This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.
With the increase of COVID cases, many events are being postponed or canceled, but there are some great events to enjoy this weekend. Please check with the organizer for updates.
Here’s your guide to weekend events to enjoy:
APEX Ensemble returns to the stage on Friday, January 14 at 8 pm at Central Presbyterian Church in Montclair. The program will feature works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Schoenberg, along with poems by Rilke, Dehmel, and Beethoven’s Immortal Beloved letter, read by Penwah. Tickets are available for both venue and live stream access.
- Get down and boogie to the greatest hits of the disco era when The Disco Nights perform at Mayo PAC on Saturday, January 15 at 8 pm.
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Montclair Brewery: Zuko Phillips Cohn & Starr
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Just Jake’s: The Benjamins and The Royals
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Tierney’s: Watchung Mountain Riders
- Check out this weekend’s live music at DLV Lounge: Richard Pierson’s Life Story Band every weekend.
- Stephanie Mills returns to NJPAC by popular demand on Saturday, January 15 at 8 pm. She’ll be joined by The Whispers, one of the longest-running R&B supergroups ever to grace the stage.
- New Jersey Symphony presents Grieg’s Piano Concerto at NJPAC on Sunday, January 16 at 3 pm.
- With more than 20 years as a stand-up comic, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country. See him at NJPAC on Saturday, January 15 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.
Art & Literature
- Open Book / Open Mind Online presents Khalil Gibran Muhammad and Jake Silverstein in conversation with David Troutt about The 1619 Project tonight, January 13 at 7 pm.
- Join The Newark Museum of Art virtually on Sunday, January 16 at 2 pm for an intimate panel discussion on art, equity, and activism and how the creative power of the arts helps keep the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive.