This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough and Paul Gold.
So many great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts to comedy and theater, to films and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening. NB: Check with the venue before attending in case of changes!
- Tierney’s Tavern hosts Jersey Transit Authority on Friday.
- Catch the Doug Hall Trio at The MC Hotel’s Allegory Restaurant on Friday from 7-10 PM.
- See this weekend’s live music at Just Jake’s with Event Horizon on Friday, and Audio Riot on Saturday.
- Ruthie’s hosts Westfall on Friday and Max Kaplan and the Magics on Saturday.
- Outpost in the Burbs presents Warren Zanes and guests for a Montclair Literary Festival words and music event for Nebraska.
- The Montclair Brewery features Joe Taino and The Blue Flames on Friday and Nick Dunbar and Sad Cowboy on Saturday. For the Walnut Street Fair Stage, see Max Kaplan & The Magics on Sunday.
- The Wellmont hosts Pink Talking Fish for a tribute to Pink Floyd and The Talking Heads on Friday and Bad Omens on Sunday.
- NJPAC features the Steve Wilson Trio for Jazz on Saturday.
- SOPAC presents Emily King on Friday and Laura Benanti on Sunday.
- MAYOPac hosts John Pizzarelli Big Band Swings on Friday and The Trifecta of Folk: The Kingston Trio, The Brothers Four, and The Limeliters on Sunday.
- Go see a film this weekend at The Clairidge!
- Celebrate May the 4th with Montclair Film and Out Montclair with a cosplay screening of Star Wars: A New Hope tonight.
- Go to Prom with the Ordinary Kids and The Clairidge! On Saturday, join special guests the Teseracte Players of Boston and elect a Prom King and Prom Queen for a prom-themed dance party prior to seeing The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Arts & Literature
- Enjoy the programs at the Montclair Literary Festival! Events include Chita Rivera tonight, Warren Zanes on Friday, and so much more! Many programs are free, and ticketed events help support Succeed2Gether.
- Luna Stage begins a two weekend run of Two Elizas, a play about motherhood, loss, and women’s rights.
- Visit the SMI Academy Square Gallery to see Richard Gaines’ Interpretations of Experience; the opening event is tonight from 6-9 at 33 Plymouth Street on the second floor. Catherine Kincade’s Quiet Spaces is showing on the first floor. Both are on display through June 8, 2023 at 33 Plymouth Street in Montclair.
- Peak Performances brings ANONYMO for dance performances at MSU all weekend.
- See the Viewpoints 2023 exhibit at Studio Montclair through June 2, 2023.
- SOPAC hosts photographer Stuart Tyson’s PAPAVER (poppy) through May 7, 2023.
- See Vanessa German’s new exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum through June 25, 2023.
- Montclair State Universities Galleries hosts Case Studies 2: Justin Cloud – The Garden through July 31, 2023.
- NJPAC hosts Shen Yun all weekend.
- NJPAC features Michelle Buteau tonight and Gary Gulman on Friday.
- Just Jake’s hosts the Non-Productive Comedy Show tonight.
- Montclair Brewery presents Sip & Sing Karaoke tonight.
- The Walnut Street Fair returns on Sunday with vendors, events, and a kids zone!
- On Sunday, the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge presents the return of the Glen Ridge House Tour.