It’s the first Wednesday of the month and Salem’s downtown alleys will be filled with live music, art vendors and food trucks from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There’s yoga in Riverfront Park at 6 p.m. and a dance party in the alley behind 1859 Cider Co. 249 Liberty St. N.E. More info about the event can be found on Facebook.


The Radio Defense League bands together to re-create the golden age of radio to lull an alien beast back into its slumber. The improvised radio show will be performed live on the Capitol City Theater stage Friday at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 9:10 and tickets cost $10 online plus fees or $15 at the door. 210 Liberty St. S.E. More info can be found on the Capitol City website.

Eccentric indie/pop band Conducted by Forget Me Not will play at Taproot Lounge and Café Friday. The husband and wife duo Ryan and Amanda Cariker bring powerful, diverse instrumentals and warming acoustic sets to the venue starting at 9 p.m. 356 State St. More info can be found on Facebook.


A community-based event will fill a little park in Northeast Salem on Saturday. The Englewood Forest Festival marks its fourth year with an aerial dance show and other performances.

Event founder Lynn Takata said the festival aims to promote the creative spirit of Englewood with artists, musicians and workshops that showcase unique features of the park. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1300 19th St. N.E.  More info can be found on the Englewood Forest Festival website.


Deepwood Museum and Gardens is celebrating its 125th birthday this weekend. Head to the grounds for games, crafts and a performance from folk singer/ puppeteer Red Yarn.

There are two separate ticket times for the event to accommodate more people, noon to 3 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free, but advance registration is required because space is limited. 1116 Mission St. S.E.

Dances from around the globe will performed at the Capitol Rotunda this Saturday. Starting at 10 a.m. visitors can experience Multicultural Day at the Capitol with a Mexican folklore demonstration and dancing and a Bhangra team from the Sikh Seva Foundation. Tower tours will be given at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 900 Court St. N.E. More info can be found on Facebook.


The Avett Brothers, and American folk-rock band, and Lake Street Dive perform at the LB Day Amphitheater Sunday. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets cost between $35 to $85 plus fees and can be purchased online. 2330 17th St. N.E.

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