How is this going? Here’s a small sampling of regional events you don’t want to ignore over the next few days.
♦ of New Jersey Symphony Orchestra There will be a live soundtrack for the film “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ Concert at Prudential Hall at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Saturday, February 4th at 2pm.
The eighth and final film in the Harry Potter series has a thrilling soundtrack as the young wizard and his friends face their biggest battle yet against the evil Lord Voldemort.
Tickets are $39-89. The center is located at 1 Center St., Newark. 888-696-5722, njpac.org.
♦ Lake Street DiveFolk-rock jazz group Rolling Stone, known as “Weird, But in the Best Way,” will perform at the Prudential Hall of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Sunday, February 5 at 7pm.
The band’s current lineup includes vocalist Rachael Price, bassist Bridget Kearney and drummer Michael Calabrese, as well as keyboard/vocalist Akie Bermiss and guitarist James Cornelison.
Tickets are $40.50-$100.50. The center is located at 1 Center St., Newark. 888-696-5722, njpac.org.
♦ The late legendary bandleader Sun Ra may have returned to Saturn (which he often claimed was his homeland), but his music lives on.
This Sun Ra Arkestraled by founding member saxophonist Marshall Allen, will perform at White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, on Saturday, February 4 at 8 p.m.
Sonic Youth drummer Steve Shelley will be guest DJ.
Tickets are $25-30. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.
♦ of Princeton Symphony Orchestra We will welcome pianist Inon Barnatan to perform at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall on the Princeton campus on Saturday, February 4 at 8pm and Sunday, February 5 at 4pm.
The program will include Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83, Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92 and “Fate Now Conquers” by contemporary composer Carlos Simon.
Tickets range from $5-$112. The auditorium is located at Nassau St. princetonsymphony.org, 609-497-0020.
♦ The New Jersey Youth Symphony returns to the Patriot Theater at the Trenton War Memorial on Saturday, February 4 at 7pm to celebrate Black History Month.
The program will explore America’s African heritage through the fusion of music, speech and dance. George Marriner Maull of the Discovery Orchestra and dancers from the Newark Art Institute lead audiences through African-American plantation folk in 19th-century African slave communities in “Discovering Juba Dance” Dance performance. The NJYS Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform works from Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Omar Thomas, Florence Price and Dvořák.
Tickets start at $15 and are available online at WhartonArts.org.
♦ of swing time doll 1960s pop and rock hits will be performed at the Investors Bank Theater at 72 Eyland Ave. in the Succasunna section of Roxbury.
The show, titled “Good Morning Vietnam!”, will include music from Mom and Dad, Jefferson Airplane, Nancy Sinatra and more.
Tickets are $25. roxburyartsalliance.org, 973-945-0284.
♦ Jersey City Theater Center will present the east coast premiere “he!,” Thursday, February 9, 7:30 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Avenue, Jersey City.
Through storytelling and song, the show tells how a young Korean woman understands “Han,” a concept “deeply rooted in her culture—neither sadness, nor resentment, nor hope, maybe all. These, and more.”
director thomas Richards, “Han!” will perform Hyun Ju Baek in Korean with English subtitles. Tickets are $20-$50. jctcenter.org, 201-795-5386.
♦ peak performance The Montclair State University Alexander Kasser Theater at 1 Normal Ave. in Montclair opens Thursday, February 9 with a world premiere “Night falls.”
Described as “a new mythology for our shattered times,” the production is choreographed and directed by Troy Schumacher (New York City Ballet and Ballet), with lyrics and music by Karen Russell (“Swamplandia!”), Etc. Lyrics and music by Ellis Ludwig-Leone (San Fermin). It is staged for nine dancers, eight singers and a chamber ensemble.
Tickets are $40-50. Showings Thurs-Fri Feb 9-10 at 7:30pm, Fri Feb 11 at 8pm and Sun Feb 12 at 3pm. Phone: 973-655-5112, peakperfs.org.
♦ Based in San Francisco ODC/Dance will be on stage at the Performing Arts Center on the Galloway Campus of Stockton University on Friday, February 3rd at 7:30pm.
The 10-member dance troupe will present three works “Exploring Our Environment, Communication, and Euclid’s Mathematics,” featuring artistic director Brenda Way, associate choreographer Junmi Okada, companion KT Nelson Created with guest choreographer Kate Weir.
Tickets are $15-35. The center is located at 101 Vera King Farris Drive. stocktonpac.org, 609-652-9000.
♦ Alborada Spanish Dance Theater free encore performance “Heartbeat! Spain and the Africa-Caribbean connection” In honor of Black History Month, Monmouth University’s Pollak Theater on campus at 400 Cedar Ave. West, Long Branch on Thursday, February 9 at 6 p.m.
The show will feature guest artists Cimarrones and Amazonas. alboradadance.org, 732-255-4071.
♦ The gallery at Mercer County Community College will “The Paintings and Sculptures of Leroy Johnson” Wednesday, February 8, 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Communications Building, West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Johnson, a Philadelphia native who died last year, was a self-described “urban expressionist” whose work was influenced by African-American history and inner-city life. Primarily self-taught, he used painting, collage, and assemblage sculpture in the Arte Povera movement—an Italian art movement of the late 1960s and 1970s whose artists explored a range of unconventional crafts and unconventional materials.
The exhibition will be on view until March 24th. The gallery is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 4:30pm and Wednesday from noon to 7pm. mccc.edu/gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org
♦ Peters Valley Polytechnic SchoolThe annual High School Exhibition will be in its 11th year at the Sally D. Francisco Gallery, beginning with an opening reception on Saturday, February 4th from 3-5pm and running through February 27th.
Exhibit will feature high school grades 9-12 from Blair College, Delaware Valley, Fort Lee, High Point, Kittatinny, Newton, Randolph, Sayreville War Memorial, Sparta, Wallkill Valley and Watchung Hills Artist’s work.
The gallery is located at 19 Kuhn Road, Layton and is open daily from 10am to 5pm. petersvalley.org, 973-948-5202.
♦ Laughing Ladies Funny and Wonderful Come back to the Bergen Performing Arts Center at 30 N. Van Brunt St. Englewood on Friday, February 3rd at 8pm.
The show will feature the “winners and best talent” from the “Ladies of Laughter” international competition. Sara Contreras, Erin Maguire, Liz Glazer, Maureen Langan and Marion Grodin are scheduled to perform, with Dena Blizzard as host.
Tickets are $29-39. 201-227-1030, bergenpac.org.
♦ “Pinkalicious Musical” Two performances will be held on Sunday, February 5 at the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts, 100 South Street, Morristown.
Based on the children’s book series by Victoria Kann, the show follows a girl who develops severe pink inflammation from indulging in too many pink cupcakes and finds herself in a colorful trance after turning pink from head to toe. dilemma.
There will be a show at 1:30pm, followed by the Friends of the Senses show at 4:30pm. Tickets are $12-15. This work is recommended for children 4 years and older. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.
♦ The State Theater of New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick, will host “Llama Llama Live”, Family drama based on Anna Dewdney’s children’s book and new Netflix series, Sunday, February 5 at 1pm.
Tickets are $19-29. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.
♦ Highlands Business Partnership 13th Annual “Beef and Beer” The fundraiser will be held at Proving Ground Waterfront Dining, 56 Shrewsbury Avenue, Highlands on Sunday, February 5th from 3-7pm.
Tickets are $40 and include an Irish dinner buffet with corned beef, potatoes and cabbage, shepherd’s pie, vegetarian options and two beer tickets. Proceeds will go towards the 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Highlands 2023 Grand Marshal Karen Taylor-Burke will be honored and belted, there will be a Gift Auction and performances by Middlesex County Police and Fire Pipes & Drums. highlandsnj.com, 732-291-4713.
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