Greater Morristown weekend preview: Molière, Leno, and automatons, too

Brett King of North Carolina with his Steam-Punk version of Apple's Siri, 'The Aetherologist,' at opening reception for 'Curious Characters' at the Morris Museum, March 15, 2018. King returns to lead the AutomataCon convention in may 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Brett King of North Carolina with his Steam-Punk version of Apple's Siri, 'The Aetherologist,' at opening reception for 'Curious Characters' at the Morris Museum, March 15, 2018. King returns to lead the AutomataCon convention in May 2018. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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Greater Morristown’s cup runneth over with engaging week events!

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


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.

the fallen idol

 

tartuffe posterThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe, in previews, at 8 pm. Tickets: $29 to $69. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison, 973-408-5600.

 

 

 


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:

 

Jim Kweskin
Jim Kweskin

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.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe, in previews, at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

Jay Leno
Jay Leno

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.

Lake cleanup poster 2018

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.

jerzey derby may 2018

 

A scene from the 2017 benefit for the Mt. Tabor Arts Collaborative.
A scene from the 2017 benefit for the Mt. Tabor Arts Collaborative.

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
The New Jersey Ballet

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe, in previews at 2 pm, official opening at 7:30 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey presents its Springtime in Paris Cabaret, featuring Gary Pate of the Metropolitan Opera, at 7:30 pm at Grace Church in Madison. Tickets: $35. At 4 Madison Ave.

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.

The Superhero Half Marathon.
The Superhero Half Marathon, 2017.

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.

Pianist Peter Toth is performing a series of free concerts in Morristown to celebrate the National Park Service centennia
Pianist Peter Toth

 

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

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.

Cinderella
Cinderella

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.

muuf poster

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison presents Molière’s comedy Tartuffe at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

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.

chabad poster ice cream

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