Monday, August 8, 2022

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An Evening with Josh Ritter


THU, NOV 17, at 7:30PM

Josh Ritter, a Folk-Rock singer-songwriter and novelist with an expressive voice, a keen wit and an evocative way with words has been described as “harking back to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and maybe a little Mark Knopfler” (The New York Times) and named one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters” by Paste magazine.




Lucky Chops


SAT, JAN 28, at 8PM

Big, brassy and unapologetically bold. Born in the multicultural melting pot of New York City, the six-piece band pays homage to the New Orleans brass band tradition while incorporating eclectic Rock, Funk, Jazz, Ska, Gospel and EDM. The group's irresistible groove is led by co-founder Josh Holcomb's soulful trombone, Daro Behroozi's soaring sax and Joshua Gawel's powerful trumpet. 




Red Hot Chilli Pipers


TUE, MAR 14, at 7:30PM

It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock!  AC/DC meets the poet Robert Burns. The Red Hot Chilli Pipers are an award-winning bagpipe-led ensemble featuring some of the best pianists, guitarists, drummers, and overall musicians in Scotland, whose infectious style of feel-good music appeals to people of all ages and from all over the world.




The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery




















INSPIRED MINDS: Young Artist Exhibition
On display until SUN, AUG 14

This exhibition is closing soon!  Don't miss your chance!

See this exciting and eclectic body of work featuring pieces from Essex County high schools.




Coming Up



George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners

George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners
THU, SEP 15, at 7:30PM

A forefather of Funk, George Porter Jr. is best known as a member of The Meters, the New Orleans-based Grammy-winning R&B group he formed alongside Art “Poppa Funk” Neville, Leo Nocentelli and Joseph Zigaboo Modeliste.




Community Corner



Community Blood Drive

South Orange Police Community Blood & Platelet Drive
TUE, AUG 30, from 12-6PM

The South Orange Police, RWJBarnabas Health and SOPAC are hosting a blood and platelet drive at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. 


Coming Up at SOPAC

SEP 7+ Every First Wed of the Month Laughs in the Loft

SEP 9  Ryan Hamilton

SEP 10  Peabo Bryson 
Two Shows!

SEP 11  Maria Bamford

SEP 17  David Broza & Trio Havana

SEP 22  Kathleen Edwards 

SEP 23  The James Hunter Six

SEP 24  John Pizzarelli & Catherine Russell: The Songs of Frank Sinatra & Billie Holiday

SEP 30 Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet

OCT 2  Kevin Nealon

OCT 7  Bettye LaVette & Raul Midón

OCT 8 Chris Simther & Tim O'Brien with Jan Fabricius

OCT 26  Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

NOV 9  Darlingside

NOV 10  Paula Cole & Sophie B. Hawkins

NOV 11  Ain't No Mountain High Enough! Valerie Simpson & Friends Sing Ashford & Simpson

NOV 12  The Last Waltz Celebration featuring The THE BAND Band with TTBB Horns & Special Guests

NOV 20  Kids 'N Family Series: BubbleMania!

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Covid-19 Precautions & Policies



New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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


SOPAC is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit. Programs are made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. Programs are supported in part by a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.

SOPAC is committed to making arts experiences as enjoyable as possible for all. If a member of your party needs assistance, notify the Box Office at 973-313-2787 when tickets are purchased.