The Weekend: Music, Art, Ballet, and More!

Celebrate Bloomfest 2013 Today

Lots going on this weekend!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:

First Free Thursday NightMAM’s First Free Thursday Night happens tonight and offers Flamenco Music, an interactive art project, a full-service bar, food from Thai Elephant and Original Soupman food trucks, a live poetry reading, Montclair Film Festival Lineup Preview, and, of course, art!

Free First Thursday Nights at MAM
Thursday, April 7 from 5 pm – 9 pm
Montclair Art Center, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

Rent Party

In Maplewood on Friday night, it’s a Rent Party. It’s a monthly party, founded in 2009, to benefit food pantries and fight hunger in SOMA. This month features live music from Montclair’s own The Porchistas, plus The Penniless Loafers and Elk City. This party, including beer, is sure to entertain.

Rent Party
Friday, April 8 from 8 pm – midnight
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ
Minimum $5 donation. 21 and over

Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation

The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation hosts a Harlem Renaissance Party to honor New Jersey Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and former Montclair Deputy Mayor and retired Montclair Police Deputy Chief Roger S. Terry Sr. for their years of service on Saturday. Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet, music and dancing!

Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Harlem Renaissance Party
Saturday, April 9 from 6 pm – 11 pm
Hanover Manor, 16 Eagle Rock Avenue, East Hanover, NJ
online here

Comedian, actor and singer Lea DeLaria, acclaimed for her stand-out role as Big Boo in Netflix’s hit Orange Is the New Black, performs material from her many award-winning appearances on and off Broadway at NJPAC on Saturday night.

Lea DeLaria
Saturday, April 9 at 6 pm AND 8:30 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $50 – $70 and can be purchased online here
rp_lunatic-fringe.jpgCelebrate ­­tax season with Lunatic Fringe, now in its 19th smash season! The only certain things in life are death, taxes and laughter at a Lunatic Fringe show!

Lunatic Fringe Improv Comedy
Saturday, April 9 at 8 pm
Glen Ridge Train Station, 28 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
$25. Call 973-429-1527 for information and registration.

 Atlantic City Ballet

The Atlantic City Ballet will perform its production of Bizet’s Carmen, the classic tale of seduction, passion, betrayal and murder, at SOPAC on Saturday. Featuring the original, breathtaking choreography of Artistic Director, Phyllis Papa, and an enthralling score by Georges Bizet, Carmen tells the story of a beautiful seductress, the two lovers who vie for her affection and the tragic outcome of their tangled affair.

Atlantic City Ballet’s Carmen
Saturday, April 9 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $25 – $30 and can be purchased online here

Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair presents A Springtime Soiree, music of spring, flowers, and love on Sunday. New Jersey Music Society will present works by Mozart, Scarlatti, Elgar, Saint Saens and Broadway Love Songs. The concert will feature Joseph Flaxman, baritone; Laura Flaxman, mezzo; Laura Melincoff, cello; Jessica Davy, clarinet; and Ed Alstrom, piano

A Springtime Soiree
Sunday, April 10 from 2 pm – 4 pm
Van Vleck House & Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Free, but reservations are required as seating is limited – Call 973-744-4752 ext. 2.


Vocalist Meg Beattie Patrick — accompanied by master guitarists, Charlie Jones and Julian Paul Keenan; upright bassist, Matt Raymond; and percussionist, Bruce Tyler —will deliver a unique jazz sound ranging from saucy to sublime. at Trumpets Jazz Club‘s Sunday brunch. Enjoy Music & food!

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Sunday, April 10 from 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
$10 music cover plus brunch includes complimentary champagne, mimosa or bloody mary

Check our Calendar for more happenings this weekend and enjoy!

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