The Weekend


Montclair International Film Festival’s outdoor sing-a-long screening of The Sound of Music was postponed two weeks ago due to rain, but this Friday, June 3, the show will go on! Bring a lawn chair and join the crowd of Captain Von Trapp fans (including me) and sing Edelweiss surrounded by the beautiful Iris Gardens.

Outdoor Sing-a-Long Screening of The Sound of Music 
Friday, June 3 at 8 pm (Show begins at 8:30)
Presby Iris Gardens, 474 Upper Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043


Get cultured and enjoy some art. Go out for drinks at Montclair Art Museum’s Warhol Wine Bar. This first-ever MAM wine tasting will feature a variety of unique and specialty wines from Amanti Vino’s selection. The front lawn of the Museum will be open for guests, so you can mingle and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres under the stars. What does one wear to a Warhol Wine party? The dress code says, “Anything, it’s Warhol.”

Warhol Wine Bar
Friday, June 3 from 7 pm – 10 pm
Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$75 per person (21 and over). For more information or to purchase tickets, call Jennifer Scallon at 973.259.5143 or email her here

The South Orange and Maplewood Artists Studio Tour will take place on Sunday, June 5, turning SOMA into a art-lovers dream. Artists will be opening their studios to visitors and exhibiting at the many art venues throughout the two towns, in a community-wide, day-long celebration of SOMA’s vibrant art scene.  Presented by 1978 Maplewood Arts Center and the Pierro Gallery of South Orange, this self-guided tour allows viewers to meet local artists in their workspaces, explore the many galleries around town, and have the opportunity to purchase art from more than 60 participating painters, sculptors, photographers, printmakers, jewelers and craftspeople, many of them new to the tour this year.  Baristanet and Barista Kids contributor Joy Yagid is one of the talented artists. Art will also be on view at many local businesses, at 1978, the Baird Center and Pierro Gallery, and at the Maplewood Municipal Building and Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University.

South Orange and Maplewood Artists Studio Tour
Sunday, June 5 from 11 am – 5 pm
Throughout SOMA. Art will also be on view at many local businesses, at 1978, the Baird Center and Pierro Gallery, and at the Maplewood Municipal Building and Walsh Gallery at Seton Hall University.

Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 the day of the tour. Children under 12 are free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at these locations.

See the opening of 4th Wall Theatre’s production, A Man of No Importance, based on the book by Terrence McNally and film starring Albert Finney. It’s the story of Alfie Byrne, a closeted bus conductor and Oscar Wilde devotee, in 1964 Dublin. As he leads his amateur theatre troupe toward a production of Wilde’s Salome at the local church, he struggles to find acceptance, not only from his sister, co-workers, and the church and world-at-large, but within himself. His quiet anthem, simply stated is “You just have to love who you love.”

A Man of No Importance
Friday, June 3 and Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm
Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Tickets are $24, Seniors $20, Students $15. Purchase online here ($1 service charge) or by calling 973.748.9008, ext 279

If music is what you want, The Bob DeVos Trio will play at Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant. DeVos’ guitar music is described as, “horn like, blues-drenched lines and a warm, fat sound.” Joined by ace band mates Dan Kostelnik on Hammond B-3 Organ and Steve Johns on drums, the trio’s tight-knit performances of jazz standards, Rhythm & Blues, ballads, and Bob’s hip compositions and arrangements thrill audiences nationwide. 

The Bob DeVos Trio
Friday, June at 8:30 pm and 10:30 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$15 music charge, one charge, all night

Make it a Motown night. The Motown Dance Night with Groove Gallery is part of New Jersey Arts Incubator Seasoned Music Series, which features performances by sophisticated, mature musicians. Groove Gallery will play all the Motown hits from the 70s and 80s and keep you on the dance floor.

Motown Dance Night with Groove Gallery
Saturday, June 4 at 8 pm

NJAI Studio, Essex Green on the Courtyard, 495 Prospect Ave, West Orange, NJ
 $15 admission

As always, we can’t fit every event in, so make sure to check our calendar for other local happenings this weekend.


  1. and of course the HUmongeous A PURRFECT WORLD yard sale.


    A huge yard sale will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5, to benefit A Purrfect World Cat Sanctuary at 60 Newark Avenue, Bloomfield, on the corner of Baldwin Place (entrance is the driveway on Baldwin), from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.

    The sale will feature nearly 30 tables of merchandise, including clothing racks, bookcases and ground tarps chock full of stuff. Highlights include vintage jewelry and a circa 1919 five-piece wooden bedroom set. Donations were provided by more than 100 families. Early birds are discouraged since organizers will be busy setting up.

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