Giveaway: Violent Femmes at The Wellmont Theater, 10/1

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Violent Femmes perform at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Saturday, October 1 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

The groundbreaking 80s punk band, known for hits like, “Blister in The Sun,” “Kiss Off,” “Add It Up,” and “Gone Daddy Gone” will bring these songs and more to Montclair’s Wellmont theater.

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.

Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades.

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The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016 11:13am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Making of Donald Trump

Want to learn more about presidential candidate Donald Trump? Perhaps you find him intriguing. Or maybe you feel he’s like a train wreck you can’t stop watching. Either way, you can learn more about the man at a local event this week. In the culmination of nearly 30 years of reporting on Donald Trump, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter David Cay Johnston takes a revealingly close look at the mogul’s rise to power and prominence in his latest book The Making of Donald Trump. Johnston will discuss it at Watchung Booksellers on Thursday, September 27.

Covering the long arc of Trump’s career, Johnston tells the full story of how a boy from a quiet section of Queens would become an entirely new breed of public figure. From the origins of his family’s real estate fortune, to his own too-big-to-fail business empire; from his education and early career, to his whirlwind presidential bid, The Making of Donald Trump provides the fullest picture yet of Trump’s extraordinary ascendancy.

The Making of Donald Trump Book Discussion
Thursday, September 27 at 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $24.08 and includes a copy of The Making of Donald Trump and entry for two guests. Purchase online here or call 973-744-7177




The Weekend: Montclair Fashion Night, Concert Across America, Festivals, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Another weekend full of great local events to enjoy!

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An Afternoon of Fried Green Tomatoes, Coloring, Food, and Fun at Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 8:58am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair Public Library and Montclair Art Museum have joined to host a fun event for adults combining literature, film, art, food, and a whole lot of  fun. Join others for Fried Green Tomatoes Day today, Thursday, September 22 to celebrate the Montclair Art Museum’s latest exhibition do it, which features conceptual instructions provided by renowned artists.

The Library will screen the film Fried Green Tomatoes, which was adapted from the 1987 novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Frannie Flagg. Following will be a discussion and coloring activity with MAM’s jumbo XXL Color Books which feature pages from the novel. from do it. Light refreshments and fried green tomatoes will be served as well.

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Montclair Republican Club Presidential Debate Viewing Party

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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The Montclair Republican Club is hosting a Presidential Debate Viewing Party on Monday, September 26 at, 8:30 pm at Town Pub of Bloomfield (378 Broad Street at Pitt Street) will again be the location for the first presidential debate of the season. Order what you’d like off the menu. Space is limited, RSVP by email.



Songs of the Holocaust with Renowned Opera Singer Rachel Joselson at MSU

BY  |  Monday, Sep 19, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

with Rachel JoselsonOn Thursday, September 22, internationally renowned opera singer and New Jersey native Rachel Joselson will perform selections from her album “Songs of the Holocaust” at a free concert at the John J. Cali School of Music’s Leshowitz Recital Hall at Montclair State University.

“Songs of the Holocaust” is a collection of works composed by European musicians who were imprisoned during World War II at the Theresienstadt concentration camp, located in the Nazi-occupied city of Terezín, Czechoslovakia.

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The Montclair Film Festival Announces Benefit Event With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver

BY  |  Monday, Sep 19, 2016 10:02am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival

Every November, Stephen Colbert is joined by a very special guest for Montclair Film Festival’s annual fundraiser event held at NJPAC,. Past guests have been Steve Carell, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Stewart, and J.J. Abrams. Today we found out! MFF just announced that John Oliver, host of HBO’s “”Last Week Tonight With John Oliver,” will join the stage on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8 pm.

“Wow, That Was Weird: A Post-Election Evening With Stephen Colbert and John Oliver” will feature the pair in an hilarious, on-stage exchange on everything from their comic influences to the political season that will have concluded with the November election.

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Giveaway: TLC and En Vogue at The Wellmont Theater, 9/26

BY  |  Friday, Sep 16, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


TLC, the best-selling American girl group of all time will perform at The Wellmont on September 26 and Baristanet has a ticket giveaway!

TLC is considered one of the most successful R&B groups of all time, selling over 22 million albums in the United States alone. The all-female trio broke records and boundaries with hits like, “Waterfalls,” “Scrubs,” and “Unpretty” in the 90’s. Now they’re bringing their unique style and swag to Montclair where they’ll perform the songs that made them legends along hits from their latest collection.

En Vogue will perform their R&B and Pop smashes Hold On, Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get It, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Don’t Let Go, and Whatta Man feat. Salt N Pepa) as well.

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Montclair’s Van Vleck House & Gardens Celebrates Centennial!

BY  |  Friday, Sep 16, 2016 7:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The Van Vleck House & Gardens, and The Montclair Foundation, are 100 years old and will celebrate with a series of community and fundraising events to mark the centennial year of the construction of the Van Vleck home.

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Now At MAM: Janet Taylor Pickett’s The Matisse Series

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 12:25pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair artist Janet Taylor Pickett has been chronicling her life with Matisse for the past several years through her multimedia art. She says that as a little girl she dreamed of becoming an artist, and when she discovered the art of Henri Matisse, she fell in love with his colors and images, and wanted to live inside his rooms.

In The Matisse Series, Taylor Pickett has meshed elements of art not only from Matisse, but the Dutch masters, and her own personal life experiences as an African-American female artist in a vibrant and captivating show of her works, now on exhibit at Montclair Art Museum through June 18.

On a recent walk-through of the exhibit with the artist, Taylor Pickett, warm, passionate, and engaging, explained her method and her muse – and the inspiration behind diverse templates such as 3-dimensional blue dresses, accordion booklets, 76 collages, and her milestone installation Sixty-six Dresses: An Odyssey (2014/15).

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I would suggest that before there is any attempt to take over the Shell station property, it be fully vetted by every environmental agency possible; gas station clean ups are lengthy and very expensive - even I Shell would be liable for costs.

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