The Weekend: Andy Warhol & Early St. Paddy’s Day

March is here, which means St. Patrick’s Day is just a few weeks away. Nutley isn’t wasting any time getting to the festivities. Their St. Paddy’s Day parade is Saturday at 1 p.m, with the route starting at Holy Family Church (28 Brookline Ave., Nutley) and ending along Franklin Avenue. New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association president Anthony Wieners is the grand marshal. Before the parade, there will be an Irish Memorial Mass at St. Mary’s, starting at 10 a.m. A post-parade party will be held at the Knights Of Columbus Hall (150 Chestnut Street, Nutley). Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They can be purchased by calling Bob Sweeney at 973-985-6123. For a listing of all the St. Patrick’s Day Parades in the state, click here.

You can learn about Andy Warhol’s fascination with cars starting Sunday at the Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Ave., Montclair), with the opening of their exhibit “Warhol and Cars: American Icons.” The exhibit will feature more than forty works of art by Warhol from 1946-1986, including commercial illustrations, silkscreens, paintings and more. Call the museum at 973-746-5555 for more information.

Saturday, Glen Ridge Congregational Church will have a concert by Glen Ridge native, saxophonist Adam Niewood. He’s fresh out of the studio, having recorded a new album and will be joined by a quartet of New York City’s finest jazz performers. You can enjoy the concert, which starts at 8 p.m., along with coffee and desserts. Niewood will be teaching a master class on Friday, as well. Tickets for the concert are $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and $10 for students and can be purchased at the church office at 195 Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge. For more information, call 973-743-5596.

Temple Ner Tamid is presenting a songwriter showcase and Havadlah Coffehouse featuring members of the temple community on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Performers include Budd Mishkin from NY1 television, nationally-known singer Peri Smilow, George Greenfield, blues guitarist Michael Reitman and Bob Mellman. There will also be plenty of coffee, tea and snacks. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more, call 973-338-1500. Temple Ner Tamid is located at 936 Broad St. in Bloomfield.

Baristaville’s own band of dust bowl troubadors, Clancy’s Ghost returns to the stage with their Americana/Celtic rock, Friday night at Tierney’s. The band plays an assortment of musical instruments associated with the rural poor (guitars, banjos, mandolins and harmonicas), then marries them up with rock and roll’s archetypal electric guitar, bass and drums to create a sound that can be “as lonesome as a hobo talking to the moon or as wild and crazy as a drunken night on the town.” They’ll kick off their rockin’ performance at 9 p.m.  There’s a $7 cover. Check tierneystavern.com for more info.

If you’re interested about the impact garbage has on Montclair, Newark and the surrounding, check out the “Zero Waste” event at Bnai Keshet, 99 South Fullerton Ave. in Montclair, on Sunday, March 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Interfaith Environmental Coalition, GreenFaith, BlueWaveNJ and other community organizations. Speakers include Ana Baptista, Ph.D. of the Ironbound Community Corporation and Gray Russell, Montclair’s environmental coordinator. The event is free to the public.

Enlow Recital Hall, the new performance venue at Kean University, will be hosting a special concert by Flamenco guitarist Pedro Javier Gonzalez on Sunday at 3 p.m, in association with TEATRO Si. Gonzalez is a Spanish guitar master and is currently on his debut tour in the United States. He’s performed worldwide and shared the stage with the likes of B.B. King and the Russian National Philharmonic orchestra. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at KeanStage.com or by phone at 908-737-SHOW. Enlow Recital Hall is on the east campus at Kean, 215 North Avenue, Hillside.

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