The Weekend: Standards, Rock, Blues, and More

Standards, Rock, Blues, and the theater are yours to enjoy this weekend!

Christine Ebersole

Christine Ebersole with The Aaron Weinstein Trio in “Strings Attached” offers an evening of jazzed up Broadway classics and songbook standards at SOPAC this Saturday. For over 30 years, two-time Tony Award-winning actress (and Maplewood, NJ resident), Christine Ebersole has captivated audiences on the Broadway stage, television, films, concert appearances, and recordings. Ms. Ebersole won her first Tony Award for the smash hit revival of 42nd Street and her second Tony Award for Grey Gardens. Named a “rising star violinist” by Downbeat Magazine, Aaron Weinstein is quickly earning a reputation as one of the finest jazz violinists of his generation.  As a featured soloist, Aaron has performed at world-class venues such as Carnegie Hall and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Christine Ebersole with The Aaron Weinstein Trio in “Strings Attached”
Saturday, October 11 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $33 – $58 and can be purchased online here


Bern and the Brights

On Saturday night, Bern and the Brights will rock the upstairs room at Tierney’s in Montclair. Bern and the Brights, perennial favorites in Montclair,Hoboken, and beyond will be sharing their catchy, charming Indie Rock. Also playing is Braeves. Hailing from Long Island, Braeves creates harmonizing melodies that inspire.

Bern and the Brights and Braeves
Saturday, October 11 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10 cover 

Lines in the Dust

Enjoy the theater at Luna Stage this weekend.  A World Premiere by the Obie-Award Winning author of Carnaval, Nikkole Salter, Lines in the Dust tells the story of “a mother who loses the charter school lottery for her daughter. She must find another way to escape from their underperforming neighborhood school. The answer seems like a risk well worth taking but may end up requiring a bigger sacrifice than she ever could have imagined. It’s been exactly 60 years since Brown Versus The Board of Education. Lines In The Dust questions how far we’ve come and more importantly, where we go from here.”

Lines in the Dust
October 9 – November 9
Luna Stage Theatre Company, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ
Preview tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here



Open Blues Jam with Al GoldOn Sunday, head to Hat City Kitchen in Orange and enjoy the Open Blues Jam with Al Gold. Let out your blues with a great blues jam all afternoon. Musicians from all around come out and play, and fill the room with sweet melodies that will touch your soul. Each week is a different band  and all levels of players and singers are encouraged to participate!

Open Blues Jam with Al Gold
Sunday, October 12 from 3  – 6 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
No cover




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