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February 6, 2014

The Lookout: New exhibit celebrates old-fashioned romance

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The restaurant is located at 55 Water St., a couple of doors down from the association.

Comedy and romance at the Firehouse

Laughter is on the menu at the Firehouse Center for the Arts this weekend, when Boston comedians Mark Scalia and Joe Yannetty will take the stage.

Scalia is a regular at the top Boston comedy clubs and has performed in Las Vegas and New York and on Comedy Central. Yannetty has headlined around the world and been a guest on dozens of TV shows.

The show starts at 8 p.m. Saturday and also features Abhishek Shah, who has performed at the top clubs in New England. Tickets are $20.

Next weekend, love will be in the air when the Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio performs on Valentine’s Day.

Pascual is a virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and improviser. He will be joined by percussionist Tupac Mantilla and bassist Brad Barrett.

Flamenco dancer Auxi Fernandez will perform during the concert, which starts at 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14. Tickets are $24.

For reservations or more information on either show, call the box office at 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse.org.

Newburyport artist the focus of lecture

Famed Newburyport artist Laura Coombs Hills is the subject of a lecture on Tuesday at the Historical Society of Old Newbury.

Sandy Lepore, a noted Hills scholar, and Jay Williamson, the society’s curator, will lead an in-depth discussion of Hills’ biography, influences and life in Newburyport.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., and the lecture starts at 7 at 98 High St., Newburyport.

The society is home to a number of Hill’s paintings and other memorabilia. The lecture is part of a series celebrating the city’s 250th anniversary.

Mystery writer at Jabberwocky

Author Elizabeth Brink will discuss her new mystery, “North of Boston,” tomorrow night at 7 at Jabberwocky Bookshop in Newburyport.

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