Parents Who Rock Tribute Show Honors Performers We Lost in 2016, 2/11

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017 8:06am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Parents Who Rock (PWR) has its tribute show tonight! Get tickets now for Celebrate The Great: Honor The Performers We Lost in 2016, featuring PWR artists performing music by musicians who died in 2016. Rock to David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Keith Emerson and more to raise money to benefit International Rescue Committee. Continue Reading

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: February 9 – 12

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lots of great local events to enjoy this first weekend of February! But make sure to check with the venue about events tonight, due to the snow! 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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Oscar Shorts Will Celebrate the Underdog For the 8th Year This Saturday

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 09, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Oscar Shorts

Oscar Shorts, a one-day festival of all the current year’s Oscar-nominated short films, will hold its annual screening of all the Oscar nominated short films (live, animated and documentary) this Saturday, February 11.

Born in 2010 out of the Montclair Arts Council, the film festival has developed a loyal following of interested film goers who value the rare opportunity to see all the Oscar nominated short films, documentary, animated and live action, in one day. By giving these “underdogs” of the Academy Awards an audience, the Festival helps to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of short films, and celebrate the talented individuals behind them.

Among the films is “Joe’s Violin,” the beautiful documentary by Montclair residents Kahane Cooperman and Raphaela Neihausen.

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Spero Plays Nyro — Laura Nyro Tribute by The Christine Spero Group at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 08, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Spero Plays Nyro

WINNER: Congratulations to owly1230!

Outpost in the Burbs presents Spero Plays Nyro — Laura Nyro Tribute by The Christine Spero Group — this Friday, February 10 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! Opening the show will be Garrison Starr.

In this heartfelt and moving tribute to Laura Nyro, one of the greatest and most covered songwriters of the 20th century, pianist, singer Christine Spero and her group take the listener on an unforgettable journey through some of Laura’s most memorable songs. Spero Plays Nyro reminds us that Laura’s music is poignant and timeless. The arrangements are hip, the vocals are beautiful, the musicianship is stellar. The exquisite arrangements are true to Laura’s originals but with many sweet creative touches, beautifully interpreted in the group’s own distinct style. Christine has fully recaptured Laura’s spirit and passion with beautiful renditions running the breadth and depth of Laura’s emotions. Drummer Peter O’Brien and bassist Scott Petito create a rhythm section that keeps the music driving and steady but never imposing. Saxophonist/percussionist, Elliot Spero, adds excellent sax solos, flutes and multiple percussion accents.

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Montclair Orchestra Kicks Off Inaugural Season with Performance at Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 07, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Public Library will host The Montclair Orchestra as they kick off their inaugural year with an open public session and performance on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m.

Orchestra President Andre Weker and Music Director David Chan.

Learn more about The Montclair Orchestra and the inaugural 2017 season at an open public session at Montclair Public Library in the Main Library auditorium. Orchestra President Andre Weker and Music Director David Chan will be on hand to talk about the plans and vision for the orchestra, and Quartet 212, made up of members of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will be performing. Continue Reading

POSTPONED: Glen Ridge Environmental Advisory Committee Presents The Wisdom to Survive, a Film on Climate Change

BY  |  Monday, Feb 06, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

NOTICE: Due to inclement weather, screening of the movie “The Wisdom to Survive” that was scheduled for this evening will be postponed until March 8, 2017.

The Glen Ridge Environmental Advisory Committee is pleased to present the film The Wisdom to Survive on February 9  March 8.

The Wisdom to Survive examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities. Will we have the wisdom to survive?

The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take action in the face of climate disruption. They urge us to open ourselves to the beauty that surrounds us and get to work on ensuring it thrives.



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Celebrates Local Irish Pubs at the Montclair Ambulance Unit 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Benefit

BY  |  Sunday, Feb 05, 2017 10:50am  |  COMMENTS (0)

St. Patrick’s Day Benefit

Montclair Ambulance Unit will host its 6th annual St. Patrick’s Day Benefit on Friday, March 3, at The Commonwealth Club.

In honor of St Patrick’s Day , MAU has noted that much is asked of Montclair’s Irish Pub owners but rarely are they feted. For this year’s event MAU is turning the tables and honor our local beloved Irish Pub owners: Chris and Sharon Egan of Egan and Sons, Paul Brewster and Dave Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald’s 1928 Tavern and Bill Tierney and Family of Tierney’s Tavern. They have been staunch supporters of the mission of MAU for many years and are valued members of the community.

The evening will feature delicious pub fare, beer, wine, Irish Coffee, Irish Whiskey, live music, a raffle and more. It’s a party not to be missed and a fitting opening to the St. Patrick’s Day season!

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Reel Montclair: Academy Award Edition

BY  |  Saturday, Feb 04, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Reel Montclair

Excited by this year’s Oscar race? There are so many excellent films nominated this year! You can join other film lovers for an exciting evening of in-depth conversation about the Academy Award nominated films, performances, and crafts, as well as the state of filmmaking today at Reel Montclair on February 9.

Moderated by long time Star-Ledger film critic Stephen Whitty, esteemed critics Alison Bailes (Sirius XM Insight, More), Stephanie Zacharek (Time Magazine) and Eric Kohn (Indiewire) will discuss merits of the films and performances that landed the greatest prize in Hollywood, an Oscar nomination. The event is produced by The Film Institute at Montclair State and New York Film Critic Series.

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Matisse and American Art Exhibition at Montclair Art Museum Opens This Weekend

BY  |  Friday, Feb 03, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Matisse and American Art

Matisse, La Danse (The Dance), 1935-36 Color aquatint in black, gray, rose, and blue. © 2016 Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

It was five years in the making, but it opens this weekend and Matisse fans will love it. Beginning on Sunday, February 5, Montclair Art Museum (MAM) will present Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine the French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present, which will only be shown at MAM through June 18, 2017.

This exhibition joins two other Matisse inspired ones at MAM:  Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection and Janet Taylor Pickett: The Matisse Series.

Featuring 65 paintings, archival objects, sculpture, prints, and works on paper, Matisse and American Art juxtaposes 19 works by Henri Matisse with 44 works by American artists, including Max Weber, Alfred Maurer, Maurice Prendergast, Stuart Davis, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, John Baldessari, Sophie Matisse, Faith Ringgold, and Helen Frankenthaler.

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: February 2 – 5

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 02, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Lots of great local events to enjoy this first weekend of February! 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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