This weekend is jam packed with great local events to enjoy!
We told you about:
- Carols, Choirs and Christmas Holiday Concerts
- Lucy Kaplansky at Outpost in the Burbs
- The Weight Band at The Wellmont
- Montclair High School’s Holiday Gift Bazaar
- Amanti Vino’s Holiday Survival Class
- Elie Wiesel’s “Night” Read-Aloud Human Right’s Day
Here’s what else is happening:
First in a series of events done in the collaboration between Montclair Pop-Up and Adinkra House, Maritri Garrett will perform in concert at the shop tonight. Enjy free admission (suggested cash tip for the artist $10), free parking in the municipal lot behind the space, Music CDs and merchandise available for purchase, light refreshments and/or BYOB. Pus, get shome holiday shoppign done too!
An Evening With Maritri Garrett At The Pop-Up
Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 pm
Montclair Pop-Up Shop, 310 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ, 07042
The Piano Guys perform NJPAC on Friday night. The four dads became a web sensation by way of their immensely successful series of strikingly unique, self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including their hit video, an innovative, multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a gorgeous reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen. The Piano Guys have appeared in People magazine and have performed on TV around the world. Their national PBS special is Live at Red Butte.
The Piano Guys
Friday, December 9 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $43.50 – $73.50 and can be purchased online here
Or head upstairs at Tierney’s on Friday night to see the Lil’ Bastad perform a Holiday Blowout Dance Party. The tongue in cheek name is evidence of the winning humor and unique style that instantly connect their audiences with their music. This five piece blues-based band formed in 1999 through their musicianship and great love for the Blues, R&B and Funk. Lil’ Bastad combines “old school” styles with their own contemporary feel, to form a winning musical balance.
Friday, December 9 at 9 pm
Tierney’s Tavern, 136 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ
The Houston Person Quartet will perform a Holiday Concert at Trumpets Jazz Club on Saturday night. Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in soul jazz. Person is also known for his distinctive sassy sound and his expressive style of playing.
The Houston Person Quartet Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 10 from 8 pm and 10 pm
Trumpets Jazz Club and Restaurant, 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
$22 pp at door and $20 for advance tickets. $12 minimum drinks and food
Art Wall – Montclair, a ninety-day art exhibit showcasing the creations of 9 fine artists and presented by LUCIENNE Management, LLC, has it’s opening reception this Saturday. It will feature a new installation each month and spotlight New Jersey’s gifted fine artists . This series was created to celebrate and support the arts and provide a platform for artists to showcase their talents. Among the nine are Oliver Lake, famous jazz Musician and Montclair resident, and Tia Jannah, a young psychologist who makes interesting art pieces out of dried bones. The presentations are curated by Frank Gerard Godlewski.
Art Wall — Montclair
Saturday, December 10 from 4 pm – 8 pm
Claridge Theater (Hinck Building Courtyard), 484 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042
Join friends and neighbors of the Montclair community for Montclair Public Library’s 28th year celebrating Kwanzaa. Enjoy music, drums, and cuisine in homage to the spirit and principles of this unique African-American celebration. The event will be kicked off with a ceremonial lighting of the seven candles of Kwanzaa, a pouring of libations, and a proclamation of Kwanzaa’s seven principles.
28th annual MPL Kwanzaa Celebration
Sunday, December 11 from 2 pm -4 pm
MPL, 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042
The Montclair State University Jazz Ensemble will welcome arranger, composer and trumpeter Dr. Neil G. Yates for this year’s Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert on Sunday. Crawford was a Montclair musician who was the director of two choral groups “The Madrigals” and “The Choraliers.” The Ensemble will join Yates in his arrangements for a suite titled Undivided, featuring his own compositions as well as those of renowned flute player Michael McGoldrick, which was premiered at the Royal Glasgow Concert Hall, for Celtic Connections 2014. Performing with Dr. Yates will be a traditional Irish ensemble of New York based performers, under the leadership of violinist Dr. Heather Martin Bixler.
Beatrice Crawford Memorial Concert
Sunday, December 11 at 3 pm
MSU, Alexander Kasser Theater, 1 Normal Avenue, Montcalir, NJ
Free, reserve your seat online here
On Sunday, 40 local artists, crafters and collectors will fill The Woodland in Maplewood with their unique, high-quality work. Studio B‘s sale has become a favorite county-wide, bringing in an ever-growing audience – including many residents from Montclair, Millburn, West Orange, and beyond. A wide variety of vendors will be present, with price ranges to match any holiday buying budget. And of course, no stop at the Bizarre Bazaar would be complete without a non-denominational holiday selfie with the handsome and loveable Abominable Snowman (just a $5 donation to Studio B)
Studio B Presents: The Holiday Bizarre Bazaar
Sunday, December 11 from 10 am – 4 pm
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ
Check out our Calendar for other local happenings and have a great weekend!