THURSDAY, JULY 25
SOUL SOUNDS, Acoustic singer-songwriter Adam Payne, Brasserie 28, 2 Elm Square, Andover, 8 to 11 p.m.; http://brasserie28.com.
LIFE LONG TRIO, Northern Essex Community College’s Life Long Learning Program presents fiddler Dolores Bourque, guitarist Marty Kriegsman and bassist Dan Harvey, all of Haverhill, 2 p.m., David Hartleb Technology Center on the college’s Haverhill campus, 100 Elliott St.; admission $2.
FRIDAY, JULY 26
STAFF EXHIBIT, Phillips Academy Summer Session showcases the photographs, paintings, ceramics and mixed media of faculty and staff, featuring a special exhibit, “The Colors of Cuba,” opening 6 to 8 p.m., Gelb Gallery (George Washington Hall), 180 Main St., Andover; runs through July 31; “Colors of Cuba” video showing every half hour.
SATURDAY, JULY 27
BEER SAMPLING BENEFIT, “Tails & Ales,” a fundraiser for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, Methuen, co-hosted by Shawsheen Village Liquors and Whole Foods Market, both of Andover, and featuring selections from 10 area breweries as well as samples of locally produced food; 6 to 9 p.m., MSPCA at Nevins, 400 Broadway, Methuen; tickets $30 in advance, $40 at door; call Shawsheen Village Liquors at 978-475-3636 or Nevins at 978-687-7453, ext. 6118, or visit www.mspca.org/adoption/methuen-nevins/.
INDIAN DANCE, Andover sisters Gowri and Nandini Vijayakumar present “Ashokavana,” an originally choreographed, traditional Indian classical dance drama, 6:30 p.m., Chinmaya Maruti Center, 1 Union St., Andover; free admission, www.chinmaya-boston.com.
SUNDAY, JULY 28
FASHION HISTORY, “Behind the Seams, Stories of Clothing, 1790 to 1920,” a self-guided exhibit; opening reception 3 to 5 p.m., Andover Historical Society, 97 Main St., Andover. Exhibit runs through April 2014; regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free admission; 978-475-2236, www.andoverhistorical.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
ROCK THE PARK, Siroteau, acoustic rock group, performs for the Department of Community Services’ summer concert series, 6 p.m., The Park, Chestnut and Bartlet streets; free, 978-623-8279.
ARTFUL DIVERSITY. The Loading Dock Gallery presents its first juried show, “Diversity: Shaken Not Stirred,” challenging artists from the Western Avenue Studios community to create works that explore the multifaceted concept of diversity, through Aug. 15, 122 Western Ave., Lowell; artists’ reception Saturday, Aug. 3, 5 to 7 p.m.; www.theloadingdockgallery.com.