Trailside to present Stone Tool Making program on March 8

MOUNTAINSIDE — The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the Department of Parks and Recreation are inviting the public to a free program about Stone Tool Making on Sunday, March 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center. The featured presenter, Jim Silk, a lithic specialist, will lecture and demonstrate […]

International concert and dinner to be held at Willow Grove Church in Scotch Plains on March 21 will benefit local food banks and disaster victims

SCOTCH PLAINS — At the 9th Annual International Dinner and Concert at Willow Grove Presbyterian Church in Scotch Plains,  people can enjoy international cuisine and listen to vocal and instrumental music from China while providing food and help for neighbors in need. This annual event will be held on Saturday, March 21, from 5 p.m. to […]

Mystic Vision Players of Linden becomes first UCACT grant recipient

UNION COUNTY — The Union County Board of Chosen has announced its first Union County Advancing Community Theater grant program award recipient, Mystic Vision Players of Linden. The grant has been awarded for their March, 2015 production of Dreamgirls.   “We are proud to see UCACT off to such a great start, and happy to give such […]

Arts Guild New Jersey receives contribution from RSI Bank

RAHWAY – Arts Guild New Jersey has received a contribution in the amount of $3,500 from RSI Bank, Rahway’s oldest savings institution. The grant will fund Arts Guild New Jersey visual arts exhibitions programs. “These funds from RSI Bank will enable Arts Guild New Jersey to continue our important work in the presentation of quality Fine […]

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit running Improv for Business class for adults beginning Feb. 26

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theater in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will offer an Improv for Business class for adults one afternoon each month at MONDO, with the first class beginning on Feb. 26.  Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand from Livingston will teach this 4-session class, running Thursdays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 26, March […]

Dreamcatcher presents the New Jersey premiere of The Most Deserving from Feb. 12 to March 1

SUMMIT — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional theater in Residence at Oakes Center in Summit, is producing the New Jersey premiere of Catherine Trieschmann’s The Most Deserving. This comedy recently played Off-Broadway at The Women’s Project, after having made its debut at the Denver New Play Summit. The Most Deserving plays Feb. 12 through March 1, with […]

 “Kicking and Swearing Festival of 1-Acts” features 18 new plays at UCPAC from Feb. 2 to 8

RAHWAY —  Winter storm alerts got you down? Lace up your culture boots and jump into a fresh pile of original theater Feb. 2 to 8 at Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway as Fearless Productions presents the inaugural “Kicking & Swearing Festival of 1-Acts.” The festival features a total of 18 new 10-minute plays by writers from […]

Mountainside library annouces February run of Tuesday Night Movies

MOUNTAINSIDE — The public is invited to Tuesday Night Movies in the Community Room at Mountainside Public Library in February. Weekly movies are mostly selected from recent, first-run, critically acclaimed movies selected from the library’s catalog of DVDs.  This month’s selection includes on Feb. 3 the Academy Award Nominee for Best Picture, The Grand Budapest Hotel, […]

CDC to present Speed the Plow in Cranford from Feb. 6 to 21

CRANFORD — Speed The Plow, written by the celebrated American  playwright David Mamet, opens on Feb. 6 at CDC Theatre in Cranford. Located at 78 Winans Ave., CDC Theatre is the oldest community theater in New Jersey. A satirical dissection of the American movie business in Hollywood, Speed The Plow focuses on two high-powered Hollywood executives who have come […]

I’m a believer! The Monkees rock NJPAC

Pop-rock pioneers take a fresh trip down memory lane

Call it a harbinger of happiness or maybe just a nice omen, but when I and thousands of other true believers descended upon NJPAC last Saturday night to discover the 1966 Monkeemobile parked out front of Prudential Hall, we collectively sensed that a very special evening was in store for us. The Monkees were back […]

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