Week of Jan. 15-21

"New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020" The Festival will take place on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, 2020 in Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.njfilmfest.com. COVER ART: AURELIA COPYRIGHT 2019 A.G. NIGRIN
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"New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020" The Festival will take place on select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at 7 p.m. between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, 2020 in Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick. For more information, visit www.njfilmfest.com. COVER ART: AURELIA COPYRIGHT 2019 A.G. NIGRIN

Special Events

Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries
Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
NJPAC Prudential Hall
1 Center St., Newark
Tickets: $49-$99
1-888-GO-NJPAC; njpac.org

The Fly Fishing Show
Manufacturer and retail store displays of fly rods, reels, lines, boots, waders, clothing and flies, plus guide services and lodges. Show visitors can view continuous seminars and trip presentations; the show will have about 15 seminars, demonstrations and Destination Theater presentations each hour.
Jan. 24, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Jan. 25, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Jan. 26, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Admission: $18 for one day, $28 for two days and $38 for three days. Children under age 5 are free as are Boy and Girl Scouts under age 16 in uniform. Children 6-12 are $5. Active military with an ID are $10.
814-443-3638; flyfishingshow.com/edison-nj/

A Salute To Our Veterans
Jan. 25, 7-11 p.m.
East Brunswick Elks Lodge #2370
21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick
Cost: $20 per person
732-821-9524; ebelks2370.com

Yarn Bee at Historic Longstreet Farm
Feb. 1, 12-2:30 p.m.
Whether starting a new hobby or working on an old project, all are welcome to this gathering at Historic Longstreet Farm, Longstreet. Knit or crochet at your own pace, and farm staff will be on hand to assist those learning. Bring your own supplies, or borrow ours for the session. Open to ages 10 and up; under 18 with adult. The cost is $5 per person; cash or check only.
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Super Pet Expo
Feb. 7-9. Friday: 3-8 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
732-417-1400; www.njexpocenter.com
www.SuperPetExpo.com

Elvis Presley will visit the Farrington Room of the East Brunswick Elks Lodge
Feb. 21 at 7 p.m.
Mike Holland will perform during the dinner show.
Cost: $15 for the show, or $25 for dinner and show.
Pre-purchased tickets offer a $2 discount on either package.
The lodge is located at 21 Oakmont Ave., East Brunswick.
For tickets, contact Aimee Schneider at 732-207-3774 or smile2laugh2@gmail.com

Roosevelt Park Family Ice Skating Rink
Through March 29, 2020. Wed.-Fri., 5-9 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Session 1: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Session 2: 3-5 p.m. Session 3: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Roosevelt Park, 151 Parsonage Road, Edison
Admission: $6, $5 children 17 and under & seniors
www.co.middlesex.nj.us

Winter ice skating enrollment at Old Bridge’s John Piccolo Ice Arena
Through March 29, 2020. Open Public Skating sessions: Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings and evenings. Fees: $5-$10; skate rentals $6. Party packages are also offered. Ice skating lessons are available to children, ages 4 and up, and adults, for both residents and non-residents.
732-721-5600 ext. 4999; www.oldbridge.com/recreation

Music

Richard Thompson
Jan. 17 at 8 p.m.
Lizzie & Jonathan Tisch Stage at Victoria Theater
NJPAC , 1 Center St., Newark
Tickets: $54-$94
1-888-GO-NJPAC; njpac.org

Music at Saint Mary’s presents an Organ Recital with Shea Velloso
Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.
Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy
Free admission ($15 donation suggested). A wine and cheese reception will follow the recital.

Café Europa, a program for Holocaust survivors and their spouses, will present Gloria & Kevin singing traditional Yiddish, folk and theater music
Jan. 28, from noon-2 p.m.
Temple B’Nai Shalom, 15 Fern Road, East Brunswick
Light lunch will be served, sponsored by Lions Gate Life Plan Community in Voorhees Township. Transportation is available. RSVP by Jan. 23 by calling Fay Ross at
609-395-7979, ext. 2107.
Donation of $10 is suggested.

Rutgers with Rutgers Symphony Orchestra: The Tales of Hoffmann
Feb. 9, at 2 p.m.
Jacques Offenbach’s final work, with libretto by Jules Barbier, based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Performed in French with English supertitles.
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center – Elizabeth Ross Johnson Theater
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets: Public $15, Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10, Students $5
732-745-8000; nbpac.org; www.masongross.rutgers.edu

Mason Gross Chamber Music Players
April 1, 7:30 p.m.
Students and faculty perform works by Poulenc, Sanders, Reich, and Mendelssohn.
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center – Arthur Laurents Theater, 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Tickets: Public $15 / Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10 / Students $5
732-745-8000; nbpac.org; www.masongross.rutgers.edu

Exhibits

Morris Blackburn art exhibit
An exhibition honoring Morris Blackburn’s artworks and his teaching excellence. Features 20 of his paintings, screen prints, wood engravings and etchings. The exhibition also displays a selection of paintings, drawings and prints by his former students.
On view Jan. 22-Feb. 21, 2020.
Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
A public reception will take place on Jan. 24 from 4-7 p.m.
Brookdale Community College’s Center for Visual Arts Gallery, Lincroft
The exhibition is free.

Art After Hours: First Tuesdays
Feb. 4, March 3, April 7, and June 2
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Free admission
bit.ly/ArtAfterHourZTues

“Springsteen: His Hometown”
An historical exhibit that will provide a comprehensive look of how Monmouth County has been thematically woven into Bruce Springsteen’s music and art throughout his career.  Over 150 unique items featuring selections from both the Monmouth County Historical Association and The Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University.
Through Fall 2020. Exhibit hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tickets: Adults $15, Seniors/Students w. ID $12
Monmouth County Historical Association Members (confirm membership at exhibit entry) Free
Children (6 years and under) Free
Monmouth County Historical Association Museum
70 Court St., Freehold
monmouthhistory.org

Recent Acquisitions in Photography
representing a diverse range of subjects and techniques since the early 20th century
through March 1
The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers
71 Hamilton Street at George Street on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers University, New Brunswick
www.zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu

Theater

Midwives
Jan. 21-Feb. 16
The Arthur Laurents Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org

Bingo!
by Allan Stratton
Through Jan. 25 at 8:30 p.m. with one Sunday Matinee on Jan.12. Doors open 40 min. prior to curtain for cake and coffee.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
Tickets: $25 General Admission. Seniors discount on Friday and Sunday only.
Reservations are required.
732-291-7552; www.firstavenueplayhouse.org

A Little Shakespeare: Twelfth Night
Jan. 31-Feb. 9
A 75-minute abridged version of a Shakespeare play, performed and supported backstage by high school students, and directed and designed by theater professionals.
Marion Huber Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 children 12 and under
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

Twelfth Night
Through Feb. 2
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this musical whodunit invites the audience to solve its mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer.
Feb. 7-23
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.
Playhouse 22
721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick
Tickets: $22 adults, $20 seniors and students
732-254-3939; www.playhouse22.org

Same Time Next Year
By Bernard Slade and directed by Anthony Marinelli.
Feb. 14-March 8
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Center Playhouse, 35 South St, downtown Freehold
Tickets for most productions are priced at $26-28
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org

Dance

Dancing with the Stars: Live!
Jan. 19, at 8 p.m.
State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
732-246-7469; STNJ.org

Film

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020
Presented by The Rutgers Film Co-op/New Jersey Media Arts Center, in association with the Rutgers University Program In Cinema Studies. Showcasing new international films, American independent features, experimental and short subjects, classic revivals and cutting-edge documentaries. Features over 40 film screenings.
Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at
7 p.m. between Jan. 25 and Feb. 28, 2020.
Voorhees Hall #105
Rutgers University, 71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
Tickets: $14 Advance; $12 General; $10 Students and Seniors; $9 Rutgers Film Co-op/NJMAC Friends (Except the screenings on Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 which are free)
848-932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com

Comedy

Free Comedy Night
comedian Mike Bonner is the host
Jan. 17, starts at 8 p.m.
reservations recommended
Station Bar & Grill Restaurant
2625 Route 130 South, Cranbury
609-655-5550; stationbarandgrill.com

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