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November 21, 2012

Around Cape Ann: Cinema revisits the "Alice' of the '60s

Arlo Guthrie once sang that “You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant ...” — but today, you’ll have to go to Gloucester’s Cape Ann Community Cinema to see it.

Guthrie’s 1969 hippie holiday classic “Alice’s Restaurant” springs to life once again when the Cape Ann Community Cinema presents its annual showing of the film Thanksgiving evening at 5 p.m., with tickets priced at $10.

The film stars Guthrie, is based on his epic song — and was filmed in the Berkshires, where Alice Brock ran her restaurant and later “Take Out Alice” in the town of Stockbridge, and where Guthrie lives today in the town of Washington.

The presentation benefits Cape Ann’s Open Door food pantry, and guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation.

The cinema is located at 21 Main St. in Gloucester. For information, visit

Tony Bennett’s favorite singer

The Allen Harris Band will perform Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. at the Shalin Liu Performance Center.

Harris, who has been called Tony Bennett’s “favorite singer” is a three-time winner of the New York Nightlife Award for Outstanding Jazz Vocalist.

The program includes works from Harris’s latest album, “Convergence.” For tickets and information, visit

Art happening at Walker Creek

A public art reception for a new show titled “Two Studios and a Marriage” will take place on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walker Creek Furniture in Essex.

The show features new works by Patti and Robert Hanlon that will be on exhibit at Walker Creek through Feb. 17, 2013. The public is invited to attend.

Photos and ‘The

Man at the Wheel’

The Cape Ann Museum presents a talk titled “The Man Who Photographed the Man at the Wheel,” an illustrated talk by Philip Storey, on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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