CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Aug. 2-9

Current Events spotlights exciting happenings in the coming week. If you’d like to contribute a listing, please email Current associate editor/senior reporter Leigh Blander at   

Celebrate Marblehead’s new bookstore
Wednesday, August 2, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Join the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce as it welcomes Saltwater Bookstore with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 134 Washington St. An avid reader and longtime Marbleheader, Laura Cooper opened Saltwater in May after visiting bookshops from Beacon Hill to Notting Hill.

Alice Howe Quartet
Friday, August 4, 7:30 p.m.
Join Homegrown House Concerts for the Alice Howe Quartet at 23 Rowland St. Howe is an L.A.-based singer-songwriter-guitarist who performs blues, folk, country, soul and rock. More info HERE.

Fun Bucket
Friday, August 4, 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Head out to The Beacon at 123 Pleasant St. to dance to Fun Bucket. These four musicians have shared stages with greats like U2, Natalie Cole, Matchbox 20, Carlene Carter and New Kids on the Block.

Gallery Stroll & Art-making
Sunday, August 6, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

Stroll through Marblehead’s galleries, find inspiration and then gather with others to create your own piece of art. Creative Spirit and MacRae’s Sustainable Goods are hosting this workshop. Explore the galleries independently first and then meet at 2 p.m. at MacRae’s, 108 Washington St. The workshop will be facilitated by local artist and Creative Spirit owner Peyton Pugmore. Cost is $55. Register at

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Editor Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter.

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