This week’s Arts & Entertainment at home column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.
A social distance weekend doesn’t mean your enjoyment of arts and entertainment is over.
Here’s your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy this weekend:
Live Stream Music & Theater
- Join a cappella ensemble, Sweet Honey in the Rock with SOPAC for an MLK Day Celebration: Reclaiming the Beloved Community on Sunday, January 17 at 3 pm and 8 pm. With six-part harmonies and sign language interpretation, Sweet Honey’s sound ranges from African to Blues to Gospel and Jazz.
- 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.
- SOPAC and SouthNEXT present The Comedian as the Truth Teller on Thursday, January 14 at 7:30 pm. A discussion between four diverse stand-up comedians on how to deal with social justice issues and listen to opposing viewpoints while staying sane (and perhaps even laughing a bit).
Art & Literature
- Set in The Newark Museum of Art’s Victorian-era mansion, Escape from The Ballantine House on Thursday, January 14 at 7 pm, challenges you and your friends to race the clock as you try to find the hidden Ballantine Beer recipe and escape the house before getting caught. This experience will be available on Zoom with a facilitator.
- Join Met curator Andrew Bolton and exhibition designer Es Devlin—with “Elle Decor” Editor in Chief Asad Syrkett as moderator—for a conversation that reveals the design inspiration behind the exhibition “About Time: Fashion and Duration.” Sunday, January 17 at 11 pm.
- Join the opening reception for Studio Montclair’s “Privilege, Power, and Everyday Life” exhibition on Sunday, January 17 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm.
- The YMCA of Montclair invites you to the first 2021 Brave Space Community Dialogue on the eve of MLK Day, Sunday, January 17, from 7-8pm.