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:
- Outpost in the Burbs presents An Intimate Evening With Bettye LaVette tonight, Thursday, May 12 at 8 pm.
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Tierney’s: Thee Volatiles, Watchung Mountain Riders, and 94 Proof
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Ruthie’s: D King
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Montclair Brewery: Rich Casella Band
- Check out this weekend’s live music at Just Jake’s: The Benjamins and Crash the Party
- The Wellmont presents the 6th Annual Freestyle Jersey Jam on Saturday, May 14 at 8 pm.
- Juilliard Vocal Arts Program joins APEX Ensemble for a season-finale performance featuring the next generation of vocal talent, alongside the next generation of orchestral musicians. See Emerging Voices on Sunday, May 15 at 3 pm.
- Morris Museum presents a world premiere percussion event featuring award-winning virtuoso, Britton-Rene Collins on Sunday, May 15 at 2 pm.
- See a Movie! Check out the weekend lineup at The Claridge.
- Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the New Jersey Symphony performing John Williams’ Oscar-winning score live to the complete film at NJPAC on Saturday, May 14 at 8 pm.
Theater & Dance
- Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific roars back onto the stages of America and speaks directly to the realities of this generation at Mayo PAC this weekend.
- This weekend, Class Act Performing Arts Studio presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel at SOPAC.
- George Lopez’s multi-faceted career encompasses television, film, standup comedy, and late-night television. See him at The Wellmont on Friday, May 13 at 8 pm.
- New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts presents Improv-Mania: An evening of live improv comedy featuring NJSDA’s troupes NUTTY BY NATURE, ON THE SPOT & SPARKS OF INSANITY on Saturday, May 14 at 8 pm.
- Hailed as “the reigning Queen of American stand up,” Whitney Cummings is one of the preeminent comedic voices currently working as a stand-up comedian, actor, writer, producer, and director. See her this weekend at NJPAC.
- Ladies Night Out in Uptown Montclair is back on Thursday, May 12 from 6-9 pm! Enjoy shopping, giveaways, raffles, food, and music! Bring your friends and make this night the night to laugh and dance the night away with the DJ!
- Celebrate Olmsted’s 200th Birthday at Anderson Park, Saturday, May 14, 1-4 p.m. (rain date Sunday) with live music, a vintage bicycle display, and a half-hour theatrical living-history portrayal of Olmsted by the actor Joseph Smith.