The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, presents "Eviction/Destruction/Renewal: An Exhibition About Resiliency," in which artists share their perspectives on darkness, loss, and renewal of the human condition. Free public opening reception on Saturday, June 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. The facility is handicapped accessible. For details, visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org.
Essex River Day is Saturday, June 22. Free. Whiffle ball game, relay races, cookout and music starting at 6 p.m. at Memorial Park, 24 Martin St., Essex. The bonfire is at 8:30 p.m. The event features music, beer and vendors including Essex Lions Club. For details, visit www.visitessexma.com/events.
The Rogers Street Theatre, 68 Rogers St., Gloucester marks its first year as a community black box theater, with a performance melding of dance, spoken-word dance, and photography. "Synergy" takes place on Saturday, June 22, at 7.30 p.m. $20 at the door. For details, visit the theater's Facebook page.
Neil Simon's romantic comedy "Barefoot in the Park," continues its run at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main St., through June 30. This was the award-winning playwright's longest-running hit, and the 10th longest-running non-musical play in Broadway history. Shows this Saturday, June 22, at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and this Sunday, June 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets, $15 to $48, at the box office or gloucesterstage.com.
Rockport Chamber Music Festival presents "Hosted by Glenn Gould" featuring the Art of Time Ensemble from Toronto with works by Beethoven and Shostakovich on Sunday, June 23, at 5 p.m. Known as a musical genius, the late Glenn Gould’s perspective will be presented utilizing historic Canadian Broadcasting Corporation footage. Featured are pianists Andrew Burashko and Pei-Shan Lee, cellist Pieter Wispelwey and Thomas Wiebe, violinists Benjamin Bowman and Danny Koo, and violist Barry Shiffman. For tickets, $45 and up, visit rockportmusic.org.