THURSDAY, APRIL 18
GENEALOGY TALK, Getting Started in Genealogy presented by genealogist Rhonda McClure, 7 p.m., Memorial Hall Library, for those who are new to genealogy as well as those with some experience but would like to make sure they haven’t missed anything. Register at mhl.org/eventcalendar, 978-623-8401, ext. 31.
FREE AUTHOR READING, Jennifer Haigh reads from her latest book, “News From Heaven,” 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.
FRIDAY, APRIL 19
LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC, Perry performs spring concert at Merrimack College showcasing the band’s hit singles, “If I Die Young,” “You Lie” and “Better Dig Two,” 8 p.m., doors open 7 p.m.; tickets $30; public invited. Lawler Arena, Athletic Center, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets at etix.com.
CARD & GAME PARTY, Shawsheen Village Women’s Club presents a Scholarship Card and Game Party, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Atria Marland Place, 15 Stevens St., Andover. Admission $25, includes lunch; 978-475-4481.
LIVE THEATER, Spotlight Playhouse presents “Annie!,” 7 p.m., Haverhill High School, 137 Monument St., Haverhill; tickets $20, $18 seniors; 978-380-8509, email@example.com. Performances also on April 20, 26 and 27 at 7 p.m., April 28 at 3 p.m.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
AUTHOR READING, Ellen Spector Platt presents her latest book, “Artful Collage From Found Objects,” 2 p.m.,free. Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St. Andover; 978-475-0143.
MAGIC & COMEDY SHOW, Master mentalist Jon Stetson mixes the power of mind reading, magic and comedy, Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility, Lawrence, dinner 7 to 8 p.m., show 8:30 p.m.; $45, includes dinner buffet; http://drinkwaterproductions.com/index.shtml, 855-255-5750.
JAPANESE EXHIBIT, featuring works by one of Japan’s visionary landscape photographers, Toshio Shibata, through Oct. 6, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem; www.pem.org, 978-745-9500.
MONDAY, APRIL 22
CLASSICAL MUSIC, Soprano Wendy Heckman and pianist Carolyn Skelton, 1:30 p.m., featuring classical vocal selections by Purcell, Handel and Mozart along with arrangements of traditional folk songs, spirituals and Broadway show tunes. Pieces by Haydn and Brahms will be featured as piano solos. Senior Center, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; $5, registration required, 978-623-8321.