Upcoming Events, Exhibits and Performances

October 5, 2009

Molly de Aguiar, Program Associate

Stephen Colbert at Two River Theater Ready to Unveil

Who Does She Think She Is Greater Newark Conservancy

We get a lot of invitations, postcards and emails about great events going on around the state of New Jersey. Below are just a few upcoming events we wanted to share. Fortunately, being on Twitter lets us announce more of them than we’ve ever been able to in the past – yet another reason you should sign up for Twitter if you’re not already there.

If you have a NJ event/announcement that others ought to know about, leave us a note in our comments section, or let us know on Twitter @grdodge.


October 5

Who Does She Think She Is?” documentary film featuring five women artists and the choices they are constantly faced with. At the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown (6:15 – 8:15 pm, screening followed by panel discussion).  For more information: 973.290.4413.

Now through October 18

Our Dad is in Atlantis by Javier Malpica, translation by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñias, at the Playwrights Theatre. Directed by David Winitsky. Two young Mexican boys set off to find their father, who is working in the US, after both their mother and grandmother die and life has become too difficult to stay with distant relatives.

Also through October 18, the Monmouth Museum presents Sangita Phadke – Pastel Paintings as a part of its New Jersey Emerging Artists Series.  Sangita Phadke is a resident of Colts Neck, NJ who creates beautiful larger than life portraits of fruits and vegetables in the photo realistic style.

October 11

The Discovery Orchestra, in their 23rd season, invites you to Discover Amadeus at the Victoria Theatre, NJPAC (3:00 pm).  (And Discover Beethoven’s 5th in April, 2010!) You’ve never seen a Discovery concert? They are great fun!

October 15 – December 19

City Without Walls‘ exhibit “Ready to Unveil” re-imagines Newark as an art gallery, with the work of 15 artists. Free and open to the public Thursdays – Saturdays 12-6:00 pm through December 19, 2009.

October 17

Our Children/Our Schools is hosting an education forum “Are We There Yet? Moving All Children Forward in Public Education” with a panel discussion, including former Dodge Educator Program Director Ross Danis, Dr, Larry Leverett of the Panasonic Foundation and Rosie Grant of the Paterson Education Fund. At the Trenton Board of Education Offices (9 – noon).

Also October 17

Network with environmental leaders from around the state at the 36th Annual Environmental Congress: The Economics of Green, which brings together a statewide coalition of environmental commissions, local officials, agencies, citizen groups and environmental organizations. At Cook College, Rutgers University  (8:30 – 3:45 pm). For more information and to register, get in touch with the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC).

October 24

Greater Newark Conservancy’s Family Fun Festival (10 – 1:00 pm). See their brochure for a whole line-up of fall and winter events.

November 1

I Am Stephen Colbert (And So Can You)” A candid conversation with the real Stephen Colbert to benefit the Two River Theater Company at the Count Basie Theatre (7:30 pm). One night only! Tickets: 732.842.9000 or www.countbasietheatre.org

November 3

WBGO celebrates 30 years with its “Champions of Jazz” benefit. Lester Holt (anchor of weekend editions of NBC Nightly News and Today) is the master of ceremonies. Performances by the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and friends. For more information: 908.781.8418.

November 9-10

Rutgers’ Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience is hosting a two-day symposium celebrating Vibrant North African Dance Traditions. For more information contact Marisa Pierson at the Institute at 973-353-3896.

November 11 – December 6

Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins’ dance extravaganza “On the Town” at the Paper Mill Playhouse. It’s the story of three sailors on a 24-hour leave, searching for romance. With iconic songs like “New York, New York.” For tickets, please call the box office: 973.376.4343.

November 14

In conjunction with their Cézanne and American Modernism exhibit, take a whirlwind trip to Paris for Celebrating Cezanne: An Evening in Paris. A fun evening that supports the work of the Montclair Art Museum.

For classical music lovers:

Please check out the Bay-Atlantic Symphony’s 2009-2010 season , the Westfield Symphony Orchestra’s 2009-2010 season, and the Colonial Symphony’s 2009-2010 season.

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