The Rockport Art Association is inviting the public to an opening reception for its fourth summer show of paintings, graphics, sculpture and photography Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Among the many works submitted for this juried show, one work of note is the alabaster sculpture titled “Edwina” by deceased RAA Artist Member Ivan N. Kamalic.
The show runs through Sept. 22. The RAA is located at 12 Main St. in Rockport. For more information, call 978-546-6604 or visit www.rockportartassn.org.
Free outdoor music
The Harbor Loop concert in Gloucester this evening at Fitz Henry Lane Park features Souls of the Sea and the Walker Creek Band, starting at 6:30.
On Sunday, the Cape Ann Big Band will close out the season’s free concert series at Stage Fort Park at 7 p.m. at the Antonio Gentile Bandstand overlooking Gloucester Harbor.
Meanwhile, in Rockport, the Rockport Legion Band concludes its 80th season of free summer concerts at the Back Beach Bandstand Sunday at 7 p.m.
Kids are welcome, and all attendees are welcome to bring chairs or sit on the grass, and popcorn and cold drinks are available. Jason Howard conducts.
The Alloy Orchestra
The Alloy Orchestra, a musical trio known to some as “the Beatles of silent movie accompaniment,” perform a rare North Shore concert at the Cape Ann Community Cinema at 21 Main St. in Gloucester Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
The unconventional group will accompany the early Technicolor classic “The Black Pirate,” a swashbuckling epic that Douglas Fairbanks personally bankrolled in 1926.
The musicians are Terry Donahue on “junk,” accordion, musical saw, and vocals, Roger Miller on keyboards, and director Ken Winokur on “junk percussion” and clarinet.
Over the last two decades, they have performed hundreds of concerts all over the world. For tickets and information, visit www.CapeAnnCinema.com.
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