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
- On Thursday, August 27 at 7:30 pm, Morris Museum will present the Lot of Strings Music Festival featuring Tesla Quartet. Enjoy the thrill of live music, and stunning sunsets from the comfort of your own socially distant 8’x8’ block. Bring your own chairs and refreshments and make an evening of the occasion!
- NJPAC presents virtual Sounds of the City with DJ Kiss and DJ M.O.S. spinning all your favorites on Thursday, August 27 at 7 pm.
- Country Sway’s Summer Sway Streamathon, from August 27–30, features more than 40 artist performances, and benefits the Music Health Alliance. Artists set to perform include Brandon Alan, Tim Atwood, David Adam Byrnes, Cadie Calhoun, Brian Callihan, Simon Casey, Lauren Davidson, Hayden Haddock and many others, with more to come.
- On Friday, August 28 at 7 pm, join Newark Museum for A Virtual Evening of Jazz with Mimi Jones & Luis Perdomo
- Enjoy the Jazz House Kids Friday Night Listening Party on Friday, August 28 at 8 pm
- Enjoy a concert by Dead On Live at the BergenPAC Sunset Drive-in Concert Series on Saturday, August 29 at 7 pm. With their unique approach of recreating all instruments, as well as the lush and complex vocal harmonies heard on the classic recordings of the 1970’s, Dead On Live has quickly become recognized as one of the top tribute acts around.
Film & TV
- 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 online artist series MAM Conversations on Thursday, August 27 at 6 pm as we visit Cara Romero’s New Mexico studio to talk about her unique perspective and new projects.Romero’s dramatic photographs blend traditions, mysticism, and spirituality with the often-difficult realities of contemporary Native American life. Using photography as a tool, Romero highlights the diversity and resilience of a thriving Indigenous culture.
Social Distance Events
- Bloomfield Center invites you for Al Fresco Dining and musical entertainment on Friday nights from 6 pm – 10 pm.