A Celebration of Books and Authors at The 2019 Salem Literary Festival

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The Salem Literary Festival is returning to Salem this weekend for a celebration of literature and the writers who created it. Events will take place at the Salem Athenaeum and the Cellar at Hotel Salem starting on Friday evening and going through Sunday Now presented by the Salem Athenaeum, the Salem Lit Fest aims to [….]

Feline Lovers Rejoice! It’s Almost Time for Witch City Kitty

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by Joey Phoenix Witches, grab your familiars! Salem’s first-ever Cat Convention is coming to Old Town Hall.  Witch City Kitty is taking over Salem’s Old Town Hall on Saturday, September 14 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, bringing in 30+ vendors, interactive performances, and cat adoption opportunities. The event is the brainchild of Notso Kitty [….]

Salem Screams for Ice Cream!

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Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl is back! It’s time to sample some of the best ice cream in the North Shore from some of the many ice cream shops the area has to offer. Salem’s Ice Scream Bowl event will be held on Wednesday, August 7 on the Salem Common from 6:00-7:30 p.m., rain or shine. A Heritage [….]

Ready, Set, Paint! Clash of the Cans this Saturday at the Launch, Lynn

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by Joey Phoenix The 2019 Beyond Walls Street Art Festival has been in full swing this week. All over Lynn artists are stories high on aerial lifts creating incredible works of art that are activating lighting up these urban spaces with new color.  In the midst of these creative endeavors, a special event will be [….]

History Alive! Inc., The Ipswich Museum, and Ipswich ReCreation proudly present: Goodnight, Captain White

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Goodnight, Captain White: A Maritime History-MysteryWritten by Mark StevickDirected by M. Lynda Robinson Get Tickets It’s 1830. “All friends and well-wishers are invited to attend” the retirement party of Captain Joseph White’s favorite ship, the Caroline.  But this magnanimous invitation lures a host of enemies and ill-wishers into the perfect opportunity to murder the rich, [….]

It’s Salem Arts Fest This Weekend! Here’s What’s Happening 🌈

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Images by Creative Collective It’s time for Salem Arts Festival again this weekend! Performers and artists from all over New England will converge on downtown Salem to put on a great show, sell their wares, and participate in one of the biggest events of the year. Here’s the schedule for July 7th, 8th, and 9th [….]

Following the Sound: Sonorium’s Experimental Music Experience in Salem

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Sonorium is a concert quite unlike anything you’ve ever heard before, and calling it a concert is probably a stretch, because Sonorium is an experience. A longstanding tradition in Salem, MA, Sonorium hosts a talented group of cacophonous noisemakers and experimental musicians. This month, you can experience the wonder of this event on Saturday, May [….]

Get the Kitsch and Vintage Goodness You Want and Didn’t Know You Needed at the 2019 Salem Flea!

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Festival and open vendor market season in Salem, MA is upon us as the weather is, albeit slowly, starting to get warmer and the days are getting longer. Salem Arts Festival is coming up June 7-8, the Salem Farmer’s Market begins on June 13, but in May, the thing to look forward to is The [….]

Turning Paper Bags Crumplestiltskin! with Grace and Diggs at Creative Spirit

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by Joey Phoenix Creative expression has many interpretations. It can take the traditional forms of dance or visual art. It can take on an inward focus through yoga or self-care. Or, in the case of Linda Mullen of Grace and Diggs, it can mean digging through recycling bins and discarded materials to turn them into [….]

Kristina Kuzmic Returns to Her North Shore Roots on Hope and Humor Tour

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Carly Dwyer Naik (CDN) of Intramersive and world-renowned motivational speaker, comedian, and YouTube sensation Kristina Kuzmic (KK) discuss her Hope and Humor Tour and what it’s like to be back on the North Shore. To purchase tickets to see Kristina Kuzmic May 17th at the Lynn Auditorium visit, www.lynnauditorium.com CDN: You grew up in multiple cultures, how [….]

Local Chefs and Brave Audience Members go Apron to Apron for Charity in Sliced Salem

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by Joey Phoenix Do you love food and enjoy watching heated rivalries develop on stage between chefs, especially when doing so is for a great cause? Then you don’t want to miss what’s happening next week in The Cellar at Hotel Salem. On Monday, May 6th Octocog and Behind You! are teaming up again for [….]

ArtWeek North of Boston Starts this Friday, April 26

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It’s almost ArtWeek North of Boston and the North Shore is buzzing with events and happenings. ArtWeek starts this Friday, April 26 and lasts until Sunday, May 5. The Boch Center launched ArtWeek in 2013 as a means to strengthen its role of the arts in the local community and the creative economy. Since then, [….]

Ragtime at SSU – Reflecting Our Struggles 100 Years Later

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Images by Benjamin Rose Photography When: April 18, 19, and 20 @ 7:30 pmPrelude Conversation to be held on April 18th @ 6:30 in the Sophia Gordon Center. Click here to buy tickets. Ragtime at Salem State University’s Center for the Arts opened this past weekend to local critical acclaim, and the department is gearing [….]

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Comes to the Cabot

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Not Just an Enhanced Movie Experience, But a Celebration of Queer Culture by Joey Phoenix Queer culture is not just alive and well on the North Shore, but celebrated, and that’s something to be excited about. The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994) is coming to the Cabot Theatre in Beverly, MA on [….]

Celebrate Salem’s History of Rebellion with the Second Annual Resistance Ball

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Weekly Buzz is a regular feature of special events and happenings on the North Shore. If you have an upcoming special event, project, or initiative that you’d like to see featured here. Send our editor an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com  What: Second Annual Resistance Ball Where: Hamilton Hall, SalemWhen: Saturday, April 6th, 2019Cost: $65, $60 for [….]