CHECK OUT: Holiday shopping, choral concert or a comedy show about gender

(Anna CK Smith/Salem Reporter) There’s only one week until Thanksgiving. Wednesday Colorado singer-songwriter Daniel Rodriguez will ply melodic hooks alongside poetic and contemplative folk songs at The Governor’s Cup Wednesday night. The show starts at 6 p.m. 471 Court St NE. Thursday It’s the last weekend to catch Willamette University’s[Read More…]


CHECK OUT: Pottery for charity, a mushroom show or a holiday bazaar

The annual Empty Bowls fundraiser is this weekend. (Courtesy/ Willamette Art Center) Saturday This weekend, visitors to the Oregon State Fairgrounds can purchase handmade bowls, while also helping feed the area’s hungry. Each year, the Willamette Art Center hosts the annual Empty Bowls benefit sale to donate to the Marion-Polk[Read More…]


CHECK OUT: Hocus Pocus, Halloween costume contests or orchestra concerts

Students in costume flood into South Salem past a Batman-themed room during Halloween last year. (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Wednesday Three centuries have passed since the Sanderson sisters were executed for practicing dark witchcraft and this Wednesday they’ll return to life during the screening of Hocus Pocus at Capitol City Theater.[Read More…]

Bootlegger’s Ball brings prohibition-themed fun to Willamette Heritage Center

Jessica & Richard Bell attend the Bootlegger’s Ball. (Mary Louise VanNatta/Special to Salem Reporter) The Willamette Heritage Center (WHC) transformed Oct. 22 into the Heritage Hideaway for its Bootlegger’s Ball. This 20s-themed gala was a fundraiser to support the nonprofit museum that sits on Mission Street. WHC features historic homes,[Read More…]