Don’t Miss Montclair High School SVPA Showcase 2017: Broadway Tells Our Story

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair High School’s SVPA Showcase, the fall offering from The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Montclair High School, opens this weekend!

This year’s Showcase 2017: Broadway Tells Our Story takes the audience on a historical, musical journey. From Hamilton to Hair, SVPA celebrates Broadway’s tradition of musicals inspired by historic moments and movements. Join the all-student cast, pit band and crew and experience just how much Broadway loves history, with musical numbers from 1776, Assassins, Evita, South Pacific and many more.

What: Showcase 2017: Broadway Tells Our Story
When: Friday, Oct. 28, Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 4, Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.
Where: Little Theater, Montclair High School (Annex on Park Street)

Tickets are on sale online or at the door one hour before showtimes


Author to Discuss Technology and How It Shapes Us at Watchung Booksellers, 10/26

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Not So Fast

I’m willing to bet you are currently on your laptop, iPhone, iPad, or all of the above at the same time. Technology defines the world we live in, yet we’re so immersed in it, so encompassed by it, that we mostly take it for granted. Author Doug Hill will discuss this and his book Not So Fast Wednesday, October 26 at Watchung Booksellers.

What is technology, and how is it shaping us? In search of answers to those crucial questions, Not So Fast draws on the insights of dozens of scholars and artists who have thought deeply about the meanings of machines. The book explores such dynamics as technological drift, technological momentum, technological disequilibrium, and technological autonomy to help us understand the interconnected, interwoven, and interdependent phenomena of our technological world. In the course of that exploration, Doug Hill poses penetrating questions of his own, among them: Do we have as much control over our machines as we think? And who can we rely on to guide the technological forces that will determine the future of the planet?

Doug Hill, Not So Fast
Wednesday, October 26 at 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042


YMCA of Montclair 1891 Community Gala to Honor Y’s 125 Years of Community Service

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 22, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

1891 Community Gala

YMCA of Montclair’s 1891 Community Gala takes place Saturday, November 12 at 7 pm at The Conference & Banquet Center at Montclair State University.

The Gala is a celebration of the community and everyone the Y has partnered with over the years. This year the Gala will honor the Y’s 125 years of serving our community. In five years, the 1891 Gala has raised close to a million dollars, supporting its mission to strengthen the community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

“Every day at the Y, we strengthen bodies, and we strengthen our community by evolving to meet community need,” said Jo Ann Short, President and CEO of the YMCA of Montclair. “We count on the generosity of donors and partnerships from other community leaders to remain relevant.”

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The Weekend: Halloween Parties, Music, Dance, Poetry, Gardens Aglow and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


This weekend is jam packed with great local events to enjoy!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:

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New Exhibit at Yogi Berra Museum Celebrates Art of LeRoy Neiman

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

LeRoy Neiman Celebrating the strong bond between art and athletics, the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center recently opened “LeRoy Neiman’s Fall Classics,” a new exhibit showcasing the iconic artist’s original drawings of World Series subjects, including the Museum’s namesake Yogi Berra.   The exhibit opening coincides with the advent of baseball’s 2016 postseason, and will run through March 2017.

Renowned for his brilliantly colored paintings, posters and sketches,  LeRoy Neiman was perhaps America’s most prolific and recognizable artist of his time.  His works celebrated heroes in sports and entertainment and the good life, and remain prominently displayed in major museums and collections around the world.

Neiman was an eye-catching figure himself with his wide mustache and ever-present cigar. And he was a familiar fixture at prize fights, Olympics, Super Bowls and World Series throughout the second half of the 20th century, his drawings often made on the spot.

Though Neiman passed away four years ago at age 91, Museum visitors can connect with him by putting on a portable mustache and taking selfies next to a Neiman self-portrait.

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Have a Laugh! A Comedy Show Weekend Coming to Montclair’s Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cheech and Chong

It’s been more than 40 years since Cheech and Chong made an impact on both the American comedy scene and the counterculture. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong released their first album in 1971 and in 1978, the duo’s first movie, “Up In Smoke” hit screens across the nation. And four decades later, the duo is still surviving and thriving. Cheech and Chong will perform at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair on November 3.

Cheech and Chong
Thursday, November 3 at 8 pm
The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $39.50 – $75 and can be purchased online here

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Put on Your Costume and Go Sing at East Side Mag’s Cosplay Karaoke Night

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Ever want to see Batman sing David Bowie? Now’s your chance!

East Side Mags, along with Cape Swoosh Productions, is hosting Cosplay Karaoke night.  down to your friendly neighborhood comic book shop in costume as your favorite character and have some fun singing classics with your fellow geeks.

Jeff Beck, East Side Mags owner, tells Baristanet he is very excited about this first time event. “We’re looking for people to come out in their best cosplay and hang out, enjoy some refreshments and sing some karaoke. We’ll have some prizes available including, but not limited to, a $50 gift card to ESM, posters, artwork and more!”

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Calling All Mounties! MHS Class of 1986 Celebrates 30th Reunion October 21-23

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

MountiesNearly 200 graduates, guests, family and friends will celebrate this weekend’s MHS Class of 1986 30th Reunion by revisiting Montclair, renewing friendships, and reliving their MHS years at an all-inclusive, 3-day series of events in landmark Montclair locations, including Montclair High School’s Woodman Field and Montclair State University’s Banquet & Conference Center.

One of the most ambitious and elaborate celebrations ever planned by the Class of 1986, the schedule features a variety of events and venues, as well as an entire weekend for classmates to spend reconnecting, catching up, and enjoying fun, food, friends, and nostalgia.

Regardless of class year, anyone who is a Mountie at heart is welcomed and invited to join the fun and attend the Class of 1986 reunion. The cost for weekend is $160 per person and includes T-shirt, football game ticket, and all events and activities except Sunday Brunch.

Saturday evening gala highlights include a brief program featuring members of the Reunion Committee, tributes to departed classmates (“Mounties Gone, But Not Forgotten”), class trivia and fun facts (“What We Have Learned”), door prizes and MHS souvenirs, “Memory Lane” slide show, and DJ Corey Anderson (AKA “DJ Hardcore”) playing music from 1980’s favorites to current party tunes.

Gala will culminate with launch of “Class of 1986 Scholarship Fund” which developed during 30th reunion planning when members of the Class of 1986 decided they wanted to do something to assist future generations of Mounties with cost of furthering their education. The award represents the legacy, ideals and spirit of the Class of 1986 while paying tribute to departed classmates and will be given to financially needy, academically motivated, community-minded students who show Mountie spirit in athletics, activities or volunteering.

Full Reunion Schedule:

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Stroll Montclair Center’s Autumn Art Walk!

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016 12:05pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Center Art Walk

On Friday night, October 21, Montclair Center presents an autumn Art Walk, a self guided tour of the visual arts from 6 to 9 pm.  There are 30 different merchants participating in this biannual art event!

The art walk will feature art using various media such as oils, watercolor, photography and collages, all from local artists. Here is just a sample of the fantastic art you’ll see:

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The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge Harvest After Dark Open House Party

BY  |  Sunday, Oct 16, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Women's Club of Glen Ridge

The Women’s Club of Glen Ridge will host its annual Open House for members, new residents and prospective members on Wednesday, October 26.

The “Harvest After Dark” cocktails event offers a great opportunity to connect, share and celebrate fall! Plus, they will serve a signature fall cider cocktail. Continue Reading

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