Entertainment: Five things to do the first weekend of the new year Jan. 4-7
Like this topic? You may also like these photo galleries:AutoplayShow ThumbnailsShow CaptionsLast SlideNext SlideIvanaha Fusionn hosts an all-ages drag show at Shotskis Woodfired Eats on the first Sunday of every month.(Photo: Lipstickdivas / Special to the Statesman Journal)New year, new me?No, it's the same me, here with five things that you can do in Salem this weekend. Kick off the new year with some queens, play some chess, laugh a bit, learn some stuff.Find your inner queenWhat: Every first Sunday, this family-friendly event lets you enjoy food and an all-ages drag show hosted by Ivanaha Fusionn and the Lipstick Divas. Expect such things as celebrity impersonations and Disney characters.When: 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 7Where: Shotskis Woodfired Eats, 1230 State St., Salem.Cost: $8 for 18 and older, $5 for ages 5 to 17, free for ages 4 and youngerDiscover something new TEDxSalem will feature a full-day of activities, talks, interactive “recess” sessions, entertainment, lunch and snacks 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Salem Convention Center. $55, $45 for university, college and high school students in advance and $5 more at the door. Special to the Statesman Journal)What: Prepare for a full day of speakers, performances, refreshments, a catered lunch and a swag bag. Speakers will take on topics including birds, science, women and magic.When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6Where: Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. SE, Salem.Cost: $60 or $50 for studentsLaugh out loudCapitol City Theater hosts open mic night on Thursdays. (Photo: KOBBI R. BLAIR | Statesman Journ, KOBBI R. BLAIR / Statesman Journ)What: If you think you're funny or just need to laugh, go to this 18 and older comedy open mic night.When: 7:30 to 10 p.m., sign up at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. most Thursdays, including Jan. 4Where: Capitol City Theater, 210 Liberty St.