Weekend Events: Live Music, Montclair Jazz Festival Block Party, Film, Cabaret, and More!

This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

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Here’s your guide to this weekend events, both virtual and in-person, to enjoy:

Live Music

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  • Morris Museum presents Don Braden tonight, August 5 at 8 pm. Braden continues his exploration of the intersection of Jazz and Pop with a new program of his arrangements of works by Stevie Wonder and Earth Wind and Fire.
  • NJPAC’s Horizon Foundations Sounds of the City presents Tony Vega tonight, August 5 at 6 pm.
  • Mayo PAC presents Laurel Canyon, an acoustic tribute to the music of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young tonight at 7:30 pm in-person or virtual.
  • SOPAC presents Broken Arrow performing the music of Neil Young on Friday, August 6 at  8 pm.
  • Check out this weekend’s live music at Ruthie’s: Max Kaplan and the Magics
  • Check out this weekend’s live music at Just Jake’s: The Benjamins and Evolution X
  • Check out this weekend’s live music at Montclair Brewery: The Accelerators and The Max Kaplan Band

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  • Valissima Institute presents its exciting conductors and soloists in a concert with The Montclair Orchestra of symphonic repertoire including Schubert, Mozart, Haydn, JC Bach, and Vivaldi at SOPAC on Sunday, August 8 at 3 pm.

Theater & Dance

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  • Award-winning recording artist and entertainer Marieann Meringolo makes her Paper Mill Playhouse Brookside Cabaret debut this weekend with her critically acclaimed show, Between Yesterday and Tomorrow, celebrating the three-time Academy Award-winning songwriting team of Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Film

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Social Events

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  • The Montclair Jazz Festival returns for two all-day Block Parties at Lackawanna Plaza starting this weekend on Saturday, August 7 from 12 pm– 9 pm, and again on August 14.
  • Enjoy Al Fresco dining at the heart of Bloomfield Center at the Dinner Under the Stars series on Friday, July 25. Washington Street becomes an entertainment plaza from Glenwood Avenue to Farrand Street. Enjoy great food and be entertained by live music by Jacque Johnson.

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