COMEDY AUDITIONS. RJ's Comedy Express seeks local comedic talent for upcoming open mike and comedy nights in the Merrimack Valley and southern New Hampshire. Call Raymond Poirier, 603-382-0445 or 603-793-3725. Mail tapes to 12 Auburn St., Plaistow, N.H.
NEW ENGLAND CLASSICAL SINGERS. Auditions this month for singers of all experience levels, primarily for tenor, bass and soprano voices. Wednesday rehearsals are in Andover. 978-474-6090, www.newenglandclassical.org.
FEARLESS BOOK GROUP. The group will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Stevens Memorial Library, 345 Main St., North Andover. Free Fearless Book Group study guides are available at the Fearless Living Institute Web site. 978-685-4648, 303-447-2704 or www.FearlessLiving.org.
DROP-IN BILINGUAL FAMILY STORY TIME. The Children's Department at the Haverhill Public Library will read stories using both Spanish and English the last Tuesday of the month, Jan. 29, Feb. 26, and March 25, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cavallaro Room, 99 Main St., Haverhill, 978-373-1586 ext. 630.
DROP-IN FAMILY STORY TIME. The Children's Department at the Haverhill Public Library is hosting story time for all ages, Tuesdays through Feb. 12, 1 to 1:45 p.m. Cavallaro Room, 99 Main St., Haverhill, 978-373-1586, ext. 630.
FREE BIRDING PROGRAMS. Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, contact Sue McGrath at Newburyport Birders for the schedule. Call 978-462-4785, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.newburyportbirders.com.
MOTHER GOOSE MATH. Math concepts for preschoolers ages 3 to 5, Haverhill Public Library, Fridays through Feb. 8, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Registration required. Cavallaro Room, 99 Main St., Haverhill, www.haverhillpl.org, 978-373-1586, ext. 630
STORY HOUR. The Book Rack hosts a story hour Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. Features Nicolette Heavey. Free. 52 State St., Newburyport. 978-462-8615.
STORY TIME FOR TODDLERS. The Children's Department at the Haverhill Public Library will read to toddlers, ages 18 to 36 months, Thursdays through Feb. 14, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Registration required. Cavallaro Room, 99 Main St., Haverhill, www.haverhillpl.org, 978-373-1586, ext. 630.
CANVAS NIGHTCLUB. DJ T-Roc and DJ Gee-Spin Saturdays starting at 9:30 p.m. 1 Mill St., Lawrence. 978-687-9100.
CARRIAGE WHEEL PUB. Open mike with Rockin' Randy, Thursdays, 8 to 11 p.m. No cover, 10 Friend St., Amesbury. 978-388-0291.
DOWNSTAIRS AT DAVID'S. John Tavano, Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 11 Brown Square, Newburyport. 978-462-8077.
GLORY. Greek Night with DJ Paul Yiotis and belly dancers, Thursdays, 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. in the lounge. 19 Essex St., Andover. 978-475-4811.
HOBO CAFE AND LOUNGE. "Nostalgia Night" with the Lighthouse Trio first Wednesday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m. 5 Broadway, Salisbury. 978-465-4626.
PALMER'S RESTAURANT AND TAVERN. Live music Thursdays, 8 to 11 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 9 p.m. to midnight. 18 Elm St., Andover. 978-470-1606.
SAHARA RESTAURANT & CLUB. The Gray Sargent Trio, Tuesday, Jan. 29, $5 cover; Brad Hatfield's Sisters of Swing, Tuesday, Feb. 5, $10 cover. Music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. 34 Bates St., Methuen. 978-683-9200 or www.jockosjazz.com.
LATIN DANCE PARTY. Includes performance by The Greg Coles Dance Team, Latin Dance lessons, auction and raffle, food and cash bar Friday, Jan. 25, 7 to 11 p.m. Must be at least 21. Tickets, $50. All proceeds benefit Family Service. 60 Island St., Lawrence. 978-683-9505, ext. 48 or www.familyserviceinc.com.
NEW ENGLAND SINGLES DANCE. All-ages adult dance Sunday, Jan. 27, 7 to 11 p.m. Admission $10. Casual dress. Hors d'oeuvres. Door prizes. Music from the '70s to the present and requests. Irish-American Club, 616 Middlesex Turnpike, Billerica. 617-325-4900 or www.singlesdances-newengland.com.
THE SINGLE LIFE OF GREATER HAVERHILL. Dance Saturday, Jan. 26, 8 p.m. to midnight. DJ. $9 fee. Haverhill Elks, 24 Summer St., Haverhill. 978-373-3504.
STAGE TWO CINEMA PUB. "The Kingdom." Sunday and Tuesday through Saturday, 7 p.m. Stage Two Cinema Pub, 109 Main St., Amesbury, 978-388-6555.
GALLERIES AND ART
BRIDGE GALLERY. "An Enchanted Forest" exhibit. Trunk Show and Sale Friday, Jan. 25, through Sunday, Jan. 27..Reception Friday, Jan. 25, 5 to 8 p.m. Play "i Spy" and become eligible to win a special prize. Free admission. Open daily 1 to 7 p.m. 113 Merrimac St., Newburyport. 978-270-3941.
CELEBRATING CAMBODIA. Artwork from the Cambodian community of the Merrimack Valley is being featured at the Robert Lehman Art Center at Brooks School, 1160 Great Pond Road, North Andover. Includes ceramics, paintings and photography. Exhibition will run through Saturday, Feb. 16. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 978-725-6232.
CLARKE GALLERY. Relocated from Boston's Newbury Street, features the work of traditional artists from the mid-19th to the mid-20th centuries, including the Hudson River and Cape Ann schools, as well as Newburyport artists Laura Coombs Hills and John Appleton Brown. 941/2 Lime St., Newburyport. 978-465-0494.
EVIDENCES: FOOTPRINTS, DRIPLINES. Art exhibit at The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery at Essex Art Center, 56 Island St., Lawrence. Runs through Friday, Feb. 29. 978-685-2343 or www.essexartcenter.com.
FERRY WHARF GALLERY. Fine art studio and working gallery featuring original oils, watercolors, etchings and giclees, including "Newburyport 1899" by John Richard Perry and works by Enrico Donati, Jacob Towle, Dan Shaw, Paul Nevette, Susan Orfant, Anne Recchia, Agnes Kelley Manning, Traeger DiPietro, Ellen Sklar-Abbott, Beverly Mitchell, Solvi Stein Perry, Marjet Lesk, Charles Margeson and Eva Maria Lee. 1R Water St., Newburyport.
LANDSCAPES. Paintings by Nancy Grice, John Mulcahy and Carmelo Polanco will be featured in the Main Gallery, first floor of Essex Art Center, Lawrence, through Friday, Feb. 29. 978-685-2343 or www.essexartcenter.com.
LEPORE FINE ARTS. Newburyport's oldest gallery dealing in antique paintings and a leading expert in the work of Laura Hills and J. Appleton Brown. Also showing works by William Bradford, Emile Gruppe, George L. Noyes, Jane Peterson, Paul Strisik and Harry Vincent. Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 58 Merrimac St., Newburyport. 978-462-1663.
LESLANE GALLERY AND DESIGN. Holiday art show, featuring Debra Corbett, Leslie J. Dondero, Bill Duncan, Jeannette Steele Esposito, Jim Grabowski, Teresa McCue, Corey Craig Moore, Michael Palmer, Robert Price, Ellen Rolli, Joyce Wetherbee and Susan Zampell, through January. Gallery hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 144 Newburyport Turnpike, Rowley. 978-948-2105 or www.leslanegallery.com.
POSITIVE IMAGES GALLERY 61..Exhibit includes fine-art photography by Scott Leonhart, Thomas Mitchell, Jim Kahnweiler, John Anderson, Deborah Sandidge and Patricia Bruno, through January..Hours: Tuesdays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. 61 Wingate St., Haverhill. 978-556-9366...
RIVERWALK BEAD SHOP. Work by 36 local artists including jewelry, beads, paintings, pottery, weaving, carved gourds and more. 32 Elm St., Amesbury. 978-388-3499.
CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM. Built in 1835, the Newburyport Custom House was designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument and the U.S. Treasury Building. Features ship models and maritime art as well as exhibits on shipbuilding, the Coast Guard and author John Marquand. Open Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. 25 Water St., Newburyport. 978-462-8681 or www.themaritimesociety.org.
DOLE-LITTLE HOUSE. Circa-1700 timber-frame construction home restored in 1955. Open year-round by appointment only. Admission $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 students/children. 289 High Road, Newbury. 978-462-2634 or www.historicnewengland.org.
GRIFFIN MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Frank Rothe's exhibit, "Running Through the Wind," will be featured in the Griffin Museum's Emerging Artist Gallery from Thursday, Jan. 24, through March 30. Opening reception Thursday, Jan. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Reservations requested by Jan. 18. Hours: Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. $5 adults, $2 seniors, members and children under 12 free. Free admission on Thursdays. 67 Shore Road, Winchester. 781-729-1158 or www.griffinmuseum.org.
LOWELL'S BOAT SHOP. Established in 1793, oldest continuously operating boat shop in the country. Guests can view boat builders at work, take a tour and view exhibits. By appointment only. 459 Main St., Amesbury. 978-834-0050 or www.lowellsboatshop.com.
MEETINGHOUSE. Rocky Hill Meeting House, circa-1785 rural England meetinghouse with limited ornamental detail offering example of vernacular architecture. 4 Portsmouth Road, Amesbury. 978-462-2634 or www.spnea.org.
PRINTING MUSEUM. World's largest collection of antique printing, typesetting and bindery machines. Contains extensive printing collection of the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission $5. 800 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover. 978-686-0450.
SWETT-ILSLEY HOUSE. Circa-1670 saltbox dwelling illustrating development of England's timber-frame architecture and building practices over two centuries, including one of the largest kitchen hearths in England. 4 High Road, Newbury. 978-462-2634 or www.spnea.org. THE PORTRAIT COLLAGES. Photographs by Paula Gillen in the Griffin Gallery of the Griffin Museum, Thursday, Jan. 24, through March 30. 67 Shore Road, Winchester. 781-729-1158 or www.griffinmuseum.org.
COFFEE HOUSE CONCERT. Bob Franke, Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Ballardvale United Church, 23 Clark Road, Andover. Admission $15. 978-470-2921.
J.P.MCBRIDE'S. On the Rocks with Elle Gello every Tuesday, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m. 27 Lafayette Square, Haverhill. 978-469-8011.
OPEN MIKE. Imagine Studios hosts an open mike night the last Sunday of the month, 7 to 9 p.m., J Bucks Espresso and Wine Bar. Free. All ages welcome. 32 Elm St., Amesbury. 978-388-1100.
PHILLIPS ACADEMY VOICE RECITAL. Faculty Voice Recital Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Cochran Chapel on the Phillips Academy campus, 180 Main St., Andover. Free. 978-749-4263 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRE-SUPER BOWL GAME RECITAL. The Essex Chamber Music Players will present pianist David Pihl performing the works of three great composers on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2:30 p.m., Technology Center conference area on Northern Essex Community College's Haverhill campus. General admission $10, students $5, NECC students with college ID, free. Tickets may be purchased at the door or online. 978-556-3413 or http://www.mvarts.info.
REPERTORY ORCHESTRA. The Repertory Orchestra, one of four orchestras that comprise the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, will perform a Haydin and Tchaikovsky program Sunday, Jan. 27, 3 p.m., Tsai Performance Center, Boston University, 685 Commonwealth Ave., Boston. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door; seniors and students with valid ID receive a $3 discount. 617-353-8725, www.bu.edu/tsai or www.BYSOWEB.org.
COURT JESTERS COMEDY BASKETBALL. Basketball game Saturday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., Pelham High School, 85 Marsh Road, Pelham, N.H. Proceeds benefit the Pelham High School Boosters. Admission $10. 603-635-1250.
QUANNAPOWITT PLAYERS. "Hide & Seek" will be performed Feb. 1-3, 8-10 and 15-16. Friday and Saturday performances, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 3 p.m. Tickets $18; $16 for students and seniors, and may be purchased online. 55 Hopkins St., Reading. 781-942-2212 or www.qptheater.com.
WINTER FESTIVAL. The Winter Festival at Veasey Memorial Park Sunday, Jan. 27, noon to 5 p.m. The free event features musical performances, pottery, children's crafts, face painting, a 50/50 raffle, door prizes and raffles with food from area businesses. Complimentary parking shuttles from St. James Church, St. Patrick's Church, and the Knights of Columbus parking lots. 201 Washington St., Groveland. 978-521-9345 or www.veaseypark.org.