The Weekend: First Free Thursday Night, Music, Wellness in the Park, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 01, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)


The weather may not be great, but the weekend is full of great happenings to enjoy.

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Montclair Woman Discusses Mental Health Issues at This is My Brave Show on Sunday

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

This is My BraveOne in four people face mental health issues. That means that nearly every family in America has been touched by this treatable but challenging issue. Yet, the conversation on the subject still remains muted and the sufferers closeted. Montclair recently became a “Stigma Free” town joining others in spreading awareness.

This Is My Brave aims to make change too. In the theater show, cast members share their stories through essays, poetry and music of being affected by mental illness. The goal is to open the conversation and end the stigma.


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What You Need To Know About Joe Walsh Concert This Saturday

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Joe Walsh

The Joe Walsh concert this weekend is sold out, but we’ve just heard there are two FRONT ROW available for $500 each! If you’re interested in purchasing, contact the MFEE at (973) 509-4021.

Here’s some other things to know about the big show this weekend:

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A Weekend Event For Book Lovers: Morristown Festival of Books

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Morristown Festival of Books

Attention book lovers — we have your weekend plans! The 2nd annual Morristown Festival of Books will feature more than 25 authors on the evening of Friday, October 2, and all day Saturday, October 3. Authors will speak and answer questions for one hour at one of several convenient Morristown locations. Book sales and signings, following author presentations, will occur at a tent on the grounds of the historic Vail Mansion.

The Festival kicks off with award-winning, husband-and-wife team Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Kristof and WuDunn, the first married couple to win a Pulitzer Prize for journalism, will be the Keynote Speakers on Friday, October 2 at 7:30 pm at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, South Street, Morristown.

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Giveaway: Tickets to James Maddock at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 29, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (7)

James Maddock

WINNER: Congratulations to vbarber!

James Maddock, an Outpost in the Burbs favorite, returns to perform this Friday night and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

The best singer-songwriters serve the song. The songwriter’s songwriter, James Maddock, who has earned the respect of masterful writers such as Bruce Springsteen and Willie Nile, has built his acclaimed legacy on humbly honoring purity of expression. Many albums in his beloved catalog are elegantly spare, conveying his songs and sentiments in the most direct possible way. But for his latest album, The Green, the songs guided him into recording the most eclectic, soulful, and imaginatively produced album in his career. “This is my best album. It’s an upbeat record with really strong songs and a lot of surprises,” the British transplant reveals. “It all happened really naturally. I just listened to where the songs where going and allowed myself the time to give each one a proper sonic home.”

Cariad Harmon

Cariad Harmon will open for Maddock.

Want to see James Maddock on Friday night? Tell us who you’ll bring with you and why in comments by Wednesday, September 30 at 10 am ET and we’ll randomly choose a winner to see the show this Friday, October 2 at 8 pm

Outpost in The BurbsJames Maddock with opener Cariad Harmon
Friday, October 2 at 8 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ
Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door




Open Streets Montclair is Today!!!

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 27, 2015 10:03am  |  COMMENTS (0)


We told you about Open Streets Montclair. Now today is the day!

Get out and enjoy this free, public, recreational event — from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Montclair Center. Sponsored by a partnership between Bike&Walk Montclair, the Montclair Center BID, the Montclair Police Dept. Traffic Bureau, and Montclair Township, this traffic-free event will open a mile of downtown streets to all kinds of family-friendly fun: strolling, biking, hula-hooping, yoga, skate-boarding, dog-walking, etc., along a route filled with shopping and dining options. More info here!

Elements of Oz at Peak Performances Is Not Your Mama’s Wizard of Oz

BY  |  Friday, Sep 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Elements of Oz

A unique and plugged in performance by The Builders Association titled Elements of Oz will offer a lighthearted 21st century mash-up of the classic The Wizard of Oz, featuring YouTube fanatics, heavy metal, and a heartfelt recreation of the iconic film at Peak Performances at MSU this weekend.

This is one show in which you are asked to turn your cell phone ON — the stage action will be enhanced by interactivity with viewers’ smart phones, delivering the Technicolor Land of Oz of our imaginations.

Founded in 1994 and directed by Marianne Weems, The Builders Association is a New York-based performance and media company that creates original productions based on stories drawn from contemporary life. They will bring their own brand of magic to this story.

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The Weekend: Open Streets, Fashion Night Out, Music, Comedy, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Children’s Harvest Festival

This weekend is full of great events to enjoy.

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Free Museum Admission on Museum Day Live!

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 23, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Museum Day Live!Visiting our local museums are a wonderful way to take in culture. Visiting them for free is a huge plus. On Saturday, September 26, you can on the 11th annual Museum Day Live!. For one day only, participating museums across the country will open their doors for free to ticket holders in the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday.

Visit online here to download your Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket is good for two people only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

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POSTPONED: The Montclair Shakespeare Series Presents an Outdoor Concert Reading of The Tempest

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 22, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


UPDATE: Baristanet has just been informed that this event has been postponed. New date TBD.


The newly founded Montclair Shakespeare Series will perform an outdoor concert staged reading of The Tempest on Thursday, September 24, at the Van Vleck House & Gardens.

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