Make Date Night A Weekend Carnival
Got in trouble for not having a romantic Valentine's Day? Take these cues to work your way out of the doghouse.
THIS WEEKEND: Tonight and Saturday — Aaron Lewis performs at 9 p.m., The Music Box; Saturday — "The Deadmeat Tour," featuring Steve Aoki and Datsik, at the Event Center, 10 p.m.; Sunday — Lisa Lampanelli brings her outrageous comedy to the Event Center; 10 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: Alesso, 10 p.m. Monday at MurMur
BOOK IT NOW: Legendary Irish rockers The Saw Doctors help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, 9 p.m., Saturday, March 17, The Music Box; Liza Minellibrings her revue to the Event Center, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 24; Lewis Black rages about things large and small, 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31, The Music Box; Kevin James takes a break from family-friendly films to perform his stand-up act, 8 p.m., April 7, Event Center,
Check out theborgata.com for details about these and other shows.
Kean University, Union
THIS WEEK No shows
BOOK IT NOW George Winston, 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4; Ravi Coltrane, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 14; Kathy Mattea, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6.
Check out keanstage.com for details about these and other shows.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
This Weekend: Tonight — Tschaikowski St. Petersburg State Orchestra, 8 p.m.; Saturday — Celebrate Mardi Gras with the Soul Rebels Brass Band and Brother Jocephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, 8 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: The Starlight Series: Nova Chamber Ensemble, 8 p.m., Tuesday; The Robert Cray Band and Shemekia Copeland, The five-time Grammy-winning blues guitarist/singer teams up with acclaimed singer and Jersey Girl Copeland, 8 p.m. Thursday; The Spencers: Theatre of Illusion, 7:30 p.m., Friday, Fe. 24; New Jersey Ballet's Repertory Concert of Audience Favorites, 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
BOOK IT NOW: Garden State Folk and Roots Festival, 3 p.m., Sunday, March 11; Women of Ireland, a celebration of traditional Irish music and stepdancing, 3 and 8 p.m., Saturday, March 17; Country gal Loretta Lynn graces the stage at 8 p.m., March 30.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Philadelphia-based Philandanco brings their high-speed dance to stage 7 p.m.; Sunday — New Edition, featuring Whitney Houston's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, performs their hits during their 30th anniversary tour; 7 p.m., Prudential Hall
NEXT WEEK: Hugh Masakela, the South African singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist whom Rolling Stone calls "one of the most thrilling live performers around," 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25
BOOK IT NOW ; The Chieftains celebrate their 50th Anniversary and help audiences kick off the countdown to St. Patrick's Day; 8 p.m., Saturday, March 10.
Check out njpac.org to check out these and other events.
The Prudential Center, Newark
THIS WEEKEND: Tonight — Devils vs. Anaheim Ducks, 7 p.m. Saturday — Harlem Globetrotters, 1 p.m.; Sunday — Nets v. Milwaukee Bucks, 7 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: Seton Hall Men's Basketball v. Georgetown, 7 p.m., Tuesday; Nets v. Orlando Magic, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday; Devils v. Vancouver Canucks, 7 p.m., Friday; Seton Hall Men's Basketball v. Rutgers, 5 p.m., Saturday; Devils v. Tampa Lightning, 1 p.m., Sunday
BOOK IT NOW: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Thursday, March 1 through Sunday, March 4
Check out prucenter.com for details about these and other shows.
South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange
THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Eric Roberson and Angela Johnson perform a night of Rhythm & Blues and soul music; 8 p.m. Saturday
NEXT WEEK: no shows
BOOK IT NOW: Author and monologist Malachy McCourt performs "Living Life and Laughing at Death" at 8 p.m., Friday, March 9; Country singer/songwriter Pam Tillis performs at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 10.
Go to sopacnow.org for more details about all shows.
Scotty’s Steakhouse, Springfield
THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Mike Egan, veteran comic and longtime host of "Rascal's Comedy Hour," takes the stage; Ophira Eisenberg and Greg Stone also will perform
NEXT WEEK: Seymour Swann, regularly seen on HBO, BET and Comedy Central, headlines a show that also features Matt Christmas and Darry Charles.
BOOK IT NOW: New York's Rising Star Chris Monty takes the stage, March 2-3.
For details and more information, log onto scottyssteakhouse.com.
Shanghai Jazz, Madison
THIS WEEKEND: Music of New Orleans at 6:30 and 8:30 tonight; For Valentine's Day, the Tony DeSare Trio headlines a dinner/dancing show for jazz lovers ($75/person; reservations only)
NEXT WEEK: Tonight — Herb Woodson Blues/Soul Quartet, featuring the music of Van Morrisson, Otis Redding and other R&B hits; Saturday — Winard Harper Group, led by the charismatic drummer who played with Dr. Billy Taylor and Betty Carter.
BOOK IT NOW: Special Event with jazz legend Freddy Cole Quartet, next Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 and 25.
All shows 6:30 and 8:30. Check out shanghaijazz.com for more details.
State Theatre, New Brunswick
THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Fiddler on the Roof; Make it extra special with Date Night packages, starting at $128 (including special-seating tickets, wine and chocolate).
NEXT WEEK: Coppelia in HD, captured live at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow and shown on the theatre's 46-foot HD screen, 7 p.m., Wednesday; The Pink Floyd Experience begins at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.
BOOK IT NOW: Larry the Cable Guy delivers his red-neck ruminations at 8 p.m., Sat, March 10; The Irish Rovers spread their luscious harmonies with the season's traditional hits at 8 p.m., Sunday, March 11; HD screening of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's historic 2002 concert in Barcelona; 8 p.m., Friday, March 16
Check out statetheatrenj.org for more details.
Stress Factory Comedy Club, New Brunswick
THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — The Amazing Jonathan, who headlines in Las Vegas and was featured in The Aristocrats
NEXT WEEK: Wendy Liebman, a hysterically jarring subliminal comedian brings her storied act to New Brunswick, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 23-25.
Book It Now: Bob Marley — no, not that one, the one from Boondock Saints and Conan O'Brien appearances — Thursday through Saturday, March 1-3; Comedy stalwart Dom Irrera performs Friday and Saturday, March 9, 10
Check out stressfactory.com for more details.
Wellmont Theatre, Montclair
THIS WEEK NO SHOWS
BOOK IT Longtime power-balladeers (and husband and wife) singer Pat Benatar & guitarist Neil Giraldo remind us that "Love is a Battlefield", 8 p.m., Thursday, March 1; Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson, Friday, March 2; Levon Helm Band, led by the iconic member of The Band, performs on a bill that also includes former J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, Friday, April 6 (Show postponed from Feb. 10).
Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows.
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