Compiled by Chelsea DeFusco
The Andover Townsman
---- — ART AND GALLERIES
ADDISON GALLERY, “Flash Back Nov. 22, 1963,” on 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, through Jan. 12, 2014; “James Prosek: The Spaces in Between,” incorporating natural history painting with more contemporary influences, through Jan. 5, 2014; “Natural Selections,” drawings from Addison’s permanent collection, Sept. 7 through March 2014; “the kids are all right,” exploring notion of family in 21st century, Sept. 14 through Jan. 5; opening reception for fall exhibitions Friday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.; 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, “THIS to THAT,” opening exhibit for Neil Alpers’ new gallery; artists’ reception Saturday, Sept. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Alpers Fine Art, 96 Main St., Andover. Gallery hours Wednesday and Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and by appointment. 978-760-1829, email@example.com, www.alpersfineartonline.com.
MEMORIAL HALL LIBRARY, “Soaring,” Artist of the Month exhibit featuring works by students from seven local elementary schools, first floor; Zentangle art by community services librarian Emily Classon, second-floor display case; both exhibits through Sept. 30; 2 North Main St., Andover; 978-623-8401, www.mhl.org.
BALLET, New England Civic Ballet open auditions for “The Nutcracker,” Sunday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m., NECB studios, 4 Dracut St., Lawrence; ages 8 to adult welcome; $15 registration fee, no production fee; performances Dec. 13 to 15 at Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; www.newenglandcivicballet.org, 978-975-0289.
TREBLE CHORUS, Treble Chorus of New England fall auditions for three choirs — Training, ages 6 to 9; Concert, ages 9 to 13; and Schola, ages 13 to 18 — Monday evenings, Sept. 9 and 16, West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover; additional dates may be available; Anna Choi, 978-470-8263 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule audition; www.treblechorusne.org.
HOSPICE FUNDRAISER, Off to the Races: Food, Wine, and Beer Pairing, 12th annual Merrimack Valley Hospice fundraiser featuring silent auction and entertainment by George Farrell Group and Nulmage Entertainment, Thursday, Sept. 12, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Black Swan Country Club, 258 Andover St., Georgetown; tickets $55, advance purchase required; proceeds benefit under-insured and uninsured; www.MerrimackValleyHospice.org, 978-552-4927.
ANDOVER DAY. Downtown festival and business showcase along Main Street and side streets Saturday, Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free; http://AndoverDay.com/.
INDIA DAY, India Association of Greater Boston hosts India Day 2013 featuring Indian food, musical performances and Bollywood dance, Sunday, Sept. 8, 4 to 8 p.m., Collins Center for the Performing Arts at Andover High School, 80 Shawsheen Road, Andover High School; free, www.iagb.org.
SILENT FILM SERIES, Classic silent film series with musical accompaniment featuring “The Cameraman” (1928), Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m.; “Nosferatu” (1922), Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; free, Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; 978-837-5355.
BRASSERIE 28, Singer-songwriter Ryan LaPerle, folk rock, indie, pop, Thursday, Sept. 5; singer-songwriter Ryan Ftizsimmons, acoustic covers, Friday, Sept. 6, and Thursday, Sept. 12; Alex Raven, soul and blues, classic rock, Wednesday, Sept. 11; all music 8 to 11 p.m., 2 Elm Square, Andover; http://brasserie28.com.
CHAMBER MUSIC, Mistral Music, formerly Andover Chamber Music, opens 17th season — “Wanderlust: Postcards from Around the World — with “A Night of Modern Tangos with Pablo Ziegler,” Saturday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., Rogers Center for the Arts, Merrimack College, 315 Turnpike St., North Andover; tickets $30, $25 seniors; www.andoverchambermusic.org, sales@AndoverChamberMusic.org, or 978-474-6222.
CLASSICAL CONCERT, Lawrence Public Library hosts concert featuring music by Mozart, Brahms and Leonard Bernstein with violinist Michael Rosenbloom and pianist Rebecca Plummer, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2 p.m., 51 Lawrence St., Lawrence; free; 978-683-8222.
AUTHOR READING, Ursula DeYoung, author of “Shorecliff,” Thursday, Sept. 12, 7 p.m., Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover; 978-475-0143, www.hugobookstores.com.
CLASSIC CAR SERIES, Wingate Healthcare hosts classic car show with giveaways and raffles, music, food and ice cream, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 4 to 8 p.m.; free admission, proceeds from sales support The One Fund Boston; 80 Andover St., Andover; Eric Brunette, 978-470-3434, ext. 5227.
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