, Salem, MA

January 2, 2014

Best Bets for Thursday, Jan. 2

The Salem News

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Say farewell to Beverly Mayor Bill Scanlon, who is in his last days of office after choosing not to seek re-election in 2013. A public reception is set for 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 191 Cabot St., Beverly. Coffee and cake will be served.

Salem Theatre Company presents "Firecracker Bye Bye," characterized as an embarrassing exposé, twisted tribute and lamenting love letter to yarn, lasagna and sweet misunderstandings. The curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. at STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St., Salem. For more information, visit, email, or call 866-811-4111.

Today is the last day to see “Score for a Color Field,” an exhibit of Floor van de Velde’s work exploring light, space, sound and color, at Cox gallery, 17 Cox Court, Beverly. For more information, contact Elizabeth Woodward at or 978-712-8858.