Greater Morristown weekend preview: From Kennedys to koalas

Maksim Shtrykov, Clarinet & Alina Kiryayeva, Piano

As the holidays recede into the rear-view mirror, Greater Morristown’s entertainment scene slowly is shifting into gear once more.

This weekend’s offerings include a world-class clarinetist, a priceless husband-and-wife acoustic duo, and a Broadway music revue.

There also is a “green” movie, some wild animals and yes–even a Christmas exhibit for those who can’t bear to toss their tree by the curb.

And as always, more options await you on our handy calendar.

THURSDAY, JAN. 3, 2013:

Maksim Shtrykov, Clarinet & Alina Kiryayeva, Piano

Music At Noon, the concert series sponsored by Music At Morristown United Methodist Church, continues its 33rd season with a concert featuring Maksim Shtrykov, clarinet, accompanied by pianist Alina Kiryayeva.   The concert will be held in the church sanctuary, at 50 Park Place (on the Green). A light luncheon will be available for purchase before or after the concert (11:30 am to 1:30 pm).  For the concert, there is a suggested donation of $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and students are FREE.  Free childcare is available during the performance.  The sanctuary is handicapped accessible.  For further information call 973-538-2132.

Grow It Green Morristown launches its Food for Thought film series with Ingredients… a movie about how to create a sustainable food system. It starts at 7 pm at the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, at 14 Maple Ave. in Morristown, and costs just $5. Reserve your ticket here.



Chemistry is hard to define; you know it when you see it. And you will see it at 8 o’clock at The Minstrel, where The Kennedys are headliners.  Maura Kennedy sparkles on the vocals while husband Pete shimmers on guitar (and on ukelele–his uke version of Rhapsody in Blue must be seen to be believed).  They are fine songwriters, too, and tour with Nanci Griffith. Opening for the Kennedys is The Wag, a four-piece ensemble with harmonies reminiscent of top groups from the ’60s. The Minstrel is at the  Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, at 21 Normandy Heights Road. Admission is $8 for adults; children under 12 are free.

The Kennedys
The Kennedys


Neil Berg’s Broadway Song and Dance celebrates the music of the Great White Way, at 8 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. The cast of Broadway veterans includes Ron Bohmer, Rita Harvey, Robert and Nicola Royston, and Beverly and Kirby Ward. Tickets are $39-$59. The theater is at 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more details.


Still clinging to the holidays? Can’t blame you for that. One place where the spirit lives on is Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. A Home for the Holidays exhibit continues all month with holiday-themed images by famed cartoonist Thomas Nast, and toys and ornaments from a century ago. The museum, at 45 Macculloch Ave., is open from 1 pm to 4 pm.  For more details,  For more information, call the Museum on weekdays at (973) 538-2404 or visit the website.

Jack Hanna brings his furry friends to Morristown on Jan. 6, 2013
Jack Hanna brings his furry friends to Morristown on Jan. 6, 2013

Venture into the jungle…without ever leaving the cozy confines of downtown Morristown! Jack Hanna Into the Wild Live comes to the Mayo Performing Arts Center for two shots, at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. See “America’s Favorite Zookeeper” and some of his animal friends, and hear stories about wild life that you won’t find in the tabloids. Tickets are $25-$35. Call 973-539-8008 for more details.

Morristown’s Sunday Night Portrait Drawing Sessions continue at ArtSpace at 14 Elm St. Sessions run from 6 pm to 9 pm and feature live models and camaraderie for $10.




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