Jan 072009

Fight the winter blues by enjoying great events downtown Salem in January…

Events for President-elect Obama’s Inauguration…

Inaugural Ball for Forest River Park playground
Saturday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
The Friends of Forest Park cordially invite you to attend the First Inaugural Ball to benefit the Forest River Park Playground Fund. Join us for an evening of live music, dancing and delicious hors d’oeuvres, at the Grand Ballroom of the Salem YMCA. Please use the Essex Street entrance. Cash Bar, Black tie optional, Tickets: $25 per person, $40 per couple. Contact Holly Grose at hollygrose@aol.com with questions.

Watch the Inauguration Ceremonies Live!
Tuesday, January 20 at 11 a.m. CinemaSalem
1 East India Square, Salem, MA To sign up for this event, click here:

A New Birth of Freedom, 2009 Presidential Inauguration Celebration – On January 20, 2009, celebrate a “New Birth of Freedom” with the Hawthorne Hotel by honoring the 200th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday and then watching the swearing in of our most recent Illinois President— ”Yes We Can” President-Elect Barack Obama! Catch all of the inauguration on our flat-screen TV! 11:30am-4pm, Come to the Tavern at the Hawthorne Hotel for the first
inaugural luncheon served to President Abraham Lincoln on March 4, 1860 • Mock Turtle Soup • Corned Beef and Cabbage• Parslied Potatoes • Blackberry Pie • Coffee SPECIAL INAUGURAL BAILOUT PRICE—$12.99

Rockafellas Inaugural Ball
Tuesday, January 20 at 7 p.m.
Let’s celebrate together! Change is finally here! Dust off those feel good suits, sunshine dresses and let’s have a ball an Inaugural Ball. For only $15 come enjoy music, dancing, an all-you-can-eat appetizer spread, a champagne fountain and a whole lot of red, white and blue fun.

Upcoming Weekly live music at downtown restaurants and special events…

Salem Athenaeum Concert: Cambridge Society for Early Music
Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra, directed by Phoebe Carrai will give the second Cambridge Society for Early Music concert. The musicians will perform a program of virtuoso Italian ensemble music of the 17th and 18th centuries. For more information, please contact CSEM or call 617-489-2062. Salem Athenaeum: 978-744-2540.

Music with a Mission a Celebration of Many Musical Talents
Saturday, January 10 at 7 p.m. At Tabernacle Church $10 suggested donation to the Salem Mission. For more info: 978.744.3164.

Boston Artists Ensemble
Friday, January 23 at 8 p.m. East India Marine Hall, PEM
Tatiana Dimitriades, Jason Horowitz, violins; Edward Gazouleas, Kazuko Matsisaka, violas; Jonathan Miller, cello Mozart: Quintet in C minor, K 406 Brahms: Quintet in G, Opus 111 For individual concert tickets, please call the Peabody Essex Museum at 978-745-9500, ext. 3011. Members $20, nonmembers $24, students $12

Symphony By The Sea
Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. The First Universalist Church, Salem
“The Garden of Earthly Delights” Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Puccini: I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums)Kodaly: Summer Evening, Sibelius: Valse triste from Kuolema, Saint-Saens: Concerto for Violoncello in A Minor, Pre-Concert Talk by Conductor Donald Palma at 7:00 pm. First Universalist Church in Salem, 211 Bridge Street. Reservations must be made through Symphony by the Sea, please call 978-745-4955 for tickets and additional program information, or visit their website at: www.symphonybythesea.org.

Coming soon…
Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Sculpture Festival February 6 – 14!


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