The Weekend: Jazz, Broadway, Classical, Theater and More

3rdValve ProductionsCelebrate the arts this weekend with these great events. We told you about An Evening of Poetry and Jazz with renowned poet Sonia Sanchez at MADLOM’s fundraiser, but there’s even more:

Enjoy a cocktail and some smooth jazz by 3rdValve Productions tonight at Halcyon in Montclair. The Quintet and guitarist Rob Heinick will play the music of Wes Montgomery, Jobim and other jazz classics upstairs in the lounge.  Table reservations are encouraged for dinner, but are NOT required for music and the bar.

3rdValve Productions and and guitarist Rob Heinick present “Jazz @ Halcyon”
Thursday, March 21 from 7:30 – 10 pm

Halcyon Brasserie, 114 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
No cover

glenfield-staff-2-1Tomorrow night, attend Glenfield Middle School’s gala performance and screening of the 1995 “Ceremony” documentary titled “Then and Now: A Ceremony for This Time,” which showcases some 150 students and Glenfield teachers, and telling the story of the creation of the piece, which involves student actors, dancers, singers and musicians. In addition, there will be a special pre-show, adults-only reception/fundraiser and an after-show “Mix and Mingle” for everyone.“Then and Now: A Ceremony for This Time,” is both a performance piece that premieres this Friday at a gala performance at Glenfield, and the subject of a new documentary film, showcasing some 150 students and Glenfield teachers, and telling the story of the creation of the piece, which involves student actors, dancers, singers and musicians.

“Then and Now: A Ceremony for This Time”
Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm

Glenfield School, 25 Maple Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets $15; with pre-show reception, $50

Presented by 4th Wall Theatre, Broadway Barely Legal: Are You Even Old Enough To Sing That? on Friday ngiht,  features “coming of age” songs from Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals of the last two decades.  The one-night-only performance in Bloomfield has become a highly anticipated part of 4th Wall’s season each year, and it will again feature members of the 4th Wall family of performers from the past and present. Song selections from: Avenue Q, The Book of Mormon, Footloose,  Big, Spring Awakening, In the Heights, The Wedding Singer, The Rocky Horror Show, and many more! The evening will include a pre-show cocktail hour (complimentary champagne), the fantastic concert, auction and Tricky Tray drawings at intermission, and a post-show dessert/wine reception. All proceeds will go toward future productions.

Broadway Barely Legal: Are You Even Old Enough To Sing That?
Friday, March 22 at 7:30 pm
4th Wall Theatre, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here


crimes of the heartAlso this weekend, you can enjoy the Pulitzer Prize Winning Comedy Crimes of the Heart at Studio Players. The play tells the story of the Magrath sisters, who have their share of problems. “Meg has a reputation for loose living, no one’s remembered Lenny’s 30th birthday, and Babe is awaiting trial for shooting her husband. These unique sisters reunite to await news of the family patriarch, their grandfather, who is living out his last hours in the local hospital. This Pulitzer Prize winner is so touching and consistently hilarious that it will linger in the mind long after the curtain has descended.”

Crimes of the Heart
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm / Sundays at 3 pm
Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Tickets are $20 and can be purchase online here.


taste of glen ridge kitchen tourSee gorgeous kitchens, while sampling delicious food at “A Taste of Glen Ridge Gourmet Kitchen Tour,” to benefit Glen Ridge schools on Sunday. The tour will include nine magnificent kitchens, with food sampling opportunities at each, as well as design and renovation professionals, an all day hospitality center and free shuttle service. There’s also a closing cocktail reception from 4–6 pm with a grand raffle at the Sidecar – Fitzgerald’s 1928.

A Taste of Glen Ridge Gourmet Kitchen Tour
Sunday, March 24 from 4 pm – 6 pm
Throughout Glen Ridge
Tickets are $40 in advance by mail or $45 on the day of the event starting at noon at the Hospitality Center at the Glen Ridge Train Station – 228 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge.


string quartetA talented String Quartet of women from Montclair State University, who are graduates of the John Cali School of Music, will perform various pieces at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens on Sunday afternoon. Enjoy Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Shostakovich among the gardens.

String Quartet Concert at Van Vleck
Sunday, March 24 at 2 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens,  21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free, but space is limited and reservations are required by calling 973.744.4752


To see what else is going on in Baristaville, make sure to check our calendar.

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  1. And, don’t forget about the last day for Tapastry…they’re having a farewll party on Sunday, the 24th. starting around 7:30pm.

    Stop on by, and wish Greg & Cheryl the best of luck…I’ll be there with my camera, to capture the final moments.

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