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October 31, 2013

Around Cape Ann: Concert pairs Halloween, Mardi Gras

This weekend features everything from Halloween-connected events to a variety of music and art shows.

In the continuing spirit of Halloween, Gloucester’s Henri Smith celebrates “Mardi Gras-o-Ween” when the New Orleans jazz vocalist performs with his band at Cape Ann Brewery in Gloucester tonight at 8 pm.

Costumes are more than welcome as the event celebrates both Halloween and Mardi Gras.

Songs for the Harbor

A “lobstah” dinner and concert take place on Saturday at the West Gloucester Trinity Congregational Church at 488 Essex Ave.

Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m., while at 7:30 p.m., Charlee Bianchini will play, accompanied by David Brown, to benefit the Port Community Alliance and its mission to support Gloucester’s legacy of marine industry and marine culture.

Advance ticket purchases are requested. Tickets are $40 for dinner and show, $35 just dinner, and $15 just show. RSVP to: charlee@charleebeth.com with preferred option.

There is a food option of eggplant parm. Tickets are also available at Tiny Island Beach Glass at 44 Main St. in Gloucester.

Day of the Dead

A free Day of the Dead Fiesta reception takes place Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Local Colors Artists Cooperative, 121 Main St., Gloucester.

This event salutes the return of departed loved ones two days a year with food, photographs, flowers and drink. A group of 15 local artists are marking Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, with colorful artistic interpretations of this Mexican celebration. The exhibit runs through Nov. 8.

Artists at Farms Library

Manchester painter Gail Gang and woodworker Fred Rossi, will exhibit their work in the Conrad Room at the Beverly Farms Library at 24 Vine St., during the month of November.

Gang’s work expresses her love of color and form in still life and landscape paintings. Rossi strives to balance quiet design and highlights in wood grain pattern throughout his work.

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