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

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Salem MA Zombie Walk

Salem Zombie Walk 2009

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Categories: dance, halloween

Our friend Christine emailed us with a request to “pimp out” the Zombie Walk so how could we resist. The Zombie Walk, a relatively new tradition in Salem is open to everyone and fun for both participants and onlookers.  This event is not run by the city so you wont find it on the official […]



What Not to Wear in Salem

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Categories: media, movies, tourism

Salem is an epicenter for fashion. Where else can you walk down the street any day of the year and see men (and women) wearing kilts, people in capes, tri-corner hats being worn by pirates and shop clerks alike, punk rockers in skin tight jeans and mohawks sitting next to blue hairs with their pants […]


Salem Literature Festival

Literally Salem: The Salem Literature Festival

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Categories: art, business, community, events, literature, photos

Salem has all sorts of thriving scenes that the average tourista would never find if s/he wasn’t looking for it.  Take for instance our local wordsmiths.  We have done articles in the past about Author lectures and events pertaining to improving your writing.  Recently Cornerstone Books hosted an Editor speed date.  Writers are alive and […]

Read More... Presents… Discount Variety Tonight!

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Categories: community, events, movies, music, nightlife

I totally ripped off got this post from one of our twitter friends.  He pointed me in the direction of a Boston based comedy blog written by Nick Zaino.  Tonight head over to CinemaSalem for a few laughs, music and home grown film. Discount Variety at CinemaSalem Tonight is the second edition of […]


Like a little belly with your dance?

Shimmying for a cause

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Categories: dance, events

Could it be the beautiful women? Or, maybe it’s the interesting music and costumes. Perhaps it’s the relentless promotion form a variety of people here in the Salem. Regardless of the reason Salem is a hotbed for the Bellydance scene, and this Sunday there is another performance not to be missed. Spring Equinox Rites of […]


Salem Jazz and Soul Festival

Big Band Swinging Blues

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Categories: events, music

After this weekend’s tease of nice weather waking up to snow this morning is a real kick in the head. So when I got a note from our friends over at the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival my winter blues were blown away. It seems that the folks over at the Salem Jazz and Soul […]