Monday links are curated from near and far and feature some local highlights, creative and inspiring motivational posts, some local news highlights and occasionally a surprise or two! A little attempt to help you start your week off positively creative!

 

Peabody Essex Museum To Exhibit Over 300 Pairs Of Shoes, Including Elton John’s And Queen Victoria’s

The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass., next month will present “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain,” an exhibition organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London that will explore the creative potential, cultural significance and transformative power of footwear through more than 300 pairs of shoes.

An Abandoned House in JP Has Turned into a Public Art Project

What once was a tiny, run-down house in Jamaica Plain has turned into an oversized canvas for a group of Boston street artists. The abandoned home, affectionately called “the little house on Green Street,” was recently purchased by City Realty Group.

Meet Jimmy Raye, The Passionate Salem Shoe Collector Whose Treasures Enrich A New Exhibit

Shoes can reveal a lot about a person. Are they sensible? Flamboyant? Status driven? Wealthy? Active? Now a new exhibition at the Peabody Essex Museum shows how deep our connection to footwear can go.

Words, words, words

By Jessica Jones As the second to last month of the year, November represents that last push to the finish. For students, it’s book-ended by midterms and finals. At this point, I am extremely excited for Thanksgiving break, turkey and pie. November is also National Novel Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo).

Athlete tries to become first dwarf ironman – CNN Video

John Young is hoping to become the first person with dwarfism to complete an Ironman triathlon.

‘Club Drosselmeyer’: The interactive, immersive holiday theater show you’ve been waiting for

Welcome to “Club Drosselmeyer,” a holiday pop up combining Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker,” swing dancing, military technology and World War II into a theatrical event set in 1939. This interactive, immersive, game-based experience unfolds this December at American Repertory Theatre’s Oberon.

Tech comes to The Tempest in new RSC production

The new production of The Tempest at the RSC in Stratford sees Shakespeare’s last play pushing at the boundaries of 21st century technology. The production features cutting edge live performance capture, provided by the Imaginarium Studios and Intel, to create animated versions of the sprite Ariel live on stage.

Six Reasons the PEM is my Favorite Place to take the Kids

Yes, you heard it right. I like the Peabody Essex Museum, in Salem, more than than the Children’s Museum, the Science Museum and the Discovery Museum all combined. Down and Dirty: Kids: 5 Stars Mom: 5 Stars Cost: $20 per adult, free under 16 (Or check out your library for a free pass!)

The Japanese Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

In Chichibu, Japan, two hours northwest of Tokyo, there’s an odd museum; perhaps the only one of its kind. It’s called the Chinsekikan (which means hall of curious rocks) and it houses over 1700 rocks that resemble human faces.

Cider Made in Mass. falls far from the tree

A cider company in Salem rooted in tradition is unique to the core. WEBVTT : CIDER THAT’S A NEW KIND OF BREW. EVEN AS IT HOLDS TO TRADITION, YOU KNOW THE PHRASE THE APPLE DOESN’T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE.

PEMcast 008.3: The Crushers

In this episode of the PEMcast we conclude our three part Historic House Crush series with a conversation with Karina Waters, who has taken her love of historic structures to the next level by lovingly and painstakingly restoring a crumbling chateau in the French Pyrenees.

 

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