A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Oct. 1-3)

Yoshiko Yap

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days.


Voctave is scheduled to appear Sunday at Kean University’s Enlow Recital Hall on the East Campus in Hillside.keanstage.org


OCT. 1

NEWARK “Bruce Springsteen Live,” opening of traveling exhibit of artifacts, live performance footage, stage costumes and props, interviews, concert posters, photos and interactive displays, through March 20. Grammy Museum Experience, Prudential Center, 165 Mulberry St. grammymuseumexp.org, grammymuseumexp.org.

RIDGEWOOD Bergen County Quilt and Coverlet Show, display of 80 quilts and 36 coverlets made between 1800 and 1976, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, at Old Paramus Reformed Church, 660 E. Glen Ave., and Schoolhouse Museum, 650 E. Glen Ave. $10, $5 ages 12 and younger. bergencountyquiltandcoverletshow.com, 201-447-3242.

OCT. 2

MAHWAH Opening Day, with unveiling of “The Ramapough — Legacy and Heritage” and “You Are Here” exhibits, 1 p.m., Mahwah Museum, 201 Franklin Turnpike. $5. mahwahmuseum.org, 201-512-0099.

MORRISTOWN Morris Arts Fest, outdoor exhibit and sale of works by area artists, musicians and other performers, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Lewis Morris County Park, 270 Mendham Road. morrisparks.net, [email protected].

NEW BRUNSWICK “Mark Loughney — Pyrrhic Defeat, A Visual Study of Mass Incarceration, 2014 to the Present,” opening, Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.


OCT. 1

MONTCLAIR “Whose Live Anyway?,” improvisational comedy with Jeff Davis, Joel Murray, Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, 7 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $39.50-$64.50. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500

OCT. 2

MONTCLAIR Lewis Black, 7 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $49-$124. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

OCT. 3

RED BANK Nate Bargatze, 7 p.m., also Oct. 3, 9:30 p.m. Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $32-$146.75. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.


OCT. 2

WEST ORANGE Freespace Dance, 8 p.m., Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center, 4 Boland Drive. $10-$20. freespacedance.com, [email protected].


OCT. 2

FLEMINGTON Hunterdon Harvest Fest, live music, farm to festival foods, local craft beer, ice cream, games, farmers market, craft vendors, noon-8 p.m., Stangl Factory, Stangl Road and Mine Street. loveflemington.com/events, 908-809-5464.

NORTH BRUNSWICK 39th Annual North Brunswick Heritage Day, local bands, dancing, games, food vendors, crafters, beer garden, school organizations and local businesses, concluding with fireworks, 3 p.m., North Brunswick Community Park, 2051 Route 130. northbrunswicknj.gov/government/boards-committees/heritage-day-committee, 732-247-0922, ext. 475.

RINGWOOD Harvest Fest, hayrides, pumpkin painting games and other activities, vendors, food and beer garden, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., New Jersey Botanical Garden, Skylands Manor, 5 Morris Road. $5 parking. njbg.org, 973-962-9534.

ROXBURY Lake Hopatcong Foundation Block Party, live music, boat and mini-train rides, on-water demonstrations, vendors, food and children’s area, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hopatcong State Park, Lakeside Boulevard in Landing. lakehopatcongfoundation.org, 973-663-2500.

OCT. 3

MAPLEWOOD Fallcraft, craft vendors, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road. marketspacevendorevents.com/markets/fallcraft-the-woodland-2021, 973-762-9877.

OLD BRIDGE Earth Care Day, free EarthShare New Jersey program with exhibitions, live animals and insects, games, crafts, demonstrations, guided nature explorations, volunteer projects and scavenger hunts, 11 a.m., Cheesequake State Park, 300 Gordon Road. bit.ly/earthcareday, 609-989-1160.

STANHOPE “Last Blast” Food Truck and Music Festival, sponsored by One Step Closer Animal Rescue, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Waterloo Concert Field, 10 Kinney Road. $5, ages 9 and younger free. lastblast2021.eventbrite.com, 973-769-2233.


OCT. 1

PATERSON Paterson Poetry Festival, outdoor in-person and online readings, poetry slam, open mic, car show, “Lit Fest” interactive space for children, youth poetry contest, classes, 5-8:30 p.m., also Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Oct. 3, noon-5 p.m. Passaic County Superior Court, 77 Hamilton St. wordseedinc.org, 203-635-7333.


OCT. 1

BLAIRSTOWN Yarn, reopening show, 8 p.m., Roy’s Hall — Live Arts Emporium, 30 Main St. $28-$33. royshall.org, 908-362-1399.

CAMDEN Chris Stapleton, 7 p.m., BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. $39-$99. livenation.com/venues/14115/bb-t-pavilion, 856-365-1300.

ENGLEWOOD Jerry Rivera, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $49-$99. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

FREEHOLD Jake Miller, Fly By Midnight, Just Seconds Apart, 8:30 p.m., iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road. $25-$30. universe.com/jakemilleripa, 732-577-8200.

MORRISTOWN 38 Special, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $39-$79. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

Mad Agnes, Tom Gala, 7:30 p.m., The Folk Project, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. $10. folkproject.org, 973-335-9489.

RAHWAY American Rapture, “A Rock and Soul Revue,” 8 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $15-$35. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK Kirk Whalum, Keiko Matsui, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $69-$99. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

WOODBRIDGE Divas3, 8 p.m., also Oct. 2, 2 and 8 p.m.; Oct. 3, 3 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. in Avenel. $39.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.

OCT. 2

ASBURY PARK Ziggy Marley, 7 p.m., Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $45.50-$50.50. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

ENGLEWOOD Neil Sedaka, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $49-$129. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

FAIR LAWN James Lee Stanley, 8 p.m., George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, 10-10 20th St. $25. hurdygurdyfolk.org, 201-384-1325.

MONTCLAIR Julia Crafton, Cindy Scott and Brian Seeger, in-person and live-streamed concert, 7 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, 67 Church St. uumontclair.org, 973-744-6276.

“Espanoleta, a Spanish Renaissance Cocktail Party,” fundraiser program of Renaissance and baroque music from Spain with musical director and theorbo player Jason Priset and Montclair Early Music instrumentalists, vocalists and roving serenading guitarists, 5-8 p.m., Van Vleck House and Gardens, 21 Van Vleck St. $75. eventbrite.com, 973-906-8290.

PLAINFIELD Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, “Legends and a Pulitzer Prize” program with soloist Evelyn Estava, works by Walker, Brahms and Mendelssohn, 7 p.m., Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave. $30-$65. plainfieldsymphony.org, 908-561-5140.

RED BANK “Oh What a Night of Doo-Wop and Rock & Roll, Vol. 3,” Larry Chance and the Earls, the Happenings, Brian Hyland, the Capris, Chris Montez, Joey Dee, Kathy Young, Jimmy Stephens, John Kuse and the Excellents and Sky’s the Limit, 7 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $20-$60. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

Five for Fighting, with string quartet, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $20-$79.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

TUCKERTON Live at the Fillmore, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room Allman Brothers concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30-$35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.

WESTFIELD New Jersey Festival Orchestra, outdoor “Moonlit Serenades” program with guitarist Ana Vidovic, with works by Dvorak, Rodrigo and Mozart, 7:30 p.m., Hertell Gardens, 241 E. Dudley Ave. $35-$70. njfestivalorchestra.org, 908-232-9400.

OCT. 3

CAMDEN Tony Perez and Latin Wave, in-person and live-streamed “Jazz on Market” Hispanic Heritage month concert, 2-4 p.m., Idea Center for the Arts, 217 Market St. $8-$10. eventbrite.com, ideacfta.org.

HILLSIDE Voctave, 2 p.m., Kean University, Enlow Recital Hall, 215 North Ave., East Campus. $45-$65. keanstage.com, 908-737-7469.

MORRISTOWN Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $69-$129. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

TUCKERTON Billy Hector with the Midnight Horns, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30-$35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.

WAYNE Buster Williams and Something More, “Jazz Room Series” concert, 4 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $8-$15. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.


OCT. 1

SUMMIT “Portrait of the Widow Kinski,” Vivid Stage world premiere production of Sarah Jean Accuardi, 8 p.m., also Oct. 2, 8 p.m.; Oct. 3, 2 p.m. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave. $25-$39. vividstage.org, 908-514-9654.

OCT. 2

HACKETTSTOWN “Portrait of a Queen,” stage production built around the life and music of Aretha Franklin starring Cece Teneal, 8 p.m., Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $27.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

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