A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Sept. 24-26)

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WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days.

Gregory Porter is scheduled to perform Friday, Sept. 24, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.njpac.org


SEPT. 24

MORRISTOWN “On and Off the Street — Urban Art New Jersey,” opening of installations and murals by graffiti artists, to be on display through Feb. 27. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.

SEPT. 25

HOPEWELL 14th Hopewell Tour Des Arts, free music, poetry, sculpture, painting, drawing, photography and more throughout Hopewell, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., through Sept. 26. Hopewell Borough Downtown, Broad Street. hopewellboro-nj.us, hopewelltourdesarts.com.

SEPT. 26

CLINTON Openings for 2021 Members Show; “Companion Species (At What Cost),” textile works by Marie Watt; Works by Doug Herren; and “Remnants of an Advanced Technology,” films and flags by Alisha Wormsley. Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St. hunterdonartmuseum.org, 908-735-8415.


SEPT. 24

BOUND BROOK Kyle Ocasio, John Moses and Adam Oliensis, 8:30 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $25-$30. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

ENGLEWOOD Demitri Martin, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$59. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

FLEMINGTON “An Evening of Laughter,” Center for Business and Entrepreneurship fundraiser with Uncle Floyd, Gemini Lombardi and Bob Gonzo, 7:30 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Stage, 50 Stangl Road. $35. hunterdonchamber.org. Registration required.

HAMMONTON Julia Scotti and Friends, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 25, 7:30 p.m. Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St. $18-$25. theeagletheatre.com, 609-704-5012.

MORRISTOWN Brian Regan, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $49-$89. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Maz Jobrani, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 24, 9:45 p.m. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39.50-$100. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

SEPT. 25

NEWARK Paula Poundstone, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $49. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.


SEPT. 24

ASBURY PARK AsburyFest, local music, food, crafts, 5-10 p.m., also Sept. 25, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Bradley Park, Ocean Avenue at Fifth Avenue. $3; ages 6 and younger free and Friday free for all. asburyfest.com.

WASHINGTON Warren County Hot Air Balloons, Fun and Games Festival, hot air balloons, balloon glow, drone demonstrations and racing, food trucks, vendors, nonprofits and live music and other attractions, 3-8:30 p.m., also Sept. 25-26, 3-8:30 p.m. Warren County Community College, 475 Route 57 West. $5-$10; parking $10. balloonfestnj.com, 908-283-0721.

Montclair Jazz Fest

The Montclair Jazz Fest Grand Finale is slated for 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in downtown Montclair.MontclairJazzFestival.org

SEPT. 25

NEWARK Newark Porchfest, free family-friendly performances on neighborhood porches by amateur and professional performing and visual artists, hosted by Forest Hill Community Association, noon-6 p.m., Branch Brook Park, Ballantine Gates, Ballantine Parkway and Lake Street. fhcanewark.org/porchfest.

NUTLEY Street Fair and Craft Show, vendors, kiddie rides, food, live music, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Nutley, Franklin Avenue between Chestnut and Center streets. streetfairs.org, 908-654-1400.

ROSELLE PARK 2021 Roselle Park Art Festival, showcase of local and regional artists, artisans and performers, noon, Downtown Roselle Park, Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue. rplovesart.org.

TEWKSBURY Tewksbury Harvest Festival, food trucks, beer garden, craft vendors, music by Bonnie Boland Band, classic car show, petting zoo, pony rides, hayrides, tethered hot air balloon, silent auction and other attractions to benefit Tewksbury First Aid and Rescue Squad and Tewksbury Library, noon-5 p.m., Christie Hoffman Farm Park, 108 Fairmount Road West (Route 512). $20 parking. tewksburyharvestfest.com, 973-271-1709.

TRENTON 2021 Riverfest, games, live music, craft beers, pork roll eating contest and menu items inspired by the Trenton-founded Case’s Pork Roll, noon-5 p.m., Trenton Thunder Ballpark, 1 Thunder Road. $5. atmilb.com/3jNBXDm, 609-394-3300.

SEPT. 26

PLAINSBORO AutumnFest 2021, unveiling of two new temporary exhibits, outdoor games, crafts, scavenger hunts and other activities, 2-4 p.m., Wicoff House Museum, Plainsboro Recreation and Cultural Center, 641 Plainsboro Road. tinyurl.com/autumnfestwh, museum@plainsboronj.com,609-799-0909, ext. 1709. Registration required.

RED BANK Red Bank Guinness Oyster Festival, fundraiser for Red Bank RiverCenter with food, beer, music, local artisans, kiddie rides, noon-6 p.m., Downtown Red Bank, White Street Parking Lot, White and Monmouth streets. $5. redbank.org, 732-829-1104, rue@rueevents.com.

Bela Fleck

Bela Fleck brings his new “Bluegrass Heart” tunes to the McCarter Theatre in Princeton Friday. (Alan Messer)


SEPT. 24

LAKEWOOD Iain Matthews, 7 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $25. strand.org, 732-367-7789.

MADISON King Solomon Hicks Band, 5:45 p.m., also Sept. 24, 8 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MILLBURN “Brookside Cabaret,” live outdoor performance with optional prix-fixe meal at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant, 7:30 p.m., Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $20-$35 and $20-$30 food/drink minimum. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

MONTCLAIR Wild Child, Jim Morrison tribute, 8 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $20-$30. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

MORRISTOWN Matt Nakoa, Dave Kleiner and Liz Pagan, 7:30 p.m., The Folk Project, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. $10. folkproject.org, 973-335-9489.

NEWARK Gregory Porter, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $53.75-$103.75. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

“Rhythm & Flow,” R&B, soul, house, spoken word and hip-hop hosted by Kween Moore with Janetza Miranda, Romainson Romain and Lyle Omolayo, 7-8 p.m., Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St. $7-$10. newarkmuseum.org, 973-596-6550.

NEWTON Troubadours, Carole King and James Taylor tribute show, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $29-$44. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.

PRINCETON Bela Fleck, “My Bluegrass Heart” with Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Justin Moses, Mark Schatz and Bryan Sutton, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $45-$65. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

UNION Black Violin, 7:30 p.m., Kean University, Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave. $28-$50. keanstage.com, 908-737-7469.

TUCKERTON The Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30-$35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.

WOODBRIDGE FACE Vocal Band, 8 p.m., also Sept. 25, 2 and 8 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. in Avenel. $39.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.

SEPT. 25

ASBURY PARK Primus, “A Tribute to Kings,” 5 p.m., Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $55.59. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

BEDMINSTER “Mozart On The Meadow,” annual Music in the Somerset Hills and Center for Musical Excellence fundraiser with focus on vocal and choral music including Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, conducted by Stephen Sands with pianist Min Kwon and the Somerset Hills Chorus, 1:30 p.m., Fairview Farm, 2121 Larger Cross Road. $25-$100. mozartonthemeadow.com, 973-339-7719.

BLOOMFIELD Montclair Jazz Festival Finale, more than 150 musicians on four stages including Emmet Cohen Trio, the Baylor Project, Christian McBride All Stars featuring Chris Potter and Mike Stern, Rudresh Mahanthappa “Hero Trio” featuring Gene Lake, Camille Thurman Quintet, Alicia Olatuja, Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Quintet Cubop, Billy Hart Quartet and the Jazz House Faculty Collective, with artisan food and craft vendors, Family Jazz Discovery Zone, 1-9 p.m., Downtown Montclair, Lackawanna Plaza to South Park. montclairjazzfestival.org, 973-744-2273.

“Music at the Mansion” Porch Dinner Concert, outdoor performance by Corrina Sowers Adler with Frungillo Catering boxed dinner, 7 p.m., Oakeside Bloomfield Cultural Center, 240 Belleville Ave. $65 in person; $30 virtual. nicoristudios.com, info@nicoristudios.com.

BURLINGTON CITY Burlington “Hops and Rocks,” Colonial Burlington Foundation fundraiser hosted by New Jersey Brewers Association with music by Steve Oakley Band, Kenny Raye Band and Retroglyphs, beer garden and local food vendors; ages 21 and older, noon-5 p.m., Burlington City Riverfront Promenade, Riverfront and High Street. $18-$25. colonial-burlington-foundation.ticketleap.com/2021-burlington-hops–rocks-festival/, 609-932-1156.

CAMDEN MMR*B*Q, 1 p.m., BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. $25-$99. livenation.com/venues/14115/bb-t-pavilion, 856-365-1300.

CLIFTON New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, food truck festival performance, 5 p.m., Weasel Brook Park, Paulison Avenue. passaiccountynj.org/ParksHistorical/Parks/weaselbrookpark.htm, megabitevents.com.

ENGLEWOOD Foreigners Journey, with Constantine Maroulis, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$49. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.


Jersey City Jazz Festival, outdoor music by eight bands on two stages, food trucks, beer garden, noon-8 p.m., Harborside Atrium, 34 Exchange Place.

MONTCLAIR Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $29-$85. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

MORRISTOWN John Hiatt and the Jerry Douglas Band, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $39-$79. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK “Salsa Meets Jazz,” Tito Nieves, Arturo O’Farrill Big Band and Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $32.50-$92.50. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

RAHWAY Bowling for Soup, 8 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $39-$69. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

SEASIDE HEIGHTS Seventh Annual “Rock The Farm,” CFC Loud N Clear Foundation fundraiser with music by eight tribute bands, food trucks, beer and wine garden, KidZone, noon, Seaside Heights, Grant Avenue. $25-$200. eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-rock-the-farm-tribute-festival-tickets-80144942681, 833-300-4673.

STANHOPE Robert Gordon, 6:30 p.m., Stanhope House, Outdoor beer garden, 45 Main St. $25-$30. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TEANECK Metalfest VI, 2 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $15. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

TUCKERTON Kinderhook, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30-$35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.

SEPT. 26

ASBURY PARK Rebelution, Steel Pulse, the Green, Keznandi, 5 p.m., Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $42.50-$105. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

BRANCHBURG Baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert and Pianist Anna Keiserman, live-streamed and in-person concert to fund private lessons for music majors with works by Maurice Ravel, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Georgi Sviridov and Marion Bauer, 2 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, Welpe Theater, Route 28 and Lamington Road. rvccmusicprogram.org/mozaika-concerts, anna.keiserman@raritanval.edu.

HOLMDEL Korn, Staind, 6:30 p.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, Exit 116. $22-$79. ticketmaster.com/PNC-Bank-Arts-Center-tickets-Holmdel/venue/16839, 732-203-2500.

MORRIS TWP. Hanover Wind Symphony, free outdoor concert; bring lawn chairs or blankets, 3 p.m., Ginty Field, Woodland Avenue and South Street. hanoverwinds.org, 973-326-7371.

MORRISTOWN Acme, outdoor concert, 7 p.m., Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $50 for space to accommodate two patrons by advance order only. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

RED BANK Myles Kennedy, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $29.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

ROXBURY Swing Time Dolls, outdoor concert, 4 p.m., Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Ave. in Succasunna. $15. roxburyartsalliance.org, 973-945-0284.

SAYREVILLE Dashboard Confessional, unplugged, with This Wild Life, Armon Jay, 8 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $35. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

TOMS RIVER John Pizzarelli and Catherine Russell, tribute to Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra, 7 p.m., Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. $35-$55. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

WAYNE Sylvia Cuenca Group, “Jazz Room Series” concert, 4 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $8-$15. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.

WESTFIELD Tesla String Quartet, 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 E. Broad St. $10-$25. stpaulswestfield.org, 908-232-8506.


SEPT. 24

NEW BRUNSWICK “When Day Comes,” premiere of live production featuring members of the Sweet Honey in the Rock vocal group, 7 p.m., also Sept. 25, 7 p.m.; Sept. 26, 3 p.m. Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. $30-$65. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.

UNION “Year One,” Premiere Stages production of Erik Gernand drama of mounting political and social divisions within a family, 8 p.m., also Sept. 25, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 26, 3 p.m. Kean University, Bauer Boucher Theatre Center, 1000 Morris Ave. $15-$35. premierestagesatkean.com, 908-737-7469.

“Labor,” live-streamed online production of TyLie Shider comedy, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 25-26, 7:30 p.m. The Theater Project, P.O. Box 101. $10-$20. thetheaterproject.org, 908-809-8865.

SEPT. 26

JERSEY CITY Voices International Theatre Fest, Jersey City Theater Center concert and opening ceremony, 4 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $20-$45. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.


SEPT. 25

HOBOKEN “En Plein Air,” free Mile Square Theatre presentation of dance, music, storytelling, also Sept. 26, 7th and Jackson Resiliency Park, Jackson Street. milesquaretheatre.org, boxoffice@milesquaretheatre.org.

PARSIPPANY Mount Tabor Victorian Porch and Garden Tour, self-guided visit to locations in the historic district beginning at Old Firehouse on Simpson Avenue, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Bethel, 26 Simpson Ave. in Mount Tabor. $25-$30. mounttabornj.org, 973-975-0001.

RAHWAY Culture Crawl, showcase of performances, interactive art, sculpture, video, audio installations, music and vendors, 1-6 p.m., Downtown Rahway, Main Street. culturecrawl.org, 732-540-1075.

ROSELLE PARK Fourth Annual Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show, hosted by Knights of Columbus 3240, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Church of the Assumption, 113 Chiego Place. $15-$20 vehicle registration. rebi622@gmail.com, 908-858-0699.

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