The Weekend: Meet the Chef, Music, Art, and More

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It’s a jam-packed weekend of events and the fun starts tonight. We told you about:

And there’s more. Here are your weekend highlights:

mario bataliWilliams-Sonoma at The Mall at Short Hills will host a special book signing today at 5 pm with award-winning chef an ABC star of The Chew Mario Batali who will be signing copies of his new cookbook, America Farm to Table: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers.

Meet Mario Batali
Thursday, November 13 at 5 pm
The Mall at Short Hills, 1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
RSVP and order book here





The premiere Led Zeppelin tribute band, Get the Led Out, returns to the SOPAC stage this Friday night. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” the band has captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage for a live experience like you’ve never heard before. Get The Led Out is a Philadelphia-based group consisting of six veteran musicians who are intent on re-creating Led Zeppelin’s songs in all their depth and glory with the studio overdubs that Led Zeppelin themselves never performed. When you hear three guitars on the album, Get The Led Out delivers three guitarists on stage. No wigs or fake English accents, Get The Led Out brings just what the audience wants…a high energy Zeppelin concert with an honest, heart-thumping intensity.

Get the Led Out at SOPAC
Friday, November 14 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $30-$50 and can be purchased online here



Noni Jai

Montclair native Noni Jai will perform her eclectic and diverse musical tastes – from jazz to funk, soul, rock and classical — at DLV Lounge in Montclair this Saturday night. She is currently working on an album of original songs with heartfelt lyrics that touch on universal themes of life, love, and hope.

Noni Jai at DLV Lounge
Saturday, November 15 at 8 pm
DLV Lounge, 300 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10 in advance, $12 at the door



The Black Cotton Foundation

On Saturday and Sunday, The Black Cotton Foundation will hold its first ever fundraiser — ASPIRE (Artists, Supporting, Promoting, Inspiring & Reaching Excellence). The two day art exhibit and fundraiser will feature original artwork of local artists and college students from the surrounding community. Additional entertainment includes, live entertainment and a silent auction that will include college and high school students’ artwork and items donated by businesses and professional sports leagues. Proceeds from the event will help fund the tuition and college related expenses of the featured artists and benefit The Black Cotton Foundation, Inc.—whose mission is to create, sponsor and produce events that have a positive and profound impact in our community, and to educate youth through ‘observation and participation.’ The foundation serves underprivileged children in New Jersey and New York—specifically focusing on youth by teaching them unity and teamwork—and helping them to build a supportive community.

ASPIRE Fundraiser
Saturday, November 15 from 4 – 10 pm and Sunday, November 16 from 1 – 5 pm
Wilshire Grand Hotel, 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange, NJ
Tickets range from $50-$90 and can be purchased online here



New Jersey Center for Healthy LivingHave mood swings? Depressed? Do you eat sweets when you are stressed or depressed? Then you might want to attend New Jersey Center for Healthy Living’s workshop on Food and Mood this weekend. You’ll learn about the energetics of food, food addictions and cravings, and balancing hormones through food. It’s a good way to start the holiday season with nourishing yourself with positive attitude foods. You will walk away with a Personalized Food & Mood Plan during the 75-minute workshop.

Food & Mood Workshop
Saturday, November 15 from 10:30 am – 11:45 am
New Jersey Center for Healthy Living, 292 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Registration is $20 and can be done online here



Womens Club of Glen RidgeThe Women’s Club of Glen Ridge’s Music and More series opens its 6th season with an exciting world premiere by New Jersey composer Frank Levyon on Sunday, November 6. Artistic Director/violist Brett Deubner will be joined by pianist Caroline Fauchet and baritone Mark Wilson in Levy’s “Songs of Nature and the Mind.” As an internationally acclaimed champion of new music for the viola, Brett Deubner has premiered over 80 works written for him and last year he recorded 2 CD  on the Naxos label of works for viola and piano by Frank Levy. Paris-based pianist Caroline Fauchet will join Deubner in Mendelssohn’s youthful and dynamic viola sonata  and “Le Grand Tango” by Astor Piazzolla.  The program will conclude with New Jersey composer Amanda Harberg’s “Philadelphia Suite.”

Women’s Club of Glen Ridge’s Music and More series
Sunday, November 16 at 2 pm
219 Ridgewood Ave, Glen Ridge, NJ
$20 general admission, $10 members, students and seniors.



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