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Events This Week in New Jersey:
October 3-9, 2023

originally published: 10/03/2023

Events This Week in New Jersey: October 3-9, 2023

Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from October 3-9, 2023 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of events throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas. Click on the title to go to the full preview. Jump to Featured EventsTheatre On-GoingFilm On-GoingArt On-Going, Event Previews, Event Listings

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - The Vogel presents Jake Shimabukuro. (RED BANK, NJ) -- The Vogel presents Jake Shimabukuro on Tuesday, October 3 at 7:30pm. Over the past two decades, Jake Shimabukuro has proved that there isn't a style of music that he can't play. While versatility for any musician is impressive, what's remarkable about Shimabukuro's transcendent skills is how he explores his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it's jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on perhaps the unlikeliest of instruments: the 'ukulele.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - Vivid Stage presents the World Premiere of "Grief at High Tide". (SUMMIT, NJ) -- Vivid Stage, in residence at Oakes Center at 120 Morris Avenue in Summit, will present the world premiere of Grief at High Tide by Richard Willett from October 5-15, 2023. When struggling New York photographer Jennifer Evers tells her husband Christopher that the photo she took of him by his mother's deathbed — the one he never gave her permission to take and asked her not to show anyone — was secretly entered in a very prestigious competition, it doesn’t go well. To try to investigate the role that art plays in real-life relationships, Jennifer goes out on assignment to California, to create a piece on a Pulitzer Prize−winning photograph, Grief at High Tide, which changed the lives of everyone involved.

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Friday, October 6, 2023 - Outpost in the Burbs presents Matthew Fowler. (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- Outpost in the Burbs presents Matthew Fowler as part of their New Voices Series on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 8:00pm at First Congregational Church of Montclair. Tickets are $28.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - New Jersey Festival Orchestra to open season with "Two Mighty Fifths". (WESTFIELD, NJ) -- The four most iconic notes in classical music – Beethoven's Symphony No.5 – kick off New Jersey Festival Orchestra's exciting new program for the 2023-2024 season. The concert, which takes place Friday, October 6th at St Helen's Church in Westfield, juxtaposes Beethoven's relentless, triumphant and most famous orchestral work with a balm to soothe the spirits, Vaughan Williams' contemplative 5th Symphony. Showtime is 7:00pm.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Algonquin Arts Theatre presents "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". Tickets start at just $26 and may be purchased at, by calling 732-528-9211 or by visiting the Algonquin Arts Theatre box office Monday through Saturday, 10AM-4PM located at 60 Abe Voorhees Drive, Manasquan, New Jersey.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Makin Waves with Glen Burtnik: 'Lava Lamp Nirvana'. Legendary Jersey rocker Glen Burtnik will bring his Summer of Love Concert to URSB Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center on Oct. 7

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Celebrating 24 Years of Wheaton Arts' "Festival of Fine Craft". If you're looking for something special to do on the first weekend of October (Oct 7 and 8 from 10 AM to 5 PM) how about an outing to Wheaton Arts in Millville for the annual "Festival of Fine Craft." On any given day, WheatonArts is a place where creativity, culture, and history flourishes. And during the crowd-favorite festival, the place positively shines.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Main Street Theatre Company presents "Dogfight: The Musical". (OLD BRIDGE, NJ) -- Main Street Theatre Company presents Dogfight: The Musical across two weekends from October 7-15, 2023 at the Temple Beth Ohr in Old Bridge. The play takes place November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - State Theatre presents "Pretty Woman: The Musical". (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- State Theatre New Jersey presents four performances of Pretty Woman: The Musical from October 7-8, 2023. Based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all, the musical springs to life with a powerhouse creative team led by two-time Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde).

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Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Portuguese Fado Star Carminho to Perform at SOPAC. (SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) welcomes Carminho, the renowned Fado popular songstress from Portugal. Carminho is set to perform songs from her latest studio release, "Portuguesa," on Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 7:00pm.


2023-09-05 to 2023-10-09 | Classic American Tales presents "Tales at the Dormer House" in the fall. (CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Listen to stories by Chester Himes, O. Henry, Katherine Anne Porter, and other well-known American authors while taking in the breeze on the porch of an historic bed and breakfast, drinking lemonade, and enjoying homemade desserts. It's all part of Classic American Tales' (CAT) popular "Tales at the Dormer House" in Cape May, NJ, every Thursday at 4:00pm from September 14 – October 12, 2023.

2023-09-06 to 2023-10-09 | East Lynne Theater Company presents "Love Letters" with a Rotating Cast of Couples with a Connection. (CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Before East Lynne Theater Company (ELTC) revs up its fall lineup, the curtain prepares to close on its summer 2023 Mainstage Season with a six-week run of A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters"– but with a twist. From September 6 to October 14, the play will be performed by a real-life couple with a connection each of the six weeks: three married couples, an engaged duo, and two pairs who share a romantic past.

2023-09-09 to 2023-10-09 | Bergen County Players to Open Season with "Rent". (ORADELL, NJ) -- Bergen County Players (BCP), one of America's longest-running little theater companies, will open its 91st season on September 9 with Jonathan Larson's RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning rock musical that shaped a generation of audiences. Performances begin Saturday, September 9 and will run weekends through Saturday, October 14 at the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell with shows on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:00pm.

2023-09-13 to 2023-10-09 | McCarter Theatre presents "Bulrusher". (PRINCETON, NJ) -- McCarter Theatre Center opens their 2023-2024 Theatre Series with Eisa Davis' Bulrusher, a transformational coming-of-age story filled to the brim with passion, humor, and even a touch of magic; on stage in the Berlind Theatre from September 13 – October 7, 2023. This is a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, where the production will move after its run in Princeton.

2023-09-13 to 2023-10-09 | Pulitzer Prize Finalist Play "Bulrusher" Hits the Stage at McCarter Theatre. Music, humor and clairvoyance are soon to thrill audiences at McCarter Theatre Center in the form of Eisa Davis' Pulitzer Prize finalist play, "Bulrusher." A period piece set in 1950s California, "Bulrusher" is the coming-of-age tale of a multiracial young woman bestowed with the gift of clairvoyance as she navigates life in her mostly white town. More than a fish out of water story, Bulrusher highlights the beauty, complexity and compassion that make life the nuanced ride that it is.

2023-09-13 to 2023-10-09 | Cape May Stage presents "The Garbologists". (CAPE MAY, NJ) -- Cape May Stage presents The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle from September 13 to October 22, 2023. Directed by Roy Steinberg, this is an unconventional buddy comedy play that follows two sanitation workers in the cab of a New York City garbage truck. Tasked with picking up what the world has discarded, they learn there's more that binds them than just picking up the trash.

2023-09-21 to 2023-10-09 | The Black Box to present Sam Shepard plays, including U.S. Premiere of "Little Ocean". (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- The Black Box - NJ's incubator for new and under-produced works by world-class artists - is proud to present Sam Shepard's groundbreaking plays Action, The Unseen Hand, and the U.S. premiere of the unpublished Little Ocean, running from September 21 through October 8. For this 2023-24 Season opening fundraiser, limited tickets for 10 shows only are now on sale for performances on the 2nd floor of 8 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood, NJ.

2023-09-22 to 2023-10-09 | The Barn Theatre presents "Suite Surrender". (MONTVILLE, NJ) -- The Barn Theatre in Montville, NJ kicks off their 96th Season with the rib tickling, side splitting comedic farce Suite Surrender, written by Michael McKeever and directed by Todd Mills of Boonton, running weekends from September 22 to October 8, 2023. The setting is 1942 at the Palm Beach Royale, where we meet two of Hollywood's most famous Diva's Claudia McFadden played by Montclair's Jessi Baden and Athena Sinclair played by Montclair's Rachelle Rennagel.

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2023-09-22 to 2023-10-09 | Unpublished Sam Shepard Play "Little Ocean" Starts U.S. Premiere With "Action" and "The Unseen Hand" at The Black Box. (ENGLEWOOD, NJ) -- In association with the Estate of Sam Shepard, The Black Box - NJ's incubator for new and under-produced works by world-class artists - is proud to present Shepard's groundbreaking plays Action, The Unseen Hand, and the U.S. premiere of the unpublished Little Ocean, starting next week on September 21 through October 8, 2023 for ten shows only!

2023-09-26 to 2023-10-09 | George Street Playhouse presents "The Pianist". (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- George Street Playhouse presents The Pianist, a play with music, based on the memoir "The Pianist" by Wladyslaw Szpilman and directed and adapted for the stage by Emily Mann (Broadway: A Streetcar Named Desire, Having Our Say, Anna and the Tropics). The Pianist begins previews on September 26, with an official opening night set for September 29. The play runs through October 22.

2023-09-26 to 2023-10-09 | Emily Mann and Daniel Donskoy on "The Pianist" at George Street Playhouse. The Pianist, a new play at the George Street Playhouse, strikes deep personal chords with the playwright and the actor in the title role.

2023-09-28 to 2023-10-09 | Jersey City's Classical Theatre Company to Re-Launch as The Curtain with "Romeo & Juliet". (JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Shakespeare@, Jersey City's premier classical theatre, announced they will re-launch as The Curtain, with an all-new production of William Shakespeare's classic Romeo & Juliet. Directed and Adapted by Sean Hagerty, The Curtain's Romeo & Juliet will play the Nimbus Arts Center (329 Warren Street), in downtown Jersey City just steps from the PATH train, with performances from September 28 through October 22, 2023.

2023-09-28 to 2023-10-09 | World premiere play "Child Support" explores emotional and financial repercussions of playing the 'child support game'. (CAMDEN, NJ) -- Urgent, searing and wildly inventive, the world premiere of Child Support by Desi P. Shelton uses humor and hypertheatricality to examine single parenthood and financial responsibility from the points of view of everyone impacted by a broken system. A site-specific, immersive experience set in a typical Camden row house, the action is scored by composer Jamal P. Dickerson and features a live band under the eye of musical director JoJo Streater. Barrymore Award-winner Ozzie Jones directs for an October 13 opening, with performances running through October 28 at Camden Repertory Theatre. Public previews begin September 28.

2023-09-30 to 2023-10-09 | Two River Theater announces Cast and Creative for "Hair". (RED BANK, NJ) -- Two River Theater has announced the cast and creative team for their highly-anticipated production of the American Love-Rock Musical, Hair, directed by Craig Noel Award winner James Vásquez (Under a Baseball Sky, American Mariachi) and with original choreography by Mayte Natalio (Love in Hate Nation), running September 30 – October 22, 2023, kicking off the theater's 30th Anniversary Season.

2023-09-30 to 2023-10-09 | NJ Rep to Present the World Premiere of "Welcome To Matteson!". (LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- New Jersey Repertory Company (NJ Rep) will close out its successful season with the World Premiere of Welcome To Matteson! written by Inda Craig-Galván and directed by Dawn Monique Williams. It will begin performances on September 28 before its opening night on Saturday, September 30, and run through October 29, 2023.


2023-09-08 to 2023-10-09 | Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival Preview. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- The Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival takes place September 8th through October 8th with screenings on Fridays and Sundays. The festival remains a hybrid one with in-person screenings at Rutgers University and films available via video on demand for 24 hours on the screening date. Nineteen films will have their New Jersey or Area Premiere (Middlesex County) screenings during the New Jersey Film Festival and the United States Super 8 Film and Video Festival.


Tuesday, October 3, 2023 - "Diary of Times" a Solo Exhibition at the Riverside Gallery. (HACKENSACK, NJ) -- Riverside Gallery presents a solo exhibition titled, "Diary of Times," featuring the works of the artist Jay Chung, from October 3-18, 2023 with an opening reception on Saturday, October 3rd from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. In pursuit and exploration of harmony as a human possibiity Chung continues his vibrant and colorful body of abstract Epoxy Resin paintings, but he has also been developing a new body of work that he calls "Times Writing" and "Human Faces."

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - The Newton Theatre presents Roger McGuinn on October 4th. (NEWTON, NJ) -- The Newton Theatre presents Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 8:00pm. Jim McGuinn, later known as Roger, was already a veteran of the New York and Los Angeles music scenes when he co-founded the group that would become the Byrds with Gene Clark and David Crosby in 1964. Prior to forming the Byrds, Roger toured and performed with the Limeliters, Chad Mitchell Trio and Bobby Darin as a guitarist and banjo player. He was also the musical director on Judy Collins #3.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - Ocean County Library Lacey Branch presents Dakota & Elle in Concert. (LACEY TOWNSHIP, NJ) -- As autumn’s chill begins to set in, enjoy the warmth of Dakota & Elle when the Ocean County Library Lacey Branch presents the popular Jersey Shore-based duo in concert on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. Showtime is 6:00pm. You'll be treated to a mix of Broadway, classical, and contemporary tunes selected especially for this free performance.

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 - The Barron Arts Center Hosts the "BAC Artist of the Year" Exhibit - Jules Weber: Color My World. (WOODBRIDGE, NJ) -- The Barron Arts Center hosts the "BAC Artist of the Year" Exhibit - Jules Weber: Color My World - from October 4-25, 2023. A self-taught artist with decades of experience, Jules Weber uses various palette knife techniques to layer oil paints on canvas to create rich, realistic and colorful scenes.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - NJPAC presents The Price is Right Live. (NEWARK, NJ) -- The most iconic and joyful game show on television, CBS Original The Price Is Right Live(TM) is hitting the road and makes a stop in Newark at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 8:00pm.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - Scottish Rite Auditorium to Screen "The Worlds Best Short Films". (COLLINGSWOOD, NJ) -- Asbury Shorts USA in association with the Garden State Film Festival are proud to present an evening of "The Worlds Best Short Films" at The Scottish Rite Auditorium on Thursday, October 5, 2023. This is a mix of globally honored short films from the past & present featuring an array of award-winning short films from around the globe hosted by Eric Ascalon. Showtime is 7:30pm.

Thursday, October 5, 2023 - Asbury Park Music Foundation Announces Whiskey Thursday Fundraiser Show at The Break. (ASBURY PARK, NJ) -- The Asbury Park Music Foundation is hosting a fundraising show at The Break on the boardwalk in Asbury Park on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 7:30pm with Whiskey Thursday! Featuring APMF's Board President, Dan Weeden, Whiskey Thursday is a band that got its start at Lakehouse Music Academy in Asbury Park.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - NJPAC to Present Live Concert Performance of "Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse". (NEWARK, NJ) -- Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse will be heading to NJPAC for a live concert performance on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00pm. The screening of the Academy Award-winning animated film from Sony will be accompanied by a live orchestra, band, and turntables playing music from the score and soundtrack.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Don Giovanni Records to Hold 20th Anniversary Expo in Philly. (PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Don Giovanni Records will hold a 20th Anniversary Expo, October 6-7 at The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, PA. The expo consists of two concerts and a record/book/art fair and includes the first performance from Tenement since 2017 along with a reunion from Hunchback and rare performances by Roadside Graves and Sammus.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Jeiris Cook to Celebrate Record Release at The Stanhope House. (STANHOPE, NJ) -- Former mattress salesman turned full-time musician, Jeiris Cook will celebrate the release of his debut album, "Patchwork," at The Stanhope House on Friday, October 6, 2023. The album will be released at the end of September. Doors are at 7:00pm, showtime is 8:00pm.

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Friday, October 6, 2023 - ProgStock Festival to Take Place October 6-8. (RUTHERFORD, NJ) -- ProgStock Festival, The American Northeast's Only International Progressive Rock Festival, will take the stage for its seventh straight year from October 6th through October 8th, 2023, at an exciting new venue, the Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Tony-Award Winner Alex Newell to Open 2023-2024 Season at Kean Stage. (UNION, NJ) -- Recent Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Alex Newell opens Kean Stage's 2023-2024 season at Enlow Recital Hall in Hillside on Friday, October 6 at 7:30pm. Alex Newell will perform an eclectic mix of Broadway, American, pop and R&B standards at this inspiring concert event. Alex brings the party, excitement, and their signature powerhouse voice to an unforgettable evening that you won't want to miss.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Stage Stars Productions presents Rockin' Pink Party. (LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Stage Stars Productions presents Rockin' Pink Party on Friday, October 6, 2023 at The Long Branch Distillery. October is breast cancer month and this event will raise funds for Casting for Recovery. There will be live music by Billboard chart-topping artist Lisa Bouchelle and a special performance by Barbie & The Rockers.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Maurer Productions OnStage to Present "Matilda the Musical" at Kelsey Theatre. (WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Now in its 20th year, Maurer Productions OnStage will bring Roald Dahl's Tony Award-winning "Matilda the Musical" to the stage of Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre from October 6-15, 2023 on MCCC's West Windsor campus. Prepare to be spellbound as you join Matilda, a brilliant little girl with a big heart and even bigger dreams, on her extraordinary journey of self-discovery. Packed with laughter, heartwarming moments, and unforgettable songs, this spectacular musical adaptation brings Dahl's beloved classic to life like never before.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Aspire Performing Arts Company presents "Puffs". (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. Aspire Performing Arts Company will present Puffs, Or: Seven Increasing Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, October 6-7, 2023 at Theater 180 in Montclair.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Studio Players to Present "King Charles III". (UPPER MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- In 2015, playwright Mike Bartlett wrote of an imagined future where Queen Elizabeth dies and Prince Charles ascends the throne. Studio Players presents his play, King Charles III, across three weekends from October 6-21, 2023 at Studio Playhouse. The production is directed by Emily Miller.

Friday, October 6, 2023 - Music Mountain Theatre presents "Carrie: The Musical". (LAMBERTVILLE, NJ) -- Music Mountain Theatre (MMT) presents Carrie: The Musical from October 6-22, 2023. This is the thirteenth mainstage show of MMT's 2023 season, and perfectly timed for the Halloween season!

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - PNC Bank Arts Center presents Zac Brown Band. (HOLMDEL, NJ) -- Multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning Zac Brown Band announced their upcoming 2023 “From the FireTour.” The new set of dates, produced by Live Nation, arrives on the heels of 2022’s “Out in the Middle Tour” and the release of “The Comeback (Deluxe)” album, which features re-recorded tracks with some of music’s biggest stars, including Blake Shelton, James Taylor, Jimmy Buffett, Cody Johnson, Marcus King, Jamey Johnson, and Ingrid Andress. Locally, the band comes to the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with special guests Tenille Townes and King Calaway.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams to Headline 2023 Morristown Festival of Books. (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists James B. Stewart and Rachel Abrams headline the 2023 Morristown Festival of Books as its 10th Anniversary Keynote Speakers on Friday, October 6, at the Mayo Performing Arts Center, in conversation with Brian Stelter, former CNN correspondent. Stewart and Abrams will discuss their jaw-dropping New York Times bestseller, Unscripted: The Epic Battle for a Media Empire and the Redstone Family Legacy, hailed as the true-life Succession story of our time.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Coco Montoya to Perform at Newton Theatre. (NEWTON, NJ) -- Award-winning, internationally renowned blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter Coco Montoya will celebrate the September release of his sixth Alligator Records album (and first release in four years), Writing On The Wall, with a live performance at The Newton Theatre in Newton on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at 8:00pm.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Blending Flavors and Movement – Roxey Ballet to perform at Old York Cellars Winery. (RINGOES, NJ) -- Old York Cellars and Roxey Ballet Company are collaborating to bring the taste of wine and the beauty of dance to the hills of Hunterdon County at the award-winning winery in Ringoes, NJ on Saturday, October 7, 2023 (Rain date October 14th). The first performance of its kind for the Roxey, Dancing on the Green was designed to connect the rural cultural identity of Hunterdon County with the professional artistry of Roxey Ballet. The wine team at Old York Cellars will be pairing wines with each dance number and offering free samples at the start of each number.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Morristown Festival of Books' KidFest to Take Place October 7th. (MORRISTOWN, NJ) -- The ever-popular Morristown Festival of Books' KidFest, an event for young readers within the larger festival, will feature more than 50 outstanding children's authors and illustrators who will be present on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday (rain or shine) to meet visitors while selling and personally signing books.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Berrie Center presents the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company. (MAHWAH, NJ) -- The Berrie Center's Arch Performances will begin the 2023-2024 season with a performance from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company on Saturday, October 7 at 8:00pm in the Sharp Theater. The performance, made possible with generous support from the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, is part of the College's celebration of Latinx Heritage Month.

Saturday, October 7, 2023 - The Art House Gallery presents "Connections". (JERSEY CITY, NJ) -- Art House Productions presents "Connections," from October 7-28, 2023. This group exhibition will be part of the 34th annual Jersey City Art & Studio Tour (JCAST). The exhibition presents nine artists' visual interpretations of the bonds we build. Participating artists: Beth Achenbach, Cheryl Gross, Troy Jones, HakChul Kim, Ceallaigh Pender, Jennifer Morris, ONHEL, Lucy Rovetto, and Ann Vollum.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Dunbar Repertory Company presents the Sweet Potato Reading Series featuring "Repurchased". (MIDDLETOWN, NJ) -- Dunbar Repertory Company presents the acclaimed Sweet Potato Pie Reading Series featuring author Rhonda Williams and her novel, Repurchased. This special book-reading and Q&A session directed by Mark Antonio Henderson takes place on Sunday, October 8, 2023, from 4:00pm-6:00pm at the Middletown Arts Center. A book-signing period follows the presentation and copies of Repurchased will be available for purchase.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Bill Mays Trio to Perform Tunes from Newest Album at Jersey Jazz LIVE! Concert in Madison. (MADISON, NJ) -- Pianist Bill Mays has recorded 40 albums as a leader, but his newest, Autumn Serenade, released in May on the Sunnyside label, may be his favorite. And, it reunited him with the other two members of a trio that played with baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan in the 1980s – bassist Dean Johnson and drummer Ron Vincent.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Old City Fest Returns for 8th Year to Celebrate Arts and Design, Food and Fashion, Creativity and Culture. (PHILADELPHIA, PA) -- Old City District presents the eighth annual Old City Fest on Sunday, October 8, 2023, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Activities will include the Family Fun Zone presented by WSFS Bank, the Main Stage presented by City Winery, live music, artists, pop-up street performances, and a wide array of food, beverages, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ vendors participating. Admission is free, with food and drink pay-as-you-go.

Sunday, October 8, 2023 - Hungarian Advisory Ministry presents The Fight for Freedom Concert at NBPAC. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- On October 8, 2023, the Hungarian Advisory Ministry presents The Fight for Freedom Concert at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC). With this concert, we remember the 67th anniversary of the Hungarian 1956 freedom fight and revolution where the Hungarian people fought for their freedom. The concert begins at 4:00pm.

Monday, October 9, 2023 - Beacon Theatre adds 10th Trevor Noah performance. (NEW YORK, NY) -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) and Live Nation announced that comedian Trevor Noah has added his tenth and final show at the Beacon Theatre on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 at 8:00pm, as part of his 2023 Off The Record Tour. The October 18 show will conclude an incredible ten-day run – the most consecutive shows by any comedian at the iconic venue. Tickets for the final show go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 15 at 10:00am.

Monday, October 9, 2023 - Mercer County Community College presents Yonia Fain: Refugee Modernism Exhibit. (WEST WINDSOR, NJ) -- Mercer County Community College (MCCC) has announced that the Yonia Fain: Refugee Modernism exhibit - a collaboration between The Gallery at MCCC and the Mercer County Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education Center - will be open to the public beginning on October 9.

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2023-04-23 to 2023-10-09 | Grounds For Sculpture Exhibition Celebrates Rich Tapestry and Diversity of New Jersey's Indian Diaspora. (HAMILTON, NJ) -- This spring, a Grounds For Sculpture exhibition will present a multi-faceted portrait of the Indian diasporic community in New Jersey, through first-person narratives, images, and objects. Local Voices: Memories, Stories, and Portraits is created in partnership with 15 community members and led by artist, teacher, and journalist Madhusmita "Madhu" Bora. It is one of two concurrent exhibitions that inaugurate the new Perspectives series at GFS and explore the role of creating person-centered exhibitions, ensuring individual and communal agency in the art of storytelling.

2023-04-23 to 2023-10-09 | Exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture Pays Tribute To Spiral Q Organization. (HAMILTON, NJ) -- Grounds For Sculpture will present the site-specific exhibition Spiral Q: The Parade this spring to highlight Spiral Q, a community-based organization now in its 27th year, and its rich history of a take-to-the streets (real and virtual) approach to creating an unflinching and joyous commitment to justice and equality. They are honored to present their first retrospective exhibition showcasing 27 years of community partnerships, creativity, and advocacy. A key part of their tenure at GFS includes a three week residency with Artworks Trenton, building to a public parade at Grounds For Sculpture.

2023-04-24 to 2023-10-09 | New exhibition at Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library showcases objects depicting watershed events during the 1960s U.S. civil rights movement. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- "Nobody Turn Us Around: The Freedom Rides and Selma to Montgomery Marches: Selections from the John Doar Papers" showcases over 30 photographs and documents from two watershed events during the 1960s U.S. civil rights movement: the Freedom Rides of 1961 and the Selma-to-Montgomery marches of 1965. The exhibition runs Monday, April 24 through March 31, 2024 at Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library in Princeton.

2023-07-22 to 2023-10-09 | Nassau County Museum of Art presents Modigliani and the Modern Portrait. (ROSLYN HARBOR, NY) -- Wherever and whenever Amedeo Modigliani's paintings go on view, crowds gather, experts turn out to debate, social media lights up and auction records fall. This Modern master personally changed the history of the portrait, adding the emotional and painterly power that has inspired generations since his untimely demise, the archetypal story of the doomed Bohemian genius. The Nassau County Museum of Art presents Modigliani and the Modern Portrait from July 22-November 5, 2023. Curated by Dr. Kenneth Wayne, the world's leading Modigliani scholar (founder of The Modigliani Project that researches the authenticity of works), this show will feature several spectacular paintings by the master, including the world premiere of two newly confirmed Modigliani paintings unveiled on this occasion.

2023-08-16 to 2023-10-09 | Montclair Art Museum Presents Four New Exhibitions Opening this Fall. (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The Montclair Art Museum (MAM) has announced four new, visually inspiring exhibitions opening this September and November: Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale; Siona Benjamin: Lilith in the New World; Inspired by the Weight of an Object–A Partnership with Studio Montclair; and Joel Meyerowitz: Photographs from Cape Cod (1976-1987).

2023-08-25 to 2023-10-09 | Gallery Aferro's Fall Season Explores Connection Through Identity, Death, Desire, and Funk. (NEWARK, NJ) -- Gallery Aferro brings a phenomenal year of milestones and memories to a close with not one, not two, but five extraordinary exhibitions celebrating … well, milestones and memories. On September 29 2023, this always-innovating alternative arts space invites you to go beyond the conventional to see what truly connects us to our ideas and our ideals. Whether in the form of music, poetry, photography, mixed media or sculpture, the fall season at Aferro has something for everyone. All shows on exhibition will run to December 21, 2023.

2023-08-29 to 2023-10-09 | West Windsor Arts presents Ode to New Jersey Art Show. (PRINCETON JUNCTION, NJ) -- The Ode to New Jersey Art Show at West Windsor Arts celebrates the unique connections that artists have to the dynamic and ever changing state of New Jersey. The exhibition will run from August 29th to October 28th, with a free opening reception on Friday, September 8th from 7:00pm-8:30pm at West Windsor Arts.

2023-09-05 to 2023-10-09 | Portraits, Fire & Pine Trees: New Fall Exhibitions at the Stockton Art Gallery. (GALLOWAY, NJ) -- The Stockton Art Gallery is set to open with two new exhibitions ("A World Lit Only By Fire" and "A Pinelands Portrait: Art of the Pine Barrens") which will run from September 5 to November 12, 2023.

2023-09-05 to 2023-10-09 | Monmouth University presents "PAT CRESSON – Taking a Leap – The Power of the Natural World – 45 Years of Creative Work". (WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ) -- Monmouth University's DiMattio Gallery presents PAT CRESSON Taking a Leap –The Power of the Natural World - 45 Years of Creative Work from September 5 through December 8, 2023. This retrospective showis a combined visual statement of over 45 years of artmaking. It covers 21 different categories ranging from painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, and digital imaging to sculpture. CRESSON have always been interested in a broad range of art topics, styles and techniques and has followed her heart and not limited herself to just one or two topics, series or styles. The exhibit is free and open to the public, Mondays through Fridays 10:00am to 5:00pm.

2023-09-06 to 2023-10-09 | Princeton University Library commemorates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's First Folio with a celebration of English literature. (PRINCETON, NJ) -- In honor of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's First Folio of 1623, Princeton University Library (PUL) presents "In the Company of Good Books: From Shakespeare to Morrison," in PUL's Milberg Gallery. Curated by Jennifer Garcon, Librarian for Modern and Contemporary Special Collections, Gabriel Swift, Librarian for American Collections, and Eric White, Scheide Librarian & Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Rare Books & Manuscripts, the exhibition showcases Princeton’s diverse collection of English literature and many of the writers and readers who brought life to English literature around the world.

2023-09-08 to 2023-10-09 | Perkins Center Launches Fall Art Competition and Three Special Exhibitions. (MOORESTOWN, NJ) -- Perkins Center for the Arts will open three new exhibitions this month, including one that features the work of 40 artists in competition to earn four awards.

2023-09-08 to 2023-10-09 | Cleverly Defiant Body of Work by Figurative Artist Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern Opens at Kean University. (UNION, NJ) -- The Galleries at Kean University features the works of Lisa Ficarelli-Halpern, an award-winning American figurative artist known for re-contextualizing art-historical images within a contemporary setting, with the exhibition RE: History Contemporary Takes. It is on view through December 8, 2023 at the Karl and Helen Burger Gallery on Kean’s Union campus.

2023-09-12 to 2023-10-09 | New Stockton University Photo Exhibit Explores White Supremacy Groups. (GALLOWAY, NJ) -- A new exhibit at Stockton University takes a closer look at white supremacy groups in the United States and examines the lives and experiences of ordinary individuals who join, and sometimes leave, these groups.

2023-09-13 to 2023-10-09 | Zimmerli Celebrates Innovative Printmaking Studio This Fall: 30 Years of Brodsky Center. (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) -- In the early 1980s, visionary artist and Rutgers University Distinguished Professor Emerita Judith K. Brodsky set out to rectify the gender and racial inequities in the art world by establishing a print- and papermaking studio that provided visiting artists residencies primarily for women artists and artists of color. Pioneers like Brodsky laid the groundwork for the diversity that exists today. This fall, the Zimmerli Art Museum presents the first museum survey of work created by artists such as Faith Ringgold, Melvin Edwards, and Jaune Quick-To-See Smith at this highly influential atelier—now known as the Brodsky Center—founded in 1986 and remaining active on campus for 30 years.

2023-09-13 to 2023-10-09 | Inventive Contemporary Exhibition About Experimental Approaches to Archaeology Opens at Ramapo College. (MAHWAH, NJ) -- Notes on Anarchaeology. Forgery, Iconoclasm, Displacement, a Ramapo Curatorial Prize exhibition curated by Paulina Ascencio Fuentes, opens on Wednesday, September 13, in the Kresge Gallery of the Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts. There will be an opening reception from 5:00pm-7:00pm, with a curator's talk at 6:00pm. The exhibition continues through November 10, 2023.

2023-09-21 to 2023-10-09 | Gallery Bergen presents The Cup Flows Over: Art from the Soul of Iran. (PARAMUS, NJ) -- Gallery Bergen announces the opening of a collaborative exhibition of contemporary Iranian artist to take place this fall in two locations - its own gallery on the campus of Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ from September 21 - November 21, 2023 and the Bürgerhaus Glockenbachwerkstatt (Glockenbach Townhouse Workshop) located in Munich, Germany from October 24 - December, 2023.

2023-09-21 to 2023-10-09 | Ben Niles Celebrates Career in Culminating Exhibition Mixing Fine Art and Graphic Design at SOPAC. (SOUTH ORANGE, NJ) -- Ben Niles' mesmerizing new exhibition at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), FULL CIRCLE, pays tribute to a lifetime of artistic mediums and showcases a convergence of graphic design and painting in a series of delightfully colorful and geometric pieces. This exhibition will be on display in The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery on SOPAC's second and third floors until November 19, 2023.

2023-09-22 to 2023-10-09 | The Brassworks Gallery presents "Allan Gorman: Searching for Drama". (MONTCLAIR, NJ) -- The BrassWorks Gallery presents "Allan Gorman: Searching for Drama" from September 22 through December 15, 2023. The show features over 30 recent paintings showing off Gorman's distinct perspective and remarkable fusion of two distinctly unique artistic realms. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, September 22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

2023-09-23 to 2023-10-09 | Nature Is On The Move in Reeves-Reed Arboretum's New Fall Art Exhibit. (SUMMIT, NJ) -- An extraordinary celebration of creativity and the natural world awaits art enthusiasts as Reeve

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