Cultural Events Calendar

Jan. 11, 18, 24, 25 at 8 PM
Jan. 20 at 2 PM
THEATRE

The Runner Stumbles

A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan. Her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder.

$22  l  $10 for Students & Active-Duty Military
Westfield Community Players
1000 North Ave. West, Westfield
908-232-1221
http://www.westfieldcommunityplayers.org/

Feb. 2
12-1 PM
CONCERT

Memory Café

The Memory Café provides an opportunity for individuals with memory loss and their care takers to socialize and enjoy music in a warm welcoming environment. A free lunch will be provided.

Free
Jewish Family Service of Central NJ
655 Westfield Avenue, Elizabeth
www.jfscentral.org

Feb. 3
7 PM
MUSIC AND SPOKEN WORD

A Langston Hughes Song Revival

Presented by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, this program of spoken word and live music will highlight how music influenced and inspired the work of Langston Hughes. Hosted by Terrance McKnight, WQXR Evening Radio Host, featuring music composed by Margaret Bonds and Florence B. Price, with performances by Ashley Jackson (harp) Malcolm Merriweather (baritone) and Kyle Walker (piano).

Free – but registration is requested
Hamilton Stage
360 Hamilton St., Rahway NJ
908-558-2550
Register at: https://ucnj.org/black-history-month/#register

Feb. 18
12-1 PM
CONCERT

Memory Café

The Memory Café provides an opportunity for individuals with memory loss and their care takers to socialize and enjoy music in a warm welcoming environment. A free lunch will be provided.

Free
Lavy House
748 East Broad St., Westfield
908-352-8375
www.jfscentral.org

Feb. 21-29 (Fridays & Saturdays)
8 PM
Feb. 23
2 PM Matinee
THEATRE

Be Here Now

Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, it’s her turn to pull another out of the darkness.

Adults $39 l Seniors $34 l Students $25
Dreamcatcher Rep @ Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue, Summit
800-838-3006
www.dreamcatcherrep.org

Feb. 22
7 PM
Singing Contest/ Concert

Rahway Valley Jerseyaires’ Barbershop Quartet Singing Contest & Concert

Come sing at the 59th Annual Barbershop Contest — or just listen, as novice barbershop quartets compete in this fun contest. Quartets sing a cappella and are evaluated by professional judges. Winners receive a medal. To register a quartet, call 201-675-1222. (A modest registration fee applies.)

Free
Roosevelt School
811 St. Georges Ave., Rahway
201-675-1222
www.jerseyaires.org

Feb. 23
2-3 PM
JAZZ CONCERT

James Austin Jazz Trio

James Austin Jr. is an accomplished jazz pianist and bandleader who has performed with a long list of jazz greats, and has received a number of awards and accolades for his talent. Austin, along with his trio, plays a mix of jazz standards and original arrangements.

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

Feb. 23
3 PM
CONCERT

Masters of the Orchestra

New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Winter Concert featuring, Young Artist Concerto Competition winner, Dylan Hamme, of Leonia. He will perform Ravel’s Tzigane, an extraordinary display of violin technique. The orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7, Beethoven’s German Dance No. 1, and the Stamitz Sinfonia in D major.

Free
Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School
272 Morris Ave., Summit
www.njio.org