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Danvers: Danvers High School Choral Music Programs presents an A Cappella Night featuring professional group Redline as well as the Northshoremen, St. John’s Prep Swingtown, and Danvers High’s Falconize. Proceeds will benefit the Danvers High School choral music program. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Danvers High School, 62 Cabot Road. $14; $10 Students. 978-774-7840,


Lowell: Billy Costa, from Kiss-108 FM and “TV Diner,” will be promoting restaurants, caterers, and bakeries at the third annual Evening of Sweet Indulgence. People attending can vote to help award the Best Dessert in the Merrimack Valley trophy. The live auction will feature a David Yurman bracelet, a football autographed by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, a framed autographed record album of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA,” and a chance to be diner for a day on the “TV Diner” show with Costa. Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m., University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren St. $40, $35 advance. 978-452-1200, www.SweetIndulgence.Info.

Medford: A stellar array of vocalists — including many former members of the Tufts University Beelzebubs who now perform professionally — will assemble at the university’s Cohen Auditorium for a blockbuster concert. The Tufts Beelzebubs present: The Welcome Home Concert kicks off a yearlong celebration of the Beelzebubs 50th anniversary and will feature a broad spectrum of artists and musical styles. Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., Cohen Auditorium at Tufts University, 40 Talbot Ave. $10. 617-627-3493,

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Somerville: Jennifer Ciotta discusses her experience as a first-time novelist and provides some tips on self-publishing. Ciotta will share her personal experiences and challenges faced as a writer, while also offering the professional insight she has gained in her years as an editor. Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $15, $10 advance. 617-718-2191,

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