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6:00 pm-9:00 pm
Members, college students and Salem residents (with ID) FREE, Nonmembers $12

PEM/PM, our after-hours party series, offers unconventional programming the third Thursday of every month. The evenings are structured around a fun or topical theme that connects to exhibitions and the museum collection and targets all types of creative individuals. Each PEM/PM features after-hours access to the museum galleries, interactive and art-focused experiences, an informal atmosphere including live music or DJ performances, tailored culinary offerings and a cash bar. There are multiple opportunities to interact with artists and performers, tinkerers and thinkers.

Also on the third Thursday of every month, the entire museum stays open from 10 am to 9:00 pm.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21 | Cup of Cheer

Take a break from last-minute holiday shopping and grab a festive cocktail, don your best ugly sweater, make your own snow globe and dance the night away to the season’s best sounds with BT/ALC Big Band.

Cash bar, special small plates menu from the Hawthorne Hotel.


Print Partner: Scarlet Letter Press & Gallery LLC
In-Kind Media Partner: 90.9 WBUR