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December 13, 2012

Lookout: Theater in the Open stages 'A Christmas Carol Panto'

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Artists include Bonnie Jean Malcolm, Christopher Holt, Derek Laplante, Dylan Metrano, Elizabeth Personeni, Eric Smith, Erika Marquardt, Gordon Przybyla, Kevin (Darkman) Ormsby, Mandy Sabine, Rob Napier, Trev Stair, Mia Thurlow, Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord, Charlie Russel, Olivia Clove, Larry Nile and Morgan Mead.

In 2010, organizers published a book, “Free Art: Take One,” which contained an assortment of artwork from 2001 to 2009.

Billy Joel show at Seaglass tonight

Singer Jon Abrams will perform at Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge in Salisbury tonight from 6 to 9. The Lowell native will entertain with a selection of Billy Joel songs, which he’s known for performing as lead singer and pianist in the touring production of Broadway’s “Movin’ Out.”

Seaglass Restaurant and Lounge is located at 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury.

Alan Bull presents exhibit of new paintings

Newburyport artist Alan Bull is presenting a new show ­­­­­­­­­­— just in time for the new year.

Bull’s new exhibit, 12 x 12 x 12: The Calendar Project, is hanging at 17 State Street Cafe in Newburyport.

The show includes a dozen oil paintings of old trucks from throughout New England, each measuring 12 inches square and featured in a new 2013 wall calendar. Several of Bull’s larger paintings will also be available for purchase.

A Maine native, Bull received his BFA at the Philadelphia College of Art and worked as a portrait artist, theatrical set painter, poster artist, muralist and studio assistant to glass artist Dan Dailey before embarking on a career as a painter and illustrator.

The show runs through Sunday.

Drum gathering tomorrow

A Peace on the Hill drum gathering will be held tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at Old Town Hill in Newbury. All instruments are welcome, particularly percussion. The event is free.

Birthday party for Whittier

The Whittier Home Association is hosting a 205th birthday celebration for its famous son, poet John Greenleaf Whittier tomorrow at Ristorante Molise in Amesbury.

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