Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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Healing Sounds in the Loft

SUN, FEB 19, at 5PM & 8PM
SUN, MAR 19, at 5PM & 8PM
SUN, MAY 21, at 5PM & 8PM

Take off your shoes, get comfortable in your body, and go on a journey of connection to self through beautifully calming singing bowls and cooling light with sound bowl modality healer Sasha Huetz.

Only 40 spots in each session, so act fast and don't miss out!




This Week at SOPAC




Use code JAN20 and get 20% OFF tickets!

Russell Thompkins Jr. & The New Stylistics

FRI, JAN 20, at 8PM

Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics are bringing back falsetto! After a storied more than 40-year career, this Soul group is still committed to performing their hit R&B ballads, including “You Are Everything” and the Grammy nominated “You Make Me Feel Brand New.”




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The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery presents

SLADE: A Family Affair

Opening Reception: JAN 26 at 5PM-8PM

Join us for the opening reception for SLADE: A Family Affair, the latest exhibit in The Herb + Milly Iris Gallery! 

In celebration of Black History Month, this exhibition portrays the influence that Black music, particularly Jazz, has had on the father-and-daughter artist duo: Kelvin and Corrine Slade.  Kelvin, who takes photographs of Jazz performers, has an underlying love for the musical genre.  Corrine taps into her admiration for Jazz when creating comforting abstract environments in her oil paintings.

This reception is free and open to the public.  We hope to see you there!





Staff Pick: 

Croce Plays Croce




Rich Spector, Special Events and Rentals Manager

In the early 70’s, we didn’t have playlists or music libraries on our phones. We had cassettes and albums and 8-tracks. But more important than the medium, we had the music.

Personally, I had Harry Chapin, Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, Carol King, Cat Stevens, Gordon Lightfoot, and the one and only Jim Croce.

With his memorable storytelling lyrics and gentle guitar riffs, Jim Croce made me brave when dealing with bullies because he taught me “you don’t mess around with Slim”. He taught me about longing for lost love when you just want to make a phone call at the corner booth and that damn operator is just not being all that helpful. He made us all want to capture time in a bottle, and I certainly wanted to let everyone know that I had a name. Every ballad told us all how much he loved us in a song.

In this thrilling tribute to his father, A.J. Croce captures the iconic troubadour’s inner voice, actual sound, deep emotion and even his appearance to a certain degree (Jim’s draping mustache and curly brown hair were both a goal for me at a very young age). I never got a chance to see Jim in concert other than on The Helen Reddy Show and The Midnight Special, so, I am amazingly grateful for this opportunity to see A.J. honor his father on the SOPAC stage on Friday, March 3 at 8PM




Upcoming at SOPAC



Use code JAN20 and get 20% OFF tickets!

Lucky Chops

New Day, New Tour
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. 




Cabaret in the Loft

Mark Evans

Hide & Seek
SUN, JAN 29 at 7PM

Growing up, Mark Evans was gay, chubby and certainly not interested in the same hobbies as the ‘normal’ boys. He ensured people saw him as “The Performer.” This brought comfort, safety and…a bucket load of trauma to sing and laugh about later. Hide & Seek, a solo cabaret by the Broadway and West End performer, is a hilarious and touching show dedicated to anyone who seeks to bring their true selves to the surface.


Coming Up at SOPAC

FEB 1  Laughs in the Loft

FEB 5  Jazz in the Loft: Mark Gross Quartet

FEB 11  On A Winter's Night

MAR 5  Naturally 7

MAR 8  Laughs in the Loft

MAR 11  Stone Soup and Other Stories

MAR 12  Jazz in the Loft: Don Braden's EARTH WIND & WONDER

MAR 25  New Voices, New Visions Jimmie Herrod

APR 1  Kids 'N Family: The Heart & Sould of Magic

APR 2  Kids 'N Family: The Great DuBois: Masters of Variety

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New Jersey State Council on the Arts

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