The Weekender: Cowboy Junkies, The Little Mermaid, NJSO, and More!

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Lots to enjoy this last weekend in February!

Here’s what’s happening in the Villages (and beyond):


More than 150 6th, 7th, and 8th graders from Maplewood Middle School (MMS) will impress you with their talents onstage for three performances of The Little Mermaid this weekend.

MMS Presents The Little Mermaid
Feb 26 at 7:30 pm, SFeb 27 at 7:30 pm, and Feb 28 at 2 pm
MMS, 7 Burnet Street, Maplewood, NJ
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 premium


.38 Special will perform their hits “Hold On Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” and more at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Friday night.

.38 Special
Friday, February 26 at 8 pm
The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $35 and $170 and can be purchased online here


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Canadian genre-bending band Cowboy Junkies will make a return visit to SOPAC on Saturday night. For more than 20 years, Cowboy Junkies has remained true to its unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quiet intensity that is its musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty.

Cowboy Junkies
Saturday, February 27 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $38 – $60 and can be purchased online here


New Jersey Symphony Orchestra

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will perform Valentine’s Vistas & Landscapes: Copland & Dvorak at NJPAC this weekend. When it comes to summoning the spacious vistas of the American landscape, few pieces can rival Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony. A different landscape beckons in Silent Woods, inspired by the serene forests of Dvořák’s native Bohemia and performed here by NJSO Associate Principal Cello Stephen Fang.

NJSO: Valentine’s Vistas & Landscapes: Copland & Dvorak
February 27 at 8 pm / February 28 at 3 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased online here


square-choc-cake-_4Get cooking at Kings Cooking Studio in Short Hills on Sunday. The “Best of Carole Walter – Homestyle Coffee and Tea Cakes” class will have you baking up delicious treats with chef Carole Walker.

Kings Cooking Studio: “The “Best of Carole Walter – Homestyle Coffee and Tea Cakes”
Sunday, February 29 from 1 pm – 5 pm
Kings Cooking Studio, 778 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills, NJ
Cost is $85. Register online here


Check out our Events Calendar to see what else is happening in the towns and have a great weekend!

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