Weekend Events: Live Music, Comedy, Social Events, Cherry Blossom Festival and More!

This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

Here’s your guide to weekend events to enjoy:

Live Music

  • The SFJAZZ Collective is an all-star award-winning supergroup comprising nine of the finest performers/composers at work in jazz today. See them at SOPAC tonight, April 7 at 7:30 pm.

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  • APEX Ensemble joins the historic Montclair Art Museum to bring world-class chamber music to MAM’s Leir Hall on Friday, April 8 at 7:30 pm.
  • Shovels & Rope channel Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Americana and Blues through a nervy Indie Rock prism. They perform at SOPAC on Friday, April 8 at 8 pm.

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  • Outpost in the Burbs presents Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway on Friday, April 8 at 8 pm,
  • Experience the height of traditional Indian classical music with three world-renowned performers: tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, master veena player Jayanthi Kumaresh and acclaimed violinist Kala Ramnath at NJPAC on Saturday, April 9 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.
  • The Milk Carton Kids perform at SOPAC on Saturday, April 9 at 8 pm.
  • Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes deliver their soul-searing brand of raucous rock, blues, and R&B at Mayo PC On Saturday, April 9 at 8 pm.
  • Grammy-nominated artist Roseanna Vitro is a renowned vocalist specializing in Jazz. See her at SOPAC on Sunday, April 10 at 7 pm.


weekend eventsComedy

  • David Sedaris, one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers, will be at Mayo PAC tonight, Thursday, April 7 at 8 pm.


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Social Events

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  • Free First Thursdays at MAM are a once-a-month party at the Museum! Enjoy free general admission, engaging programs, food trucks, a cash bar, and so much more tonight, April 7 from 5–9 pm.
  • Out Montclair presents its Pride Beer Launch Party at Montclair Brewery on Sunday, April 10 from 5–9 pm.
  • The 2022 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival continues through April 10 with a variety of events.
  • Head to Hoboken (under the 14th St. viaduct) on Sunday, April 10 from 11 am – 4 pm, tfor an Artisan Market with 85+ Artisan Vendors, live music, nad more!

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  1. The HavDylan Cafe #6 at Temple Ner Tamid, Saturday, April 9, 7:30 p.m., featuring Montclair and Bloomfield band, The Reticents (Bob Mellman, Iris Schaffer-Hall, Doug Hall, Mike Levine, with Sammy Mellman on drums) perform the songs of Bob Dylan. $25 in advance https://www.nertamid.org/event/havdylan-cafe-.html, or $30 at the door. BYOB. Desserts served.

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