Greater Morristown weekend preview: Grand Marshals, Brazilian jazz kings, and Oscar, too

'HERE COME THE IRISH' : John J. Murphy, Grand Marshal of the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade, and a volunteer firefighter, with his green machine. Photo courtesy of John Murphy
'HERE COME THE IRISH' : John J. Murphy, Grand Marshal of the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade, and a volunteer firefighter, with his green machine. Photo courtesy of John Murphy
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The pace is picking up in Greater Morristown!

This weekend you can toast a Grand Marshal, samba with Brazilian jazz kings, or kick back with A Chorus Line.

Appalachian folk music, Australian doo-wop, Madama Butterfly…plus a “dramedy” by a local playwright… who could ask for anything more?

You could! Rummage through a church bazaar, crawl to fight cancer, celebrate a pair of cycling philanthropists, and join a fire department.

Finally, parade on the red carpet, between the stacks, and party with Oscar.

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


THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018:

The Morristown & Township Library concludes its Coen Brothers film retrospective with Inside Llewyn Davis at 6:45 pm.  Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Trio Da Paz, superstars of Brazilian jazz, come to the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door; students, $20. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, (973) 971-3706.

Trio da Paz. Photo courtesy of Nilson Matta.
Trio da Paz. Photo courtesy of Nilson Matta.

FRIDAY, MARCH 2:

John Murphy has been named Grand Marshal of the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick's Parade. Photo courtesy of John Murphy.
John Murphy, Grand Marshal of the 2018 Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade. Photo courtesy of John Murphy.

 

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 Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade is nearly here. Raise a glass to this year’s Grand Marshal, John Murphy, at Rod’s Steak and Seafood Grille in Morris Township, from 6 pm to 10 pm. Admission: $100. At One Convent Road, (973) 867-1357.

dream builders bash

Homeless Solutions Inc. will honor Marty Epstein and Bill Ruddick of the Gran Fondo NJ at the nonprofit’s 18th annual Dream Builders Bash, from 6:30 pm to 11 pm at the Westin Governor Morris in Morristown. Tickets: $250. Call 973.993.0900, x25.

Magpie
Magpie

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents Magpie,  with Rhonda Schuster, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10; 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Jukebox – The Ultimate Playlist Live ventures from Down Under to Vegas to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $33.50 to $73.50. At 100 South St.,  973-539-8008.

Human Nature
Human Nature

SATURDAY, MARCH 3:

It’s time for the annual rummage sale at the Morristown United Methodist Church. From 9 am to 2 pm, shop for housewares, toys, furniture, electronics, sporting goods and much more. Proceeds benefit the church’s youth mission project to Appalachia. At 50 South Park Place, 973-538-2132.

The Morris Township fire department needs volunteers. Learn more at an open house, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Woodland Fire House, 20 Dwyer Lane. Call 973-326-7435 for more.

morris township fire volunteers poster

A Chorus Line dances into Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center for three shows this weekend: Today at 3 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday at 3 pm. Tickets: $49-$89. At 100 South St.,  973-539-8008.

A Chorus Line poster

The 70 South Gallery in Morristown opens its 18th exhibition, Beyond the Yellow Wood, featuring photographers Meghan Moyer and Livingston High School student Lauren Rosenberg, with a reception from 4 pm to 6 pm. Entertainment by Adam Gilbert; refreshments.

beyond the yellow wood, 70 south


SUNDAY, MARCH 4:

The third annual Morristown Moves Relay for Life Fitness Crawl runs (crawls?) from 8 am to 4 pm. Short fitness classes will be offered at nearly a dozen venues throughout town, with proceeds going to the Morristown chapter of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Minimum donation: $20.

fitness crawl logo

 

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.

The Center for Spiritual Living Morristown hosts Morristown playwright Ali Skylar’s musical dramedy, Life Sucks…Just Kidding! from 2 pm to 4 pm. Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. At 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Harding, 973-539-3114.

Life Sucks Just Kidding, Aly Skylar

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents Puccini’s Madama Butterfly at 3 pm at Drew University in Madison. Conducted by David Wroe, with Metropolitan Opera stars. Tickets $15-$76. At 36 Madison Ave. Call (908) 232-9400.

Madama Butterfly
Madama Butterfly

A Chorus Line concludes its weekend run at 3 pm at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center. Please see Saturday entry for details.

The Steve Hess Jazz Band is back, for Jazz Vespers at the Presbyterian Church in Morristown, from 5 pm to 6 pm, at the church on the Green. Freewill donations gladly acccepted.

jazz vespers march 2018

Who needs celebrity parties when you can celebrate the Oscars live at the Morristown & Morris Township Library?  The festivities start at 7 pm. Dress up (optional), play Oscars Bingo, and watch the ceremony on a giant screen. Free; wine and beer available for $5. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

oscars

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