A look at N.J. leisure this weekend (July 9-11)

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Here is a small selection of events in the area – some in person, others online – that you might want to try out over the coming days.

Members of the American Symphony Orchestra give an open air concert at the Morris Museum in Morristown on Sunday, July 11th.Fat Jack

Art museums

JULY 10

MORRISTOWN “Dig It, Plant It, Eat It” Family Saturday, hands-on gardening, guided tour of the museum’s historic rooms and art project for 4-10 years accompanied by adults, 10 am, Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, 45 Macculloch Ave. Registration required. maccullochhall.org, 973-538-2040, diam. 11.

JULY 11

MORRISTOWN Presidential Memorabilia – Jefferson to FDR, Second Saturday Personal Presentation, 1:30 pm, Morris County Historical Society, Acorn Hall, 68 Morris Ave. $ 4- $ 10. morriscountyhistory.org, 973-267-3465.

comedy

JULY 10

NEWARK Mike Marino, 8:00 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $ 35. njpac.org, 888-466-5722.

ROSELLE Central Jersey Comedy Showcase hosted by Comedy Therapy, 8:00 p.m., Central Park Restaurant, 2401 N. Wood Ave. $ 20 and at least two items. eventbrite.com/e/158189144991, 848-391-8808.

To dance

JULY 9

WILDWOOD Dance Xplosion National Dance Finals, 7 am-11pm, also July 10th, 7 am-11pm Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. danceexplosiontalent.com, 516-781-3400.

Trade fairs / festivals

JULY 9

EAST RUTHERFORD State Fair Meadowlands, entertainment, rides, gambling, and other amusements, 3pm – 1am, also July 10th, 2pm – 1am; July 11, 2:00 p.m. to midnight, State Fair Meadowlands, 50 Route 120. $ 15- $ 35; online purchase only. njfair.com, 201-355-5911.

MILLTOWN North Brunswick Youth Sports Festival, horse rides, pig races, aerial acrobatics, motorcycle stunt show, magic show, food, vendors, fireworks on July 4th and 10th, 6pm – midnight, also July 10th, 3pm – midnight; July 11, 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. David B. Crabiel Park, Route 1. $ 7- $ 25. nbysf.com. Registration required.

WEST LONG BRANCH Monmouth University Music & Arts Festival, virtual performance by members of the Garden State Philharmonic for civil war music, Dixieland, ragtime and jazz, with solos by the Monmouth University Chamber Choir, the Blue Hawk House Band and a reading by former US -American musician poet award winner Natasha Trethaway, Monmouth University, Pollak Theater, 400 Cedar Ave. Free of charge, but registration required. monmouth.edu/mca/festival/, 732-263-6889.

WEST WINDSOR LEAD Fest State Fair, rides, live music and other entertainment, followed by fireworks on July 3rd and 4th, 5-11pm and 10-11am. July, 1 pm-11pm Mercer County Park, 1638 Old Trenton Road. $ 5 to $ 8. mercercountyparks.org, 609-799-6141.

JULY 10

JEFFERSON Jefferson Fest, food truck festival with music, fireworks, 5-11pm, Jefferson Township High School, 1010 Weldon Road, Oak Ridge. jeffersonarts.org, 973-697-2032.

music

JULY 9

EATONTOWN Grace Potter, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green”, 7:30 pm and July 10th, 7:30 pm Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. at Fort Monmouth. $ 45- $ 89. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

MILLBURN Brookside Cabaret, outdoor live performance with optional fixed-price dining at FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant, 7:30 pm, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $ 20- $ 35 and $ 20- $ 30 food / drink minimum. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

JULY 10

BEDMINSTER Whitehouse Wind Symphony, Free Field of Honor concert with patriotic selections, rock and jazz medleys, noon, Jacobus Vanderveer House, River Road Park, 955 Route 202/206 South. whitehousewindsymphony.org, 908-534-6662.

MADISON Nat Adderley Jr. Trio, 5 p.m., also July 10, 8 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main Street. At least $ 40 food and drink. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

JULY 11

EATONTOWN Salat, Count Basie Center “Concert On The Green,” 7:30 pm, Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. at Fort Monmouth. $ 49.50- $ 69.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

ENGLEWOOD pianist Carolyn Enger, free concert “Vienna in Englewood – Music of the 1820s” with works by Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, John Field, Schubert and Chopin, 3 p.m., Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. blackboxpac. de, 201-569-2070.

MORRISTOWN Members of the American Symphony Orchestra Woodwind Trio, open-air concert “Modernist Mexican Music and Margaritas”, 8 pm, Morris Museum, Normandy Heights Road 6. 50 USD for space for two guests by reservation only. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

OCEAN CITY Ocean City Pops, Grand Reopening Concert, 7 p.m., Ocean City Music Pier, Moorlyn Terrace at Boardwalk. $ 10. ocnj.tix.com, 609-399-6111.

OCEAN GROVE 67th Annual Choir Festival, free performances by choral singers from the eastern United States accompanied by the historic organ in the Great Auditorium, 7pm, Great Auditorium, 54 Pilgrim Pathway. oceangrove.org, 732-775-0035.

RED BANK Art Garfunkel, “In Close-Up”, 7pm, Count Basie Theater, 99 Monmouth St. $ 35- $ 89. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

SPARTA Florian Schantz Jazz Combo, outdoor concert and lecture by band members on music, composers, instruments and jazz techniques, 4 p.m., Van Kirk Homestead Museum, 336 Main St. $ 15. vankirkmuseum.org, 973-726-0883.

STANHOPE Stanley Jordan, Plays Jimi, 7pm, Stanhope House, outdoor beer garden, 45 High Street. $ 38.50 USD. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

theatre

JULY 9

ENGLEWOOD Sam Shepard Play Festival, screenings of “The Unseen Hand,” “Cowboy # 2,” and “Back Bog Beast Bait,” 8pm, also July 11th 8pm Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Avenue $ 20. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

FLORHAM PARK “Snug”, outdoor production by Bonnie J. Monte Homage to the mechanic band from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 8pm, also July 11th 8pm College of St. Elizabeth Greek Theater, 2 Convent Road (from Route 124.)). $ 40-45. shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600.

HACKETTSTOWN “Forever Plaid”, musical about the other side of a pop singer group who died in a car accident, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $ 22.50- $ 25.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE “Head Over Heels”, musical about the songs of the go-gos, 8 pm, plus July 10, 3 and 8 pm; July 11, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 25. musicmountainheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MIDDLETOWN “Shakin ‘the Mess Outta Misery”, open-air production by the Dunbar Repertory Company about the growing up of a young black girl in the 1960s in the south, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11, 4 p.m. Middletown Arts Center, 36 Church St. $ 20. https://middletownarts.org/shakin-the-mess-outta-misery, 732-706-4100.

MONTCLAIR “Brooklyn’s Bridge, a New Musical”, 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday, also 10-11. July; “Tasha, a protest piece”, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11, 3:00 pm, Montclair State University Theater and Dance Department “Virtual Spring Festival”. $ 10. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.

WOODBRIDGE “Kentucky Fried Calamari,” comedy about a country boy courting a city girl, 8 pm, also July 10, 8 pm; July 11th, 3 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, Avenel Str. 150 in Avenel. $ 49.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.

JULY 10

ENGLEWOOD Sam Shepard Play Festival, screenings of “Fools for Love”, “Cowboy # 2” and “The Holy Ghostly”, 8 pm, Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $ 20. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

FLORHAM PARK “Comedy of Errors,” open-air performance by the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, 8:00 p.m., also July 11, 5:00 p.m. College of St. Elizabeth Greek Theater, 2 Convent Road (off Route 124). $ 40-45. shakespearenj.org, 973-408-5600.

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A look at N.J. leisure this weekend (June 11-13)

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Here is a small selection of regional events – some in person, others online – that you might want to try out in the coming days.

Art museums

JUNE 11TH

HACKENSACK “Art Amble 2021”, art, music, dance and other cultural attractions in various locations in the district, until June 13th. Creative Bergen, artsamble.org, creativebergen@gmail.com.

JERSEY CITY “Synergy”, exhibition opening with works by Anthony Boone, Andre Kaulesar, and Bryant Small, 6-8pm, Prime Gallery, 351 Palisade Ave. primegallery.art, 973-953-6497.

OCEAN CITY “Chanel No. 5 ”, receptions, 6pm and 7pm, until June 11th. Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., first floor. ozeancityartscenter.org, 609-399-7628.

JUNE 12

GUTTENBERG “Foundation Story”, opening of the exhibition with works by Tenjin Ikeda, until July 4th Guttenberg Arts Gallery, 6903 Jackson St. By appointment and virtually. guttenbergarts.org, 201-868-8585.

PRINCETON “Art on the Plaza”, opening exhibition of the newly founded Princeton Artist Directory collective of visual artists, musicians, writers and performance artists, 11:30 am-2:30pm, Hinds Plaza, 65 Witherspoon St. princetonartistdirectory.com.

SUMMIT raku festival, showcase of the ceramic firing process with demonstrations and sales, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 12.-13. June. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St. 5 USD, free for ages 17 and over when accompanied by an adult. Reservation required. artcenternj.org, 908-273-9121.

June 13th

MONTCLAIR “State of the Art 2021”, Vernissage, 2-4 p.m., Studio Montclair Gallery, Bloomfield Ave 127. studiomontclair.org, 862-500-1447.

SPARTA “Rita Joyce – Evolution of an Artist”, Sparta Historical Society Summer Art Exhibition Opening Day, 1pm, Van Kirk Homestead Museum, 336 Main St. vankirkmuseum.org, 973-726-0883.

comedy

JUNE 11TH

LAKEWOOD “Countdown to Crushing Covid: A Concatenation Comedy Night”, Sean Morton, Sue Golden and John Kurschner, 8 pm, Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $ 25. strand.org, 732-367-7789.

MORRISTOWN Eric D’Alessandro, 7pm, also June 11th 9:30 pm; June 12, 7pm and 9.30pm; June 13, 7 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $ 35- $ 45. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

ROSELLE Comedy Showcase hosted by Comedy Therapy, 8:00 p.m., Central Park Restaurant, 2401 N. Wood Ave. $ 20 and at least two items. comedytherapy.com, 201-366-0011.

JUNE 12

RANDOLPH “Comedy on Calais,” adult show with Steven Rogers, Angela Sharp, and Shafer Ward, 6pm, Randolph Senior Community Center, 30 Calais Road. $ 20- $ 25. brundageparkplayhouse.org, 973-989-7092.

June 13th

RED BANK Mike Birbiglia, 4 p.m., Count Basie Theater, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $ 39. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

To dance

June 13th

HACKETTSTOWN New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet, Peter and the Wolf and Equilibrium, 2pm, Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $ 30. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

Trade fairs / festivals

JUNE 11TH

EATONTOWN LEAD Carnival, food, rides and magic shows, also June 11th 5pm – 11pm; 12-13 June and 12-23pm Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 36. $ 5. Leadrugs.org/lead-fest/carnival-monmouth/, 609-259-2500.

PARAMUS LEAD Mardi Gras, food, rides, magic shows, Westfield Garden State Plaza, second level, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. $ 5. Leadrugs.org/lead-fest/carnival-paramus/, 609-259-2500.

JUNE 12

FRANKFORD 11th Annual Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival featuring Blackberry Smoke, Outlaws, Artimus Pyle Band, The Weight Band, Pat Travers, Molly Hatchet, Marshall Tucker and Jessica Lynn, 12-8pm, Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road in Augusta. $ 25- $ 250. rockribsandridges.com, 973-882-8240.

JERSEY CITY Nimbus Arts Festival Family Art and Culture Day, artistic activities for all ages, youth performances, dance lessons, scholarship awards, magician performance, food trucks, art sellers with youth-oriented handicrafts, DJ dance party, 1 p.m., Mack-Cali Harborside Campus, 107 Morgan St . $ 15. eventbrite.com, 201-377-0718.

Toms River Pride features family-friendly outdoor shows, food, vendors, shopping, 11 am-5pm Sunday June 13th.tworivertheater.org

June 13th

TOMS RIVER Toms River Pride, family-friendly outdoor shows, food, vendors, shopping, 11 am-5pm, Downtown Toms River, Washington Street. exit82theatre.com/shows-events, exit82theatre@gmail.com.

music

JUNE 11TH

EATONTOWN Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green,” 7:30 pm, Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. at Fort Monmouth. $ 45- $ 89. suneaglesgolf.com, 732-389-4300.

MADISON Bernard Purdie Quartet, 5:45 pm and 8:00 pm Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 High Street. $ 40 minimum food and drink. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MILLBURN “Brookside Cabaret,” outdoor live performance with optional fixed-price dining at the FM Kirby Carriage House Restaurant, 7:30 pm, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $ 20- $ 35 and $ 20- $ 30 food / drink minimum. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

RED BANK Matt O’Ree Band, Led Zeppelin Tribute, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theater, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $ 32. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

STANHOPE Dana Fuchs, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, outdoor beer garden, 45 High Street. $ 33. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TUCKERTON Trudy Lynn, outdoor concert at the Lizzie Rose Music Room, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $ 30- $ 35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.

JUNE 12

BEDMINSTER “Harmony Rising,” outdoor parking lot concert with more than 80 singers from the Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus, Gimme Four Quartet with Tim Waurick, East Coast Sound Chorus, Cohesion Quartet and Hunterdon Harmonizers Chorus; also streamed live online, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, 311 Route 202/206. $ 20 suggested donation per vehicle. Rain date June 13th. ppch.org, 908-658-3346.

BOUND BROOK Sons of Skynyrd, Tribute Band, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $ 15-20. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

EATONTOWN Get the Led Out, Count Basie Center “Concert On The Green” Led Zeppelin Tribute, 7pm, also June 13th 7pm Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. at Fort Monmouth. $ 39- $ 59. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

JERSEY CITY New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Nimbus Arts Festival concert, with food trucks, drinks and art vendors in aid of the Nimbus Scholarship Fund, 7 p.m., Mack-Cali Harborside Campus, 107 Morgan St. $ 5- $ 80. eventbrite.com, 201-377-0718.

MADISON Karl Latham, Laurence Hobgood, and James Robbins, 6:30 PM and 8:40 PM, Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24. Main Street, USD 40 minimum food and drink. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

SCOTCH PLAINS Rumors, free drive-in concert with the Fleetwood Mac tribute band; Online registration required, 6:00 p.m., Union County Vocational and Technical Schools, 1776 Raritan Road. ucvts.tec.nj.us, ucnj.org/reserve.

June 13th

HOPATCONG The Jersey Tenors, Jersey Boys Tributes, 2pm, St. Jude’s Center, 40 Maxim Drive. $ 40. stjudehopatcong.org/events/jerseyboys, 973-945-7522 or 973-398-6377.

MADISON Sarah Partridge and Tomoko Ohno, 6:00 p.m., Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main Street. At least $ 25 food and drink. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MORRISTOWN Tesla Quartet, open air concert, 8 p.m., Morris Museum, Normandy Heights Road 6. $ 50 for two guests. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

SOUTH ORANGE Ember, on-site “Emerge” concert, 5:00 pm, Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St. $ 10. scholaonhudson.org, tinyurl.com/emberemerge, 973-202-0188.

theatre

JUNE 11TH

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “Old Ringers,” dessert theater production of a comedy about four older women running a phone sex service, 7:30 pm, also June 12th, 7:30 pm First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Avenue $ 25; Reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.

CRANFORD “A Doll’s House, Part 2”, Lucas Hnath “modern sequel” to the drama by Henrik Isben, 8 pm, plus June 12, 8 pm; June 13, 2:00 p.m. Cranford Dramatic Club Theater, 78 Winans Avenue. $ 18-20. cdctheatre.org, 908-276-7611.

LAMBERTVILLE “Murder at Cheltenham Manor, the Play”, Lou Palena Stage adaptation of the YouTube crime thriller, 8 pm, also 12.-13. June, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $ 25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

PISCATAWAY “ReThink: On Air”, ReThink Theatricals in-person production of five original radio plays with live stream option on Saturdays at 7 pm and June 12 at 7 pm; June 13, 2:00 p.m. East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road. $ 10 donation proposal. rethinktheatrical.org, 732-598-2154, boxoffice@rethinktheatrical.org.

POMPTON LAKES “Debouche”, personal staging following a French wine country group tour, 8 pm and June 12th, 8 pm; June 13, 3:00 p.m. Rhino Theater, 247 Wanaque Avenue. $ 25-30 $. rhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491. Registration required.

PRINCETON

Virtual Gala 2021, online fundraiser with virtual guest appearances by Emanuel Ax, Laurie Berkner, J’Nai Bridges, Shawn Colvin, Rhiannon Giddens, Joe Henry, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Nella, The Hot Sardines, David Sedaris, Somi and Mitsuko Uchida , Season preview and optional three-course menu for pickup at The Meeting House, 7:00 p.m., McCarter Theater. $ 100 and more. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

JUNE 12

MONTVILLE “Motherhood Out Loud,” personal performance of a collection of short plays, 8pm, The Barn Theater, 32 Skyline Drive. barntheater.org, 973-334-9320.

TRENTON “The OK Trenton Project,” outdoor documentary play reading about the “Helping Hand” sculpture removed from city property because it was considered controversial, 5pm, Mill Hill Park, East Front and South Broad Street . $ 10. Passetheater.org, 609-392-0766.

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A look at N.J. leisure this weekend

WHAT’S HAPPENING? Here are some events in the area – some in person, others online – that you may want to check out in the days ahead.

Art museums

10TH OF APRIL

MORRISTOWN “Natural Essence – Motion Perceived”, opening of the exhibition of figurative and kinetic metal sculptures by Brooklyn artist Alexandra Limpert, which runs until August 15. Open Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12 a.m. to 5 p.m. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.

11 APRIL

SANDYSTON 11th Annual Student Exhibition, Online Opening Reception at Zoom, 3pm, Peters Valley Craft Center, 19 Kuhn Road in Layton. petersvalley.org973-948-5200.

comedy

9TH APRIL

BOUND BROOK Comedy Night. Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St., opens its stage for live stand-up performances with Brian Scott McFadden, Adam Ollensis, and Regina DiCicco at 8 p.m., $ 20-25. brookarts.org732-469-7700.

10TH OF APRIL

AVENEL “Comedy Night Out,” Marion Grodin, Bill McCarty, Rich Aronovich, 8pm, Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. $ 29.50 USD. avenelarts.com732-314-0500.

To dance

11 APRIL

HOLMDEL Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, “The Bard at Bell Works” – Festival performance of the original ballet “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, 4pm, Bell Works, 101 Crawfords Corner Road. $ 32. axelrodartscenter.com732-531-9106.

music

9TH APRIL

MORRISTOWN Dead on Live, in-person and live streamed concert with the Grateful Dead tribute band, 7 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $ 25- $ 59. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Mariza, online release of the Fado concert “Mariza Sings Amalia”, also from April 10th to 11th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. $ 30. njpac.org888-466-5722.

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center will host a virtual concert by Portuguese fado singer Mariza on Friday, April 9th ​​at 8pm.njpac.org

10TH OF APRIL

RED BANK “Sinatra – a man and his music”, tribute concert “Pop-Up Stage” with Michael Martocci, 5 pm, also April 10, 8 pm; April 11, 5 p.m. Count Basie Theater, 99 Monmouth St. $ 69. countbasietheatre.org732-842-9000.

theatre

11 APRIL

RIDGEWOOD “The Witlings”, two-part live online production of the 1779 Fanny Burney comedy, 2pm today and April 18, First Flight Theater, $ 10 minimum recommended donation upon reservation. showtix4u.com773-307-4586.

Other

9TH APRIL

LONG BEACH 93rd Oscar-Nominated Short Films, in-person and online publication by Oscar nominees, Long Beach Island Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, 120 Long Beach Blvd. in loveladies. $ 12. lighthousefilmfestival.org732-270-6960.

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