Deck the Halls weekend

This weekend is jam packed with great local events to enjoy!

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Get The Led Out weekend

From the bombastic and epic, to the folky and mystical, Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage. The Philadelphia-based group consists of six veteran musicians intent on delivering Led Zeppelin live, like you’ve never heard before. See them tonight at SOPAC.

Get The Led Out
Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $78-$98 and can be purchased online here


The Creativity Caravan

Join The Creativity Caravan tonight for an evening of good old-fashioned letter-writing! They’ll have an assortment of their vintage typewriters available, a gorgeous collection of pens, stationery and other goodies (including snacks) and they’ll even provide the postage – just bring your list of addresses.

Thursday, November 17 from 7 pm – 9 pm
The Creativity Caravan at Basemeant WRX, 101 Walnut Street Montclair, NJ, 07042
$10 donation


Join artists Susan Ahlstrom, Jane Dell, Ellen Hanover, Yvette Lucas, Keely McCool, Pamela Moore and Gina Casolato Murray for the opening reception of 73 See Gallery’s latest exhibit Grace Unfolding: Creative Expressions of Insight and Hope in the Face of Climate Change. The mediums these artists use vary broadly from mud and leaves, paper, polyurethane, ecoprints, textile, stone, clay, and glass but the common theme is both beauty and awareness.

Grace Unfolding: Creative Expressions of Insight and Hope in the Face of Climate Change Exhibit Opening
Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm
73 See Gallery, 73 Pine Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042



james brown weekend

Get on up on Friday night at NJPAC when Montclair’s Christian McBride, a passionate James Brown expert, presides over an homage to the GRAMMY-winning Godfather of Soul with special guests Sharon Jones, Bettye LaVette, Lee Fields, Ryan Shaw, Terrace Martin and James Brown Band alumni Pee Wee Ellis, Danny “The Cape Man” Ray, Robert “Mousey” Thompson and Fred Wesley.

Get On Up: A James Brown Celebration!
Friday, November 18 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $25 – $79 and can be purchased online here



Lula Valdivia

Lula Valdivia and Sangre Latína will perform at Trumpets Jazz Club on Saturday night. Renowned for the lyrical beauty of her voice and her rhythmic phrasing,  Lula Valdivia has captured U.S. aficionados of World Music, Jazz, Latin Jazz and Afro-Peruvian Music through her recordings and live performances. She will perform with her band Sangre Latina, along with special guests, including Enrico Granafei and Vitali Imereli.

Lula Valdivia and Sangre Latína
Saturday, November 19 from 8 pm  – 11 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
$25 pp at door and $20 for advance tickets. $12 minimum drinks and food


Oratorio Society of New Jersey

Oratorio Society of New Jersey will present an evening of French choral music; the Requiem by Maurice Durufle and the Messe Sollenelle de Saint Cecile by Charles Gounod. With chorus, orchestra and soloists, Sandor Szabo, conductor.

Oratorio Society of New Jersey French Choral Music Concert
Saturday, November 19 from 8 pm – 10 pm
Immaculate Conception Church, 30 North Fullerton Avenue Montclair, NJ 07042
Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the door

MSU’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents Works A Foot this weekend.The star-studded repertory of the first concert of the season will feature works by guest choreographers and MSU faculty. The spiritual New Second Line by 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Camille Brown was inspired by the cataclysm of Hurricane Katrina. Polka by Mark Morris has been acclaimed as “a tribal celebration danced around a metaphorical campfire.” The program will be completed with works by MSU dance faculty members Jessica DiMauro, Kathleen Kelley, Earl Mosley, Maxine Steinman and Christian von Howard.

Works A Foot
November 17 – 20
MSU, Memorial Auditorium, 1 Normal Avenue, Montcalir, NJ
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here



jay leno weekendJay Leno will perform at The Wellmont Theater on Sunday night. Leno first gained fame as a standup comedian with intense work habits: he reportedly toured 300 nights a year during the late 1980s. He eventually became a regular vacation stand-in for the legendary Johnny Carson, who hosted The Tonight Show for nearly 30 years. When Carson retired in 1992, Jay Leno got the job full-time.

Jay Leno
Sunday, November 20 at 8 pm
The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $65 – $145.50 and can be purchased online here



Check our Calendar for more happenings this holiday weekend and enjoy!