The Weekend: Blues, Rock, Theater, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family

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

And there’s more. Here are your weekend highlights:

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The Gallery at Hillside Square Presents Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Linda Ippolito

The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno, on view February 6 through May 15, 2015.

Awarded an artist residency in Civita-Castellana, Italy, in the summer of 2013, Ippolito was inspired to create a series of mixed media paintings that explore the rich and tonal atmospheric qualities of light interacting with the landscape.

Ippolito has created a new collage process which combines the delicacy of fiber arts with painting. She fuses the painted surface with the texture of fibers, allowing a wholly new representation of color and light to emerge. Ippilito explains; “Just as the flow of oil paint allows me movement to orchestrate the composition, I’ve found that by layering silk deconstruction screens and Nuno felting, I am able to build images that portray the physicality of the landscape, at once emulating and enhancing nature.”

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Bowling For Homes

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

HOMECorp Housing Bowl

The 7th annual HOMECorp Housing Bowl happens at Eagle Rock Lanes on Sunday, February 8 and you’re invited to play.

To get on the lanes, just raise the $100 entry fee (or $600 for each team of six bowlers). Then show up and play—games, shoes, food and drinks are included! All proceeds will benefit HOMECorp, an ecumenical, community-based non-profit organization which aims to improve and develop permanent affordable housing in Montclair, NJ.

There will be prizes for the highest and lowest individual and team scores, most creative costume/team t-shirts, and for most money raised by a team.

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Fabulous February First Free Thursday Night at MAM

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

First Free Thursday Night

We love Montclair Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Nights. Who wouldn’t? You get free museum admission, live music, fun activities, a full-service bar, and great food to enjoy—it’s a great night out.

Offerings change on a monthly basis, and First Thursday Night on Thursday, February 5, offers fabulous fun.

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Montclair Family Invites the Community to Join the NOMAN Campaign to Fight Cancer

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation

The late Paulette Crowther (third from left) and her children who founded The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation in her honor.

Paulette Crowther, a former Montclair resident and Montclair Kimberley School alumna, was an inspiration to many. In 2010, after passing away following a 2-year battle with Stage IV HPV-related anal cancer, her children Justine, Tristan and Camille, all in their 20s, created the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation.

On Saturday, January 31, the Foundation invites the community to a recruitment event at 3Sixty Cycling Studio and Groove Indoor Rowing in Montclair. Attendees can enjoy either a free spin (2 pm) or rowing (3 pm) class courtesy of the studio and learn about the upcoming NOMAN 2015 events. Reserve your spot here

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Mini Classes, Performances and More at Adult School Open House Today, 2-5 p.m.

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 10:47am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mini Classes, Performances and More at Adult School Open House Today, 2-5 p.m.Today, you can try a mini class, hear a Shakespearean reading, line dance or just enjoy great jazz at the Adult School of Montclair’s Open House, artthe Montclair Public Library, 50 S. Fullerton Ave, 2-5 p.m.

There will be performances by Jazz House Kids; Geoffrey Owens: Shakespearean Reading; Joy of Singing Chorus; and Rosita’s R n B Line Dancing (your participation encouraged!)

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Gambling For a Great Cause: Casino Night Fundraiser at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge

BY  |  Friday, Jan 23, 2015 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


On Saturday, February 7, the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge will be hosting a Casino Night fundraiser. The purpose of the fundraiser is two-fold. It will help provide the means for the Women’s Club to continue its good work in our community and to enable the Glen Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Squad to purchase needed additional communication equipment.

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CANCELED: Tracking Chris Christie: A Conversation with Political Journalists

BY  |  Friday, Jan 23, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Chris Christie


UPDATE: Event has been canceled due to the impending blizzard.

WNYC and Montclair State University present Tracking Chris Christie: A Conversation with Political Journalists on Monday, January 26 at Montclair State University’s The Conference Center.

Whether he’s urging tourists to get off the beach as a superstorm approaches, telling hecklers to “sit down and shut up” or speaking passionately about the ravages of drug addiction, Governor Chris Christie is, by most accounts, the most colorful politician on the national scene. As Christie considers his announcement of a presidential run, we’ll hear from some of the leading journalists who’ve covered him most, since before he was known beyond the Garden State, about his appeal and obstacles on his road to the White House.

New Jersey Public Radio’s Managing Editor Nancy Solomon will moderate a discussion with panelists:

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Montclair Film Festival Announces February Programs and Events

Friday, Jan 23, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Film Festival

The Montclair Film Festival (MFF) will offer fun and film in the month of February.

The MFF will kick off the month’s festivities with a screening of Ethan Hawke’s new documentary Seymour: An Introduction on Monday, February 9 at 7:30 pm at The Bellevue Theater in Montclair. The film’s subject Seymour Bernstein will attend for a post-screening Q&A.

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Sponsored: South African Choreographer Robyn Orlin Returns to Alexander Kasser Theater

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 2:00pm

South African director/choreographer Robyn Orlin returns to Montclair State’s Alexander Kasser Theater with Sénégalese dance troupe Compagnie Jant-Bi, January 24 – February 1


Robyn Orlin, whose exuberant “Walking next to our shoes…” thrilled audiences at Montclair State’s Kasser Theater in 2011, makes a much-anticipated return to Peak Performances with the American premiere of another extravagantly titled work: “At the same time we were pointing a finger at you, we realized we were pointing three at ourselves…”

“At the same time…” is inspired by the festive, colorful Sénégalese tradition of the Faux Lion, a rite designed to engender bravery in children.  The piece weaves tradition together with song and dance together, the dancers’ personal stories, and audience interaction – all filtered through Orlin’s unique perspective on the pressures of contemporary African life.

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The less than four inches outside my house this morning would suggest those 16' models were about as accurate as Kate Moss forecasting this "crippling and historic" storm.

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