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March 1, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, March 1

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

Holten Richmond Theater Organization's re-scheduled performance of the musical “Bugsy Malone Jr.,” featuring tap-dancing flappers and gangsters from the Roaring '20s, starts at 7 p.m. at Holten Richmond Middle School, 55 Conant St., Danvers. Tickets cost $10 and are available at the door; tickets that were purchased for the original show in February will be honored at tonight's performance. Raffle tickets and refreshments will be on sale during intermission. Can't catch tonight's performance? Don't fret. Performances will also run tomorrow at 1 and 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Lopes at 978-774-2039 or

Get your filling of animation and food during a screening of Disney's “Up” at The Church of the Holy Name. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the church's Remick Hall, located at the corner of Monument Avenue and Thomas Road in Swampscott. A light supper will be served and will include pizza, boneless wings, salads, popcorn, various ice cream products, cookies and brownies. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 12 to 16, and free for children ages 11 and under. The public is welcome and should use the church's entrance at 40 Hardy Road. For more information, visit

Get your monthly dosage of retail therapy during Salem Main Streets' First Friday festivities, which include special events, cooking demonstrations, live music, art showings and other creative events, and special discounts and promotions from participating downtown and Pickering Wharf businesses. Some participating shops will remain open later than their normal business hours. March's First Friday events are part of a cross-promotion with Disney and revolve around a scavenger hunt themed “Oz the Great and Powerful.” To participate, check in with eight participating First Friday businesses then submit your check-in cards at CinemaSalem for a chance to win a prize pack. For more information, vist

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