Greater Morristown weekend preview: From big bands to hip-hop violins

The Slambovian Underground
The Slambovian Underground
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Indulge your eclectic musical tastes this weekend in Greater Morristown.

From Cab Calloway to opera, from Shakespeare’s playlist to hip-hop violins, you will find plenty of intriguing sounds.

Free movies, fashion shows, roller derby…we’ve got them, too.

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


THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019:

'An Inspector Calls' posterThe Morristown & Township Library continues its spring series of Classic British Whodunnits with  An Inspector Calls (1954) starring Alastair Sim. Free screenings at 2 pm and 6:45 pm. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Black Violin comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $29-$59. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

 

 


FRIDAY, MAY 17:

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.

Battle of the Big Bands: The Glenn Miller Orchestra vs. The Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 8 pm. Tickets: $29-$69. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


SATURDAY, MAY 18:

It’s 50 yard sales at once: The annual Neighborhood Yard Sale of the Washington’s Headquarters Neighborhood Association runs from 9 am to 3 pm, rain or shine, in the area around Washington Avenue and Olmstead Road on the Morristown/Morris Township border. Sale maps will be available at participating homes.

Cutting the Chord cable talk posterFed up with rising cable TV prices?  The Morristown & Township Library presents Cutting the Cable Cord: Review of Streaming Services and Options, from 10:30 am to noon. Learn about popular streaming video services,  hardware requirements and options. Free, but registration is required: 973-538-2592. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Illusionists: Live from Broadway comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 3 pm and 8 pm. Tickets: $49-$89. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Morris County runs from 4 pm to 11 pm at Parsippany Hills High School, 20 Rita Drive, Parsippany. See website for more details.

The Jerzey Derby Brigade takes on Assault City in women’s roller derby action, at InLine Morristown. Doors open at 5 pm, opening whistle at 6 pm. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at door; children under 12, free. At 38 Dumont Place.

Jerzey Derby poster

The Morris Choral Society presents its 2019 spring concert, Greatest Hits from Opera and Broadway, at 8 pm at the Morristown United Methodist Church. Encore performance at 3 pm Sunday. Features soprano soloist Christina Major, and the ensemble Express Male. Tickets: $15-$25, call 908-459-5223. At 50 S. Park Place.

The Morris Choral Society. Photo by Vincent Marchese.
The Morris Choral Society. Photo by Vincent Marchese.

The Masterwork Chorus and Chamber Orchestra performs Music for Voices and Strings, featuring works by Haydn, Handel and gospel songs by Gwyneth Walker, at the Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison, at 8 pm. Tickets: $25-$55. At 36 Madison Ave.

Masterwork Chorus
Masterwork Chorus

SUNDAY, MAY 19:

The 10th annual Superhero Half Marathon starts at 8:30 am at Ginty Field, 50 Woodland Ave., Morris Township; and ends 13.1 miles later at the Loantaka Brook Reservation, 468 South St., also in the Township. More details at website, or at (860) 978-4069.

Fashion Show at Historic Speedwell.
Fashion Show at Historic Speedwell.

Historic Speedwell in Morristown presents its 11th annual Historic Fashion Show, with models showcasing civilian fashions from various wartimes; hourly tours between 1 pm and 4 pm. Admission: $5-$7.  At  333 Speedwell Ave., Morristown, 973.285.6537.

Double Dare Live comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 1 pm and 7 pm. Tickets: $49-$99. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

 

The Slambovian Underground
The Slambovian Underground

The Folk Project Acoustic Getaway has a new venue, and two options this afternoon: A 2 pm concert featuring the Slambovian Underground with openers 2 Daves & A Dame, for $23;  and a full day with two workshops, lunch and the concert, from 9 am to 4 pm, for $70. At the Stony Point Center, 17 Cricketown Road, Stony Point, NY. Call 201-207-8696 or email here for more.

Soprano Christina Major
Soprano Christina Major

The Morris Choral Society presents its 2019 spring concert, Greatest Hits from Opera and Broadway, at 3 pm in the Morristown United Methodist Church. See Saturday entry for details.

The MacDowell Club of Mountain Lakes presents Shakespeare’s England, by the Early Music Players at 3 pm at the Saint Francis Residential Community, 122 Diamond Spring Road, Denville. Free, suggested donation: $20. Refreshments served.

The Early Music Players
The Early Music Players

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