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A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Oct. 15-17)

NJ.com logo NJ.com 10/14/2021 Patrick O'Shea, nj.com
"Assisted Living — the Musical" will take the stage for two shows Saturday, Oct. 16, at Ocean County College's Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River. © Patrick O'Shea | NJ Advance Medi/njpac.org "Assisted Living — the Musical" will take the stage for two shows Saturday, Oct. 16, at Ocean County College's Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts in Toms River.

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days.

Art/Museums

OCT. 15

FRENCHTOWN Second Annual Makers Alley Artisan and Craft Juried Exhibit, showcase of more than 60 area artists, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through Nov. 7. Makers Alley, Kingwood Avenue. makersalley.org.

Los Tigres del Norte are scheduled to perform Sunday, Oct. 17, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. © Patrick O'Shea | NJ Advance Medi/njpac.org Los Tigres del Norte are scheduled to perform Sunday, Oct. 17, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.

PRINCETON ArtJam 2021, pop-up gallery to benefit therapeutic art program, through Oct. 30. HomeFront Artspace, 11 Hulfish St. artjamnj.org, 609-883-7500.

OCT. 16

MONTCLAIR 22nd Annual Rose Squared Art Show, showcase of more than 120 fine artists and fine craft artisans, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 16-17. Brookdale Park, Watchung Avenue. rosesquared.com, 301-755-4599.

JSWISS will be one of the performers at the Jazz and Roots Music Festival on the Kean Uninversity Hillside campus Saturday, Oct. 16 © Patrick O'Shea | NJ Advance Medi/njpac.org JSWISS will be one of the performers at the Jazz and Roots Music Festival on the Kean Uninversity Hillside campus Saturday, Oct. 16

WEST ORANGE “Pieces, Messages in Street Art,” opening reception 1-4 p.m. for group show of street artists, to run through Nov. 28, West Orange Arts Council, 551 Valley Road. woarts.org, 973-325-0151.

OCT. 17

WATCHUNG “Life in Photography,” reception for retrospective of works by Ross Wagner, 1-4 p.m., Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road. watchungarts.org, 908-753-0190.

Comedy

OCT. 15

HOPEWELL “Dudes Interrupted,” Brian Cichocki and Marc Kaye, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $25-$30. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

NEW HANOVER Comedy Night, New Egypt Youth Football and Cheer fundraiser dinner show with Mike Morse, Sean Morton and host Rob Epple; ages 21 and older, 6 p.m., VFW Post 6590, 22 Wrightstown Cookstown Road in Cookstown. $30. gingerninjacomedy.com, 609-288-0281 or 732-977-5037.

OCT. 16

ENGLEWOOD Ryan Hamilton, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$39. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

GARWOOD Kenny vs. Spenny, 5 p.m., Crossroads, 78 North Ave. xxroads.com, 908-232-5666.

JERSEY CITY Chris Gethard, “America’s Loosest Cannon,” 7 p.m., also Oct. 16, 9:30 p.m. White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $20-$30. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.

Dance

OCT. 16

JERSEY CITY Jersey City Ballet Theater, live and live-streamed of “Dancing Through the Seasons” short program set to music by classical composer Alexander Glazunov and Frank Sinatra, 5 and 7 p.m. Saint Peter’s University, Roy Irving Theater, 2641 John F. Kennedy Blvd. $21. jerseycityballet.org, 551-655-9875.

OCT. 17

NEW BRUNSWICK Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, “Inspiraciones” program with new choreography inspired by famous paintings, 2:30 p.m., Hungarian American Athletic Club, 233 Somerset St. $20-$30. alboradadance.org, 732-255-4071, alboradadance@optonline.net.

RED BANK Pilobolus, 7 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $25-$49. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

Fairs/Festivals

OCT. 16

TENAFLY Street Fair and Craft Show, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., also Oct. 17, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Tenafly, Washington Street and West Railroad Avenue. streetfairs.org, 908-654-1400.

WILDWOOD “Fabulous ‘50s” Street Fair, live oldies music, classic car show, bus tour, vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Fox Park, 4500 Atlantic Ave. 609-522-5837.

OCT. 17

FORT LEE PuchiCon Pop-Up, themed vendors, games, activities, music and performances inspired by Akihabara maids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hyatt Place Fort Lee, 2167 Route 4 East. $10. puchicon.com, 201-470-4329.

MAPLEWOOD Art Walk and Music Festival, art and craft displays, live music performances and vendors, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Maplewood Village, Maplewood Avenue. maplewoodvillagenj.com, 973-762-4556.

Music

OCT. 15

ASBURY PARK Dogs in a Pile, 6:30 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $20-$25. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

BLAIRSTOWN Sideline, bluegrass, 8 p.m., Roy’s Hall — Live Arts Emporium, 30 Main St. $24.50-$30. royshall.org, 908-362-1399.

BOUND BROOK “Sixties Rock and Roll Revue,” tribute with the John McDermott Band, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $20-$25. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

ENGLEWOOD Richard Marx and Matt Scannell, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$99. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

FLORHAM PARK Kate Baldwin, outdoor concert, 7:30 p.m., The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 3 Vreeland Road. $40-$80. shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600.

GARWOOD Mercy Union, Zopa, Catbite, 7 p.m., Crossroads, 78 North Ave. $20. xxroads.com, 908-232-5666.

JERSEY CITY Josie Cotton, with screening of “Valley Girl,” 8 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $20. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.

LINDEN Carrie Jackson and her All-Stars, 8-11 p.m., Savannah’s Southern Belle Restaurant, 10 E. Blancke St. savannahslinden.com, 908-583-5260.

MADISON Blue Soul Quintet, 6:15 p.m., also Oct. 15, 8:30 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food/drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MONTCLAIR Lil’ Bastad, with collection of food donations for Montclair Food Bank, 8 p.m., Tierney’s Tavern, 136-138 Valley Road. $10. tierneystavern.com.

Benny the Butcher, 7 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $30-$65. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

MORRISTOWN Marshall Tucker Band, the Outlaws, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $39-$89. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

Silk City, Russ Rentler, 7:30 p.m., The Folk Project, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. $10.50. folkproject.org, 973-335-9489.

NEWARK Tierney Sutton and Ann Hampton Callaway, “In Technicolor” program of film music, 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $59-$69. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

Pianist Havasi, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $39-$79. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

PRINCETON Pianist Jan Lisiecki, All-Chopin program, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre; Nella, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Berlind Theatre, $40-$50. 91 University Place. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787..

TEANECK Angel, Richie Ranno’s RockStarz, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $35-$50. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

TOMS RIVER Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock’n’Roll, pop music revue, 8 p.m., Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. $39-$49. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

WEST ORANGE B Street Band, Bruce Springsteen tribute band, 7:30 p.m., Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive. $5-$10. downtownwo.com, 973-669-7385.

OCT. 16

ASBURY PARK Ripe, 7:30 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $22. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

BLAIRSTOWN Scott Sharrard Band, 8 p.m., Roy’s Hall — Live Arts Emporium, 30 Main St. $25-$30. royshall.org, 908-362-1399.

BOUND BROOK The Peter Gabriel Experience, tribute act, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $20-$25. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

COLLINGSWOOD Suzanne Vega, 8 p.m., Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike. $39.50-$59.50. scottishriteauditorium.com, 856-858-1000.

HILLSIDE Jazz and Roots Music Festival, free outdoor performances by Dizzy Gillespie Afro-Latin Experience, Nat Adderly Jr. JSWISS, Dave Stryker Quartet, 4-8 p.m., Kean University, Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave., East Campus. kean.edu/jazz-roots, 908-737-7469.

HOPEWELL Patty Larkin, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $45-$50. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

MADISON Don Braden/Joris Teepe Quartet, “In the Spirit of Herbie Hancock,” 6:15 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food/drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

NEWARK New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Beethoven and Saint Georges” with violinist Augustin Hadelich, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $25-$92. njsymphony.org, information@njsymphony.org.

Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin, Sebastian Yatra, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

PRINCETON Terence Blanchard, with the E-Collective and Turtle Island Quartet, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $40-$60. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

RAHWAY Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, “Welcome to the Twenties,” 8 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $39-$65. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK Train, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $50-$329. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

WILDWOOD “Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond,” Little Anthony and the Imperials, Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, the Spinners, the Mahoney Brothers, 7 p.m., Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. $49-$65. wildwoodsnj.com/cc, 609-729-9000.

OCT. 17

ASBURY PARK Sebastian Bach, 6:30 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $35-$40. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

BRANCHBURG Trio Solace, live-streamed and in-person concert to fund private lessons for music majors, 2 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, Welpe Theater, Route 28 and Lamington Road. rvccmusicprogram.org/mozaika-concerts, anna.keiserman@raritanval.edu.

MORRISTOWN New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, “Beethoven and Saint Georges” with violinist Augustin Hadelich, 3 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $25-$92. njsymphony.org, information@njsymphony.org.

NEWARK Los Tigres del Norte, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $51-$151. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

SAYREVILLE Angels & Airwaves, Bad Suns, 7:30 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $39-$44. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

TOMS RIVER Sentimental Journey Big Band, in-person and virtual performance, 3 p.m., Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. $13-$24. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

Theater

OCT. 15

BERNARDS ”The Evolution of (Henry) Mann,” American Theater Group production of Douglas J. Cohen musical comedy about a man’s quest for a perfect date, 7:30 p.m., also Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2:30 p.m. Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, 8000 Fellowship Road in Basking Ridge. $33.25-$55. americantheatergroup.org, 908-580-3892.

CAPE MAY “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Neil Simon comedy, 7 p.m., also Oct. 16, 2 and 7 p.m. Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets. $27-$42. capemaystage.org, 609-884-1341.

“Dorothy Parker — A Certain Woman,” premiere of bio-play detailing the life and works of the American writer, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m. East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. $20-$35. eastlynnetheater.org, 609-884-5898.

CHATHAM “Time Stands Still,” Chatham Community Players production of Donald Margulies drama about two photojournalists returned from reporting on a war, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Chatham Playhouse, 23 N. Passaic Ave. $23-$25. chathamplayers.org, 973-635-7363.

CRANFORD “Rumors,” Neil Simon comedy, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre, 78 Winans Ave. $23-$25. cdctheatre.org, 908-276-7611.

EAST BRUNSWICK “Harvey,” comedy about a man with an invisible giant rabbit companion, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Playhouse 22, 721 Cranbury Road. $20-$22. playhouse22.org, 732-254-3939.

ENGLEWOOD “ten x ten,” staged reading of interconnected monologues, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16-17, 8 p.m. Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $25. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

HACKENSACK “Perfect Harmony,” Aspire Performing Arts Company pilot school edition production of off-Broadway a cappella musical, 7:30 p.m., also Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 102 State St. $17-$20. hacpac.org, 201-820-3007.

HACKETTSTOWN “Nine Day Wonder,” Centenary Stage Company in-person and live-streamed production of Stephen Temperley comedy about a current-day man who splits in two to also become a character from Shakespeare, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$27.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

MIDDLETOWN “Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting,” Dunbar Repertory Company production revolving around a 1947 meeting with Joe Louis, Paul Robeson, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Jackie Robinson and Brooklyn Dodgers general manager Branch Rickey, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 3 and 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 4 p.m. Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St. $20. middletownarts.org, 732-706-4100.

MILLBURN “Songs for a New World,” Jason Robert Brown musical revolving around a Spanish sailing ship bound for a new land, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 1:30 and 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $32-$112. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

MONTCLAIR “The Eye Is the First Circle,” multimedia production by Simone Dinnerstein using her father Simon Dinnerstein’s “The Fulbright Triptych” and Charles Ives’ Concord Sonata, 7:30 p.m., also Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 1:30 and 3 p.m. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, College Avenue and Red Hawk Road. $50. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.

NUTLEY “The Ghost Train,” in-person production of thriller by Arnold Ridley, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place (off Brookfield Avenue). $20. nutleylittletheatre.com, 201-294-9157.

OCEAN CITY “Beehive — The ‘60s Musical,” Greater Ocean City Theatre Company production, 7 p.m., also Oct. 16, 7 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace at Boardwalk. $18-$20. ocnj.tix.com, 609-399-6111.

POMPTON LAKES “God of Carnage,” drama revolving around the lives of two couples living in a Brooklyn neighborhood, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $25. smilingrhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

RANDOLPH “Legally Blonde — the Musical,” musical based on the film, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 5 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Brundage Park Playhouse, 2 Bungalow Lane at Carrell Road. $20-$25. brundageparkplayhouse.org, 973-989-7092.

ROXBURY “The Cemetery Club,” comedy about three women who visit graveyards together, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Investors Bank Theater, RoxPAC at Horseshoe Lake Complex, 72 Eyland Ave. in Succasunna. $10-$15. roxburyartsalliance.org, 862-219-1379.

UNION “Sylvia,” Theater Conservatory production of the A.R. Gurney comedy about relationships, nature and growing older, 7:30 p.m., also Oct. 16, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Kean University, Bauer Boucher Theatre Center, 1000 Morris Ave. $12-$15. 908-737-7469.

WEEHAWKEN “Bunnies,” premiere of Joanne Hoersch play about five workers at the New York Playboy Club in 1973, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Hudson Theatreworks, 80 Hauxhurst Ave. $25. hudsontheatreworks.org, 800-836-3006.

WEST ORANGE “The Frontera Project,” production built around stories from the U.S.-Mexico border, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road. $25-$60. lunastage.org, 973-395-5551.

WOODBRIDGE “My Big Gay Italian Funeral,” stage comedy, 8 p.m., also Oct. 16, 8 p.m.; Oct. 17, 3 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. in Avenel. $49.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.

OCT. 16

SPRING LAKE “Mamma Mia,” on-site production of the musical, 7:30 p.m., also Oct. 17, 2 p.m. Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. $25-$35. springlaketheatre.com, 732-449-4530.

SUMMIT “Our Town,” Vivid Stage reading of Thornton Wilder play in English, Spanish and Creole, 8 p.m., Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave. $15-$20. vividstage.org, 908-514-9654.

TOMS RIVER “Assisted Living — The Musical,” one-act vaudevillian revue with original songs, 2 p.m., also Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. $22-$27. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

Other

OCT. 15

NEWARK Universoul Circus, 7 p.m., also Oct. 16, noon and 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 17, 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Weequahic Park, Meeker Avenue and Empire Street. universoulcircus.com/newark.

OCT. 16

FAR HILLS Far Hills Race Meeting, steeplechases and social gathering, 8 a.m., Moorland Farms, 50 Route 202. $110 and up. farhillsrace.org., 973-769-6897, tickets@farhillsrace.org.

MORRISTOWN Josh Gates, “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters and Tales of Adventure,” 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$99. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

OCT. 17

WESTFIELD Addams Family Fun Day, Addams Family character visits, storytimes, live music, games and other activities, carved pumpkins demonstrations and displays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Westfield, Quimby Street. westfieldtoday.com, addamsfest.com.

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