, Salem, MA

July 18, 2013

Best Bets for Thursday, July 18

The Salem News

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Celebrate summer at Peabody Essex Museum's PEM/PM: Midsummer Night with cocktails, conversation, Russian music, dance performances by the Barynya Dance Ensemble of New York City, and a tour of the Fabergé Revealed exhibit. The event takes place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at 161 Essex St. in Salem. Admission is free for museum members and Salem residents, and $10 for nonmembers. A cash bar will be available. For details, call 866-745-1876 or visit

Don't miss a visit from the Gravestone Girls at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library from 7 to 9 p.m. The Gravestone Girls' presentation, “Welcome to the Graveyard,” examines cemeteries, gravestones and the significance of the cemetery art from Colonial times to 21st century locations. Attendees will learn about cemetery art, history and symbolism with a local twist. The teen and adult program is free and open to the public, and will be held at 14 Union St. in South Hamilton. For details, visit

Boogie down with Digney Fignus as he performs Americana music at the second concert in the Castle Hill Summer Picnic Concert Series, from 7 to 9 p.m., at 290 Argilla Road in Ipswich. Gates open at 5 p.m. for picnicking and close once capacity is reached. Admission is payable at the gate, only, and costs $30 per car, $20 per car for members of The Trustees of Reservations, and $10 for walk-ins. For more information, visit, or call 978-356-4351.