A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Nov. 12-14)

Table of Contents Art/MuseumsComedyDanceMusicTheaterOther WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings

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.

Victor Manuelle is scheduled to perform Friday, Nov. 12, at the Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood.bergenpac.org

Art/Museums

NOV. 12

NEWARK “Endangered,” opening for exhibit of works exploring stories behind extinct, threatened and lower-risk animal species, to run through April 24. Newark Museum of Art, 49 Washington St. newarkmuseum.org, 973-596-6550.

Comedy

NOV. 12

MORRISTOWN “Cancel This Comedy Tour,” Alonzo Bodden, Mitch Fatel and Tammy Pescatelli, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$49. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEW BRUNSWICK Bret Ernst, 7 p.m., also Nov. 12, 9 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $20. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

RED BANK Michelle Wolf, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $39-$49. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

WEST WINDSOR Tommy Gooch, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center Drive. $23.69. catcharisingstar.com, 609-987-8018.

NOV. 13

DOVER Comedy Night, Morris Rugby fundraiser dinner show with Kevin Israel, LaTice and host Mike Jenkins, 6:30 p.m., Dover Moose Lodge 541, 21 Sammis Ave. $49. morrisrugby.teamsnapsites.com/comedy-night-saturday-november-13th, 732-903-4386.

ENGLEWOOD Vic Dibitetto, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$69. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

HOPEWELL “Anybody!,” freestyle rapping and improv comedy, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $30-$35. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

NEW BRUNSWICK Lenny Marcus, 7 p.m., also Nov. 13, 9 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church St. $22 and two-item minimum. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

NEWARK Lisa Marie, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39.50-$49.50. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

Dance

NOV. 13

NEW BRUNSWICK Multicultural Folk Dance Gathering, performances by five dance troupes, participatory dancing and lessons with live music, Hungarian food and cash bar, 6 p.m.-midnight, Hungarian American Athletic Club, 233 Somerset St. $10, children $5. csurfolk.org.

Music

NOV. 12

ASBURY PARK No Vacation, Hot Flash Heat Wave, Similar Kind, 7:30 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $18. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.

The Wallflowers, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $39.50-$101. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

COLLINGSWOOD Kenny Wayne Shepherd, 8 p.m., Scottish Rite Auditorium, 315 White Horse Pike. $39.50-$69.50. scottishriteauditorium.com, 856-858-1000.

ENGLEWOOD Victor Manuelle, 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $49-$159. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

Luna

Luna is scheduled to perform Friday, Nov. 12, at the White Eagle Hall in Jersey City.whiteeaglehalljc.com

JERSEY CITY Luna, 8 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $25-$30. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.

MADISON John Lee Quartet, with Cyrus Chestnut, Freddy Hendrix and Karl Latham, 6:15 p.m., also Nov. 12, 8:35 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MONTCLAIR Cheap Trick, 8 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $49-$109. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

NEW BRUNSWICK Pat Metheny, 8 p.m., State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $30-$99. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

NEWARK Lilias White, TD James Moody Jazz Festival “Divine Sass” concert tribute to Sarah Vaughan, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Chase Room, 1 Center St. $50-$70. njpac.org, 888-466-5722.

Chris Botti, TD James Moody Jazz Festival concert, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $29-$79. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

“The Millennium Tour 2021,” Omarion, Bow Wow, Ashanti and others, 8:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $49-$119. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

NEWTON Jim Messina, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $39-$49. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.

TOMS RIVER “Rachmaninoff Music for Two Pianos,” program with OCC lecturer Brian Gilmore and community member Richard Askoff, noon, Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. Free but registration required. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

NOV. 13

ASBURY PARK The Spill Canvas, Kulick, 5:30 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $20. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.

Samantha Fish, River Kitten, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $25-$30. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

BLAIRSTOWN Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, 8 p.m., Roy’s Hall — Live Arts Emporium, 30 Main St. $36.50-$42. royshall.org, 908-362-1399.

CARTERET Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m., Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, 46 Washington Ave. $30-$75. carteretpac.com, 877-849-2722.

FAIR LAWN Shanna in a Dress, Kemp Harris, 8 p.m., George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation, Hurdy Gurdy Folk Music Club, 10-10 20th St. $20. hurdygurdyfolk.org, 201-384-1325.

FLEMINGTON Boheme Opera NJ, in-person “Bach to Broadway” gala with soprano Teresa Eickel, tenor Jeremy Brauner and baritone Daniel Sutin, 7:30 p.m., St. Magdalen De Pazzi R.C. Church, 105 Mine St. $20-$25. stmagdalen.org, 609-581-9551.

LAKEWOOD Let’s Hang On, Frankie Valli and Four Seasons tribute, 8 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $29-$40. strand.org, 732-367-7789.

MADISON Vocalist Maria Raquel, with Pablo Bencid and Cesar Oroszco, 6:15 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8:35 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

MONTCLAIR Overkill, 6 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $25-$40. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

MORRISTOWN Little Feat, “By Request” with Jack Broadbent, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $59-$99. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Dianne Reeves, TD James Moody Jazz Festival concert, with Renee Rosnes, Anat Cohen, Ingrid Jensen, Nicole Glover, Noriko Ueda and Allison Miller, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $29-$79. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

OCEAN GROVE Cosmic Jerry Band, 7 p.m., Jersey Shore Arts Center, 66 S. Main St. $15. jerseyshoreartscenter.org, 732-502-0050.

PLAINFIELD Plainfield Symphony Orchestra, Pops concert with holiday music and other selections, soloists Alison Bolshoi and Brian Cheney, 7 p.m., Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave. $30-$65. plainfieldsymphony.org, 908-561-5140.

PRINCETON Kelli O’Hara, 8 p.m., McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $55-$80. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

RAHWAY Tommy James and the Shondells, Archdiocese of Newark Catholic Charities benefit concert, 8 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $30-$150. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

RED BANK Jessie’s Girl, “Back to the Eighties,” 7 p.m., also Nov. 13, 9:30 p.m. Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $30. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

ROXBURY Amani, “The Music of Lionel Richie,” 7:30 p.m., Investors Bank Theater, RoxPAC at Horseshoe Lake Complex, 72 Eyland Ave. in Succasunna. $35. roxburyartsalliance.org, 862-219-1379.

SAYREVILLE Armor for Sleep, Never Loved, Silence of You, the Cold Seas, 7:30 p.m., Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $25-$30. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

SUSSEX 461 Clapton Blvd, Eric Clapton tribute band show to benefit playhouse, 7 p.m., Cornerstone Playhouse, Crescent Theater, 74 Main St. at Fountain Square. $20. simpletix.com/e/461-clapton-boulevard-returns-to-cornersto-tickets-75901, 973-702-0687.

TEANECK Tony Harnell, “The Voice of TNT,” 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $20-$25. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

NOV. 14

ALLENTOWN “Musical Generations,” free program of works by Rossini, Schumann, Attwood and others with jazz pianist Enoch Smith Jr., horn player Jeff Lang and Mill Pond Music Academy students and faculty, 3 p.m., Allentown United Methodist Church, 23 Church St. allentownvinj.org, 609-208-9991.

BRANCHBURG Pianist Anastasia Dedik, in-person and live-streamed concert to subsidize private lessons for music majors, 2 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, Edward Nash Theatre, 118 Lamington Road. rvccmusicprogram.org/mozaika-concerts, [email protected]

LAMBERTVILLE Hunterdon Symphony, Stravinsky’s “Pulcinella Suite,” Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” and premiere of composition by SHRHS student W.I. Mokriski, 3 p.m., South Hunterdon Regional High School, Mount Airy Harbourton Road. $10-$20. hunterdonmusicalarts.org, 908-995-7977.

MORRISTOWN Pianist Jenny Lin, “Glass Reflections” recital of works by Philip Glass, Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt, Frederic Chopin and others, 2 p.m., Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $40. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706. Registration required.

NEWARK Cyrus Chestnut, Dorthaan’s Place jazz brunch, 11 a.m., also Nov. 14, 1 p.m. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, NICO Kitchen & Bar, 1 Center St. $45. nicokitchenbar.com, 973-642-1226.

Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition, virtual TD James Moody Jazz Festival program, 3 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, “The Legacy Tour,” 7:30 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $59-$249. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

PLAINFIELD New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, in-person and live-streamed concert, 3 p.m., Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, 716 Watchung Ave. njio.org, 908-603-7691.

SOUTH ORANGE Ember, on-site “Can We Talk?” concert, 5 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 217 Prospect St. $25. scholaonhudson.org, 973-202-0188.

WAYNE Ryan Truedell, “Jazz Room Series” concert, 4 p.m., William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $8-$15. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.

WESTFIELD Pianist Min Kwon, Steeple Concerts recital, 5 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 E. Broad St. $10-$25. steepleconcerts.org, 908-964-3654.

Theater

NOV. 12

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “Heaven Help Me,” dessert-theater production of comedy by Joe Simonelli, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. $25; reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.

BERNARDS “Arsenic and Old Lace,” Trilogy Repertory Theater production of the comedy of two elderly women with a lethal manner of caring for their gentlemen friends, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2:30 p.m. Fellowship Cultural Arts Center, 8000 Fellowship Road in Basking Ridge. $23.75-$45. fellowshipculturalartscenter.org, 908-204-3003.

BOUND BROOK “Rent,” musical following a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $20-$30. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

CAMDEN “The Brothers Size,” South Camden Theatre on-stage production of Tarell Alvin McCraney drama about a bond between brothers, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Waterfront South Theatre, 400 Jasper St. $5-$20. southcamdentheatre.org, 856-409-0365.

CAPE MAY “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” Neil Simon comedy, 7 p.m., also Nov. 13, 2 and 7 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Cape May Stage, Robert Shackleton Playhouse, Bank and Lafayette streets. $22.50-$45. capemaystage.org, 609-770-8311.

CHESTER “Twelfth Night,” Chester Theatre Group production of the Shakespeare comedy, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Black River Playhouse, Grove and Maple streets. $18-$20. chestertheatregroup.org, 908-879-7304.

DEAL “A Bronx Tale, the Musical,” musical based on the Chazz Palminteri autobiographical play, 7 p.m., also Nov. 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave. $32-$65. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9100.

ENGLEWOOD “1+1,” workshop production of new Eric Bogosian play, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13-14, 8 p.m. Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $35. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

FORT LEE “The House Of Agatha Mystrie,” Park Players Productions comedic murder mystery, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 5 p.m. Church of the Good Shepherd, 1576 Palisade Ave. $15-$18. parkplayersproductions.club, 201-941-6030.

LAMBERTVILLE “Elf the Musical,” stage production based on holiday film, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 3 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

LONG BRANCH “What Doesn’t Kill You,” new comedy about a man’s journey through a heart attack, an obsession with Cher and a trip with his husband to a concentration camp, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 3 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway. $40. njrep.org, 732-229-3166.

MONTCLAIR “Next To Normal,” rock music about a family coping with crisis and mental illness, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Vanguard Theater Company, 180 Bloomfield Ave., second floor. $25- $30. vanguardtheatercompany.org, 862-205-3525.

MOUNT OLIVE “Bernhardt / Hamlet,” Theresa Rebeck detailing Sarah Bernhardt’s 1899 attempt at starring in the Shakespeare drama, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Drive in Budd Lake. $20. paxamicus.com, 973-691-2100.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise,” comedic love story during World War II, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 2 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 and 7 p.m. George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. $20-$65. georgestreetplayhouse.org, 732-246-7717.

PLUMSTED “22 A Day,” MTM Players premiere production of drama by Mark A. Bodrog and Hunter Haskins to benefit veterans’ suicide awareness and homeless programs, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 13, noon and 7:30 p.m. American Legion, 2 Meadowbrook Lane in New Egypt. $22, includes finger food and beer. mtmplayers.org/wp/current, 609-273-1409.

RED BANK “Elf the Musical,” Phoenix Productions show, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 3 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $19-$65. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

“Radio Golf,” final play in August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle” of 10 works, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 8 p.m.; Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Two River Theater, 21 Bridge Ave. $40-$70. tworivertheater.org, 732-345-1400.

UNION “Indecent,” drama inspired by the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s “God of Vengeance,” 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14, 2 p.m. Kean University, Wilkins Theater, 1000 Morris Ave. $10-$15. keanstage.com, 908-737-7469.

“The Interpreter,” live-streamed online production of Joseph Vitale drama imagining a Jewish interpreter’s conversations with Nazis at the Nuremberg trials, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 13-14, 7:30 p.m. The Theater Project. $10-$20. thetheaterproject.org, 908-809-8865.

WEST WINDSOR “All Together Now — A Global Event Celebrating Local Theater,” Pennington Players benefit musical revue, 8 p.m., also Nov. 13, 2 and 8 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $25. kelseyatmccc.org, 609-570-3333.

NOV. 13

HOLMDEL “Broadway at the Barn,” “An Evening with Eden Espinosa,” 8 p.m., Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road. $45. holmdeltheatrecompany.org, 732-946-0427.

NUTLEY “Candlestick Creek Manor Murder Mystery,” outdoor Cherry Blossom Players interactive mystery game, 1 p.m., also Nov. 13, 2, 3 and 4 p.m.; Nov. 14, 1, 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Vincent United Methodist Church, 100 Vincent Place. $10. cbpllc.org, 201-514-0626, [email protected]

OLD BRIDGE “All Together Now,” Main Street Theatre Company participation in global celebration of local theater, 8 p.m., also Nov. 14, 3 and 7 p.m. Congregation Beth Ohr, 70 Route 516. $14-$20. mainstreettheatrecompany.org, [email protected]

PISCATAWAY “Anansi’s Story Festival,” free ReThink Theatrical interactive production celebrating historical figures, myths, urban legends and folklore, 1 p.m., also Nov. 13, 3 p.m.; Nov. 14, 1 and 3 p.m. East Jersey Old Town Village, 1050 River Road. middlesexcountynj.gov, rethinktheatrical.org.

POMPTON LAKES “That 70s Musical,” 8 p.m., also Nov. 14, 3 p.m. Rhino Theatre, 247 Wanaque Ave. $30-$32. rhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491. Registration required.

Other

NOV. 12

FLORHAM PARK 23rd Annual Starlight Ball, Mayo Performing Arts Center fundraising gala, 6 p.m., The Park Savoy, 236 Ridgedale Ave. $500. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008. Registration required.

NOV. 13

MORRISTOWN 13th Annual Armistice Ball, Thursday Morning Club dance fundraiser with jazz by the Metropolitan Club Orchestra, afternoon dance workshop, 8-11 p.m., St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Sanctuary, 121 South St. $35-$45. armisticeball.wixsite.com/armisticeball, 973-984-9516.

NOV. 14

ENGLEWOOD The Gazillion Bubble Show, 1:30 p.m., also Nov. 14, 4:30 p.m. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $25-$59. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

WILDWOOD

Spirit Brands Island Cheerleading Championships, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk. wildwoodsnj.com/cc, 609-729-9000.

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