Greater Morristown weekend preview: Pink Martinis, Heroic Organs, Cole Porter, and Captain Kirk

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That headline sounds like a Jeopardy answer… or maybe a stump-the-guest-star segment on Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

But it’s just another weekend in entertainment heaven, a.k.a. Great Morristown.

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


THURSDAY, OCT. 3, 2019:

 

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown presents The Heroic Organ, a concert by award-winning virtuoso Sebastian Heindl, at 7 pm. Tickets: $20-$25. At South Street and Miller Road.

The Morristown & Township Library presents Face the Chaos: Organizing Your Family Photos, at 7 pm. Bring your collection to the session. Free, but limited to 12 participants. Reservations at 973-538-3473. At One Miller Road, Morristown.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Pink Martini, featuring China Forbes and special guest Meow Meow, at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$89. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

 


FRIDAY, OCT. 4:

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.

At 6:30 pm, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon kicks off a month-long Fright Factor Haunted House in Florham Park. It benefits Halos for Angels Inc., a nonprofit that helps families deal with tragedies. Visitors can roam haunted rooms in the 3,000-square-foot house from 7 pm to 11 pm. Admission: $10. At 186 Ridgedale Ave.

Capt. Kirk comes to Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center at 7:30 pm for a screening of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. That’s right, William Shatner will be here to share stories from the Final Frontier, right after the closing credits. Tickets: $49-$79. At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Tom Paxton & the Don Juans have sold out their 7:30 pm show at The Troubadour in Morris Township. Tickets were $35; check the website or call 973-335-9489 to see if any last-minute seats become available. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

It’s Piano Night at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, featuring Music Director Josh Stafford leading a show tunes sing-along starting at 8 pm. Suggested donation: $20.  Beverages and light snacks included. In the Parish Hall at Miller Road and Maple Avenue.


SATURDAY, OCT. 5:

It’s the penultimate weekend for the Morris Plains Farmers Market, winding down its 17th season, from 9 am to 2 pm each Saturday through Oct. 12, 2019, rain or shine, in the Merchant Block parking lot near the Model Railroad Club building.

Need to do some housecleaning? Shred your sensitive documents from 9 am to noon, behind Morristown town hall.  Cost: $5 per bag or box. Proceeds benefit the Morristown Kiwanis High School Scholarship Fund.  The town hall parking lot is off Franklin Street.

Xiomaro

You can make exhibition-worthy photos with your smartphone. Learn how at Phoneography, a workshop by Xiomaro, an acclaimed photographer and author. The workshop runs from 10 am to 2 pm at the Washington’s Headquarters Museum in Morristown. Free, but registration is required: Call 973-539-2016 x 204. Bring any kind of camera, with fresh batteries! At 30 Washington Place.

 

The Morris County Tourism Bureau presents a Victorian Morristown Walking Tour, led by Historic District resident Karen Ann Kurlander, at 11 am. Visit buildings dating from 1870-1910, and learn about customs of the era. Tickets: $15. Meet at 6 Court St., 973-631-5151.

A summer walking tour in Morristown's Historic District. Photo courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau.
A walking tour in Morristown’s Historic District. Photo courtesy of the Morris County Tourism Bureau.

It’s Oktoberfest at the Hillside Hose Company in Morris Township. From 2 pm to 8 pm, everyone is invited to bring friends and family for beer, music, German food, raffles, merchandise, and more. Sign up here. At 132 Western Ave.

Oktoberfest returns to the Hillside Hose Company in Morris Township.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6:

The Morristown Farmers Market continues its 29th season, from 8:30 am to 2 pm every Sunday through Nov. 24, 2019. At Lot 10, behind the Post Office, between Dumont Place and Morris Street. Presented by the Morristown Partnership.

The LatinX ConneXiónes project continues with a pair of concerts in Morristown. At 1 pm, the Sounds of Latin Composers Castro and Carreno come to Acorn Hall. Peter Toth will play a late 19th century piece by Mexican born Ricardo Castro on the hall’s 1872 Chickering Piano. Volunteer Tammie Holloway will play pieces by Venezuelan born Teresa Carreno (who studied with Castro while in Europe). Free, but please RSVP as seating is limited. At 68 Lafayette Ave., Morristown, (973) 267-3465.

At 2 pm, it’s Classical Guitar from Argentina with New York-based composer Carlos Pavan, at Morristown’s Macculloch Hall Historical Museum. Pavan will blend Argentine rhythms with classical and jazz concepts in this National Hispanic Heritage Month celebration. FREE with museum admission and for members. At 45 Macculloch Ave., (973) 538-2404.

Carlos Pavan

What’s so great about Cole Porter?  Find out with NPR’s Rob Kapilow and Broadway veterans Michael Winther and Sally Wilfert, at 2 pm at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township. Tickets: $25-$40. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973 971 3706.

Video: Cole Porter’s magic

The late state Sen. Tony Bucco will be remembered at a 2 pm service at the County College of Morris in Randolph. Bucco died on Sept. 16. The service is in the Dragonetti Auditorium; the college is at 214 Center Grove Road.

The New Jersey Festival Orchestra presents Invitation to the Waltz, at 3 pm in the Concert Hall at Drew University in Madison. Tickets: $30-$76. At 36 Madison Ave., 908-232-9400.

Jiapeng Nie is the featured soloist for Sunday’s waltz program by the New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

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