There will also be gourmet food vendors, demonstrations and live music. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Big band sound at The Actors Studio
Soloists Allyn Warner Gamble and Stephen Faria will join forces for “Big Band Bon Temps” at The Actors Studio of Newburyport on Saturday at 8 p.m.
Gamble was a principal singer in Las Vegas for 30 years and has opened for Johnny Carson and George Carlin. Now a teacher at The Actors Studio and The Musical Suite in Newburyport, she has appeared in a number of local productions.
Faria is well-known in the Greater Newburyport area for his sketch comedy, original musicals and dramas, and versatile acting range. He is also a skilled trumpet player.
Faria and Gamble will be accompanied by Jack Senier on piano, Ross Adams on bass and Alan Stone on drums, as well as special guest guitarist Dan Searle.
Tickets are $25 and include a reception with the musicians. For reservations, call 978-465-1229 or visit www.newburyportacting.org.
The Actors Studio is located in The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill 1, Suite 5.
Library welcomes local authors
“Local Authors Love Libraries” kicks off Saturday at the Amesbury Public Library.
From 11 a.m. to noon, historical fiction writer Anne Easter Smith of Newburyport will read and host a discussion. A native of England, Smith has lived in the U.S. for more than 40 years and writes novels focusing on families in England in the 15th century.
“Local Authors Love Libraries” is part of the May Membership Month celebration at the library and is sponsored by The Friends of the Amesbury Public Library.
The free series continues with Holly Robinson on May 10, Carla Panciera on May 17, Margie Walker on May 24 and James Sullivan on May 31. Additionally, a mystery panel program will be held Thursday, May 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with authors Joel Brown, Elizabeth Elo, Edith Maxwell, Linda Baletsa and Tempa Pagel.