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:
Live Stream Music & Theater
- Check out NJPAC’s virtual open mic tonight at 7 pm. Every week, they spotlight up-and-coming talent from all over New Jersey via Facebook Live.
- The Montclair Orchestra presents a virtual performance from Van Vleck House & Gardens on Saturday, November 19 at 7:30 pm. Enjoy chamber music presented in the gorgeous salon of the Van Vleck House from your own home. Witness the passionate and dynamic artistry of MO Mentors and Fellows as they perform string octets by Shostakovich and Mendelssohn.
- Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will perform at Mayo Pac on Saturday, November 21 at 8 pm in person, as well as livestream so you can watch from home, $20-$59.
- Pete Yorn will perform an all-request set via Veeps on Saturday, November 21 at 6 pm. Tickets are available here.
- Check out Montclair Film’s Virtual Cinema’s lineup this weekend. It’s the best way to watch the latest movies from home while supporting our non-profit organization.
Art, History, & Literature
- Montclair History Center presents History at Home: Making a Mark on Montclair – The Buildings of Francis A. Nelson tonight, November 19 at 7 pm.
- On Saturday, November 21 at 8 pm, NJPAC presents improv legends and Whose Line is it Anyway? veterans Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood unleash a wild, comedic ride with Stream of Consciousness, an all-new LIVE improv show via Zoom, where you are in the driver’s seat! $35
Social Distance Events
Van Vleck House & Gardens presents Deck The Halls – Home Edition on November 19 at 6 pm with a special virtual event. Makeup mogul and entrepreneur Bobbi Brown will discuss her personal wellness journey, her return to cosmetics four years after leaving her own brand and launching her new beauty brand Jones Road Beauty with fellow Montclair resident WNBC news reporter Tracie Strahan. Tickets are $20.
- Montclair Bikery will hold its 8th Annual Turkey Ride on Sunday, November 22, to collect turkeys for the Human Needs Food Pantry. Due to the pandemic, the Pantry is facing a growing client base.