A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (June 11-13)


WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days.



HACKENSACK “Art Amble 2021,” art, music, dance and other cultural attractions at various locations around the county, through June 13. Creative Bergen, artsamble.org, creativebergen@gmail.com.

JERSEY CITY “Synergy,” opening for exhibit of works by Anthony Boone, Andre Kaulesar and Bryant Small, 6-8 p.m., Prime Gallery, 351 Palisade Ave. primegallery.art, 973-953-6497.

OCEAN CITY “Chanel No. 5,” receptions, 6 and 7 p.m., through June 11. Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., first floor. oceancityartscenter.org, 609-399-7628.


GUTTENBERG “Foundation Story,” opening of exhibit of works by Tenjin Ikeda, to run through July 4. Guttenberg Arts Gallery, 6903 Jackson St. By appointment and virtually. guttenbergarts.org, 201-868-8585.

PRINCETON “Art on the Plaza,” inaugural exhibit of newly formed Princeton Artist Directory collective of visual artists, musicians, writers and performance artists, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Hinds Plaza, 65 Witherspoon St. princetonartistdirectory.com.

SUMMIT Raku-Fest, showcase of ceramic firing process with demonstrations and sales, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. June 12-13. Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm St. $5, free ages 17 and younger accompanied by adults. Advance registration required. artcenternj.org, 908-273-9121.


MONTCLAIR “State of the Art 2021,” opening reception, 2-4 p.m., Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. studiomontclair.org, 862-500-1447.

SPARTA “Rita Joyce — Evolution of an Artist,” opening day for Sparta Historical Society summer art exhibit, 1 p.m., Van Kirk Homestead Museum, 336 Main St. vankirkmuseum.org, 973-726-0883.



LAKEWOOD “Countdown to Crushing Covid: A Concatenation Comedy Night,” Sean Morton, Sue Golden and John Kurschner, 8 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $25. strand.org, 732-367-7789.

MORRISTOWN Eric D’Alessandro, 7 p.m., also June 11, 9:30 p.m.; June 12, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; June 13, 7 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $35-$45. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

ROSELLE Comedy Showcase, hosted by Comedy Therapy, 8 p.m., Central Park Restaurant, 2401 N. Wood Ave. $20 and two-item minimum. comedytherapy.com, 201-366-0011.


RANDOLPH “Comedy on Calais,” adult show with Steven Rogers, Angela Sharp and Shafer Ward, 6 p.m., Randolph Senior Community Center, 30 Calais Road. $20-$25. brundageparkplayhouse.org, 973-989-7092.


RED BANK Mike Birbiglia, 4 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $39. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.



HACKETTSTOWN New Jersey Civic Youth Ballet, “Peter and the Wolf” and “Equilibrium,” 2 p.m., Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $30. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.



EATONTOWN L.E.A.D Carnival, food, rides and magic shows, also June 11, 5-11 p.m.; June 12-13, and noon-11 p.m. Monmouth Mall, Routes 35 and 36. $5. leadrugs.org/lead-fest/carnival-monmouth/, 609-259-2500.

PARAMUS L.E.A.D Carnival, food, rides, magic shows, Westfield Garden State Plaza, second level, 1 Garden State Plaza Blvd. $5. leadrugs.org/lead-fest/carnival-paramus/, 609-259-2500.


FRANKFORD 11th Annual Rock, Ribs and Ridges Festival, performances by Blackberry Smoke, Outlaws, Artimus Pyle Band, the Weight Band, Pat Travers, Molly Hatchet, Marshall Tucker and Jessica Lynn, noon-8 p.m., Sussex County Fairgrounds, 37 Plains Road in Augusta. $25-$250. rockribsandridges.com, 973-882-8240.

JERSEY CITY Nimbus Arts Festival Family Art and Culture Day, arts activities for all ages, youth performances, dance lessons, scholarship awards, magician performance, food trucks, art vendors with youth-oriented craft items, DJ dance party, 1 p.m., Mack-Cali Harborside Campus, 107 Morgan St. $15. eventbrite.com, 201-377-0718.

Toms River Pride

“Toms River Pride” will offer family-friendly outdoor performances, food, vendors, shopping, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, June 13.tworivertheater.org


TOMS RIVER “Toms River Pride,” family-friendly outdoor performances, food, vendors, shopping, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Toms River, Washington Street. exit82theatre.com/shows-events, exit82theatre@gmail.com.



EATONTOWN Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green,” 7:30 p.m., Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. in Fort Monmouth. $45-$89. suneaglesgolf.com, 732-389-4300.

MADISON Bernard Purdie Quartet, 5:45 and 8 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MILLBURN “Brookside Cabaret,” live outdoor performance with optional prix-fixe meal at the F.M. Kirby Carriage House Restaurant, 7:30 p.m., Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $20-$35 and $20-$30 food/drink minimum. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

RED BANK Matt O’Ree Band, Led Zeppelin tribute, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $32. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

STANHOPE Dana Fuchs, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, Outdoor beer garden, 45 Main St. $33. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TUCKERTON Trudy Lynn, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $30-$35. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.


BEDMINSTER “Harmony Rising,” outdoor parking lot concert with more than 80 singers from Somerset Hills Harmony Chorus, Gimme Four quartet featuring Tim Waurick, East Coast Sound chorus, Cohesion quartet and Hunterdon Harmonizers chorus; also live-streamed online, 3 and 7 p.m., Pluckemin Presbyterian Church, 311 Route 202/206. $20 suggested donation per vehicle. Rain date June 13. ppch.org, 908-658-3346.

BOUND BROOK Sons of Skynyrd, tribute band, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $15-$20. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

EATONTOWN Get the Led Out, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green” Led Zeppelin tribute, 7 p.m., also June 13, 7 p.m. Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. in Fort Monmouth. $39-$59. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

JERSEY CITY New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble, Nimbus Arts Festival concert, with food truck, drinks and art vendors to benefit Nimbus Scholarship Fund, 7 p.m., Mack-Cali Harborside Campus, 107 Morgan St. $5-$80. eventbrite.com, 201-377-0718.

MADISON Karl Latham, Laurence Hobgood and James Robbins, 6:30 and 8:40 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

SCOTCH PLAINS Rumours, free drive-in concert with the Fleetwood Mac tribute band; online registration required, 6 p.m., Union County Vocational and Technical Schools, 1776 Raritan Road. ucvts.tec.nj.us, ucnj.org/reserve.


HOPATCONG The Jersey Tenors, “Jersey Boys” tribute, 2 p.m., St. Jude’s Center, 40 Maxim Drive. $40. stjudehopatcong.org/events/jerseyboys, 973-945-7522 or 973-398-6377.

MADISON Sarah Partridge and Tomoko Ohno, 6 p.m., Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $25 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MORRISTOWN Tesla Quartet, outdoor concert, 8 p.m., Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $50 for space to accommodate two patrons. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

SOUTH ORANGE Ember, on-site “Emerge” concert, 5 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St. $10. scholaonhudson.org, tinyurl.com/emberemerge, 973-202-0188.



ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “Old Ringers,” dessert-theater production of comedy about four elderly women running a phone sex service, 7:30 p.m., also June 12, 7:30 p.m. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. $25; reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.

CRANFORD “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” Lucas Hnath “modern sequel” to the Henrik Isben drama, 8 p.m., also June 12, 8 p.m.; June 13, 2 p.m. Cranford Dramatic Club Theatre, 78 Winans Ave. $18-$20. cdctheatre.org, 908-276-7611.

LAMBERTVILLE “Murder at Cheltenham Manor, the Play,” Lou Palena stage adaptation of the YouTube whodunit, 8 p.m., also June 12-13, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

PISCATAWAY “ReThink: On Air,” ReThink Theatrical’s in-person production of five original radio plays with live-stream options on Saturdays, 7 p.m., also June 12, 7 p.m.; June 13, 2 p.m. East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road. $10 suggested donation. rethinktheatrical.org, 732-598-2154, boxoffice@rethinktheatrical.org.

POMPTON LAKES “Debouche,” in-person production following a French wine country group tour, 8 p.m., also June 12, 8 p.m.; June 13, 3 p.m. Rhino Theatre, 247 Wanaque Ave. $25-$30. rhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491. Registration required.


Virtual 2021 Gala, online fundraiser with guest virtual appearances by Emanuel Ax, Laurie Berkner, J’Nai Bridges, Shawn Colvin, Rhiannon Giddens, Joe Henry, Wynton Marsalis, Audra McDonald, Nella, The Hot Sardines, David Sedaris, Somi, and Mitsuko Uchida, preview of upcoming season and optional three-course meal available for pickup at The Meeting House, 7 p.m., McCarter Theatre. $100 and up. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.


MONTVILLE “Motherhood Out Loud,” in-person performance of collection of short plays, 8 p.m., The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Drive. barntheatre.org, 973-334-9320.

TRENTON “The OK Trenton Project,” outdoor reading of documentary-style play about “Helping Hand” sculpture that was removed from a city-owned lot because it was deemed controversial, 5 p.m., Mill Hill Park, East Front and South Broad streets. $10. passagetheatre.org, 609-392-0766.

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