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July 25, 2013

The Lookout:

Five O’Clock Shadow, an all-vocal rock and pop band, will present a show at the Firehouse Center for the Arts on Saturday at 8 p.m.

By using amplification and basic effects, the Boston-based group doesn’t need instruments to create the same sound and energy as the typical rock band. The members have been featured on a number of TV shows and have sung for the Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox.

Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for members and seniors, and $16 for students. For more information, call the box office at 978-462-7336 or visit www.firehouse.org.

The Firehouse is located in Market Square, Newburyport.

New exhibits opening at art association

Acrylic paintings by Lisa Bohnwagner will be on display from July 31 through Aug. 5 at the Newburyport Art Association.

“Look Within: Expressive Portraits of the Nature of Animals” features a style that could be termed “abstract realism,” with rough surfaces, unexpected color combinations and dramatic perspectives.

An opening reception will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m.

The gallery is also hosting “Collective Perspective,” a show and sale by the Photography Interest Group, through Aug. 5.

An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.

The art association is located at 65 Water St. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 978-465-8769.

Tours shed light on Portsmouth’s history

Learn all about Portsmouth’s historic landmarks in a series of tours starting this Saturday.

At 11 a.m., participants will depart from Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St., and explore downtown landmarks, including the Portsmouth Athenaeum, the Old and New Custom Houses and the Rockingham Hotel.

Future tours on Aug. 10, Sept. 7 and Oct. 12 will look at the city’s South End, the Brick Act of 1814 and Haymarket Square and the Victorian West End.

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