Lots of great events to enjoy this last weekend in February!
We told you about:
- A Ballerina’s Tale screening
- Rhett Miller at Outpost in the Burbs
- YMCA of Montclair’s Black History Month events
- The aCATemy Awards at MTAS
- The Underdogs of the Oscars – The Short Films
Here’s what else is happening this weekend:
Enjoy the British Invasion with RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles tonight at NJPAC. The world’s most acclaimed, multimedia spectacular salute to Paul, John, George and Ringo returns to NJPAC by popular demand! Take a musical journey through the life and times of the Fab Four, with all the classics you love, performed live: “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Hey Jude,” “Let It Be” and many more timeless hits. This new RAIN goes further than before into the Beatles’ vast discography. It’s “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles!,” raves The Associated Press.
RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles
Thursday, February 25 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $39.50 – $69.50 and can be purchased online here
Tonight at the Shea Center for Performing Arts in Wayne see Mixed-Race Mixtape. The interactive performance focuses on complex issues, such as race, class and identity by melding rap, monologues, and instrumentals into a powerful theater show. The production concludes with a post-show discussion.
Thursday, February 25 at 7 pm
Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ
Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online here
.38 Special will perform their hits “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” and more at The Wellmont Theater on Friday night.
Friday, February 26 at 7 pm
Old Mogul Theatre, 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $10 ($12 at the door) and can be purchased online here
The Cali School of Music/Dept. of Theatre and Dance at MSu presents its production of The Producers beginning this Friday. Enjoy the story of fading Broadway producer Max Bialystock, who convinces accountant Leo Bloom to help him produce the guaranteed flop Springtime for Hitler, so they can run off with the money. This laugh-out-loud spectacle may be the funniest musical of all time!
Friday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here
On Saturday night head to Montclair’s intimate Adinkra House to see Mavis Swan Poole perform. Crowned “Little Ella” by legendary trombonist Curtis Fuller, award winning vocalist, composer, and bandleader Mavis ‘SWAN’ Poole is generating quite a buzz on the music scene.
Mavis Swan Poole at Adinkra House
Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm
Adinkra House, 26 Pleasant Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Donation $25 at the door/ $20 in advance online
Or head to Rock the Mount, Mt. Hebron Middle School’s Rocking Fundraiser, at Tierney’s. The show will feature Mt. Hebron parent musicians performing with their bands to raise money for the school’s PTA. The lineup includes The Thousand Pities, Whatserface, and Sock Monster.
Rock the Mount concert
Saturday, February 27 T at 8 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $20 online here or $25 cash at the door
Canadian genre-bending band Cowboy Junkies will make a return visit to SOPAC on Saturday night. For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies has remained true to its unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is its musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty.
Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $38 – $60 and can be purchased online here
Watchung Booksellers will host Jasmin Singer for a book reading and signing to celebrate the release of her new memoir, Always Too Much and Never Enough. Told with humble humor and heartbreaking honesty, Always Too Much and Never Enough is the story of how she went from a bullied kid who found solace in a box of cheese crackers to becoming an empowered activist and finding peace with herself, her body, and her sexuality.
Always Too Much and Never Enough book signing
Sunday, February 28 at 2 pm
Watchung Booksellers, 54 Fairfield Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
Check out our Calendar for other local happenings and have a great weekend!