Cultural Events Calendar

Jan. 12, 19, 25, 26 (Friday & Saturdays) at 8 pm
Jan. 20 (Sunday) at 2 pm
THEATRE
The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue

This two-act comedy takes place in a fishing lodge in Georgia, where two Englishmen, Froggy and Charlie, arrive as guests. After Charlie’s sick wife begs him to go, the shy Charlie accompanies Froggy on the trip. People at the lodge try to talk to Charlie, but he remains silent—depressed about his wife’s illness. Froggy claims Charlie cannot speak because he is a “foreigner” from an exotic country, and doesn’t understand English. Believing he’s a non-English speaker, the guests quickly begin revealing their secrets, and Charlie discovers scandals about the other guests.

$22 adults; $10 active military & high school students

Westfield Community Players
1000 North Ave. West, Westfield
908-232-1221
www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org

Jan. 15
2–3 pm
FREE CONCERT
Concert with Lou Watson

Enjoy an afternoon of music with jazz vocalist and pianist/composer Lou Watson.

SAGE Eldercare
290 Broad St., Summit
908-598-5520
www.sageeldercare.org

Jan. 20
2:00–3:30 pm
FREE DANCE WORKSHOP
Dance as Activism

Come explore how movements can effectively create social change in this workshop with Artistic Director Hannah Cullen of the NYC-based contemporary dance company cullen+them. Turn your thoughts and ideas into a powerful movement statement in this 90-minute workshop for kids, ages 614. All movement styles are welcome.

FREE, but please sign up at The Connection website or call 908-273-4242. Space is limited.
The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit
https://theconnectiononline.org

Jan. 27
3 pm
Concert: Shakespeare in Song

The Choral Art Society of NJ performs settings of Shakespeare’s sonnets accompanied by period instruments, with presentations by actors from the New Jersey Shakespeare Theatre. Don’t miss this unique performance.

Tickets $25 | $20 students & seniors | Under 18 FREE
United Methodist Church of New Providence
1441 Springfield Ave., New Providence
www.casofnj.com

February 13
All day Feb. 12 | 3 pm on Feb. 3
DANCE FESTIVAL
Carolyn Dorfman – Dance Union Festival

Join Carolyn Dorfman Dance for the second annual Dance Union Festival, in partnership with Union County Performing Arts Center and Buggé Ballet – celebrating the unique and diverse dance community across Union County. The festival includes three days of exciting events:

Fri., Feb. 1 – Open rehearsal and master classes with Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Buggé Ballet.

Sat., Feb. 2 – Community Dance Day

Sun., Feb. 3 – Dance Union Performance with Carolyn Dorfman Dance, and featuring Union County high schools, dance studios, professional companies, and the Union County ARC.

Some sessions are free; others are $15. Call 908-687-8855 or visit the link below.

Hamilton Stage at Union County Performing Arts Center
360 Hamilton St., Rahway
www.carolyndorfman.dance/calendar/dance-union-festival

Feb. 3
2 pm
CONCERT
Synergismus Duo presents: Amore: Classical and Contemporary Songs of Love

The Synergismus Duo will get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day with classical and contemporary music about love. The concert will span 400 years of music, including Renaissance love songs, classical opera arias, tangos, and Broadway love songs. Featuring Millie Calistri-Yeh, first violinist in the Livingston Symphony Orchestra; and Randy Calistri-Yeh, principal cellist with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.

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

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. 24
3 pm
SHOWCASE FOR EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG ARTISTS

Crescent Concerts presents their annual concert featuring young musicians ages 18 and younger, chosen by competitive audition.

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church
716 Watchung Ave., Plainfield
http://crescentconcerts.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