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.
MONTCLAIR “Inspired by an Object,” opening of joint exhibit of works by 51 artists using non-art materials, through Oct. 15, Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave., opening reception, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 12, montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555; and Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave., opening reception, 3-5 p.m. Sept. 12, studiomontclair.org, 862-500-1447.
WOODBRIDGE “African Accents — Modern Designs from Traditional Textiles,” opening of in-person and virtual exhibit, to run through Sept. 26. Barron Arts Center, 582 Rahway Ave. twp.woodbridge.nj.us/150/Barron-Arts-Center, 732-634-0413.
SOMERVILLE Arts on Division Fall Festival, exhibits by local artists, live music, art activities for children, workshops and Sept. 11 commemoration with Frontline Arts and Claymore Vets, noon-7 p.m., Downtown Somerville, Division Street. artsondivision.com, [email protected]
MONTCLAIR “Transformed — Objects Reimagined by American Artists,” more than 60 artworks from 1829 to the present in which artists used objects as starting points to create new pieces; “By Our Own Hand,” site-specific installation in Laurie Art Stairway in collaboration with Frontline Arts and Donna Bassin; “Color Riot — How Color Changed Navajo Textiles,” 70 works from 1860-1930 and the present; “George Inness — Works in the Collection,” more than 20 paintings, two watercolors, and one etching by the artist, Montclair Art Museum, 3 S. Mountain Ave. montclairartmuseum.org, 973-746-5555.
MORRISTOWN Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $49-$79. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.
NEWTON Big Apple Comedy Club, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $19-$24. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.
RED BANK Vic DiBitetto, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $35-$59. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.
SUMMIT The Flip Side, Vivid Stage improv comedy troupe, 8 p.m., Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave. $15-$20. vividstage.org, 908-514-9654.
WEEHAWKEN Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, free outdoor performance with premiere of new work, weather permitting, 7 p.m., Lincoln Harbor Park, 1600 Harbor Blvd. hrpac.org, 201-430-6881.
MONTCLAIR Dance on the Lawn, free outdoor and live-streamed dance festival with Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, Alvin Ailey dancers Chalvar Monteiro and Jacqueline Harris, Inimois Dance, Amber Sloan, 227 Dance Project, Sharron Miller’s Academy for the Performing Arts, DanceWorks Studios, Movement Arts Project/Dance for Joy and Maurice Chestnut + Movement Therapy, 3-5 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 73 S. Fullerton Ave. slechurch.org, danceonthelawn.org.
BELVIDERE “Heritage Day,” antique car show, live music, historic demonstrations, art show, vendors, food, children’s activities, plein art contest, exhibits, walking tours, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Garret D. Wall Park, Hardwick Street. belvidereheritage.com, 908-777-1394.
FANWOOD Summer FanJam, free performances by the Led Zeppelin tribute band Black Dog, the Funktion Band and local acts, car show, vendors, food trucks, beer and wine garden, children’s activities, free COVID-19 vaccines, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., LaGrande Park, LaGrande Avenue. gwaccnj.com, 908-233-3021.
GREEN TWP. Oktoberfest, farm activities, craft vendors, live music, Czig Meister Brewing beer and food by James off Main, noon-9 p.m., also Sept. 12, noon-4 p.m. Tranquillity Farms, 47 Decker Pond Road in Andover. $5-$10. marketspacevendorevents.com/markets/oktoberfest-tranquillity-2021, 908-979-0303.
ALLAMUCHY Jukebox Trio, free outdoor concert, 7 p.m., Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517. rutherfurdhall.org, 908-852-1894.
ASBURY PARK Almost Queen, tribute act, 5 p.m., Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $25-$35. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.
BOUND BROOK The Best of Foo, Foo Fighters tribute, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $20-$25. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.
EAST BRUNSWICK “Elvis is in the Building,” tribute show with Mike Holland, 7 p.m., East Brunswick Elks Lodge 2370, 21B Oakmont Ave. $13-$15, $23-$25 with dinner. [email protected], 732-207-3774.
EATONTOWN Bobby Bandiera, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green,” 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. in Fort Monmouth. $39-$49. suneaglesgolf.com, 732-389-4300.
FLEMINGTON Central Jersey Jazz Festival, free outdoor performances by Davell “The Prince of New Orleans” Crawford and Charles Turner Quartet, 6-10 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Road and Mine Street. centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.
HOLMDEL Maroon 5, health check required, 7 p.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, Exit 116. $39-$149. ticketmaster.com/PNC-Bank-Arts-Center-tickets-Holmdel/venue/16839, 732-203-2500.
HOPEWELL Danielia Cotton and Friends, grand reopening concert and party, 6:30 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $30-$35. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.
JERSEY CITY “Jersey City Rocks,” Debra Devi, James Calleo Band, Big Wake, Billion Man Rebellion, June and the Pushas, 8 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $15. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.
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.
NEWARK WDHA Family Reunion, Shinedown, Seether, Candlebox, Ayron Jones, 6:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $39-$90. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.
SOUTH ORANGE Eric Hutchinson, Caleb Hawley, 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $28-$38. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.
TEANECK Toy Machine, Concrete Dream, the Spins, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $15. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.
TUCKERTON The Weeklings, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30-$35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.
ASBURY PARK Cold Hart, 6 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $20-$65. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.
“Shadow of the City,” Ally Coalition fundraiser with Bleachers and others, noon, Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $44.50-$54.50. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.
Holis Brown, 8 p.m., Wonder Bar, 1213 Ocean Ave. $20-$22. wonderbarasburypark.com, 732-455-3767.
BOUND BROOK The Black Cross Band, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $20-$25. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.
CHATHAM Woofstock 2021, Home for Good Dog Rescue fundraiser with performances by the Nerds (Saturday), Brian Kirk and the Jirks (Sunday), beer, wine and craft vendors, games, children’s activities, dog contests, dog adoption opportunities, noon, also Sept. 12, noon Brook Valley Farm, 336 Loantaka Way. $30, $12 ages 12 and younger. homeforgooddogs.org, 908-263-7358.
FAIR LAWN Christine Lavin, 8 p.m., George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, 10-10 20th St. $25. hurdygurdyfolk.org, 201-384-1325.
HOLMDEL Brooks and Dunn, 7 p.m., PNC Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, Exit 116. $36-$359. ticketmaster.com/PNC-Bank-Arts-Center-tickets-Holmdel/venue/16839, 732-203-2500.
LAMBERTVILLE Dar Williams, free Acme Screening Room outdoor reopening celebration with performance and talk with the singer-songwriter about her book “What I Found in a Thousand Towns,” 4 p.m., 204 N. Union St. acmescreeningroom.org, 609-468-5430.
METUCHEN Central Jersey Jazz Festival, free outdoor performances by Marcus Printup Quintet featuring Riza Printup and Metuchen High School Jazz Ensemble, with free jazz class, 6-9 p.m., Metuchen Town Plaza, New and Pearl streets. centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.
MILLVILLE LeAnn Rimes, 8 p.m., Levoy Theatre, 126-130 N. High St. $59-$69. levoy.net, 856-327-6400.
MORRISTOWN Audra McDonald, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $69-$129. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.
NEW BRUNSWICK Central Jersey Jazz Festival, free outdoor performances by Terell Stafford Quintet, Mark Whitfield Quartet, Emily Braden Quartet and New Brunswick Jazz Project, 1-6 p.m., New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.
NEWARK House Music Festival and a Splash of Caribbean, hosted by African American Caribbean Cultural Organization of Essex County, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Weequahic Park, Elizabeth and Meeker avenues. Free; VIP packages available. aaccoec.org/house-music, 800-321-4196.
NEWTON Glenn Miller Orchestra, 3 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $34-$44. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.
RED BANK Almost U2, tribute act, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $20. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.
SAYREVILLE Motionless in White, Light the Torch, Silent Planet, Dying Wish, 7 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $25. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.
SOUTH ORANGE Suzanne Vega, “An Evening of New York Songs and Stories,” 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $39-$195. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.
TEANECK The Iron Maidens, all-woman Iron Maidens tribute, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $20-$25. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.
ASBURY PARK Nonpoint, Dropout Kings, Any Given Sin, Among Us, Empty Vessel, 7 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $20. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.
Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes, 4:30 p.m., Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $44.50-$54.50. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.
EATONTOWN The Weeklings, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green” Beatles tribute, 7 p.m., Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. in Fort Monmouth. $29-$45. suneaglesgolf.com, 732-389-4300.
MONTCLAIR Breaking Benjamin, Memphis May Fire, 8 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $49-$99. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.
MORRISTOWN Tesla Quartet, 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.
Opera at Florham, “Viva Verismo — Exploring the Realness in Opera” with soprano Kirsten Chambers and bass-baritone Andrew Richardson, 3 p.m., St. Margaret of Scotland Church, 6 Sussex Ave. $10-$25. operaatflorham.org/event-details/viva-verismo, 973-443-8620.
RED BANK Al Stewart, 7 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $45. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.
RIDGEFIELD PARK Bergenstock Singer/Songwriter Festival, free outdoor performances by Dan Sheehan, Andy Krikun, Maurice Cobb, Melissa Cherie, Amanda Brite, Esti Mellul, Hidden Figures and Ginny Lackey and the Hi-Fi Band; bring lawn chairs or blankets, 12:30-6 p.m., Overpeck County Park, Amphitheater, 199 Challenger Road. co.bergen.nj.us/bcparks/PrOverpeck.aspx, 917-496-0607.
SOMERVILLE Central Jersey Jazz Festival, free outdoor performances by Orrin Evans Quartet, Dara Tucker and NJPAC Jazz for Teens alumni trio, 3-6 p.m., Somerset County Courthouse Green, East Main and Grove streets. centraljerseyjazzfestival.com, 732-640-0001.
TUCKERTON Peter Karp, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $25-$30. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.
ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “Love, Lies and the Doctor’s Dilemma,” dessert-theater production of comedy by Michael and Susan Parker, 7:30 p.m., also Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. $25; reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.
CAMDEN “Daphne’s Dive,” South Camden Theatre on-stage production of Quiara Alegria Hudes drama centered around a Philadelphia bar and its patrons, 8 p.m., also Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 2 p.m. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St. $5-$20. southcamdentheatre.org, 856-409-0365.
CAPE MAY “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Neil Simon comedy, 7 p.m., also Sept. 11, 2 and 7 p.m. Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets. $27-$42. capemaystage.org, 609-884-1341.
HILLSBOROUGH “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” comedy about a man’s planned romantic weekend with his mistress at a converted French farmhouse, 8 p.m., also Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 2 p.m. Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). $18-$20. svptheatre.org, 908-369-7469.
LAMBERTVILLE “The Drowsy Chaperone,” musical about characters from a cast recording coming to life, 8 p.m., also Sept. 11, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.
UNION “Year One,” Premiere Stages production of Erik Gernand drama of mounting political and social divisions within a family, 8 p.m., also Sept. 11, 3 and 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 3 p.m. Kean University, Bauer Boucher Theatre Center, 1000 Morris Ave. $15-$35. premierestagesatkean.com, 908-737-7469.
WAYNE “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” student production of Joe DiPietro musical comedy, 5 p.m., also Sept. 11, 8 p.m.; Sept. 12, 3 p.m. William Paterson University, Hunziker Theatre, 300 Pompton Road. $5-$15. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.
FAIR LAWN Skyline Theatre Company Gala, food, wine and onstage entertainment, 7 p.m., George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, 10-10 20th St. $50. skylinetheatrecompany.org, 800-474-1299.
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