The Weekend: Jazz, Hip Hop, a BBQ, Bourbon, & Biergarten Party, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 07, 2016 9:00am

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Another weekend full of great local events to enjoy!

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Here’s what else is happening:


POSTPONED: Due to expected severe weather, thefree screening of PURPLE RAIN has been moved to SUNDAY night.

The Montclair Film Festival Summer Series will present Purple Rain on Friday night and include a pre-show Prince tribute by Parents Who Rock band The No Rehearsals and special guests. It’s a Prince fan’s dream! Bring your picnics, lawn chairs, and blankets.

Montclair Film Festival presents Purple Rain
Friday, July 8 Sunday, July 10 at 7 pm
Van Vleck House 7 Gardens, 21 Van Vleck Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042

On Friday night, enjoy the 2nd Annual Evening of Jazz at The Montclair Inn featuring musician Fred Guterl and friends. BYOB and bring your own lawn chairs or blankets!

2nd Annual Evening of Jazz at The Montclair Inn
Friday, June 8 at 6:30 pm
The Montclair Inn, 27 Hillside Avenue , Montclair, NJ 07042
Free, but donations will be accepted


Rakim will perform at The Wellmont Theater on Friday night. In 1986, Rakim started to work with New York-based producer-DJ Eric B. The duo—known as Eric B & Rakim—is widely regarded as among the most influential and groundbreaking of hip-hop groups, due in no small part to Rakim’s technical abilities. Rakim pioneered a practice previously unknown to hip-hop called internal rhyming. Already an important aspect of traditional poetry, where rhymes could be found throughout the bar of a lyric which added to the rhythmic complexity of the song

Friday, June 8 at 8 pm
The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $25 – $55 and can be purchased online here
rp_maplewoodstock-logo.jpgMaplewoodstock, the two day festival of great music and arts, happens this Saturday and Sunday. There’s a lot going on at Maplewoodstock, especially for kids, but it’s really all about the music. This free event, at Memorial Park (right across from the Maplewood train station), will feature lots of talent throughout the day. Headliners include Railroad Earth, NRBQ, Maya Azucena, and Nicole Atkins. Plus great vendors and plenty of food!

Maplewoodstock 2016

Saturday, July 9 and Sunday, July 10 from 12 pm – 9 pm
Memorial Park, Valley Street and Oakland Road, Maplewood, NJ
Sunday Comics

If Sunday night finds you in need of a good laugh, head over to Tierney’s Tavern for Sunday Comics: “Shark Tank” Feeder Show & Natty’s Birthday! Special Guests include Sketch Comedy Duo Henry & Stein, Natty Bumpercar, KP Burk, Adam Lucidi, Chelsea Moroski, and Chris Sicoli. It’s all hosted by Rich McDonald.

Sunday Comics
Sunday, July 10 at 7:30 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$15 cash only, no minimum required
Reservations Strongly Recommended: 973.396.6952
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Kevin March, the General Manager at School of Rock Montclair, will perform with the band Guided By Voices as the headline act at the sixth annual 4Knots Festival at South Street Seaport on Sunday. Sharing the stage with Guided By Voices at the 4Knots Festival will be artists in a variety of genres, including alt country band The Strumbellas, rapper Kirk Knight, indie rock band Car Seat Headrest, folk punk duo Girlpool, Americana/EDM artist Bayonne, and many more.

Guided by Voices at the 4Knots Festival
Sunday, July 9 from 1 pm- 8 pm
South Street Seaport, One Seaport Plaza, 19 Fulton Street, New York, NY
Check our Calendar for more happenings this weekend and enjoy!

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