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

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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 Spring Fling

Spring Charity Battle Royale

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Categories: community, events, seasonal, spring

We were planning on running an article about Salem’s Spring Fling today however, we got a last minute email about another event that made us change this post a bit.  You might remember a post we did called “Wine Wars” discussing how some notable events in town sponsored by Pamplemousse or Salem Wine Imports always […]


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 […]


Maybe life is rainbows and unicorns

Weekend Warrior: February freeze

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Categories: events, movies, music, nightlife, theatre, weekend warrior

Special Events / Festivals 7th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Chocolate & Wine Tasting Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA Friday, February 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm This luscious tasting event, now in its 7th year, features wine and chocolate samplings from many of Salem’s restaurants and sweet shops. […]


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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 […]


Gulu-Gulu Cafe

What are you doing New Years Eve

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Categories: events, nightlife

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah or satisfying Solstice.  Now its time to put those horrible sweaters away for another year and focus on putting 2008 to rest. There are only two days left to make plans for how you want to bring in the new year.  Even though Salem might not […]