The Weekend: Holiday Shopping, Music, Theater, and More!

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Another weekend full of great events to enjoy!

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Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

The Breakfast Club

Whether you’re a Brain, Athlete, Basket Case, Criminal, or a Princess, you can celebrate the return of John Hughes’ iconic film The Breakfast Club to the big screen at NJPAC on Friday night. After you watch the 30th anniversary screening of the best film of the 80’s, you’ll freak out when Molly Ringwald (“Claire Standish”) takes the stage to discuss her role and the movie.

The Breakfast Club screening: Molly Ringwald Revisits the Club
Friday, December 11 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $25.50 – $45.50 and can be purchased online here
 
 
Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story

See Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story at Luna Stage in West Orange this weekend. The two-character musical drama recounts the chilling true story of the legendary duo —Leopold and Loeb — who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the twentieth century. (Photo: Christopher Drukker)

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story
December 11 at 8 pm / December 12 at 8 pm / December 13 at 3 pm
Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ
Tickets are $37 and can be purchased online here
 
 

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Join Upper Montclair businesses for a special holiday event this Friday. Java Love Coffee Roasting Co., Olive That and More, Learning Express of Essex & Bergen County, NJ, Sweet Home Montclair, Pink Bungalow, and The Little Daisy Bake Shop — just to name a few — will stay open late and offer goodies, cocktails, and great shopping for holiday gifts.

Ho Ho Holiday Shopping Event in Uptown Montclair
Friday, December 11 from 6 pm – 9 pm
Upper Montclair Business District, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Free to attend
 
 
petty the biography

The Adult School of Montclair will host local author and musician Warren Zanes, author of the critically acclaimed Petty: the Biography on Friday night. This is a rare chance to see Warren performing his music with a live band–led by Montclair’s very own Scott E. Moore. Zanes will be interviewed by Evan Cutler.

An Evening of Words and Music with Warren Zanes
Friday, December 11 at 7 pm
Montclair Public Library, 50 S Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free to Montclair residents /$15 all others. Seating is limited so sign up now by clicking here.
 
 

What’s It Worth? Memorabilia Appraisal Day

Collectors of vintage sports memorabilia can learn more about their value at What’s It Worth?, a special appraisal day at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Saturday. John Brigandi of Brigandi Coins & Collectibles in New York City, one of the nation’s preeminent memorabilia dealers, will appraise items and collectibles from visitors (with a limit of three items per person). For anyone wondering whether the “junk” gathering dust in the attic or sitting at the neighborhood garage sale is valuable, Brigandi and his team will help educate visitors and inform them “what it’s worth.”

What’s It Worth? Memorabilia Appraisal Day
Saturday, December 12 from 12 pm – 4 pm
Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center, 8 Yogi Berra Drive, Little Falls, NJ
The free appraisal is offered to all ticketed Museum guests ($6 per adult, $4 per student).
 
 
frank sinatra

Born in Hoboken, New Jersey on December 12, 1915, Frank Sinatra would have turned 100 this Saturday. NJPAC will celebrate Celebrate his centennial in style when five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein pays tribute to the Chairman of the Board in an evening of greatest hits. On the exact date of Sinatra’s birth 100 years ago, Feinstein performs with a swinging, 17-piece band. Known as “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” this multi-platinum-selling singer and pianist bases a very special evening on his smash albums The Sinatra Project and The Sinatra Project, Vol. II: The Good Life. Recognized as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Sinatra’s repertoire, Feinstein landed a 2009 Grammy nomination for The Sinatra Project and a 2012 Emmy nod for his TV special, The Sinatra Legacy. (Photo of Sinatra : Wikipedia)

Michael Feinstein: Sinatra Centennial
Saturday, December 12 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $49 – $100 and can be purchased online here
 
 
The Nutcracker

Your holiday spirits will soar when New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble brings its acclaimed full-length production of “The Nutcracker” to the Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State University. Choreographed by NJDTE Artistic Director Nancy Turano and set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score, this colorful and captivating production features 55 dancers ages 7-18 from across New Jersey and renowned professional guest artists from National Ballet of Cuba, Ballet Hispanico, Metropolitan Opera Ballet and more. (Photo: Tony Turner)

New Jersey Dance Theatre Ensemble presents “The Nutcracker”
December 12 at 1 pm and 5 pm / December 13 at 2 pm
Memorial Auditorium at Montclair State Universtiy, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043
Tickets are $20 – $30 and can be purchased online here
 
 

frank mccomb

On Sunday night at Montclair’s intimate Adinkra House, Frank McComb performs.

Frank McComb at Adinkra House
Sunday, December 13 at 8 pm
Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Donation $30 at the door/ $25 in advance online
 
 
Lost Arts Gift Sale

The 3rd annual Lost Arts Gift Sale happens on Sunday at Designer Appliances Showroom in Montclair. A percentage of the proceeds goes to help college students experiencing situational homelessness this holiday season. The holiday shopping event is hosted by Take Back The Kitchen. All the vendors are Montclair and Glen Ridge based artists and crafters.

3rd annual Lost Arts Gift Sale
Sunday, December 13 from 12 pm – 5 pm
Designer Appliances Showroom, 208 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair, NJ< 07043
Free to attend
 
 

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble

The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble lights up the SOPAC stage on Sunday with an exciting performance of swinging holiday classics.Founded in 2001, The Juilliard Jazz Ensemble enters its 14th season led by newly-appointed director, alumnus Wynton Marsalis.

Juilliard Jazz Ensemble
Sunday, December 13 at 3 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here.
 
 
Check our Calendar for more happenings this weekend and enjoy!
 
 

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