Week of March 4 – March 10

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center opens “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” on Saturday, March 7 and runs three weekends through March 22. COURTESY OF AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
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The Axelrod Performing Arts Center opens “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical” on Saturday, March 7 and runs three weekends through March 22. COURTESY OF AXELROD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

Special Events

Susan G. Komen 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 Coffee Bar
March 5 at 12 p.m.; March 12 at 10 a.m.; March 23 at 7 p.m.; March 30 at 12 p.m.
Located in Ryders Crossing Shopping Center in Milltown (near Target)
www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickJC

Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 8 at 1 p.m.
Parade steps off at 5th Avenue and Ocean Avenue
asburyparkstpatricksparade.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.
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

1830s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
Live Irish music, Irish dancing, cooking demonstrations of traditional Irish fare.
March 14, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Historic Village at Allaire
4263 Atlantic Ave., Wall Township
Advanced Ticket Registration: Adult $5; Child $3
Day of Event: Adult $7; Children $4
Children’s ages are 2-12 years; Under 2 free
732-919-3500; allairevillage.org

Monmouth Writers Critique Group
March 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
A series of monthly critique sessions.
Visit www.monmouthwriters.com for details of what to expect, as well as format/printing instructions.
Monmouth County Library
318 Old Tavern Road, Howell
732-938-2300; monmouthcountylib.org

New Brunswick Kennel Club Dog Shows
March 20, 21 & 22, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
New Jersey Convention Center
97 Sunfield Ave., Edison
Admission: $8 adults;$6 Seniors; $2 children under 12
No unentered dog or baby strollers
www.nbkc.org also on Facebook

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

Opening Weekend
April 4 & 5
Six Flags Great Adventure & Safari
1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson
www.sixflags.com/greatadventure

Music

Laura Hull Quartet at the South Brunswick Jazz Cafe
March 6 at 8 p.m.
Herb Eckert Auditorium, South Brunswick Municipal Complex
540 Route 522 (Ridge Road), Monmouth Junction
Admission: $6 at the door – Light refreshments included
Doors open 7:30 p.m. No reservations, no advance ticket sales.
www.sbarts.org/jazz-cafe

Destination Motown featuring the Sensational Soul Cruisers
March 7 at 8 p.m.
New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC)
11 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick
732-745-8000; www.nbpac.org

Emmet Cahill, Irish Tenor and Star of Celtic Thunder pre-St. Patrick’s Day concert
March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Saint Mary, Mother of God Church
19 Cherry Tree Farm Road, Middletown
Tickets: $30 – $45
https://www.emmetcahill.com/tour-dates/

Music at Saint Mary’s presents an Encore performance with Irish folk singer Sara McCabe and harpist Merynda Adams for a Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration concert event
March 14 at 7 p.m.
Saint Mary Church, 256 Augusta St., South Amboy
Free admission ($15 donation suggested). A wine and cheese reception will follow the recital. 732-857-0202.

The Flying Ivories will perform a Dueling Pianos show
March 14 from 7-11 p.m
Our Lady of Peace Parish Center, 1740 Route 130 north at Washington Road, North Brunswick
Tickets: $25 per person or $175 for a reserved party of eight.
Cash bar, Complimentary coffee and dessert.
For adults 21 and older.
Contact Janet Pinto at jmpinto1620@yahoo.com for tickets

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.

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

The Princeton Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series
Duo Borealis
Presented by the Monroe TWP Cultural Arts Commission
In Collaboration with the Monroe Township Public Library
Performers Mary Bonhag, soprano and Evan Premo, double bass
April 6, 1 p.m.-2 p.m.
Monroe Township Public Library, 4 Municipal Plaza,
Monroe TWP
Free Admission

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

StoryTime/PlayTime
Free Interactive Stories, Songs and Activities
Baby & Toddler Storytimes for Ages newborn to 3 years (With Parent/Caregiver) siblings welcome
Thursdays , March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 10:30-11 a.m.
Family Storytimes
All ages welcome (With Parent/Caregiver)
Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 from 2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Monmouth County Library, 16 S. Main St., Allentown
609-259-7565; monmouthcountylib.org

On Stage

Same Time Next Year
Through 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

Rutgers Theater Company Presents Joan of Arc
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

August Wilson’s Radio Golf
Through March 22
Director Brandon J. Dirden returns to direct August Wilson’s Radio Golf, the American Century Cycle’s 10th and final play, set in 1997.
Joan and Robert Rechnitz Theater
Two River Theater
21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
732-345-1400; tworivertheater.org

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

Harvey
March 20-April 5
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

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.
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, located in the Deal Park section of Ocean Township, 100 Grant Ave., Deal Park
Tickets: $38-67
www.axelrodartscenter.com

The Winter’s Tale
By William Shakespeare
April 24-25 at 7:30 p.m.
April 26 at 2 p.m.
April 29-May 1 at 7:30 p.m.
May 2 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

Film

The 18th Annual Garden State Film Festival
March 25-29
The festival takes place at various venues in and around the city of Asbury Park.
Tickets: Multi-Pass $55
Individual Screening Block Tickets: $15 online, $17 at the door
www.GSFF.org

Comedy

A Night of Comedy
Fundraiser to benefit Damon House, Inc.
March 5
Doors open at 5 p.m. Buffet 5:30-6:30 p.m. Comedy show 7 p.m.
Stress Factory Comedy Club
90 Church St., New Brunswick
Tickets: $40 in advance, $50 at the door
732-828-3988; jweist@damonhouse.org

The Adams AC Comedy Nite
Fundraiser for the Adams AC youth football league.
Freddie Rubino will perform a comedy show.
March 27. Dinner at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.
North Brunswick Fire Co. No. 3
1470 Cozzens Lane, North Brunswick
Buffet dinner (Lenten menu available), beer, wine, soft drinks, dessert and coffee included.
Cost: $45 for the dinner and show
Tickets: Call Scott at 732-491-5560, Rich at 732-732-2222 or Derek at 908-812-2435

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