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October 1, 2013

Haunted Happenings Calendar


The Salem News

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Salem Theatre Company presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, 3 p.m., Oct. 3 to 6; Oct. 10 to 13; Oct. 17 to 19. Winner of the Tony Award for best play, this drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of contemporary society. Artistic Director John Fogle directs. Tickets cost $25 adults, $20 senior citizens, $10 students. 978-790-8546, SalemTheatre.com.

Tales & Tombstones Trolley Tours, Oct. 4 to 6, 11 to 13, 18 to 20, 25 to 27, first tour departs at 6 p.m. from 8 Central St. Tour and explore Salem of the shadows. Presented by Salem Trolley. Tour is approximately one hour. Tickets cost $20 adults, $15 senior citizens, $10 children ages 6 to 14. Reservations required. 978-744-5469, www.SalemTrolley.com.

Wicked Weekends at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, Oct. 5 to 6, 12 to 13, 19 to 20, 26 to 27, noon to 6 p.m., 7 Lynde St. Entertainment abounds at Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre with face painting and appearances by Hell Boy, Beetlejuice, Zombie George, and more. T-shirt and postcard giveaways to those waiting in line. Character appearances vary depending on availability. Weather permitting. 978-825-0222, GallowsHillSalem.com.

Tales and Ales, Oct. 4, 5, 10, 11, 13, 17, 19, 24, 25, and 26, 9 to 10 p.m., Gallows Hill Museum/Theatre, 7 Lynde St. Join Sir Arthur Hennessey for a chilling late night event as he recounts terrifying tales of ghosts and madness. Prior to the presentation, complimentary samplings of local ales from Pamplemousse will be served. Reservations are strongly recommended. Tickets $22, samplings included. 978-825-0222, GallowsHillSalem.com.

Messages from the Spirit World, Oct. 4 to 6, 11 to 13, 18 to 20, 25 to 27, events are 8 to 9:30 p.m. or 9 to 10:30 p.m., 184 Essex St. Step into the Spirit Parlor of Omen and experience an authentic séance in Salem with true spirit mediums who were born with the ability to connect with loved ones on the other side. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Professor Wunders’ School of Magic, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, 11 a.m. to noon., 7 Lynde St. Learn the basics of magic, cast exciting spells with Professor Wunders and receive a magic glow ring as a gift. $12 person. Free pictures with Professor Wunders after the show. 978-825-0222, GallowsHillSalem.com.

The Scientist and the Monster, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Salem Athenaeum, 337 Essex St. When does science go too far? What are its limitations? The scientist in literature is often represented as “mad” because of the lengths he is willing to go to advance science. Four of the most important works of the 19th century bring readers face-to-face with the scientist’s dilemma: “Frankenstein,” “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” “The Island of Dr. Moreau” and Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” These works are structurally sophisticated and pose far-reaching questions that have not all been answered. These ideas are explored in a five-week lecture series appropriate for all ages. Details at www.SalemAthenaeum.net/events or 978-744-2540.

Salem Farmers Market, every Thursday in October, 3 to 7 p.m., excluding Oct. 31, Derby Square. More than 30 vendors offer fresh produce, bread, cheeses, seafood, chowder, wine, meats, pasta, art items and more. Different activities take place each week, including cooking demonstrations, music and other sponsored activities. 978-744-0004, SalemMainStreets.org.

The Salem Haunted Magic Show, Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31, shows at 6 and 9 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 12, 19, 20, 27, at Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W. Brand new 90-minute interactive magic and mind reading show. Tickets cost $30, $40 front row. Tickets available online and at the door. 888-830-0038, www.TheSalemMagicShow.com.

“Goodnight, Captain White,” Friday, Oct. 11 and 18, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12 and 19, 4 to 6 p.m. and 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 13 and 20, 4 to 6 p.m., Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex St. The creators of “Cry Innocent” present “Goodnight, Captain White,” a story set in 1830 about a crime worth laughing about. All friends and well-wishers are invited to attend the retirement party of Captain Joseph White’s favorite ship, the Caroline, but the magnanimous invitation lures a host of enemies and ill-wishers into the perfect opportunity to murder the rich, old captain. Allegiances twist and turn, foibles are exposed, depravities revealed. It’s up to the audience and an undercover Daniel Webster to figure out who did it and how. Reservations and tickets at GoodnightCaptainWhite.BrownPaperTickets.com or 978-825-0222.

Legacy of the Hanging Judge, Oct. 11 to 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 7:15 to 11 p.m.; and Oct. 31, 7:15 to 10 p.m.,The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Scenes from the witchcraft hysteria are re-enacted in this presentation acted in the rooms of Hawthorne’s birthplace. Performances begin every five to 10 minutes, lasting for about 35 minutes. 978-744-0991, www.7Gables.org.

Spirits of the Gables, Oct. 11 to 13, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, 7:15 to 11 p.m.; and Oct. 31, 7:15 to 10 p.m., The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St. Witness two families entangled by a curse in this presentation of “The House of the Seven Gables” acted in the mansion that inspired the story. Performances begin every five to 10 minutes, lasting for about 35 minutes. 978-744-0991, www.7Gables.org.

Haunted Happenings Carnival, Monday to Friday, 2 to 9 p.m., Saturday to Sunday, noon to 10 p.m., Oct. 18 to 31, Derby Street. Step right up to Fiesta Shows while visiting Salem and ‘act your age somewhere else.’ Games, rides and more fun.

Salem Theatre Company presents Dracula’s Guest: A journey into terror, Oct. 24 to 31, 45-minute shows at 5, 7 and 9 p.m., STC Theater, 90 Lafayette St. Tickets $15. 978-790-8546, SalemTheatre.com.

Thursday, Oct. 3

Author visit and book signing, 6 to 7 p.m., Salem Witch Museum, 191/2 N. Washington Square. Meet Marilynne K. Roach, author of “Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials,” and get a signed copy of her new book, which works to reconstruct the events of the Salem Witch Trials and examines the entire experience of the Trials through a historically intimate narrative. Free. Reservations recommended. 978-744-1692, SalemWitchMuseum.com.

Cask Beer Night, 6 to 8 p.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St. Gulu Gulu is filling a pumpkin with Cape Ann Brewing Company’s Pumpkin Stout and adding a tap. Fresh pint poured from pumpkin for $5. Tapped at 6 p.m. 978-740-8882, GuluGuluCafe.com.

Haunted Happenings Grand Parade, 6:30 to 8 p.m., downtown. This Salem tradition kicks off Haunted Happenings with pageantry, music, and the enthusiasm of thousands of Salem’s students from kindergarten to college. This year’s theme is “Books Come Alive!” Parade begins at Shetland Park and ends at Salem Common. 978-744-0004, Salem-Chamber.org.

Friday, Oct. 4

Mayor’s Night Out in Salem, 3 to 10 p.m., downtown. In partnership with Salem’s attractions and museums, Mayor Kim Driscoll welcomes Salem residents to Mayor’s Night Out in Salem. Salem residents with ID are admitted for free to attractions and museums with free parking in the East India Mall garage after 4 p.m. Look for “Mayor’s Night Out” signs at participating businesses. 978-745-9595.

The Big Draw Festival, 5 to 8 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. This year PEM joins the internationally acclaimed campaign that is celebrated for its ambitious reach and simple goal: to get everyone drawing. Come create a sketchbook, discover the meditative benefits of Zentangle or leave a mark on the world in sidewalk paint. Grab a crayon and bring an imagination; remember, everyone can draw if given the chance. 978-745-9500, PEM.org.

Trick or Treat with the Mayor, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., East India Fountain on the Pedestrian Mall. Join Mayor Driscoll for trick-or-treating starting at the East India Fountain. Attendees will trick or treat along the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, the Museum Place Mall shops, and beyond. Trick or treat bags provided, costumes encouraged. 978-745-9595, Salem.com.

Saturday, Oct. 5

Caine’s Arcade Global Challenge at the Phoenix School, 9 a.m. to noon, 89 Margin St. A global day of fun as teams create arcade games out of cardboard, recycled materials, tape and imagination. All ages. Register team at PhoenixSchool.org. Donation of $10 per team. 978-741-0870.

Furniture in Context: Furnishing Salem’s Federal Period Homes, 10 a.m. to noon, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. Dean Lahikainen, PEM’s Carolyn and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Art, reviews the furniture selections for the restorations of PEM’s Peirce-Nichols and Gardiner-Pingree houses. Held in conjunction with the Four Centuries of Massachusetts Furniture Initiative. Reservations by Oct. 3. $15 PEM members, $25 nonmembers. 978-745-9500, PEM.org.

The Big Draw Festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. This year PEM joins the internationally acclaimed campaign that is celebrated for its ambitious reach and simple goal: to get everyone drawing. Come create a sketchbook, discover the meditative benefits of zentangle or leave a mark on the world in sidewalk paint. Grab a crayon and bring an imagination; remember, everyone can draw if given the chance. 978-745-9500, PEM.org.

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. Shop for items unique to Salem, be entertained by street performers, and listen to music. More than 100 vendors will be present. Hosted by the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Salem-Chamber.org.

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Washington Square. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch “Casper the Friendly Ghost” under the stars. Free. www.Radio929.com.

Radio Scotvoid at Gulu Gulu, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St. One of Gulu’s longtime DJs experiments with soul and eight-bit music to create something unique. 978-740-8882, GuluGuluCafe.com.

Sunday, Oct. 6

Haunted Biz Baz Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Essex Street Pedestrian Mall. Shop for items unique to Salem, be entertained by street performers, and listen to music. More than 100 vendors will be present. Hosted by the Salem Chamber of Commerce. Salem-Chamber.org.

Story Trails: Maxed Out, 2 to 3 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. Be inspired to draw outside the lines with “Art & Max” by David Wiesner. Program for children ages 5 to 8 with adult. 978-745-9500, PEM.org.

Thursday, Oct. 10

Dank Blakeslee as Doctor Gasp!, 8 to 11 p.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St. Folk favorite Dan Blakeslee sings about phantom fish and other ghoulish tales. 978-740-8882, GuluGuluCafe.com.

Friday, Oct. 11

Meet Celebrity Kane Hodder, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 285 Derby St. Come to Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery and meet Kane Hodder, an actor and stuntman who played famous horror movie villains, including Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th.” Hodder will be available for a meet and greet and autographs. 978-740-0500, NightmareGallery.com.

Lowman at the Gulu Gulu, 8 to 11 p.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St. Lowman, an independent and alternative group from Somerville, will perform. 978-740-8882, GuluGuluCafe.com.

Saturday, Oct. 12

Meet Celebrity Kane Hodder, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 285 Derby St. Come to Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery and meet Kane Hodder, an actor and stuntman who played famous horror movie villains, including Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th.” Hodder will be available for a meet and greet and autographs. 978-740-0500, NightmareGallery.com.

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Washington Square. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch “The Haunted Mansion” under the stars. Free. www.Radio929.com.

Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin, 8 to 11 p.m., Gulu Gulu Café, 247 Essex St. Daniel Ouellette and the Shobijin, an electronic band, will perform. 978-740-8882, GuluGuluCafe.com.

Sunday, Oct. 13

Meet Celebrity Kane Hodder, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 285 Derby St. Come to Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery and meet Kane Hodder, an actor and stuntman who played famous horror movie villains, including Jason Voorhees in “Friday the 13th.” Hodder will be available for a meet and greet and autographs. 978-740-0500, NightmareGallery.com.

25th Annual Halloween Witch Ride, 1 to 5 p.m., annual Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser by motorcycle enthusiasts from across the state. Scenic ride from Boston Harley-Davidson on Route 16 in Everett to Shetland Park in Salem. All bikes welcome. 508-898-3375, secure.mdausa.org/witchride/. For weather delays and cancellations the day of the ride, visit BostonHOG.com.

Thursday, Oct. 17

Kung Fu Fighting — PEM/PM Evening Party, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. The Devil Music Ensemble will perform its original score for one of the only remaining feature length martial arts film from China’s silent era, “Red Heroine.” The film was made at the height of the martial arts craze in 1920s Shanghai, and is a lively tale about the rise of a woman warrior and features the genre’s then-characteristic blend of pulp and mystical derring-do. See a Kung Fu demonstration and learn about its history, create art, join in a game and more. Free/PEM members and Salem residents with ID, $10 nonmembers. Cash bar. Refreshments available for purchase in the Atrium Cafe. 978-745-9500, PEM.org.

Keep Our Dead Alive — Welcome to the Graveyard, 7:30 to 9 p.m., 191/2 Washington Square. The Gravestone Girls present a 90-minute virtual tour for attendees to experience local cemeteries and gravestones from the colonial era to the 21st century. $30 admission. Advanced ticket sales only at SalemWitchMuseum.com/GraveyardGirls.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Art and Nature Center Re-Opening with “Beyond Human” Exhibition, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St. Take a walk on the wild side of art as PEM celebrates the opening of the redesigned Art & Nature Center. Meet participating artists from “Beyond Human, Artist-Animal Collaborations,” learn to dance like a bird, contribute to the collaborative environmental rangoli, and more. Free admission. 978-745-9500, PEM.org.

Providence Grays Baseball Game, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Salem Common. Watch baseball the way it was played during the time of the Civil War. The Providence Grays take on the Brooklyn Atlantics in two 1864-style vintage baseball games. See how much the game has changed since the time of no gloves, wool uniforms, and heavy wooden bats. ProvidenceGrays.org.

Annual Children’s Halloween Parade & Costume Party, noon to 3 p.m., Salem Common and 89 Margin St. Children ages 3 to 10 are invited to Salem Common in costume to parade down Essex Street to a costume competition in Derby Square. Parade registration at 11 a.m., parade begins at noon. Costume party from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Phoenix School. Rain location, 89 Margin St. $10 admission for both events. PhoenixSchool.org.

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Washington Square. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas” under the stars. Free. www.Radio929.com.

The Dark Tarot, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 2 St. Peter St. The Dark Tarot is a multimedia show with live music by Calamus; theatrical dance by Mahsati, Aria Michaels Paradise, Zehara Nachash, and others; spoken word by Margaret McGilvray and Mary Ann Smith; video art; and improvised tarot readings to honor the souls of the dead. If desired, bring a photo or memorabilia of loved ones to place on the altar. $20 person. 339-203-1307, www.SpiralLightProductions.com.

Spectral Evidence Ghost Hunting 101, 8 to 11:30 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W. Journey into the unknown with ghost hunter, author, and radio personality Ron Kolek and his team, and learn how to become a paranormal investigator like the ones seen on TV. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Gedney Glows, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Gedney House, 21 High St. Explore Gedney House by the glow of lantern light and see why it’s not a typical historic house tour. See the architecture of a 17th-century Salem shipbuilder’s home in a new light. Stand inside the chimney, explore dark nooks and crannies, and see original paint treatments from the late 1600s. There will be two tours: first from 5:15 to 6 p.m.; second from 6 to 6:45 p.m. $10 general, $5 Historic New England members. Advance reservations strongly suggested. Details and reservations at 978-744-0440 or www.historicnewengland.org.

Portal to the Spirit World, 7 to 9 p.m., 184 Essex St. Join paranormal expert Rosemary Ellen Guiley for a voyage to the shadowy doorway that bridges this world with the afterlife. Since ancient times, darkened mirrors have been used as powerful portals to the spirit world. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Friday, Oct. 25

Official Salem Witches’ Halloween Ball, 7:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W. Join Christian Day and the witches of Salem with guests Dragon Ritual Drummers for a night of magic, music, and powerful rituals at Salem’s most magical Halloween party. Dance in the Grand Ballroom, feast on hors d’oeuvres, and participate in the costume contest for a chance to win up to $1,000 cash. This year’s theme is “The Witches Familiar.” Details and tickets at FestivaloftheDead.com/witchesball.

Halloween Costume Ball, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex St. $40 general admission includes passed hors d’oeuvres. $50 VIP section includes displayed and passed hors d’oeuvres. Grand Prize of $500 for best costume. Tickets and details at colonialhallatrockafellas.com.

Saturday, Oct. 26

The Devil’s Chase 6.66 Miler, 8 a.m. to noon, Salem Willows. Race starts at Salem Willows and travels 6.66 miles around Salem. Cash prizes awarded to best male and female devil in the race. Prizes awarded for best devil costume and best Halloween costume. Refreshments, entertainment, music and awards ceremony will take place after the race. Race registration at http://www.bnseventmanagement.com/events/DevilsChase.html.

Harvest Fest, 2 to 8 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 94 Washington Square. Salem’s largest wine, mead, and craft beer festival. Ticket includes wine, mead and beer from Europe, the Americas, and Australia; live music; and more. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Two sessions: first from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; second from 5:30 to 8 p.m. 978-745-2900, SalemHarvestFest.com.

Radio 92.9 Haunted Movie Series on Salem Common, 6:30 to 8 p.m., 18 Washington Square. Bring a blanket or beach chair to watch “Hocus Pocus” under the stars. Free. www.Radio929.com.

The Festival of Light, 7 to 9 p.m., Finz, 76 Wharf St. Magika presents its first-ever Festival of Living, Light and Love, a celebration with the spirits of ancestors. Participate in a Samhain Circle to honor loved ones who have passed over, and be blessed by hereditary Strega Lori Bruno. Food prepared by Finz; cash bar available. Dance to music spun by DJ ResQ. Prizes awarded for best costume. $75 person, ages 21 and up, only. 978-740-9297.

The Dark Tarot, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and 9 to 10 p.m., St. Peter’s Church, 2 St. Peter St. The Dark Tarot is a multimedia show with live music by Calamus; theatrical dance by Mahsati, Aria Michaels Paradise, Zehara Nachash, and others; spoken word by Margaret McGilvray and Mary Ann Smith; video art; and improvised tarot readings to honor the souls of the dead. If desired, bring a photo or memorabilia of loved ones to place on the altar. $20 person. 339-203-1307, www.SpiralLightProductions.com.

The Annual Halloween Ball at the Hawthorne Hotel, 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., 18 Washington Square W. The annual costume party and ball features food, music, and controlled chaos interrupted only by a costume contest with up to $1,500 in prizes. This year’s theme is “Nightmare on Hawthorne Boulevard”; come as your worst nightmare. 978-744-4080, Hawthornehotel.com/Halloween.

Fifth Annual Zombie Prom, 8 p.m. to midnight, Victoria Station, 86 Wharf St. Petrifying costumes, non-stop dance party, crowning of a Prom King & Queen. More than 400 zombies attended last year. 978-745-3400, VictoriaStationSalem.com.

Wicked Night on the Wharf, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Salem Waterfront Hotel, 225 Derby St. The Salem Waterfront Hotel hosts its annual party with a DJ playing the latest hits all night long, signature appetizers, and a cash bar. Costumes are a must for the annual costume contest. Tickets should be purchased in advance. 978-740-8788, SalemWaterfrontHotel.com.

Halloween Costume Ball, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex St. $45 general admission includes passed hors d’oeuvres. $55 VIP section includes displayed and passed hors d’oeuvres. Grand Prize of $1,000 for best costume. Tickets and details at colonialhallatrockafellas.com.

Sunday, Oct. 27

The Mourning Tea, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square E. Join Salem witches Leanne Marrama and Heather MacDonald for a three-course high tea in grand Victorian tradition. Wear mourning attire and celebrate the lives of the dearly departed and share stories, add photos and mementos to the Salem Witches’ Book of the Dead, enjoy live music and poetry, and receive messages in the tea leaves. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Children’s Halloween Party, 2 to 4 p.m., Colonial Hall at Rockafellas, 231 Essex St. $7 children, $15 adults. DJ, dancing, games, light snacks and lots of fun. Tickets and details at colonialhallatrockafellas.com.

Trick or Treat on the Wharf, 5 to 6 p.m., Pickering Wharf. Visit the shops and restaurants on Pickering Wharf for pumpkin carving, face painting, tricks, treats and more. pickeringwharf.com.

The Dumb Supper Dinner with the Dead, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W. Join the Salem witches as they honor the dead with a dinner observed in utter silence. Salem warlock Christian Day hosts a banquet where the only sound heard is music chosen in memory of the departed. Bring photos and mementos to summon the souls of loved ones on the other side and partake in the most solemn of all the ceremonies of witchcraft. The Dumb Supper is an ancient tradition where the dead attend the living for a magical night of communion. 978-666-0765, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Monday, Oct. 28

Speaking to the Dead with Laurie Cabot, 7 to 9 p.m., 184 Essex St. Join Salem’s official witch Laurie Cabot to learn how to communicate with loved ones on the other side. High priestess and founder of the Cabot Tradition of Witchcraft, Cabot will guide attendees to the other world and help them communicate with loved ones who have passed on. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Conjuring Spirits, 8 to 10 p.m., 184 Essex St. Join modern-day Salem warlock Christian Day as he teaches attendees necromancy, the world’s most forbidden magic. From the earliest history, the necromantic arts have offered the power to conjure and commune with the dead who may share visions of the future and aid attendees with their magic. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Keep Our Dead Alive ­— Welcome to the Graveyard, 7:30 to 9 p.m., 191/2 Washington Square. The Gravestone Girls present a 90-minute virtual tour for attendees to experience local cemeteries and gravestones from the Colonial era to the 21st century. $30 admission. Advanced ticket sales only at SalemWitchMuseum.com/GraveyardGirls.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Shock Top Beer Garden, 4 to 9:45 p.m., Federal and Washington streets. Enjoy the Radio 92.9 Concert Stage and Shock Top seasonal beer. No cover charge. Ages 21 and up. www.MyRadio929.com.

The Salem Witches’ Magic Circle, 5 to 7 p.m., Salem Common. Every Halloween night, the Salem witches gather on Salem Common. Join Christian Day, Lorelei, Leanne Marrama and the witches of Salem with the Dragon Ritual Drummers for a free celebration of loved ones who have crossed over. 978-666-0763, FestivaloftheDead.com.

Tricks, Treats, and Treasures, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Phillips House, 34 Chestnut St. Take a stroll up historic Chestnut Street and join the sea chantey-singing Salem pirates on Halloween night. This special family-friendly event is free and takes place during Salem’s official trick-or-treating hours. 978-744-0440, HistoricNewEngland.org.

#ScreamOutLoud with Sharon Needles, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Hawthorne Hotel, 18 Washington Square W. Go Out Loud presents an outrageous dance party and concert performance on Halloween night featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles: The PG-13 Tour. Additional music by Kiss 108’s DJ Gay Jim Clerkin and Scary Mary with a special Hocus Pocus 20th anniversary tribute. Cash bars with complimentary food. Event expected to sell out; purchase tickets in advance at GoOutLoud.com/Halloween.

Projection Mapping Performance, 9 to 10 p.m., Tabernacle Church, 50 Washington St. Interactive performance will combine mind-blowing visuals with modern energetic music that will keep eyes, ears, and bodies fully immersed in the unique experience. Watch as high-end graphics move across the sharp edges of the Tabernacle Church and conform to the beats of the music. 978-821-9099, NightRideVisuals.com.

Halloween Finale Fireworks, 10 p.m., at the top of Washington Street and Bridge Street. Celebrate the end of the Salem Haunted Happenings festival with fireworks over the North River. www.salem.com.