In addition to the city’s final Block Party for the season on Saturday, there are many other events of note taking place on Cape Ann this weekend, particularly the Pulitzer Prize-winning theater work “Driving Miss Daisy” which closes after the Sunday show at the Gloucester Stage Company. Georgia playwright Alfred Uhry is the only playwright ever to win the “Triple Crown” for his writing, having captured an Oscar, a Tony, and a Pulitzer Prize. The show was praised by critics. The play features Gloucester’s own Lindsay Crouse, along with Johnny Lee Davenport and Robert Pemberton, and is directed by Benny Sato Ambush. For reservations, call the box office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.
Burnham on boats
Harold Burnham, the 28th Burnham to operate H.A. Burnham Boat Building & Design in Essex since 1819, will discuss the historic craft of boat building on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum. This illustrated talk is the third installment of the museum’s lecture series “Who We Are Is Who We Were: Historic Businesses of Cape Ann.” This program is free for members or with museum admission. Burnham, a National Heritage Fellow Master Shipwright and captain and builder of the schooner Ardelle, will discuss the impact Fitz Henry Lane’s paintings have had on his representations of vessels from the period. Among them are the Lewis H. Story, Fame of Salem, Isabella and Ardelle. For more information, visit www.capeannmuseum.org.
Bonfield at museum
The Cape Ann Museum presents a free performance by composer and acoustic-guitar player Ken Bonfield tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 5 p.m. in its courtyard. Bonfield performs with handcrafted instruments ranging from the standard 6-string guitar to an 11-string harp guitar and two baritone guitars. He has produced five EPs and tours nationally year-round. The museum will close Sept. 30 for renovations and will reopen for the summer of 2014. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant St. in Gloucester.