Hotlist November 12-18

5th Annual Cape Ann Film Festival

Cape Ann Community Cinema, the unique, living room-style digital movie theater at 21 Main Street in Gloucester, has earned a reputation as “the film festival that never ends,” and from November 1-18, they up the ante with 32 films, plus visiting filmmakers, live events and music, HD operas from Europe, and one Bond girl via satellite.

Monday, November 12th-18th
Cape Ann Community Cinema
21 Main Street, Gloucester
Tickets: $9.75 ADULTS • $8.25 STUDENTS/SENIORS • $6.75 MEMBERS |

Basic Printmaking for Adults

Students will learn the basics of relief painting, wood cut, Styrofoam print, mono-print, and alternative printing techniques. Explore black and white, multiple plate, and color techniques!

Tuesday, November 13
Arc Works Community Art Center
22 Foster Street, Peabody
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Tickets: $80 | Arc Works

The Engine Room

The Cultural Organization of Lowell, along with the Merrimack Valley Small Business Assistance Center, is hosting a discussion to help young artists  learn to find and retain resources for their creative small businesses. Guest speakers at the discussion will include: Brew’d Awakening, Sweet Lydia’s, The Lowell Art Gallery, Janet Lambert Moore, Eileen Byrne from The Brush Art Gallery, Maxine Farkus from Western Ave. Studios & Margaret Swan from The Boston Sculptors Gallery. In addition the workshops will take place.

Wednesday, November 14
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union (1 Tremont Place)
257 Father Morissette Blvd, Lowell
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Tickets: FREE |

Hats Fashion Show with Stephen Jones

By special arrangement, milliner-to-the-stars Stephen Jones will present 42 couture hats from his personal collection on PEM’s very own runway! You’ll also be able to try on Stephen Jones hats and styles from other designers that are for sale in the Museum Shop while enjoying tasty hors d’oeuvres and inspired beverage offerings from the cash bar. Jones will discuss his celebrated exhibition Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones, what inspires him, how to choose the perfect hat for any occasion and more.

Thursday, November 15
Peabody Essex Museum
East India Square, Salem
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Tickets: Members $45, nonmembers $55 |

Boston Artists Ensemble

Enjoy the Boston premiere of Boccherini’s charming, effervescent string quintet in C, G. 349, followed by the Dvorˇák Sextet in A and the Brahms Sextet in G. Yura Lee and Irina Muresanu, violins; Roger Tapping and Lila Brown, violas; Jonathan Miller and Blaise Déjardin, cellos.

Friday, November 16
East India Marine Hall
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
Tickets: Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12 |

A Clothing and Textile Recycling

It is happening again. The textile recycling drive will be held at Riley Plaza  parking lot from 8 am – 3 pm.  The parking lot is directly across from the Salem Post Office at 2 Margin Street.  Just look for a big Goodwill truck.  So just drive in and drop off your textiles.  You will be helped by a group of enthusiastic Salem Recycles volunteers.

What can you recycle?  Clothing, sneakers, shoes, boots, slippers, belts, ties, purses, pillows, bedding (comforters, sheets, blankets), table linens, stuffed animals and draperies/curtains. Items can be in almost any condition.  Moth-eaten, torn, and stained fabrics are reusable. However, they must be clean and dry to be accepted.

What is not allowed?  NO carpets, NO rugs, NO bric-a-brac, NO oil rags, and absolutely NO wet or mildewed items.

Saturday, November 17th
Riley Plaza, Salem
8 am to 3 pm

“Point of View”

The Eleventh Annual Open Studio & Show by Salem artist and art educator, Paula Beaulieu, takes place on Saturday and Sunday, November 17 and 18 from 1p.m. to 5p.m. at her studio, 2 Emerald Ave., Salem.   The Show entitled “Point of View” was inspired by her Spring trip to Holland to visit the world-renown Keukenhoff gardens and flower fields and to experience the beauty and light of the Dutch countryside.  Her signature painting in this show captures the only windmill in the world that still grinds ores into powdered pigments for paint.  It is surrounded by the beauty of the Dutch sky.  Some of the small works, including one of Serd Kerk, South Church in Amsterdam were painted “en plein air” from unusual points of view, including those of the flower fields. In honor of the eleventh anniversary, all paintings will be 20% off.

Sunday, November 18
2 Emerald Ave., Salem
1p.m. to 5p.m.
Tickets: FREE |

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