Saturday, February 6, 2016

PRESIDENTS DAY IS STATE THEATRE FAMILY DAY!


State Theatre Family Day

State Theatre Family Day!

WHEN: Monday, February 15, 10am-3pm
WHERE:
State Theatre New Brunswick, 15 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick

The State Theatre’s popular Family Day festival returns. The annual event is a great place for kids and their families to spend the Presidents Day holiday, with performances, games, hands-on workshops, exhibits, and more, stretching across four venues in and around the State Theatre. It’s a jam-packed day of fun for the entire family!

Headlining this year’s Family Day is Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and their delightful trio of stories by Eric Carle, including everyone’s favorite,The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The stories leap from the page and onto the stage with beautiful black-light puppetry.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Eric Carle Favorites
WHEN: Mon, February 15, 2016 at 10am, 12:30pm, and 3pm
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There are plenty of free activities, too, including:

  • Kids rock group Brady Rymer & The Little Band that Could
  • Philadelphia Zoo: “Who’s Who at the Zoo”
  • Drum Circle – Everybody join in!
  • Hands-on dance and theater workshops
  • Photo booth
  • Coloring station
  • Face paintin
  • Balloon animals
  • and lots more!

Check the State Theatre website for a detailed Family Day schedule and regular updates >

COMING EVENTS @ THE MORRIS MUSEUM FOR FAMILIES & KIDS

Chocolate Festival

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 11:00AM-4:00PM
WHERE:
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Rd., Morristown

Join us for a sweet adventure at the Museum.

  • Play chocolate bingo
  • Design your own chocolate bar wrapper
  • Make a hot cocoa craft
  • Enjoy chocolate inspired games
  • Meet a chocolatier
  • Participate in a Touch the Music workshop
  • Take-in a performance of "Miss Nelson is Missing" (additional fees apply)

ADMISSION: FREE with Museum admission.  learn more


KIDS PROGRAMS

Miss Nelson is Missing Children's Theatre
WHEN:
Saturday, February 6, 11:00AM and 1:30PM Part of the Chocolate Festival
Tickets: $10 Members; $12 Non-Members.
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Miss Nelson can't control her crazy classroom because she's just too nice. But when she disappears, her substitute is the no-nonsense Viola Swamp! With the big test approaching, the kids suddenly realize how much they miss their Miss Nelson... and they'll do anything to get her back! Book by Mike Artell, adapted by Joan Cushing, produced by Centenary Stage Company.

American Pride Laser Spectacular Children's Theatre
WHEN: Monday, February 15, 11:00AM and 1:30PM
Tickets:
$10 Members; $12 Non-Members.
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Celebrate Presidents' Day and America's unquenchable spirit of innovation, discovery, and exploration with the American Pride Laser Spectacular, an exciting musical and laser extravaganza that touches on several US historical highlights featuring pop/rock and patriotic music. Presented by Prismatic Magic.

Presidents' Day Studio Art Workshops
WHEN: Monday, February 15
TUITION:
All courses are $40 for Members and $45 for Non-members. Advanced registration is required. 

Patriotic Wire-and-Yarn People 9:30AM - 12:00PM Ages
Looking for a creative activity for your kids this Presidents' Day? Sign them up for one of our studio art workshops! 8-12+

Page o' Comics 10:00AM - 12:30PM Ages 6-11+

A Day with Warhol 1:00 - 3:30PM  Ages 8-14+

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Dr. Seuss Family Festival
WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Celebrate the birthday of one of the most beloved children's author, Dr. Seuss. Mix up a batch of Oobleck, enjoy readings by the Cat in the Hat, or craft a pet from the new Seuss book What Pet Would You Get. Plus, two showings of the hilarious play Seussology in the Theatre. learn more

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF SOMERSET COUNTY PRESENTS SCIENCE MAGIC DAY ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH

Annual Science Magic Day

WHEN: Sunday, February 7, 2016 from 1 to 4 pm! Don't miss our special science demonstration by the fantastic Scott Orshan starting at 1:30 PM. WHERE: The Children's Museum, The PeopleCare Center, 120 Finderne Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (parking and entrance are in the rear of the building).
ADMISSION: A $3/per child donation is suggested. More is always welcome. Our museum is *always* free to those unable to donate.

Come and join us for fun, interactive activities suitable for children ages 3 to 9 and beyond.

Families can arrive and leave at any time. Parents and/or caregivers are expected to stay with children during the museum visit. Please use discretion in bringing very young children, as the museum is NOT baby-proof (some craft items are small and could present a choking hazard).

Be sure to see our website for a full listing of this year's programs. Or visit our Facebook page for regular updates and fun activities.

For more information, please email us at: somersetcminfo@gmail.com or call us at 908-595-0001. Youth (and youth organizations) interested in helping with programs to obtain service hours should contact Tom Davidson at 908-725-4677 to reserve a program date.

Thank you to Carol Simon Levin of the Bridgewater Public Library for sharing this information!

Friday, February 5, 2016

COMEDY SHOW FOR VALENTINE’S DAY @ RUTHERFURD HALL

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WHERE: Rutherfurd Hall, 1686 Route 517  •  Allamuchy, NJ 07820
www.rutherfurdhall.org for tickets

“JUNIE B. JONES” OPENS TONIGHT

Happy Opening to Junie B. Jones, JR! 

If you are looking for tickets, email us at kaleidoscopesummit@gmail.com to get on the early notification list for added shows and/or ticket cancellations.

WHERE: Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Avenue, Summit

INAUGURAL SOMA FILM FESTIVAL OFFERS POST-SCREENING DISCUSSIONS

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WHEN: Feb. 12-14
WHERE:
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC), One SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ
ADMISSION: Festival passes:  $25-$35 one-day pass, $45-$55 full weekend pass, $20 opening night party
For a full look at the SOMA Film Festival schedule and to purchase your single day, and weekend passes, please visit www.SOPACnow.org/soma-film-festival or call the box office at (973) 313-2787.  Two-day passes are $45-$55, and one-day passes are $25-$35. An opening night party on Fri, Feb 12, 7-9 p.m., is $20.

The SOMA Film Festival has announced an esteemed group of moderators to helm discussion sessions immediately following the screening of four prestigious new films during thefestival at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.  For those who want to better understand the many intricacies and nuances of movie making, and the unique vision of a director, these discussions will be an invaluable experience as well as highly entertaining.

The complete schedule for the SOMA Film Festival can be found at www.SOPACnow.org/soma-film-festival.

Stephen Whitty, film critic for the Star-Ledger, will moderate a discussion with In Transit’s Lynn True and Nelson Walker following the Feb.13 morning screening. In Transit takes the audience on a journey into the hearts of minds of passengers aboard Amtrak’s Empire Builder, the busiest long-distance train route in America and is the final film of legendary documentarian Albert Maysles who passed away last year.

Haze Director David Burkman will take part in a discussion led by Thomas Rondinella, Professor of Communication at Seton Hall University.  The controversial and hard-hitting film centers on a college freshman’s desire to join the best fraternity on campus, and the destructive lengths that the desire to “belong” can lead to.

Award-winning documentarians Sarah Klein and Tom Mason will lead the discussion following Among the Believers on Feb. 14. Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi will answer questions about their documentary feature that follows charismatic cleric Abdul Aziz Ghazi, an ISIS supporter and Taliban ally, who is waging jihad against the Pakistani state.

Tribeca Film’s Susan Greeley will helm the final session immediately following the narrative feature Completely Normal on Feb. 14. The film tells the story of Greg, a hopeless romantic who’s sincere, yet awkward affections are a little too much for most “normal” girls.

SOMA Film Festival is also proud to present films by many local young filmmakers presented by Cinema Ed™ a non-profit organization dedicated to using independent film as an educational tool.  Dozens of live action and animated films were submitted by New Jersey high school students and judged by professional filmmakers. Winning films will be screened as part of the “Local Filmmakers Program” on Sunday, Feb. 14th.

“Film by nature is a collaborative endeavor, and a film festival is no different.  We’ve worked very hard to bring many films, filmmakers, and industry professionals together to make the SOMA Film Festival a unique and inspiring event for all” says festival founder and director Matt Smollon. 

About SOMA Film Festival
The SOMA Film Festival is dedicated to presenting unique, and aspiring filmmaking from around the world. SOMA is an acronym for South Orange and Maplewood, two towns that are a short train ride from New York City and that pride themselves on artistic expression. It is home to numerous actors, actresses, filmmakers, cinematic and theatrical professionals.

These two unique communities invite filmmakers into an environment where they can show their work to a highly receptive audience who both appreciate their creative endeavors and understand first-hand the immense effort it takes to make a dream come true.

In addition to Matt Smollon, Festival Founder, an advisory committee of actor John Michael Higgins, writer/director Steven Kampmann, President of Grasshopper Films Ryan Krivoshey, documentary filmmaker Ben Niles, actress Christianne Noll and NY Latino Film Festival Director Elizabeth Gardner Potter have helped to shape the Film Festival in its inaugural year.

About SOPAC
SOPAC programs are made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) is a 501(c)(3)charitable organization.

Since 2006, SOPAC has been serving as a premier performing arts center in the region. SOPAC offers innovative artistic and cultural experiences for diverse audiences in an intimate, inviting environment. The premier arts center hosts a variety of live performances, community events and education programs for all ages.  To further expand its offerings, SOPAC has a partnership with the Juilliard School of Music to present Juilliard @ SOPAC—a series featuring upcoming musicians from the acclaimed conservatory.  SOPAC is home for Seton Hall University Arts Council’s performances, including Classical Concert Series, Jazz N’ the Hall performances and Seton Hall Theatre productions.  SOPAC also presents performances by its theater company in residence, Midtown Direct Rep, and its dance company in residence, Lydia Johnson Dance.  For more information, visit www.SOPACnow.org.

SPEND A WINTER DAY ON THE FARM THIS SUNDAY WITH YOUR FAMILY

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

COMING UP @ UCPAC

Drew Lynch
America's Got Talent Season 10 Runner-Up
WHEN: February 6 at 8PM 
WHERE:
Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets

Drew originally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in film but something unpredictable happened. During a softball game, Drew got hit with the ball causing damage to his vocal cords which left him with a stutter. This, however, sparked a positive change in him and shaped what he stands for today: Embrace life even when it throws you a curve ball.


American Theater Group presents
The Way We Get By 
a new play written by Neil LaBute
directed by Kel Haney.

WHEN: February 3-7 & 11-14 
WHERE:
Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
Tickets


It's the aftermath of a one-night stand and the following morning is filled with lust, love, and unexpected surprises.

Don't miss the professional NJ production of the play the NY Times described as "sexy" and "dangerously irresistible."

Starring Eric Clem and Turna Mete.



It's the final weekend for Mystic Vision Players' All In The Timing.
At once enchanting and perplexing, incisively intelligent and side-splittingly funny, this collection of six one act plays will have you shaking your head while rolling in the aisles.

WHEN: February 4-6
WHERE: The Loft @ Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets


FESTIVAL OF OLDE TYME SHORTS

Popeye, Betty Boop, Three Stooges, Woody Woodpecker, and the Little Rascals! Come see them as they were intended to be seen...On the big screen!

Matinee showing!
WHEN: February 7 at 1PM
WHERE: Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets

*As always, there are no added fees no matter how you choose to purchase your tickets.*

19TH ANNUAL STAGES FESTIVAL TO OPEN FEB. 27 AND RUN THROUGH MARCH AT VARIOUS VENUES AROUND NJ

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New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents

THE 19th ANNUAL STAGES FESTIVAL

The state’s largest celebration of theatre with FREE and discounted tickets to over 85 professional performances, workshops, and events throughout New Jersey in March 2016.

WHEN: starts February 27th and runs through March
WHERE:
theatres, arts centers, libraries, schools, hospitals, and other community venues throughout the state
ADMISSION: free of charge or at significantly discounted rates

Performance at Passage Theatre of Trenton during the 2015 Stages Festival - Photo by Jerry DaliaNew Jersey Theatre Alliance and its partners and funders are pleased to present the 19th annual Stages Festival (Stages), a statewide, month-long festival of theatre offering over 85 theatre performances and programs for children and adults free of charge or at significantly discounted rates. Events will take place at theatres, arts centers, libraries, schools, hospitals, and other community venues throughout the state. Most events require registration. For a full listing of events, program details, and registration information visit stagesfestival.org. (Top: Performance at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey during the 2015 Stages Festival—returning to New Jersey in March 2016! Photo by Ruth Zamoyta; Above Right: Performance at Passage Theatre in Trenton. Photo by Jerry Dalia)

Performance by Alliance Repertory of Summit at 2015 Stages Festival - Photo by Robert Carr“Theater is alive and well in the Garden State! And nowhere is that more evident than at The Stages Festival,” said Nick Paleologos, Executive Director of New Jersey State Council on the Arts. “We have been a proud sponsor of this fabulous event since it began nearly twenty years ago. And it has since become one of best annual family theatrical experiences in America.” (Above, left: Alliance Rep. Photo by Robert Carr)

The Stages Festival began 18 years ago as a one-week children’s program called Family Week at the Theatre, and, due to popular demand, eventually grew to a month-long program of events for all ages in 15 of the state’s 21 counties, making it the state’s largest celebration of live theatre. The goal of Stages is to break down barriers to high-quality theatre, so all events are free or low-cost, and take place throughout the state.

Theatre Camp at Eagle Theatre of Hammonton during the 2015 Stages Festival - Photo by Robert CarThe following are a few of the 2016 highlights:

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey: This internationally acclaimed classic theatre invites children and their parents to two free workshops on Saturday, March 12th at its administrative offices in Florham Park: “Build Your Own Fairy Kingdom” and “Swashbuckling 101.” Family-friendly versions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be offered on March 10th at the Morris Plains Borough School and March 19th at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey in Madison. Romeo and Juliet will be presented March 18th and 19th at The Shakespeare Theatre in Madison. (Above, right: Eagle Theatre in Hammonton. Photo by Robert Carr)

Healing Voices OnStage: Caregiver Stories: On March 31st at Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum in Morristown, Premiere Stages and Writers Theatre of New Jersey will partner with Atlantic Health to bring together professional actors to perform an original creative work by professional and family caregivers.

Birth of a Play: On March 24th at the Madison Public Library, Professor Bob Sandberg of Princeton University’s Theatre Department will moderate a panel discussion on how new plays come to life. Panelists include the three playwrights who have been commissioned as part of the 2016 NJPAC Stage Exchange program—Nikkole Salter, David Lee White, and Chisa Hutchinson—and their sponsoring artistic directors, Cheryl Katz, June Ballinger, and John Pietrowski.

A Bronx Tale: Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn will offer $20 student rush tickets to several performances of the musical A Bronx Tale. Also at Paper Mill, the public is invited to the breakfast conversation club on March 14th to learn about the theatre’s upcoming production of Pump Boys & Dinettes.

Theatre Workshops for All Ages: Adults, teens, and young children can learn stage skills at several workshops offered throughout the state: “Creative Dramatics for Grown-Ups” at Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in Summit on March 5th, and three classes in tandem at Eagle Theatre in Hammonton on March 19th, for ages 5 to 12, 13 to 17, and 18 and over.

Staged Readings of New Plays: There will be many opportunities for the theatre lovers to hear new dramatic works read on stage by professional actors, and to give their feedback to the playwrights. On March 10th at Kean University in Union, Premiere Stages’ 12th Annual Spring Reading Series will present four plays that have been selected from hundreds of contest submissions. Writers Theatre of New Jersey will present two new-play series: The NJ Women Playwrights Festival, which features readings on March 5th, 11th, 18th, and 25th at Jersey City Theater Center; and New Plays New Jersey, a series of readings that runs from March 1st to March 6th at Bickford Theatre at Morris Museum in Morristown.

Dialogue on Drama: A Conversation with Director Adam Immerwahr: On March 13th, McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton will feature a post-performance talk-back with the director of The Mousetrap, McCarter’s main-stage production of the Agatha Christie classic.

Gabi Goes Green: Follow middle-schooler Gabi as she transforms into the Green Hero and battles Captain Carbon! George Street Playhouse’s educational play will take place on February 27th at the Shea Center for Performing Arts in Wayne. George Street Playhouse will also bring their play Austin the Unstoppable, which is about an 11-year-old X-Box and junk-food junkie, to Atlantic City on March 11th and Vineland on March 19th. George Street Playhouse will also present New Kid, a play about racism and peer pressure, in New Egypt on March 12th.

Miss Nelson Is Missing!: The fearsome substitute Viola Swamp takes over when the beloved teacher Miss Nelson disappears in this children’s play performed by Centenary Stage Company in several locations: March 1st in Cape May, March 4th in Burlington, March 5th in Jackson, March 8th in Brick Township, March 10th at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Paterson, March 11th in Pennington, March 15th in Little Egg Harbor, and March 29th in Barnegat.

Plays by People: Matheny Medical and Educational Center is home to 101 children and adults with developmental disabilities. On March 19th, the professional actors and directors from Premiere Stages, the resident theatre company of Kean University, will bring to life the writings of Matheny’s residents on their campus in Peapack.

East Lynne Theater in Cape May: East Lynne Theater in Cape May will present three performances: a modern adaptation of Aesop’s Fables on March 16th, the radio play Detectives Holmes & Carter on March 19th, and “Celebrating Provincetown Players,” a staged reading of plays first produced by “the first modern American theatre company” (such as Before Breakfast by Eugene O’Neill), on March 20th.  

Spanish Performance of ROPES: On March 5th, Two River Theater of Red Bank will present a Spanish-language performance of its main-stage play ROPES, about a tightrope walker and his children. While adults watch the play, free childcare will be provided, with Spanish-language theatre games and stories.

The highlights listed here are only a sampling of this year’s schedule of events.  For a complete schedule of The Stages Festival, and to register for events, please visit stagesfestival.org. In keeping with its commitment to making theatre accessible, the Alliance strives to make most Stages events accessible to people with disabilities.

Founded in 1981, New Jersey Theatre Alliance was the first statewide service organization for professional, not-for-profit theatre companies in the United States, and is now a leader in developing model programs that foster collaboration, cooperation, and audience development. The Stages Festival is made possible in part by funding from Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; The Smart Family Foundation; The F.M. Kirby Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust Foundation, and New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Additional support for New Jersey Theatre Alliance is provided by individuals, corporations, and foundations, including the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and Prudential Foundation. 

RACIAL DISCRIMINATION DEPICTED IN ART EXHIBIT

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Project For Empty Space at Gateway Project Spaces is pleased to present

If You Say So…
a solo exhibition by artist-in-residence Nina Chanel Abney

WHEN: Opening reception February 10, 2016, from 6pm - 9pm.
WHERE:
Gateway Project Spaces is located in downtown Newark, NJ, in 2 Gateway Center, adjacent to Newark Pennsylvania Station
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public

 

A series of limited edition prints created for the exhibition will be released in conjunction with the opening reception.

If You Say So… is an exhibition of large scale paintings and collages created by the artist during a recent trip to Brazil and during her residency in Newark. The works are comprised of brilliantly hued geometries, alphanumeric forms, and androgynous figures. Hyperpigmented blues, blinding oranges, and curvaceous yet precise monochrome silhouettes of faces samba across the giant canvases. And yet, despite the apparent gaiety and vibrancy of Abney’s works, the conceptual genesis of this collection  is borne from the nefarious and widespread transnational pandemic of racial discrimination, economics, and police brutality.

At its inception, If You Say So… was Abney’s reaction to a New York Times Op-Ed ‘In Denial About Racism in Brazil’ by Vanessa Barbara, discussing the unwavering and rampant trend of police brutality against young black and brown bodies in the favelas. The solid-colored arch forms found in the work draw from São Paulo’s   rich architectural lexicon, while the intermittent bursts of electric spray-paint is a nod to  a tradition of street art and favela visual culture. The works that were started in Brazil were only the starting point for a much more expansive discourse on race. There is an obvious contextual parallel between the killings in São Paulo that first galvanized If You Say So… and the social climate in the United States, particularly in America’s metropolises.

The role of politics, race, power, and sexuality are at the heart of much of Abney’s work. Her recent solo exhibition, Always A Winner, directly addressed police brutality and the #Blacklivesmatter movement in America. Her work pulls from contemporary politics and pop culture and addresses them through a practice of absurdly exaggerated forms, anti-realism, and an adamantly  pop aesthetic . Her sensibility pulls from a vast mix of sources ranging from  South Park to Romare Bearden.

Nina Chanel Abney was born in Chicago in 1982. She received her BFA from Augustana College in 2004, and her MA from Pratt University in 2007. Abney’s works have been featured in several significant institutions and collections including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Nasher Museum, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Rubell Collection. Nina lives in Jersey City and is represented by Kravets-Wehby gallery in New York City.

About Project For Empty Space
Project For Empty Space is a not-for-profit organization that creates socially engaging, multidisciplinary art exhibitions and programming that encourage social dialogue, education, and systemic change for cultural tolerance. This mission is achieved through a permanent project/gallery space, an incubator program for artists addressing social change, and through collaborative and interactive programs in vacant and neglected spaces in cities around the world.The organization’s primary space is located within Gateway Project Spaces in 2 Gateway Center in Downtown Newark, New Jersey.

About Gateway Project Spaces
Gateway Project Spaces, recently referred to as The Gateway Project, began in 2012, as a series of pop up art exhibitions that were activated intermittently throughout The Gateway Center. Gateway Project Spaces expanded in 2015 to become a multifaceted arts hub that houses artist studios, workshops, residency program, and gallery space. The gallery and residency program is operated by the non-profit arm of the arts hub, Project For Empty Space. Gateway Project Spaces' mission is to enliven the community through interactive and stimulating art exhibitions. The gallery space rotates exhibitions every six weeks, providing participation opportunities to regional, national and international curators and artists.

Gallery exhibitions are open to the public, Monday - Friday from 11am – 6pm, for events and by appointment.
http://gatewayprojectspaces.com/

RVCC PLANETARIUM ROMANCES THE STARS IN FEBRUARY

Planet Tours for Kids.  Date Night for Adults.  And, of course, laser concerts!

Romancing the Stars in February

February is the perfect month to fall in love with the Planetarium.  Families will want to join an alien family taking a vacation in "Perfect Little Planet."  Laser Queen and Laser Led Zeppelin will rock your Saturday nights.  Adult couples-only for our "Romancing the Stars" show on Saturday, February 13.  Seats are limited!

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Romancing The Stars

WHEN: Date Night! Saturday, February 13, 7 p.m.
WHERE:
RVCC Planetarium, 118 Lamington Rd., Branchburg
TICKETS: $15 per couple 

For ages 16 and older.  No children please.

"Romancing the Stars" takes couples on a love-themed tour of the night sky for a light-hearted look at the Universe.  Songs and stories all celebrate love.


Perfect Little Planet & Laser Magic

Saturday afternoon shows just for the family. 

WHEN: "Perfect Little Planet" at 3:00 pm; "Laser Magic" at 4:00 pm

(recommended for ages 6 and older)

 


Exploding Universe 

WHEN: Saturdays, Feb 6, 20, & 27, 7:00 pm

Discover how the Universe has transformed and nature has participated in rebirth and renewal.

(Recommended for ages 10 to adult)

 


Laser Shows for Adults

Laser Led Zeppelin
WHEN: Saturday, February 6 & 20, 8:00 pm

Laser Queen
WHEN: Saturday, February 13 & 27, 8:00 pm

 

 


Saturn on Puzzle

The Sky Above 

WHEN: Saturday, February 6, 5:00 pm

A Sensory-Friendly show for visitors with Autism or other developmental disabilities.

 

 


What's up in the Sky?

Jupiter is moving into our evening skies. In the beginning of February, Jupiter rises about three hours before sunset. By the end of the month, our solar system's largest planet is rising just about a half an hour after sunset. 

If you missed the morning planet extravaganza in January, never fear! Five morning planets are near! All five naked eye planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn) can be seen in the sky simultaneously for most of the month. 

The first planet to disappear from the scene is the closest plant to our Sun, Mercury. By the last week February, Mercury will be lost to the rising Sun's glare.

Venus rises in the southeast about two hours before sunrise at the start of the month and about one hour before sunrise by the month's end.

Saturn and Mars are moving towards each other. The gap between the pair shrinks throughout the course of the month. 

Watch for the zodiacal light in the west at the end of the last week in February and the first week of March. The zodiacal light is a faint glow in the sky caused by interplanetary dust particles. It's only visible under very dark sky conditions. The zodiacal light will look like a faint cone of light coming up from the horizon and pointing along the ecliptic. 

  • Last Quarter Moon:February 1
  • New Moon: February 8
  • First Quarter: February 15
  • Full Moon: February 22

ALLIANCE REP SCHEDULES AUDITIONS FOR “EARS ON A BEATLE”

AUDITION NOTICE:

Ears On A BeatleAlliance Rep announces auditions for
EARS ON A BEATLE
by Mark St. Germaine

WHEN: Saturday, February  13,  2pm - 4pm
WHERE: Mondo, 426 Springfield Ave., Summit (downstairs)

The play depicts the surveillance and wire tapping of John Lennon leading up to and beyond the 1972 Presidential election. It is told through the eyes of 2 FBI agents who come from very different generations.

 

 

Director Joseph Porter is looking for 2 men.

  • Howard Ballantine (40+): FBI Special Agent
  • Daniel McClure (20s): FBI Agent

Resume and Headshot  suggested
Brief Monologues Welcome ( 1-2 min )
Sides will be provided

www.Alliancerep.org for directions, pricing etc.