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.
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 2:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.