Sponsored: Come See the New and Delight in the Veteran Exhibitors at Anderson Park in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 12:30pm

The whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

Many new exhibitors, as well as your favorites, will grace Essex County’s Anderson Park in Upper Montclair on September 20-21 with their exquisite fine art and fine crafts. From 10 am to 5 pm, free, rain or shine, Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, for the 31st time, will transform the park into 170 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay, specialty food vendors and much more.

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Beyond Imagination with “Imagining O”

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 7:48am  |  COMMENTS (0)

PLEASE NOTE: this production contains nakedness and adult themes.

What happens when you mix Shakespeare with Story of O, the erotic tome of dominance and submission? You get Peak Performances latest offering, the world premiere of Richard Schechner’s “Imagining O.”

The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University celebrates its 10th anniversary with the avante-garde work dubbed exhilirating and erotic by the New York Times. Presented by East Coast Artists, a female cast runs the world premiere of “Imagining O”, which is co-directed by Benjamin Mosse. The theater gets a workout as the audience never sits in the house once. An owl (a man wearing a dress and an owl mask) leads the audience throughout the whole theater, including backstage and outside.

Explore Your Imaginations with “Imagining O”

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The Weekend: Oyster Festival, Music, Dancing, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 11, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Some great events to enjoy this weekend. We’ve already told you about:

And there’s more! Here are some other weekend highlights:

The WeekendEnjoy a fun filled Friday evening of dancing, wine and cheese at Arthur Murray Montclair. They will be teaching a beginner group class that everyone can participate, current student demonstrations, and offer a professional show by staff! Walk in, Dance out!

Dancing, Wine, and Cheese Open House Party
Friday, September 12 from 8 pm – 10 pm
Arthur Murray Dance Center, 365 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Free

 

 

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9/11 Services and Commemorations

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

9/11 Services and Commemorations

By presidential proclamation, September 11 is a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Americans are called on to participate in a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 am on September 11, 2014, thirteen years after the attack on our country. They may also observe the day with ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services. Flags should be displayed at half-staff in honor of the individuals who lost their lives.

Here are some local 9/11 Services and Commemorations to remember and honor those lost:

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Garland Jeffreys Outpost in the Burbs Concert at Van Vleck Gardens

BY  |  Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (8)

Garland Jeffreys

Garland Jeffreys returns for another Outpost concert, this time at Montclair’s bucolic Van Vleck House and Gardens on Friday, September 12. The self-declared “King of In-Between,” who draws from rock, soul, jazz, reggae and spoken-word poetry, will perform in a duo with guitarist Mark Bosch to kick-off the fall season at Outpost in the Burbs.

Baristanet has two tickets to the show to give to one lucky reader!

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Steven Wright and His Surreal Comedy Visit the Wellmont, 9/26

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Steven Wright Steven Wright’s show at The Wellmont Theater was rescheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.com, charge-by-phone at (800-745-3000) and The Wellmont Theater Box Office. This interview with Steven Wright ran previously on June 24.

Academy Award winner Steven Wright has been cracking up audiences with his dry and outlandish observations for more than 30 years and he’ll bring his style of humor to The Wellmont Theater.

Steven got his big break and was booked for his first “Tonight Show” in 1982. Wright’s 1985 debut album, I Have A Pony, earned him a Grammy nomination. In 1989, he was honored with an Academy Award for Best Short Film for his film “The Appointments of Dennis Jennings” in which he starred and co-wrote. In 1999 Wright wrote, directed and starred in the short film, “One Soldier,” the story of a man obsessed with the unanswerable questions in life. In October of 2006, Wright premiered the hour special, “When The Leaves Blow Away,” on Comedy Central. Wright’s second CD, “I Still Have A Pony,” was released by Comedy Central Records in 2007 and earned him a second Grammy Award nomination for Best Comedy Album.

Wright was recently seen in a guest role on the hit FX series, “Louie”.

Baristanet recently chatted with Wright about his influences, his style, his paintings and some good jokes.

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“Scarcity” Author To Deliver Montclair Book Keynote Address

BY  |  Monday, Sep 08, 2014 2:38pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

First Read-jpgEldar Shafir, coauthor of Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much, will deliver a keynote address at Montclair State University.

Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck firefighting? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These questions seem unconnected, yet Shafir, and co author Sendhil Mullainathan, show that they are all examples of a mind-set produced by scarcity. Continue Reading

Calling All Sutton Foster Fans! Tony Winner To Perform At Kean University

BY  |  Monday, Sep 08, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster

Two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will perform two concerts at Kean University’s Enlow Recital Hall on Saturday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 28 at 3 p.m. The concerts will feature Broadway showstoppers and cabaret-style ballads showcasing Foster’s powerful soprano. Foster is fresh off her run as the lead in the Broadway musical Violet, which earned her rave reviews and a 2014 Tony nomination. Continue Reading

YMCA of Montclair Open House Week Starts Today

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 07, 2014 10:31am  |  COMMENTS (0)

YMCA of Montclair Open House Week Starts TodayThe YMCA of Montclair host its Open House Week, starting today, Sunday, September 7 through Saturday, September 13 at their Park Street Branch, 25 Park Street, Montclair. The community is welcome to experience how the Y helps everyone travel the path to better health and wellness.

Open House Week offerings*:

• Adults can drop in and participate for FREE in 150+ Group Exercise and Aquatic classes.

• Adults who join during Open House Week receive one free month of membership.

• Program experts and tours available Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

• Babysitting at a reasonable cost for those who work out.

• Drawings to win prizes like a 6-month adult membership, 3-personal-training-sessions package or a session of swimming lessons. Continue Reading

Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter Run

BY  |  Friday, Sep 05, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter & Kids Run

Doug Williams

Doug Williams was an avid runner who was tragically killed by a hit and run while walking home three years ago. In his honor, his running club is holding the 3rd annual Doug Williams Memorial 5000 Meter Run on Sunday, September 7.

Proceeds will benefit a Scholarship in his name at Montclair State University, School of Business, where he graduated in 1985.

This special club race to celebrate the life of Doug Williams is being held this Sunday at Tierney’s Tavern in Montclair. The new course will head out on North Mountain Avenue, loop around Anderson Park and return via Edgemont Road.

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The cops don't need to be everywhere at once, the penalties need to be harsh. It is not hyperbole JC. No one is slowing down for a few hundred bucks. 5k or 10k and you can be sure that "speed won't be creeping up" on folks.

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