Jan 292013

October activities  could be said to have built the house in which Salem lives, but we definitely have a nice addition built on with February activities. Soon the very popular Salem’ s So Sweet week will be upon us, but first comes First Friday. A full agenda of activities will be on display Feb. 1st as many stores will be open later hours for your shopping pleasure.

3 Potato 4-East India Mall Mention First Friday Freebie for free space sauce

Boston Bead Company-10 Front St. Please join them for a Bazaar Style Trunk Show. Presenting Fair Trade bead lines that create hope and opportunity for women and families by transforming impoverished lives into budding entrepreneurs.

Café’ Graziani -133 Washington St. Circolo Italiano- Meeting and dinner with Italian speakers discussing all manner of topics

Finz Seafood and Grill -76 Wharf St. $1 oysters 5-7 PM, & The Soul review project performance at 8:30

Picklepot -75 Wharf St. Cooking demo with Katelyn Madden

Salem Waterfront Hotel -225 Derby St. Enjoy appetizers at 50% off from 4-5:30pm

Artemisia Botanicals -3 Hawthorne Blvd. Join them for a special tea tasting and interesting tea facts

Salem Theatre Company– 90 Lafayette St.  “Shining City” is a thoughtful, artful, absorbing new drama. Special for Feb. 1 is 1/2 price tickets redeemable only using promo code: salemfirst. Only at www.salemtheatre.com (limit 2 per person)

Gulu-Gulu Cafe – 247 Essex St. Jeff Savlon at 8:00 PM. Co-host of the Gulu-Gulu Open Mic Shindig plays his brand of resonant folk.

Museum Place Mall– Bellydancing with Xylinia and friends, between 6 and 8pm.

Mud Puddle Toys -217 Essex St. Hosting Game Night for ages 6-adult, try out some new and old favorites 15% discount on any one game. Refreshments & snacks

Peabody Essex Museum Gift Shop –Essex St. Offering hat styling tips and a free brochure on hat etiquette, tips on caring and wearing hats

A Sacred Place Wellness Center – Museum Place Mall Reclaim your energy and focus in 15 minutes! Qi Gong experiences; 12:30pm and 4:30PM. Special $5.00 per 15 minute experience

Salem YMCA -One Sewall St. Enjoy Salem First Friday and leave the kids at the Y! From 6:00-9:00pm leave your 5-12 year old at the Salem Y— and while you enjoy First Friday events your kids will enjoy well supervised gym activities, gymnastics, sports, arts and crafts, swimming, and dancing! Pizza & drinks included. Mention Salem First Friday and save $5.00 off the $15.00 fee. Space is limited and you must call ahead to save a spot- 978-740-9622.

The Scarlet Letter Press -102 Wharf St. Chinese New Year – Year of the Snake! Welcome the news of good fortune with the spiritual and astrological advice of Dark Moon Tarot. Free opportunity to try

Witch DR –109 Lafayette St. Glass blowing demo & discounts, Gallery display