Special Event Calendar

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Cultural Events Calendar

Feb. 14 – Mar. 3
Fridays & Saturdays 8 pm, Sundays 2 pm
THEATRE
Psychodrama

This world premiere seriocomedy by Phoebe Farber tells the story of a divorce support group that meets in a church basement. Through unexpected, unconventional and sometimes even ridiculous means, they eventually find their way toward healing.

$20-$35
Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre
Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave., Summit
800-838-3006
www.dreamcatcherrep.org

Feb. 17
11:30 am
LECTURE & BRUNCH

Join the “Sunday Arts Brunch” series as Marty Schneit presents “The Lower East Side,” a lecture with slide presentation. Includes a healthy, light brunch.

$8
YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane, Union
908-289-8112
www.uniony.org

Feb. 23
7 pm
CONCERT
New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents TOSCA

Puccini’s lyric genius has long made Tosca one of opera’s most breathtaking masterpieces. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Conductor David Wroe’s contacts in European and American opera houses join the NJFO to present, acted and in costume, this gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and the struggle for survival.

Tickets: Adults $30 – $76, Youth $15 (under 18)
Presbyterian Church
224 E. Broad St., Westfield
908-232-9400
www.njfestivalorchestra.org

Feb. 24
4 pm
CONCERT
Afternoon Music Presents Violin-Piano Recital in Summit

Acclaimed musicians, violinist Theresa Salomon and pianist Marc Peloquin, perform 19th- and 20th-century chamber music in the Afternoon Music series. Reception follows the program.

$25  |  Seniors $20  |  Students Free
Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit
4 Waldron Ave. (at Springfield Ave.), Summit
908-273-2899
www.summitbeacon.org

Feb. 24
3 pm
CONCERT
Crescent Concerts presents Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists

Chosen by competitive audition, these six pianists, ages 18 and under, will amaze you. Selections include music by Bach, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Beethoven, and more.

General $25, Seniors $20, Students $10
Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave (at East 7th St.), Plainfield
908-756-2468
www.crescentconcerts.org

Feb. 28
12 noon
LECTURE
Lunch ‘n Lecture with Mary Foti: Virtual Reality

Meet Mary Foti, a filmmaker and specialist in virtual reality. Through her company, Nautical Media Group, Mary is teaming up with leaders in the education sector to create new immersive Technology solutions for the next generation of learners.

FREE
duCret School of Art
1030 Central Ave., Plainfield
908-757-7171
http://www.ducret.edu/new-events/maryfoti

Mar. 2
7:30 pm
CONCERT
Summit Chorale presents Sounds of Sondheim

Summit Chorale presents the music of Stephen Sondheim in an evening of solos, small ensemble performances, and full-chorale performances.

$20 advance  |  $25 at the door  |  $10 students
Saint John’s Lutheran Church
587 Springfield Ave., Summit
www.SummitChorale.org

Mar. 3
2 pm
FREE CONCERT
Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band

The Odessa Klezmer Band, under the direction of Ed Goldberg, brings the joyous dance music of the Klezmorim (Jewish folk musicians) to mainstream America. The band has been in existence playing Klezmer music since 1984, celebrating the great variety and wealth of music heritage of Eastern Europe, Ladino (Judaeo-Spanish), and Middle Eastern music, including polkas and czardas!

FREE
Summit Free Public Library
75 Maple Street, Summit
908-273-0350
www.summitlibrary.org

Mar. 4
2 pm
CONCERT
Concert by Alessandra Small

The public is invited to join SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day clients in enjoying a free concert by Alessandra Small, singer/songwriter and guitarist.

FREE
SAGE Eldercare Spend-A-Day
290 Broad Street, Summit
908-598-5520
www.sageeldercare.org

Mar. 10
3 pm
FREE CONCERT / FESTIVAL
African American Heritage Celebration

Enjoy outstanding young aspiring artists and superbly trained professional artists who will showcase their talents. Performances include vocal music, instrumental music, oratory/spoken word and dance. Reception follows the concert.

FREE

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield
908-812-8630 for questions

Apr. 14
4 pm
CONCERT
Soprano Kristina Bacharach Sings with Piano and Saxophone at Afternoon Music Concert

Pianist Mitchell Vines performs a program of classical music plus cabaret with soprano Kristina Bacharach and saxophonist Sam Sadigursky in the Afternoon Music series. Reception follows the program.

$25  |  Seniors $20  |  Students FREE
Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit
4 Waldron Ave. (at Springfield Ave.), Summit
908-273-2899
www.summitbeacon.org

Mar. 9, 16, 22, 23 @ 8 pm
Mar. 17 @ 2 pm
THEATRE
On Borrowed Time, a drama by Paul Osborne – presented by the Westfield Community Players

Young Pud is orphaned and left in the care of his aged grandparents. The boy and his cantankerous old grandfather become inseparable friends. But Gramps is concerned for his grandson’s future and wary of a scheming relative who seeks Pud’s custody. One day Mr. Brink–an agent of Death–arrives to take Gramps “to the land where the woodbine twineth.” Through a bit of trickery, Gramps confines Mr. Brink, and thus Death, to the top of an old apple tree, giving Gramps extra time to resolve issues about Pud’s future.

$22 adults; $10 active military & high school students
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Ave. West, Westfield
908-232-1221
www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org

Mar. 17
3 pm
PIPE DREAMS!

The annual Festival of Organists – presented by Crescent Concerts. Don’t miss it.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield
http://crescentconcerts.org/
General Admission $25, Seniors $20, Students $10

Mar. 19, 2019
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
JAZZ CONCERT (FREE)

The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo performs (program details tba).
FREE
Kenilworth Public Library
548 Boulevard, Kenilworth

Mar. 24, 2019
11:30 am
LECTURE & BRUNCH

The “Sunday Arts Brunch” series presents the award-winning film “Humor Me.” Includes a healthy, light brunch.

$8
YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane, Union
908-289-8112
www.uniony.org

Apr. 18
6 pm
THEATRE
L.E.N.T.

Let Everyone ‘No’ the Truth. A spiritually inspired play which focuses on the journey of a secular young man through the 40-day Lenten season.

Tickets $3
Plainfield Senior Citizens Service Center
400 E. Front St. (1st Floor), Plainfield
908-753-3506

May 4, 11, 17 & 18 at 8 pm
May 19 at 2 pm
THEATRE
Follies, a musical by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Goldman

The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the “Weismann’s Follies,” a musical revue based on the Ziegfeld Follies, that had played in that theatre between the World Wars. It focuses on two couples who attend the reunion.

$25 adults  |  $15 active military & high school students
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Ave. West, Westfield
908-232-1221
www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org