Greater Morristown weekend preview: Remembering Martin Luther King

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory will be honored Monday with an interfaith breakfast and church service.

And if you’re looking for entertainment this holiday weekend, Greater Morristown has plenty to spare.

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


THURSDAY, JAN. 16, 2020:

The Morris Museum in Morris Township hosts a reception from 6 pm to 8 pm for the opening of Access-ABILITY, an exhibition showcasing works by youths and adults with disabilities. Admission: Free. Light refreshments. The exhibit runs through Sunday. At 6 Normandy Heights Road.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Terry Fator: The Voice of Entertainment, at 8 pm. Tickets: $69-$99.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.


FRIDAY, JAN. 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.

Adam Agee & John Sousa

The Troubadour Acoustic Concert Series in Morris Township presents Adam Agee & John Sousa, with openers the Wee Doggies, at 7:30 in Morris Township. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. At the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road.

Kyle Marshall Choreography premieres Horizon at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township at 8 pm. The program includes A.D., exploring the relationship between the dancer’s sacred body and Christianity, and King, a dance set to Martin Luther King’s I’ve Been to the Mountaintop speech. Tickets: $25 to $35. Encore performances on Saturday. At 6 Normandy Heights Road,  973-971-3706.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Almost Queen, at 8 pm.  Opener: Steve Leonard’s Flight of Fancy. Tickets: $19-$59.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Almost Queen

SATURDAY, JAN. 18:

Sixteen pinball wizards will duel at the New Jersey State Pinball Championship, from 11 am to 6 pm at the Morristown Game Vault. Admission free. At 22 South St. Read our preview.

The Morristown Game Vault. Photo by Tyler Barth

Kyle Marshall Choreography premieres Horizon at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township at 2 pm and 8 pm. See Friday entry for details.

UPDATE: The Merynda Adams recital has been moved to Sunday afternoon because of the weather forecast. Harpist Merynda Adams performs at Willow Hall in Morristown at 2:30 pm. Tickets: $25. At 330 Speedwell Ave., (973) 532-9830.

Harpist Merynda Williams will perform at Willow Hall.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Centerpresents Audra McDonald, at 8 pm.   Tickets: $69-$129.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.  Audra McDonald has canceled her MPAC show due to illness. Her concert has been rescheduled for May 1, 2020.

Audra McDonald

SUNDAY, JAN. 19:

Grow It Green Morristown hosts the Seventh Annual Winter Farmers Market, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Alexander Hamilton School in Morristown. More than a dozen regional vendors will sell everything from pasture-fed meat to winter produce. Every Sunday through March 29, 2020.

Morristown’s Bethel A.M.E. Church and the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer will participate in a joint worship service of reconciliation at Redeemer, at 10:30 am. All are welcome. At 36 South St. Read more here.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Angelina Ballerina The Musical, at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm (relaxed performance).   Tickets: $12-$15.  At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

Angelina Ballerina

 

Harpist Merynda Adams performs at Willow Hall in Morristown at 2:30 pm. Tickets: $25. At 330 Speedwell Ave., (973) 532-9830. Note: This event was moved from Saturday because of the weather.

The New Jersey Jazz Society presents pianist James Austin Jr. at its monthly social at Shanghai Jazz in Madison at 2:30 pm. Admission: $10. Free for Jazz Society members with $10 food/drink minimum. At 24 Main St.

Lyrica Chamber Music presents cellist Ani Kalayjian & Friends in a program of Brahms and the Schumanns, at 3 pm at the Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township. Admission: $25-$30. At 240 Southern Boulevard.

Ani Kalayjian

 

MONDAY, JAN. 20, MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY:

Morristown’s Martin Luther King Observance Committee marks its 50th year with the annual Morris Interfaith Breakfast, at 8 am in the Hyatt Regency Morristown. Tickets: $35. At 3 Speedwell Ave. Call  732-309-8894 OR email here.

The Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township presents Mariel’s Melodies, featuring jazz trombonist Mariel Bildsten and a program for kids, at 11 am and 1:30 pm. Tickets: $10 to $15. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973-971-3706.

Mariel Bildsten

Morristown’s Martin Luther King Observance Committee presents its Annual Service of Celebration, at noon in the Calvary Baptist Church. Free; donations welcome. At 10 Martin Luther King Ave.

The Community Choir performs on MLK Day 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, Morristown. Photo by Bill Lescohier.
The Community Choir performs on MLK Day 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church, Morristown. Photo by Bill Lescohier.

Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Dog Man: The Musical, at 1 pm and 4 pm.  For ages 5-12. Tickets: $12-$15.   At 100 South St., 973-539-8008.

 

The Mariel Bildsten Septet Plays Duke and Basie at the Morris Museum’s Bickford Theatre in Morris Township at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $18 to $20. At 6 Normandy Heights Road, 973-971-3706.

Mariel Bildsten

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