Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 20 – 23

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Lots of 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:
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FREE Outdoor Concert: Oscar Noriega Trio, Montclair Library, 7/25

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 19, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Seed Artists and the Montclair Public library present a FREE outdoor concert of cutting-edge jazz and creative music from the Oscar Noriega Trio: three musical explorers taking jazz into the future. Led by Brooklyn-based Noriega (reeds), this all-star trio features alt-rock superbassist Trevor Dunn and Montclair’s own Pheeroan akLaff (drums).

Named Downbeat’s 2017 Rising Star on Clarinet, multi-instrumentalist and composer Oscar Noriega has performed with jazz giants such as Lee Konitz, Anthony Braxton, Dewey Redman and Paul Motian. Beyond his own projects—including Trio Hornitos and Banda de los Muertos–Noriega is a member of the renowned avant-jazz groups Endangered Blood and Tim Berne’s Snakeoil.

Bassist Trevor Dunn rose to fame as a member of the experimental rock band Mr. Bungle, and his impressive list of credits includes Fantômas and Tomahawk, heavy-metal heroes The Melvins, and more than 20 recordings with John Zorn.

Seed Artists founder Pheeroan akLaff became a major figure in the 1970s jazz avant garde, and has played with masters from Cecil Taylor, Sam Rivers and Andrew Hill to Pulitzer nominee Wadada Leo Smith and fellow Montclairians Oliver Lake and Andrew Cyrille. He has also led a Double Duo ensemble with saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Mixashawn, leads percussion workshops around the world, and is a longtime instructor at Wesleyan University.


Kid-friendly, like every Seed Artists event. Grab some chairs, bring the kids, and make the most of your summer nights.

When: Tuesday, July 25th – 7pm
Where: Montclair Public Library plaza, 50 South Fullerton Avenue
Cost: Free

Maplewood Reporter Mark Mooney Spins Travel Yarn that Goes Around the World

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

If you like great storytelling with rich and vivid detail, carve out time to see Maplewood’s Mark Mooney talk about his book Three Cents a Mile, which recounts his travels around the world, at the Maplewood Memorial Library (51 Baker Street, Maplewood) on Saturday, July 29 from 3-4 p.m.

The veteran New York Daily News reporter learned to hitchhike while growing up in rural upstate New York and thumbed his way across the U.S. during the late 60s. In his book Three Cents a Mile Mooney chronicles his greatest hitchhiking adventure — 41,000 miles around the world — from 1978-80. Continue Reading

Giveaway! Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour at Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

He promises to be extra naughty, so you won’t want to miss Craig Ferguson: The New Deal Tour this Friday, July 21 at the Wellmont Theater!

Best known for being the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, the Scottish-born Ferguson, a Peabody Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominee, is a stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist.

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 13 – 16

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Lots of 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:

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Old School Soul & Funk! DJ Brother Mister Dance Party to Kick Off Montclair Jazz Festival

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Get your tickets for the first annual DJ BROTHER MISTER DANCE PARTY on Friday, July 28th!

DJ Brother Mister, the alter ego of American jazz bassist virtuoso, Christian McBride, spins old-school soul and funk for a night of movin’ and groovin’ to kick off the Montclair Jazz Festival!


Friday, July 28, 8 p.m. 18 Label Street, Montclair. $15 advance; $20 at the door; age 21 and up. Cash bar and nosh. Get into the party for free by becoming a Friend of the Festival.

Giveaway: Classic Albums Live at The Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Calling all Jimi Hendrix fans! Win tickets to Classic Albums Live at the Wellmont Theater, on Thursday, July 20, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced.” Continue Reading

The Creativity Caravan Announces New Exhibit, “The Anarchy of Emotion” and Artist in Residence

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 09, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

“The Anarchy of Emotion,” featuring the work of Glen Ridge photographer Walter Oliver, debut this month at The Creativity Caravan (28 South Fullerton Avenue) and will run through August 5, 2017.

The collection of images reflect the human instinct to express emotion, and in this case to express it anonymously and public via street art or graffiti, even if it means flouting the law. As part of this exhibit, viewers will be invited to interact with the photographs in various ways, and several public programs in conjunction with the exhibit are planned for children and adults. Continue Reading

Celebrate Bastille Day With FIAF at Van Vleck House & Gardens!

BY  |  Friday, Jul 07, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

FIAF’s popular Bastille Day Celebration in Montclair, as part of New Jersey’s Le French Week festival, returns to the scenic Van Vleck House & Gardens on Friday, July 14. Uniting French speakers, Francophiles and bon vivants of all stripes, this year’s festive soirée kicks off with a special VIP Hour with Champagne & Macarons, and features a Silent Art Auction to benefit FIAF Montclair’s Scholarship Fund for Children.

This festive evening coincides with France’s national holiday, honoring the storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789 and the birth of the modern French nation. FIAF’s summer celebration will bring the spirit of la fête nationale to Montclair with an entertaining night of delicious French cuisine, wine and music.

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 6 – 9

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 06, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Lots of 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:
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