WHAT IS HAPPENING? Here’s a small sample of events in the area—some in person, others online—that you might want to watch over the next few days.

Night forms

“Arch II, Set II” by Elizabeth Strong-Cuewas is one of the sculptures in “Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective,” which opens November 26 at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.David Michael Howarth Photography.

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NOV. 26

HAMILTON “Night Forms – dreamloop by Klip Collective,” opening exhibition of more than a dozen site-specific combinations of video projection, light and sound, 5pm-10pm, through February 27. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way. $14 – $28. groundforsculpture.org, 609-586-0616.

MONTCLAIR “Greetings from Montclair,” in-person and online postcard-sized artwork sale/fundraiser, Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. studiomontclair.online/product-category/postcard, 862-500-1447.

UNION “Craft creep”, map-guided tour of artisans and artists at locations around the city, 10am-4pm November 26-27. Union Municipal Building, 1976 Morris Ave. fb.me/e/1ZwJ1q73N, 908-688-2800.


NOV. 26

NEWARK Thanksgiving Comedy Fest, Earthquake, Luenell, Capone, Smokey Suarez, Tony Rock, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $50-$100. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

POMPTON LAKES comedy night, stand-up with Paul Oldenberg, Gary James, Chip Ambrogio, Joe Costello, Mitch Alan, F. William Samuel and “special guest”, 8pm, Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $25. smilingrhinotheater.com, 973-248-9491.

NOV. 27

CARTERET Mike Marino, 7:30 p.m., Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, 46 Washington Ave. $35-$45. carteretpac.com, 877-849-2722.

MORRISTOWN Manhattan Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $25-$30. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Chris Distefano, 8 and 10 p.m. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

RAHWAY comedy explosion, 2 and 6 p.m. Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $59.95-$124.95. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

the Nutcracker

American Repertory Ballet presents “The Nutcracker” November 26-28 at the McCarter Theater in Princeton.American repertory ballet


NOV. 26

PRINCETON American Repertory Ballet, ‘The Nutcracker’, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; also 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; November 28, 1 p.m. McCarter Theater Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $35-$65. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

NOV. 27

ATLANTIC CITY Atlantic City Ballet, “It’s a Shore Holiday” program featuring contemporary and classical dance to holiday music, 7:00 PM, Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino, Circus Maximus Theater, 2100 Pacific Ave. $23-$48. caesarsac.com, 800-443-0104.

EWING Roxey Ballet, personally and live streamed “The Nutcracker”, 3pm, also November 28, 3pm Villa Victoria Academy, Theater, 376 W. Upper Ferry Road. $25-$60. roxeyballet.org, 609-397-7616.

NOV. 28

STAFFORD Atlantic City Ballet, “It’s a Shore Holiday,” 3 p.m., Stafford Township Arts Center, OceanFirst Theater, 1000 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin. $10 – $25. njstac.com, 609-489-8600.


NOV. 26

MONCLAIR disco cookies, Thanksgiving Shows, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Wellmont Theatre, 5 Seymour St. $40-$95. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

SAYREVILLE street lamp manifest, 8pm, also November 27, 8pm Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $29.50. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

NOV. 27

ASBURY PARK John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $35-$40. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

HOPEWELL “The Evolution of Joni Mitchell”, tribute with Lauren Fox, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $40-$45. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

MADISON Eric Mintel Quartet, ‘Vince Guaraldi and the Holidays’, 6:15 PM and 8:45 PM Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. Minimum $40 food/drink. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

NEWARK Sarah Brightman, “Hymn,” 8:00 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $49-$149. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

NEWTON Yngwie Malmsteen, 8 p.m., The Newton Theater, 234 Spring St. $44-$59. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.

NOV. 28

WASHINGTON TWP. Chester Baroque Orchestra, free Christmas concert with works by Corelli, Torelli, Manfredini, Vivaldi and Praetoruis followed by reception, 3pm, Zion Lutheran Church of Long Valley, 11 Schooleys Mountain Road in Long Valley. chesterbaroque.com, 908-887-2995.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” will be presented at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on November 28 at 2-5pm.Mayo Center for the Performing Arts


NOV. 26

BEACH HAVEN “Buddy – The Story of Buddy Holly,” musical based on the life of the early rock and roll star, 7:30pm, also November 27, 2pm and 7:30pm; November 28, 2 p.m. Surflight Theater, 201 Engleside Ave. $31-$41. surflight.org, 609-492-9477.

CAPE MAY “Christmas with Harte and O. Henry,” short stories adapted for stage presentation, 8 p.m., also 27, 2, and 8 p.m. East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. $20-$35. eastlynnetheater.org, 609-884-5898.

ENGLISH “1+1,” workshop production of the new Eric Bogosian play, 8pm, also November 27-28, 8pm Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $35. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas”, 1 p.m., also Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$59.bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

HACKETSTOWN “A Christmas Song,” Centenary Stage Company production of Stephen Temperley adaptation of the novella by Charles Dickens, 2pm, also November 26-27, 8pm; November 28, 2pm Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE “A Christmas Song,” stage production based on holiday film, 8 p.m., also November 27, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; November 28, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theater, 1483 Route 179. $25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MONTVILLE “Barefoot in the Park”, personal performance of the Neil Simon comedy, 8pm, also November 27, 8pm; November 28, 2 p.m. The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Drive. $23. barntheatre.org, 973-334-9320.

NETCONG “The Nutcracker’s Tale”, personal production of stage adaptation of the holiday ballet, 7.30 pm, also November 27, 4 pm; November 28, 2 p.m. Growing Stage Theatre, Palace Theatre, 7 Ledgewood Ave. $18-$28. growingstage.com, 973-347-4946.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Summer – the Donna Summer Musical,” stage musical about the life of the disco singer, 8 pm, also November 27, 2 pm and 8 pm; November 28, 2 p.m. State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave, $40-$98. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

ORADELL “A Grand Singing Night: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein”, musical revue of the showtune composer portfolio, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 8 p.m.; November 28, 2 p.m. Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road. $25. bcplayers.org, 201-261-4200.

POMPTON LAKES “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Rhino Theater, 247 Wanaque Ave. $30-$35. rhinotheater.com, 973-248-9491.

NOV. 27

AGREEMENT ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ stage show based on Nickelodeon cartoon, 2 p.m., also November 27, 7 p.m.; Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave. $32-$65. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9100.

MANASQUAN “Eleven the Musical”, stage production based on the film, 7.30pm, also November 28, 3pm Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $30-$40. algonquinarts.org, 732-528-9211.

NOV. 28

MORRISTOWN “A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Holiday Stage production, 2 p.m., also Nov. 28, 5 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$69. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.


NOV. 26

MORRISTOWN Rock and mineral weekend, dealers of minerals, gems and fossils, identification of rocks by members of the Morris Museum Mineralogical Society, 12 noon, also Nov. 27, 10 a.m.; November 28, 1:00 PM Morris Museum, Normandy Heights Road 6. Free with museum admission. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.

NOV. 28

FORT LEE PuchiCon popup, themed vendors, games, activities, music and performances inspired by Akihabara girls, 11am-6pm, Hyatt Place Fort Lee, 2167 Route 4 East. $10. puchicon.com, 201-470-4329.

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