The Weekend: Rumors, Rendez-Vous, Rooker and the Rise of Women’s Shoes

Enjoy an evening of Neil Simon comedy with Studio Players performance of Rumors in the production’s last weekend. Neil Simon’s comic concoction takes you to a dinner party at the home of Charlie and Myra Brock to celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary, but “Charlie (the Deputy Mayor of NY) is lying upstairs with a bullet hole in his ear lobe, and Myra is nowhere to be seen. You’ll be pitched headlong into hilarity when confusions mount as the friends try frantically to protect their hosts and themselves, by hiding the evening’s events from the outside world. (Warning: strong language)”

Studio Players: Rumors
January 24, 25 and 26 at 8 pm
Studio Players, 14 Alvin Pl, Upper Montclair, NJ
Tickets are $20.Purchase online or by call 1-800-838-3006

 

rendezvousOn Friday night, go rendez-vous at FIAF’s monthly event in Montclair. It’s an evening to meet, talk, and share a drink—all in French. Enjoy wine, soft drinks, and a selection of cheeses. Even if you don’t speak much French, you’ll have a fun night and wine. Just raise your glass and say “À la votre!” and you’ll be good.

Rendez-Vous at FIAF
Friday, March 16 from 7 pm – 9 pm
The Carriage House, 331 Claremont Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Free

 

stephanie rookerSaturday night at Adinkra House, Montclair’s intimate house concert venue,  Stephanie Rooker will perform. Rooker’s smooth voice has been described as, “recalling the cosmic R&B of Erykah Badu, the warm jazz neo-soul of Sade, and the smokiness of Joni Mitchell.”

 

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Stephanie Rooker at Adinkra House
Saturday, January 26 at 7 pm
Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Donation $20 at the door $15 in advance. Call for details: 800.266.4601

 

Sahirah JohnsonAnother installment of “Music at the Mansion,” returns on Sunday at the Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center. The series showcases talented performers from NYC and NJ and is hosted by NYC Cabaret singer and Bloomfield resident Corinna Sowers—Adler and features Deborah Martin on piano. Performers include NJ resident singer/actress Sahirah Johnson. Johnson attended Newark’s Arts High School and Howard University. She has been professionally recording since the age of 15. While on the National tour of “Rent”, she taught “Master Classes” in Alaska, Detroit, Washington DC, and Canada. Additional credits include; The Secret Garden, Seussical, A Midnight Cry (Growing Stage), Dreamgirls, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ain’t Misbehavin and For Colored Girls (Newark’s Symphony Hall). Also performing will be actor/cabaret singer Adam Shapiro and Award winning pianist Barry Levitt.  There will also be a new segment called the “Young Musician Moment” and will showcase 9 year old Ava Rose Dressendofer.

Music at The Mansion
Sunday, January 27 at 3 pm
Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center,  240 Belleville Avenue, Bloomfield, NJ
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at the door or by calling 973-429-0960 to make reservations. Light refreshments will be served. 

 

women-from-the-ankle-down-11Shoe lovers will want to attend the Well Heeled and Pumped Up: The Rise of Women’s Shoes talk, plus Shoe Drive for Soles 4 Souls Charity at the Durand-Hedden House in Maplewood on Sunday. Rachelle Bergstein, author of Women From the Ankle Down: The Story of Shoes and How They Define Us will present this stylish illustrated talk on shifting footwear trends through the 20th century that examines the growing prominence of shoes in American culture, and how it affects everything from price tags to heel heights. Visitors are invited to bring their gently worn shoes to donate to the charity Soles 4 Souls  and for fun, to wear and show off their craziest, most outrageous or most beautiful footwear!

Well Heeled and Pumped Up: The Rise of Women’s Shoes talk
Sunday,  January 27 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Durand-Hedden House, 523 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ
Free. For more information, call 973-763-7712

 

To find out what else is going on this weekend, be sure to check our calendar.

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