Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

11.18.16 Review by Steve Duffy – The year is 1926, and magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident, were it not for a No-Maj (American…

Raw Art Works Opens “In a Word” at Blue Ox

11.15.16 Earlier this evening Raw Art Works supporters and alumni gathered at the Blue Ox to celebrate the opening of In a Word. In RAW’s 2013 exhibit, “In a Word,” our young artists unearthed words not commonly used and created new words that described issues, situations, and qualities that our current words do not capture.…

Places Serving Free Thanksgiving Meals 2016

11.15.16 Here is the annual list of places serving free Thanksgiving meals in the area. Spanish translation below. Thanks to LynnHappens reader Kecia Rideout for finding the original PDF’s so they could be converted to text! Thanksgiving  Dinners  on November  24, 2016 Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers, Lynn, Gloucester, and Saugus All meals are free of…

Photos from Visionspace’s Pop-up Art Show

11.13.16 On Saturday, November 12th, Visionspace Gallery in City Hall Square held what they called a “Pop-up art show” with live painting by featured artists Jessie Nocella, Laura Cabrera, Emilie Errié and Rachel Rose. Plus, anyone could join in the live painting with their own canvas. Music was provided by The Notorious BKS. To see…

West Side Story

11.11.16 Theatre Review by Steve Duffy – Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the ‘American’ Jets and the ‘Puerto Rican’ Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world filled with hate, violence, and prejudice is one of this…

5 Questions: Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers

11.9.16 To purchase tickets to see The Righteous Brothers perform at the Lynn Auditorium November 18th visit www.lynnauditorium.com 5 Questions is a series by Steve Duffy – Get ready to have “The Time of Your Life” as The Righteous Brothers, featuring Bill Medley with Bucky Heard, bring the legendary sound of “blue-eyed soul” to the…

Our Attempt to Document Election Night

11.9.16 One final post on the 2016 election. Last night, photographer/intern Emilie Errié and I (your editor, Seth Albaum) along with Ryan Robbins figured we’d hit up a few local watering holes to get reactions as results came in. I wanted to stay within close proximity to City Hall, and only strayed to go to the…

The 2016 Election Numbers in Lynn

Now that we all know the results, let’s see how Lynn voted. This information is courtesy of the City Election Office and also available on cityoflynn.net – Election Summary Report | UNOFFICIAL RESULTS STATE ELECTION LYNN, MA Summary For Jurisdiction Wide, All Counters, All Races 11/08/16 22:00:59   Registered Voters 52485 – Cards Cast 66421…

Art by Tali Marotz on Display at Land of a Thousand Hills

10.7.16 On Saturday Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee on Munroe Street hosted an opening reception for artist Tali Marotz, whose work is currently on display. The event featured live jazz and a some complimentary snacks in addition to the regular cafe fare. For more information on the artist, visit www.talimarotz.com It’s LynnHappens policy not…

Raising Money for Rich Viger’s Christmas Parade

On Friday, November 4th, people and donations poured in to Old Tyme Italian on Boston Street to raise money for the annual Christmas Eve Parade, named after its founder Rich Viger. Raffle prizes were impressive, from excellent seats to sporting events to boat trips. Donations can be sent to – Jay Walsh 15 Avon Street…

United Way’s North Shore AmeriCorps Team Takes Pledge of Service

11.4.16   United Way’s North Shore AmeriCorps team joined over 1,000 AmeriCorps members today at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston for “Opening Day.”  The United Way AmeriCorps team members who will be working this year in Lynn and Salem today took their national “pledge of service” at a Mass Service Alliance event headlined by…