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Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson brings his blues stylings to Johnny D’s on Saturday.
Luther “Guitar Jr.” Johnson brings his blues stylings to Johnny D’s on Saturday.Credit:

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Beverly: In “There’s a Story There,” explore the art and craft of writing. The four-session creative writing workshop is led by writing instructor Elizabeth Ciampa. It includes in-class writing and take-home exercises; exploration of various craft aspects of creative writing and the elements of fiction; opportunity to share work and collaborate with fellow writers. Tuesdays Jan. 8-29, 9:30 a.m. Free. Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St. 978-921-6062,

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Somerville: Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson will perform Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Johnny D’s Restaurant & Music Club, 17 Holland St. 617-776-2004,

Winchester: Open mike night at Starbucks is hosted by Winchester Community Music School and singer/songwriter Mike Verge. On the first Thursday of each month, performers, families and friends are welcome for a lively, emceed coffee house event. Individual or small duo/trio performances are encouraged. Tonight from 7 to 9 at Starbucks, Winchester Center. Free. 781-721-2950,