Greater Morristown weekend preview: Sinatra, space travel and ballet warriors

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Compiled by Kevin Coughlin

A century of Sinatra …  Ballet Warriors… Galactic Tours.

Greater Morristown offers a universe of diversions this weekend.

Scroll down for details — and check our handy calendar for even more fun options.


THURSDAY, NOV. 12, 2015:

the memory boxThe Morris County Library presents a month-long exhibit honoring veterans of the Vietnam War, with special focus on the 67 soldiers and sailors from Morris County who are memorialized on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC. A Vietnam “War Dog” also is profiled. Admission: Free. Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am to 9 pm, Friday-Saturday 9 am to 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm to 5 pm. At 30 E. Hanover Ave., Whippany.

Eva Lesko Natiello will discuss her debut novel, Memory Box, at 2 pm at the Morristown & Township Library. It’s the tale of a suburban housewife who Googles herself and gets a shock. Admission: Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown. Call 973-538-6161 for more.

Artist Julie Friedman, owner of Morristown’s Art Space studio, gives a 6:30 pm talk about her exhibition at the  J. Cacciola Gallery in Bernardsville. At 35 Mill St.

'Yesterday,' an oil painting by Julie Friedman
‘Yesterday,’ an oil painting by Julie Friedman

 

riot on the dance floorThe Morristown & Township Library continues its Moving Image of Rock Series  with the 2014 film Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens, at 7 p.m. The film’s director, Steve Tozzi, will field questions. Light refreshments will be served…but no slam dancing! At One Miller Road, Morristown. Call 973-538-6161 for more.

The North Jersey American Revolution Round Table features Dr. Ray Phillips, discussing How to be a Revolutionary War Doctor, at 7:14 pm in the Washington’s Headquarters Museum Great Hall, 30 Washington Place, Morristown. Free.

Paco Peña, named “Best Flamenco Guitarist of the Year” for five straight years by Guitar magazine, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

Paco Peña
Paco Peña

FRIDAY, NOV. 13:

The Morristown Neighborhood House celebrates its annual gala at the Hyatt Morristown, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm. The Press family and the Morris County chapter of Jack and Jill of America Inc. will be honored for their volunteer work. Call 973-538-5260, ext. 312 or 316, or visit Cornerstone Family Programs for more.

Tony DeMeo stars as Frank Sinatra, celebrating 100 years of the Chairman of the Board, at the Morristown & Township Library  at 7 pm.  Light refreshments will be served. Admission: $20. All proceeds benefit the library, at One Miller Road, Morristown. Call 973-538-6161 for more.

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the way martin sheenThe Center for Spiritual Living Morristown presents Martin Sheen in The Way, at 7 pm. Rating: PG-13. Admission: Freewill offering. At 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Harding. Call 973-539-3114.

The Longo Planetarium at the County College of Morris in Randolph presents Space Extreme! at 7 pm: Visit the edge of black holes, supernovae, colliding galaxies and more–in just one hour. For ages 8 and up. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, and free for kids under 12. Reservations recommended. Call 973-328-5076. At 214 Center Grove Road. Read more here.

The Morristown-Beard School in Morris Township presents Almost, Maine,  at 7:30 pm in the Theater at Founders Hall. Tickets:  Adults $12; Seniors/other students $10; Morristown-Beard students and faculty, free. At 70 Whippany Road. Also on Saturday.

The Minstrel Acoustic Concert Series in Morris Township presents The Rumpke Mountain Boys  with David Gans at 8 pm, for an evening of bluegrass and Grateful Dead-inspired music. Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

The Rumpke Mountain Boys
The Rumpke Mountain Boys

Vocalist Linda Eder sings her Broadway favorites at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$79. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

Linda Eder
Linda Eder

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents a stage adaptation of  The Diary of Anne Frank at 8 pm. Tickets: start at $32; $20 for students.  At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave. Call 973-408-5600 for more.


SATURDAY, NOV. 14:

The Lenape Family Day Family Festival features presentations by John Kraft, creator and director of Lenape Lifeways, at the Morris Museum from 11 am to 4 pm. Kraft will teach about Native American masks, clothing, musical instruments and tools. Admission: Free for members; mon-members: $7/child, $10/adult. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township. Call (973) 971-3700 for more.

Morristown High School winds down its football season at 1 pm, in a consolation game at West Orange. Go Colonials!

The Longo Planetarium presents Shapes In the Sky at 3 pm. Storytelling includes myths and legends, fun for the whole family. Recommended for kids 4 and up. See Friday entry for prices and location.

Take a Tour of the Planets (for ages 6 and up), at 5 pm inside the Longo Planetarium at the County College of Morris in Randolph. See Friday entry for prices and location.

The renowned Westminster Choir of Westminster Choir College performs works by Poulenc, Debussy, Brahms, Dawson and Antognini, at 7:30 pm at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown. Admission: Freewill offering. At 57 East Park Place.

The Westminster Choir
The Westminster Choir

The Morristown-Beard School in Morris Township presents Almost, Maine,  at 7:30 pm. See Friday entry for details.

The New Jersey Ballet opens its season with Warriors of the Ballet at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008 for more.

New Jersey Ballet Warriors
New Jersey Ballet Warriors

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents a stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center presents The Golden Age of the Violin at 8 pm at Drew University in Madison. Tickets: $55, three-concert subscription $144.  At 36 Madison Ave. Call 973-408-3917 for more.


SUNDAY, NOV. 15:

The Morristown Farmers Market has the penultimate session of its 25th season, from 8:30 am to 2 pm, in municipal lot 10. That’s behind the Morristown Post Office, accessible via Morris Street or Dumont Place.  Organized by the Morristown Partnership, the market features 16 area farms and specialty vendors, with entertainment offered once per month.

Experience preparations for Thanksgiving, 1900-style, at the Fosterfields Living Historical Museum, from noon to 4 pm.  A tribute for veterans, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, is planned for 2 pm. Admission: From $8 for adults to free for kids under 2. At 70 Kahdena Road, Morris Township.

Getting called on the carpet is not necessarily a bad thing. At least, not at the Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, which features 17 rarely seen rugs in a new exhibit: Antique Carpets Through the Eyes of W. Parsons Todd.  The late mayor of Morristown collected carpets from China to Morocco. This exhibition can be seen from 1 pm to 4 pm , on Sundays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Admission ranges from $4 to $8, and is free for members and children under 5.  At 45 Macculloch Ave., Morristown. Call 973-538-2404 for more.

Turkish rug from the late 16th / early 17th century, on display at Macculloch Hall .Photo by  Stan Freeny
Turkish rug from the late 16th / early 17th century, on display at Macculloch Hall .Photo by Stan Freeny

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents a stage adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

 

 

 

 

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