Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
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,” through Jan. 5, 2014; “Natural Selections,” through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” photography and video exploring family in 21st century, through Jan. 5; 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.
ESSEX ART CENTER, “One of these days ...” featuring paintings by Leon Elitov, Connie McCausland and Patricia Edmonds, through Oct. 18, Chester F. Sidell Gallery; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or email@example.com; www.essexartcenter.org.
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by portrait artist Steve DiFranza, first floor; watercolor artist Meg O’Hanlon specializing in food and recipe illustrations, second-floor display case; both exhibits through Oct. 31; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, www.mhl.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, 123 Old River Road, Andover; tickets $25, www.rotaryandover.org.
HUNGER IN AMERICA, Memorial Hall Library and Neighbors in Need present “A Place at the Table,” a documentary examining hunger in America, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; food drive at library through October to benefit Neighbors in Need; 978-623-8401, ext. 38, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Kon Tiki,” a recreation of Thor Heyerdahl’s raft voyage across the ocean, Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.; “Sweetheart”, a French movie written by Andrew Coburn, local author and crime writer, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.
EDIBLE LANDSCAPES, Garden historian John Forti explores how to eat locally and plant edible gardens and landscapes, co-sponsored by Village Garden Club of Andover and Friends of Memorial Hall Library, Thursday, Oct. 17, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, ext. 49; email@example.com.
PARANORMAL SCIENCE, Paranormal Research Association of Boston highlights paranormal activity, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m., Flint Memorial Library, 147 Park St., North Reading; free, recommended for teens and adults; www.praofb.org/v2/, 978-664-4942.
PARENT TO PARENT, Vicki Hoefle, author of “Duct Tape Parenting,” presents “How Parents Can Help Children to Resolve Their Own Dilemmas Independently,” Thursday, Oct. 10, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Pike School Auditorium, Andover; Michael Thompson, Ph.D., presents “Best Friends/Worst Enemies: Friendship Development, Popularity and Social Cruelty in Childhood,” Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7:30 to 9 p.m., North Andover High School auditorium; presented by Andover Parent to Parent; free, open to public; www.andoverp2p.com.
BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Ryan Fitzsimmons, acoustic covers, Thursday, Oct. 10; Marc Fleury, acoustic country, blues, Friday, Oct. 11; Joey Vellucci, blues, rock, Motown, Wednesday, Oct. 16; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover; http://brasserie28.com.
CABARET, Andover High School Choral Department presents fifth annual Cabaret, a night of Broadway memories old and new featuring 100 performers, Friday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m.; $7 adults, $5 students; http://ahsmusic.ticketleap.com/cabaret, 978-623-8616.
HAPPY HARVEST, Friends of Memorial Hall Library concert series kick-off featuring Áine Minogue on the harp singing songs of the fall season, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2:30 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, ext. 38.
PHILLIPS ACADEMY, Recital featuring pianist Gabriel Chodos, Friday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Orchestra and Band Concert, Friday, Oct. 18, 8 p.m.; Vocal and Choral Concert, Sunday, Oct. 20, 3 p.m.; presented by Phillips Academy Music Department, Cochran Chapel, 180 Main St.; free, 978-749-4260, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Maryanne O’Hara, author of “Cascade,” Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.; Daphne Kalotay, author of “Sight Reading,” Thursday, October 17, 7 p.m.; free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.
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.
SIBLING RIVALRY, Sam Shepard’s “True West,” presented by the Department of Visual and Performing Arts at Merrimack College, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 17 and 18, 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 19, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $10, $5 students/employees; www.merrimack.edu/community/rogers, 978-837-5355.
BAZAAR, Faith Lutheran Church Harvest Bazaar featuring crafts, raffles, baked goods and refreshments, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 360 South Main St., Andover; 978-475-4059.
BOUTIQUE SHOWCASE, “A Shopping Boutique,” featuring vendors, product demonstrations and raffles, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Wyndham Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover; tickets $5 or three for $10 in advance; proceeds support Merrimack Valley Partners in Service Scholarship Fund; firstname.lastname@example.org, http://mvpinservice.webs.com/.
COSTUME WORKSHOP, DYI costume workshop using method published in 1920s, led by Andover Historical Society exhibit curator Angela McBrien, Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 97 Main St., Andover; sewing machine, fabric and basic sewing kit required; $20 members, $25 nonmembers; 978-475-2236.
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