Greater Morristown Weekend Preview: Choir Fest, unity dinner, Sherlock and more

Malcolm Archer
Malcolm Archer
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There is no shortage of things to see and do in Greater Morristown this weekend!

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


THURSDAY, FEB. 8, 2018:

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office brings its Hope One mobile outreach vehicle to the Morristown & Township Library, from 9 am to 2 pm. The Hope One table will include: Access to detox, rehab, mental health services, recovery services, information and support and free Narcan training. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Cpl. Erica Valvano of the Morris County Sheriff's Office and Madine Despeine of the Mental Health Assoc. of Essex & Morris with the Hope One recovery van, a program of Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Cpl. Erica Valvano of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Madine Despeine of the Mental Health Assoc. of Essex & Morris with the Hope One recovery van, a program of Morris County Sheriff James Gannon, Sept. 5, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Morristown & Township Library continues its tribute to the Coen Brothers with their 1990 film Miller’s Crossing (Rated R), at 6:45 pm. Free.  At One Miller Road, Morristown.

millers crossing

 

An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio, a founder of Phish, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. This show is sold out; check with the box office and maybe you’ll get lucky. Tickets: $65-$85. At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Trey Anastasio
Trey Anastasio

FRIDAY, FEB. 9:

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.

Morristown’s Bethel A.M.E. Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary with a year-long series of events, including a 6 pm “Dinner and Dialogue” about race relations, at the Table of Hope, 59 Spring St. Free; donations welcome.  Sites of Conscience will moderate the discussion.

The Minstrel’s revamped open stage introduces a new feature: Two stages, to ensure everyone gets a shake at performing. Arrive at 7 pm to sign up. Admission: $5. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Minstrel open stage logo

The Delbarton Abbey Players present Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $7-$13. At 230 Mendham Road, Morris Township.

Into the Woods

 

Walnut Street Theatre presents: Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, at 8 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $29-$69.  At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Baskerville


SATURDAY, FEB. 10:

Color guards from 25 schools across the tri-state area will participate in the first Winter Guard Competition, in the Morristown High School gym from 4:30 pm to 9 pm.

MHS color guard at 2016 Morristown football opener against Roxbury. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, Sept. 10, 2016.
MHS color guard at 2016 Morristown football opener against Roxbury. Photo by Kevin Coughlin, Sept. 10, 2016.
Malcolm Archer
Malcolm Archer

British composer Malcolm Archer will premiere a new work at the 2018 Emily and Lauren Failla Choir Festival, at 6 pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. The church choirs will be joined by area choristers and award-winning organist Joshua Stafford in this free, hour-long concert.At Miller Road and Maple Avenue. Read more here. 

The Delbarton Abbey Players present Into the Woods at 7:30 pm. See Friday entry for details.

Marcia Ball and her band bring their New Orleans sound for a Mardi Gras concert at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township at 8 pm. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973-971- 3706.

Marcia Ball
Marcia Ball

 


SUNDAY, FEB. 11:

Morristown’s Temple B’nai Or hosts a blood drive from 9 am to 1 pm for Community Blood Services. Donors must be at least 16 years old (16 & 17 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds, eat before donating, and bring ID. At 60 Overlook Road.

The weekly indoors Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market is back, from 10 am to 2 pm at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St., Morristown. It’s here each Sunday through April 15, 2018.

A Most Remarkable Family: The Macculloch/Miller/Post Family, 1810-1950 opens in the Upstairs Gallery of Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, from 1 pm to 4 pm. Admission: $4-$8; members, and children 4 and under, free.  At 45 Macculloch Ave.

Former Drew University professor and lighting device expert David Cowell will present Achieving Artificial Light: Lighting Devices and the Civil War, at 2 pm in the Museum of Early Trades and Crafts in Madison. Admission: $8. At 9 Main St. 

Mammoth Follies come to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Ages 4-10. Tickets:At 100 South St., call 973-539-8008.

Mammoth Follies
Mammoth Follies
Merynda
Merynda Adams

The Delbarton Abbey Players present Into the Woods at 2 pm. See Friday entry for details.

The MacDowell Club of Mountain Lakes presents harpist Merynda Adams and flutist John Romeri performing Bach sonatas and Piazzolla tangos, at 3 pm, at the Community Church Chapel, 48 Briarcliff Road. Admission: $10.

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