A Place for All People Poster Exhibit – SATURDAY

October 1 – October 14

A Place for All People, a special poster exhibit based on the new National Museum of African American History and Culture’s inaugural exhibitions exploring African American history, culture and community will be on view in The House of the Seven Gables Visitors Center from October 1 – December 2, 2016 during regular operating hours.

The House of the Seven Gables is proud to partner with the National Museum of African American History and Culture to celebrate the opening of the nineteenth museum of the Smithsonian Institution.

In 2017, The Gables will explore the history of labor at the site. Indentured servants, slaves, paid workers, and the men and women who lived in the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion have made the site what it is. In April, The Gables will debut an exhibition looking at the impact of labor over four centuries as well as an annual lecture and Community Conversation series.

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

Phone:(978) 744-0991


BlacKat Productions Presents: Purgatorium – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

October 1 @ 10:00 am – October 2 @ 10:00 pm

The fun will take place from 10am – 10pm Saturday October 1st, and Sunday October 2nd, and feature live music from some of the region’s best solo acts and bands, and will be chock full of spooky and fun family-friendly activities of all kinds!

Costumes encouraged!

Complete schedule here

We are honored to list a some of our sponsors:Salem Festivals Foundation, Bent Water Brewing Company, iZotope,New England Dog Biscuit Company,DiDomenico Guitars, Peerless Mastering, Plummer Home,Lifebridge Salem, Social Decay, The Drum Shop North Shore, and more TBA!

East India Square Fountain – Salem, Ma


12PM – 4PM

Just a 10-minute walk from the museum, the Georgian Colonial was built around 1727 and was home to four generations of the Ropes family. It is recognized as one of New England’s most significant and thoroughly documented historic houses and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Filled with original furnishings, the Ropes Mansion contains superb examples of 18th- and 19th-century furniture, ceramics and glass, silver, kitchenwares, textiles and personal objects.

Ropes Mansion – 318 Essex St  – Salem, MA 01970 United States

Visiting artist – Dino Textile Returns! – SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

11 AM to 6 PM

Join us on Artists Row at Boston Woodturning on Oct. 1st for visiting artist Diane Hoffman and browse her new collection of textile art. Meet the artist and discuss the medium or shop around. For more info visit https://dianehoffman.net/textiles/?page_id=2

Artists Row-Salem MA – 24 New Derby Street – Salem, Ma

The Kindness Rock Project @ Artists’ Row – SATURDAY

1PM – 4PM

Salem, MA- Mayor Kim Driscoll, City of Salem Public Space Initiative and the Artisans at Artists’ Row announce a “The Kindness Rocks Project” event to take place on October 1st from 1-4pm at Artists’ Row, 24 New Derby Street.The Kindness Rocks Project was created to spread inspiration and motivation for unsuspecting recipients through random inspirational rocks placed in easy to access locations. It started as a hobby of one and has now turned into a movement due to the energy of many. And today this project has grown into inspiration gardens placed around Cape Cod and beyond including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Ireland, Thailand, Haiti and England. People started joining The Kindness Rocks Project or starting similar projects in their communities!Join us on October 1st to create a Kindness Rocks Project garden at Artists’ Row. Please bring a rock (or two) to paint and leave in the garden. All supplies will be provided….even rocks! A special thank you to Allison Conboy for her inspiration in bringing this project to Salem. And to the Artists’ Row artisans, Tommy Gagnon, Linda Mullen, Sibel Alpaslan, Karen Scalia and Alexanzdra Nowak for their support of this project. Ms. Conboy and the City of Salem Public Space Initiative are also picking a second site at the Salem Willows for another place to bring a rock, take a rock. For information about the project please contact: Deborah Greel, dgreel@salem.com

Artists Row-Salem MA – 24 New Derby Street – Salem, Ma

Salem Zombie Walk – SATURDAY


The Salem Zombiewalk has been an annual event for a number of years. This is a great family-friendly event of a genre that incorporates all aspects of life, or rather, undead that takes place in Halloweentown, USA during Halloween Season. Prior to the Zombiewalk, participants gather at Collins Cove park for some field day activities, last minute costume tweaks and alterations, and of course to admire other lovers of the Zombie theme. Pets are welcome, so long as they are crowd friendly and well-behaved. Details are on the official flyer, please look for it on Facebook, and share the event. Any inquiries can be sent to darqsalem@aol.com 3:30 pm: Zombie Kickball begins, 4:30 pm: walk begins.

Collins Cove – 102 Webb Street  – Salem, MA 01970 United States

Reception for Nightmares Exhibit by Timothy Donovan – Grimly Fiendish – SATURDAY

7PM – 9PM

Opening reception for Grimly Fiendish, the macabre photographs of Timothy Donovan on display at Kan.del, Museum Place Mall, Salem MA. Timothy is a local photographer with an affinity for incredible punk shows and interesting black and white photography subjects.

Kan.del – Museum Place Mall –  2 East India Square – Salem, Ma

Victor Wainwright and the Wildroots ~ with special Dwight & Nicole (CS MEMBER DISCOUNT AVAILABLE) BEVERLY, MA – SATURDAY


Award-winning bluesman, Victor Wainwright, doesn’t do his regular show at the Larcom. Oh, no. When Victor’s in the house he cozies up to the audience and sings without a mic. Then he let’s it loose and brings them to their feet!

Opening this very special show are indie-soul/blues sensations DWIGHT & NICOLE making their triumphant return to Beverly after winning New England Music Award’s 2016 Band of the Year, Boston Music Award’s Female Vocalist of the Year and hitting #24 on the iTunes pop charts with their haunting version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah!”

We’ll welcome these stellar artists back to Beverly and congratulate them on their new awards like only an intimate, listening crowd can! This concert is guaranteed to be a unique, powerful experience that will shoot your spirit through the roof!

Larcom Theatre – 13 Wallis St  – Beverly, MA – United States – Phone:(978) 922-6313 



The funniest show on earth is coming to spread laughter and merriment throughout the kingdom of the Beverly! Join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents Monty Python’s hysterical Tony Award-Winning Musical Monty Python’s SPAMALOT for 2 weeks only – September 27 through October 9. Performances are September 27 – October 9, Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm.  Kids 18 and under save 50% at all evening performances. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA. Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is sponsored by ASR Roofing Professionals.

NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE – 62 Dunham Road  – Beverly, MA 01915 United States – Phone:978.232.7200 – Website:https://www.nsmt.org/


9:30 PM – 1 AM

Lurk around Salem after the Zombiewalk, or drag your corpse up for the night!On stage behind the decks are DJ Zombi & Vudu:DJ to puppeteer your rotting legs, and Necrophiliac Meat Circus will be performing in front of the decks!

21+ https://www.darqsalem.com

Koto – 90 Washington St  – Salem, MA

“Points of Departure” with PEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin 


8PM – 10PM

PEM’s Composer-in-Residence Matthew Aucoin presents two concert performances with the Asia/America New Music Institute (AANMI) this fall.Points of Departure explores geographic and cultural identity through diverse musical performance and engaging conversation. The evening features the premiere of a new piece by Aucoin, plus works by composers Xiaogang Ye, Chad Channon, Garth Neustadter, Sun-Young Park, Paul Frucht and Toru Takemitsu. This is Aucoin’s eighth musical production at PEM as part of the museum’s Present Tense Initiative. Learn more about PEM’s composer-in-residence program at pem.org/aucoin.

Peabody Essex Museum – 161 Essex Street – Salem,MA – Phone: 978-745-9500


Salem Main Streets is pleased to announce the 2nd annual Howl-o-Ween Parade! Last year’s event was such a blast, how could we resist?

The year’s event will include plenty of fun and games, information about local rescues and pet-focused downtown businesses, and most importantly, a parade and costume contest with prizes. Partners include Salem Pet Photo, Creative Salem, “It’s Reigning Cats-n-Dogs! Where Your Pet Rules!” and New England Dog Biscuit Company – more info and partners coming soon!

Please note that we’ve moved over to Derby Square this year to give our participants a little more room during registration!

This is a free event, though attendees wishing to participate in the parade will be asked to register at the event to make note of their pet’s name (for judging) and verify that they are up to date on all required vaccinations. Pets of all species are welcome, but should be well-behaved and comfortable at a busy event where there are likely to be many dogs.

Derby Square, Salem – Salem, MA


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