North Shore Picks of the Weekend, April 8-10, 2011

Lots going on in the North Shore this weekend.  We are a happening place!  Check it all out:


Golden: Dutch and Flemish Masterworks from the Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Collection

What a coup for the PEM to schedule this exhibit of master works by such artists as Rembrandt, Frans Hals, Brueghel the Elder and Jacob van Ruisdael.  And what an amazing piece of luck for us folks on the north shore!  The entire showing includes 67 paintings in total, as well as a number of pieces of 17th-century furniture created by masters of art and woodworking.

The exhibit runs through June 19, and the museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, $11 for students. The Peabody Essex Museum is located at 161 Essex Street, East India Square, Salem.

For more information, visit or call 978-745-9500.


Spring Juried Members’ Show

On display are member works done in oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, sculpture, photography and more – anything goes at this annual show.  The show runs from March 31 through May 1, and the galleries are open Mondays through Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm, and on Sundays from 1 pm to 5 pm.

For more information, visit or call 978-465-8769.


Book Author Night at Governor’s Academy: Harvey Frommer, Remembering Fenway

On Friday April 8 at 7 pm, Harvey Frommer will discuss his book Remembering Fenway, a thorough documentation of the stadium’s existence with stunning photography, at Governor’s Academy.  From Jabberwocky bookshop: “Frommer is the author of Remembering Yankee Stadium and more than 40 sports books. The oral historian and sports journalist is a professor in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Dartmouth College and professor emeritus at City University of New York.”

Governor’s Academy is located at 1 Elm Street (off Route 1) in Byfield, MA. For more information visit either, or call the bookstore directly at 978-465-9359.

For more information visit, or call the bookstore directly at 978-465-9359.


TTS Players Present Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Beginning this Friday, the TTS troupe of young actors presents an abbreviated version of the Disney classic, Alice in Wonderland.  The family-friendly musical shows on Friday and Saturday, 4/8-9, at 7 pm, and on Sunday, 4/10, at 2 pm.  Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children and seniors.

The yellow playhouse of the Community Arts Center is located at 7 Central Street, Byfield.  For tickets and directions, call the box office at 978-463-3335.

SYMPHONY BY THE SEA, Governor’s Academy, Byfield, MA

On Sunday, April 10, at 3pm, join Symphony By The Sea for their final concert of the season at Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA.  The 35-piece orchestra will perform works by Schumann, Sibelius, and Mozart, keeping to the musical theme of “Apollo and Dionysus.  Musical Director Donald Palma will speak about the selections prior to the performance.

Governor’s Academy is located at 1 Elm Street (off Route 1) in Byfield.  Follow the signs on campus for the Performing Arts Center.  Tickets cost $30 and are available at The Book Rack on State Street in Newburyport, or online at  For more information, visit

From the rest of the Consortium members:

Rob and Laura, The Two Palaverers, find fabulous things for you to do here.

Seth at Lynn Happens has, as always, a great round up of events here.