The Salem Insider

Insiders guide to food, entertainment & living in Salem Massachusetts for tourists and residents.

Weekend Warrior: September 26th & 27th

By on Be the first to comment
Categories: movies, music, nightlife, theatre, weekend warrior

Special Events / Festivals

Trails & Sails – The Essex National Heritage Area is hosting a ton of things to do this weekend in Essex County (guess they didn’t plan on rain all weekend) many Salem locations are participating.


Friday September 26th

  • Steve Wark (6-9pm jazz) Speakeasys (10pm rock)  @ Bangkok Paradise
  • Jason Bennet & the Resistance, Swaggering Growlers, Have Nots (rock) @ Dodge Street
  • Los Sugar Kings (mambo-salsa dance party 9:30pm) @ Edgewater Cafe
  • Machine 475 (electronica, pop, rock 8pm) @ Gulu Gulu
  • Traditional Irish Music (6-9pm) DJ Lost Daze (dance, pop, hip-hop 10pm) @ O’Neill’s
  • Wildfire (dance, rock, pop, 80’s) @ Rockafellas
  • Matt Tentindo (singer / guitar) @ Spirit’s at 300 Derby
  • Hot Like Fire @ (8-11:30pm) Strombergs

Saturday September 27th

  • Suzanne Perel (6-9pm jazz) DARQ (10pm goth, industrial) @ Bangkok Paradise
  • Beast over Boston (Iron Maiden cover band) Faith in Distortion (rock) @ Dodge Street
  • DJ Zati (10pm) @ Fresh Taste of Asia
  • Saturday Acoustic  Jam (2-5pm)  The Milling Gowns (indie, rock 8pm) @ Gulu Gulu
  • TBD @ The Lobster Shanty
  • Traditional Irish Music (6-9pm) DJ Cee Block (dance, pop, hip-hop 10pm) @ O’Neill’s
  • Hangovers (dance, rock, pop, 80’s) @ Rockafellas
  • Mystafine @ (8-11:30pm) Strombergs


Cinema Salem will be showing:

Eagle Eye (PG-13)
Friday at 4:30, 7:15 and 9:50
Saturday at 11:30AM, 2:00, 4:30, 7:15 and 9:50
Sunday at 11:30AM, 2:00, 4:30 and 7:15

Burn After Reading (R)
Friday at 4:30, 7:40 and 10:00
Saturday at 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:40 and 10:00
Sunday at 12:30, 2:45, 5:00 and 7:40

The Women (PG-13)
Friday at 4:00, and 9:15
Saturday at 11:15 AM, 4:00  and 9:15
Sunday at 11:15 AM and 4:00

Vicky Christina Barcelona (PG-13)
Friday at 7:00
Saturday & Sunday at 1:45 and 7:00


Salem Theatre Company
Griffen Theatre, 7 Lynde Street
Saturday, September 27 at 4 pm and Sunday, September 28 at 7 pm
Staged Reading of Robert Reich’s Political Farce, Public Exposure
$10 with a $2 discount for students and seniors.

More info about the reading and tickets are available for purchase online at

Insider Picks

The weather looks like a total downer this weekend but don’t let that stop you from getting out and having fun. Friday night looks like a trip to Rockafellas is in order with Wildfire burning down the house.  Since Saturday is supposed to be hosting a monsoon keeping it in doors at either the CinemaSalem or Salem Theatre Company looks to be the best bet.  Saturday night there is no question where to be.  All the insiders go to DARQ, get there early as this is turning out to be the montly event to be seen at!

Leave a Reply