Hotlist November 19-25

Personal and Professional Practices: Art by Art Therapists

The exhibit Personal and Professional Practices, organized by Endicott College, highlights six of the country’s best-known art therapists and educators, providing viewers an insight into the creative efforts emanating from their studios.  The exhibit will be on view through February 27.

Monday, November 19
Endicott College, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts
376 Hale Street, Beverly
9:00am until 8:00pm
Tickets: FREE |

The Invention of Glory: Afonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries at the Peabody Essex Museum

Monumental in scale and meticulous in construction, the Pastrana Tapestries are one of the finest examples of Gothic tapestry in existence. The four, 36-foot-long tapestries are on view together for the first time as part of a rare U.S. tour that follows an extensive restoration project. Expertly woven in Belgium’s Tournai workshops in the late 1400s, the Pastrana Tapestries are singular for their depiction of a contemporary subject: Afonso’s military campaigns in North Africa. Through vibrantly colored wool and silk threads, a vivid scene of military pomp and conquest emerges.

Tuesday, November 20
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem
10:00am until 5:00pm
Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors $13, Students $11,
Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents admitted free |

Paintings by Timothy Neill

Through November 30th Mingo Gallery and Custom Framing will host the paintings of local artist and conservator Timothy Neill. Neill’s work is representational in nature, however, both his still life and figurative pieces utilize dramatic lighting and compositions to create a palpable narrative that is much broader than what is seen on the canvas. Simultaneously Neill’s paintings are nostalgic, candid, and even riddled with a touch of mystery.

Wednesday, November 21
Mingo Gallery and Custom Framing
284 Cabot Street, Beverly
10:00am until 5:00pm
Tickets: FREE |

Ipswich First Period

The town of Ipswich has more “First Period Homes” (built before 1725) than any other town in the nation. In recognition of its history, the town has organized a celebration entitled Ipswich Is First . . . Period: An homage to Harvest, Hearth and Home. The First Period houses of Ipswich will be lit from dusk to 10pm. The public is invited to take the scenic route through Ipswich and take a moment to remember the meaning of home.

Thursday, November 22
First Period Houses
5:00pm until 10:00pm
Tickets: FREE |

A Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Let Symphony by the Sea entertain you and your children with a live performance of Babar the Elephant set to classical music by Francis Poulenc and narrated by renowned local storyteller, Judith Black! The performance promises one hour of delightful family entertainment. Another show will also be held at 3:00pm, at Abbott Hall in Marblehead on Saturday November 24.

Friday, November 23
City Hall
60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
Tickets: $20 for Adults, $10 for Children |

Catherine Russell

Critically-acclaimed, one-of-a-kind jazz and blues vocalist, Catherine Russell‘s stalwart, soulful voice radiates interpretive power yet remains touchingly vulnerable. A Grammy Award winner, she sang backup for celebrated artists such as Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Paul Simon, David Bowie, and Madonna, and has taken the jazz world by storm since her solo debut in 2006.

Saturday, November 24
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport
Tickets: $32, $24, $18 |

Beverly’s 65th Holiday Parade “Caroling Through Beverly”

Beverly’s Holiday Parade will take place on Sunday, November 25th and marks the 65th consecutive year of this downtown Beverly tradition! This year’s theme has been designated “Caroling through Beverly.” Marching bands, log rollers, majorettes, fire engines, and a very special holiday visitor whose name starts with “S” will join dozens of community floats to make this a spectacular parade!

Sunday, November 25
Begins at the Beverly Cummings Center
181 Elliott Street, Beverly
Tickets: FREE |

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