There are so many great events to enjoy this first weekend in April!
We told you about:
- The Learn to Crochet Class on Saturday
- The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Baird Center in South Orange
- Grease at Mount Hebron
- 16th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
Here’s what else is happening this weekend:
The majestic Panorama, choreographed by dance legend Martha Graham in 1935, headlines MSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance Danceworks 2016 show, which opens this weekend. This concert also features Colleen Ann by Seattle-based pioneer Pat Graney, a 2013 Doris Duke Artist Award recipient. Resident choreographers Nancy Lushington, Maxine Steinman, Christian von Howard, and Earl Mosley also contribute to this exciting evening of dance.
March 31 and April 1 at 7:30 pm / April 2 and 3 at 2 pm
Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here
Want to update your Linkedin and social media pages? Looking for a job? Then you’ll want to atttend the Headshots + Cocktails at Little Nest Portraits in Montclair tonight. You’ll network, enjoy some cocktails, anf get a stylish + modern professional headshot.
Headshots + Cocktails Night
Thursday, March 31 from 4 pm – 7 pm
Little Nest Portraits, 54 S. Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
$125 gets you a photo session, up to 10 photos to choose from, 1 custom retouched high-resolution digital file, and 1 lo-resolution digital file for social sharing. Reserve your spot here
Local guitarist John Ehlis will be joined by Marty Fogel on woodwinds, Scott Hogan on bass and Glen Fittin on frame drums, for another fresh and original musical adventure at Trumpets Jazz Club in Montclair tonight. Ehlis draws inspiration from a vast well of creative minds as well as in the traditional and folk music from around the world.
John Ehlis “New Quartet”
Thursday, March 31 for two sets at 7:30 pm and 9 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square,Montclair, NJ 07042
$10 pp music charge $7 pp minimum
Enjoy an afternoon in the tradition of The English Tea at The Montclair Women’s Club‘s A Little Bit of Downton Abbey Tea Luncheon on Friday. You’ll enjoy herbal and standard English teas, tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, desserts, and conversation.
A Little Bit of Downton Abbey Tea Luncheon
Friday, April 1 from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ 07042
$20. Reservations at 973.704.1515
Montclair and local bands Bern and the Brights, Accidental Sea Birds, Defending Champions, and the Porchistas will perform at Old Mogul Theatre in Montclair on Friday night. This show offers a full night of great music.
Bern and the Brights, Accidental Sea Birds, Defending Champions, and the Porchistas
Friday, April 1 at 7:30 pm
Old Mogul Theatre, 180 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $8
Bottle of Bread
Saturday, April 2 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
$5 at the door
FIAF Montclair is throwing an Open House & Spring Kickoff Party on Sunday and you’re invited! Go explore their new, expanded space and enjoy a fun Sunday en français. The day will feature free themed workshops for all ages, plus an art exhibition, a prize drawing, a French book & magazine sale, and discounts on Spring classes. Check the full schedule of events here.
FIAF Montclair Open House & Spring Kickoff Party
Sunday, April 3 from 9 am – 4 pm
FIAF Montclair, 7 North Willow Street, Suite 7, Montclair, NJ 07042,br />Free
Since his first public performance at the age of ten, 21-year-old pianist Nicolas Namoradze has given solo recitals in prestigious venues in several countries around the world. He will perform a special Juilliard @ SOPAC show on Sunday. Namoradze’s interest in contemporary music and lesser-known works of the piano repertoire has led him to present original and exciting programs that have included works such as Godowsky’s infamous Chopin Etude transcriptions, sets of Ligeti Etudes, rarities such as Dvorak’s Piano Concerto, and many works by the composers of today including his own compositions. Enthusiastic in communicating the content of his programs to audiences, Nicolas has written program notes and essays on various musical topics, and has also given pre-concert talks for his recitals.
Juilliard @ SOPAC: Nicolas Namoradze
Sunday, April 3 at 3 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online here
This weekend is a Museums On Us weekend, which means that any Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder will receive free museum admission to the following area museums:
- Montclair Art Museum (MAM), 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
- Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
- Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.
- Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.
- Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
- Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
- Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY.
- Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, New York, NY
Museums on Us
Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3
Free admission for each cardholder (debit or credit) at participating museums
Check our Calendar for more happenings this weekend and enjoy!