The Weekend: Comedy, Movies and Musicals

Get ready to get your laugh on and join the comedians of Lunatic Fringe at Pianos in Bloomfield Saturday night. Comedians Harvey Chipkin, Sean Day, Glenn Duphiney, Beth Johansson, Deborah Maclean and Paul Murphy will be performing, directed by Deborah Maclean. Lunatic Fringe takes the stage at 8 p.m. and there will be a “laugh challenge,” where audience members will have a chance to win a free drink. Pianos is located at 36 Broad Street in Bloomfield. Tickets are $12 at the door or $10 with a reservation, and there is no minimum order. For reservations and information, call 973-429-1527.

The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts will present a production of “13 The Musical” this Friday and Saturday at Bloomfield College. Showtime is 8 p.m. in the Westminister Arts Center at Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin Street in Bloomfield. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. For more information, call 973-566-9700.Saturday Jan. 7 and 8

The Temple Ner Tamid Winter Film series starts with the movie “Food, Inc.” on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. This eye-opening documentary explores where the food we purchase really comes from and what it means for the health of future generations. It exposes the comfortable relationships between business and government. By putting profits ahead of consumer safety, big food production businesses, with the complicit help of the USDA and FDA, make sure our grocery shelves are stocked with foods that contribute to skyrocketing American obesity and adult diabetes. Come see this film and you will never eat the same way again.  Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5.  Temple Ner Tamid is at 936 Broad Street in Bloomfield.

If Sunday finds you in need of a good laugh, head over to Tierney’s for Comedy Sundays. You’ll be able to see some of the area’s best comics, along with some special guests who have performed at major comedy clubs and on radio/TV. Seating starts at 7:30 p.m. for an 8 p.m. show. There’s no minimum purchase, but reserving a seat in advance is suggested. Call 973-731-2967, email fourfourteen@comcast.net, or check out their Facebook page  for more information.

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