THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Legendary Irish rockers The Saw Doctors help you celebrate St. Patrick's Day, 9 p.m., Saturday, The Music Box
NEXT WEEK: Comedian Jim Jeffries delivers punchlines at 9 p.m., Friday, March 23; Liza Minelli brings her revue to the Event Center, 8 p.m., Saturday, March 24
BOOK IT NOW: 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 WEEKEND Friday — Romeo & Juliet, 7:30 p.m., Wilkins Theatre; Saturday — TAO, The Art of the Drum, 7:30 p.m., Wilkins Theatre
NEXT WEEK Grammy-winning American soprano Christine Brewer, Enlow Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 24
BOOK IT NOW Jazz performer 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: Saturday — Women of Ireland, a celebration of traditional Irish music and stepdancing, 3 and 8 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: John Pizzarelli Quartet: Dear Mr. Sinatra, The jazz guitarist, vocalist and bandleader returns to Morristown to perform favorites from the "Chairman of the Board's" songbook, 8 p.m., Friday, March 23
BOOK IT NOW: Country gal Loretta Lynn graces the stage at 8 p.m., March 30; The Moody Blues perform a pair of shows in Morristown, 8 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10, 11
Check out mayoarts.org for details about these and other shows.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
THIS WEEKEND: Tonight — Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, under the direction of Ton Koopman, performs Bach's Mass in B Minor; 7:30 p.m., Prudential Hall; Saturday — New Jersey Ballet, featuring West Point Concert Band, 7 p.m., Prudential Hall
NEXT WEEK: Herbie Hancock and His Band, the 14-time Grammy-winning jazz pianist-composer; 8 p.m., Friday, March 23
BOOK IT NOW "Cinematic Titanic," the original crew of snarky cult-classic TV show Mystery Science Theater 3000 brings bad films to hilarious real-time analysis, 8 p.m., Friday, March 30; Shaq All-Star Comedy Jam, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 7
Check out njpac.org to check out these and other events.
The Prudential Center, Newark
THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Devils v. Pittsburgh Penguins, 1 p.m.; Nets v. New Orleans Hornets, 8 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: Nets v. Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 p.m., Monday; WWE Presents Smackdown, 7 p.m., Tuesday; Nets v. Washington, 7:30 p.m., Thursday;
BOOK IT NOW: "Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil," 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, March 30, 31
Check out prucenter.com for details about these and other shows.
South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange
THIS WEEKEND: Sunday — Jazz in the Loft Series: Jazz Legacy All-Star Jam with John Lee, 5 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: Kyle Eastwood Band, the son of the iconic actor is an acclaimed jazz musician, 8 p.m., Saturday
BOOK IT NOW: Blues in the Loft Series continues with Michael Hill's Blues Mob, performing their acoustic blues; 5 p.m., Sunday, March 25
Go to sopacnow.org for more details about all shows.
Scotty’s Steakhouse, Springfield
THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Chris Rich started her career as an actress/singer/dancer before concentrating on her comedy career. She headlines a show that includes Ed McGonical and Matt Jenkins.
NEXT WEEK: Ross Bennett, the son of a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps and a West Point dropout delivers an act the pulls from his life and real-life observations. Corey Alexander and James Hesky open the show. Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24.
BOOK IT NOW: Michael Worthington, who has a law degree, has been seen on Comedy Central and BET. The show also features Larry Defelice and Mike Casey.
For details and more information, log onto scottyssteakhouse.com.
Shanghai Jazz, Madison
THIS WEEKEND: Toight and Saturday — The Claudio Roditi Quartet brings Brasilian jazz to Shanghai Jazz.
NEXT WEEK: Pianist Derek Smith of the Benny Goodman Band, Wednesday; Guitarist/vocalist Grover Kemble and vocalist Brynn Stanley, Friday, March 23; Rob Paparozzi Trio, vocalist/harmonica player for the Blues Brothers & Blood, Sweat & Tears, Saturday, March 24
BOOK IT NOW: Diva Trio, all-star female band that features Sherrie Maricle on drums and Tomoko Ohno on piano, Thursday, March 29; Vocalist/pianist Champian Fulton and her trio channel the great ladies of jazz, Friday, March 30.
All shows 6:30 and 8:30. Check out shanghaijazz.com for more details.
State Theatre, New Brunswick
THIS WEEK: Tonight — HD screening of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's historic 2002 concert in Barcelona; 8 p.m. Saturday — Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, 8 p.m.
BOOK IT NOW: Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, Thursday, March 29; Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble, Friday, March 30; Hamlet, Saturday, March 31
Check out statetheatrenj.org for more details.
Stress Factory Comedy Club, New Brunswick
THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Ian Bagg, a veteran of HBO specials and appearances on Conan O'Brien, Craig Ferguson and Jay Leno
NEXT WEEK: Gilbert Gottfried, Thursday; Richard Lewis, Friday and Saturday, March 23, 24.
Book It Now: Dave Attell, Host of Comedy Central’s Insomniac, Dave's Old Porn, The Gong Show and a regular guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, Friday and Saturday, March 30, 31
Check out stressfactory.com for more details.
Wellmont Theatre, Montclair
THIS WEEKEND Saturday — Boyce Avenue, Secondhand Serenade and After Party deliver their pop hits and covers of their favorite songs.
NEXT WEEK No shows
BOOK IT The Fab Faux, featuring the Hogshead Horns & the Creme Tangerine Strings, Saturday, March 24; "Barstool Blackout Tour", billed as the world's biggest blacklight party, Thursday, March 29; 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.
Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows.