Weekend preview: Howl-o-ween dogs, kilts and music o’plenty

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Connor and Sharlys Dugan of Dugan's Hooligans will perform at Tartan Day in Morristown on Sunday.

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Here are just a few choices waiting for you.  For lots more, check out our great calendar–and add your own events while you’re there!

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Connor and Sharlys Dugan of Dugan's Hooligans will perform at Tartan Day in Morristown on Sunday.


The music starts at lunchtime with organist/pianist Sandor Szabo at The Presbyterian Church in Morristown. He will dust off the church’s colossal Austin organ to play revolutionary masterworks from the Romantic period. Admission to the 12:15 pm concert is free; lunch can be purchased afterward.

British singer-songwriter Jez Lowe performs at The Minstrel in Morris Township, with opener Paul Kaplan. The show starts at 8 pm and costs $7. According to the Folk Project, Jez’ songs “are very much of the Common Man, written with compassion, delivered with passion, and usually possessed of great singable choruses.” Paul, meanwhile, loves to parody popular tunes. The Minstrel is at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship in Morris Township.

After that show, swing by Morristown’s Dublin Pub for the 10 pm gig by Universal Rebel, the local hip-hop group that always sends fans home with a big smile.

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Ridgewood Concert Band will be performing at the Morristown United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 23

SATURDAY: The Morristown High School football varsity (3-3) will try to get its playoff hopes back on track in its Homecoming came against Roxbury (3-3) at 1 p.m. The Colonials also will honor the donors and volunteers who made their new turf field a reality.

At 7:30 pm the Ridgewood Concert Band kicks off the autumn Abendmusik season at the Morristown United Methodist Church. The program will feature the Toccata from the Organ Symphony No. 5 by Widor and the Battle Hymn of the Republic arranged by Wilhousky. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors and youths.

The farewell tour of folk trio Mad Agnes swings through the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youths, with free babysitting for tykes.

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MAD AGNES: Margo Hennebach, Adrienne Jones, Mark Saunders. Their farewell tours stops at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship on Saturday.


This is the moment your pet has been waiting for: Morristown’s first All Howl’s Eve Dog Parade. From 10 am to 1 pm, costumed pooches will strut their stuff. The pup parade starts at town hall and concludes at the Morristown Green, where five lucky dogs will win prizes. Everyone gets a goodie bag. The event is a production of the dynamic duo of Bicycle Art, Ashley Cook and Ryan Taylor. Registration for the parade is $5; proceeds will benefit an animal shelter.

Can laughter heal you? Which foods have Super Powers? Can you tame the Cookie Monster?  Speakers will tackle these puzzlers and more on Sunday at the annual wellness fair of the Center for Spiritual Living Morristown, on 331 Mount Kemble Ave. The eventruns from 12:30 pm to 7 pm and costs $5.

Next, grab your kilt. It’s Tartan Day! Morristown’s Macculloch Hall is celebrating its 200th birthday with bagpipes, songs and Celtic dancing at 2:30 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Tickets are $10 per person or $30 per family, and benefit the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. The festivities include a visit to the Macculloch family grave site and a reception at Macculloch Hall after the concert, which is titled “Spotlight on Youth.”

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