FRIDAY, MAY 3
LIVE THEATER, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” by ACT Theater Company, 7:30 p.m., McGrath Memorial Theater, Tewksbury High School; all seats reserved, $18 to $25, also on May 4 at 7:30 p.m. and May 5 at 2 p.m.; acttheatercompany.com; box office, 978-276-9568.
SUNDAY, MAY 5
ROAD RACE BENEFIT, second annual “Book it to the Finish” features a 5K trail run held on Phillips Academy’s cross-country course or a 1K Family Fun Run with a student book swap where participants can drop and swap books. Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook characters; check-in 8 to 8:30 a.m. on the great lawn of Phillips Academy; bookittothefinish.com.
FILM FESTIVAL, Merrimack Valley Jewish Federation’s annual Jewish Film Festival starting at 3:30 p.m., featuring two films, “The Other Son” and “Hava Nagila;” Osgood Landing, 1580 Osgood St., North Andover; $18; 978-688-0466, mvjf.org.
LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s annual Training and Concert Choir, 3 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8
TOP CHEF VISIT, celebrity chef Kristen Kish of Boston cooks to benefit Emmaus in Haverhill. Kish will prepare a dish, discuss her technique and take questions from the audience, 7:30 to 9 p.m.; tickets $25; $75 with a VIP reception beginning at 6:15; Rogers Center for the Arts on the campus of Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; Donna Capodelupo, 978-994-3450, firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 9
COMEDY FUNDRAISER, Priceless Prom Gown program hosts a comedy night featuring three comedians, Gallaria at Maria’s Restaurant, Haverhill, 7 to 8 p.m.; includes appetizers and raffle; proceeds support organization that collects and distributes prom gowns to high school students in need through its dress-give-a-way boutiques.
SACRED MUSIC & DANCE, The Mystical Arts of Tibet, 7:30 p.m., performance comprises selections believed to generate energies conducive to world healing. Robed in costumes and playing traditional Tibetan instruments, the Loseling monks perform ancient temple music and dance for world healing, $25 door, $22 advance, $18 seniors; 978-837-5355.
SUNDAY, MAY 11
LIVE MUSIC, Treble Chorus of New England’s Scholar Choir “Music of the Americas” concert, 7:30 p.m., Free Christian Church, 31 Elm St., Andover. Tickets $16 adults, $10 students and seniors; Anna S. Choi at email@example.com, 978.470.TCNE.