Open Level Hip Hop Master Class with Shakia Johnson: 3:05-4:20 p.m. March 6, Salem State University, O’Keefe Complex, Studio 303, 225 Canal St., Salem. Free. For information: 978-542-6365; http://salemstate.edu/arts. Hip-hop artist Shakia Johnson will host this master class where all skill levels are welcome. Johnson has choreographed and directed over 50 hip-hop, modern and lyrical works performed around the country and has opened for concerts by Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Omarion.
National Parks Movie Night: Water Everywhere: 4 and 7 p.m. March 6, Salem Armory Visitor Center’s theater, 2 New Liberty St. For information: 978-740-1650. Salem Maritime National Historic Site, partnering with Essex National Heritage Area, will host a film series celebrating some of the 419 National Park Service sites in the United States. This is the third month of National Park Service Visitor Center orientation films.
“Art and Craft”: March 6-8 and March 13-15, The Salem Inn, 7 Summer St. Cost: $40. For information: http://saleminnma.com/artandcraft. History Alive Inc. and The Salem Inn, 7 Summer St., will present “Art and Craft,” an interactive weekend of mystery and awakening. This weekend-long theatrical experience will have guests investigate paranormal happenings, collaborate with local experts, explore the inn’s historic buildings and solve a mystery.
Ghost Stories and Folklore Series: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 7, SATV, 285 Derby St., Salem. For information: 978-777-2711. Heritage Films Theater will present a Ghost Stories and Folklore Series program, short stories on film of the historic North Shore. Reservations suggested. For all ages. Pay by donation.
“Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow” Artists Talk: 2-3:30 p.m. March 11, Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, 352 Lafayette St. Free. For information: 978-542-6365; http://salemstate.edu/arts. Artists Nayda Cuevas, Raquel Fornasaro and Evelyn Rydz will join curator Allison Maria Rodriguez to discuss the work in the exhibition and their inclusion of climate justice in their creative practice.
Writers Series: Brian Brodeur and Javier Zamora: 7:30 p.m. March 26, Salem State University, Ellison Campus Center, 1 Meier Drive. For information: 978-542-6365; http://salemstate.edu/arts. SSU will host an evening of award-winning poetry by Salem State alum Brian Brodeur, who has published five poetry collections and is currently an assistant professor at Indiana University East where he also coordinates the Veterans Writing Workshop of Richmond, Indiana. Javier Zamora is a Salvadoran American poet and activist. His work explores borderland politics and race and the ways in which immigration and the civil war have impacted his family. Sponsored in conjunction with the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.
Fran Vielma: Venezuelan Jazz Collective: 7:30 p.m. March 30, Salem State University, Recital Hall, 71 Loring Ave. For information: 978-542-6365; http://salemstatetickets.com. This jazz ensemble is comprised of world-class musicians from Venezuela and other Latin American countries. Their shared musical background of Caribbean and South American genres blended with their knowledge of jazz traditions and music from the concert hall creates a unique evening of music. This concert is free to Salem residents. Advance reservations are encouraged.
“Photos by Lois”: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Mondays, 2-9 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays through March 14, SATV, 285 Derby St., Salem. For information: 978-740-9432. SATV will host “Photos by Lois,” 41 new works by Lois Harvey, framed by the Art Corner of Salem.
“Awaken: Conjuring Our Tomorrow”: through March 13, Salem State University, Winfisky Gallery, 352 Lafayette St. For information: 978-542-6365; http://salemstate.edu/arts. This group exhibition, curated by Allison Maria Rodriguez, features eight Latina artists exploring climate justice issues in their practice. The works in this exhibition navigate a space in between the mathematical and the fantastical and suggests that people must harness the power of both science and magic to generate the prospect of a collective future. A community reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 29. The Winfisky Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Zach Brown exhibit: through April 8, Salem Art Gallery, 64 Bridge St. For information: http://salemartgallery.com. “Strange Familiars: Selected Works of Zach Brown” will consist of a selection of paintings from Pennsylvania artist Zach Brown, that are in-line with Salem Art Gallery’s macabre aesthetic and penchant for controversial and groundbreaking works.