The Weekend

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 3:10pm

Can you believe that March is practically gone? This weekend welcomes April and all it brings: April Fool’s Day, Passover, Easter, Tax Day, Earth Day and showers.

The weekend starts tonight with Singer/pianist/composer Larry Hunt, a Nutley native. He has performed in over 1,000 venues throughout the USA, Europe, and on 20 cruise ships and tonight he will perform at Trumpets in Montclair. Hunt’s music is influenced by the rich musical legacies of New Orleans and Brazil, and by artists such as Mose Allison, Horace Silver, Chet Baker, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, James Booker, & Ray Charles, to name a few. Joining him onstage will be local greats Tom Rosenthal on saxophones, Will Macirowski on acoustic bass, Jim Jacobus on drums and other guest artists.

Larry Hunt at Trumpets
Thursday, March 29 at 7:30 pm
Trumpets, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10, $5 minimum

4th Wall Theatre will present Speech & Debate, a play by Stephen Karam at the Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield this weekend. The New York Times praised this play which premiered in October of 2007 at The Roundabout Theatre for “its picture of the borderland between late adolescence and adulthood, where grown-up ideas and ambition coexist with childish will and bravado.” The play is a dark comedy with music, and tells the story of three misfit teenagers, Howie, Solomon and Diwata, and their attempts to expose a drama teacher who preys on teen boys.

Speech & Debate
March 30, 31 at 8 pm and April 1 at 3 pm
Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Tickets $21 / $17 for seniors can be purchased online here.

On Saturday night, enjoy Grammy Nominated international recording artists Les Nubians at SOPAC. The French/Cameroonian sisters of Les Nubians have intrigued audiences for almost a decade with their inventive and glamorous Afropean style. Their music has been described as “a continuous flow of jazzy nuances, hard hitting drum ‘n’ bass lines, harmonious melodies, conscious proclamations and humanitarian endeavors.”

Les Nubians
Saturday, March 31 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ
$35 / $45. Purchase online here.

On Sunday check out the art of Erika Resnick at the opening exhibit at Parlor Hair Studio in Montclair. Titled “An Ill-Favored Look,” the mixed-media collection showcases NJ native Resnick’s mixture of the “most delicate of photographic subject matter with the brutality of heavy metal,” which has been inspired by her days spent growing up in her grandfather’s hardware store. Check out her art and enjoy cupcakes and wine at the opening reception.

Erika Resnick Exhibit
Sunday, April 1 from 3 pm – 5 pm
Parlor Hair Studio, 223 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

Check our calendar to see what else is going on this weekend.

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And we can get this project completed in time for Montclair's sesquicentennial when we can stick a fork into historic preservation as a public policy.

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