Greater Morristown weekend preview: Music, music and more music…and a soccer showdown, too!

JUST HANGING AROUND: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2018. Directed by Brian B. Crowe. Foreground: Fiona Robberson as Lavinia, Bruce Cromer as Titus; dangling: Quentin McCuiston as Chiron, Torsten Johnson as Demetrius. Photo: Jerry Dalia.
JUST HANGING AROUND: Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare. The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2018. Directed by Brian B. Crowe. Foreground: Fiona Robberson as Lavinia, Bruce Cromer as Titus; dangling: Quentin McCuiston as Chiron, Torsten Johnson as Demetrius. Photo: Jerry Dalia.
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 Dion. Peter Cetera. Dan Levinson. Cliff Eberhardt.

Lots of great music is heading your way this weekend in Greater Morristown.

And if you really want to impress your colleagues at the water cooler (Facebook) on Monday, casually mention that you saw Die Fledermaus or Titus Andronicus.

Or that you caught a championship football game. Then explain that’s football–as in soccer.

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


THURSDAY, AUG. 2, 2018:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Shakespeare’s tragic Titus Andronicus at 8 pm. Tickets start at $49. At Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison.  The show runs through Aug. 5, 2018. Call 973-408-5600. Read our review.

CLOSE SHAVE: 'Titus Andronicus' by William Shakespeare, at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2018. Directed by Brian B. Crowe. Foreground L-R: Clark Scott Carmichael as Lucius and Chris White as Aaron. Photo: Jerry Dalia.
CLOSE SHAVE: ‘Titus Andronicus’ by William Shakespeare, at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey 2018. Directed by Brian B. Crowe. Foreground L-R: Clark Scott Carmichael as Lucius and Chris White as Aaron. Photo: Jerry Dalia.

Clarinetist Dan Levinson leads a Midsummer Night’s Jazz Party at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre at 7:30 pm. He’ll be joined by Jon-Erik Kellso on trumpet, Harvey Tibbs on trombone, Mark Shane on piano, Rob Adkins on bass, and Paul Wells on drums; the show will be preceded at 5:30 pm by a food truck picnic in the parking lot.  Tickets: $18 for museum members, $20 for non-members. At 6 Normandy Heights Road in Morris Township, (973) 971-3706.

dan levinson jazz party posterPeter Cetera, former hit-maker with Chicago, comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $59-$119. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera

FRIDAY, AUG. 3:

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.

Looking for a road trip? Check out the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, three days of music and dancing on a farm in the Berkshires. See our preview for details.

Workshop stage, at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, August 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
The view from the workshop stage, at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, August 2016. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Titus Andronicus  at 2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents Cliff Eberhardt  with Louise Mosrie  at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10, age 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Video: Cliff Eberhardt at The Minstrel:

Dion (Runaround Sue, The Wanderer, Abraham, Martin And John) comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $59-$109. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Dion
Dion

SATURDAY, AUG. 4:

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.

Dig it! Plant it! Eat it! at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum, from 10 am to 11:30 am. Children can learn how Macculloch Hall grew, prepared, and stored fruits and vegetables in olden days; also explore the garden, observe pollinating insects and birds, and create art. Free, but pre-registration is required. Contact Cynthia Winslow,  (973) 538-2404, ext. 16. At 45 Macculloch Ave.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents Titus Andronicus at 2 pm and 8 pm. Please see Thursday entry for details.

Soccer excitement did not end with the World Cup. Morristown’s semipro men’s team, FC Motown, takes on FC Miami 2  for the National Premier Soccer League championship at 7:30 pm at Drew University, 36 Madison Ave., Madison. Ticket: $10 for adults; children, free.

NPSL soccer championship 2018 logo


SUNDAY, AUG. 5

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 concludes its run of Titus Andronicus at 2 pm.Tickets start at $49. Please see Thursday entry for details.

The Baroque Orchestra of New Jersey opens its 2018 Summer Festival with a semi-staged performance of Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus (sung in English), 3 pm at Dolan Hall, in the Annunciation Center of the College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morris Township. Tickets: $5-$40. Call 973-366-8922.

Die FledermausThe Center for Spiritual Living Morristown presents Kim Yarson with special guests Joey J and Sharon Silverstein and Deva Vidya of Way of the Sacred in concert at 3 pm. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. At 331 Mt. Kemble Ave. in Harding. Call 973-539-3114.

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