, Salem, MA

March 21, 2013

Best Bets for Thursday, March 21

The Salem News

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

Art historian Cynthia Fowler will offer a virtual museum tour through the works of abstract expressionism as part of a lecture series at the Salem Athenaeum. Fowler will explore the notion that the movement was an effort to find a visual language that could lift the world out of the devastation caused by World War II. The lecture starts at 7 p.m. at 337 Essex St., Salem. Cost is $15/nonmembers, $10/Athenaeum members, free for students with ID. Purchase tickets at the Athenaeum's website or by calling or 978-744-2540.

Interested in learning the ancient craft of pysanky Easter egg decorating? The Orthodox Church of St. John the Russian, at the intersection of Riley Avenue and Lafayette Road in Ipswich, will offer the first of two egg-decorating classes tonight from 7 to 9. Tools and special dyes will be provided, but participants should bring three or four uncooked white eggs, a pencil, a plumber’s-style candle in a holder, and an old, soft dish towel to work on. Reserve a spot by calling 978-380-6499.