Morristown weekend preview: Barenaked Ladies, pigskin playoff, derby divas and more

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They both have 5-4 records...but not for long. Morristown and Plainfield battle in the high school football playoffs on Saturday. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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High-brow, low-brow, no-brow–there is a little something for everyone around Morristown this weekend. And if you don’t see it here, make sure to check our great calendar.

FRIDAY:

Barenaked Ladies, the Canadian alternative rockers whose hits include If I Had a Million Dollars and The Old Apartment, also perform their new album All In Good Time at Morristown’s Community Theatre at 8 pm. Tickets are $49- $79.

Over at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township, it’s Moonlight and Magnolias, a stage comedy about the scriptwriting sessions for Gone With the Wind. Showtimes on Friday and Saturday are 8 pm, with a matinee at 2 on Sunday. Tickets are $40.

Right down the street from the Bickford,  it’s Open Stage at The Minstrel. Cheer on performing newcomers of all stripes at 8 pm. Admission is $7.

SATURDAY:

The Morristown High School football varsity kicks off the playoffs at 1 pm against Plainfield. Go Colonials!

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They both have 5-4 records...but not for long. Morristown and Plainfield battle in the high school football playoffs on Saturday. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

At 6:15 pm the carnage continues with women’s roller derby action at InLine Morristown, where the Jerzey Derby Brigade Corporal Punishers battle the Roller Radicals of Scranton, Pa. Admission is $12; there also is a food drive.

SUNDAY:

The Morristown Farmers Market starts its penultimate day at 8:30 am. This is the first time in two decades that the Market has extended into November. Next Sunday is the season finale. The Market is behind the Post Office and the Morristown Diner.

Learn how Thanksgiving and Armistice Day were celebrated by two families in 1919, at the Fosterfields Living Historical Museum in Morris Township, from noon to 4 pm. At 1:30 re-enactors of the Civil War, Spanish-American War and World War I will honor U.S. veterans. Cider pressing, square dancing and side-saddle riding also are on the agenda. Admission: $2 to $6, free for veterans and current military personnel.

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SANTA ON A DIET? Antique Christmas decorations of yesteryear are on display at Morristown's Macculloch Hall. Photo by Bill Swayze

Can’t tell a flintlock from a flapjack?  March to the Washington’s Headquarters Museum from 1:30 to 4 pm for a series of presentations by the park historian about American weapons used between 1609 and 1783. Admission: $4.

It’s beginning to look a lot like…Christmas?  Yes it is, at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall. From 1- 4 pm, see Twas the Night Before Christmas – Vintage Holiday Ornaments and Toys. The lenders and curators of the exhibit will be on hand beginning at 2:30 p.m. to talk about the objects.  Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors; students 12 years and under and museum members are free.

At 3 pm, the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey performs Verdi and Grieg at Dolan Hall, College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township. Admission is $5 to $35.

If that’s too civilized, you can bring things down a few pegs at MacHomer. Homer Simpson meets the Bard in Rick Miller’s one-man comedy at the Community Theatre at 7 pm. Tickets are $27-$47.

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