Greater Morristown weekend preview: Dueling chefs, dueling pianists, and a dog whisperer

Caesar Milan
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Is it still winter? Spring? Summer? The weather can’t make up its mind. But don’t let Mother Nature snow you: Plenty of fun and stimulating pursuits beckon in Greater Morristown this weekend, regardless of the forecast.

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


THURSDAY, FEB. 22, 2018:

no country for old men posterThe Morristown & Township Library continues its film tribute to the Coen Bros. with a 6:45 pm screening of No Country for Old Men (rated R). Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

 

Democratic candidates for Congress in the 11th District will speak at 7 pm, at a forum at the Alfred Vail School, 125 Speedwell Ave., Morris Plains.

 

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Award-winning author and historian Robert M. Dunkerly, new acting chief of interpretation for the Morristown National Historical Park, will discuss the Battle of Cold Harbor at the North Jersey Civil War Round Table, at 7:14 pm at the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morris Township. Free. At 353 E. Hanover Ave.

Bert Dunkerly, acting chief of interpretation and education, with musket display at the new Discover History Center at the Washington's Headquarters Museum. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Bert Dunkerly, acting chief of interpretation and education, with musket display at the new Discover History Center at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Chefs: The Sizzling Kitchen Showdown comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Admission: $29-$49. At 100 South St. Call call 973-539-8008.

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FRIDAY, FEB. 23:

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.

Anne Matlack at the organ.
Anne Matlack at the organ.

Anne Matlack continues her annual Lenten organ series with a 12:15 pm concert at Grace Episcopal Church in Madison. She will honor the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by playing variations of Ein feste Burg (A Mighty Fortress-Martin Luther), including a complete performance of Daniel Gawthrop’s Reformation Symphony. Free. Lunch available for $7. At 4 Main St.

The 70 South Gallery in Morristown hosts Family Movie Night with a screening of Disney’s Frozen at 7 pm. Admission: $7 adults, $2 child. Come at 6 pm for a photo with Elsa, $5 includes print. Hot chocolate and waffles with ice cream will be served.

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What’s an Appalachian dulcimer? Find out when virtuoso Butch Ross performs at The Minstrel in Morris Township, at 7:30 pm. Opener: Hiroya Tsukamoto. Admission: $10; 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Butch Ross
Butch Ross

Cesar Millan Live! comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Admission: $49-$135. At 100 South St. Call call 973-539-8008.

Caesar Milan
Caesar Millan

SATURDAY, FEB. 24:

Author Jeff Finegan will speak on his book series I Knew George Washington at 1 pm at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown. For all ages. Free. At 30 Washington Place. Call 973-539-2016 ext. 260.

Alexander Woods
Alexander Woods

Experience maple sugaring demonstrations at 1 pm and 2:30 pm, at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. Also on Sunday. Admission: $3.  Call 973.635.6629 for directions.

Violinist Alexander Woods performs at 8 pm at Drew University in Madison, accompanied on piano by his father, Rex Woods. Admission: $30. At 36 Madison Ave. Call (973) 408-3176.


SUNDAY, FEB. 25:

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A German-built, Popper ‘Rex’ orchestrion, circa 1915, at the Morris Museum. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

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.

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Guinness Collection of music boxes, automata and mechanical toys, at noon at the Morris Museum in Morris Township. Admission: $15. At 6 Normandy Heights Road. Call the Morris County Tourism Bureau: 973-631-5151.

Maple sugaring demonstrations at 1 pm and 2:30 pm, at the Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center in Chatham Township. See Saturday entry for details.

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The Morristown & Township Library hosts a free talk, Social Injustices and the Black Lives Matter Movement, at 2 pm. Featuring BLM Morristown Founder T’Anna Kimbrough. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Tour the exhibit Navigating New Jersey: Maps at Macculloch Hall with curator Ryan Hyman at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum at 2 pm. Free with admission ($4-$8) and for members. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

Macculloch Hall
Macculloch Hall

The Discovery Orchestra presents Dueling Pianists Strike Again, featuring Suejin Jung and Péter Tóth, at 3 pm at Drew University in Madison. They perform favorites by Franz Liszt, with commentary from Maestro George Marriner Maull. Tickets: $30-$40. At 36 Madison Ave.

Suejin Jung and Péter Tóth
Suejin Jung and Péter Tóth
The late Rodney Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Drew University.
The late Rodney Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Drew University.

The Drew University community will remember the late actor, director and professor Rodney Gilbert with testimonials and performances at 6 pm, in the Thomas Kean Black Box Theatre at the school in Madison. Gilbert, who died last November, was a co-founder of Advantage Arts, which brought Newark high school students to Drew to work with mentors to create original productions. Donations in Gilbert’s memory may be made here. Drew is at 36 Madison Ave.

A tribute will honor the late professor and artist mentor Rodney Gilbert at Drew University. Photo: Drew University
A tribute will honor the late professor and artist mentor Rodney Gilbert at Drew University. Photo: Drew University

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