Greater Morristown weekend preview: Boogie bands, butlers, birds, and Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper
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Looking for something to do in Greater Morristown this weekend?

How about watching enough birds to give Alfred Hitchcock a shiver?

Enjoy one of America’s great songwriters, or one of its premier TV personalities.

Take a spin in an electric car…from 1917. Check out some roller derby action. Cheer a recovery walk. See a hilarious play.

Scroll down for details. Check our handy calendar for even more activities–and add your own events, too!


THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2017:

Learn strategies for filling out college financial aid forms, at the Morristown & Township Library at 7 pm. Free. This is the first of three programs. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Girls Night, The Musical comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008.

Girls Night the Musical

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, Joe Orton’s 1960s comedy about the power of truth, at 8 pm. Directed by Paul Mullins.  Adult subjects not suitable for younger audiences. Tickets: $49-$59. At 36 Madison Ave. Call 973-408-5600. Read our review.

What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2017. Directed by Paul Mullins. Pictured (left to right): Peter Simon Hilton as Dr. Prentice, Allison Layman as Geraldine Barclay and John Hutton as Dr. Rance. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia.
What the Butler Saw by Joe Orton. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2017. Directed by Paul Mullins. Pictured (left to right): Peter Simon Hilton as Dr. Prentice, Allison Layman as Geraldine Barclay and John Hutton as Dr. Rance. Photo credit: Jerry Dalia.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 15:

Morning Yoga with Munah Hayes returns to the Morristown & Township Library at 9:30 am. Free. Bring a yoga mat. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Harding presents a one-woman play about Joan Chittister, the Benedictine nun who co-founded the Women’s Global Peace Initiative, at 7:30 pm. Joan Chittister: Her Story, My Story, Our Story stars singer/writer/actress Teri Fiorito Bays. Admission: $12. At 100 Harter Road. Call 973-620-9352 for more, or email here.

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents The Loving Hearts Club Boogie Band, a 10-piece band comprised of Folk Project members, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $15. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

The Loving Hearts Club Boogie Band
The Loving Hearts Club Boogie Band

Award-winning composer Randy Newman comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008. 

Randy Newman
Randy Newman

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, in previews, at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 16:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, every Saturday through Oct. 7, from 9 am to 2 pm on Merchant’s Block, near the Model Railroad Club Building.

morris recovery walkThe second annual Morris County Recovery Walk is planned for 9 am at Ginty Field in Morris Township. It’s a joint effort of Freedom House New Jersey and The George Gramby Observance Committee. The $10 entrance fee supports programs of these two nonprofits. Call 908.617.5492 for more.

The Electric Car Show returns to the parking lot of Morristown’s Presbyterian Parish House, from 10 am to 2 pm. Everything from new Teslas to a 1917 Detroit Electric will be on display. Admission: Free. At 65 South St.

Don Davidson of Chatham with his 1917 Detroit Electric car, at National Drive Electric Week expo in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, sept 19, 2015
Don Davidson of Chatham with his 1917 Detroit Electric car, at National Drive Electric Week expo in Morristown. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, sept 19, 2015

Bring your binoculars to Bernardsville between 10 am and 3 pm for a spectacular natural show: The migration of thousands of Broad-winged Hawks. NJ Audubon’s Birding Ambassador, Pete Dunne, will be at the Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary, at 11 Hardscrabble Road. Admission: Free.

Join Pete Dunne of NJ Audubon for what's expected to be a spectacular birding event.
Join Pete Dunne of NJ Audubon for what’s expected to be a spectacular birding event.

The Morristown High School football team (0-1) will try to rebound from last week’s 28-20 defeat in Roxbury by tackling Randolph, at home, at 1 pm. Go Colonials!

Student fan club at 2016 Morristown football opener against Roxbury. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, Sept. 10, 2016.
Student fan club at 2016 Morristown football opener against Roxbury. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, Sept. 10, 2016.

The Jerzey Derby Brigade opens its women’s roller derby season against the Salisbury All-Stars at 7 pm, at InLine Morristown. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Tickets: $12 at the match, $10 in advance. Children under 12 free. At 38 Dumont Place.

jerzey derby brigade sept 2017

CNN’s Anderson Cooper speaks at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $59-$150. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008. 

Anderson Cooper
Anderson Cooper

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, in at 2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for more details.


SUNDAY, SEPT. 17:

Girl Guts Glory is back for year three. The ladies duathlon — running and mountain biking–starts at 8 am at Sunfish Pond in Lewis Morris Park in Morris Township. Proceeds benefit the Mental Health Association of Morris & Essex Counties. Registration: $70. Prizes for top finishers. Register online or at event.

The Morristown Farmers Market is back for its 26th season, every Sunday through Nov. 19, between 8:30 am and 2 pm. Outdoors in the parking lot between Morris and Spring Street, off Dumont Place. Presented by the Morristown Partnership. Call 973-455-1133 for more.

Victorian undergarments will be modeled at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.
Victorian undergarments will be modeled at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents What the Butler Saw, at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.  Please see Thursday entry for more details.

Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1 pm and 4 pm. Tickets: $29-$100. At 100 South St. Call 973-539-8008. 

shopkins

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