Greater Morristown’s cup runneth over with engaging week events!
THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018:
The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship will host a discussion about a United Way report about the working poor, starting at 12:30 pm at 21 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township. Register here or call (973) 993-1160 x 114.
The Morristown & Township Library continues its British classic film series with The Fallen Idol (1948, not rated) at 6:30 pm. Free. At One Miller Road, Morristown.
FRIDAY, MAY 18:
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.Yoga
AutomataCon, a celebration of all things automaton, kicks off its weekend at the Morris Museum in Morris Township with a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm. The weekend includes films, talks and music, with the museum’s Curious Characters exhibit as a backdrop. Tickets range from about $30 to $100. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township, (973) 971-3700.
Video: Scenes from 2016 AutomataCon:
The Minstrel in Morris Township presents Jim Kweskin, with Jerry Krantman & the Durn Tootin’ String Band, at 7:30 pm. Admission: Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.
Comedian Jay Leno comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, with the Morris Music Men as openers, at 8 pm. Tickets: $100-$150. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
SATURDAY, MAY 19:
The second annual Mayor’s Lakeside Cleanup of Speedwell and Pocahontas lakes runs from 9 am to 1 pm. Meet at the Speedwell Lake waterfall area for assignments. Volunteers will receive gloves and garbage bags. Children must be over 8 and accompanied by an adult. All children welcome for lunch afterward.
AutomataCon continues from 10 am to 6 pm at the Morris Museum. See Friday entry for details.
The Jerzey Derby Brigade takes on the Garden State Rollergirls at 7 pm at InLine Morristown. Doors open at 6:15 pm. Tickets: $10-$12. At 38 Dumont Place.
The Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative celebrates the music of Rodgers and Hart, sung by Broadway performers, in a 7 pm benefit for the nonprofit’s Youth Summer Camp, in the historic Tabernacle. Tickets: $25. At 26 Simpson Ave., Mt. Tabor.
The New Jersey Ballet presents Romeo & Juliet and MacBeth, at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29- $59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
SUNDAY, MAY 20:
The 9th Annual Superhero Half Marathon takes to the streets of Morris Township, between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, starting and ending at Ginty Field.
AutomataCon concludes from 10 am to 4 pm at the Morris Museum. See Friday entry for details.
The National Park Service presents pianist Peter Toth in a free recital of Chopin and Liszt favorites, at 1 pm at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum, 30 Washington Place, 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.
The New Jersey Ballet presents Cinderella, at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm. Ages 4 and up. Tickets: $15-$25. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.
The Morristown Unitarian Fellowship presents soprano Sarah Bernadette Matsushima, singing Arias and Art Songs From Baroque to Broadway, in a 2 pm benefit for the Fellowship. Jerrick Cavagnaro will accompany her on piano and vocals. Minimum donation: Students $10, adults $20. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township, 973-540-1177.
Chabad Young Professionals of Morristown hosts a Shavuot Ice Cream Social at 4:30 pm on the lawn of the Vail Mansion, 110 South St. in Morristown. Free, and open to all. RSVP for a Torah toy giveaway.