Saturday, Feb. 1
Shorts: “Curb Alert” by Scott Tobin; “Wrong Number” by Cynthia Arsenault; “Melting” by Deirdre Girard; “Day One” by Marisa Smith of Hanover, N.H.; “The Story of Daniel” by Kimberly Holliday of Boxford; “Recalculating” by Steven Eimert of Boxford; and “Cocktails” by George Sauer of Dedham.
Portland String Quartet in Portsmouth
The internationally acclaimed Portland String Quartet will perform in Portsmouth next Thursday evening.
Presented by the Portsmouth Athenaeum, the annual Memorial Concert will take place at 4 p.m. at North Church in Market Square.
The quartet features Dean Stein, first violin; Ronald Lantz, second violin; Julia Adams, viola; and Paul Ross, cello. It will perform works by Charles Tomlinson Griffes and Johannes Brahm.
There is no set ticket price, but donations will be accepted to support the activities of the Athenaeum’s performance committee.
For more information, call 603-431-2538 or visit www.portsmouthathenaeum.org.
Actors Studio, Y join forces for MLK event
The YWCA Greater Newburyport is teaming up with The Actors Studio of Newburyport for its 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration.
High school students from the Y’s Racial Justice Committee have been working with storyteller Valerie Tutson to create an evening of stories and activities during this year’s event, which is a dinner instead of the traditional breakfast.
The performances are designed to break down barriers and move toward compassionate understanding of other races and cultures. The evening will also feature the presentation of the Nancy E. Peace Action Against Prejudice Award to the Rev. Oliver Jones, assistant rector at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
The dinner will be held Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Newburyport City Hall. Tickets are available at the Y’s front desk. For more information, call 978-225-6210 or email email@example.com.
Sacred Circle Dances in Newburyport
A Winter Series of Sacred Circle Dances is planned for the next four Tuesday evenings at Chailey Manor in Newburyport.