Week of Feb. 12-18

The Capitol Steps will perform “The Lyin’ Kings” on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Axelrod PAC, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township. COURTESY OF AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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The Capitol Steps will perform “The Lyin’ Kings” on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. at the Axelrod PAC, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township. COURTESY OF AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Special Events

Winter ice skating enrollment at Old Bridge’s John Piccolo Ice Arena
Through March 29. 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

A Conversation with Martha Todd Washington
portrayed by Pat Jordan
Saturday, Feb. 15, from 2-3:30 p.m.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Wall
Tickets: $20
732-919-3500; allairevillage.org

Cookstove Demonstration at Historic Longstreet Farm
Feb. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
See what’s cooking on the woodstove at Historic Longstreet Farm, Holmdel, and discover how recipes, cooking techniques and kitchens have changed since the 1890s. Free.
Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Art for Adults: Suitable for Framing
Feb. 19, 2-4 p.m.
Create a daisy design that can fit into a small frame with just a few brushes, paints, and strokes. Artist Julie Farel supplies the designs and materials, without charge.
Free, pre-registration is limited and required. If registered and unable to attend, call to notify the library.
Monmouth County Library Headquarters
125 Symmes Drive, Manalapan
732-431-7220, ext. 7222; monmouthcountylib.org

New Jersey Home & Garden Show
Feb.21-23
Feb. 21, 3 p.m.-8 p.m.; Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Tickets: $10 for everyone 16 and older. Children under 16 free.
www.newjerseyhomeshow.com

Stitches in Time at Historic Longstreet Farm
Feb. 22, 12-2:30 p.m.
Visit Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel, for an informal session on hand-sewing basics. Learn five basic stitches, easy mending techniques, or bring a project to work on.
Open to ages 7 and up. Free.
Historic Longstreet Farm, 44 Longstreet Road, Holmdel
732-946-3758; www.monmouthcountyparks.com

Susan G. Komen Pink Power Party
The 5th Annual Pink Power Party features cocktails, dinner, shopping, prizes, raffles and a fashion show styled by Lolas NJ.
March 5 at 6 p.m.
iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold
Tickets: $50
732-577-8200; www.iplayamerica.com

The 2020 Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo
More than 200 exhibitors selling saltwater fishing products, from new boats and kayaks to an array of accessories including fishing rods, reels and lures. The annual event includes a seminar on filleting and preparing fish, a Fishing 101 Interactive Center, a 50-foot casting pond, a fishing simulator and free fishing for children 11 and younger.
March 13, noon-8 p.m., March 14, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.,
March 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Tickets: $13 adults; $3 children ages 6-11; free for children 5 and younger when accompanied by an adult. All children 11 and under will receive free admission on March 15. Rods Go Free on March 13 – anyone named Rod or any variation of the name will receive free admission with a valid form of ID.
saltwater.sportshows.com

The Heart of Oneness Holistic Expo
Reiki, crystals, psychic readings, workshops and aura photography.
March 27, 5-9 p.m.; March 28, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; March 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
www.heartofonenessholisticexpo.com

Music

Downtown Concert Series
Flamenco: Inside/out
Feb. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Presented by St. Peter’s Church
33 Throckmorton St., Freehold
732-431-8383; www.downtownconcertseries.org

Sing with the Monroe Township Chorus
Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass
Join the Monroe Township Chorus, sing four part harmony and rehearse at the Monroe Township Senior Center,
12 Halsey Reed Road.
Tuesday mornings from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
For more information contact Sheila Werfel, Director, at 609-619-3229.

Jazz Jam Sessions
Co-presented by NJPAC and the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers-Newark
Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Clement’s Place
15 Washington St., Newark
Free
www.njpac.org/event/jazz-jam-sessions

Rutgers Symphony Band: Peaks and Valleys “Shenandoah,” arranged by Omar Thomas; John Mackey’s Kingfishers Catch Fire
Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m.
Nicholas Music Center
85 George St., New Brunswick
Tickets: Public $15; Seniors, Rutgers Alumni & Employees $10; Students $5
848-932-7511; www.masongross.rutgers.edu

The Music of Eric Clapton, played and sung by the band Slow Hands
A special two-hour concert March 29 at 4 p.m.
Monroe TWP High School
200 Schoolhouse Road, Monroe Township
Tickets: Adults $30, Patrons $25, Students Free (High school and college students need proof current ID)
Tickets will also be available for purchase at the box office
1 hour before the performance.
www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com

For Kids

Beauty and the Beast
Through April 15
Saturdays at 2:15 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.
First Avenue Playhouse
123 First Ave., Atlantic Highlands
Tickets: $10
Reservations: 732-291-1216
www.papermoonpuppettheatre.com

Kids! Valentine’s Day Craft
Feb. 13, 4-4:30 p.m.
Monmouth County Library
16 S. Main St., Allentown
609-259-7565; monmouthcountylib.org

Film

2020 United States Super 8 Film & Digital Video Festival
Feb. 22-23 at 7 p.m.
Voorhees Hall #105, Rutgers University,
71 Hamilton St., New Brunswick
Tickets: $14 Advance; $12 General; $10 Students/Seniors
848-932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com

New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2020
Select Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings beginning at
7 p.m. through Feb. 28.
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

On Stage

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

The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Through Feb. 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

Last of the Red Hot Lovers
Feb. 14, 15, 21, 22 at 8 p.m.
Feb. 16, 23 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre at Mercer County Community College
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor
609-570-3333; www.kelseytheatre.org

Same Time Next Year
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: $26-28
732-462-9093; www.centerplayers.org

Crossroads Theatre Company’s Genesis Festival of Plays
A three-day run of three new works. A playwright laboratory experience that consists of three separate shows of stage readings for the audience to enjoy and critique. The plays being featured will spotlight the works of Pia Wilson (Iseult et Tristan); Crossroads Co-Founder Ricardo Khan (Letters From Freedom Summer); and Lisa B. Thompson (Dinner).
Feb. 21-23
The performance studio of The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
Free to Crossroads Theatre Company Members.
Tickets for non-members: $18
www.crossroadstheatrecompany.org or at the NBPAC Box
Office located at 11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick.

Rutgers Theater Company Presents: Joan of Arc
Feb. 27-Feb. 29 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1 at 2 p.m.
March 4–March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Philip J. Levin Theater
85 George St., New Brunswick
Rutgers University, Douglass Campus
Tickets: Public $15; Seniors, Rutgers Alumni and Employees $12; Students $10
www.masongross.rutgers.edu

Conscience
March 3-March 29
The Arthur Laurents Theater at The New Brunswick Performing Arts Center
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
www.GeorgeStreetPlayhouse

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Previews on March 6, at 7:30 p.m. All preview seats are $32.
Opens on March 7 and runs three weekends through
March 22.
Tickets: $38-67
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park
www.axelrodartscenter.com

Comedy

The Capitol Steps will perform “The Lyin’ Kings”
The Capitol Steps document modern American political history through satirical comedy skits and songs. Today’s troupe is a blend of former Capitol Hill staffers from both parties as well as independents, actors, comedians, Broadway performers, various sectors of the media, and other walks of life.
Feb. 15, at 8 p.m.
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township.
Tickets: $38-$56. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Subscription packages are also available for the 2020 musical season.
732-531-9106; www.axelrodartscenter.com/capitol-steps

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