The Weekender March 4-6: MoonShine Beer Dinner, Regina Carter, Lauryn Hill, and More!

by Georgette Gilmore
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Lots of great events to enjoy this first weekend in March!

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


The Strollers Community Theater Company in Maplewood presents the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery And Then There Were None this weekend. Ten strangers trapped on an island, all accused of murder, begin to succumb one at a time to a mysterious avenger.

And Then There Were None
March 4 and 5 at 8 pm / March 6 at 2 pm
Burgdorff Center for The Performing Arts
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here


Sam Adams Nitro Project Beer Dinner

MoonShine Modern Supper Club in Millburn will collaborate with Sam Adams to offer a special Beer Dinner pairing and introducing Sam Adams Nitro Project. Enjoy new release brews paired to exclusive dishes tonight at this fun food event.

MoonShine Modern Supper Club & Sam Adams Collaboration Dinner
Friday, March 4 at  8 pm
MoonShine Supper Club, 55 Main Street, Millburn, NJ
$50 pp. Make your reservation online here.



Regina Carter will perform at SOPAC on Saturday night. Carter is considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation. For Regina, the violin isn’t merely an improvisational vehicle. For Regina Carter, the violin is a passport to unexpected realms, a Rosetta stone that unlocks the door to a myriad of cultures and worlds. Carter will perform from her critically acclaimed release, Southern Comfort, on which she explores the folk music of the South.

Regina Carter
Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $38 – $48 and can be purchased online here


tickAuthor Edward Tick, PhD will discuss his book Warrior’s Return at WORDS bookstore in Maplewood on Saturday. In spite of billions spent on psychological care and reintegration programs, we face an epidemic of combat-related conditions such as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). With Warrior’s Return, Dr. Edward Tick presents a powerful case for changing the way we welcome our veterans back from service-a vision and a path for transforming the wounds of war into sources of wisdom, honor, and growth.

Edward Tick: Warrior’s Return
Saturday, March 5 at 7:30 pm
WORDS Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood, NJ



A leader in the Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and jazz fields as a drummer and percussionist, multi-Grammy nominee Bobby Sanabria brings Quarteto Aché to Dorthaan’s Place, NJPAC’s Sunday jazz brunch series on Sunday. Sanabria, recognized as one of the most articulate musician-scholars of la tradición working today, has performed with a veritable who’s-who in the worlds of jazz and Latin music, as well as his own critically acclaimed ensembles.  A sumptuous buffet brunch, including an omelet station and a medley of desserts, is served at NICO Kitchen + Bar at 11am and 1pm, with performances scheduled at 11:30am and 1:30pm.

Jazz Brunch at NJPAC: Bobby Sanabria
Sunday, March 6 at 11 am and 1 pm
NICO Kitchen & Bar at NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
$45 pp. Reservations online here



Ms. Lauryn Hill will perform at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair on Sunday night. Hill’s prolific rhymes catapulted her into the public eye as a member of the Fugees and as a solo artist with her amazing debut The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

Lauryn Hill
Sunday, March 6 at 8 pm
The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
Tickets are $29.50 and $124.50 and can be purchased online here


Newark Museum

Newark Museum

This weekend is a Museums On Us weekend, which means that any Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholder will receive free museum admission to the following area museums:

  • Montclair Art Museum (MAM), 3 South Mountain Avenue, Montclair, NJ.
  • Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ.
  • Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art, 591 Broad Street, Newark, NJ.
  • Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ.
  • Liberty Science Center, 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ.
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.
  • Whitney Museum of Art, 945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY.
  • Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd Street, New York, NY.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, New York, NY

Museums on Us
Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6
Free admission for each cardholder (debit or credit) at participating museums


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




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