Greater Morristown weekend preview: Halloween hijinx, and more

WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The Ford Mansion!
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? The Ford Mansion!
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Halloween is one of our favorite seasons. And nobody does Halloween like Greater Morristown!

Unearth our complete guide to ghoulish delights in our HALLOWEEN LISTINGS.

Between zombie parties, we have lots of other things for you to do.

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


THURSDAY, OCT. 26, 2017:

Musicians Duvon Joy and Rodrigo Ruiz perform from 5 pm to 7:30 pm at Morristown’s Gateway Totems, at 17 Early St. Presented by Morris Arts.

Gateway Totems Oct 26

chessThe Morristown & Township Library opens Checkmate: A Film Series About Chess with The Dark Horse (2014, Rated R), at 6:45 pm. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

North Jersey Civil War Round Table founder Rich Rosenthal presents a talk, Civil War Women of Compassion, Courage and Grit, at 7:14 pm in the Haggerty Education Center at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, 353 E. Hanover Ave., Morris Township (opposite the Morris County Library). Admission: $5, members / students, free.

Jake Shimabukuro’s ukulele cover of the Beatles’ While My Guitar Gently Weeps made him an internet sensation. But the magic did not stop there. His trio pushes the envelope, four strings at a time, at 8 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008. Read our interview with Jake. And sing along with the Morristown Uke Jam outside before the show.

Jake Shimabukuro. Photo by Kayoko Yamamoto
Jake Shimabukuro. Photo by Kayoko Yamamoto
Kim Zimmer
Kim Zimmer

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, starring four-time Daytime Emmy winner Kim Sachs and directed by Eric Hafen, in previews at 7:30 pm. Adult language. Tickets: $45 -$20. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, (973) 971-3706.

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

FRIDAY, OCT. 27:

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.

Cornerstone Family Programs of Morristown presents its 10th annual Bowlathon fundraiser, from 6-9 pm at Hanover Lanes. Proceeds benefit Cornerstone programs. Call 973-538-5260 ext. 310 for details.

The Minstrel’s 7:30 pm Halloween concert in Morris Township promises chills and thrills, with proceeds benefiting hurricane relief. See our Halloween listings for more.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, opening night, 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

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

Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter Ray LaMontagne comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Ethan Gruska. Sold out, though it never hurts to call the box office. Tickets: $69-$119. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Ray LaMontagne
Ray LaMontagne

SATURDAY, OCT. 28:

At 10 am, it’s Ghostly Revelations at the Ford Mansion in Morristown. See our Halloween listings for details.

It’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Between 10 am and 2 pm, drop off your unused or outdated medicine at the Stop and Shop Supermarket, at 245 Littleton Road, Morris Plains; the Cedar Knolls Shop-Rite, 178 East Hanover Ave., Hanover Township; or the ACME Supermarket, 690 Millbrook Road, Randolph. Organized by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and area police chiefs.

drug take back day

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.

Trunk-or-Treating starts at 5 pm at Morris Township’sGinty Pool parking lot, followed by an outdoor screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (PG) and a bonfire. See our Halloween listings for details.

Morristown’s Assumption Church presents the Randolph High School String Orchestra in an 8 pm benefit concert for Africa Surgery Inc. Featuring violin prodigy Andrew Vogts, a high school sophomore who has performed around the world. Suggested donation: $10 for adults; children, free. At 91 Maple Ave. Call 973-539-2141.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

New Jersey comic Rich Breuer brings his family-friendly show to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Rich Aronovitch. Tickets: $39-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Jim Breuer
Jim Breuer

The fabulous, homegrown Blaire Reinhard Band returns to its old stomping grounds, Morristown’s Famished Frog, for a 10 pm Halloween show. At 18 Washington St., (973) 540-9601.

The Blaire Reinhard Band
The Blaire Reinhard Band

SUNDAY, OCT. 29:

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.

Meet Morristown artist Ron Ritzie, and see a documentary about him, In the Studio, produced by Princeton Community TV, at 2 pm in the Morristown & Township Library.  Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Ron Ritzie. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Ron Ritzie. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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 Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Stephen Sachs’ comedy/drama Bakersfield Mist, at 2 pm. See Thursday entry for details.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a free 3 pm screening of the animated Hotel Transylvania 2  (Rated PG). At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

hotel transylvania 2

 

UPDATE: Because of a scary weather forecast, this event has been moved to Monday night, same time. Morris Arts presents the 8th annual Pumpkin Illumination in Morristown at 5 pm on Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. See Halloween listing for details.

pumpkins 2017

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