What to Do in Town This Weekend: August 15-17

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Don’t sit around this weekend ogling your friends vacation photos on Facebook. Get into the swing of things with these local happenings and events!

Friday Nights on Springfield Avenue

Enjoying knitting circles at KnitKnack, Cocktails and Canvas at Express Yourself Studios and Shore Dinner Nights at Verjus. Read more here.

Downtown After Sundown

The South Orange Village Center Alliance is producing live music in the heart of South Orange Village Center every Friday and Saturday through Labor Day from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Spiotta Park and on Sloan Street. Grab some dinner, grab a lawn chair and get set for some great live music:

  • On Friday, August 15, enjoy jazz, pop and family sing along with the Dave Rimelis Duo on Sloan St. and rock out with The Kludge in Spiotta Park.
  • On Saturday, August 16, it’s time for the Great American songbook with the Jay Dougherty and the Sloane St. Serenaders on Sloan Street and R&B, swing and blues from the FrostKings in Spiotta Park. 

Peter Pan Jr.

This year, Morrow’s Musical Theater Camp is putting on Peter Pan Jr. The show runs Saturday, August 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. and on Sunday, August 17 at 2 p.m. at Morrow Memorial Methodist Church, 600 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood. A $10 donation is suggested for admittance. More information here.

Saturday Storytime at Words Bookstore

Exciting stories are read by [words] staff and occasionally local and nationally recognized children’s authors make guest appearances! Check our event calendar for details on upcoming authors. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Moroccan Weekends at Falafel-ly Yours

Falafel-ly Yours in South Orange has been presenting Moroccan Weekends on Friday and Saturday nights. Diners can enjoy  belly dancing with Yasmine and company from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Moroccan Nights at Falafel-ly Yours

Moroccan Weekends at Falafel-ly Yours

Gallery 1978: Promises, Promises: Artifacts and Evidence

Promises, Promises: Artifacts and Evidence, an art installation that stands against human trafficking by artist Anne Dushanko Dobek, continues at Gallery 1978 at 1978 Arts Center, 1978 Springfield Ave. in Maplewood through August 31. Gallery Hours During Exhibitions: Saturday & Sunday, 2-5 p.m.



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