Live Music Pubs and B
Malden's Puritan roots may show through a bit in the city's somewhat lacking nightlife, but the bars and pubs in the area of Center Station may just make up for it. High O'Neill's Restaurant and Pub on Pleasant Street has live music three nights a week, including an open mic night, local bands, and Irish music on Saturdays. There is usually a killer D.J. or live band at the No. 9 Ale House on Ferry Street each weekend, but the trendiest and hippest spot is Fizz Ed's on Pleasant Street, where Friday and Saturday really bring out the crowds.
Converse Memorial Bui
Among Malden's most notable historic landmarks is the public library or Converse Memorial Building. Constructed in 1885 and designed by renowned American architect H.H. Richardson, who died just a year later, The Converse Memorial Building served as Malden's central library for nearly a century before the majority of the library's collections were moved to a new addition in 1996. The historic building features the architect's signature style, dubbed Richardson Romanesque, and includes a central tower, arched doors, and a porch entryway. The Memorial Building today aptly contains the library's local history collections, including genealogical records beginning from the mid-1600s.
Malden has traditionally been lacking in public art displays, but the Malden Arts group has established several non-traditional arts programs intended to bring the arts into Malden's streets. Window Arts Malden is an annual event where the work of local artists adorn the windows of businesses for several weeks each fall. The organization also conducts a Salon Series for artists and art supporters to meet, learn, network, and brainstorm. The most interesting of the group's initiatives though is the Switchbox Project, which has local artists dressing up street side telephone switch or relay boxes throughout the city with original art.