The Weekend: Beatles, Flamenco, Jazz and More

There are some great happenings this first weekend of March.

Don’t forget about Montclair Film Festival’s Oscars’ Eve Party on Saturday and the book signing events in town: The Forgotten History of African American Baseball and Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen.

Here are other weekend highlights:

beatlemania again

Beatlemania Again! performs at Morris Museum in Morristown on Friday night. The National Touring Beatles Stage Show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles debut on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 and chronologically traces the Beatles’ career from Ed Sullivan to the psychedelic Sgt. Pepper era, to the final years of Abbey Road and Let It Be.

Beatlemania Again!
Friday, February 28 at 8 pm
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ
Tickets are $20  and can be purchased by calling 973.971.3706

Pedro CortesAlso on Friday, the passion of Spanish Flamenco comes to the stage at the wonderfully intimate MONDO arts venue in quaint downtown Summit with acclaimed guitarist Pedro Cortes and his guest musicians and dancers in concert.  Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. The popular bi-monthly Flamenco Nights@MONDO concert event features a cast of accomplished music & dance guest artists as they celebrate this internationally popular music and dance genre from Spain.

FlamencoNights@Mondo with Pedro Cortes & Friends
Friday, March 28 at 7:30 pm
Mondo, 426 Springfield Avenue,  Summit, NJ
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here

 

 

Daniela Schächter Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant will feature Daniela Schachter on Saturday.  Schacter moved from Sicily to the United States when she received a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music. All About Jazz 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.”

The Daniela Schachter Trio
Saturday, March 1 for two sets at 8 pm and 10 pm 

Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$15 pp music  $10 pp minimum

 

 

Shawn Colvin

Three time GRAMMY winner Shawn Colvin will perform at SOPAC on Sunday. In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. A Few Small Repairs proved to be Colvin’s breakthrough album while her murder-ballad “Sunny Came Home” became a Top 10 hit and won her two of the Grammy Awards’ biggest honors: Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

Shawn Colvin
Sunday, March 2 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $35 – $55 and can be purchased online here

 

Check out our calendar for other happenings.

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