, Salem, MA

August 2, 2013

Best Bets for Friday, Aug. 2

The Salem News

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

Get out of the rain and into the Wenham Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for Free Fun Friday. Admission is free to the museum, at 132 Main St., Wenham, thanks to the Highland Street Foundation. Parking is free but limited; carpooling is encouraged. For more information, call 978-468-2377 or visit

What makes olive oil taste so good? Find out more about this kitchen staple's 6,000-year history during a talk by Perry McIntosh tonight at 5:30 at the Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St., Salem. No tickets or reservations required. For more information, visit, call 978-744-2540 or email

Two productions tonight ensure there's something theatrical for all ages to enjoy. For families, the Community House Theater presents "Seussical Jr.," a musical featuring Dr. Seuss’ characters who travel from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus and to the invisible world of the Whos. The curtain rises at 7:30 p.m. at the Community House, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. For ticket information, visit; for more details, check out Also at 7:30 tonight, History Alive! presents “Goodnight, Captain White,” Salem’s hysterical history-mystery written by Mark Stevick and directed by Jill Miriam Rogati, at The Griffen Theatre, 7 Lynde St., Salem. Tickets are $23 for general admission, $20 for seniors, and include bonbons and bubbly. For more information, visit