The Weekender: September 25 – 27, 2015: Art Walk, Museums, Comedy, and More!

by Georgette Gilmore
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It’s a great weekend with many local happenings to enjoy.

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

Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest

The 4th Annual Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest takes over the village on Sunday! Leave the internet and malls behind and walk the streets of picturesque Maplewood Village to shop for fine art and handcrafted jewelry, enjoy live music and performances and visit the one-of-a-kind local merchants and the eclectic eateries which Maplewood is famous for. The event will also include great art related activities for the kids including the Montclair Art Museum truck.

Maplewood Art Walk & Music Fest
Sunday, September 26 from 11 am – 5 pm
Maplewood Village, Maplewood, NJ
Free to attend


Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

Two musical worlds collide as two master musicians share the stage—pianist Chick Corea and banjoist Bela Fleck perform at MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Friday. In an unlikely pairing of piano and banjo in 2006, Chick Corea and Béla Fleck joined together to explore the unexplored. Their proposed project, pairing one of jazz’s most prominent instruments with one relegated to “miscellaneous” in critics’ polls, was uncharted territory.

Chick Corea and Bela Fleck
Friday, September 25 at 8 pm
MAYO Performing Arts Center, 100 South Street, Morristown, NJ
Tickets are $39 – $79 and can be purchased online here

The Age of Love

Enjoy a special film screening of The Age of Love on Saturday afternoon at Maplewood Main Library. An unprecedented speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds serves as the backdrop for the film. The Age of Love is a story of the universality of love and desire, regardless of age.

The Age of Love Film Screening
Saturday, September 26 at 2 pm
Maplewood Main Library, 51 Baker Street, Maplewood, NJ


Colin Quinn

Colin Quinn returns to SOPAC Saturday night on the heels of his new one man show New York Story directed by Jerry Seinfeld and a co-starring role in this past summer’s Amy Schumer film “Trainwreck.” A native of Brooklyn, Colin Quinn began his stand-up career in New York as a regular on the comedy club circuit. He made his television debut as co-host of MTV’s popular game show “Remote Control.” In 1995, Quinn landed a spot on the legendary late-night show “Saturday Night Live,” where he entertained audiences for five seasons.  In addition to his television work, Colin Quinn has appeared in many films, including A Night at the Roxbury, Comedian, and Adam Sandler’s Grown Ups.

Colin Quinn Live: The New York Story
Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm
Tickets are $30-$48 and can be purchased online here



An exuberant citizen of the world and a classical artist of the first order, pianist Lang Lang will perform a solo recital in Prudential Hall at NJPAC on Saturday night. The Chinese-born pianist, who will perform works by Bach, Tchaikovsky and Chopin, is a sensation unlike any in the history of classical music, and he has a long and rich relationship with NJPAC. He first played in Prudential Hall as a promising young virtuoso, and he has returned many times for local audiences. Today he is one of the world’s most acclaimed pianists and best-selling classical artists, with an irresistible desire and determination to welcome everyone, everywhere to the embrace of classical music. A serious artist of the first order. An exuberant citizen of the entire world.

Lang Lang
Saturday, September 26 at 8 pm
NJPAC, 1 Center Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $24 – $129 and can be purchased online here


Newark Museum

Newark Museum

Visiting our local museums are a wonderful way to take in culture. Visiting them for free is a huge plus. On Saturday, September 26, you can on the 11th annual Museum Day Live!. For one day only, participating museums will open their doors for free to ticket holders in the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission everyday. Visit online here to download your Museum Day Live! ticket. Each ticket is good for two people only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

Museum Day Live!
Saturday, September 26
A list of participating museums can be found here.
Free admission with ticket


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




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