Student Musical, Sports and More This Weekend
Local weekend events in Bloomfield and beyond.
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.
Students perform the musical theater production based on the beloved animated Disney film.
Friday, 7 p.m.
The Bloomfield High School Varsity Basketball team takes on Paterson Eastside at an away tournament game.
Friday, 6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.
Regional wrestling tournament matches take place at West Orange.
Poppy Champlin...One Women and A Whole Lotta Laughs!
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Westminster Arts Center
449 Franklin St., Bloomfield
The hilariously funny and multi-talented, POPPY CHAMPLIN will be coming to NJ on Sat. March 2nd with her new show...One Woman and A Whole Lotta Laughs ! A night of comedy and song with the always up and always quick witted Poppy....you knew she was funny, but did you know she could sing, too? womentwowomen.org.
Sunday, 3 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
46 Park St., Montclair
Organ Recital featuring Jonathan Hall at Central Presbyterian Church. Hall plays a varied program ranging from J.S. Bach to Leo Sowerby. Hall is the music director of Central Church and has performed throughout the United States and overseas.
The Essex County Choral Project
Sunday, 4 p.m.
49 Washington St., Newark
The history of Essex County will be brought to life with over two hundred and fifty singers from seven Essex County choirs on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 4:00 PM at the Newark Museum’s Engelhard Court. The event, co-sponsored by the Rutgers Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience and the Newark Arts Council, will celebrate the historical and cultural richness of Essex County. The concert will feature narration by Dr. Clement Price (Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor, Rutgers-Newark) and will conclude with two festival pieces conducted by Jacques Lacombe, Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony
Saturday, 1 p.m.
The Nutley Irish American Alliance hold its 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. Grand Marshal is John Kelly, the owner of JK’s Boathouse in Belleville and a longtime member of the Nutley Crew Boosters.
A post-parade party will follow at the Knights of Columbus hall, 150 Chestnut St., from 3 to 7 pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children aged 12 to 18 and can be purchased by calling Joe Milbauer at 973-626-4439. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $25.
Friday, 1 p.m.
Verona Community Center Annex,
880 Bloomfield Ave., Verona
Drop in on Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to play or to socialize at the Community Center Annex. No registration required.
American Cancer Society Fundraiser
Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
Snapology of Northern New Jersey
195 Paterson Avenue, Little Falls
Join North End and South End School students as they raise money for the American Cancer Society. Build with Legos™ and have some fun.
Cedar Grove TREP$ Marketplace
Sunday, 4-6 p.m.
Cedar Grove High School
90 Rugby Road, Cedar Grove
Middle School Children marketing and selling a variety of items.
JCHS Art Exhibit
Friday, All Day
Caldwell Public Library
268 Bloomfield Ave., Caldwell
A James Caldwell High School student art exhibit will be on display at the Caldwell Public Library during the month of March. Come in to see a wide array of artistic styles.
Screening of "WonderWomen: The Untold Story of American Superheroines"
Friday, 7 p.m.
Montclair High School
100 Chestnut St., Montclair
Montclair High School National Organization for Women Club (NOW) in conjunction with Montclair March Mathness announces a screening of WonderWomen!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines, a film by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan, on March 1 at 7:30 in the MHS Auditorium. WonderWomen!: The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WonderWomen! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Grease! The Musical
Friday, 8 p.m.
Montclair-Kimberley Upper School Campus
6 Lloyd Road, Montclair
Directed and produced by Upper School F&PA teacher Nicole Hoppe, the production features a student cast and crew, together with a professional music director, lighting designer and costumes.
Performance times are today and tomorrow at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
Friday, 8 p.m.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center
1 Center St., Newark
Eugene Tzigane leads the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra in a concert of French and Russian Romantic music featuring works by Borodin, Chausson, Saint-Saens and Mussorgsky
Panel Discussion: The History, Evolution, and Future of Black Music
Newark Public Library
5 Washington St., Newark
Panelists: Amiri Baraka, architect of the 1960s Black Arts Movement, author, Blues People and Black Music; Jeff Billingsley, CEO, Cobblestone Records; King Downing, entertainment attorney; Bobby Jackson, syndicated broadcaster The Jazz Mind; Dorthaan Kirk, Special Events & Program Coordinator WBGO–Jazz 88FM; Gwen Moten, City Commissioner and Supervisor of Cultural Services for The City of Newark; and Nikoa Workman, cellist and founder of Firey Strings Company. Junius Williams, Sr., vocalist and harmonica player with Return to the Source, will serve as moderator.
James Caldwell High School Annual Music 5K
Saturday, 4-9 p.m.
James Caldwell High School
265 Westville Ave., West Caldwell
Individual and school groups perform in Music & Moore Booster Club fundraiser.