Busy Weekend In Baristaville

It’s another busy weekend in Baristaville. Here are some of this weekend’s highlights. What will you be doing this weekend?

Collecting Art, an affordable art fair will take place this Sunday (Oct. 24) at the Montclair Art Museum from 12 to 5 p.m. Art pieces will be available within the price range of $50 to $500. There will also be free admission to the museum galleries all day. Participating artists include: Hana Aviv, Andrea Caldarise, Melissa Eder, Eileen Toner Petre, Peter Emerick, Dan Fenelon, Robin Frutcher, Gayle Mahoney, Kate Keller, Sky Kim, John Lee, Jennifer Anne Moses, Karen Nielson-Fried, Gabrielle Piedmonte, Claire Rosen, Scott Sorrentino, Terry Boddie, Vicki Pollack, Lisa Westheimer and Kristen Zielenbach.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Montclair Arts Council will host the biannual gallery walk,  “A Little Night Art VIII” tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. The walk will feature special works of art at BrassWorks on Grove Street,Essex Fine Arts Gallery, Gallery 51, Gallery U, Jacklyn Kling Gallery, Montclair Public Library and Studio Montclair. Studio Montclair will be showing off their new exhibit space, now located at Academy Square. Three retailers will also be participated and showing art on Bloomfield Avenue, Edge Mid-Century Designs, Nye and Company and Semplice.

There will also be free private tours for the Montclair Art Museum and the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State University at 5:30 p.m. in each location. The tours will occur when both venues are normally closed to the public. After the Segal Gallery tour, participants will be taken to the Christopher Janney exhibit, the interactive sound and light installation at the MSU amphitheater, “Everywhere is the Best Seat.” Due to limited space, advance registration is required. Call the Montclair Arts Council at 973-744-7555 or e-mail here.

Tonight at Perico’s Bar and Grill there will be a Breast Cancer research fundraiser at 7 p.m. Perico’s will donate 10 percent of its sales from the night. There will also be a live acoustic display of Hispanic songs ranging from Guajiro to Salsa to Jibaro, and songs from Puerto Rico, Cuba, Mexico and more. Perico’s Bar and Grill is located on 709 Van Houten Ave. in Clifton. For more details call 973-928-2240.

Dust off your old country rock records and head on over to see Chris Hillman and Herb Pederson and guest Bill Lauf, play Outpost in the Burbs. The concert will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair (67 Church St.) tonight, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased here.

Tonight, Oct. 22, nationally known poets and writers, all area residents and members and friends of Bnai Keshet, will read and discuss their poetry at 8p.m., following a 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service at the Reconstructionist synagogue, 99 So. Fullerton Ave., Montclair. The evening of Provocative Poetry features Jessica deKoninck, Deborah Garrison, Martin Golan, Madeline Tiger and Rabbi Daniel Brenner. The poets’ works are available through Watchung Booksellers in Montclair.

If you love horses and racing, the Far Hills Race Meeting will have its race day this Saturday, Oct. 23. For more details on the race, sponsorships and donations click here.

Local filmmakers, Dennis Mason of Montclair and Robert Kalison of Bloomfield will have their film, “The Great Heist” screening at Astoria/Long Island City International Film Festival. The movie was shot in Bloomfield and Clifton and just two weeks ago they shot “I Hear You” in Montclair and Fair Lawn. The film festival is the Sunday, Oct. 24 at 2 p.m.

Be a part of Clean Ocean Action’s 25th year of semi-annual, statewide clean up of our waterways this Saturday with Toney’s Brook clean-up. Toney’s Brook is part of the Passaic River watershed, which runs into the Passaic River and the ocean. Come help reduce water pollution in the watershed and the ocean. Supplies will be provided but bring garden gloves. Also, a letter of volunteer hours will be given to teen volunteers.

There will be teams of two or three to clean up the brook and document the types of debris found. The information will be put into a national database to help identify and eliminate the sources of water pollution.

If you are interested in helping clean Toney’s Brook at the Glenfield Park or The Glen this Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the Glenfield Park entrance at Woodland Avenue and Pierson Place or at The Glen, near the gazebo. The cleanup will be happening rain or shine and refreshments will be served. For more information, click here.

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