Greater Morristown weekend preview: The Tempest at MHS

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Morristown High’s fall drama promises to give the Bard a fresh coat of paint for the 400th anniversary of The Tempest.

Greater Morristown also serves acoustic music, country rock and jazz this weekend, along with the year’s final episode of Morristown’s Farmers Market.

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


THURSDAY, NOV. 16, 2023:

The Morristown & Township Library hosts free yoga indoors at 10 am, and every Thursday through mid-December. Bad weather moves the session inside.

Students 15 and older are invited to learn about data science, artificial intelligence and more, at Data Science Night at the County College of Morris in Randolph, from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Free, but registration required. In Sheffield Hall Room 200, at 214 Center Grove Road, Randolph. Refreshments will also be served. For questions, contact Kelly Fitzpatrick, 973-328-5765.

Jazz favorite Grover Kemble performs at Rockaway’s Caffé NaVona, 147 Route 46, from 6 – 9 pm. Hear him play songs from his new album, I’m Serious.

Morristown’s St. Peter’s Episcopal Church hosts tango lessons in the Parish House, 7 pm for beginners, 8 pm intermediate class. At 70 Maple Ave.

Entertainment historian John Kenrick discusses Casablanca–Accidental Masterpiece, at 7 pm at the Morristown & Township Library, in-person, at One Miller Road in Morristown, and via Zoom. Email here for Zoom code.

In its 7 pm Evening Book Club, the Morristown & Township Library features a virtual author visit by Shelby Van Pelt, author of Remarkably Bright Creatures. Participants will gather in person to watch the Zoom interview; a discussion of the book will follow. Email here to receive Zoom access details.


FRIDAY, NOV. 17:

The Grover Kemble / Jerry Vezza Jazz Quartet plays at 7 pm and 9:15 pm at Shanghai Jazz in Madison. Admission: $25 food/drink minimum. Reservations suggested. At 24 Main St., 973-822-2899.

The Grover Kemble & Jerry Vezza Quartet,

Morristown High School presents a futuristic interpretation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest this weekend, starting at 7 pm. Tickets: $8-$15. At 50 Early St.

New Jersey Ballet Presents A Night on the Town, at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center, at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $39-$69. At 100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8008.

At 7:30 pm, the Folk Project’s Troubadour series presents Mad Agnes with opener Shawna Caspi, at the Morristown Unitarian Fellowship. Admission: $10; children 12 and under, free. Livestream: $7. At 21 Normandy Heights Road, Morris Township.

Mad Agnes

SATURDAY, NOV. 18:

The Morristown & Township Library hosts Indoor Qigong at 9:30 am. Free. No experience or registration required. Upstairs in the F.M. Kirby Gallery, at One Miller Road, Morristown.

The Tempest continues at Morristown High School, with shows at 2 pm and 7 pm. See Friday entry for details.

The Mayo Performing Arts Center presents Legends of Country Rock: Firefall, Pure Prairie League and Richie Furay, at 8 pm. Tickets: $39-$89. At 100 South St., Morristown, 973-539-8008. Read our preview.

MPAC Zoomcast with Mike Reilly of Pure Prairie League:


SUNDAY, NOV. 19:

The Morristown Farmers Market concludes its season, from 8:30 am to 1 pm Featuring 25 vendors. Produced by the Morristown Partnership, in Morristown Parking Authority Lot 10J at Spring and Morris streets (behind the Morristown Post Office). Read more.

The Tempest concludes at Morristown High School at 2 pm. See Friday entry for details.


 

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