The Weekend: Art, Rock, Chocolate and Jazz

Go out tonight and enjoy Montclair Art Museum’s First Free Thursday NightEgan and Sons will be there offering a full-service bar with special First Thursday Night prices and a signature cocktail, which you can enjoy while live music by MSU John J. Cali School of Music Jazz Studies Program, led by saxophonist Dan Braden. Tonight you can also see Montclair the Show.   

Free First Thursday Night
Thursday, February 7 from 5 pm – 9 pm
MAM, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

days of rainOn Friday night Hat City Kitchen in Orange hosts Days of Rain. The band plays original music, which is a fusion of folk/indie pop and classic rock. Days of Rain is fronted by Swedish-born singer/songwriter Anna Dihne who sings songs she has written, as well as those written by lead guitarist Paul Allegretta. The band’s mix of genres ensures that Days of Rain will guarantee a truly original listening experience for both musicians and general music fans alike.

Days of Rain
Friday, February 8 at 8 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
$10 cover


Bradfest On Saturday night, head to Tierney’s Tavern to enjoy a pint and some good local music at Bradfest. Four great bands, all featuring Bradford School parents will be playing—Zara Phillips, the Eugene Chrysler Band, Sock Monster and Voodoo Merchants. The music starts at 8 pm and will conclude with the return of the Bradford All-Nighters—other Bradford parent rockers, including Stacia Thiel, Ben St. Jacques, Vik Kapila and Ross Yustein, who will be joining the bands onstage for a a freewheeling jam session guaranteed to get the crowd dancing. All money collected goes to help fund Bradford PTA projects.

Saturday, February 9 at 8 pm
Tierney’s, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Advance tickets are available from the Bradford PTA for $15; tickets at the door that night are $20


chocolate walkUPDATE: Due to “Winter Storm Nemo” in the forecast, the Chocolate Walk is postponed until Sunday.

The 5th Annual Maplewood Village Chocolate Walk takes place on Saturday, February 9 just in time for Valentine’s Day. Shop and Dine in Maplewood Village on Saturday, February 9th and enjoy festive treats while you shop for Valentine’s Day gifts and more! Simply follow the red balloons.

5th Annual Maplewood Village Chocolate Walk
Saturday, February 9 Sunday, February 10 from 11 am – 4 pm
Maplewood Village, Maplewood, NJ




Daniela SchachterLuna Stage’s Music in the Moonlight Jazz Serieswhich are intimate Sunday concerts featuring local renowned jazz artists, will feature Daniela Schachter this weekend. Schacter moved from Sicily to the United States when she received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music. calls her a “beautifully talented composer and pianist with an important touch and a suave mature voice.” The Washington Post describes her piano playing as “fluid improvisation with a soulful touch.” And La Gazzetta del Sud predicts that “she might be the new Diana Krall.”

Music in the Moonlight Jazz Series: Daniela Schachter
Sunday, February 10 at 7 pm
Luna Stage,  555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ
Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door


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

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