Lots to do this hot July weekend!

Amy Beshara Watchung Booksellers offers another night of its Books and Comfort Summer Music Series tonight. Go browse books while you enjoy complimentary nibbles from Comfort Food Kitchen and wine with live music playing in the background. This weekend award-winning violinist and fiddler Amy Beshara and blues guitarist Max Carmichael will play traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, North America, and even Syria.

Books and Comfort Summer Music Series
Friday, July 5 from 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042


Morrow Turnover SaleThe annual mega-rummage sale known as the “Miracle on Baker Street” is open in Maplewood. Morrow Methodist Church, located on Baker Street, opens its doors and tent flaps to the public for the 80th annual Turnover Sale. Two full floors of the church are transformed into a full-fledged department store with a 40×40 tent to add even more space! Shoppers can find everything from Stickley furniture to a Hermes scarf; American Girl dolls with all the accessories to Tiffany jewelry, all for a fraction of the original price.

Morrow Church Turnover Sale
Saturdays – July 6 and 13 (9 am – 12 pm). The last day of the sale is Thursday – July 18 (9 am – 12 pm)
Morrow Methodist Church, Ridgewood Road and Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ
Free to attend, great bargains to be had


kimberly nicholeVogue, MTV UK and Seventeen Magazine have all recognized Kimberly Nichole for her sense of style, stage presence and captivating voice. Described as an “avant-rock n soul, tutu-clad,” song stylist and songwriter, Nichole hails from Seattle, Washington, the city that spawned music innovators Quincy Jones, Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix. Kimberly Nichole will perform her diverse style of music at Montclair’s intimate Adinkra House on Saturday, July 6.

Kimberly Nichole at Adinkra House
Saturday, July 6. Doors open a t8 pm / show at 9 pm
Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Donation $20 at the door $15 in advance online. Call for details: 800.266.4601


All We Are, A Christian band from Texas, will perform a benefit concert MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless) on Saturday at Grace Presbyterian Church in Montclair this Saturday. MESH partners with churches and synagogues, as well as local restaurants in the Montclair community, to serve over 3,000 nourishing evening meals for homeless and near-homeless residents of Montclair as part of its MESH Cafe initiative.

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All We Are Concert for MESH
Saturday, July 6 at 7 pm
Grace Presbyterian Church, 153 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Free to attend, free will offering for donations


Comedy Catalyst

Montclair’s Natty Bumpercar—an animator, artist, comedian and director—will celebrate his birthday with a special Comedy Catalyst show and roast at Tierney’s tobenefit PAWS of Montclair. Special Guests include Buddy Flip & Christine Grillon… with Natty Bumpercar,  Joe Carney, Brett Druck, Mike Fortino, Kevin Joseph Garifo, and Rich.

Comedy Catalyst: Natty Bumpercar’s Birthday
Sunday, July 7. Seating at 7:30 pm, show at 8 pm
Upstairs at Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043
$15 with NO food or drink minimum required / Cash only, 21 & over
Reservations Recommended. Call 973.731.2967


Check out our calendar for all the happenings this weekend.