Some great events to enjoy this weekend. We told you about:
- 7th Annual Local Harvest in Maplewood
- The NOMAN Campaign event at 3Sixty Cycling Studio
- Opera Theatre of Montclair presents the Giuseppe Verdi classic Nabucco
- The 10th Annual West Orange Classic Film Festival
- Bowtie Cinemas “Cine Classics” Classic Film Series
And there’s more. Here are your weekend highlights:
A quest for meaning in their lives leads two outwardly unremarkable middle-aged women on a rousing tour of India, each one having her own secret dreams of what the fabled land of intoxicating opposites will do for the suffering she hides within in Terrance McNally’s A Perfect Ganesh. The play previews at Luna Stage tonight, Thursday, January 29. “Faced with the women’s despair, who but the golden elephant god could intervene? Fluid in his power to assume any guise, at peace with all things, Ganesha is the spiritual center around which the play spins itself, drawing upon the tragic and the comic, the beautiful and the deplorable, until a breathtaking release arrives for both women at his hands.”
The Perfect Ganesh
Thursday, January 29 – February 22
Luna Stage,555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here
On Friday night go sing the Blues at Trend Coffee & Tea House in Montclair with town-based band Black Lace Blues. They’ll perform their eclectic, upbeat mix of Blues, Funk, Rock, Reggae and other genres of music. The band features Brian Feldman on Guitar, Bruce Tyler on Drums, Max McMahon on Bass, Hilly Ephrose on Keyboards, and Larry’The Lip’Lipschultz on Harmonica.
Black Lace Blues at Trend
Friday, January 29 at 8:30 pm
Trend Tea & Coffee House, 411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
See Other People’s Money, a drama/comedy, at Studio Playhouse in Montclair before it closes this weekend. This compelling drama explores whether corporate raiders are creatures from the Black Lagoon of capitalism or realists. This play by Jerry Sterner was first produced in New Jersey in 1987.
Other People’s Money
January 29 and 30 at 8 pm, January 31 at 3 pm
Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place, Montclair, NJ, 07043
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here
On Saturday, head upstairs at Tierney’s to see The Hey Honeys, Montclair, NJ’s original alt-rockers ready to set the music world on fire with their debut CD, Throwing Quarters into Fountains. Formerly Client No. 9, The Hey Honeys teamed up with renowned producer, JP Bowersock, known for his work with The Strokes, to create a collection of super catchy tunes with equal parts attitude and mojo.
The Hey Honeys CD Release Party
Saturday, January 31 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
$10 cover (Free CD with paid admission
Or head over to The Stone Depot in West Orange to see Miss Lucy & Walker Blue, a Chicago- and Delta- based Blues band from the NYC area. Formed from members of several prominent area blues and swing bands around Miss Lucy, the band captures the spirit of a mid-century, midwest blues band. Muddy, Wolf, and Albert Collins, all the way to ZZ, Clapton, and (if you’re nice) Screaming Jay Hawkins, it’s all part of Miss Lucy’s musical vernacular. Delta slide to Chicago harp, Miss Lucy & Walker Blue will have you swinging from the rafters while they tear the house down. An act truly NOT to be missed.
Miss Lucy & Walker Blue
Saturday, January 31 at 9 pm
The Stone Depot, 437 Main Street, West Orange, NJ
Check out our Calendar for other local happenings.