The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

September 19th, 2017

Horror Fest Creepily Seeps into Sept. PEM/PM Metal Macabaret

Now here is a scary good deal! Salem Horror Fest Opening Night Party at PEM/PM featuring Metal Macabaret will take place on the 3rd Friday of the month (that’s this Friday, Sept. 22nd at 6 pm) instead of the usual 3rd Thursday for PEM/PM. Hauntingly inspired by the current Peabody Essex Museum Exhibition It’s Alive! […]

August 17th, 2017

As Summer Fades, Salem Activities Don’t Cool Down

Summer is almost over. Fun stuff done. No need to visit Salem until October. Right? WRONG!!! Here are just three things set for the next few days. Farmers’ Market Our successfully diverse Farmers’ Market continues its 2017 run (every Thursday now through Oct 12) with a host of regular vendors and a rotating batch as […]

October 19th, 2016

Full Moon to Bring Out Crowds to PEM Event

Moon Landings were frequent enough to generate parties and conversations a plenty during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Peabody Essex Museum invites you to relive some of those days during its next PEM/PM late night party, Moon Landing, this Thurs…

September 15th, 2016

Parranda— the Party continues at PEM!

What do people in Salem MA and surrounding communities do on a Thursday night, that is the 3rd Thursday night of the month that other people don’t do? We go to a museum— to party! Tonight the PEM/PM party is called Parranda, from 6-9pm at the Peabody Essex Museum. You are invited to join us […]

July 21st, 2016

Summer Breeze Brings Many Things to Salem in July

Look at what the summer sea breeze just blew across the Essex Street Pedestrian Walkway. Designed to be complimentary to the popular 3rd Thursday of the month PEM/PM parties at the Peabody Essex Museum (which this evening is coincidentally called Summer Breeze),  The Museum Place Mall is launching what it hopes will be an every […]

April 28th, 2016

Business of Doing Business in Salem Spotlighted

The beautiful Atrium of the Peabody Essex Museum was the perfect setting for a night of chatting, dining, praising and even a bit of networking this Wednesday in Salem, MA as the 94th Annual Celebrate Salem Awards event took place. Thirty-six nominees!…

April 21st, 2016

Trade in a Dull Night for an Extravagant One

Nexus: the central and most important point or place. That would be The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem this Thursday night from 6-9pm as the monthly open late party known as PEM/PM invites you to “Immerse yourself in the world of extravagance and trade as we explore Asia in Amsterdam: The Culture of Luxury in the […]

March 16th, 2016

Creating a Good Time at PEM with Artopia

While the every 3rd Thursday of the month PEM/PM late night party is a festive & educational stroll through the Peabody Essex Museum, this week’s may well prove to be the most creative. The theme in fact is “creation.” Artopia asks “what’s your creative story” and from 6-9pm on March 17th, the community as individuals, […]

February 17th, 2016

Political Nuances of Native Fashion & Music at PEM

Explore Native cultures through sight and sound at the next PEM/PM this Thursday, February 18, from 6 to 9 pm. You are especially invited to celebrate the Peabody Essex Museum exhibition Native Fashion Now through many vehicles of creative expression, …

February 5th, 2016

Coexistence and Exclusion Intersect at PEM

Alienation, and the desire to transcend it, are the driving forces behind “Intersections” the Peabody Essex Museum’s next Present Tense Initiative installation which showcases Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha. It opens February 6th. In the past, growing up under the strict conventions of gender that inform Pakistani society, Agha felt excluded and cloistered at home, […]

September 16th, 2015

Release the Beest and Have a Creative Fun Night at PEM/PM

Followers of our blog are well aware of the monthly “Night at the Museum-like” parties that take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the renowned Peabody Essex Museum. This Thursday is no different as PEM/PM invites you to take part in/and enjoy a sneak peek of the Strandbeests exhibition at PEM; you […]

August 17th, 2015

PEM/PM Explores Pivotal Period of Hollywood, The 1930s

While today’s rapid-fire technological advances are changing film-making with consumer interactive platforms such as Periscope, there was a time in the history of Hollywood film-making that was just as exciting & tumultuous. And that was the 1930s, which is the subject of the next PEM/PM, Aug. 20, 6-9pm at the Peabody Essex Museum. Inspired by […]

July 15th, 2015

See the World, See Salem, Live on Periscope

What did you do on the way to work yesterday? I took a live, guided, interactive tour of the Taj Mahal, followed by a walk through the streets of Dublin. All courtesy of an amazing new piece of social media technology called Periscope. And (weather per…

July 13th, 2015

Can Robots Trust Humans? PEM Offers You A Chance to Meet One!

If you’ve driven a vehicle for enough years or miles, then you’ve seen all kinds of hitchhikers. Young, old, attractive and scarey. One thing they had in common was that they were all human. But setting off across America soon will be hitch-Bot, a robot hitching its way across America (he made it through Canada […]

June 14th, 2015

Expansive Murals and Intimate Portraits – Thomas Hart Benton at PEM

Expansive murals, vertical spirals, size changes that make you feel like you are looking up & down into a scene, these are the calling cards of a man once called America’s best-known contemporary painter, Thomas Hart Benton— and the subject of a special Peabody Essex Museum exhibit. In fact, this is the first major exhibition […]

May 19th, 2015

PEM/PM Fosters Unconventional Gatherings for Creative Minds

Unconventional gatherings for creative minds is the best description thus far for what transpires in Salem Ma on the 3rd Thursday of each month when the Peabody/Essex Museum kicks open its doors to a party of entertainment & engagement (PEM/PM) beginning at 6pm. Coming up March 21st the event is simply called Run & Play. […]

April 12th, 2015

Dig Out the Delorean, Peabody-Essex Museum Party Reliving the 1980s

“Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?” one of hundreds of quotes that filled the 1980s that still may pop up today. So it’s no surprise that PEM/PM after-hours party for April is a look back to the art, fashion, music, etc. of that decade. Of course there […]

March 22nd, 2015

Night at the Museum— For Real at Salem’s PEM

Over 600 people decided that what Artopia had to offer was something they wanted to experience. Thursday’s PEM/PM monthly late night party at the Peabody Essex Museum was a grand old time and if we may say, an artistic success for all the community groups that came together to create the schedule of events. Attendees […]

March 18th, 2015

The Arts Are Alive, Well & Thriving in Salem – at Artopia

Vibrant and creative are words to define the arts & culture scene of Salem — and those words will take physical shape this Thursday from 6-9 pm as Artopia takes over the monthly PEM/PM event, hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum. Now, this blog may shake a little as you read it because we at […]

February 17th, 2015

Feeling Like a Lumberjack of the North Woods?

Could they have planned it any better than this? In the midst of one of the most outrageous winter snow seasons we’ve ever seen, the think-tank at the Peabody Essex Museum has scheduled a Lumberjack Party as the theme for this Thursday’s PEM/PM event! This should bring people out of the woodwork (sorry, had to […]

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