A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Nov. 26-28)

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.

Elizabeth Strong-Cuewas’ “Arch II, Set II” is one of sculptures in “Night Forms: dreamloop by Klip Collective,” opening Nov. 26 at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton.David Michael Howarth Photography.


NOV. 26

HAMILTON “Night Forms — dreamloop by Klip Collective,” opening of exhibit of more than a dozen site-specific combining video projection, light and sound, 5-10 p.m., to run through Feb. 27. Grounds for Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way. $14-$28. groundsforsculpture.org, 609-586-0616.

MONTCLAIR “Greetings from Montclair,” in-person and online postcard-sized artwork sale/fundraiser, Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. studiomontclair.online/product-category/postcard, 862-500-1447.

UNION “Craft Crawl,” map-guided driving tour of crafters and artists at locations around town, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 26-27. Union Municipal Building, 1976 Morris Ave. fb.me/e/1ZwJ1q73N, 908-688-2800.


NOV. 26

NEWARK Thanksgiving Comedy Fest, Earthquake, Luenell, Capone, Smokey Suarez, Tony Rock, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $50-$100. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

POMPTON LAKES Comedy Night, standup with Paul Oldenberg, Gary James, Chip Ambrogio, Joe Costello, Mitch Alan, F. William Samuel and “special guest,” 8 p.m., Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $25. smilingrhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

NOV. 27

CARTERET Mike Marino, 7:30 p.m., Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, 46 Washington Ave. $35-$45. carteretpac.com, 877-849-2722.

MORRISTOWN Manhattan Comedy Night, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $25-$30. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Chris Distefano, 8 and 10 p.m. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

RAHWAY Comedy Explosion, 2 and 6 p.m. Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $59.95-$124.95. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

The Nutcracker

American Repertory Ballet will present “The Nutcracker” Nov. 26-28 at McCarter Theatre in Princeton.American Repertory Ballet


NOV. 26

PRINCETON American Repertory Ballet, “The Nutcracker,” 2 and 7:30 p.m.; also Nov. 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28, 1 p.m. McCarter Theatre Center, Matthews Theatre, 91 University Place. $35-$65. mccarter.org, 609-258-2787.

NOV. 27

ATLANTIC CITY Atlantic City Ballet, “It’s a Shore Holiday” program of contemporary and classical dance set to holiday music, 7 p.m., Caesars Atlantic City Hotel Casino, Circus Maximus Theater, 2100 Pacific Ave. $23-$48. caesarsac.com, 800-443-0104.

EWING Roxey Ballet, in-person and live-streamed “The Nutcracker,” 3 p.m., also Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Villa Victoria Academy, Theatre, 376 W. Upper Ferry Road. $25-$60. roxeyballet.org, 609-397-7616.

NOV. 28

STAFFORD Atlantic CIty Ballet, “It’s a Shore Holiday,” 3 p.m., Stafford Township Arts Center, OceanFirst Theater, 1000 McKinley Ave. in Manahawkin. $10-$25. njstac.com, 609-489-8600.


NOV. 26

MONTCLAIR Disco Biscuits, Thanksgiving shows, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $40-$95. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

SAYREVILLE Streetlight Manifesto, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 8 p.m. Starland Ballroom, 570 Jernee Mill Road. $29.50. starlandballroom.com, 732-238-5500.

NOV. 27

ASBURY PARK John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $35-$40. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

HOPEWELL “The Evolution of Joni Mitchell,” tribute with Lauren Fox, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $40-$45. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

MADISON Eric Mintel Quartet, “Vince Guaraldi and the Holidays,” 6:15 and 8:45 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food/drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

NEWARK Sarah Brightman, “Hymn,” 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $49-$149. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

NEWTON Yngwie Malmsteen, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $44-$59. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.

NOV. 28

WASHINGTON TWP. Chester Baroque Orchestra, free Christmas concert with works of Corelli, Torelli, Manfredini, Vivaldi and Praetoruis followed by reception, 3 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church of Long Valley, 11 Schooleys Mountain Road in Long Valley. chesterbaroque.com, 908-887-2995.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

“A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” will be presented 2 and 5 p.m. Nov. 28 at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.Mayo Performing Arts Center


NOV. 26

BEACH HAVEN “Buddy — the Buddy Holly Story,” musical based on the life of the early rock and roll star, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28, 2 p.m. Surflight Theatre, 201 Engleside Ave. $31-$41. surflight.org, 609-492-9477.

CAPE MAY “Christmas with Harte and O. Henry,” short stories adapted for stage presentation, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 2 and 8 p.m. East Lynne Theater Company, Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. $20-$35. eastlynnetheater.org, 609-884-5898.

ENGLEWOOD “1+1,” workshop production of new Eric Bogosian play, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27-28, 8 p.m. Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $35. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” 1 p.m., also Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St. $29-$59. bergenpac.org, 201-227-1030.

HACKETTSTOWN “A Christmas Carol,” Centenary Stage Company production of Stephen Temperley adaptation of the Charles Dickens novella, 2 p.m., also Nov. 26-27, 8 p.m.; Nov. 28, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE “A Christmas Carol,” stage production based on holiday film, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 3 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MONTVILLE “Barefoot in the Park,” in-person performance of the Neil Simon comedy, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 8 p.m.; Nov. 28, 2 p.m. The Barn Theatre, 32 Skyline Drive. $23. barntheatre.org, 973-334-9320.

NETCONG “The Story of the Nutcracker,” in-person production of stage adaptation of the holiday ballet, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 27, 4 p.m.; Nov. 28, 2 p.m. Growing Stage Theatre, Palace Theatre, 7 Ledgewood Ave. $18-$28. growingstage.com, 973-347-4946.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Summer — The Donna Summer Musical,” stage musical on the life of the disco singer, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 2 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 28, 2 p.m. State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $40-$98. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

ORADELL “A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” musical revue of the showtune composers’ portfolio, 8 p.m., also Nov. 27, 8 p.m.; Nov. 28, 2 p.m. Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road. $25. bcplayers.org, 201-261-4200.

POMPTON LAKES “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Rhino Theatre, 247 Wanaque Ave. $30-$35. rhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

NOV. 27

DEAL “The SpongeBob Musical,” stage show based on Nickelodeon cartoon, 2 p.m., also Nov. 27, 7 p.m.; Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave. $32-$65. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9100.

MANASQUAN “Elf the Musical,” stage production based on the film, 7:30 p.m., also Nov. 28, 3 p.m. Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $30-$40. algonquinarts.org, 732-528-9211.

NOV. 28

MORRISTOWN “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” holiday stage production, 2 p.m., also Nov. 28, 5 p.m. Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$69. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.


NOV. 26

MORRISTOWN Rock and Mineral Weekend, mineral, gem and fossil dealers, rock identification by Morris Museum Mineralogical Society members, noon, also Nov. 27, 10 a.m.; Nov. 28, 1 p.m. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. Free with museum admission. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.

NOV. 28

FORT LEE PuchiCon Pop-Up, themed vendors, games, activities, music and performances inspired by Akihabara maids, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Hyatt Place Fort Lee, 2167 Route 4 East. $10. puchicon.com, 201-470-4329.

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