Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: February 23 – 26

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 23, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


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

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Giveaway: moe. at The Wellmont, March 30

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


moe. will perform at The Wellmont Theater on Thursday, March 30 and Baristanet has two pairs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Can You Guess Paper Mill Playhouse’s Upcoming Season?

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Paper Mill Playhouse

Each year Paper Mill Playhouse runs a contest with five images that tease the titles of productions for the upcoming season. Can you guess what the theatre has in store for 2017-18 based on the images above?

Once you figure out the 5 productions that will run in Paper Mill’s upcoming season, email us at [email protected] with your guess. The first person to answer correctly will win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show. The deadline to enter is midnight February 26. The season will be announced on February 27.


Masterpiece and Merlot: Harlem Renaissance Edition at the Newark Museum

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Masterpiece and Merlot: Harlem Renaissance Edition

There are many “Paint and Sip” events these days, but this one is really unique and fabulous! Newark Museum will host a Masterpiece and Merlot: Harlem Renaissance-themed Paint and Sip on Friday, February 24.

The evening will focus on the Harlem Renaissance and the big band movement that followed, so they encourage all you Dolls and Cool Cats to put on your best flapper-style dress, fedora or zoot suit and Lindy Hop your way to the Newark Museum. Partake in an art studio painting session paired with a private tour of authentic works from the era in the museum’s Harlem Renaissance installation. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Tickets to See Robert Ellis at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Robert Ellis

Outpost in the Burbs will presents Texas-born singer-songwriter Robert Ellis in a “New Voices” show — which presents emerging or “indie” musicians to the Outpost stage — on Saturday, February 25 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! Opening the show will be Courtney Hartman.

Robert Ellis has named his new album after himself and the reason is clear. The album is both his most personal statement yet and a summation of his career thus far. Robert Ellis opens with “Perfect Strangers,” a meditation on what brings people together (and how tenuous that connection can be), and ends with “It’s Not OK,” a raw look at emotional compromise. Between those two powerful bookends are nine other songs that set Ellis’s soaring vocals and knowing melodies against his sharp, dark observations, and that show him in full command of a vibrant set of songwriting skills-irony, distance, character, narrative, a thoughtful relationship between sound and sense.

With just six songs, it’s astonishing how Courtney Hartman’s debut solo recording tells such a vivid story. ‘Nothing We Say’ is flush with intimate ruminations on her life as a traveling musician and a deep curiosity about the world around her. The luminous EP, delivers on the promise always apparent in her work as a guitarist and songwriter for Della Mae, the Grammy-nominated string band, along with her collaborations with Bryan Sutton, Jim Lauderdale, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Mike Campbell, among others.

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Ancient Order of Hibernians Celebrates 117 Years With a Dinner & Dance Party

BY  |  Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Brendan Gill, Celia Triggs Honohan, and Joe Lennon.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9, Montclair NJ, will celebrate its 117th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday February 25 at the Mayfair Farms, West Orange.

This year’s Guests of Honor are Hon. Brendan Gill, Celia Triggs Honohan, and Joe Lennon.

The annual event will begin with a cocktail hour, including open bar, hot and cold appetizers, a Martini Bar and a “Silent Auction”.  Dinner and dancing will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Irish and American music provided by The Eamonn Ryan Showband.

Dinner Chairman Jim Fallon invites the public to attend “one of the most enjoyable events of the St. Patrick’s Day season” and join them in recognizing the many achievements of the honorees.

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Montclair Sentinels 16-87 Host Annual Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser

BY  |  Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 25, the Montclair Sentinels 16-87 will host its 4th annual Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park.

You’ll enjoy music by DJ Hardcore, good food, fun, and fellowship to raise money for the Sentinels scholarship fund in honor of their departed brother Detective Carlos G. Wormley.

Detective Wormley was a lifelong resident of Montclair, and served his community with great pride. He was known throughout the community to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Detective Wormley was truly dedicated to his community, and held a special affinity for the youth of the community. He worked tirelessly as a DARE Officer, Mentor, and founding member of Project Oasis. It is in this spirit that we seek to assist youth of our community with a desire to carry on the work of our departed brother, by becoming a Montclair Police Officer.

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: February 16 – 19

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to film and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:
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Second Annual SOMA Film Festival at SOPAC: More Films, More Days

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

SOMA Film Festival

The 2nd annual SOMA Film Festival returns to the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) from March 9 – 12.

After the success of its inaugural launch in 2016, SOMA Film Festival has added an additional evening of films and an opening night party on March 9, which will combine local film fans with filmmakers who will be in attendance. The event promises to be rich with movie magic from filmmaker Q & A’s, along with a presentation of the inaugural “SOMA Film Festival Short Script” competition. A prize of $1,000 to help fund a short film, along with a debut at the next SOMA Film Festival will be awarded to a talented writer whose work made an impact on the panel of judges.

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Montclair NAACP’s 100th Anniversary Celebration at MPL Sunday

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair NAACP

The Montclair NAACP will celebrate its 100th Anniversary of the chapter at Montclair Public Library on Sunday, February 19 from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Mr. Albert E. Pelham, president of the Montclair NAACP, will be the guest speaker. The community event will kick-off with a solo performance of Lift Every Voice and Sing by Adrian Sneed, a student at Montclair High School. In addition, the Usaama Dance Company will share a special dance performance. Guests will enjoy samples of healthy Jamaican cuisine provided by Vital Dining.

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