, Salem, MA

July 12, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, July 12

The Salem News

---- — Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

Art doesn't just hang on the wall. Through July 21, enjoy "Art Grows Here," an annual self-guided tour of large outdoor art installations, sculpture, dance, poetry, musical performances, theater, street performers and more by local artists throughout Hamilton and Wenham. For more information, visit

Curious about publishing your book online? Jim DeFilippi and Dick Scott, novelists working in e-publishing, will show you how easy it is after writing a book, to format, design a cover and publish it on sites that make it immediately accessible to readers. No tickets or reservations are required. Their talk takes place at 5:30 p.m. at the Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem, as part of the athenaeum's Summer Salon Series. For more information, visit, call 978-744-2540 or email

Calling all comedians, musicians and performers: The Oniontown Community Variety Show features local talent from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. There will be an open mike for walk-in performers as time allows. Admission is $5 for non-performers. Refreshments will be available. To perform, contact Dan Tremblay at 978-777-2711.