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
- From December 3–5, The Hold Steady will stream their Massive Nights event, a multi-night celebration of music and community, from New York’s Brooklyn Bowl. $15
- On Saturday, December 5 at 8 pm, Darlene Love will bring holiday classics and more for a one-night-only virtual holiday performance presented by NJPAC. It’s a rockin’ Christmas celebration you won’t want to miss! $35
- Enjoy Lindsey Buckingham livestreaming a performance titled “At Home With Lindsey Buckingham” on Saturday, December 7 at 7pm. $15
- Kashmir will perform live and a livestream show at Mayo PAC on Saturday, December 5 at 6 pm. The band recreates the sounds, the authenticity, and the experience of Led Zeppelin on tour. $39-$59
- 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 the non-profit organization.
Art, History, & Literature
- Join MAM Conversations tonight,Thursday, December 3, and spend the evening with artist Natalie Frank in her New York studio.Frank’s vibrant, visceral paintings use the figure to tell the story of what it means to be human. She explores issues of identity, femininity, and sexuality through work that toes the line between reality and the surreal.
- Succeed2gether’s 2021 Montclair Literary Festival kicks-off with a conversation between Jane Fonda and Chelsea Clinton on Friday, December 4 at 8 pm. They will discuss Jane Fonda’s new book, What Can I Do? My Path from Climate Despair to Action, and much, much more, with a Q&A to follow. $35
- Join MPL for another Open Book / Open Mind conversation on Sunday, December 6 at 4 pm. Award-winning novelist Alice Hoffman will be talking to book critic Elisabeth Egan about her latest New York Times bestseller, “Magic Lessons: The Prequel to Practical Magic.” Audience Q&A to follow.