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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 interactives that explore our longstanding fascination and connection with the moon, ranging from the psychological […]

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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 makers of all stripes to explore the boundary between fashion and art, and to "get […]

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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, 50 Saint Peter 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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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 assist our neighbors in need. With the help of M/R Rockett Management Co., Pickering Wharf […]

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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 Bomb Squad, period cocktails and tasting with Deacon Giles Distillery, Art Deco inspired crafts, vintage […]

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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 to places of love, loss, nature and joy. Her sound conjures up "Celtic Songstress". See […]

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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 young adult yourself or just young at heart, this course will help you strike the […]

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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 Customs Comptroller, John Mascarene offer a glimpse into tensions in Salem just prior to the […]

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Indie Game Showcase

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bit Bar Salem, 50 Saint Peter 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 story of Cassie, a blind heroine who uses her extraordinary hearing and razor-sharp wits to […]

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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 five Tony Awards, including Best Book and Best Original Score, The Drowsy Chaperone is a […]

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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 curtain for the first time in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts! […]

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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 of VAN." Playing a bit of Jazzy, rootsy reggae for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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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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