic ballet, “Swan Lake,” Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:30 p.m., Collins Center, Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road; tickets $24 adults, $18 children and seniors; 978-371-1038, www.danceprism.com.

FILMS

SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “The Gatekeepers,” a documentary addressing when morality condones using violence for national security, Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m.; “No”, a Spanish drama that portrays a young advertising executive’s efforts to support the political opponents of Chilean military dictator Pinochet, based on a true story, Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.

MUSIC

BLUES, Jumpin’ Juba, a blues and roots-rock music group, performs Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; free, 978-623-8400, www.mhl.org.

MERRIMACK VALLEY IDOL, Singing competition finals featuring 10 of the region’s top vocalists, dinner, silent and live auctions, cash bar, presented by Quota International of Andover, Saturday, Nov. 9, 6 to 10 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover; Louise Hadad, lhadad@comcast.net or Elaine Pescatore, 978-470-3515, elpjafra@yahoo.com.

READINGS

ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Paul Harding, author of “Enon,” Monday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m.; Laura van den Berg, author of “The Isle of Youth,” Thursday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m., free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.

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