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Valentine’s Day

Newburyport: In “Valentine Varietal,” plays and poems by local writers include an interview with Cupid, a young man’s poetic reverie on the many forms of expression that love finds, and a mature woman’s discovery of her own capacity for love. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 3 p.m., Actors Studio of Newburyport at the Tannery, 50 Water St. $18, $15 students and seniors. 978-465-1229,

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Rockport: This year for Valentine’s Day, enjoy a romantic dinner in the intimate, seaside view of the Shalin Liu Performance Center followed by the romantic comedy “It Happened One Night.” Friday, 7:30 p.m., Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main St. Movie only, $7; dinner and movie: $80. 978-546-7391,

Wakefield: Standing Room Only concert series presents “100 Years of Broadway.” Artistic director Mark Morgan of New England Light Opera is joined by singers Jean Danton, Brian De Lorenzo, and Laura K. Smith. Friday, 7:30 p.m., Wakefield Unitarian Universalist Church, 326 Main St. $30; $25 seniors and students. 781-245-4632,


Winchester: Winchester Community Music School will present the third concert in its 2013-2014 Faculty Recital Series featuring soprano Linda Emmanuel performing art songs of the 1920s and 1930s. Monday, 7:30 p.m., Winchester Community Music School, 407 Highland Ave. Free. 781-721-2950,

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