EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 18, 2013

Editor's Picks: Highlights of entertainment and recreation for the week of Thursday, April 18 to Thursday, April 25

By Tracey Dee Rauh
Managing Editor of Features

---- — Dinner with a mind-reader

Salvatore’s hosts master mentalist Jon Stetson for a dinner show at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at the restaurant and function hall in Lawrence.

For more than 25 years, Stetson has been mixing mind-reading, magic and comedy in performances for audiences all over the world. From simple card games to one-on-one mind-reading interactions, Stetson’s performance is far from the pull-a-rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic show. In an engaging show, Stetson is capable of surprising the staunchest skeptics with his gift of intuition.

Tickets are $45 and include a dinner buffet. Doors open at 7 p.m., with hors d’oeuvres and dinner served until 8 p.m. The Stetson Experience Dinner Show starts at 8:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets visit http://drinkwaterproductions.com or call 855-255-5750. Salvatore’s Riverwalk Function Facility is located at 354 Merrimack St., Lawrence.

Fun with fungus

From the camp of unexpected entertainment: Greg Marley, author and expert on mushrooms, will give a slideshow and talk about wild fungi at North Parish Church in North Andover. The event, a fund-raiser for the church, is Saturday, April 20, at 4 p.m. Admission is $10.

Laugh and Listen

Christine Lavin and Don White bring comedy and song to The New Moon Coffeehouse in Haverhill at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 20.

With a comedienne’s irony and wit, Lavin’s delightfully skewed songs cover a lot of territory. (Relationships: “What Was I Thinking?” Politics: “Baracolate Chip Cookies.” Life’s injustices: “Attractive Stupid People,” and a lot more.)

Coming from the world of stand-up comedy, White is a family man whose concerts can turn what happens in his home into a hilarious onstage biopic. His funny and often touching songs like “How to Get Your Kids to Leave Home,” “Be 16 With Me,” and “Rascal” go straight to his audience’s heart.

The New Moon Coffeehouse is located at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 6 Ashland St, Haverhill. Admission to the show is $20; $10 for those ages 18 and under. Reserve tickets by visiting www.newmooncoffeehouse.org, or calling 978-459-5134.

Treble Chorus of New England auditions

Children ages 7 to 18 years old are invited to audition for the Treble Chorus of New England. Auditions currently are being scheduled for the summer and fall seasons on Monday evenings in May and June. They will be held at the West Parish Church, 129 Reservation Road, Andover.

Auditions also are being arranged for a fully staged production of a “Hands on Opera” program, including a an opera workshop in August.

To schedule an audition or for more information, contact Anna S. Choi at tcnemanager@treblechorusne.org or call 978-470-TCNE (8263). Learn more by visiting www.treblechorusne.org.