Opera Theatre of Montclair Presents The Abduction From The Seraglio

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The Abduction From The Seraglio

Opera Theatre of Montclair will present full-length, fully-staged and costumed performances with an orchestra of Mozart’s comedic The Abduction From The Seraglio (“Die Entführung aus dem Serail”) beginning this Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.

The Abduction From The Seraglio will be sung in the original German with English subtitles and dialogue and be conducted by German maestro Markus Grae-Hauck, a local favorite as well as an international conductor.

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Jane Siberry at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Monday, Feb 08, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Jane Siberry Jane Siberry will perform for Outpost in the Burbs, at the Guild Room at The First Congregational Church, on Saturday night and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

More than thirty years after her first musical release, Toronto native Jane Siberry is renowned as one of contemporary music’s most creative, innovative artists – with eleven major recordings, her own independent label, and the acclaim of fans and peers alike. Jane Siberry’s songs have been covered by numerous artists, with particular success by k.d lang. She has collaborated with Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel, Emmylou Harris, The Indigo Girls and more. After a successful crowd-funding campaign in early 2014 she is completing the long-awaited album Consider The Lily, her first major recording in six years.

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Montclair State Presents Italians in America, 2/8

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MSU Hosts Italians in America

Join documentary filmmakers John Maggio and Cristian Piazza and filmmaker-photographer Michele Petruzziello Monday evening at Montclair State University for a round table discussion of issues related to past and present Italian immigration to the United States. As a country of historical emigration from which young people are currently leaving once again to find opportunities abroad, Italy constitutes a unique lab to discuss issues of mobility and relocation. Continue Reading

Montclair Historical Society Announces Price of Liberty Film Series Line-Up

BY  |  Friday, Feb 05, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Price of Liberty Film Series

For the third year in a row, the Montclair Historical Society will host a film series focusing on Civil Rights and the African American experience with a historical perspective. Each program in The Price of Liberty Film Series consists of excerpts of the documentary plus lively discussion and Q&A with a humanities scholar. 

Mark your calendars for three very important films:

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What You Need To Know Tonight: Fetty Wap at The Wellmont

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 5:09pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fetty Wap’s first headline show, tonight at The Wellmont, is completely sold out. The Wellmont has arranged for free parking tonight for concert-goers at Lackawanna Plaza, located at 294 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Doors open at 7 p.m. Concert begins at 8 p.m. There will be staff at the Lackawanna lot to help facilitate parking logistics.

Wellmont marquée

Wellmont marquée. Photo: George Wirt

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Racial Discrimination Depicted in Upcoming Solo Art Exhibit in Newark

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nina Chanel AbneyProject For Empty Space at Gateway Project Spaces is pleased to present If You Say So… a solo exhibition by artist in residence Nina Chanel Abney on February 10 from 6 pm – 9 pm. A series of limited edition prints created for the exhibition will be released in conjunction with the opening reception.

If You Say So… is an exhibition of large scale paintings and collages created by the artist during a recent trip to Brazil and during her residency in Newark. The works are comprised of brilliantly hued geometries, alphanumeric forms, and androgynous figures. Hyperpigmented blues, blinding oranges, and curvaceous yet precise monochrome silhouettes of faces samba across the giant canvases. And yet, despite the apparent gaiety and vibrancy of Abney’s works, the conceptual genesis of this collection is borne from the nefarious and widespread transnational pandemic of racial discrimination, economics, and police brutality.

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The Weekend: Museums, Music, Markets, and More!

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Montclair Film Festival

Lots of great events to enjoy this first weekend in February!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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First Annual SOMA Film Festival to Run at SOPAC

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SOMA Film Festival

The first annual SOMA Film Festival will run for two days, February 13-14, at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC). The festival will kick off with an opening night party on Friday, February 12.

The impressive program will include feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Films with Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (Mother’s Day – Short) and Emmy Award-winner, the late, great Albert Maysles with his final documentary feature In Transit —that was also an Official Tribeca Film Festival selection — are highlights that film enthusiasts won’t want to miss.

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MAM First Free Thursday Night in 2016: DJ, Tribute to David Bowie, African-American History Month Celebration, and More!

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DJ C-RiusMontclair Art Museum’s First Free Thursday Nights are always great events, but the first one in 2016 (February 4)  will be extra special.

Highlights are:

DJ C-Rius will entertain with a variety of styles and genres, including a tribute to David Bowie. A special performance by a select ensemble from Jazz House Kids will take place in Leir Hallat 6 pm.

Diane Israel, former director of the Essex Fine Arts Gallery in Montclair, will be on site doing “minute miniatures”—on-demand miniature watercolors of landscapes, still-lifes, and flowers. Visitors can also create their own artwork in the Yard School of Art Draw Along Workshop, which offers a free session with a clothed model every Free First Thursday Night.

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Jazz House Kids Presents Body and Soul: Wine, Dine and Swing at Van Vleck on 2/20!

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It’s the swankiest, swingiest jazz event of the year! Get ready for Body and Soul, a night of fine wine + spirits + superb cuisine + swingin’ jazz, at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair on Saturday, February 20th!

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Every year, on a cold night in February, Jazz House Kids heats up the town with a celebration for the senses. This year’s Body & Soul returns to historic Van Vleck House & Gardens, which offers the perfect setting for a journey through the eras.

Jazz House Kids will transform the historic site into three Roaring ’20s music venues including a new tented Winter Garden Ballroom on the front lawn for dancing. Continue Reading

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