Beverly: Author Natalie Dykstra will visit the Beverly Farms Branch Library to discuss her new biography of Clover Adams, a 19th-century Beverly Farms summer resident. At the center of the story of Adams’s wealth and power is a haunting mystery. Thursday, 7 p.m. Beverly Farms Library, 24 Vine St. Free. 978-921-6066.
Ipswich: Local actors of all ages will present different Shakespeare works in several downtown Ipswich locations. Ninja Shakespeare! is open to the public and geared to all ages. You might see a lecture about Shakespeare’s life at the Visitors Center, a sword fight presented in a parking lot, or Romeo and Juliet’s balcony scene on Main Street. Saturday, 1-10 p.m. Presented by The Actors Company Studio, 55 Market St. Free. 508-942-9938, www.facebook.com/events/229481713788230.
Marblehead: Kaleidoscope Chamber Ensemble performs works of Mozart, Schumann, and Beethoven on Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Old North Church, 35 Washington St. Free will offering to benefit Old North piano restoration fund. 781-631-1244, www.kaleidoscopechamber.com.
Somerville: Yum: A Taste of Immigrant City features tastes from local immigrant-run restaurants. Enjoy tastes from Ethiopia, Mexico, the Mediterranean, Thailand, and Nepal at this benefit for The Welcome Project. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $35 in advance or $40 at the door. 617-718-2191, www.yumsomerville.org