Joe Kinosian in the original Off-Broadway production of Murder for Two in New York. COURTESY PHOTO

Things to Do In and Around Westford

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Performances of “Murder for Two” begin at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell on Oct. 17 and runs through Nov. 11. The storyline is simple: one murder, two actors, six suspects, and one piano. Every guest invited to a famous American novelist’s surprise party has a motive to murder. It’s a zany whodunit with two actors playing all 13 roles. For tickets visit mrt.org.

There’s an evening barn dance scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Parish Center for the Arts. The Contra Dance series features live music with rotating callers. Participants can arrive by 7 p.m. for the beginner’s workshop. The fee is $6 per person, and free to students with an identification card. Visit westford.org/pca.

The English Conversation Circle for those learning English meets every Tuesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the J.V. Fletcher Library. Participants can practice English conversation skills with others who are also learning. The program is free and registration is not necessary. Those with questions can call information services at 978-399-2309.