Spend Some Time with Your Valentine This Weekend!


The Salem State University Theater Department presents “Bedroom Farce” this weekend and next at the Callan Studio Theater, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem.  The comedy debuted in England in 1975 and won two Tony Awards in 1979 for its Broadway production.  The Alan Ayckbourn play centers around three married couples struggling to let a fourth couple into their circle. www.salemstatetickets.com


Not a fan of Valentine’s Day, or facing the thought of going it alone? Then the Anti-Valentine Tour in Salem, Ma on Friday and Saturday nights might be just the thing you need! The tour focuses on murderous marriages, love gone wrong and the worst that Valentine’s Day has to offer.  Hosted by Salem Night Tour, more info at www.salemghosttours.com.  Or head to Boston to the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party at Longboards Restaurant and Bar on Wharf Street.  There will be drink and food specials and a raffle to cheer up at least the happy winner!  www.longboardsbar.com


Dance the night away at the annual Valentine’s Dance with Dan Gable at Newburyport City Hall.  From 6:30-10:00 pm you can enjoy the music, dance to your heart’s content (pun intended) and even take a swing dance lesson from 6:30-7:30. 


Are you more into jazz than swing dancing?  The Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead is hosting New Black Eagle Jazz Band on Friday from 8-10 pm.  The listening room at the coffeehouse is just the place to enjoy the live jazz band!  28 Mugford Street, Marblehead.


Take your BFF or go on your own to the Galentine’s Day Party at Peabody’s Black Box at 22 Foster Street.  It promises to be a fun-filled night of shopping, bubbly, bites, special guests, photo booth, mingling and music!  Pre-register at www.ne-arc.org


Head to the beautiful Garrison Inn in Newburyport and indulge in High Tea in the Ladyfinger Room.  This hidden gem is the prettiest and most feminine room in town, and your tea will be poured from antique silver pots and served in bone china tea cups.  A truly special way to spend some relaxing time on Sunday afternoon. http://www.garrisoninn.com/ladyfinger 


Share an evening with your little loves at the Valentine Day Family Dance Party at Riverwalk Brewing in Newburyport.  The family-friendly event takes place on Friday from 5-8.  The kids can dance, do crafts and fill up at the pizza buffet.  Adults will enjoy high end appetizers and amazing desserts.  There will be a photo booth to preserve your family memories, and of course, dancing!


Pack up the kids and go to Derry’s Frost Festival on Sunday from 11 am – 3 pm.  There will be a petting zoo, bonfire, ice sculptures, puppet show, sledding (BYOS), food, games and more!  The event is free and takes place at the Alexander Carr Playground at 28 Pierce Ave in Derry, NH.


Pretend the snow isn’t here and bring some greenery into your life!  Make a 6” seashell planter with succulents.  Saturday from 10-12 at Holten Street Creative Spaces, 88 Holten Street in Danvers.  Register in advance at www.holtenstreet.com, price includes all materials.


Practice your routine and join in Open Mic Night at Coffee & Cotton at 250 Jackson Street (4th floor) in Lowell.  Share your music, comedy, dance or anything you choose to express yourself.  Grab some food and drink, sign ups start at 7 pm, music starts at 8, free for all ages!


Open Houses!  The weather is looking spring-like for Sunday, so plan to check out some of the local open houses.  Or contact one of the team for specific addresses and times, or to schedule a private showing of any property currently on the market!