Greater Morristown weekend preview: Brian, Jazz, and Titus, too

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From Brian Wilson to Titus Andronicus… is Greater Morristown eclectic, or what?

The library will be making some noise, too, jazzy sounds. For laughs, there is Christine Lavin at The Minstrel. And that’s just for starters this weekend.

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


THURSDAY,  JULY 19, 2018:

Looking for a road trip that doesn’t involve hours on the road? The Morris County 4-H Fair opens from 4 pm to 10 pm today, and runs through Sunday, July 22, at Chubb Park in Chester Township. Family fun includes food, fireworks, rides, games, music and lots of cute critters. Admission is free, but a parking donation of $5 per vehicle is requested. For Friday night’s fireworks, parking is $10, which includes 3-D fireworks glasses. A special $15 pay-one-price for all kiddie rides is scheduled on Friday, July 20, from 11 a.m. until 1p.m., and a $30 pay-one-price for all amusement rides will be offered on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. See the 4-H website for more.

It's time for the Morris County 4-H Fair!
It’s time for the Morris County 4-H Fair!

The Verizon Corporate Classic 5K returns to Morristown at 7:30 pm, starting and finishing at Morristown High School. Thousands of runners are anticipated; expect traffic delays in the area.

Svetlana Shmulyian. Photo by Laura-Desberg
Svetlana Shmulyian. Photo by Laura-Desberg

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents a food truck picnic in its parking lot prior to a 7:30 pm concert by Svetlana and the Delancy Five. Tickets: $20 members, $25 nonmembers. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, (973) 971-3700.

Rock legend Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame bring his Pet Sounds: Final Performances tour to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, with guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, at 8 pm. Tickets: $79-$149. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

brian wilson pet sounds posterThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Shakespeare’s tragic Titus Andronicus in previews at 8 pm. Tickets start at $29. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison.  The show runs through Aug. 5, 2018. Call 973-408-5600.Titus Andronicus posterThe Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents an outdoor production of The Servant of Two Masters, an 18th-century slapstick romp directed by Doug West. Showtime is 8 pm. Tickets: $38; 18 and under, free. At the College of Saint Elizabeth amphitheater, 2 Convent Road, Morris Township, through July 29, 2018. Call 973-408-5600.  Read our review.


FRIDAY, JULY 20:

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.

Jazz in July concludes its 14th summer at the Morristown & Township Library with a 7 pm show. Admission: $20; proceeds benefit the library. Refreshments will be served. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Tom Artin takes a trombone solo at 'Jazz in July' at the Morristown & Twp. Library, July 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Tom Artin takes a trombone solo at ‘Jazz in July’ at the Morristown & Twp. Library, July 14, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents comedic songstress Christine Lavin, with opener Hugh O’Doherty, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10, age 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Video: Christine Lavin

The Center for Spiritual Living Morristown presents a concert, featuring         Dream Alchemy and Garry Novikoff, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Light refreshments. At 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Harding, 973-539-3114.

Adam Ant brings his Anthems Tour to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with opener Soraia. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Adam Ant
Adam Ant

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Titus Andronicus in previews at 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents The Servant of Two Masters, at 8 pm under the stars. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SATURDAY, JULY 21:

The Morris Plains Farmers Market is back, from 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday through Oct. 6, 2018, on Merchant’s Block, next to the Model Railroad Club.

Discover Downtown Morristown on a 10 am walking tour with local history expert Patricia Sanftner, presented by the Morris County Tourism Bureau. Tickets: $15. Limit: 30 people. At 6 Court St., 973-631-5151.

Pat Sanftner at the historic Schuyler Hamilton House.
Pat Sanftner at the historic Schuyler Hamilton House.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Titus Andronicus in previews at 2 pm, with its official opening at 7:30 pm. Preview admission starts at $29; opening show tickets start at $49. Please see Thursday entry for details.

Arts By the People presents Housewarming, a fundraiser in Morristown featuring The 2nd Best Dance Company. Two hour-long performances, at 6:30 pm and 9 pm. Tickets: $50. Call 973.703.5500.

Arts by the People poster The summer camp of the Mount Tabor Arts Collaborative presents Lion King Jr., a show by and for children of all ages, at 7 pm. Tickets: $10, doors open at 5 pm. At The Tabernacle, 26 Simpson Ave., Mt. Tabor, near the Morris Plains/ Parsippany border, 201-873-2537.

'The Lion King Jr.' comes to The Tabernacle, July 21, 2018. Photo: Dan Bozza
‘The Lion King Jr.’ comes to The Tabernacle, July 21, 2018. Photo: Dan Bozza

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents The Servant of Two Masters, at 8 pm under the stars. Please see Thursday entry for details.


SUNDAY, JULY 22:

The Morristown Farmers Market is back, at 8:30 am every Sunday through Nov. 18. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Titus Andronicus in at 2 pm and 7:30 pm.Tickets start at $49. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Center for Spiritual Living Morristown presents a concert, featuring Jackie Jones and The Rhonda Denèt Project at 3 pm. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Light refreshments. At 331 Mount Kemble Ave., Harding, 973-539-3114.

The Morris Township Parks and Recreation Department presents the band Mid-Life Crisis at the Ginty Pool at 3 pm. Open to pool members and guests.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents The Servant of Two Masters, at 4:30 pm and 8 pm under the stars. Please see Thursday entry for details.

Human Nature comes from Down Under to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $33.50 to $73.50. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Human Nature
Human Nature

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