#SocialDistance Arts & Entertainment: May 6–9, Mother’s Day Weekend

This week’s Arts & Entertainment at home column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

A social distance weekend doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy arts & entertainment this Mother’s Day weekend!

Here’s your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy this weekend:

Live Stream Music & Theater

  • NJPAC presents Keb’ Mo live from City Winery tonight, May 6 at 7 pm. $20

social distance events

  • NJPAC presents an intimate livestream concert with Michael McDonald, featuring songs from Michael’s solo career, a few Doobies classics, and some select covers on Friday, May 7 at 9 pm. $20–$90
  • Singer-songwriter Dana Fuchs performs at SOPAC on Friday, May 7 at 8 pm. $15-$20 in-person, $10 virtual
  • Join NiCori Studios & Productions for Porch Performances: Music at the Mansion dinner and music series hosted by Corinna Sowers Adler. The evening will be safe, socially distant, and fun! Stearns Matthews performs on Saturday, May 8 at 7 pm.
  • Just in time for Mother’s Day, Broadway’s Kelli Rabke (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Les Miserables, Children of Eden) premieres Tiny Giants, a brand-new show celebrating the legendary ladies of song at Mayo PAC on Saturday, May 8 at 3 pm and 7:30 pm. $29–$59
  • Morris Museum presents Rhythm Method: Hidden Mothers on Sunday, May 9 at 7 pm. The Rhythm Method brings the music of historical female composers into the public eye through research, performance, and recording.

social distance events

  • Mayo PAC presents Dionne Warwick on Sunday, May 9 at 2 pm and 8 pm. $20


social distance events

  • Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater virtually at NJPAC. “Revelations Reimagined” explores Revelations in a new context: past and present, on stage and off, a cultural treasure that transformed modern dance forever and continues to reinvent itself. Saturday, May 8 at 7 pm and Sunday, May 9 at 3 pm. Free

Art & Literature

social distance events

  • Montclair Public Library presents Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Kate Tuttle of The Boston Globe tonight, May 6, at 7 pm.
  • Newark Museum invites you to step inside the world of Kevin Blythe Sampson on a virtual studio visit tonight, May 6 at 7 pm. Working with found objects, Sampson constructs sculptures that tackle difficult topics including politics, race, and religion. He uses a variety of objects like cement, bones, tiles, and fabric in various painting mediums including acrylics, oils and stains. Pull back the curtain with us and take a peek into the way Sampson creates his work.


social distance events

  • Join Montclair Film at its 10th-anniversary fundraiser on Friday,  May 7 at 7 pm. The Future of Montclair Film event will feature Evelyn & Stephen Colbert in conversation with Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. Following the conversation, the pair will join an online cocktail party to kick off the organization’s celebration of its 10th anniversary.


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