Greater Morristown weekend preview: Don’t worry about the Ides of March!

Seeing Unseen exhibition poster Morris Arts
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Don’t let that Ides of March thing worry you.

Greater Morristown has got your back this weekend.

From art openings to Celtic music to steampunk, there is plenty to keep you smiling as St. Patrick’s Day arrives–even if your eyes aren’t Irish.

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


THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019:

Morris Arts hosts a free opening reception for its 21st exhibition, Seeing the Unseen, from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Gallery at 14 Maple in Morristown. Guest-curated by Greg Leshém, the show features works in several genres by 10 artists, and it runs through Aug. 21, 2019. On the third floor at 14 Maple Ave.

Seeing Unseen exhibition poster Morris Arts

some like it hot poster

Screwball film comedies continue at the Morristown & Township Library with a free 6:45 pm screening of  Some Like It Hot, starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, directed by Billy Wilder. Bonus shorts include Laurel & Hardy, Three Stooges and Little Rascals. Light refreshments will be served. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Kodo brings its Japanese taiko drum show to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $49-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Omer Bartov, Brown University professor of European studies and German history, will deliver a talk about the Holocaust at 8 pm at Drew University in Madison. Tickets: $32. In the Kean Reading Room.  At 36 Madison Ave.


FRIDAY, MARCH 15:

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.

The Morris Museum in Morris Township continues its four-year series, A Cache of Kinetic Art, with a new exhibition, Simply Steampunk, which opens today and runs through Aug. 11, 2019. At 6 Normandy Heights Road; see website for hours, admission, or call 973-971-3728. Here is a video preview:

Black 47 posterGrace Community Music in Madison continues its half-hour Friday Lenten lunchtime organ meditations at 12:15 pm with Christopher Jennings performing works by American composers. Free. Drinks and dessert after each performance; a local gourmet sandwich shop will provide sliders and salads for suggested $7 purchase. At Grace Church, 4 Main St., 973-377-0106.

The Morris County Library in Whippany presents a free 2 pm screening of Black ’47, a movie set during Ireland’s Great Famine. At 30 East Hanover Ave.,  973-285-6930.

Spring CraftMorristown returns to the Morristown Armory in Morris Township at 4 pm, and stays through the weekend. At 430 Western Ave., call 845-331-7900.

The Murphy Beds
The Murphy Beds

The Minstrel in Morris Township presents the Irish stylings of The Murphy Beds, with opener Tal Naccarato, at 7:30 pm. Admission: $10,  children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Johnny Mathis brings his Voice of Romance Tour to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm, with guest Gary Mule Deer. Tickets: $69-$159 . At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, MARCH 16:

The St. Paddy’s Day 5K race starts at 10 am at Ginty Field in Morris Township. Details here.

 

Songs of Ireland, A Celtic Celebration comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SUNDAY, MARCH 17:

The Morris County Winter Farmers Market continues its sixth season, every Sunday morning from 10 am to 1 pm through March 31, 2019, at Morristown’s Alexander Hamilton School, 24 Mills St. Presented by the Foodshed Alliance and Grow It Green Morristown.

Mt. Tabor marks 150 years with a Founders Day Celebration from 2 pm to 5 pm. Free. At 26 Simpson Ave., Parsippany. More details here.

Mt Tabor Founders Day poster

The Need to Breath: Acoustic Live Tour comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7 pm, with guest Matt Maeson. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

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