Saturday, October 8, 2022

This Weekend at SOPAC




Join Us This Weekend



A master of acoustic Folk/Blues, Chris Smither creates a singular guitar sound — a beat-driven fingerpicking, layered over his ever-present rhythmic, tapping feet (always mic’d in performance). A lifelong devotee of Bluegrass, Tim O’Brien is skilled on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. He often performs with his wife, vocalist Jan Fabricius.





With Special Guest Vance Gilbert 

Comedian, actor and television writer Paul Reiser is one of Hollywood’s most prolific creatives. Reiser can currently be seen in Stranger Things and The Kominsky Method, for which he received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.




Special Events




You're Invited!

SOPAC's Annual Gala
SAT, NOV 5, at 6PM

At Orange Lawn Tennis Club

The SOPAC Gala brings together patrons, community leaders and artists to raise significant funds to support local arts education and serve our community through arts experiences that inspire and transform.

The honorees this year are:

Paul Bartick

Longtime Board member, previous Board Chair (2016-2022), and supporter of SOPAC.

South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

A nationally recognized non-profit committed to building and maintaining a thriving, racially integrated, suburban community. 





Monster Bawl
SAT, OCT 29, at 7:30PM

Looking for a spooky good time? Head to this Halloween costume party in the SOPAC Loft.




The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery at SOPAC



Gallery exhibit


Rhapsody in Color: Aida Jones Abstract Paintings
On display through SUN, NOV 6

A new series of vivid, energetic abstract paintings from Maplewood-based artist Aida Jones. 




From Our Friends at Kean University



Rarely Seen Photographs of the Extraordinary
On display through NOV 23

Visit the Galleries at Kean University to experience this exhibition of visual wonders. 


Coming Up at SOPAC

Every First Wed of the Month Laughs in the Loft

OCT 26  Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

NOV 3  An Evening with Jim Messina


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 17  An Evening with Josh Ritter

NOV 20  Kids 'N Family Series: Bubblemania!

View the Calendar


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.