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Lunar Attraction

October 15, 2016 @ 12:00 am - August 9, 2017 @ 12:00 am
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

As Earth’s closest celestial body and only natural satellite, the moon has engaged our curiosity and imagination over millennia and across cultures. Contemporary artists use the moon as both a source of inspiration and investigation. Lunar Attraction features artworks and ... Read More

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WOW® World of WearableArt™ Peabody Essex Museum

February 18 @ 8:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

WOW® World of WearableArt™ On view February 18, 2017 to June 11, 2017 Located in the: Special Exhibition Galleries For the last 25 years, New Zealand has hosted an annual design competition that challenges sculptors, costume designers, textile artists and ... Read More

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Open at Noon on Patriots Day and School Vacation Week

April 17 @ 12:00 pm - April 21 @ 5:00 pm
Bit Bar Salem, St Peter St. & Bridge St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Bit Bar Salem will be open at Noon all week for lunch, drinks, video games, and pinball! Well supervised kids are welcome! Bit Bar is 21+ after 8pm.

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10:00 am

Paul Theriault Exhibition

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until May 3, 2017

Winfisky Gallery, 1 Meier Drive
Salem, MA 01970 United States

PAUL THERIAULT Whatever we see is changing, losing its balance. The reason everything looks beautiful is because it is out of balance, but its background is always in perfect harmony. This is how everything exists – losing its balance against ... Read More

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11:00 am

Harbor Sweets Factory Tours

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Harbor Sweets offers complimentary tours of the chocolate production area and shop. Tours are held at 11:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Calling ahead to confirm tours is recommended as weekday chocolate production is subject to change without notice. Harbor ... Read More

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LIVING HISTORY LABS FOR APRIL VACATION: CAROLINE EMMERTON’S 1916 SETTLEMENT

April 20 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until April 23, 2017

The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

In 1916, Caroline Emmerton’s Settlement House served the immigrant families living in the neighborhood of the museum.  The children often attended classes that taught household and industrial skills like cooking, woodworking, sewing and gardening.  They and other family members also ... Read More

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1:00 pm

U.S. Custom House Tour

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, repeating indefinitely

U.S. Custom House in Salem, 176 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Take a self-guided tour through the U.S. Custom House that was built in 1819 to House the offices of the U.S. Customs Service. During the height of Salem’s East Indies trade, the Customs Service in Salem collected millions of dollars ... Read More

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2:30 pm

Derby and Narbonne House Tours

April 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Derby and Narbonne Houses, 160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

This tour, presented by the National Park Service, is a ranger-led program that leads visitors through two distinct historic homes. The Derby House, constructed in 1762 was the first home of Elias Hasket and Elizabeth Crowninshield Derby. It is an ... Read More

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4:00 pm

The Friday Jam at Brodie’s Seaport

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Thursday, repeating until November 1, 2017

Brodies Seaport, 215 Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Visit Brodie's Seaport for a Friday live music series hosted by Joe Mack and friends.

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6:00 pm

Benefit to Help Victims of the Fire at 62 Wharf

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Finz Seafood and Grill, 76 Wharf St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

On March 16, 2017 building #62 on Pickering Wharf caught fire. As a result, 9 condo units were damaged and 19 people were displaced. Some families lost everything. In response to this loss, there has been a community effort to ... Read More

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April PEMpm: High Life, A 1920s Bash

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Thursday, April 20 6:00 pm-9:00 pm Members, college students and Salem residents (with ID) FREE Nonmembers $12 Join us for a roaring '20s bash featuring music by the Wolverine Jazz Band, swing dance performances and tutorials with the Boston Lindy ... Read More

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6:30 pm

MUSIC Night with Molly Pinto Madigan

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Aurora Restaurant and Wine Bar, 140 Washington St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

DATE NIGHT with Molly Pinto Madigan! "Her music has a romantic effect on couples". With a strong Celtic influence, she can carry you through many emotions. "She sings like an Angel". A singer-songwriter, Molly's words and music will carry you ... Read More

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7:00 pm

Young Adult Writing for All Ages — 5 week course

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Young adult stories aren’t just for younger readers—and they certainly aren’t just for young writers. This 5-week course will discuss the basics of YA writing, story elements, character development, and achieving the right tone for your audience. Whether you’re a ... Read More

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Customs Enforcement in Salem, Massachusetts: Prelude to War 1760

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Park Ranger Curtis White will speak about Salem and Massachusetts’ long traditions of trade, self-defense, and self-government that were challenged by enhanced customs enforcement, a result of British debt incurred by the French and Indian War. Notebooks and journals of ... Read More

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Indie Game Showcase

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bit Bar Salem, St Peter St. & Bridge St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Checkout the creative work that local video game developers are working on! Try out their games and talk to the developers. This week we will feature: Perception/The Deep End Games "Perception is a first-person narrative horror adventure that tells the ... Read More

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7:30 pm

The Drowsy Chaperone

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - April 30 @ 2:00 pm

The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar Directed by David Allen George Musical direction by Joseph Stroup Choreography by Meghan McLyman Winner of ... Read More

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The Drowsy Chaperone: A Musical Within a Comedy

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sophia Gordon Center, North Campus, 356 Lafayette Street
Salem, MA 01970 United States

We are pleased to welcome Salem residents to our opening night performance with free admission. Please reserve your ticket/s in advance by calling 978.542.6365. Proof of residency required when picking up your tickets at the box office. Join us as we raise the ... Read More

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8:00 pm

4/20 show w/ One Man Van at Opus Underground!

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Opus Underground, 87 Washington St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Van Martin http://vangordonmartin.com/ What a pleasure to have such talent in the Underground! Playing with bands such as Dub Apocalypse,Van Gordon Martin Band and Slightly Stoopid, he is here to give us an intimate and amazing look into the "Art ... Read More

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Notch Trivia: Sex & Beer & Rock n Roll

April 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Notch Brewing, 283R Derby St
Salem, MA 01970 United States

Our custom weekly trivia with Lee is on! Bring your rock, roll, sex and drug knowledge, possibly win Notch swag! #FUN

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9:00 pm

Live Music Featuring Seth Nobles

April 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm

Visit Gulu-Gulu Cafe for live music by Seth Nobles.

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