It’s a quiet weekend, since places are getting ready for New Year’s Eve next Wednesday, but there are still ways to get out and enjoy the last weekend of 2014:
The Flemtones perform at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair tonight. The band plays an eclectic mix of rock n roll cover tunes that stylistically include blues, R&B, roots rock, folk, country, pop, and a little bit of funk or jazz thrown in for good measure. They have been playing together in various incarnations and under a few different names (to stay a step ahead of the law) since they met at MHS in the mid-1970’s.
Friday, December 26 from 10 pm – 1 am
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
On Saturday night, you can go to Hat City Kitchen in Orange to enjoy the music of The Curt Jones Band. Curt Jones continues to pay homage to great, legendary and sensational talents who have influenced him over the years, such as Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Prince, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, The Davenport Sisters, The Spinners and Harvey Fuqua. The sheer depth and intensity Jones brings to the stage mesmerizes his audiences.
Curt Jones Band
Saturday, December 27 at 8 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
You could also go over to Just Jake’s in Montclair to see Brian Kirk and The Jirks. BK&J have the ability to play an extremely diverse repertoire of songs complete with killer solos and great groove. This allows the band to walk into virtually any situation and play what’s needed, whether it be rock, funk, pop, hip hop, swing, jazz, oldies, or modern songs. Whatever the style, Brian Kirk & The Jirks play it and play it well! Lead singer Brian doesn’t write a set list. Instead Brian calls songs based on the crowd in front of him and more importantly from requests he gets. Fans are treated more like friends and not just spectators. The audience is part of the show and this allows a stronger bond between the band and its fans.
Brian Kirk and The Jirks
Saturday, December 27 at 10:30 pm
Just Jake’s, 30 Park Street, Montclair, NJ
The Seventh Principle invites everyone to share in the spirit of Kwanzaa as they celebrate African-American values, traditions, community and history through music and dance at Newark Museum on Sunday.
Kwanzaa Spirit with The Seventh Principle
Sunday, December 28 at 3 pm
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Want a more calming way to spend the last weekend in 2014? Lululemon will offer a complimentary in-store Qigong class led by Miriam Shankman. Qigong, or Chi Kung, is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, relaxation, and focuses attention. You’ll be led through gentle movement with self-massage, acupressure, and a closing meditation.
Qigong class with Miriam Shankman
Sunday, December 28 at 10 am
Lululemon, 520 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
The 18 piece The Real Deal Big Band will perform at Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant in Montclair on Sunday. The band features some of the finest players in the Metropolitan area, led by guitarist, composer and arranger Willy Dalton. The band digs into a melding of jazz, blues and Latin styles.
The Real Deal Big Band
Sunday, December 28 at 8 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10 pp music $7 pp minimum