FREE LIVE MUSIC, the Backyard Music Series in Lowell, with Ripchord, 6 to 8 p.m., on the back lawn of the Tsongas Center along the Merrimack River, food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase at each show, every Thursday through Aug. 23.
DUELING PIANOS WITH HONKY CATS, 7 to 11 p.m. Honky Cats Dueling Pianos show is a high-energy, interactive and all-request driven rock & roll event featuring Jon Abrahms from the Billy Joel-inspired Broadway play "Movin' Out" and pianist extraordinaire Bill Conner, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
LIVE MUSIC, 9 p.m., featuring Maneater, an upbeat, vocal driven, blue-eyed rock and soul band. Maneater features sax player Deric Dyer who has toured nationally with Tina Turner's and Joe Cocker's bands, Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION, "Summer in the City," the exhibit ranges from paintings to fiber, sculpture to jewelry and mixed media to ceramics, Western Avenue Studios, 122 Western Ave., Lowell, through Aug. 26. Opening reception is Saturday, Aug. 4, 5 to 7 p.m.; theloadingdockgallery.com, 978-710-8605.
DJ DANCE PARTY & FIREWORKS, 9 p.m., with Good Vibes DJ Koko P, Flex and others, fireworks over the ocean at 10 p.m. (weather permitting), Surfside Deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.
SUNDAY, AUG. 5
LIVE REGGAE, with Hot Like Fire, 4 to 8 p.m., on the oceanfront deck, Salisbury Beach, 25 Broadway; surfside5.com or call 978-463-9222.
MONDAY, AUG. 6
AUDITIONS, Treble Chorus of New England, for their three choirs, also for their summer opera production, for children ages 10 and up; Anna S. Choi at firstname.lastname@example.org, 978.794.4600 to schedule an audition. For more information, treblechorusne.org.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8
LIVE OUTDOOR MUSIC, the Department of Community Services offers free summer concerts on Wednesdays in July and August, 6 to 8 p.m. with Fab4Ever (Beatles). Residents are invited to stop by with their picnic suppers, chairs or blankets, held in the Park at the corner of Bartlet and Chestnut streets. In the event of rain on Wednesday, the concert will be rescheduled. Call the DCS information line for weather updates after 3 p.m.: 978-623-8279.