Greater Morristown weekend preview: Ballet, Brahms, the Bard, and Chicago, too

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All sorts of interesting things beckon here this weekend.

And on Veterans Day, let’s all remember the men and women who have made everything possible for us.

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


THURSDAY, NOV. 9, 2017:

The County College of Morris (CCM) in Randolph will celebrate Veterans Day at 12:30 p.m. in the Dragonetti Auditorium of Student Community Center. Speakers, a video and musical performances. Free. At 214 Center Grove Road.

chessThe Morristown & Township Library continues its chess movie series at 6:45 pm with Pawn Sacrifice (2014; PG-13). Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Blue Oyster Cult and Jefferson Starship come to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

blue oyster cult jefferson starship

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey enters the last weekend of its 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, NOV. 10, VETERANS DAY (OBSERVED):

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 Concrete Jungle, an exhibit featuring photos by Marco Catini and student Ashleigh Scully, opens with a 6:30 pm reception at Morristown’s 70 South Gallery. Free.

70 south concrete jungle

The Folk Project introduces a new open stage format at The Minstrel in Morris Township at 7:30 pm, starting with a half hour opening set by Sherman and Siehl, followed by a round of two-song open stage sets, followed by another round, ending with a jam session at 10 pm. Admission: $5; free for Folk Project members and ages 25 and under. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

minstrel open stage logo

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey hosts its annual Speakeasy Fall Fundraiser, to support its youth education programs, at 7 pm at its factory warehouse at 3 Vreeland Road in Florham Park. The Ben Zweig Trio will perform as artists transform the facility into a 1920s speakeasy. Admission: $125. Call 973-845-6732.

Shakespearean Speakeasy
Shakespearean Speakeasy

 

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.


SATURDAY, NOV. 11:

Get a jump on your holiday shopping at the Apple Festival and Flea Market at the  Presbyterian Church in Morristown , from 9 am to 4 pm at 65 South St. Hosted by Presbyterian Women.

apple festival

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. Note: St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center of Madison will hold its annual Bard & Bark Fundraiser, to support recent hurricane relief efforts; a $125 ticket includes a wine-tasting at 6:30 pm, and a live auction after the show. See St. Hubert’s website or call 973-377-7094.

The Jerzey Derby Brigade takes on the Suburbia Roller Derby Backyard Bullies at 7 pm at InLine Morristown. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door. At 38 Dumont Place.

jerzey derby

New Jersey Ballet brings Gems of Ballet to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

NJ Ballet

 


SUNDAY, NOV. 12:

The Morristown Farmers Market enter the home stretch of its 26th season, running on  Sundays 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.

Lori Golke dressed as WWI Salvation Army volunteer. They passed out "soup, soap, and salvation," and served as ambulance drivers and nurses; at Fosterfields 2016 Thanksgiving and Veterans Day Observance. Photo by Jeff Sovelove
Lori Golke dressed as WWI Salvation Army volunteer.  They passed out “soup, soap, and salvation,” and served as ambulance drivers and nurses; at Fosterfields 2016 Thanksgiving and Veterans Day Observance. Photo by Jeff Sovelove

The Fosterfields Living Historical Farm in Morris Township presents an old-fashioned Thanksgiving Harvest Home and Armistice Observance, from noon to 4 pm. Veterans Day observance at 1 pm, marking the centennial of America’s entry to WWI. Admission: $4-$8; under age 2, free. At 73 Kahdena Road.

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.

Violin virtuoso Sungsic Yang performs the Brahms Violin Concerto with the Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey at 3 pm at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township. The orchestra also will perform Beethoven’s Second Symphony. Tickets: $30-$40. In Dolan Hall, a 2 Convent Road.

Sungsic Yang will perform Brahms with the Baroque Orchestra of NJ.
Sungsic Yang will perform Brahms with the Baroque Orchestra of NJ.

The Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra presents Mendelssohn in Madrid, at 3 pm at the Concert Hall at Drew University, Madison. Featuring guitar soloist Carlos Cuestas. Tickets: $15-$25. At 36 Madison Ave.

Chicago comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $85-$165. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Chicago

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