Cultural Events Calendar

Register now thru Apr 14
ART EXHIBIT

Call for Entries: The 2024 Union County Senior Art Show

Residents of Union County, age 60 and up, both professional and non-professional artists, are invited to enter an artwork in the 2024 Union County Senior Art Exhibit, coordinated by the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs.

Entry must be an original work completed April 2021 or later. The deadline to register is April 14. Find complete instructions, rules, and registration form here. For questions or assistance, email msturm@ucnj.org or call 908-558-2550.

The exhibit will be on view April 19 – May 30 at UCNJ Union College of Union County NJ, at 1776 Raritan Rd., Scotch Plains.

Apr 14
11 am – 12:30 pm
DANCE WORKSHOP (Free)

Masterclass: Jazz/Modern Fusion

This masterclass is rooted in the Jon Lehrer Dance Company’s signature style, based on three main elements of movement: Circularity, 3-Dimensionality, and Momentum – which combine to create a form that is best described as “Organically Athletic.” The Company’s classes fuse jazz and modern dance techniques with physics to showcase unique movement and a fun, distinctive style which can be learned and enjoyed by dancers of all backgrounds.
Open to the public for ages 14+. Registration required.

FREE

The Connection
79 Maple St., Summit
908-273-4242
theconnectiononline.org/jazz-modern-fusion-masterclass/

Accessible building with elevator

Apr 21
3 pm
FREE CONCERT

The Jazz Ambassadors of the Us Army Field Band

Come enjoy “America’s Big Band,” The Jazz Ambassadors of the US Army Field Band — official touring big band of the United States Army. The band’s diverse repertoire includes big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections. The band has been featured in joint concerts with Marvin Hamlisch and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Pops, the Colorado Pops Orchestra, and the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall.

UCPAC Main Stage
1601 Irving Street, Rahway

Free, but tickets are required for entry.

Order tickets at
ucpac.org/event/jazz-ambassadors-us-army-field-band/

Apr 24
3 pm
CONCERT

Rosena Hill Jackson & Friends

Broadway vocalist Rosena Hill Jackson and Friends perform with pianist Migiwa Miyajima. Jackson has performed at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, at Teatro di Massimo in Palermo, Italy, and with numerous other orchestras. On Broadway, she stepped into the role of Nettie Fowler in Carousel, replacing Renée Fleming, and was selected by Harold Prince to join the principal cast of his Prince of Broadway.

Tickets: $25 for e-ticket; $30 at the door; students free.

Beacon Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Summit
4 Waldron Ave., Summit

afternoonmusic.org/

Venue is wheelchair accessible.

May 9 – 10 – 11
Thursday, Friday & Saturday @ 7 pm. Saturday matinee @ 2 pm.
THEATRE

Canned Goods – presented by American Theater Group

American Theater Group presents the world premiere of “Canned Goods,” by Erik Kahn. This new play tells the gripping tale of the largely unknown incident that eventually launched World War II. Don’t miss this harrowing account of Hitler’s devious strategy to fake an attack on Germany to justify his invasion of Poland in 1939. Directed by Charlotte Cohn.

Tickets: $20 – $55

For tickets: https://ucpac.org/event/canned-goods/

For questions about purchasing accessible seating, please call the Box Office at 732-499-8226.

Hamilton Stage
360 Hamilton St., Rahway
(732) 499-8226

Ample parking on site.

May 4, 5, 11, 12, 17, 18
8 pm Fridays & Saturdays; 2 pm Sundays
THEATRE

See How They Run

Galloping in and out of the doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid, an old maid, and four men in clergymen’s suits, presenting the problem of which is which. One in disguise is an escaped prisoner. A sedate bishop is aghast at all the goings-on and the trumped-up stories that are told to him. So swift is the action in this hysterical British farce that audiences are left exhausted with laughter.

Tickets: $25

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

Wheelchair-accessible venue. Please call in advance for wheelchair accessible parking.