NSMT presents the 28th Annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL from December 7 thru December 23.

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NORTH SHORE MUSIC THEATRE PRESENTS THE 28TH ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL -A MUSICAL GHOST STORY 14 PERFORMANCES ONLY! December 7 – 23, 2018 – Tickets on sale now! Beverly, MA: Bill Hanney’s North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will once again present the area’s most beloved production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL sponsored by MarketStreet Lynnfield. This award-winning, original [….]

Marina Griffin Design: Family Business Gets Creative – Peabody, MA

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Marina Griffin Design: Family Business Gets Creative by Katie Kobel From left to right: Kelly, Joel, and Grace Marina Griffin’s children who help run the business, surrounded by their products at their holiday faire Marina Griffin Design is a family owned business specializing in handwoven scarves and jewelry in Peabody, MA and were recently accepted [….]

Salem Winter Market Returns on Two Weekends this Season

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SALEM, MA – Salem Main Streets is pleased to announce the return of the Salem Winter Market!  A seasonal extension of the Salem Farmers’ Market, this year’s Salem Winter Market will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17th and Saturday, December 15th­, both from 1 pm to 5 pm.  The indoor market this year will be returning to historic [….]

The Write Space- Philip Higgins

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The Write Space is a monthly Q&A series from Creative Collective covering a local writer and a North Shore space(s) s/he associates with writing.  Questions? Contact: ellorelizabeth@gmail.com. Give us your best writerly bio. Philip Higgins Phil Higgins is a nice Irish Catholic kid from the suburbs of Boston who now lives in Salem, MA. A natural performer, [….]

Ithacappella Performs at Salem State on November 18

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SALEM, MA – Ithaca College’s premier all-male vocal group, Ithacappella will perform at Salem State University on Sunday, November 18 at 3 pm. Salem State’s a cappella group, SSockapella and the Salem State Community Chorus will perform at the beginning of the program. The concert will take place in the university’s Recital Hall, located on [….]

Halloween 2018, We’re Ready for You

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There are places all over the world where time stops for tourists: Carnival and Mardi Gras in Venice, Rio de Janeiro, and New Orleans, New Years celebrations in Times Square and Chinese New Year in Shanghai, Oktoberfest in Munich, and Halloween in Salem, Ma.  If you’re a tourist, the month of October in Salem is [….]

New Theatre Style ‘Casts a Spell’ on Audiences

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New Theatre Style ‘Casts a Spell’ on Audiences By Katie Kobel photo courtesy of Intramersive Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/smallimpermanentworlds/ It’s 1690 at 39 Hale Street in Beverly, MA and magic and witchcraft are very real and alive. Inside these walls, no one can be certain what is truly going on. Is it witchcraft? Is it illness? Whatever [….]

10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween (outside of Salem!)

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10 Ways to Celebrate Halloween (outside of Salem!) 1.Nightmare on Main Street Create and Escape is advertising their ‘Nightmare on Main Street event. On Thursday October, 25th at 5pm, kids can come and have their trick or treat experience at all of the shops on Main Street in Peabody, Massachusetts! For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/238313226854326 [….]

Local Artists Make Connections at the Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace

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The North Shore is a thriving community of artists and makers creating some of the coolest stuff the East Coast has to offer, and the Creative Collective Merchant Marketplace is providing a space for those makers and artists to sell what they’ve made to the people who want to buy it. One of the unique things about the market is the ability for the collective to offer opportunities to artists who are creating great work, but don’t necessarily have access to a brick and mortar store to sell it in.

8 New Artisans to be featured in the Artisan Shop at Marblehead Arts Association

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Marblehead Arts Association 8 Hooper Street Marblehead 781-631-2608 – www.marbleheadarts.org Eight MAA member Artisans display 20-25 pieces of affordable art for sale on a three month rotating schedule. All merchandise is juried, keeping in mind price points under $260 per piece as well as quality craftsmanship and professional finish. With the entire shop being refreshed four times [….]

Creative Collective Night Markets Light up Friday Nights in Downtown Salem

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There’s a myth among locals in Salem, MA that venturing downtown during the month of October leads to stress, driving around in circles looking for parking, and hours-long wait lines to get into restaurants.  This myth is partly true, but it’s only on the weekends.  Monday through Friday in October presents a whole different feel [….]

The Write Space: Scott Magoon

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The Write Space is a monthly Q&A series from Creative Collective covering a local writer and a North Shore space(s) s/he associates with writing.  Questions? Contact: ellorelizabeth@gmail.com. Give us your best writerly bio. Scott Magoon My art and stories were first reproduced by my teacher from her classroom mimeograph machine when I was in kindergarten. She handed [….]

Salem State University Theatre Presents ‘Harvey’

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SALEM, MA –   Salem State University’s award-winning theatre department presents the winsome comedy Harvey by Mary Chase. The production runs in the Sophia Gordon Center for Creative and Performing Arts, October 18-28. The October 19 performance is “Salem Night” with Salem residents receiving free admission.   Elwood P. Dowd, much to the dismay of his family, [….]

Top 10 Fall Activities

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Top 10 Fall Activities By Katie Kobel Although there are days where the weather makes us believe it’s still summer, the fall season is officially upon us! Put away your bathing suits and break out those flannels. We are welcoming pumpkin spice everything and the smell of apple pies in the air. Wondering what fun [….]