Here's a look at the top 15 most read articles published at New Jersey Stage from September 24-30, 2023. Each week we publish about 70 articles, including several original columns and features, along with news releases for events happening throughout the state and nearby areas like Philadelphia and New York City. This week's top 15 includes articles from 6 counties in New Jersey (Bergen, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean).
1) Events This Week in New Jersey: September 26 to October 2, 2023 - Here is a look at upcoming events taking place from September 26 to October 2, 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.
2) Get Travel Tips from Rick Steves in Ocean County Library's Virtual Author Talk Series - (TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Join travel expert and TV host Rick Steves as he shares the latest about smart jaunts through Europe in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Viewers will be treated to a slideshow and commentary as Steves offers tips for safe, fun, affordable treks with minimum stress and maximum enjoyment. He will provide advice for planning and packing efficiently, eating and sleeping well, and even avoiding crowds. The event begins at 4:00pm.
3) Malt Shop Memories LIVE! at the PNC Bank Arts Center - Excitement is in the air this Thursday, September 14, 2023 evening at Holmdel, NJ’s PNC Bank Arts Center as music lovers excitedly anticipate a Malt Shop Memories Live concert featuring Bobby Wilson, Dennis Tufano, Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, The Happenings, The Tymes, Johnny Farina, The Chiclettes, The Coda Band, and Vinnie Medugno.
4) Makin Waves with Glen Burtnik: 'Lava Lamp Nirvana - Glen Burtnik’s Summer of Love isn’t just a concert, it’s a “happening,” an authentic rock festival on one stage celebrating the classic rock ‘n’ soul of the ’60s and ’70s, the music of the Woodstock Generation!
5) Arts Council of Princeton's Annual Pop-Up Beer Garden Will Serve Up Tasty Local Beer & Live Music in Support of Community Programs - (PRINCETON, NJ) -- The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) will host a Pop-Up Beer Garden on Saturday, September 30, 2023 in partnership with Triumph Brewing Company. The event raises funds for the Arts Council’s longstanding community outreach programs, public art initiatives, and year-long community events and projects. Ticketholders will enjoy an afternoon in celebration of community complete with Triumph beers and live music by local band The Prisms.
6) Hunterdon Art Museum Celebrates 70 Years with New Exhibitions, Terrace Mural Unveiling - (CLINTON, NJ) -- On Sunday, October 1, 2023 from 2:00pm-5:00pm, the Hunterdon Art Museum invites the public to the opening of four new exhibitions and the unveiling of a 90-foot mural constructed on its terrace wall bordering the river.
7) 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.
8) Pictures Only will be shown at the New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, September 29! - Charles Honeywood’s narrative short, Pictures Only, will be shown online at the New Jersey Film Festival on Friday, September 29, 2023, for 24 hours. The films tells the story of Louise Parker, an African American painter who specializes in African art, who is let go from her job and has received an eviction notice. She quickly finds a new job as a dancer at a strip club and loves the freedom and popularity it brings her. However, in exploring the lucrative business and her place within it, she risks her mother finding out and allowing her family to lose everything.
9) Excellent personal documentary From Inside of Here screens at the Fall 2023 New Jersey Film Festival on Sunday, September 24! - From Inside of Here, a documentary film by Bill Basquin is a truly personal and intimate documentary film which explores nature and the wild world through the filmmaker’s unique perspective. The film uses many aspects of cinematography, multiple media types and meaningful storytelling to show the fragile but interconnected world of an ecosystem, through both the filmmaker’s and audiences’s own eyes.
10) This Week in Music: Previews for Concerts Taking Place September 26 to October 2, 2023 - Here is a look at upcoming shows taking place from September 26 to October 2, 2023 along with our featured listings. New Jersey Stage offers previews of concerts throughout the Garden State as well as select shows in New York City and Philadelphia areas.
11) "Spellbound" Judy Collins LIVE! at the Grunin Center - Inside Toms River, NJ’s Grunin Center for the Arts this Sunday, September 10, 2023 evening, a packed house excitedly anticipates a live performance by singer/songwriter Judy Collins.
12) Spend a Suspenseful Hour with Ruth Ware In Ocean County Library's Virtual Author Talk Series - (TOMS RIVER, NJ) -- Ruth Ware’s spine-tingling mysteries keep readers on the edge of their seats and coming back for more. Get to know this best-selling writer as she discusses the power-packed Zero Days in the Ocean County Library’s Virtual Author Talk series on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. The event begins at 2:00pm.
13) REVIEW: Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp through the Cotton Patch - Now showing at the Music Box Theatre in New York City, Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp through the Cotton Patch is poised for a Broadway triumph. A revival of Ossie Davis’s 1961 pre-Civil Rights era play, Purlie Victorious is a comedy tour-de-force that packs a punch in our conflicted times.
14) "Sex Work/Sex Play" opens Off-Broadway - (NEW YORK,NY) -- The new comedy Sex Work/Sex Play, from award-winning playwright and filmmaker Caytha Jentis opened to a sold out house September 13 at 28th Street Theatre. The Off-Broadway World Premiere runs until October 29, 2023 and is directed by Rosie Gunther. Produced by Emerging Artists Theatre, the play had a staged reading at the company’s Spark Theatre Festival NYC last fall.
15) Ticket sales start October 2nd for Teaneck International Film Festival - (TEANECK, NJ) -- The 18th annual Teaneck International Film Festival will be held in partnership with the Puffin Foundation, Ltd., November 5-12, 2023. This year “the film festival with a social conscience” will be dedicated to the late Bob McGrath, beloved resident of Teaneck and Sesame Street.
Event previews are always one of the most popular areas of the website. Event previews get noticed when we first publish them and then get noticed again when they are brought back to the main area of the site the week the event takes place - sometimes even several months later. We also run weekly columns promoting events, music, and theatre shows taking place for the week. These columns include our featured event previews and event listings along with all of our event previews of the week. Many times, they are among the most read stories of the week.
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