The Weekend: Secret Supper Soiree, Dark Star Orchestra, Comedy, a Gala, and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 10, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Nellie McKay weekend

This weekend is jam packed with great local events to enjoy!

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening:

Colin Hay weekend

Colin Hay — the frontman, songwriter and vocalist behind pop sensation Men at Work (“Down Under,” “Overkill,” “Who Can It Be Now”) — performs new songs and greatest hits at NJPAC tonight. Hay has reinvented himself as a solo artist, regularly selling out venues across the U.S. and around the world, and introducing himself to a new generation of fans. The frequent use of his music in TV and film – including the hit shows Scrubs (on which he made several cameo appearances), Army Wives and Modern Family, and the soundtracks to the films Garden State and Words and Pictures – has proven the timeless appeal of his songs.

Colin Hay
Thursday, November 10 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $49 – $59 and can be purchased online here


mam weekend

Montclair Art Museum is throwing a Secret Supper Soirée on Friday night. You are invited to an evening of surprises in support of the arts. Enjoy your first cocktail at MAM and explore the galleries after hours. Join Chief Curator Gail Stavitsky and Director of the Vance Wall Art Education Center Leah Fox and participate in the contemporary art exhibition do it.Then, you will learn your SECRET DINNER DESTINATION to dine at a fabulous local home and mingle with MAM friends and arts enthusiasts.

Secret Supper Soirée
Friday, November 11 at 7 pm
MAM, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $200 and can be purchased online here


 The Wellmont presents... Dark Star Orchestra

Using entire shows from the Grateful Dead’s decades of touring as a launching pad, Dark Star Orchestra recreates song for song performances straight from historic set lists. The bandd will perform at The Wellmont Tehater on Friday night. Not merely mimicking the Dead, DSO instead seeks the individual style of each era and offers its own interpretations and improvisations for a group famed and loved for their interpretations and improvisations.

Dark Star Orchestra
Friday, November 11 at 8 pm
The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $29.50 – $65 and can be purchased online here


Christine Ebersole weekend

Christine Ebersole will share some intimate stories with the audience during her performance at Kean Stage’s Enlow Recital Hall in Union on Saturday. Join the New Jersey resident and two-time Tony Award winner for the musical smash Grey Gardens and the revival of 42nd Street, for an evening of Broadway classics and standards from the Great American Songbook.

An Evening with Christine Ebersole
Saturday, November 12 at 7:30 pm
Kean Stage, 1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ
Tickets are $45 – $60 and can be purchased online here


Lunatic Fringe weekend

There’s no better way to gear up for the stressful holiday season than with de-stressing laughter. Lunatic Fringe, New Jersey’s longest performing professional improv comedy troupe, is ready to deliver those laughs when the group performs at the Glen Ridge Train Station on Saturday. Now in their record-breaking 20th season, the comedians will bring their brand of witty and insightful humor as they draw on music and audience suggestions to create a show that’s different every time, but always funny.

Lunatic Fringe Improv Comedy
Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm
Glen Ridge Train Station, 28 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
$12 at the door, but with a reservation, admission is only $10. For reservations, call (973) 429-1527.



See New Jersey Ballet: Carmen with Don Quixote and Tango at MAYO Performing Arts Center on Saturday night. NJ Ballet’s sizzling season opener features passion with a Spanish flavor. George Tomal’s feature length ballet, Carmen, is shot through with intensity and an edgy sense of foreboding.  The wedding pas de deux from Don Quixote shows a romance with a lighter outcome.  Rounding out the evening, Johan Renvall’s high voltage Tango is a unique blend of tango-dancing and classical ballet that the New York Times described as “..tantalizing…sultry…explosive.”

New Jersey Ballet: Carmen with Don Quixote and Tango
Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm
Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Tickets are $29 – $59 and can be purchased online here



On Sunday, MSU Wind Symphony and University Singers will perform Alleluia and Nyon Nyon (Runestad), Stars (Ešenvalds) and Rorate Caeli Desuper (Caldwell & Ivory). MSU Wind Symphony presents works by Stravinsky, Varèse and Berlioz.

MSU Wind Symphony and University Singers Concert
Sunday, November 13 at 3 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here


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


  1. POSTED BY jonbonesteel  |  November 11, 2016 @ 7:53 am

    As always, thanks Georgette. An addition – The 10th Anniversary Lamp for Haiti Gala is tonight. for info.

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