Author: Salem Weekly


Flash Fiction by R. S. Stewart The shoe shop had been empty all morning, and now that it was nearing noon, I decided to close while I ate my usual brown bag lunch packed the night before. I looked about me as no salesman would...

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On May 30th the OLCC issued a news release announcing a pause in the acceptance of new marijuana license applications. Steve Marks, Executive Director of the OLCC, stated “In order to ensure that the OLCC is fulfilling its...

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GUIDE to bee friendly planting

“Pollinators,” says Matthew Shepherd of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, “bees in particular—touch our lives every day. From the blueberries we put in our granola or smoothies at breakfast to the...

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The Mayor’s Task Force on Solutions for Downtown Homelessness held their fourth meeting Wed., April 4.  This session firmly focused on possible solutions for the many challenges earlier identified as relating to the many...

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The North East Neighbors Association (NEN) is determined to do something about the increasing problem of trash and litter on Salem’s city streets.  The association is sponsoring a series of clean-up days for the NEN and Grant...

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Let it Happen

A poem by Elizabeth Keyser   Asleep before the screen I woke to see      men black and white, African and American, working to save an orphaned elephant    ivory poachers left to die.           Wrapping her tenderly in blankets,...

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February 9, 2019

1:00 pm Clay-a-Thon @ Willamette Art Center

February 16, 2019

10:00 am On Love and Rage @ Bush Barn Art Center
10:00 am Fondue of You @ Youngberg Hill
10:00 am Featured Artists: Gallery Guides @ Bush Barn Art Center
8:00 pm Live Music: Danger Hill @ Venti’s Cafe & Basement Bar
9:00 pm The “Official” Crossover Event @ Founders Hall
9:00 pm The Standing LIVE at Mac’s! @ Mac’s Place

February 17, 2019

11:00 am Sunday Gathering @ Sacred Space Spiritual Community
7:00 pm Amy Bleu CD Release with Mae McCoy & Jon Fro @ The Space Concert Club

February 18, 2019

11:00 am No Host Drop-in Drawing & Painting MONDAYS @ Prince of Peace Episcopal Church
7:00 pm Monday night JAM hosted by the Monday Jammers @ Shotskis Woodfired Eats

February 19, 2019

10:00 am Oregon’s 160th Birthday Celebration @ Oregon Capitol Building
6:30 pm Tuesday Gathering @ Sacred Space Spiritual Community
7:00 pm Live Band Lounge Karaoke @ Venti’s Cafe & Basement Bar
7:00 pm Open Mic Night, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ Taproot Lounge & Cafe

February 21, 2019

7:30 pm Hymn Festival @ First Presbyterian Church

February 22, 2019

7:00 pm Last Friday Poetry Group: Susan Patterson @ The Book Bin – Salem
9:00 pm The Brian Odell Band at Venti’s Downtown @ Venti’s Cafe & Basement Bar
9:00 pm DL Down3r MR Suga Boom Boom Performing Live (21+) @ Shotskis Woodfired Eats
9:00 pm Forest Bailey @ Taproot Lounge & Cafe

February 23, 2019

7:00 pm The Van Rontens Trio @ Salem Ale Works
9:00 pm Rachel and TheRainKings Live! @ Taproot Lounge & Cafe

February 24, 2019

7:00 pm The Encrypted Winter Tour @ The Space Concert Club

February 28, 2019

10:00 am Jessica Ramey: Consumption @ Bush Barn Art Center
6:00 pm Requena Family Benefit Concert @ Shotskis Woodfired Eats
7:00 pm Midnight at the Masquerade @ The Old Spaghetti Factory
7:30 pm George Stone w/ Willamette Jazz Collective @ Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Rogers Music Center, Willamette University

March 1, 2019

March 2, 2019

9:00 pm Shotskis first Saturday Island parties! @ Shotskis Woodfired Eats

March 5, 2019

7:00 pm Open Mic Night, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays @ Taproot Lounge & Cafe
7:00 pm Willamette University Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert @ willamette University – Hudson Hall

March 7, 2019

10:30 am Suite Surrender
7:00 pm Willamette University Opera: Town Hall @ Willamette University – Smith Auditorium
7:00 pm Dmitri Matheny Group at Christo’s Pizzeria & Lounge Salem OR @ Christo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant
7:00 pm Open Mic at Venti’s: 1st Thursdays 2018 @ Venti’s Cafe & Basement Bar
7:30 pm Bibster Performing Live in Salem 21+ @ Shotskis Woodfired Eats

March 8, 2019

March 9, 2019

9:00 am Native Plant Sale and Scholarship Fundraiser @ Bauman’s Farm and Garden
7:30 pm Mel Brown Septet @ Christo’s Pizzeria and Restaurant

March 14, 2019

March 15, 2019

9:00 am Deepwood Plant Sale @ Deepwood Museum & Gardens

March 16, 2019

7:00 pm Southern Oregon Metal Bands Unite! @ Midway Music
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