Montclair State University will host a panel discussion on what Trump’s presidency will mean for innovation and entrepreneurship on Monday, January 30 at 6 pm.
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Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to lectures and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:
BAD SEED, the winter drama given by SVPA at Montclair High School, will be performed Feb 2, 3, and 4 @7:30 in the Little Theater of the George Inness Annex.
This compelling play — written by Maxwell Anderson and based on a novel of the same title, which also became a classic motion picture — takes up the question of nature vs. nurture. Are social upbringing and parental influence the most powerful factors in how we behave, or is a bad seed simply bad?
Directed by Brenda Pepper and supported by technical director Kenneth Cleerdin and an all-student crew, 13 talented SVPA thespians bring this material to life in a provocative evening of drama. Tickets on sale at seatyourself.biz/montclairschoolarts. $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, and teachers. (May not be appropriate for younger children. 13 and older suggested.)
Mark your calendars because “Cake by The Ocean” hitmakers, DNCE, are coming to Montclair’s Wellmont Theater on February 7.
This performance will be a homecoming for Jersey-born lead singer Joe Jonas. The multi-platinum selling band is expected to perform some of their biggest hits and top songs from their debut album Continue Reading
Looking for something to do this Friday, besides watching the Inauguration? Or for a diversion from watching? The Newark Museum will offer free admission on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, (12 – 5 pm) and the opportunity to rediscover the things that unite the country. Continue Reading
Montclair Film Festival and MFEE presents a free screening of the film I Am Not Your Negro on Friday, February 3 at 7 pm.
In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.
At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.
Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.
Lots of great local events to enjoy this holiday weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to lectures and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening tonight through Monday, the MLK Day holiday:
Montclair has music venues of all shapes and sizes, but The Wellmont Theater is a stage you only get to play when your band has made it. And THING-ONE has made it.
The band started in Spen Miles’ Glen Ridge basement, and after paying their dues at venues like Tierney’s Tavern, the now-defunct Bloomfield Avenue Cafe, local house parties and gigs at Montclair State, THING-ONE will be at the Wellmont on Saturday, February 25, opening for The Gin Blossoms.
“To be playing the Wellmont, a venue we grew up going to, will be pure glory,” says THING-ONE co-founder Joey Palestina, who remembers being in the crowd for The Flaming Lips, The National and Steely Dan—“They were all epic Wellmont shows.”
Palestina started playing with Miles in the summer of 2003, and they put together a musically omnivorous sound that has evolved over years of playing and recording. Their initial music included hip-hop and jazz elements, and their latest EP, the three-track Fair Weather Friends, puts dance-rock beats under big melodies and hooks. Continue Reading
TV personality, interior designer, lifestyle guru and Montclair resident Blanche Garcia will speak at Brunch With Blanche at Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona on January 22 from noon – 3 pm.
Garcia is passionate about interior design, living life to the fullest and giving back to her community. In her new book, Empowered Design: A Design Plan for Living, Garcia tells her own personal story with a refreshing honesty and an abundant awareness of life’s challenges. Sharing stories in her quest to follow her passions in life, Garcia created an empowered design plan for living. Visualization, goal setting, internal dialogue, clearing out the mental and physical clutter – all to develop her Passion Plan Book.
NYC Broadway Week happens between January 17 – February 5 and 2 for 1 tickets are on sale now!
See Beautiful, Chicago, A Bronx Tale, In Transit, Kinky Boots, Cats, Wicked and many other shows — sorry, no Hamilton…
Which shows are you excited to see?