Greater Morristown weekend preview: Forget that Friday the 13th stuff

The Army’s sitting volleyball team at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago.
The Army’s sitting volleyball team at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago.
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THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2018:

Not sure how entertaining this will be, but the state Board of Public Utilities would like to hear your views about your power company’s performance during last month’s nor’easters. The BPU will solicit comments from 4 pm to 7 pm at Parsippany-Troy Hills Town Hall, at 1001 Parsippany Boulevard.

Whiteout conditions on Wednesday, as a nor'easter dumped tons of wet, heavy snow on Morristown, March 7, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Whiteout conditions on Wednesday, as a nor’easter dumped tons of wet, heavy snow on Morristown, March 7, 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Sustainable Morristown hosts Green Drinks, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Laundromat Speakeasy, 4 DeHart St., Morristown. Environmental trivia and live music. RSVP here.

The Morristown & Township Library presents Fake News: All the News That’s Fit to Print, But is it Always? at 7 pm. Morristown High School librarian Debra Gottsleben and teacher Anne Piascik will offer tips on evaluating news in the Fake Information Age. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

fake news photo

A Dog Story previews at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, and makes its New Jersey premiere, at 7:30 pm. Directed by Eric Hafen and starring Daniel
Robert Sullivan, from the Broadway and National Productions of Jersey Boys. Runs through April 22, 2018. Tickets: $20-$45. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

'A Dog Story' poster

Boney James: The Honestly Tour comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:45 pm, with Project Grand Slam opening. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Boney James
Boney James

FRIDAY, APRIL 13:

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.

Maks, Val & Peta: Confidential dances onto the stage at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center for two shows, at 4 pm and 8 pm. Tickets: $59 and $99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Maks, Val & Peta

The Minstrel’s revamped open stage offers 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

Cancelled. The Morristown United Methodist Church presents its annual Variety Show & Coffee House, to benefit its Appalachian Service Project trip. Showtime is 7 pm. Light sweets and treats will be served. Admission: $5-$10 or $25 per family. At 50 South Park Plade, 973-538-2132.

Morristown’s Bishop of Jazz, Rio Clemente, performs with his Abbots, Flip Peters and Gene Perla, at 8 pm in the Watchung Performing Arts Center. Tickets: $18-22. At 18 Stirling Road; 908-753-0190.

Rio Clemente concert poster

A Dog Story opens at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township, at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, APRIL 14:

The Rev. Fred Plumer, president of Progressive Christianity, will speak from 10 am to 12:30 pm in the Great Hall of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown. Registration at 9:30 am, with coffee and light breakfast. Admission: $20. Presented by the Christine Mary & John Shelby Spong Lecture Series. At Miller Road and Maple Avenue.

The Rev. Fred Plumer
The Rev. Fred Plumer

The College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township is holding an open house from 10 am to 3 pm. Register here.

CSE open house

Learn the ins and outs of Google Drive, at 10:30 am in the Morristown & Township Library. Free, registration required, call 973-538-2592. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

google drive logo

Picatinny Arsenal will host an adaptive sports celebration with demonstrations by para athletes, including Veterans and First Responders, at the County College of Morris Health and Physical Education building, from noon to 2:30 p.m. It’s a preview of June’s 2018 DoD Warrior Games in Colorado. Free. At 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. Park in Lot 7 or 8.

The Army’s sitting volleyball team at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago.
The Army’s sitting volleyball team at the 2017 DoD Warrior Games in Chicago.

Morristown storyteller Kristin Ace weaves her magic at Morristown’s 70 South Gallery at 5 pm. Admission: $15. Register here.

Kristin Ace flyer at 70 South

Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$89. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The Buddy Holly Story

A Dog Story continues its run at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre, at 8 pm. See Thursday entry for details.


SUNDAY, APRIL 15:

Hard to believe–given the recent weather–but it’s the season finale for the indoors Morris County Winter Farmers’ Market, from 10 am to 2 pm at Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St., Morristown.

Explore the Chinese art of Tai Chi, at 1:30 pm at the Morristown & Township Library with Master Gang Huang. These free classes are open to all abilities. No registration required. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Explore an 'Introduction to Tai Chi.'
Explore an ‘Introduction to Tai Chi.’

A Dog Story has a 2 pm matinee at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre. See Thursday entry for details.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey, conducted by Maestro Robert Butts, presents an afternoon of Salieri, Mozart and Beethoven, at 3 pm in Dolan Hall at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township. Admission: $5-$40. At 2 Convent Road.

Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey Spring 2018 concert

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