“Treetops, Flat Lands and Sand Dunes” features work by Ipswich artist Katherine O’Brien. A free opening reception will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
O’Brien’s painting of Plum Island’s salt pannes is on permanent display at Joppa Flats, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport.
A portion of proceeds from purchases made during the exhibit will help support Joppa Flats. For more information, call 978-462-9998 or visit www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats.
Hitchcock comes to the Firehouse
Four actors will take on more than 150 characters when “The 39 Steps” comes to the Firehouse Center for the Arts next week.
Based on Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film and John Buchan’s 1915 novel, the Tony Award-winning play is a fast-paced whodunit that was Broadway’s longest-running comedy.
Running from June 13-23, show times are 8 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets for opening night are $15. After that, they cost $25 for adults and $23 for members, seniors and students.
To purchase, visit the box office in Market Square, Newburyport; call 978-462-7336; or visit www.firehouse.org.
Battle of the keyboards at the Custom House
Dueling Pianos on stage Saturday at the Custom House Maritime Museum.
Museum members Alex Adrian and Malcolm Carnwatch will face off in the fundraiser, which starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Moseley Gallery Hall of Ships.
Tickets are $50, which includes the show along with pre-performance, intermission and post-performance receptions featuring hors d’oeuvres accompanied by wine from Grand Trunk Old World Market and beer from Harpoon Brewery.
For reservations or more information, call 978-464-8681; email email@example.com; or stop by the museum gift shop today, tomorrow or Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum is located at 25 Water St., Newburyport.
Mystery writer to speak
Amesbury resident Edith Maxwell will speak about her new book, “A Tine to Live, A Tine to Die,” on Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Jabberwocky Bookshop.