#SocialDistancing: July 23 – 26 – Arts & Entertainment at Home

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

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  • Katy Perry will headline the Tomorrowland Around the World Digital Festival on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 & 26 beginning at 11 am. . The EDM event will feature more than 60 artists, including Steve Aoki, David Guetta, and many others. Tickets start at $14.
  • The New Jersey Youth Symphony JTole Summer Jazz Workshop will present a free concert on Sunday, July 26 at 6 pm via Zoom. Over 80 students will join some of the top musicians and educators in the country for an evening of jazz featuring two big bands and eight combos performing the music of Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Duke Pearson, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, and more.

Film & TV

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  • Join the Montclair Film Carpool Theater this weekend! Screenings take the place at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex (Archery Field) beginning promptly at sunset (approximately 8:15 pm). Ticketed patrons should plan to arrive early in order to follow strict safety precautions for the screening:
  • 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
  • The NJ Jewish Film Festival is streaming online via Zoom with a screening of Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People on July 27 at 7:30 pm.

Art, Literature, & History

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  • Join Montclair Art Museum’s new online artist series MAM Conversations on Thursday, July 23 at 6 pm. MAM will talk with artist Joyce J. Scott and visit her in her Baltimore studio to find out what she’s been working on over the past few months.
  • On Saturday, July 25 at 3 pm, join Newark Museum for Roundtable: Foraging, Farming, and Feeling: Multispecies Urban Care in the Post-COVID-19 EraJoin the conversation that brings together urban farmers, foragers, activists, and artists as we explore how this moment has the potential to influence our relationship to plants and how we consider them

Social Distance Events

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  • 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!

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