ELIZABETH—Colombian art, music, literature, poetry and dance will enrich the library experience for Elizabeth Public Library patrons and guests as the Elizabeth Colombian Lions Club present, Semana Cultural 20 de Julio: A Commemoration of Colombia’s Independence Day.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY—The Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ free summer concert series continues this week with performances in four county parks.
NEWARK – The annual summer collaboration between the New Jersey Performing Arts Center and the New Jersey Youth Theatre is a retelling of Stephen Sondheim’s macabre, Tony Award-winning musical thriller, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
READINGTON—Meaghan Martin, star of the ABC Family television show “10 Things I Hate About You,” will perform live in concert and then meet fans following her performance on Saturday, July 25 at the Quick Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at Solberg Airport in Readington.
NEWARK– The Newark Bears hosted a star-studded celebrity softball showdown to kick off the Atlantic League All-Star Game festivities on June 23 before a crowd of 6,491 fans at Bears & Eagles Riverfront Stadium in Newark.
CLARK – The Union County Summer Arts Festival 2009 concert series moves to Oak Ridge Park in Clark on Wednesday evening, July 8, with a “contemporary country” performance by Mustang Sally. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
While indeed true that Lerner and Loewe didn’t write a hit every time, it is still difficult to grasp that director Harold Ramis (“Caddyshack,” “Ghostbusters” and “Groundhog Day”) thought the unforgivably dreary “Year One” was funny. It’s like learning that Albert Einstein secretly wished he had conceived of Nutty Putty instead of just E=MC2.
CLARK-Phillip Trussler had a bleaching and calico print-works for several years, but in 1845 part of the building was destroyed by fire. In 1847, after the property had become worthless, William Bloodgood, Esq. of New York purchased it.
Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. That is, unless they’ve seen director Nick Cassavetes’s “My Sister’s Keeper.” It’s not exactly the feel-good film you’ve been seeking. But if it’s a first-class, cathartic cry you’re after, be assured the adaptation of Jodi Picoult’s novel has a license to sadden. Even strapping he-men will bawl. Trust me.
LINDEN — At 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, the Van Martin Band – Big Band Review will entertain with patriotic music and songs from the “Rat Pack” at the Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade, 400 North Wood Avenue.