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WhirLocal Salem

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222 Commercial St NE PMB 2303
Salem, Oregon 97301

Are you ready for another weekend full of local events in Salem, Oregon? Check out what’s going on below and enjoy these opportunities to get involved in the community.

World Beat Gallery Reception “Welcome Spring”

Celebrate the unveiling of “Welcome Spring: Celebrations Around the World” at the World Beat Gallery! This new exhibit showcases how various cultures welcome the season of spring worldwide. The Gallery, located in the Salem Multicultural Institute, offers a year-round space for cultural communities to share their heritage.

Date: February 23, 2024
Time:  5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location: Salem Multicultural Institute // 390 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR
Cost: FREE

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Trivia Night at Ankeny Vineyard

Gather your friends for a trivia night at Ankeny Vineyard, filled with wine and wood-fired pizza to fuel your brains! Reserve your table ahead of time, as this popular event fills up quickly and walk-ins are difficult to accommodate.

Date: February 23, 2024
Time:  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: Ankeny Vineyard // 2565 Riverside Dr S, Salem, OR
Cost: FREE to play (view reservation information)

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Open Mic Night at RiverCity Rock Star Academy

Every last Friday of the month, RiverCity Rock Star Academy hosts its Open Mic Night on the Garage Stage. It’s a chance for solo artists and duets to showcase their talents acoustically or amplified from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, followed by full bands or jam sessions from 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM. This event is free, welcome to all ages, and is open to everyone. Participants can register online or simply show up to perform.

Date: February 23, 2024
Time:  7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: RiverCity Rock Star Academy // 2769 19th St SE, Salem, OR
Cost: FREE

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Live Music – THMPR

Catch THMPR’s experimental and improvisational sound at The Governor’s Cup! This Portland-based band delivers a unique blend of avant-garde jazz, funk, and more. Following the loss of their leader Ralph Carney in 2017, the group continues to honor his legacy with their innovative sound. Join them in Salem for a night of quirky, live exploration in sound that promises to be an unforgettable experience.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for an 8:00 PM show. 21+.

Date: February 23, 2024
Time:  8:00 PM
Location: The Governor’s Cup // 471 Court St NE, Salem, OR
Cost: $10 (view ticket information)

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Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show

The 2024 Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show is back at the Oregon State Fairgrounds on February 24th & 25th, with more exhibitors and a new seminar series. Proceeds from the show support OCEAN’s non-profit efforts, including an OSU marine science endowment and funding for safe bottom fish release.

Attendees can shop gear, engage with professionals, and enjoy a lineup of expert speakers covering a wide range of fishing topics. For show schedule and more details, visit their website.

Date: February 24 – 25, 2024
Time:  Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Sunday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Oregon State Fairgrounds // 2330 17th St NE, Salem, OR
Cost: Seminars + Trade Show: $20
Trade Show Only: $10
12 and under: Free
Parking: $5 per car

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Indoor Winter Market at Wavra Farms

Don’t miss the last few weekends of Wavra Farms’ Indoor Winter Market! Every Saturday from October until mid-March, their greenhouses turn into an Indoor Farmer’s Marketplace. With over 30 vendors on a rotating basis, you can shop a variety of products they make, grow, or raise.

Date: February 24, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Wavra Farms // 7882 Jordan St SE, Salem, OR
Cost: FREE

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80s Night Featuring STORM

Dress in your best 80’s glam rock attire and join the party at Honky Tonk Bar & Grill with STORM, a Northwest favorite tribute band known for their dynamic performances of 80’s hair metal and arena rock. With a $5 cover charge, arrive early to secure good seats and experience hits from legends like Warrant, Motley Crue, Journey, and Van Halen, among others. STORM brings the era back to life with powerful vocals, guitars, drums, and keys.

Date: February 24, 2024
Time: 8:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Location: Honky Tonk Bar & Grill // 2275 McGilchrist St SE, Salem, OR
Cost: $5 cover

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As we round out the month of February, Salem has a lineup of fun events for everyone. Whether you’re looking to enjoy 80s music, appreciate a local art gallery, or exercise your brain at trivia, Salem has something in store for you. Take a moment this weekend to be part of the community, enjoy unique experiences, and make new memories.

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