The Weekend: Music, Workshops, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 14, 2016 10:00am

Bastille Day

Another weekend full of great local events to enjoy!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:

Tiempo Libre

One of today’s hottest Latin bands – Tiempo Libre, a triple Grammy nominee – celebrates Afro-Caribbean music at Horizon Foundation Sounds of the City at NJPAC tonight. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre is acclaimed for its sophisticated tropical music, featuring an irresistible, exhilarating mix of jazz harmonies, contemporary sonorities and seductive Latin rhythms. Opening the concert is the Nicki Denner Trio. Pianist and composer Nicki Denner, a musician who has worked with Sheila E., Savion Glover, Doc Severinsen and many jazz artists here and abroad.

Tiempo Libre
Thursday, July 14 at 5 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Lily Vakili

Lily Vakili will perform at Trend Coffee & Tea House in Montclair on Friday night. The Montclair artist will perform some of her Meadowlands tunes, some cover tunes, love tunes, peace tunes, and more.

Lily Vakili
Friday, July 15 at 8 pm
Trend Coffee & Tea House, 411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free admission
Friday Night Outdoor Music Series

The annual Friday Night Outdoor Music Series at Watchung Booksellers features The Zach Adleman Group performing jazz this weekend. Order dinner from Tiny Elephant, do some book shopping, and enjoy the music.

Friday Night Outdoor Music Series at Watchung Booksellers
Friday, July 15 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042


Want your iPhone photos to be the best they can be? Take a class at Montclair Art Museum on Saturday. Go beyond the simple snapshot and learn the tips and tricks of taking stunning photos with your smart phone. Maximize the potential of those photo-editing apps and learn the best ways to crop, color, and store your pictures both in and out of your iPhone. You will be amazed at what you can do. And so will your friends!

Adult Art Workshop: iPhone Photography
Saturday, July 16 from 11 am – 2 pm
Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$40 members / $60 nonmembers. Register online here

The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet

The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet will perform at Trumpets Jazz Club on Saturday night. The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet brings together the elemental qualities of four creative jazz musicians: the buoyant lighter-than-air swing of Bill Chattin‘s drums; the earthy melodic pulsations of Don Messina’s bass; the oceanic depth of Charley Krachy‘s tenor; and the fiery adventurousness of Kazzrie Jaxen‘s piano.

The Kazzrie Jaxen Quartet
Saturday, July 16, 2 sets at 8 pm and 10 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
$20 at door / $18 in advance online / $12 pp minimum

newstiiiiickerMontclair’s own The Porchistas will celebrate the release of their new single at Tierney’s Tavern on Saturday night. “Did you know that thousands of people believe that President Obama went to Mars when he was a teenager? We dug deep into the wild world of Obama conspiracy theories and wrote a song about it. We won’t tell you much more about it other than that the title is “Ebolabama” and it will be the first song on an EP that is currently in the works.” Live Lombardi annd Accidental Seabirds will join them.

The Porchistas single release party
Saturday, July 16 at 8:30 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 138 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
$10 cover
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

See The Mystery of Edwin Drood in its last weekend of performances at SOPAC on Sunday. Light Opera of New Jersey presents Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel. This musical seeks to write the ending that Dickens never finished.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sunday, July 17 at 2 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $30 – $40 and can be purchased online here

Check our Calendar for more happenings this weekend and enjoy!

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