NEW BRUNSWICK—New Brunswick’s State Theatre will present the 5th annual Hub City Carnivale, a three-week winter festival from Feb. 2 – 25, with performances ranging from the Off Broadway sensation STOMP to a glow-in-the dark puppetry performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to a romantic Valentine’s weekend concert and U.S. premiere tour, of the Philharmonic of Poland.
NEWARK – The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, will return to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall stage on Wednesday, Feb. 23, as part of a seven-city U.S. tour.
STATE – The American Heart Association wants to know about the remarkable women in New Jersey who make it their mission to speak up about women’s issues, work to improve local neighborhoods and serve as role models to encourage healthy lifestyles among women.
SUMMIT — Center For Hope Hospice & Palliative Care will host its 28th Annual Charity Ball on Saturday, Feb. 19. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., this fundraiser will take place at The Grand Summit Hotel, 570 Springfield Avenue, Summit.
CRANFORD—The New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC) has installed an exhibit of antique and vintage radios at the Cranford Public Library, 224 Walnut Avenue. The exhibit will be available for viewing through the end of February.
UNION COUNTY– Oldies band “Remember When” is scheduled to perform March 5 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Kiss Away Cancer, a top fundraising team of the American Cancer Society’s Metro NJ Region, is hosting an oldies dance to raise funds and awareness for cancer.
ELIZABETH — Elizabeth Public Schools is holding its second annual student photo exhibition and competition called “Picturing Excellence.”
METUCHEN – The Golden Globe award-winning film, The Social Network, will return to the Forum Theatre Arts Center this weekend. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, the film is a chronicle of the founding of the Facebook web site.
RAHWAY — The City of Rahway will kick off its annual Black History Month celebration on Thursday, Feb. 3, with an opening reception at 6:30 p.m. in the Fazioli Piano Loft at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway.