The Dumb Supper: Dinner with the Dead

Join the Salem Witches as we honor the dead with a dinner observed in utter silence. Salem Warlocks Christian Day and Brian Cain invite you to a banquet of sumptuous cuisine where the only sound heard is music chosen in memory of the departed. Bring photos and mementos to summon the souls of your loved ones on the other side as you partake in the most solemn of all the ceremonies of Witchcraft. The Dumb Supper is an ancient tradition where the dead attend the living for a magical night of communion!

Tickets ($95) available online. Visit FestivaloftheDead.com for ticket information and complete event details.

10th Annual Salem Arts Festival

The Salem Arts Festival returns for its 10th year with a weekend full of family-friendly programming devoted to the arts in our community. The event kicks off at 6:00 pm on Friday June 1 with viewings of art in Old Town Hall and live music outside in Derby Square. The rest of the Festival will be located throughout Derby Square, Artists’ Row, Front Street, and within Old Town Hall and will feature live musical performances, belly dancing, public art projects, a vibrant street fair and more.

 

 

The festival celebrates various art forms and gives attendees of all ages creative ways to create art. Featured art styles will include but are not limited to painting, photography, sculpture, installation, dance, music, writing, film, new media, performance, theater, poetry, culinary, and visual art. Also planned for the event are local food pop-ups, a mural slam, and vendors specializing in handmade, locally sourced, and ethically crafted goods.

 

 

The Salem Arts Festival will also celebrate this year’s featured community art project: “Bee to Brick.”This installation features playful swarms of several hundred “bees” around the festival area, created entirely out of recycled plastic bottles and other reusable plastic pollution. Over the past few months, community groups and locals of all ages have created hundreds of bees in an effort to increase awareness of the critical role pollinators play in sustaining our ecosystem. After the project, the bees will be transformed to “bricks” that will be used be students from the Phoenix School for their “Bottle Brick Project.” Bottle bricks are recycled plastic bottles stuffed with trash until they are compact enough for use in building projects, such as benches or walls.

 

 

The Salem Arts Festival is organized by Salem Main Streets, and would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors and volunteers. The Salem Arts Festival is just one part of Salem Main Street’s effort to promote Salem’s downtown neighborhood as a destination for attractions, community projects, dining, shopping, and cultural events throughout the year. For more information about the Salem Arts Festival visit SalemArtsFestival.com or follow the event on Facebook.

“Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End” Film Screening

FILMMAKER AND SUBJECT ATTENDING – Mr. Fish is not your average editorial cartoonist. The controversial, biting political satirist struggles to support his family while remaining true to his uniquely defiant voice in a world where newspapers willing to print his uncensored work are dwindling. How far can Mr. Fish compromise his radical ways to conform to traditional society’s demands?

WARNING: Contains graphic imagery and language.

Tickets ($11-13) available online. Film is shown at the Peabody Essex Museum (in the Morse Auditorium) as part of Salem Film Fest.

PlayTime After Dark

The Peabody Essex Museum has partnered up with Anime Boston to celebrate PlayTime. In addition to a sneak preview of the exhibition before it opens to the public, spend the night dancing away to live chiptune music and visuals presented by Rhythmus Records, and live video game tunes with The OneUps. Swing by our studios for a nano-larp with author/ journalist/PlayTime digital platform contributor Lizzie Stark, drop-in art-making workshops, late-night karaoke and more. Board games more your thing? We’ve got you covered. The Castle Board Game Cafe and Knight Moves Cafe will keep you gaming all night long. This is one fun-inducing night you do not want to miss!

Free for members, Salem residents and college students with I.D.; nonmembers $15. Cash bar. Age 18+

The Walking Dead Trivia Night at KOTO

From the comics to tv, the dead have risen! Show off your Walking Dead knowledge at KOTO Asian Grill. Keep Carl at home for this trivia. Are you a Rick or a Negan? Find out at Walking Dead trivia!

Messages from the Spirit World: An Authentic Salem Séance

Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over.

The séance opens with a blessing of protection and welcome those who have crossed over to visit. Participants are guided through a relaxing meditation to open the channels of awareness and synchronize everyone in the room to the spirit energies present. At this time, the medium will open herself to the messages of the spirits and guides. She may also employ automatic writing, psychometry, and other methods of communication to clarify the messages coming through. Bringing an object worn by the departed can be helpful in making a connection. Time is also allowed for participants to share mediumistic messages that they receive, should they come through. While not everyone will necessarily get a message, everyone will experience the wonders of spirit communication in a classic séance setting and discover that death is not the end but merely a doorway though which we all must pass!

Finally, the séance will conclude with a blessing of gratitude and thanks. (Event is 18+).

Tickets ($40) may be purchased online in advance.

Messages from the Spirit World: An Authentic Salem Séance

Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over.

The séance opens with a blessing of protection and welcome those who have crossed over to visit. Participants are guided through a relaxing meditation to open the channels of awareness and synchronize everyone in the room to the spirit energies present. At this time, the medium will open herself to the messages of the spirits and guides. She may also employ automatic writing, psychometry, and other methods of communication to clarify the messages coming through. Bringing an object worn by the departed can be helpful in making a connection. Time is also allowed for participants to share mediumistic messages that they receive, should they come through. While not everyone will necessarily get a message, everyone will experience the wonders of spirit communication in a classic séance setting and discover that death is not the end but merely a doorway though which we all must pass!

Finally, the séance will conclude with a blessing of gratitude and thanks. (Event is 18+).

Tickets ($40) may be purchased online in advance.

Women with Guts

Salem Horror Fest partners with Rue Morgue Magazine to celebrate women in horror for the New England premiere of SXSW hit Tragedy Girls!

The screening will be paired with Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood followed by a post-credit Q&A with the film’s stars Lar Park Lincoln and man behind the mask, Kane Hodder (Jason Voorhees) moderated by The Faculty of Horror hosts Andrea Subissati and Alexandra West.

The celebration will also feature a reading by FunDead Publications, comedy by Kylie Alexander, and a midnight paranormal investigation with Shari Marie DeBenedetti from Syfy Channel’s Ghost Hunters (admission to investigation sold separately).

Rue Morgue Library’s Women With Guts: Horror Heroines From Film, TV, and Print is now available for pre-order.

Messages from the Spirit World: An Authentic Salem Séance

Step into the Spirit Parlor of OMEN and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the uncanny ability to connect us with our loved ones on the other side. Our beloved dead often reach out to us from beyond and the authentic spirit mediums at Omen have helped thousands of people reunite with those who have crossed over.

The séance opens with a blessing of protection and welcome those who have crossed over to visit. Participants are guided through a relaxing meditation to open the channels of awareness and synchronize everyone in the room to the spirit energies present. At this time, the medium will open herself to the messages of the spirits and guides. She may also employ automatic writing, psychometry, and other methods of communication to clarify the messages coming through. Bringing an object worn by the departed can be helpful in making a connection. Time is also allowed for participants to share mediumistic messages that they receive, should they come through. While not everyone will necessarily get a message, everyone will experience the wonders of spirit communication in a classic séance setting and discover that death is not the end but merely a doorway though which we all must pass!

Finally, the séance will conclude with a blessing of gratitude and thanks. (Event is 18+).

Tickets ($40) may be purchased online in advance.

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