Monday, November 1, 2021



Due to damages from Hurricane Ida, the lobby and mainstage are currently under renovation. We'll welcome patrons back to these spaces in early 2022.



While restoration is underway, you can still enjoy the art exhibit in The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery, upcoming events in the SOPAC Loft and movies on the big screen at Cinema Lab


On Sale Today!





In the Loft 

A Night With E.R.I.C. (Extra Rich In Class)
and special musical vocal guest MECCA
SAT, DEC 11, at 8PM

E.R.I.C. (Extra Rich In Class) is known for evoking the spirit of artists like Luther Vandross, Bill Withers and Barry White. Experience this Soul man in SOPAC's Loft.




Gala Silent Auction Live Now!





Let the bidding begin!

The SOPAC Gala Silent Auction is live! The nearly 70 items in the auction include sporting event tickets, one-of-a-kind culinary experiences, designer accessories, vacation packages and the latest gadgets. Whether you’re attending the SOPAC Gala or not, you can participate in the Silent Auction now through November 6.




New Venues Announced for SHU Arts Council Shows



Seton Hall shows


Three Upcoming SHU Arts Council Performances

Every semester, the Seton Hall University Arts Council presents performances at SOPAC. Since the SOPAC mainstage is currently under renovation due to damages from Hurricane Ida, these events were relocated. See new venues below.

W. A. Mozart’s Don Giovanni (concert version)
WHEN: MON, NOV 8, at 7PM
Seton Hall University's Jubilee Hall Auditorium, South Orange

The United States Army Veterans All Stars
WHEN: TUE, NOV 9, at 7:30PM
St. Joseph Church, Maplewood

Annual Winter Concert
WHEN: MON, DEC 6, at 7PM

WHERE: Seton Hall University's Jubilee Hall Auditorium, South Orange



 Last Chance for Laughs in the Loft Tickets


Laughs in the Loft


Laughs in the Loft
WHEN: WED, NOV 3, at 7:30PM
WHERE: The Loft at SOPAC, 1 SOPAC Way, South Orange

Time's running out to purchase your Laughs in the Loft tickets! Laughs in the Loft is a stand-up comedy series held every first Wednesday of the month. The lineup for the next performance on Wednesday, November 3 includes Buddy Fitzpatrick, Isabel Hagen, Sheba Mason and Michael Somerville.

Tickets: $20

 Save the Date: Herb + Milly Iris Gallery Fundraiser


Iris Gallery Fundraiser


Herb + Milly Iris Gallery 10th Anniversary Fundraiser
WHEN: SAT, DEC 4, from 6-9PM

Join SOPAC in celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery!

This fundraising event also marks the opening of a new art exhibition entitled L’dor V’dor: Carrying the Torch by metal artist Jeremy Iris-Williams, Herb and Milly’s grandson. Fittingly, L’Dor V’Dor is Hebrew for “from generation to generation.”




Upcoming Events


SOMA Artists Studio Tour

SOMA Artists Studio Tour
SAT & SUN, NOV 6 & 7.
from 11AM-5PM


Experience the diversity of art and culture that flourishes in South Orange & Maplewood during this weekend-long artist studio tour event.

During your tour, stop at The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery, located on the second and third floors of SOPAC, to experience "Transitional Energy," a new, mixed-media exhibition by artist Curtis Grayson, III.




Richie Furay

Richie Furay Album Release Event & Concert
Presented by Nancy and David Fine Jewels
SUN, JUN 12, at 7PM

Richie Furay performs songs from his new 2022 studio album release, In The Country which is a collection of classic Country songs by other artists. 

This concert was originally scheduled for November 14. Since the SOPAC mainstage is currently under renovation due to damages from Hurricane Ida, the performance was rescheduled. 


Coming Up at SOPAC

NOV 6  SOPAC Gala 

NOV 20  John Lee & Friends

DEC 2  Nefesh Mountain

DEC 4  The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

DEC 18  Mike Griot Presents A 10 Year Celebration of the South Orange International Blues Festival

FEB 5  Gangstagrass 

FEB 10  Ms. Lisa Fischer

FEB 11  An Evening with Lucy Kaplansky / Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

FEB 12  The Heart & Soul of Magic with Ran'D Shine and Jamahl Keyes

FEB 12  Ryan Hamilton 

FEB 18  The James Hunter Six

View the Calendar


Covid-19 Precautions & Policies



Wheelchair Accessibility and Handicap Parking, Large Print Programs, Assisted Listening Devices