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This weekend in Salem

Posted by Ryan Mooney  November 2, 2012 10:01 AM

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Halloween is over, but the Witch City isn’t slowing down. There’s plenty to experience in Salem without dressing up this weekend.

This Sunday marks the start of Fall Restaurant Week, a 10-day event where some of the best local restaurants offer value pricing on their signature menus. It’s the perfect event for dating on a budget or a night out with friends.

Other highlights for this weekend include…

Beaches 101 sponsored by Salem Sound Coastwatch

Saturday, Nov. 3, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Beverly Cooperative Bank Community Room (87 Lafayette Street).

Learn all about beach ecology at this fascinating session. Then volunteer to become a "Beachkeeper" in Salem Sound Coastwatch's “Adopt a Beach” program! Beachkeepers monitor and clean up their favorite beach year-round, including the winter when Nor'easters blow in lots of marine debris. Free & open to all, but RSVP is requested. Email or call 978-741-7900 for more information or to RSVP.

Family Gallery Explorations at Peabody Essex Museum

Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4, 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Peabody Essex Museum (161 Essex Street).

A half-hour, hands-on gallery adventure just for families. Tickets available at admission desk on the day of the program. For families with children ages 5 and up. Visit for more information.

Art Investigations at the Peabody Essex Museum

Saturday, Nov. 3, and Sunday, Nov. 4 1 - 3 p.m. at Peabody Essex Museum (161 Essex Street).

Get hands on in the galleries! Each month, look for PEM’s interactive “Art Cart” and explore more! Touch objects, experiment with art making techniques and discover the stories about the art around you. Visit for more information.

Music for Independent Living

Saturday, Nov. 3, 7 - 11 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus (94 Washington Square).

Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann is holding its 5th annual benefit concert on Saturday night. ILCNSCA supports people of all ages who have all types of disabilities to live as independently as they choose and to participate fully in community life in twenty-five cities and towns from Melrose to Rockport. Enjoy great music from local musicians, as well as food and raffle items donated by local businesses and individuals. Suggested donation is $10.00 per person. For more information call 978-741-0077 or email

“Guys and Dolls” at North Shore Music Theatre

Through November 11 at the North Shore Music Theatre (62 Dunham Road, Beverly)

When chronic gambler Nathan Detroit finds himself in need of funds to support his floating craps game, Save-a-Soul Mission’s ultimate good girl, Sgt. Sarah Brown, becomes the center of a wager between gamblers Nathan and Sky Masterson. Saddled with an additional distraction, Nathan must keep his long-time show-girl fiancee Adelaide, from finding out about his continued gambling while dodging a trip down the aisle and the police. For reservations and showtimes call the North Shore Music Theatre at 978-232-7200 or visit

Event details provided by Destination Salem and the official website of the city of Salem.

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