|“Spanish Dancer’’ by Lisa Noonis is among works in an exhibit at the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport.|
Young female voices hit the stage at Johnny D’s in Somerville
Chick Singer Night Boston is partnering with Johnny D’s in Somerville to host a talent showcase of female artists on Saturday, with all proceeds going to fund music and art programs in local schools.
The show features established and emerging talent, including 6-year-old Ava Derderian of Billerica, Miss Ellaneous, Brooke Graves, Ashley Jordan, Jenny’s Tribe, The Great Unknowns, and Annalise Emerick.
The Boston chapter of CSN is directed by Jennifer Truesdale of Arlington and Kristin Bythewood of Billerica, both local musicians and educators.
CSN is a national nonprofit that promotes young female talent, giving them a start in the music industry. The Boston chapter has set itself apart by donating all proceeds from its talent showcases to fund local music and arts programs that have experienced significant budget cuts.
Saturday’s showcase runs from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door.
CLASSICALLY ELEGANT: The New England String Quartet kicks off its sixth concert season Friday.
The program at the Winchester Unitarian Society features two works from classical chamber music repertoire: Beethoven’s Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 18, and the Brahms Piano Quintet in f minor, Op. 34, with pianist John Kramer.
The quartet has captivated audiences since it was founded in 2007. Members have collaborated with an array of artists and masters, including local favorite Yo-Yo Ma, and have played in ensembles and orchestras throughout Europe and Asia.
Members of the New England String Quartet are violinists Julia Okrusko and Konstantin Rybakov, violist Lilit Muradyan, and cellist Ming-Hui Lin.
The concert begins at 8 p.m. at 478 Main St., Winchester. Tickets are $15, $10 for senior citizens and students, and $5 for children. Call 781-729-0949 or visit www.winchesteruu.org. For more on the group, visit www.nestringquartet.com.
PRIME TIME: “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’’ will be presented at the Mainstage Theatre at Salem State University, Thursday through Saturday and Dec. 1-4.
The play by Jay Presson Allen is about a charismatic, passionate teacher whose romanticism and pride break the parochialism of a conservative girls’ school in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 1930s.
She encourages sexual experimentation, resulting in love and sexual triangles and conflict. The characters also struggle to discover their identities through others.
Jenney Dale stars as Brodie. Professor Celena Sky April directs.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 2 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $15, $10 for students and senior citizens, and free to Salem State students with identification.
Call 978-542-7555 or visit www.salemstatetickets.com.
AUTHORS’ CORNER: Three local women writers present “So You Think You Can Write’’ as part of the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore’s author series 6 p.m. Thursday at Kernwood Country Club in Salem. Ellen Frankel of Marblehead, author of “Syd Arthur’’; Wendy Polins of Swampscott, author of “Fare Forward’’; and Dale Stanten of Swampscott, author of “The Hooker’s Daughter’’ will share their writing tips. The presentation is moderated by Phyllis Karas, author of “Where’s Whitey?’’ The evening includes cocktails and dinner. Tickets are $75. Visit www.jcccns.org. . . . Matt Tarvares, illustrator of a book featuring the classic holiday poem “Over the River and Through the Woods,’’ signs copies of the book in the Wenham Museum from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.
IN LOCAL GALLERIES: “How I See It,’’ an exhibit of pastels by Janet MacLeod, is at the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport from Wednesday through Dec. 24. A reception with the artist is 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. MacLeod, who lives in and maintains a studio in Newburyport, comes to her work as a landscape painter from a career in graphic arts. Her subjects include local and Cape Cod marshes, castles and skies of Scotland, the colors of New Mexico, and imaginary landscapes. The works feature simple abstract design and bold color. . . . Fourteen women artists display new works in the exhibit “The Women of Walsingham’’ at the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport. The exhibit begins with a fund-raising event for women’s health services at Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery. The evening includes music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and the auction of a painting by Judith Pumfrey. Tickets are $25 or $125 for patron level admission, which includes a champagne reception with the artists from 5 to 6 p.m., preview of the show, and exhibition booklet.
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