CRANFORD—The Celebration Singers Children’s Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble will hold auditions on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Cranford United Methodist Church, 201 Lincoln Avenue, at the corner of Walnut and Lincoln in Cranford. The…
NEWARK—As part of its eventful year-long centennial celebration, the Newark Museum opens its newly re-conceived Japanese Galleries with the exhibition “From Meiji to Modern: Japanese Art Goes Global, 19th to 21st Centuries.”
WOODBRIDGE – The popular “Music on Main Street” concert series returns to Woodbridge with a Sept. 16 “Blues Extravaganza” featuring Guy Davis and Samuel James, two acclaimed masters of the deep-country blues.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, either now or in the not too distant future, it has been twenty years since an alien mother ship discharged its travelers and then unexplainably perched, seemingly immobile, several hundred feet above Earth. In the interim, its marooned souls have been welcomed by being put in a holding camp called “District 9.”
UNION — Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University will host the Darwin Victorian Luncheon, featuring a lecture and book signing with special guest Weslie Janeway, co-author of “Mrs. Charles Darwin’s Recipe Book Revived and Illustrated,” on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $80 per person, formal attire suggested. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.
SCOTCH PLAINS – Have you ever been curious about Reiki, the Japanese use of touch to promote relaxation and healing? You can learn about Reiki in a free program at the RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center, 2120 Lamberts Mill Road, Scotch Plains.
Hide your soul. No identity is safe. Not as long as Meryl Streep plies her chameleon charms. Body-snatching gourmet legend Julia Child’s very essence in “Julie & Julia,” she endows Nora Ephron’s exercise in comparative destines with its key ingredient. If imitation is in fact the greatest form of flattery, then there could be no finer homage.
SOMERVILLE – Downtown Somerville will host its inaugural Somerville Jazz Festival on Sunday, Sept. 13 from 1 – 6 p.m., rain or shine, on the Somerset County Courthouse Green. Jimmy Heath will be headlining the festival, which will also include The Gretchen Parlato Band, Harry Allen Quartet and Sherman Irby’s “Organomics.”
Dear EarthTalk: What’s the story with the Florida Panther these days? Is it still teetering on the brink of extinction, or is it on the rebound? — Alex T., via email
CRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library’s monthly documentary film series continues on Monday, Sept. 14, with “doxita.”