Greater Morristown weekend preview: Bob in the woods, Bacon at the Mayo


Compiled by Kevin Coughlin and Katrina Langer

Road races. Kickball. Summer movies.

Bob in the woods. Bacon at the Mayo.

Get Tuckered out. Jam your soul.

Welcome to another weekend in Greater Morristown!

Scroll down for beaucoup entertainment choices.

And don’t forget to check our handy calendar for even more fun options!

THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014:

Summer School movie posterStart your day at the Morristown & Township Library! with the library’s summer vacation film series  at noon.This week’s free offering: Summer School (1987), rated PG-13. 97 minutes: A high-school gym teacher has big plans for the summer, but is forced to cancel them to teach a “bonehead” English class for misfit goof-off students. Starring Mark Harmon and Kirstie Alley. The library is at One Miller Road in Morristown.


The Verizon Corporate Classic 5K  winds through Morristown, starting at 7:30 pm from Headquarters Plaza.  Proceeds benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Service Inc.  Cheer for 4,000 runners at Morris County’s largest fitness event. Motorists should expect street closures. The forecast is much milder than it was for last year’s race, when a heat wave transformed the event into an untimed “fun run/walk” for safety’s sake.

THEY'RE OFF! Runners braved the intense heat in the Verizon Corporate Classic in Morristown . The 5K was reduced to an untimed 2.2-mile fun run/ walk because of the blazing heat that has gripped much of the country for days. Photo by Scott Schlosser
THEY’RE OFF! Runners braved intense heat in the 2013 Verizon Corporate Classic in Morristown . That 5K was reduced to an untimed 2.2-mile fun run/ walk because of blazing heat that gripped much of the country. Photo by Scott Schlosser

Who can forget Philly soul from the ’70s?  If you need a refresher course, glide to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm for a 70s Soul Jam, featuring The Stylistics (You Make Me Feel Brand New, You Are Everything, Betcha By Golly, Wow), Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes (If You Don’t Know Me By Now, The Love I Lost) and Blue Magic (Sideshow).  Tickets: $39-$79. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more details.

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bob dylan tribute at schiff posterWhat’s the next best thing to hearing Dylan in the woods?  How about Billy Jane singing a tribute to Bob, under the stars at the Schiff Nature Center in Mendham?  The hour-long show starts at 7 pm and costs $5 for Schiff members and $10 for nonmembers.  Seating is limited; advanced registration is required. The nature center is at 339 Pleasant Valley Road. Call 973-543-6004 for more details.

Live jazz  returns to the Morristown & Township Library  for the annual Jazz in July concert series, from 7 pm to 9 pm.  Dixieland/Swing music will feature Joe Licari, clarinet; Charlie Caranicas, cornet; Tom Artin, Trombone; Dick Voigt, piano; Brian Nalepka, bass; and David Humm, drums. Tickets are $20 per concert and proceeds benefit the Library. Tickets will be available at the door and light refreshments will be available.

Jazz in July returns to the Morristown & Township Library.
Jazz in July returns to the Morristown & Township Library.
cliff eberhardt
Cliff Eberhardt.

Cliff Eberhardt returns to The Minstrel at 8 pm. Folk Project fans will remember this gifted singer-songwriter from his Spring 2013 performance at the Folk Project Festival. Opener Erik Frandsen has been a Greenwich Village folk favorite since the 70s — when he’s not writing for The Colbert Report, or acting on The Blacklist. Admission is $9; free for children 12 and under. The Minstrel is at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship at 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township.

The Marshall Tucker Band brings such country-rock hits as Heard It in a Love Song, Can’t You See, Fire on the Mountain and This Ol’ Cowboy to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm.  With opener CB Radio. Tickets: $39-$59.  At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more details.

The Marshall Tucker Band
The Marshall Tucker Band


The Jerzey Derby Brigade kickball tournament 2014 posterWatch the Jerzey Derby Brigade kick up its heels, at the roller divas’ annual kickball tournament. The balls fly from 11 am to 6 pm at the Loantaka Brook Reservation in Morris Township, at 468 South St.








The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 24th season, courtesy of the Morristown Partnership and its sponsors. From 8:30 am to 2 pm, you can find produce from North Jersey farms, baked goods, and more, in the municipal parking lot 10, behind the post office. Lots of entertainment- and wellness events will be sprinkled throughout the year. The Farmers Market is open on Sundays through the end of November.

Macculloch Hall’s Summer Concerts in the Garden features Collin J. Rocker and Gary Reed. Rocker, a New Jersey native, is known for his 21st century twist on music with roots in the 60s and 70s. Reed, performing Country Blues for the Here and Now, will showcase his solo guitar arrangements of everything from Joplin to the Beatles, with some original tunes as well. Tickets are $15; $10 for members, seniors & students; and free for children under 12. As always, tickets go on sale at 1 pm on the day of the performance, and the Museum will be open from 1 to 4 pm for tours with an additional $5 Museum admission ticket. Bring chairs or a blanket, but please leave Fido at home (exceptions for service dogs). For a special (and chilled out) treat, enjoy tropical shaved ice from the Kona Ice truck, where bottled water also will be available. A portion of sales will benefit the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. At 45 Macculloch Ave. in Morristown.

The Bacon Brothers
The Bacon Brothers

Your sixth degree of separation is the Mayo Performing Arts Center, where actor Kevin Bacon will perform at 8 pm with his brother Michael and their band. Tickets are $39-$59.  At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more details… or watch this video:


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