The Weekend: Theater, Comedy, Gospel Brunch, and Yoga

the-high-water-mark-01Another weekend full of great happenings. Don’t forget about the Amelia Earhart Lecture, the Open House Meet Weekend Getaway/Daytripping, going for drinks at the Lobby at Wellmont, or the Lenape34: The Origins Walk if you happen to have a three-day weekend with Columbus Day off. (Does anyone get Columbus Day off these days?)

Here are more weekend happenings:

At Luna Stage in West Orange, you can see the world premiere of a new comedy by the author of The Dangers of Electric Lighting, Ben Clawson. The High Water Mark tells the story of two women:

It’s 1:30 am. Janet is jolted awake by the unexpected arrival of Lily, her recently estranged friend, drunk and on the prowl. Janet has had a rough year and just wants to return to sleep. She has work in the morning, after all. But Lily has other ideas. Wine is poured and secrets are brought to life, as these two women navigate the night, their relationship, and the roads that lie ahead.

The High Water Mark
October 10 – November 10
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ
Regular ticket prices range from $25 to $35 and can be purchased online here


Carrie: The MusicalinterACT Theatre Productions will present Carrie: The Musical, a production based on Stephen King’s horror novel, at The Baird Theatre. The performances come just in time for Halloween. Adapted from King’s classic novel, Carrie: The Musical focuses on a misfit with telekinetic powers who is bullied by her classmates and oppressed by her fanatically religious mother. After being humiliated by her classmates at the prom, Carrie destroys everything in her path.

Carrie: The Musical
October 11-13, October 18-20, and October 25-27, with Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
The Baird Theatre, 5 Mead Street, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $18


lunatic fringeNeed a laugh these days? Lunatic Fringe, New Jersey’s top improv comedy troupe, will perform at the Glen Ridge train station on Saturday. Lunatic Fringe’s unique brand of humor has been delighting audiences since 1997. The troupe combines music and audience suggestions to create a one-of-a-kind- comic experience that is not to be missed. Since so much input comes from the audience, no two shows are ever the same! The group is directed by Deborah Maclean and features performers HArvey Chipkin, Sean day, David Groveman, Deborah Maclean, and Paul Murphy.

Lunatic Fringe
Saturday, October 12 at 8 pm
Glen Ridge Train Station, 228 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
$10 (with reservation) $12 (at door) To make a reservation or for more information call: 973-429-1527


Gospel Brunch (1)On Sunday head over to Hat City Kitchen in Orange and enjoy joyous live gospel music and feast on our all-you can-eat Southern Brunch Buffet. There’s no better way to end the weekend than with an uplifting, musical brunch and there’s nothing else around like this.  Go listen, sing, clap and chow down!

Gospel Brunch
Sunday, October 13 from 1 pm- 3 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
No cover


9781935752417Or de-stress with some yoga and meditation on Sunday. Boone Studio owner Hala Ghanem was concerned when she heard that the Montclair Food Pantry is in desperate need of food. So she’s donating all of the profits of Friday’s fun meditation class to them. Check out meditation and yoga expert Mark Van Buren’s workshop called Be Your Sh*tty Self: An Honest Approach to a More Peaceful Life.

Be Your Sh*tty Self Meditation Workshop
Friday, October 11 6:30 pm – 8 pm
Boone Studio, 40 Church St., Montclair, NJ 07042
Register here.

Yoga superstar Kino McGregor will be in Montclair all weekend, hosted by Ashtanga Yoga Montclair. Most of her workshops are sold out, but there are still spaces in her Sunday sessions called Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga and Twist into Your Center.

Ashtanga Yoga Montclair Hosts Kino McGregor
Friday through Saturday
Ashtanga Yoga Montclair, 127 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Register here.


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