, Newburyport, MA


December 12, 2013

The Lookout: A holiday package of performances


When a department store’s Santa Claus is replaced by online shopping, can a little girl’s viral video help preserve what matters most during the holiday season?

Show times are 7 p.m. tonight, tomorrow and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at Newbury Elementary School, 63 Hanover St. Tickets are $10, $15 and $25, and reservations are recommended. Contact

Live shows at Custom House

Tomorrow’s Invitation Night in Newburyport will feature dramatic presentations at the Custom House Maritime Museum.

“Voices of Christmas Past,” taken from actual ship logs, is a heartfelt tableau of Christmas Day life and emotions aboard Newburyport ships at sea. The 10-minute show will be presented at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free. The museum is located at 25 Water St.

Invitation Night runs from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout downtown Newburyport and The Tannery Marketplace and includes live entertainment and a number of shops offering holiday drinks and treats.

Auction underway at art association

The Newburyport Art Association is hosting a special Holiday Live Auction of a large pastel work donated by member Karen Jones.

Bidding started Tuesday and continues through Monday, Dec. 23. The 28-inch-by-36-inch painting has a fair market value of $1,800.

All proceeds will be used to purchase new easels for classes and workshops at the NAA.

To register as a bidder, contact the NAA at 978-465-8769 or visit the galleries at 65 Water St.

Music from the past in Salisbury

Spend “An Afternoon at the Stage Door Canteen” during the annual holiday gathering at Assisted Living Center — Salisbury.

The Majestic Theatre of Manchester, N.H., will present its “G.I. Holiday Jukebox,” featuring a quartet performing harmonies from the big band and swing era.

Refreshments and desserts will be served after the 1 p.m. performance. Admission is free and open to the public. For reservations, call 978-463-9809.

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