CURRENT EVENTS: Best bets in Marblehead Sept. 20-27

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 

Poetry Salon
Thursday, Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m.

Abbot Library’s Poetry Salon kicks off its fall series by exploring the works of Boston-area poet Moira Linehan. Join Salem State University Professor Emerita Claire Keyes to discuss Linehan’s four books of poetry. Join in person at 3 Brook Rd., or via Zoom. More info at

Folk-rock at Me&Thee
Friday, Sept. 22, 8 p.m.

Folk-rock star Jon Pousette-Dart performers at Me&Thee Music. He has performed with greats like Bonnie Raitt, The Eagles, James Taylor, The J. Geils Band, Billy Joel and more. Pousette-Dart is once again touring with singer-guitarist Jim Chapdelaine, who will join him in Marblehead.

In the latest fall listings by Tripadvisor, Me&Thee Music has been named the #1 nightlife spot in Marblehead for the first time, with the highest 5-star rating. Learn more about Me&Thee and get tickets at

Tag & Treasure
Saturday, Sept. 23, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Find your treasure at the Marblehead Museum Tag & Treasure sale at the Lee Mansion gardens, 161 Washington St. Check out furniture, lighting, jewelry, artwork, LPs, ceramics, household items, books, collectibles, antiques and more. All sales directly support Marblehead Museum’s educational programs.

Sidewalk sales
Saturday, Sept. 23

Marblehead’s finest boutiques and eateries will offer bargains, discounts and fun for residents and visitors alike. Stroll along Atlantic Avenue, visit the stores on Pleasant Street, and meander down to the Historic District to enjoy all that Marblehead has to offer. Details at

Exhibit opening
Saturday, Sept. 23, 4-7 p.m.

Check out the artwork of Joel Janowitz, on exhibit at ARTI Gallery 70 Washington St. Janowitz has displayed his work internationally in galleries and museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the MET in New York City and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Learn more at

Revolutionary woman
Saturday, Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Join Meghan Boehmer, historical interpreter with the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum, for a living history program at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Boehmer will portray Sarah Griste Mugford, wife of Revolutionary Naval hero James Mugford. Boehmer will illustrate the role of women during the Revolution. The program is free. More info 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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