Greater Morristown weekend preview: Derby divas and cage fighters, Scooby-Doo and the Easter Bunny

 Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

From cage fighters and derby divas to Scooby-Doo and the Easter Bunny, Greater Morristown offers plenty of eye-opening sights this holiday weekend.  We hope you see them with someone special.

Scroll down for our picks.

For more entertainment choices, see our handy calendar.


THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014:

Comedian Rich Little

Comedian Rich Little

Scooby-Doo and one of his best Mystery Inc pals will visit the Morristown & Township Library  from 10 am to 10:30 am. You will find Scooby in the library children’s room, for a free story time event. He also is performing across the street this week at the Mayo Performing Arts Center; see Friday’s entry for more.  The library is at One Miller Road in Morristown.

Impressionist Rich Little comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center, at 8 pm with a one-man show about the life of Jimmy Stewart, featuring impressions of more than 25 celebrity voices including Cary Grant, George Burns, Ronald Reagan, Katherine Hepburn and John Wayne. Tickets: $29-$49. At 100 South St. in Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

 


FRIDAY, APRIL 18:

scooby doo at mpac posterScooby-Doo and friends romp into the Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1 pm and 4 pm, in Scooby Doo Live! Musical Mysteries.  According to the theater, this show “features big musical numbers including the classic theme song, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” Tickets are $29-$59. At 100 South St. in Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

The monthly open stage returns to The Minstrel at 8 pm. Acoustic musicians perform 15-minute sets; some headliners get their start here. To learn how to secure a performance slot, call 973-335-9489, or visit www.FolkProject.org/Minstrel/OpenStage. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.


SATURDAY, APRIL 19:

The Easter Bunny mades a triumphal return to the Morristown Green on Saturday to wish everyone a Happy Easter. Photo by Scott Schlosser

The Easter Bunny will officiate at Morristown’s Easter egg hunt, held this year at Lidgerwood Park. File photo by Scott Schlosser

The Morristown Recreation Division holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 am, at Lidgerwood Park. (In case of rain, the hunt moves inside Morristown High School.)

The Cage Fury Fight Championships bring mixed martial arts fighting to the Mennen Arena in Morris Township, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Fight cards include: Sean Santella vs. Nick Honstein, Claudio Ledesma vs. Marcio Bittencourt, Jorge Martinez vs. Robbie Flores. Admission:  $55-$150. At 161 Hanover Ave., Morris Township.

jerzey derby brigade poster april 2014Women’s roller derby action returns to Morristown, courtesy of the Jerzey Derby Brigade, at InLine Morristown at 38 Dumont Place. The doors open at 6:15 pm, with the opening whistle at 7 pm. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Children under 12 are free.

Comedienne Kathy Griffin, who “riffs on Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders through her skewed, sarcastic prism,” comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center  for shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. Mature content, language. Adults only. Tickets: $69 – $115    At 100 South St. in Morristown. Call 973-539-8008.

Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth performs at the cozy End of Elm at 9 pm, as part of the gastro-pub’s new Saturday music series. There is no cover charge, but seating is limited, so reservations are wise.  At 140 Morris St. (near the train trestle) in Morristown.

Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth is scheduled to play at End of Elm on April 19.

Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth is scheduled to play at the End of Elm at 9 pm.


SUNDAY, APRIL 20:

To all who celebrate the holiday, Happy Easter!

Ashia Cummings, 4, shows off her haul after Easter egg hunt at St. Peter's in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Ashia Cummings, 4 at the time, with her haul after last year’s Easter egg hunt at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. This year’s hunt follows the 9 am service. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 



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