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This weekend in Salem

Posted by Ryan Mooney  August 17, 2012 03:56 PM

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Check at the end of every week for information on events and activities for all ages in the Witch City, and don't forget to check out the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival, taking place from 11:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Salem Willows.

The following event information is provided by Destination Salem and the official city of Salem website:

Seventh Annual Swim and Fin Race for Salem Sound

Saturday, August 18, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Forest River Park.

Salem Sound Coastwatch, a local environmental organization, hosts the New England Open Water Championships at it's annual fundraising open water swim. There will be races for all ages and levels - 500 meters, one mile and 5K. The one-mile and 5K are the championship races for USA Swimming and USA Masters Swimming, the national bodies governing competitive swimming. For more information visit, call 978-741-7900 or email

All Shook Up at the North Shore Music Theatre

August 14 - 26 at North Shore Music Theatre.

All Shook Up is the tale of a guitar player who shows up in a conservative town and turns it upside down. Featuring the music of Elvis Presley and starring Joyce DeWitt of Three's Company, it was written by Joe DiPietro and inspired by one of Shakespeare's greatest comedies. For show times and tickets call (978) 232-7200 or visit the North Shore Music Theatre website.

All in the Timing at Salem Theatre Company

Saturday, August 18, 7:30 - 10 p.m. at Salem Theatre Company (90 Lafayette Street).

All in the Timing is a critically acclaimed, award-winning collection of comedies that combines wit, intellect and satire in a barrage of clever wordplay. Seating is limited and not guaranteed without an RSVP. Tickets prices range from $12 to $22 and are available online or by phone at (978) 790-8546.

Wild Fish One-and Two-Mile Swim

Sunday, August 19, 12 - 3 p.m. at Collins Cove.

For information visit

Free Summer Concert Series

Sunday, July 29, from 3 - 6 p.m. at Peabody Street Park.

Every Sunday from June to October Mamadou Diop and the city of Salem host free concerts at Peabody Street Park. This Sunday's show features the Salem-based duo of Glenn French and Paul Duffy known as The Holdouts.

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