Where the Questions Live: Closing Day with Wes Sam-Bruce
Spend the day with artist Wes Sam-Bruce and explore his installation on its closing day. Embrace the possibility of a new year and create a collection of mantras, or small reminders to live by.
Colonial Classics: Cheese Pudding Dinner
We may not know whether Massachusetts Bay Colony British governor and Salem’s cofounder ate the cheese pudding named for him — John Endicott’s Savory Cheese Pudding Dinner — but it’s possible. Early Puritans came here with cows. And cheese-making skills. And we do know palates in the mid-1600s appreciated the glories of cheese even if other pleasures like Christmas were...
City of Salem’s Annual Christmas Tree Bonfire *CANCELLED*
Bring your Christmas tree with you that evening, drop it off at the beach after January 2nd, or leave it out for curbside pickup beginning December 28th Please don’t forget to remove all decorations and lights from your tree (FYI – Citywide Christmas Tree Curbside Collection will take place for three weeks: December 28, 2021 – January 14, 2022)
Winter Fireside Tales
Warm-up in front of a fire with a drink in hand. Every winter season we’ll spend evenings to take an hour to learn about original lifestyles, notable winters, and infamous events this house stood witness to. Coffee and Tea will be provided. For those guests looking for a romantic evening of history, this event is BYOB. So feel free to...
Boston Artists Ensemble “Mozart X 2”
Boston Artists Ensemble presents “Mozart X 2” Mozart: String Quintet No. 2 in C minor, K. 406/516b Mozart: String Quintet No. 3 in C major, K. 515 ??????Annual “Mystery Piece” — Guess the composer! Click here for tickets.
H.P. Lovecraft & The Salem Connection
H.P. Lovecraft is a writer from the early 20th century known for his fantastic stories in the genres of horror fiction, fantasy and science fiction. He specialized in the weird that captured the imagination of many of his fans, especially with the creature Cthulhu Mythos. He loved Providence where he was born, but his second favorite city may have been...
Heavy Temple Live in Concert!
This event has been postponed from its original date of December 4th, 2021 to January 8. 2022. Join Philadelphia-based rockstars, Heavy Temple, for an intimate and rare performance at The Satanic Temple! In support of Alex Reisfar’s exhibition, The Death of Gods and Masters, Heavy Temple will be playing their newest album, Lupis Amoris, which features Reisfar’s work! Meet and greet to...
Pickering House Zoom Lecture Featuring Robert Booth – “Pickering and Calley vs. The Establishment, 1710”
William Pickering of Salem and John Calley of Marblehead, ambitious mariners forced by an unwanted war to engage in the Newfoundland fishery in the early 1700s, became deeply (and improbably) involved in the highest-level politics of the province of Massachusetts Bay. Calley, with evidence of treason, fomented an uprising against the Royal Governor and helped to found a new church...
New Addresses: An Ode to Breath Virtual Premiere & Conversation
PEM presents the virtual premiere of New Addresses: An Ode to Breath, an original concert-performance short film inspired by the embodiment of breath and the physical space of the museum. Experience three of PEM’s installations in a new light: Anila Quayyum Agha’s All the Flowers Are For Me, Wes Sam-Bruce’s Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature and Zarah Hussain’s Breath. The...
Salem Comedy Fest
Lift your spirits and laugh the cold away with this three-day celebration of comedy & spirits. Featuring top local and national performing comedians, locally crafted spirits, beers and cider, and related special events at a variety of renowned Salem venues. Click here for more information.
Daayani Yoga Takes Salem in Winter
Your favorite yoga witches are coming back to Salem! Join us for another weekend filled with in-person alternative vinyasa yoga classes inside The Satanic Temple Salem, 1/14-1/16! Classes are 60 mins and open to all-levels of experience, so spread the word! Tickets are $25 and must be purchased in advance (non-refundable). If we happen to get a bad snowstorm ❄️,...
Earthquakes in Puritan New England and their Impact
Earthquakes are not that common in New England. And when they happen, they are usually small in the 1.2 to 1.5 magnitude range and do not cause much damage. But when an estimated magnitude 7.3 earthquake took place in Quebec in 1663, causing damage from Canada to Boston, the Puritans were rattled to say the least. Houses shook, chimneys collapsed,...