On Saturday, November 29 starting at 2 p.m., hundreds of children and families from Malden gathered for the annual Parade of Holiday Traditions. The parade lined up along Waite Street Extension and traveled up Maplewood Street. It then turned left onto Salem Street. The parade ended at the viewing stand at Malden High School. Maldonians followed their yearly tradition of the Salem Street pre-parade stroll securing the perfect spot. The parade kicked off at 2 p.m. in 2014, four hours later than the traditional 10 a.m. start time of years past. Many nations, local organization and celebrations were represented at this year’s parade. Malden High School band, Triangle, Malden Girl Scouts, Malden Boy Scouts, Bread of Life, Outreach Community and Reform Center, Junior Aid Association of Malden, Bike to the Sea, Malden Public Library and many more.If you missed the parade … grab a cup of cocoa, sit back and enjoy the show. Happy holidays! –Elena Martinez
Based on the DreamWorks movie, “Shrek,” the ogre, rescues the princess and they fall in love. Don’t miss the largest musical in the past 20 years produced by the Malden High School Play Production Class. It’s being performed by 60 kids and two faculty members that are backstage, onstage and in the band. Great show for all ages. Sean Walsh – Director Todd Cole – Music Director Allen Phelps – Tech Director Miranda Libkin – Choreographer Four performances: Thursday 7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Character meet-and-greet Saturday 12:30 p.m. $5 students/seniors, $8 adults, kids under 5 free Buy tickets at the door or main office. –Photos by Elizabeth Scorsello
The “Malden Eats” dinner celebration heads to Tornado Restaurant & Lounge (2 Florence St.), a fairly new Malden restaurant serving “Asian-inspired tapas,” on Tuesday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20. Call 781-388-3988 and reference the “Malden Reads” event. Two of the co-owners, Shanie Leung and Jenny Le, met at Malden High more than a decade ago. The duo saved their pennies from after-school jobs to open up their dream restaurant. And, yes, the name was inspired by Malden High’s “Golden Tornadoes” mascot. Sounds like a perfect storm.