The Weekender: Nov. 6-8: ‘Get the Led Out,’ Free Museums, Swing Dancing, and More!

by Georgette Gilmore
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It’s the weekend, and oh what a gorgeous one it is! Get out and enjoy all that The Villages (and beyond) have to offer.

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

the shadow box

The Strollers Community Theater Company of Maplewood, presents The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer this weekend. The courageous, moving and often funny play follows three families as they each come to grips with the terrible diagnosis of terminal cancer.

The Shadow Box
November 6 & 7 at 8 pm and November 8 at 2 pm
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road, Maplewood, NJ
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online here


	Swing Dance/Dinner to benefit EIES of NJ

EIES of NJ will host a fun Swing Dance & Dinner Friday. Enjoy Big Band music, dinner, and dancing to honor the 150 volunteers who read daily from newspapers, periodicals and books to those persons who are blind, visually impaired or home bound.

Swing Dance & Dinner to benefit EIES of NJ
Friday, November 6 at 8 pm
The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, Maplewood, NJ
Tickets are $50 and available online here



The Tenors – musical ambassadors and Canada’s national treasure – thrill audiences around the world with their powerful voices and memorable songs. The groups will perform at NJPAC this Saturday. Blending classical music and contemporary pop, these singing sensations have achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles. The music of The Tenors is rich and soulful, with compelling anthems and beautiful melodies.

The Tenors
Saturday, November 7 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $$39.50 – $69.50 and cna be purchased online here


Get The Led Out

Get The Led Out, the premiere Led Zeppelin tribute band, returns to the SOPAC stage on Saturday night. Dubbed by the media as “The American Led Zeppelin,” Get The Led Out have captured the essence of the recorded music of Led Zeppelin and brought it to the concert stage for a live experience like you’ve never heard before.

Get The Led Out
Saturday, November 7 at 8 pm
SOPAC, One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
Tickets are $$35-$50 and can be purchased online here


Newark Museum

Newark Museum

Free admission makes me happy. If you feel the same way, you may be happy to learn that 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, November 7 and Sunday, November 8
Free admission for each cardholder (debit or credit) at participating museums


New-Jersey-Woman-in-World-War-IIHistorian Patricia Chappine explores the pivotal roles that New Jersey women played in World War II. Real-life Rosie the Riveters worked the lines in New Jersey’s factories, such as those of General Motors’ Eastern Aircraft Division, while women on the vulnerable coast enforced blackout orders. Others sold war bonds, planted victory gardens and conserved materials for the war effort. Chappine will discuss her new book New Jersey Women in World War II at words Bookstore on Sunday.

Patricia Chappine: New Jersey Women in World War II book signing
Sunday, November 8 at 2 pm
words Bookstore, 179 Maplewood Avenue, Maplewood


The Society of Musical Arts OrchestraThe Society of Musical Arts Orchestra opens their concert season with “Sibelius & Strings” this Sunday at Maplewood Middle School Auditorium. The program will feature music of Barber, Saint-Saëns, Dvořák, and Sibelius. The program will feature distinguished soloists Susan Heerema on violin, and Jameson Platte on cello.

The Society of Musical Arts Orchestra:  “Sibelius & Strings”
Sunday, November 8 at 4 pm
Maplewood Middle School Auditorium, 7 Burnett Street, Maplewood, NJ


Check out our Events Calendar to see what else is happening and enjoy the weekend!


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