By Nancye Tuttle

Sun Correspondent

LOWELL -- Naughty, naughty.

It's that time of year when Image Theater brings sexy fun to the Mill City with the 8th annual Keep Your Kids at Home Naughty Readings annual fundraiser.

The hilarity takes place Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m., upstairs at the Old Court, 29 Central St., Lowell.

On tap, with the Guinness, are short, risqué, original plays by Rich Orloff, Laura Pfizenmayer, Barbara Lindsay, Peter Floyd, Karla Sorenson and Ray Arsenault with performances from a number of local actors. Stephen Gilbane has composed original dirty ditties to add to the levity.

All proceeds benefit Image's various projects. $25 in advance; $30 at door at 978-441-0102 or

On the marquee


  • CABARET NIGHT: Miracle Providers NorthEast present a charity cabaret on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at Methuen Knights of Columbus, 462 Broadway St. Proceeds help Miracle Providers Holiday Wish Program for kids and families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Doors open 7 p.m. $25-$30 in advance. $30-$35 at door. 978-458-9838
  • YUCK IT UP: Phineas and Ferb, zany stepbrothers from the Disney Channel TV show, visit Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell in Disney's Phineas and Ferb Live on Saturday, Nov. 17, at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. $27-$60 at
  • TCHAIKOVSKY ON TAP: The Orchestra of Indian Hill presents a Tchaikovsky program on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Performing Arts Center at Littleton High School, 56 King St., with Ryu Goto, younger brother of violin sensation Midori, playing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D. Also the composer's masterwork Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique). $20-$48 at 978-486-9524, ext. 116 or
  • HOLD IT: Andover High School Drama presents the satirical musical Urinetown, Nov. 15-18 at Collins Center for the Performing Arts, 80 Shawsheen St., Andover. $15-$22 at 978-623-8666 or


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