Week of Aug. 7 – Aug. 13

The 8th Annual Hub City Sounds comes to New Brunswick through Oct. 27. For more information on the Hub City Sounds events visit www.NewBrunswickArts.org .

Special Events

2019 CAI-NJ Annual Conference & Expo
Thursday, Oct. 17
The Event Center at iPlay America
110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Free for Community Managers, Board Members and Homeowners
Attendee pre-registration is recommended
Info www.cainj.org
email [email protected] or call 609-588-0030

A Story Fest and Writing Workshop Celebrating the Sixties: Getting Ourselves Back to the Garden
Visiting Artist: Shelley Benaroya
Director, Writing Center for Creative Aging
Thursday, Aug. 8, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
An afternoon of discussions, writing invitations and storytelling at the Monmouth Museum.
Member: $25; Non-Member: $30
The Monmouth Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Lincroft, on the campus of Brookdale Community College, Parking Lot #1
732-224-1992; monmouthmuseum.org

Trenton Thunder
vs. Bowie
Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.
Aug. 7 at noon
vs. Harrisburg
Aug. 9, 10 at 7 p.m.
Aug. 11 at 5 p.m.
Arm & Hammer Park
One Thunder Road, Trenton
609-394-3300; www.trentonthunder.com

Lakewood BlueClaws
vs. West Virginia
Aug. 8, 9, 10 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 11 at 1:05 p.m.
vs. Delmarva
Aug. 15, 16, 17 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 18 at 1:05 p.m.
FirstEnergy Park
2 Stadium Way, Lakewood
732-901-7000; blueclaws.com

Somerset Patriots
vs. Sugarland Skeeters
Aug. 9 and 10 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 11 at 5:05 p.m.
vs. Lancaster Barnstormers
Aug. 13 and 15 at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 14 at 11:05 a.m.
TD Bank Ballpark
1 Patriots Park, Bridgewater
908-252-0700; www.somersetpatriots.com

Keyport Fireman’s Fair
food, music, games, rides, fireworks and more
through Aug. 10
Fireman’s Park at American Legion Drive and West Front Street

Middlesex County Fair
81st anniversary
rides, live music, food, animals, 4-H exhibits
Fireworks Monday and Sunday
through Aug. 11
Monday-Friday, 5 p.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
655 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick

A staged reading of Shirley Valentine
Presented by LT Productions
Written by English dramatist, lyricist and composer Willy Russell, and one of his best known works, Shirley Valentine is an award-winning 1989 British romantic comedy-drama featuring one-character, Valentine, a middle-aged woman who discovers herself, and rekindles her childhood dreams and youthful love of life.
Thursday, Aug. 15, at 7 p.m.
The Colts Neck Library
1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
No registration is needed; seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

Saturday, Aug. 17 from 6-9 p.m.
Justin and Alina at Riverside Gardens Park
Noah Gambino at Dublin House
Phred Morris at 39 Broad Street
Joseph Santoro at Temple
Paul Pugliese at West Elm

8th Annual Hub City Sounds
through October 27
Carifest Aug. 24, 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
The Annual Indo-American Festival Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-
5 p.m.
Boyd Park, Rt. 18 North, New Brunswick
908-917-2862; www.NewBrunswickArts.org

On Stage

Real Women Have Curves
through Aug. 18
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Center Playhouse
35 South St., downtown Freehold
tickets: $25-$27
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org

Seussical, Jr.
Cornerstone Music Studios’ Summer Music and Theater Arts Camp’s annual show based on the works of Theodor Geisel, who was known as Dr. Seuss.
Aug. 8 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Millstone Performing Arts Center
5 Dawson Court, Millstone Township
Admission: $10
all are welcome to attend

The Government Inspector
Presented by Dragonfly Multicultural Arts Center
Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 3 p.m.
Metuchen High School
400 Grove Ave., Metuchen
General admission tickets: $18 in advance and $20 at the door

Carrie-the Musical
Aug. 9-17
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Main Street Theatre
3018 Bordentown Ave., Parlin


Family Movie Night
Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m.
The Hall of Records
1 East Main St., Freehold
Grease Aug. 14

Summer Family Movie Series
Sunday’s at The Yard, 4 p.m.
Free Family Movie
The Yard at College Avenue
40 College Ave., New Brunswick
Wonder Park Aug. 11
Dumbo Aug. 18
Incredibles 2 Aug. 25
732-249-2220; theyardru.com


Thursday’s ROCK! Summer Concert Series
free Thursday night concerts at the Hall of Records, downtown Freehold, from 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Joe Baracata Band Aug. 8

RB Express
music from the 1950s and 1960s
medleys of sounds from street corner harmonies to the great music of the middle of the 20th century
Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.
The Marlboro Public Library
a branch of the Monmouth County Library located at
1 Library Court
register in person, online or by phone because of limited space

Music in the Park
Free Concerts. Thursday Nights at 6 p.m.
The Open Grove Gazebo on the Lake
Thompson Park, Monroe Township
Bring your own chairs and blankets
Legacy Band Aug. 8
Ed Goldberg & the Odessa Klezmer Band Aug. 15

Jazz in the Park
Jazz Arts Project partners with Red Bank Parks & Recreation
Thursdays at 7 p.m.
Mike Kaplan Nonet Aug. 8
Layonne Holmes & The New Standard Aug. 15
Leonieke Scheuble Quintet Aug. 22
Riverside Gardens Park
West Front Street, Red Bank
free jazz concerts

Local Band Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Tanzman Park (across from Woodbridge train station)
Marty and the Martians Aug. 8

Old Bridge Township free concerts from 6-8 p.m.
Geick Park
Old Bridge Matawan Road, Old Bridge
Jerry Spathis Aug. 8
Alan Quinn Band Aug. 15

Gilberto Santa Rosa
“El Caballero de la Salsa”
Aug. 9 at 8 p.m.
Paramount Theatre
1300 Ocean Ave., Asbury Park
tickets: $49.50- $100
732-897-6500; www.ticketmaster.com

Red Bank Rocks
Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
Moroccan Sheepherders Aug. 9
10-String & The Haven Aug. 16
Riverside Gardens Park
42 West Front St., Red Bank

Hailey’s Harp & Pub is celebrating the
50th anniversary of Woodstock with Harpstock
Live music Friday night through Sunday afternoon
Friday, Aug. 9 – American Beauty
Saturday, Aug. 10, starting at noon – Pubstock featuring Mark Mayer, Mike Saulnier, Christopher Bruno, Bob O’Connell, Bob Levy, Al Reynolds, Danny & Jeremy and Summer Project
Closing the evening at 9 p.m. – Seven Stone
Sunday, Aug. 11 – The eMKayS, Mark Rostek, Ben & Zack
Hailey’s Harp & Pub
400 Main St., Metuchen

The Metuchen Rocks! 2019 Summer Concert Season
7 p.m. at the Summer Stage on the Plaza, corner of New and Pearl streets, Metuchen
Indie rock bands, Dentist and The Vaughns Aug. 10
Free admission

Country Sunday at 6 p.m.
Parker Press Park, 400 Rahway Ave., Woodbridge
Panama Dead (NRPS Tribute) Aug. 11

The Township of East Brunswick’s
Free Outdoor Acoustic Monday Concerts
The Municipal Complex located at 1 Jean Walling Civic Center Drive. Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Municipal Courtyard. Bring a chair or blanket.
Berenya Das Aug. 12
Karen Hardy Aug. 19
In the event of rain, the concert will take place the next day
732-390-6797; www.eastbrunswick.org or Facebook@EBREC

North Brunswick Summer Music Series
Rock and roll from Full Throttle Aug. 14, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Babbage Park, near Parsons Elementary School, Hollywood Place. In the event of rain, the concerts will be moved indoors to Linwood Middle School, 25 Linwood Place,
North Brunswick
732-247-0922, ext. 475; northbrunswicknj.gov

Summer Afternoons in Kilmer Square Park
through Aug. 30, noon-1 p.m.
Live musical performances at lunchtime
Kilmer Square Park
Corner of George St. and Albany Street
732-545-4849; www.newbrunswick.com

Please call or check the website for the venue to determine if the event is taking place or has been rescheduled.