CURRENT EVENTS: Marblehead’s best bets Nov. 1-8

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

Rock the Arts
Thursday, Nov. 2, 7-10 p.m.

Support performing arts programs at Marblehead High School at the Rock the Arts gala at the King
Hooper mansion. The evening will feature live music, raffles, appetizers and desserts.

Wangari Fahari Trio at Me&Thee
Friday, Nov. 3, 8 p.m.

The contemporary African music of the Wangari Fahari Trio comes to the Me&Thee, 28 Mugford St. Wangari is a Kenyan singer, writer and activist who was mentored by Grammy award-winning South African singer Miriam Makeba and civil rights activist Joan Baez. Details and tickets at

Taste of the Town
Friday, Nov. 3, 7-10 p.m.

The Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Taste of the Town event at the Corinthian Yacht Club. Enjoy samples from local restaurants, breweries and spirit distillers. For more info, visit

Rotary Club of Marblehead 5K for Mental Health
Sunday, Nov. 5, 11 a.m.

Join the Rotary Club of Marblehead for a 5K to fund Inner Explorer, a mindfulness program in Marblehead schools. The race will start and finish at the Boston Yacht Club. Afterwards, runners can enjoy a hot dog and some chowder. Register at

Unveiling & artist’s reception
Wed., Nov. 8, 5:30-7 p.m.

Artist Mark Shasha will present his original painting to benefit the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops concert at a reception in his honor at the Masons Philanthropic Lodge,  62 Pleasant St. The reception is free and open to the public. The painting will be raffled at the Holiday Pops Concert on Dec. 9. Notecards featuring the artwork and raffle tickets to win the painting will be available at the artist’s reception and Arnould Gallery.

HisToury in Marblehead, Swampscott
Sunday, Nov. 5, 1-5 p.m.

HisToury tours will explore Marblehead and Swampscott to learn about the iconic shingle-style homes popular as beach retreats for Boston’s turn-of-the-century wealthy. From the comfort of a charter bus, you can see and discuss about 25 of these homes, with several interior stops. The bus departs from the Marblehead area. Exact location details coming soon. Learn more at

+ posts

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

Leave a Reply