Weekend Events: Live Music, Dance, Theater, Film, Social Events, and More!

This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough.

So many great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts to comedy and theater, to films and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening:

Live Music

  • Since Conrad Tao’s New Jersey Symphony appearance four seasons ago, his career has exploded. See him perform his own playful Spoonfuls and Tchaikovsky’s big-shouldered First, with Shostakovich’s lighthearted Ninth at NJPAC today, April 28 at 1:30 pm and Saturday, April 30 at 8 pm.

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  • See a Movie! Check out the weekend lineup at The Claridge.

Theater & Dance

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  • Celebrate the return of live theatre at Luna Stage this weekend with The Giant Void in My Soul—an existential comedy that explores how the joy is found in the journey and not the destination…or something.
  • Award-winning actor Frank Ferrante’s acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx features classic one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray for Captain Spalding.” See him at Mayo PAC on Friday, April 29 at


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  • Eric D’Alessandro’s star is rising fast. The comedian recently filmed his first stand-up special, and his pandemic music video “Mask Off Remix (Walmart Diss)” went viral (no pun intended). See him at NJPAC on Friday, April 28 at 7 pm and 9:30 pm.

Social Events

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  • Van Vleck House & Gardens presents its annual Spring Plant Sale all weekend offering a wide array of amazing plants to make your garden dazzling.
  • Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 30 at Montclair’s beloved indie Watchung Booksellers from 10 am – 5 pm.
  • MFEE presents ShowUS Montclair on Saturday, April 30 from 7 pm – 10 pm. The talent showcase celebrates Montclair’s talent and supports Montclair’s kids.

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