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NJ Entertainment Summary This Weekend (August 19-21)

what happened? Below is a small sample of local happenings you might want to check out in the near future.

Eliza Schlesinger, shown here in a scene from Netflix’s new movie Good on Paper, visited the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday, August 19, and at the Borgata Hotel in Atlantic City on Saturday, August 19. Visit the Casino and Spa. 20.


August. 20

link loft “Voices and Vote: American Democracy” Opening of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition on the country’s political history. It will be held until October 2nd. Opening Reception, August 20th, 5-7pm. Monmouth Museum, Newman Springs Road 765., 732-747-2266.

August. twenty one

asbury park “Art on the Boardwalk” Showcase of Artists and Craftsmen, 9am-5pm, Asbury Park Boardwalk, Ocean Avenue., 732-897-6500.

Atlantic highlands “juxtaposition,” Window Gallery Exhibition of Paintings by Sandy Taylor and Carol Magnatta, Atlantic Highlands Arts Council, 54 First Ave., 732-737-7160.

summit “Shorling” Reception for Fish Sculptures by William Durkin, 2-3:30 p.m., Reeves-Reed Arboretum, 165 Hobart Ave., 908-273-8787, ext. 1010.


August. 19

Morristown manhattan comedy night Adults, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $25-$30., 973-539-8008.

newark Eliza Schlesinger 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street $53.50-$104., 201-503-1333.

August. 20

lakewood John Kirshner, Ken Kranz, Sue Golden, Standup, 8 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $25., 732-367-7789.

net computer Uncle Floyd 8:00 PM, Wild West City, Lackawanna Drive. $15 to $20., 973-347-8900.

lost princess of oz

Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater will premiere “The Lost Princess of Oz,” based on the character of “The Wizard of Oz,” at the Pollak Theater at Monmouth University, West Long Branch on August 20 and


August. 19

west long branch Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater, The Lost Princess of Oz, based on the characters from The Wizard of Oz, premieres at 6:00 p.m., also on August 20 at 7:30 p.m. August 21, 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. Monmouth College, Pollak Theatre, 400 Cedar Ave. $18-$55., 732-531-9106, ext. 14.

August. 20

middle town “Journey through Time: From the Roaring ’20s to the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond” Years of Free Reviews of Dance Styles, 7-8pm, Lincroft’s 805 Newman Springs Road, Thompson Park Theater Barn., 732-842-4000.

fair festival

August. 19

hillsboro Hillsboro Rotary Fair, Amusement Park Rides, Games, Entertainment, DJs, Vendors, Petting Zoo, Fireworks (Friday 6-11pm, August 20 also 6-11pm) Hillsborough Promenade, Town Field, 315 Route 206. , 908-229-5045 or 908-256-5349.

August. 20

plain field “Blues, Burks, BBQ” Outdoor fundraiser for Plainfield Area Human Society with music by Billy Hector, Robert Hill Band and Bobcats, food trucks, 3-8pm, Duclet School of Art, Central Ave 1030, $20, $10 for 11 and under.,

Wharton Canal Day Music and Crafts Festival, 10 Musical Acts on 2 Stages, Free Kayak and Narrated Boat Ride, Wallaby Tales Traveling Zoo, Craft and Art Vendors, Food, Civil War Encampment, Blacksmith Demonstrations, Pony and Hayride, New Morris Canal Outdoor Museum Tour, 10am-5pm, Hugh Force Canal Park, 170 W. Central Ave.,

August. twenty one

jersey city Fringe Festival “Equality Rocks Spectacular” Performance Food Vendors, DJs, Cocktails, 4-7pm, Corgi Spirits, 1 Distillery Drive. 10 dollars., 917-349-1341.

newark latin festival, Live music starring Organ Tanone, DJs, international cuisine, resources, youth activities, health checkups, free COVID vaccinations, noon to 10pm, downtown Newark, Bloomfield Avenue from Lake Street to Clifton Avenue. 973-733-4310.

Tony McManus

The Folk Project presents Tony McManus in concert on Friday, August 19 at the Morristown UU Fellowship in


asbury park pine grove, Why Bonnie, Poise, 7pm, Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $30-$35., 732-502-0600.

Madison “Smoke Screen – Sicilian/American Opera” A concert reading of a new play in progress and a talk with playwright Mary Ann Castronovo Fusco will follow. 7:00 p.m. Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road. Suggest a donation of $10., 973-615-8799.

Peter and Masterkey, Free outdoor concert, 6-8 pm, Museum of Early Trades and Crafts, 9 Main St., 973-377-2982.

blue soul quintet, 6:15 p.m., also 8:30 p.m. on August 19th. August 20, 6:15pm and 8:30pm Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main Street., 973-822-2899.

Milburn Elena Shadow “Brookside Cabaret” Show at Carriage House Restaurant, 7pm, also August 20, 7pm, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $20-$35 and $25-$36 food/drinks., 973-376-4343.

Morristown Tony McManus 7:30 p.m. Folk Project, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. $10.50., 973-335-9489.

ringwood Loretta Hagen Outdoor Concert, 6:30 PM, New Jersey Botanical Gardens, Ringwood State Park, Morris Road. $5., 973-962-9534.

August. 20

asbury park Lanny, Surface, 5:30 p.m., Stone Pony SummerStage, 913 Ocean Ave. $59.50-$65., 732-502-0600.

Holmdel Styx, REO Speedwagon, Loverboy, 6:45 PM, PNC Bank Arts Center, Garden State Parkway, Exit 116. $22 to $354., 732-203-2500.

Morristown evan sherman big band Outdoor Concert, 8:00 PM, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $50 for an 8 x 8 foot block for 2 people., 973-971-3700.

red bank rock’n’roll chorus, 7 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth Street, Vogel, $25-$45., 732-842-9000.

tea neck super soccer, Menace and the Hellfire, 7pm, Debonair Music Hall, Queen Anne Road 1409. $20 to $30., 201-833-0011.

August. twenty one

Madison New Jersey Baroque Orchestra, Free Concert, 4pm, Madison Community Arts Center, 10 Kings Road., 973-615-8799.

Milford supernova, Outdoor Jazz Music and Farm-to-Table Picnics, 4-6:30 PM, Bobolink Dairy & Bakehouse, 369 Stamets Road. $15., 908-864-7277.

newark UB40, The Wailers, Maxi Priest, Big Mountain, “Bigga Baggariddim” Tour, 7pm, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center Street, $59-$109., 201-503-1333.

ocean city Katherine Jenkins, mezzo-soprano 7:30 PM, Ocean City Music Pier, Moulin Terrace on Boardwalk. $30 to $50., 609-399-6111.

Oxford Kinderhook, Free Lawn Concert, 5-7 pm, Shippen Manor Museum, 8 Belvidere Ave., 908-453-4381.

Tuckerton Mike Zito Outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room Concert, 7:30pm, Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30 to $35., 908-310-2941.


August. 19

cape may “Who am I this time? (and other love conundrums),” Three Stories of Kurt Vonnegut on stage by Aaron Posner, 8pm, also August 20, 8pm, East Lynn Theater Company, Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes Street, $20-$35., 609-884-5898.

Englewood “Othello,” Free production of Shakespeare in the Park, a modern take on tragedy, 8pm, also August 20-21, 8pm Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave., 201 -569-2070,

Franklin TWP. “Half Moon,” a new drama mystery in partnership with In Death’s Company premieres at 8:00 pm, also his August 20th at 8:00 pm. August 21, 2:00 pm, 415 Demotte Lane, Somerset, Franklin Township Municipal Estate, Villagers Black His Box. $20., 732-873-2710.

lambert building “I’m tied up with you,” A musical about a rich boy falling in love with a girl from his hometown, 8pm, also on August 20th, 3pm, 8pm. August 21, 3:00 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountain, 609-397-3337.

long branch “Hummingbird” Garret Jon Groenveld’s comedy is set in the Future Bureau of Unemployment on August 20th, 3rd and 8th at 8pm. August 21, 2:00 pm, New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway. $25 to $50., 732-229-3166.

Madison “Metro Maniacs” Pilon’s 1738 French Farce at Shakespeare Theater in New Jersey, 8pm, also August 20-21, 2pm and 7:30pm, FM Kirby Shakespeare Theater, Madison Avenue $36-49 $59., 973-408-5600.

Manasquan “The Who’s Tommy” Stage production based on a rock album, 8pm, also on August 20th at 8pm. August 21, 3:00 pm, Algonquin Arts Theater, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $26 to $43., 732-528-9211.

maple wood “Jersey Cantata” Bill Mesce Jr.’s Theater Project production is a comedy about four men who have been friends since childhood. August 21, 2:00 pm Burgdorff Cultural Center, 10 Durand Road. $15-$25., 908-809-8865.

spring lake “Gypsy,” Spring Lake Theater production of the musical at 7:30 PM, also August 20 at 7:30 PM. August 21, 2:00 p.m. Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. $30-$40., 732-449-4530.

Trenton “blank slate” The Free Passage Theater staged a new musical reading about a disaffected high school student sent to a rehab camp haunted by supposedly past residents, Millhill Park, East Front and South Broad Street.Trenton Millhill org, 609-815-2171.

August. twenty one

ocean city “The sound of music,” Greater Ocean City Theater Company Production by OC Pops, 7:30 PM, Hughes Performing Arts Center, Ocean City High School, East Sixth Street, Atlantic Avenue. $25 to $30., 609-399-6111.


August. 19

Atlantic highlands comedy film festival Drive-In Screening with Guest Filmmakers, 7:30 PM, also August 20, 7:30 PM, Kavookjian Field, Valley Avenue. $25 per vehicle., 973-714-9841.

August. 20

Montclair “Back to the Future: Meet the Cars and the Stars” Photo op with actors Claudia Wells, Donald Frylove, Harry Waters Jr., autograph session, Q&A, karaoke brunch with Marvin Berry, Claridge Theater in downtown Montclair on Bloomfield Avenue movie showing. $25 to $100.

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