Temperatures are dropping, and city streets are noticeably quieter following the October rush, but Salem continues to offer events and activities for all ages throughout town.
This week, tour the historic Phillips House on Chestnut Street, check out any of the seemingly endless number of events and exhibitions scheduled at Peabody Essex Museum, or take advantage of Restaurant Week with dinner at one of your favorite Salem eateries.
And speaking of food, don't forget that even though it's been moved inside Old Town Hall, the Salem Farmers' Market is still held in Derby Square on Thursdays through December 20.
Here is a snapshot of the rest of the week in Salem:
Artist Friends and Neighbors at the Kensington-Stobart Gallery
Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the Hawthorne Hotel (18 Washington Square West).
An exhibition of work by Salem artists who are connected by neighborhood affiliation, personal relationships or both. Participating artists include Charlie Allen, Katy Bratun, David Decker, Julie Shaw Lutts, Barbara Burgess Maier, Trip Mason, and Racket Shreve. For more information call 978-825-0022 or visit kensingtonstobartgallery.com.
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Peabody Essex Museum (161 Essex Street).
A fun, interactive program with books, movement, music, art and hands-on activities, designed specifically for preschoolers and their caregivers. Drop in and meet at information desk. For families with children up to age 5.
Hat Trunk Show
Thursday, Nov. 15, 1 - 4 p.m. at the Peabody Essex Museum (161 Essex Street).
There are more hats to be found (and bought!) at two trunk shows in the Museum Shop. The designers Dinah Makowsky and Marie Galvin have hats on view in conjunction with Hats: An anthology by Stephen Jones.
Salem Farmers' Market
Every Thursday through December 20, from 3 - 7 p.m. inside Old Town Hall at Derby Square.
Thanksgiving with the Phillips Family
Thursday, Nov. 15, 6:30 - 8 p.m. at the Phillips House (34 Chestnut Street).
Kick off the holiday season at Historic New England's Phillips House, located on historic Chestnut Street, with a tour highlighting the Thanksgiving traditions of a distinguished Salem family. Listen to stories derived from personal journals, family interviews, and social calendars from five generations of the Phillips family while you tour the dining room, parlor, china closet, and kitchen. Admission is $10 for Historic New England members and $15 for nonmembers. This event is part of Leisurely Lifestyle of the Phillips Family programming, generously supported by the Salem Cultural Council. Visit historicnewengland.org for more information.
"HARRY: An Adult Fable"
Thursday, Nov. 15, and Friday, Nov. 16, 7:30 ? 9:30 p.m. at Salem Theatre Company (90 Lafayette Street).
In Harry, Ms. Beck introduces us to a streetwise, clever and perpetually surviving tomcat, Harry, who has a few problems. He doesn't know who he is, what he is or why he does that stuff he does. Is it sheer accident or homicidal mayhem? A cross between Cary Grant and Bagheera from "The Jungle Book," Harry embarks on a set of adventures that lead him to an astonishing end-game discovery. For more information and tickets visit the Salem Theatre Company website.
Boston Artists Ensemble
Friday, Nov. 16, 8 - 10 p.m. at the Peabody Essex Museum (161 Essex Street).
Enjoy the Boston premiere of Boccherini's charming, effervescent string quintet in C, G 349, followed by the Dvorak Sextet in A and the Brahms Sextet in G. Tickets are $20 for members, $24 for nonmembers, $12 for students, and are available at the door or by calling 978-745-9500 x3011.