Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

January 30, 2014

Events Calendar

Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman

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ADDISON GALLERY, “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames,” Feb. 1 to April 13; “Industrial Strength: Selections from the Collection,” Feb. 1 to April 13; “Eye on the Collection: Artful Poses,” Feb. 1 to March 30; 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.

ALPERS FINE ART, “The Power of the Power of Suggestion,” first-ever juried show featuring 33 artists, through March 2, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 978-760-1829, www.alpersfineartonline.com.

ESSEX ART CENTER, “Every Place” by Allison Cekala and Sarah Pollman and “Enter the Void” by Elissa Salas in Chester F. Sidell Gallery; “Mostly Sunny, Scattered Clouds,” new work by Ellen Rich, Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery; through Feb. 14; 56 Island St., Lawrence; Leslie Costello, 978-685-2343 or leslie@essexartcenter.org; www.essexartcenter.org.

MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, Paintings by Robert Crooker of Wakefield, January artist of the month, first floor; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, www.mhl.org.

AUTHOR READINGS

ANDOVER BOOKSTORE, Former NHL star Chris Nilan discusses,”Fighting Back: The Chris Nilan Story,” his book about his life after hockey, Saturday, Feb. 1, noon, free; 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.

CHILDREN/FAMILIES

`CINDERELLA,’ The Fairy Players present “Cinderella,” Saturday, Feb. 1, 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Parish Hall, St. Paul’s Church, 396 Main St., North Andover; tickets $5, wear prince and princess costumes; reserve in advance at info@fairytaleplayers.org, www.fairytaleplayers.org.

DANCE

ISRAELI FOLK DANCING, Israeli Folk Dancing, beginners’ night, Sunday, Feb. 2, 7 to 8:15 p.m., 1580 Osgood St., North Andover; all ages and levels welcome, no partner needed, $2 per person; Anne Schwartz, 781-942-3659, anne.israelidancer@gmail.com.

FILMS

FILM & ORGAN. Screening of the Buster Keaton silent film classic “The General” with accompaniment by concert organist Peter Krasinski on Christ Church’s new C.B. Fisk organ, Saturday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m., Christ Church, 33 Central St., Andover; doors open at 6:30 p.m.; tickets $15, $10 students/seniors, $35 maximum family; 978-475-0529

SCREENING ROOM, BoomerVenture Screening Room Film Festival series featuring “Barbara,” a German film with subtitles about a young doctor who applies for an exit visa from East Germany, Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m.; “Frances Ha,” a fresh, realistic, fun look at the struggles of a 20-something, somewhat dancer living in New York City thatexplores friendship, class, ambition, failure, and redemption, rated R, Thursday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m.; free, snacks available; Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court, Andover; 978-623-8321, www.andoverseniorcenter.org.

LECTURE

PARENT TO PARENT, Ann Helmus, Ph.D., presents “Tips For Helping Your Child Achieve Academic Success at Home,” Tuesday, Feb. 4, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Pike School Auditorium, 34 Sunset Rock Road, Andover; hosted by Andover Parent to Parent; free; www.andoverp2p.com.

SOIL SCIENCE, Andover Garden Club presents, “The Real Dirt About Dirt,” a talk by Andi Ross simplifying soil science for both beginners and experienced gardeners, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 10 a.m., South Church, 41 Central St., Andover; no charge for members, $10 donation for guests, www.andovergardenclub.org.

MUSIC

AMERICAN SAMPLER, New England Classical Singers presents “An American Sampler: Songs of Love and Nature,” featuring Ronald Perera’s “Why I Wake Early,” Saturday, March 8, 7:30 p.m.; pre-concert talk, 6:30 p.m.; Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $20 adults, $18 seniors, $15 groups of 10, children and students with ID free; www.newenglandclassical.org, 978-474-6090.

BRASSERIE 28, Thursday, Jan. 30, Ryan Fitzsimmons, acoustic, covers; Friday, Jan. 31, singer-songwriter Adam Payne, soul, acoustic; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover; http://brasserie28.com.

VALENTINE CONCERT, Mistral Music presents 17th annual Valentine Concert, “Postcards from Around the World: Viennoisseries,” Sunday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m., West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; tickets $30 adults, $25 seniors, students free with ID; 978-474-6222, sales@MistralMusic.org, www.MistralMusic.org.

ETC.

BEST DESSERT CONTEST, Evening of Sweet Indulgence, hosted by Kiss 108’s Billy Costa, Saturday, Feb. 1, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Wyndham Andover, 123 Old River Road; appetizer and dessert tasting, cash bar, live band, silent and live auctions; tickets $35 in advance, $40 at door, $350 reserved table of 10; 978-494-0769, www.SweetIndulgence.Info.

WINTER WARM-UP DINNER DANCE, Andover Knights of Columbus 1078 holds its Winter Warm-up Dinner Dance, recognizing Bridget Shaheen, executive director of Lazarus House Ministries of Lawrence, Saturday, Feb. 1, Tewksbury Country Club, 1880 Main St.; cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, 6:30 p.m.; dinner at 7:30 p.m.; $75 per couple; GK Paul Dollard, dr.paul.dollard@gmail.com, or DGK Dennis Ricketts, dennisricketts@comcast.net; 978-470-1476.

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