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November 21, 2013

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Dickens relative presents ‘Carol’

Tickets are on sale now for Gerald Charles Dickens’ acclaimed solo production of “A Christmas Carol.”

The last stop on his tour is Saturday, Dec. 21, at 3 and 7:30 p.m. at North Church in Market Square in Portsmouth, N.H.

Dickens, the great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, will bring 26 characters to life in the 75-minute adaptation of the classic tale. He will greet audience members after each performance.

General admission is $25. To purchase, visit www.achristmascarolportsmouth.com or call 866-811-4111.

Explore manga with Tannery Series

The Tannery Series returns to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem tonight with a program on Japanese graphic novels.

“Manga Nation: Japanese Design and American Pop Culture” will feature writers Roland Kelt and Robin Brenner, who will discuss what the popularity of manga and anime reveals about the changes in American identity. Brenner is the teen librarian at the Brookline Public Library and author of “Understanding Manga and Anime,” which was nominated for a 2008 Eisner Award. Kelt is a lecturer at the University of Tokyo and co-editor of the New York literary journal “A Public Space.”

The evening will also include musician VJ Beyonder Domela, hands-on instruction in drawing manga and the opportunity to visit the new exhibit “Future Beauty: Avant-Garde Japanese Fashion.” Attendees are invited to come dressed as their favorite characters. Food and drinks will be available.

The program will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the museum, located in East India Square on Essex Street. Admission is $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $11 for students.

For more information about The Tannery Series, visit www.tanneryseries.com or call 617-794-0995.

Entertainment and food at 17 State St.

17 State Street Cafe’s “Beats, Burgers and Brews” will feature Joe Hanley on Saturday and Clark Webb on Wednesday.

Hanley, who has spent the past 20 years playing around New England with his bands Beyond the Pale and The Foggy Duo, is getting back to his solo acoustic roots.

Webb is a folk-funk singer-songwriter promoting the release of his album “Random Bits & Pieces.”

Both shows are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Newburyport restaurant.

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