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Weekend Warrior: January 23rd & 24th

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Categories: art, community, events, movies, music, nightlife, weekend warrior

Special Events / Festivals

Brunch under the Yellow Umbrella
January is cervical cancer awareness month and Sixty2 on Wharf  wants to spread the word about cervical cancer prevention. You can  join them for brunch this Sunday and listen to live music from Qwill and host Christine Baze from the Yellow Umbrella. Mothers bring your daughters and meet celebrity makeup artist Debra Macki. A portion of The Yellow Umbrella specialty desert and drink proceeds will go to the fight against cervical cancer. Space is limited, to make a reservation call (978) 744-0062.


Friday January 23rd

  • Bonds & the Black Spots @ Bangkok Paradise
  • The Shadows Smile, Faebotica, Dirigible Ego, and Rocket Rocket (rock) @ Dodge Street
  • Los Sugar Kings (mambo-salsa dance party 9:30pm) @ Edgewater Cafe
  • Machine 475 (electronica / pop/rock 8pm) @ Gulu Gulu
  • The Austin Torpedoes (American music 8pm) @ Lyceum
  • Traditional Irish Music (6-9pm) DJ Lost Daze (dance, pop, hip-hop 10pm) @ O’Neill’s
  • The Hitmen (dance, rock, pop, 80’s) @ Rockafellas
  • Matt Tentindo (singer / guitar) @ Spirit’s at 300 Derby
  • Hot like Fire (bar band 9pm) @ Strombergs Black Lobster

Saturday January 24th

  • DARQ w/ DJ Peter Lee  & DJ Shunt (industrial / goth) @ Bangkok Paradise
  • Chimpanzebra and El Rancho (rock) @ Dodge Street
  • Acoustic Jam (2:30-5:30)  Daniel Bennett Group (jazz 8pm) @ Gulu Gulu
  • Traditional Irish Music (6-9pm) DJ (dance, pop, hip-hop 10pm) @ O’Neill’s
  • Lisa Love Experience (dance, rock, pop, 80’s) @ Rockafellas


Cinema Salem will be showing:

BEN X (no rating)
Friday at 5:15, 7:35 and 9:30
Saturday at 12:30, 3:00, 5:15, 7:35 and 9:30 
Sunday at 12:30, 3:00, 5:15 and 7:35

Defiance (R )
Friday at 3:45, 6:45 and 9:40
Saturday at (12:20), (3:45), 6:45 and 9:40
Sunday at (12:20), (3:45) and 6:45

Hotel for Dogs (PG)
Friday at (4:50), 7:10 and 9:20
Saturday at (12:00), (2:20), (4:50), 7:10 and 9:20
Sunday at (12:00), (2:20), (4:50) and 7:10

Gran Torino (R)
Fridayy at (4:30), 7:20 and 9:50
Saturday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30), 7:20 and 9:50
Sunday at (11:30 AM), (2:00), (4:30) and 7:20

Insider Picks

It’s cold outside but a good drink and great band can heat things right up.  Tonight the easy winner is Dodge Street with a plethora of great bands. Saturday come out to see newly local DJ Peter Lee spinning some great industrial at DARQ.  For those of you who are friends with promoter Vudu: DJ you’d be a fool to miss the pre-party.  

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  1. Also opening this weekend was the Salem Theatre Company’s mainstage production of Sartre’s classic “No Exit” at the Griffen Theatre. Thursday and Friday were nearly full houses and Saturday evening was sold out. The production runs for two more weekends so get tickets in advance at

    While you’re there, check out the rest of the STC season, link to our blog, and maybe make a tax-deductible donation to support the group or consider purchasing a season pass to save over 15% on admission to all three of our 2009 mainstage plays.

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