Mark your calendars for Salem's special events, programs, festivals, and exhibits this spring. This is just the tip of the iceberg - explore the calendar on Salem.org for more events!
Salem Film Fest
March 6 – 13
Come to Salem, see the world during the largest all-documentary festival in New England. Film screenings and talk-backs with the directors are the highlights of the weeklong film fest.
Salem Restaurant Week
March 16 - 20, 23 - 27
Salem Restaurant Week is the perfect time to dine out at the dozens of excellent eateries. There will be a wide variety of delicious foods, including steak, seafood, Italian classics, contemporary cuisine, American favorites and exotic ethnic treats. Restaurants will offer multiple choices for appetizers, entrees, and desserts.
Tom Stoppard's Heroes
Adapted from Gérald Sibleyras’ Le Vent des Peupliers
March 20 – April 12
Salem Theatre Company presents Heroes. Set in August 1959 in a home somewhere in France for retired military men. The play takes place outside on a terrace in the garden of a convent hospital where Philippe and Henri are hatching a plan to escape.
March 29 – July 6
More than 200 examples of mid-century modern design reveal the distinctive role California had in shaping material culture from 1930-1965. Featuring a diverse array of furniture, textiles, fashion, industrial and graphic design, ceramics, jewelry, metalwork, film and architecture, this exhibition celebrates the innovation and pervasiveness of mid-century modern design. The work of legendary designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Richard Neutra, and Greta Magnusson Grossman are explored, as is the sociological and geographical context which gave rise to this unprecedented design movement. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), this exhibition is the first major study of California mid-century modern design.
Massachusetts Poetry Festival
The sixth Massachusetts Poetry Festival will bring an extraordinary group of poets to Salem, including Kim Addonizio, Lucie Brock-Broido, Rafael Campo, Carol Ann Duffy, Oliver de la Paz, Cornelius Eady, Rhina Espaillat, Forrest Gander, David Ferry, Ilya Kaminsky, Li-Young Lee, Philip Levine, Susan Rich, Marge Piercy, Vivian Shipley, and C.D. Wright.
Turner and the Sea
May 31 – September 1
In the first full-scale examination of Joseph Mallord William Turner's lifelong preoccupation with the sea, this exhibition features iconic works spanning the artist's career from his transformative Academy paintings of the late 1790s and early 1800s, to the unfinished, experimental seascapes produced towards the end of his life. At turns dramatic, contemplative, beautiful and sublime, the sea's mercurial properties captivated Turner and his contemporaries who repeatedly returned to the subject. Iconic Turner masterpieces are exhibited alongside works by other major European and American artists, providing a rich artistic context for Turner's groundbreaking maritime vision.
- Cask Beer Night
- November 7, 2013 to September 4, 2014
Something local, something fresh – tapped at 6:00pm on the 1st Thursday of every month at the Gulu-Gulu Cafe. GuluGuluCafe.com
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- Rev. Jeffrey Barz-Snell: The Other Renaissance Minister in 18th Century Salem: The Rev. John Prince
- March 9, 2014
The third in the "Second Sunday Chowder & Lecture Series" at the Pickering House. Reservations are required; attendees should either call (978) 744-4777 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.