Greater Morristown weekend preview: CraftMarket, The Birds & The Bard

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Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the annual Morristown CraftMarket. Spend some quality time with the Bard. Sample the hits of 1917.

We’re just scratching the surface of all the delights awaiting you this weekend in Greater Morristown.

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


THURSDAY, OCT. 19, 2017:

A 460-year-old document from the Archbishop of Mexico; from the collection of the Morristown National Historical Park.
A 460-year-old document from the Archbishop of Mexico; from the collection of the Morristown National Historical Park.

Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation, will discuss science, storytelling, and New Jersey’s toxic legacy, at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Lenfell Hal in Madison at 3:30 pm. Free. At 285 Madison Ave.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison at 6:30 pm, when Jude Pfister of the Morristown National Historical Park displays a 460-year-old document from the Archbishop of Mexico. FDU History Professor Dr. Luz Huertas will join the talk, at Lenfell Hall. Free. At 285 Madison Ave. Call 973-539- 2016 x204.

Visit Morocco without leaving Greater Morristown. Former Bell Labs scientist Mark Rochkind presents a travelogue at 7 pm, at the Morristown & Township Library. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Morocco.
Morocco.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a free screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 chiller, The Birds, at 7:30 pm. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Lovedirected by Bonnie J. Monte, at 8 pm. Tickets begin at $69. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-845-6723.

Jon Barker as William Shakespeare and ensemble, STNJ production of 'Shakespeare in Love.' Photo: Samantha Gordon.
Jon Barker as William Shakespeare and ensemble, STNJ production of ‘Shakespeare in Love.’
Photo: Samantha Gordon.

FRIDAY, OCT. 20:

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.

The 41st annual Morristown CraftMarket, a juried show featuring more than 150 artisans from 25 states, starts its weekend run from 5 pm to 9 pm, at the Morristown Armory. Admission: $10. Proceeds benefit charities of the Randolph Kiwanis Club. At 430 Western Ave., Morris Township. Free parking. Well-behaved dogs and cats on leashes are welcome. Big Brothers Big Sisters will collect gently used clothing throughout the show. Read our preview here.

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Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette perform at The Minstrel in Morris Township at 7:30 pm, with opener Paul Kaplan.  Admission: $10, children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette
Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Love, at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

Pop duo America (“A Horse with No Name,” “Sister Golden Hair,” “Lonely People” and “Ventura Highway”) comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. With opener Brendan Fletcher. Tickets: $49-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

America
America

SATURDAY, OCT. 21:

Meet Shakespeare’s Women at the 25th annual Shakespeare Colloquium at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison. Talks by actors and academics run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm  in Room S-11 (Sturchio Hall) in the Science Building. Free. Drop a line here for more.

The Halloween Half Marathon starts on Oak Street in Morristown at 10 am, and ends there, too, eventually. 

PLAYING 'CHICKEN' at Halloween Half Marathon, Oct. 16, 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
PLAYING ‘CHICKEN’ at Halloween Half Marathon, Oct. 16, 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The 41st annual Morristown CraftMarket resumes from 10 am to 6 pm at the Morristown Armory. Please see Friday entry for details.

The Morristown High School football varsity (2-4) hosts the Livingston Lancers (3-3) at 1 pm.  The Colonials are looking to rebound from last weekend’s 56-21 defeat by unbeaten Montclair. Livingston edged Bloomfield last week, 27-26. Go Colonials!

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Love at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $69. See Thursday entry for details.

The University of the Philippines Alumni & Friends Rondalla (native string ensemble) presents its 25th anniversary concert at 3pm, in the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison. Program ranges from traditional Philippines music to Broadway themes. Tickets: $15 prepaid, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit an instrument lending program for underprivileged kids in the Philippines. At 36 Madison Ave. Call 732-317-3364, or email here.

 

Standup comic Brian Regan comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center for shows at 7 pm and 9:30 pm. With opener Steven Rogers. Tickets: $50-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Brian Regan
Brian Regan
Samantha Bee
Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee, star of Full Frontal, brings her comic story to the Drew University Forum at 8 pm. Admission:$50-$75. Free parking at the garage at Giralda Farms on Route 124/Madison Avenue in Madison, a block away from Drew’s campus. Transportation to and from campus will be provided. Call 973-408-3776 for more.

 

 


SUNDAY, OCT. 22:

The Morristown Farmers Market still has a few more weeks in 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.

The 41st annual Morristown CraftMarket concludes from 10 am to 5 pm at the Morristown Armory. Please see Friday entry for details.

Celebrate the centennial of the Morristown & Township Library by revisiting the greatest hits of 1917. Phonograph DJ MAC will spin 78 rpm records from a century ago on antique players, at 2 pm. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

dj mac

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents a stage adaptation of the hit film Shakespeare in Loveat 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $69. See Thursday entry for details.

The Festival of South African Dance, featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 3 pm. Tickets: $10-$25. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Festival of South African Dance
Festival of South African Dance

Chamber Music for Charity, at 3 pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison, features Merynda Adams on harp, John Romeri on flute, Christopher Collins Lee and Rebecca Harris-Lee on violins, Jordan Fusco on viola, and Amy Butler-Visscher, on cello. Goodwill donations to benefit Homeless Solutions Inc. At 4 Madison Ave.

Chamber Music for Charity

 

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