Hotlist November 5 – 11

Ulrike Welsch: Photography, My Passion and My Life

Ulrike Welsch started photographing as a teenager in Germany using her father’s Rodenstock fold-out camera. After arriving on the shores of the United States in 1964, she developed her skills as a photojournalist with the Boston dailies. Welsch has traveled and photographed the world in her own and unique way, and this retrospective is the culmination of a very interesting life indeed. On view through November 25th.

Tuesday, November 6
The Marblehead Arts Association
8 Hooper Street, Marblehead
12:00pm until 5:00pm
Tickets: FREE | marbleheadarts.org

Lords, Ladies, and Mummies: Highclere Castle, the Real Downtown Abbey

Although famous today for the country house depicted in the fictional television series Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle in Berkshire has a rich and fascinating history that goes far beyond its television fame. In this lecture, architectural historian Curt DiCamillo will explore Highclere Castle, the real Downton Abbey, linking it to other Victorian country houses. He will also explain how the fictional Downton plotline has unexpected echoes to the family house and complex family history.

Wednesday, November 7
The Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich
6:30pm
Tickets: $30 for Members, $40 for Nonmembers | thetrustees.org/crane-estate/

All Mixed Up Opening Reception

Come and celebrate the gallery opening of “All Mixed Up,” a selection of differing takes on mixed media, two and three-dimensional artwork, from the varying styles of eleven showcased artists. Mixing up Beverly’s typical art scene, these North Shore artists join forces this fall to display the mixed media products of the Monserrat College of Art class that united them.

Thursday, November 8
The Gallery at Porter Mill
95 Rantoul Street, Beverly
6:00pm until 8:00pm
Tickets: FREE | studioatportermill.com

Arlo Guthrie: Here Comes the Kid, A Tribute to Woody Guthrie’s 100th Birthday

Born with a guitar in one hand and a harmonica in the other, Arlo Guthrie’s folk pedigree is legendary, his music a symbol of a generation of civil justice and activism. Guthrie performs songs from over 25 albums—playing piano, guitar, harmonica, and a dozen other instruments while seamlessly entertaining the audience with his notable hilarious tales.

Friday, November 9
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street, Rockport
8:00pm
Tickets: $80, $70, $50 | rockportmusic.org

Harry—An Adult Fable in Two Acts

Salem Theatre Company’s Music & More Series will bring The Mugford Street Players production of Georgette Beck’s adult fable Harry to the STC Theater for two weekends in November. In Harry, Ms. Beck introduces us to a streetwise, clever and perpetually surviving tomcat—the title’s namesake—who has a few problems. He doesn’t know who he is, what he is or why he does that stuff he does… Is it sheer accident or homicidal mayhem? A cross between Cary Grant and Bagheera from The Jungle Book, Harry embarks on a set of adventures that lead him to an astonishing end-game discovery.

Saturday, November 10
Salem Theatre Company
90 Lafayette Street, Salem
7:30pm
Tickets: $10 for Students, $15 for Seniors, $20 for Adults | salemtheatre.com

Weaving Tales of Glory, Weekend Festival

Imagine you lived in medieval Europe more than 500 years ago when the Pastrana tapestries were created. Would you have been a knight? A minstrel? A weaver? Experience the life and art of this period through performances, demonstrations and hands-on fun, including building your own catapult. The festival will run Saturday and Sunday, November 10th and 11th.

Sunday, November 11
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex Street, Salem
10:00am until 4:30pm
Tickets: Free with Museum Admission | pem.org

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