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North Andover: Fiddler Hanneke Cassel performs an intimate benefit concert with cellist Mike Block and guitarist Christopher Lewis. Proceeds will benefit Up With Music’s programs teaching strings in the Lawrence schools. Friday, 7:30 p.m. North Andover Middle School, 495 Main St. $25, $35 with reserved seating and meet-the-artist reception. www.upwithmusic.org
Rockport: Downtown Rockport will come alive with music, art, dance, and poetry on Motif No. 1 Day, a long-standing Rockport tradition, and a chance to celebrate Rockport across the arts through the symbol of the fishing shack that has been the subject of countless paintings and photographs. throughout the last century. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Rockport.
Somerville: Tibet Arts and Culture Festival presents an evening dedicated to highlighting the vibrancy of Tibetan culture and performing and visual arts, including writing and literature in Boston. Friday, 6 p.m. Center for the Arts at the Armory, 191 Highland Ave. $15. 617-718-2191, www.facebook.com/tibet.artsandculturefestival