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Swampscott: Local Steampunk experts will introduce you to the wild world of Steampunk. Program will feature a talk by Bruce Rosenbaum on steampunk art and design. Artist Brian Dow will demonstrate techniques for putting together found-item forms using plastic, metal, wood, and paper. Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Swampscott Library, 61 Burrill St. Free. 781-596-8867, www.noblenet.org/swampscott
Wenham: A Night at the (Wenham) Museum features characters from the museum’s collections come to life in a magical evening of mystery and surprise. Have a frightfully fun time on moon-lit tours of the museum’s 17th century house, find clues on a treasure hunt, and enjoy spooky treats while watching “A Night at the Museum” movie. Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. $12, family of four $40. Register by Oct. 23. 978-468-2377, wenhammuseum.org
Winchester: Violist Noralee Walker presents the second faculty recital of the 2012-2013 season. Joining her will be special guests Scott Nicholas on piano and Mark Latham on violin performing works by Martinu, Morley, Schumann, Piazzolla, and Brahms. Monday, 7:30 p.m. Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Ave. Free. 781-721-2950, www.winchestermusic.org