This week’s Arts & Entertainment at home column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.
Heading into another week of social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, because staying home is the only way we are going to flatten the curve. That doesn’t mean your enjoyment of arts and entertainment is over.
Here’s your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home:
Live Stream Music & Theater
- NJPAC presents virtual Sounds of the City with DJ Rich Medina spinning all your favorites on Thursday, July 16 at 7 pm.
- Enjoy a livestreamed concert on Friday, July 7 at 5 pm, by Guided By Voices – the Indie-Rock band featuring Montclair resident Kevin March on drums. Tickets are $20 and 20% percent of ticket sales will go to venues the band has played over the years to help keep them afloat during COVID-19.
- On Friday night, July 17 at 8 pm, enjoy Jazz House KiDS Friday Night Listening Party: Jzz Vocals
- On July 18 at 9 pm, Bush will livestreaming a show from LA to promote their new album, The Kingdom. Fifty cents from every album sold during the livestream will be donated to voting registration nonprofit When We All Vote.
- While the Metropolitan Opera House remains dark, Met Stars Live in Concert will allow audiences to experience extraordinary solo and duo performances by top singers—streamed live online. The series kicks off on Saturday, July 18 at 1 pm, with German tenor Jonas Kaufmann at the Polling Abbey outside Munich. Tickets for each recital are $20, and the performances will remain available on demand for 12 days.
Film & TV
- The NJ Jewish Film Festival is streaming online via Zoom with screenings of Flawless, Love in Suspenders, and Advocate this weekend.
- Each week, The Montclair Film Discover Together program, shares a weekly schedule and encourages everyone to watch along at home on your own time, on the device of your choice (each film is available on one of the popular streaming services), and share your thoughts online by tagging them @MontclairFilm
Art, Literature, & History
- Join Montclair Art Museum’s new online artist series MAM Conversations on Thursday, July 16 at 6 pm. MAM will talk with Alexis Rockman about his recent watercolors and how his monumental painting Pond Life has inspired new work.
- On Saturday, July 18 from 12 pm – 5 pm, join Newark Museum for Community Day: Celebrating Pride.
Social Distance Events
- Bloomfield Center invites you for Al Fresco Dining and musical entertainment on Friday nights from 6 pm – 10 pm.
Know of any other socially distanced events happening this weekend? Please share in comments!