Best Bets: Three events to check out in Greater Newburyport

Open Studios & More

Fall fair festivities

The 60th Fall Fair and Silent Auction is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 166 High St., Newburyport. The fair offers clothing, a boutique section, jewelry and accessories, baked goods, books, crafts, knitted items, and holiday decorations and gifts donated by local merchants and families. Face painting for children. Breakfast is 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and lunch is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Silent auction bidding is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair supports the church's ministries. 

'Painter of History'

Local artist Richard Burke Jones talks about his artwork and showcases his exhibit Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Moseley Gallery, Custom House Maritime Museum, 25 Water St., Newburyport. "Richard Burke Jones: Painter of History" recreates the historical cityscapes of early New England. 

Hangin' out at The Grog 

The Bordellos, a band with an appreciation for outlaw country music, plays Saturday at 9 p.m. at The Grog, 13 Middle St., Newburyport. Its members come from a variety of North Shore rock 'n' and roll acts, and were influenced by Steve Earle, John Hiatt and Merle Haggard, among others. Doors open at 8 p.m. and cover charge is $5.   

Open Studios & More 

The 23rd annual Amesbury Open Studios & More is Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, hosted by the Amesbury Cultural Council, features about 70 artists displaying, demonstrating and selling their work at 20 locations, as well as live music, family activities and food. A free trolley takes guests to various locations, including Market Square and City Hall. For maps, schedules and more information: www.amesburyculturalcouncil.org/openstudios.

Fun at the Firehouse

The comedy "Twelfth Night" will be performed Saturday at 3 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Firehouse Center for the Arts, 1 Market Square, Newburyport. It's a hilarious and heartbreaking story of unrequited love. Tickets are $25 and available in advance at www.firehouse.org.    

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