5 Things to do this week: Jan. 26 – Feb. 2


The Wondertwins will present To Hip-Hop, With Love Jan. 27 at the Sophia Gordon Center. [Courtesy Photo]

1 Hitchcock & Truffaut Film Series: 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Beverly Public Library, Sohier Room, 32 Essex St., Beverly. The series is free and open to adults, signup not required. Free popcorn provided. For information: 978-921-6062, martens@noblenet.org, www.beverlypubliclibrary.org/hitchcock-truffaut.

2 The Wondertwins present To Hip-Hop, With Love: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 27, Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, 352 Lafayette St., Salem. Tickets: $20 general; $15 seniors and non-SSU students 18 and up; under 18 free. Boston natives Billy and Bobby McClain, The Wondertwins, have the technical facility of hip-hop, the


sophistication of the glory days of the Cotton Club, the flash of Rat Pack era Las Vegas, and elements of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime. Additional information:

http://salemstate.edu/arts or 978-542-6365.

3 North Shore Shelter Fest: noon to 9 p.m. Jan. 27, First Baptist Church, 221 Cabot St., Beverly. Shelter Fest is an all day music festival in downtown Beverly at First Baptist Church to benefit Harborlight Community Partners, North Shore’s largest affordable housing provider and advocate. General admission of $10 includes a full day access.

4 Intro to Modern Square Dancing: 7-9 p.m. Jan. 31, All Saints Episcopal Church, 46 Cherry St., Danvers. This event is free. For information: 978-774-8159; http://riversidesquares.org. Modern square dancing classes begin with a free introduction plus free homemade soups, held at the All Saints Episcopal Church. A 17-week session follows at $85 per person. Singles are welcome. No experience is necessary. Dress is casual.

5 Meditation for New Beginnings: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Beverly Public Library, 32 Essex St., Beverly. Free and open to teens and adults, signup not required. Join Gloucester resident Eileen Carlotto for a program on the benefits of meditation. A student and practitioner of meditation for almost 30 years, Carlotto will offer effective techniques that can reduce stress, enhance relaxation, promote inner growth and improve physical, mental and spiritual health. A short meditation sitting will be included.

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