Hotlist March 25th – 31st

2013 Salem Awards

two men who have dedicated their lives to working on behalf of victims of human rights violations and social injustice will receive the 2013 Salem Award. Thomas Doyle, an ordained priest, was instrumental in exposing sex abuse within the Catholic Church. Horace Seldon, once a UCC minister, has spent 45 years teaching about racism and working to eliminate it. The presentation ceremony will take place in the Morse Auditorium of the Peabody Essex Museum on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 26
Morse Auditorium
Peabody Essex Museum
7:30pm until 8:30pm
Tickets: $10 |

SPLIT – Tales of Escape

An evening of four comic one act plays from Newburyport native Nikole Beckwith. Ms. Beckwith, winner of a Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences explores immobility, optimism, love, loss, escape and cannibalism.

Wednesday, March 27
STC Theater
90 Lafayette Street in Salem
7:30pm until 8:30pm
Tickets: Adults- $25, Seniors- $20 Students- $10 |

The Art of Black and White Photography

Flatrocks Gallery’s new show highlights the photographic work of three local artists: Anne Rearick , Lynn Swigart and Brooks Gibson. The collection of hand crafted silver gelatin prints spans three different generations of photographers, demonstrating years of refinement in both the art of image making and the craft of the traditional black and white process. The exhibit takes you on a journey to the hills of Basque country to the Midwestern farmlands to the patch of trees behind your house.

Thursday, March 28
Flatrocks Gallery
77 Langsford St. Gloucester
12:00pm until 5:00pm
Tickets: FREE |

Cape Ann Big Band

Back by popular demand, the 17-piece Cape Ann Big Band continues to delight sold out audiences with jazz, swing, soul, and rock n’ roll that will bring you back in time and make you want to dance. Led by Carlos Menezes, the diverse band makes its third season premier at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Their program, “Make it Swing,” features a repertoire spanning from Benny Goodman to Van Halen, The Incredibles to Family Guy, and will include hits like “Sing, Sing, Sing,” “Mack the Knife,” “Jump,” “All of Me,” and a medley from Disney Pixar’s The Incredibles.

Friday, March 29
Shalin Liu Performance Center
37 Main Street Rockport
8:00pm until 9:00pm
Tickets: $34, $28, $19 |

Pamplemousse’s 6th Annual Salem Spring Fling

What a better way to kick off spring than to don a toga and head out to Pamplemousse’s 6th Annual Salem Spring Fling. This Bacchanalia celebration brings a sampling of culinary delights from Salem’s best restaurants, a tasting of fine wine and craft beer, music, art, and more! Roman attire is encouraged! Meet familiar characters from myth and legend and enjoy the goddesses, satyrs and nymphs that wander the “ Garden of Earthly Delights .” Enjoy a reading with the Oracle, have fun with friends at the Interactive Photo Booth, meet Roman Centurians and feast at a party fit for the ancient Romans.

Saturday, March 30
Old Town Hall
Derby Square, Salem
6:00pm until 9:00pm
Tickets: $30 |

Sunday Night Supper Menu at 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar

Chef Antonio Bettencourt has created a way to prolong your weekend- deliciously. His 62 Restaurant & Wine Bar is offering a new Sunday Supper featuring three courses, appetizer, pasta and entrée, for just $38.00 per person. An ideal way to end the weekend or enjoy a casual date, this set menu includes a dish available exclusively on Sunday, providing even loyal regulars of Chef Bettencourt something unique to try.

Sunday, March 31
62 Restaurant & Wine Bar
62 Wharf Street, Salem
5:00pm until 9:00pm

* Feature Image Courtesy of Mike Johnson at

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