Start you weekend off by doing Downward Dogs on Church Street in Montclair tonight for Garden State Yoga’s 3rd Yo-Tiki event. They close of the street, play music, light Tiki torches and do yoga under the stars. Bring a mat, some water and get ready to do some Warrior poses with the community. Check out last year’s event:
GSY Yo-Tiki 2013
Thursday, June 6 at 7 pm
Church Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
If you’ve never attended Montclair Art Museum’s First Free Thursday Night, tonight is definitely the night to go. And if you have been before, you’re in for an even better experience. In addition to the late hours, free admission to the galleries,and Egan and Sons‘ full-service bar, MAM has added a Java Love Coffee Bar which will be serving its popular cold brew coffees for you to enjoy. The Store at MAM will also host a trunk sale with local artist Trudy Solin. Solin is an accomplished sculptor who has turned her talents to jewelry design showcasing her creativity, style, and artistic flair. Each piece is a one of a kind creation featuring beads formed, painted, and fired by hand.
Free First Thursday Night
Thursday, June 5 from 5 pm – 9 pm
MAM, 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Something funny’s going on in Bloomfield. From the creators of Ragtime and Seussical, Lucky Stiff is a well-oiled musical farce which concerns Harry, an mild-mannered English shoe salesman, who must take his recently murdered (and embalmed) uncle to Monte Carlo in order to inherit six million dollars. If he doesn’t fulfill the task, all of the money will go to the Universal Dog Home in Brooklyn, and Harry hates dogs. 4th Wall Theatre presents this production at Westminster Arts Center. With zany characters and plenty of plot twists, this show is a delight from beginning to end.
Friday, June 7 at 8 pm
Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Tickets are $26 and can be purchased online here
The first Annual Pine Street ArtsFEST offers a festival and chalk street art all throughout the day this Saturday. Music and live entertainment will entertain. Musical guests include: Rich Reiter Djembe Drum Circle, Cran-Grapes, Jazz with guest of honor Cidinho Teixeira, Blues with Ulysses Dunmore, Indian Sitar and Drums, Evan Robb Reggae DuoRobb, the Opera Theatre of Montclair and Oxygen Box. Specialty craft and food vendors will also sell their wares and you can take an Urban Garden tour.
Pine Street ArtsFEST
Saturday, June 8 from 1 pm – 9 pm
73 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Now in its third year, the North Jersey Pride Festival is a family-friendly event bringing together LGBTQ folks and straight allies from all over the Garden State to celebrate diversity and promote equality this Sunday. In each of its first two years, the festival in SOMA more than doubled attendance. This year, it’s even bigger. Live performance from nationally acclaimed artists and groups will entertain all day: Antigone Rising, A Great Big World, Chevonne and the Fuzz, Alexandra Kelly, Jessica Kirson, Lavender Light Gospel Choir, Lori Michaels, Marquee Five, Paper Mill Playhouse Broadway Show Choir, and the Well-Strung singing string quartet.
North Jersey Pride Festival
Sunday, June 9 from 12 pm – 6 pm
Memorial Park Amphitheater, 124 Dunnel Road, Maplewood, NJ
There’s also some great local author book signings at Watchung Booksellers, The Outpost in The Burbs Tri-Bill concert, featuring The Jammin’ Divas, Bobtown, and Tall Heights, and Montclair Art Museum’s fourth juried fair, “Collecting Art: An Affordable Art Fair,” on Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9.
Check out our calendar for all the happenings this weekend.