CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Oct. 4-11

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 

“Arsenic and Old Lace”
Runs Oct. 6-15

Marblehead Little Theatre presents “Arsenic and Old Lace.” This screwball mystery/comedy revolves around the Brewster family, “descended from Mayflower settlers but now composed of maniacs, most of them homicidal,” says MLT. 12 School St. More at

Catie Curtis at Me&Thee
Friday, Oct. 6, 8 p.m. 

The New Yorker calls her a “folk-rock goddess.” Award-winning singer-songwriter Catie Curtis is bringing her socially conscious music to Me&Thee Music at 28 Mugford St. More info and tickets at

Eastern Sun Drummers and Singers
Monday, Oct. 9, 11 a.m.

This Indigenous Peoples Day, experience a performance by Eastern Suns Drummers and Dancers of the Mashpee Wampanoag Nation at the Lee Mansion, 165 Washington St. Eastern Suns share songs as a way to keep traditions alive. As song keepers, they honor the sacredness of sound as healing modality and community-builders. 

Wreaths Across America fundraiser
Saturday, Oct. 7, 6-11 p.m.

Come to the VFW, 321 West Shore Drive, for the Wreaths Across America fundraiser and enjoy live music by the “Melody Makers,” food and raffle prizes. $20 covers the purchase of a wreath to be placed on a veteran’s grave. This event is open to the community.

Card reading salon
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 6-8 p.m.

Join Peyton Pugmire — artist, card reader and intuitive guide —  for an evening of card reading, reading instruction and intuitive guidance. Pugmire will provide a variety of card decks, both oracle and tarot, for you to use, or you can bring your own. He’ll offer tips and tricks on how to do a perfect reading for yourself and others. He’ll then pull cards and openly discuss what they reveal. He’ll conclude the gathering by offering a reading for each guest. Event is at MacRae’s Sustainable Goods, 108 Washington St. Cost is $55.

Dance party
Saturday, Oct 7, 8-11 p.m.

Come rock out and dance with the Guy Ford Band at The Beacon Restaurant, 123 Pleasant St.

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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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