Yes, it’s in Chester. But these are the playoffs, for crying out loud. The Morristown High School football team battles arch-rival West Morris Central in a do-or-die contest at 7 pm. Go, Colonials!
Back at MHS, meanwhile, a pair of young beauties will seek adventure in Paris, avec plusieurs des hijinx. The Morristown High School musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes opens at 7:30 pm, with encore performances at 7:30 on Saturday and 3 pm on Sunday. Admission is $10.
Over at The Minstrel in Morris Township, self-styled “Eclecto-Maniacs” Rich Prezioso and Jacquie Manning take the stage as Small Potatoes, singing everything from Celtic to cowboy. Award-winning songwriter Caleb Hawley is the opener. The show starts at 8 pm. Admission: $7.
Paul Anka, whose hits include Diana and Put Your Head on My Shoulder is the headliner at Morristown’s Community Theatre, also at 8 pm. Tickets are $62 to $125.
A free jewelry show runs from 10 am to 5 pm at the Masonic Temple on Maple Avenue in Morristown.
Never seen Gone With the Wind on a big screen? Now’s your chance–2 pm at the Bickford Theatre in Morris Township, in HD, no less. Admission: $8. The movie complements the current stage production at the theater, Moonlight and Magnolias, a comedy about the making of the film. It runs through Dec. 5; darned if I can find show times anywhere on the theater’s website. Best to call 973.971.3706.
At 4 pm, Rev. Billy & The Life After Shopping Gospel Choir spoofs consumerism with a blend of performance art and music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Suggested donation is $15 for adults and $10 for students, with a reception afterward in the parish hall.
Not to be outdone, the Morristown United Methodist Church serves up the Brass Roots Trio and a program called American Impressions at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students.
And Morristown’s Temple B’Nai Or counters with the Bishop of Jazz, pianist Rio Clemente, who will perform with assorted musical friends at 7:30. Tickets are $30, $25 for seniors and students.
But wait, there’s more! The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship is staging a musical Return to Wonderland, featuring a Mock Turtle, Queen of Hearts and a young girl named Alice. Showtime is 7 pm. Tickets are $20, $5 for youths 18 and under.
And over in Chatham, our friends at the Sanctuary are presenting Jonathan Edwards (remember the 1971 hit, Sunshine?) with opener Nora Jane Struthers at 8 pm. Tickets are $25.
The Morristown Farmers Market ends its extended season, so stock up your larder between 8:30 am and 2 pm. The market is in the municipal lot between Morris Street and Dumont Place.
A gallery tour at 11:30 am at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown will describe how treasured objects can teach us about George Washington. Admission: $4.
At noon, a cancer walk-a-thon is being staged at Morristown’s Yo & Papa Restaurant to benefit local poet and musician Annie Virrill, whose insurance won’t cover her non-traditional cancer treatments.
At 1 pm, University of Delaware ecologist Douglas Tallamy will talk about healthy ecosystems and human well being at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Admission: $25.