The Weekend: Last One of 2015

Southern Italian Christmas Concert

It’s a quiet weekend, with Christmas tomorrow and upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations, but there are still ways to get out and enjoy the last weekend of 2015. Don’t forget about the Southern Italian Christmas Concert Extravaganza at DLV Lounge on Monday, December 28.

If you’re looking to get a last minute reservation for Christmas dinner, check out these options. If you are looking for a Christmas Eve service to attend, click here.

Here’s what else is happening this holiday weekend:


Moo Shu Shabbat 12-15Don’t celebrate Christmas? Spend December 25 following in a great tradition of the Jewish people—eating Chinese food! Temple Sholom is offering a “Mu Shu Shabbat” evening of fun for families on Friday with family activities for kids (and adults!) of all ages, including board games, arts and crafts and a children’s movie starting at 4 pm. A delicious Chinese dinner and Shabbat services led by Rabbi Laurence Groffman will follow.

“Mu Shu Shabbat” Evening
Friday, December 25 from 4 pm – 7:30 pm
Temple Sholom of West Essex, 760 Pompton Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ
$5 per person (under 3 free). RSVP at 973-239-1321

8TRACK8-300x300A perfect way to continue the holiday celebration after Christmas is at Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant’s Dave Stryker Eight Track Annual Day After Christmas Party.

Dave Stryker Eight Track Annual Day After Christmas Party
Saturday, December 26 for two sets at 8 pm and 10 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$18 pp music /$12 pp minimum

Michael Hill's Blues Mob

Or you could go sing the Blues at Hat City Kitchen in Orange to enjoy Michael Hill’s Blues Mob. The band will perform their on-of a-kind New York-Style Blues. With influences from rock, R&B, funk and more, you’re not just in for one helluva show but a “Celebration of Music.”

Michael Hill’s Blues Mob
Saturday, December 26 at 8 pm
Hat City Kitchen, 459 Valley Street, Orange, NJ
$10 cover

Umoja Dance Company

Umoja Dance Company Celebrates Kwanzaa at the Newark Museum on Sunday. One of New Jersey’s premier dance companies, Umoja draws inspiration from West African dance and drumming traditions to celebrate the meaning of Kwanzaa to “come together in unity.”

Umoja Dance Company Celebrates Kwanzaa
Sunday, December 27 at 2 pm
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Free with museum admission

Check our Calendar for more happenings this holiday weekend and enjoy!

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