Think there's nothing to do in NJ?  Think again!  Many of the venues and businesses below host live concerts, art shows, poetry readings, film screenings, community events and more on a daily/nightly basis that feature NJ's local artists and creative minds. 

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Atlantic County

Boneyard Bar & Grill (20 S Virginia Ave, Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401)

Eagle Theatre Inc. (208 Vine Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037)

  • 14 FEBRUARY - 25 FEBRUARY - Little Women: The Musical

    Event Description: The story that swept the nation is brought to life in this new musical phenomenon. Brimming with adventure and imagination, heartache and hope, this epic production is full of joyful melodies, unforgettable characters, and uplifting spirit. Little Women: The Musical is guaranteed to capture your heart and destined to astonish the world.

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    Keywords: theatre, musical

Kathedral Event Center (Kathedral Event Center, 499 S. Egg Harbor Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037)

Bergen county

Mexicali Live (1409 Queen Anne Rd, Teaneck, New Jersey 07666)

Stosh's (18-15 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, New Jersey 07410)

Burlington County

Randy Now's Man Cave (134 Farnsworth Ave, Bordentown, New Jersey 08505) 

VFW Post 6295 (94 10th St., Marlton, NJ)

Camden County

Coffee Works Too - Brewed From The Heart (910 Berlin Rd, Voorhees Township, New Jersey 08043)

Studio Luloo (215 W Clinton Ave, Oaklyn, New Jersey 08107)

The Vault at Victor Records (150 South White Horse Pike, Berlin, NJ)

Cape May County

Chalk Zone SJ (Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210)

Essex County

73 See Gallery (73 Pine St., Montclair, NJ)

Arts Unbound (542-544 Freeman St, Orange, New Jersey 07050)

  • 14 FEBRUARY - 28 MARCH (EVERY WEDNESDAY), 5:30-7:30PM:

    Arts Unbound presents "Secret Sip & Paint with Lorena Vera" at 198 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

    The Secret Sip and Paint class will focus on the opposite of your typical sip and paint class! If you are feeling adventurous, or just want to learn techniques of well-known artists, this is the class for you! Each week, the instructor will conduct a painting activity that is challenging, informative, yet fun. Learn fine art techniques and genres by master artists from different art periods while sipping on your Vino!

    Adults $25
    Seniors $15


    Keywords: Art Class, Painting, BYOB, Sip and Paint

  • 14 FEBRUARY - 30 MARCH, 7:30-10PM:

    Arts Unbound presents "Dynamic Gestures & Figures" at 198 Bellevue Ave, Montclair, NJ 07043

    The Dynamic Gesture and Figures is a figure drawing class with a strong focus on rendering the figure with a sense of gestural rhythm, emotion, and storytelling. Geared towards those interested in comic book art, animation, figure drawing, and illustration.

    Our class encourages students to breathe life into their work with unique performances from models that generate dynamic poses, with a sense of action and purpose.  Active lectures taking place during poses, speak on techniques to “loosen up” during drawing to capture the natural flow of movement and purpose in the figure, leading them to dynamic works that live beyond the page.  Sketchbook reviews during breaks that push patrons beyond their current level and sensibilities, pushing them into new realms of creativity powered by the imagination.

    This will be a 12-week drop in course starting on January 19th and ending on March 30th. Each 2 and a half hour class will focus on a new topic that culminates in a broadening understanding of figure drawing and it’s nature in #storytelling media. The price for students will be $10 with valid ID. Adults $20.

    Adults $20
    Students $10


    Keywords: Art, Drawing Class
  • 8 MARCH, THURSDAY, 6-8PM - "Still Got It!" at The Dora Stern Gallery at Arts Unbound

    Event Description: ORANGE, NJ: Arts Unbound presents Still Got It! an exhibition of emerging artists forging their artistic careers after the conventional retirement age of 65. The exhibition features the work of Ida Ballard (East Orange, NJ) and Romelia Jones (Union, NJ) accompanied by a selection of senior artists, many of whom participate in The Elder Art Ambassadors Program at Arts Unbound; a training program for visual arts educators. 

    The show opens with a reception on Thursday, March 8, from 6 pm to 8 pm, and will be on view through March 31 at the Dora Stern Gallery at Arts Unbound, 544 Freeman Street, Orange, NJ.

    Ida Ballard writes, “For me, the meaning of “Still Got It!” is more about continuing to build my rich and active life despite having muscular dystrophy than it is about aging. I have a restless creative spirit wanting to explore the magic and mystery of making images. My paintings and collages evolve as I paint and paste. All of nature; landscape, human and animal forms, are a constant part of my expressed vision.”

    Each work on paper by Romelia Jones begins with a live model or still life arrangement as inspiration. She will often combine a variety of media in her works on paper with unique and distinctive use of ink, watercolor, pastel, collaged paper and fabric. She writes, "My work reflects my love of God, people and nature, specifically, animals and flowers, which I love to draw, paint and share with others. However, I am not necessarily trying to draw or paint them exactly as they are, which can't be done anyway, but as I feel they are. When I capture this feeling in my work, I experience great joy." 

    Ida Ballard and Romelia Jones each began turning their passion for making art into a profession with help from the Career Coaching Program at Arts Unbound. The program is a designed to help artists with disabilities and emerging senior artists build self-advocacy skills and relationships with art patrons. Working one-on-one with our coach, participants set employment goals and develop action plans. Program staff assist artists to find opportunities to exhibit, market, and sell their work. 

    Many of the artists featured in this exhibition are participants in The Elder Art Ambassadors Program at Arts Unbound; a nine-month program where seniors receive training in the visual arts including drawing, painting, mixed media, and upcycling to prepare them to become art instructors themselves. At the conclusion of the training period, the Elder Art Ambassadors lead community art classes for their peers. Last year, the Elder Art Ambassadors passed on their artistic knowledge to more than 50 senior students. 

    This exhibit was made possible in part by a grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

    In the spirit of the show, art patrons who are seniors 65 and older may take a 10% discount on any art purchase from this exhibit.

    Arts Unbound is dedicated to the artistic achievement of people living with disabilities and seniors. They provide visual arts education and professional development to help emerging artists compete on the retail market. By promoting the work of artists with disabilities and seniors, Arts Unbound centers their art-making rather than any impairments and by doing so challenges the stigma associated with disability and aging.

    Contact Person: Celene Ryan, Director of Artist Development,

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    Keywords: Art Exhibition, Senior Artists, Art Gallery, Art Show

Essex Regional Educational Services Commission (369 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, NJ)

Gallery OVO (126 South Orange Ave., South Orange, NJ 07079)

Index Art Center (237 Washington St, Newark, NJ 07102)

Kilkenny Alehouse (27 Central Ave, Newark, NJ)

Local Coffee (107 Watchung Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07043)

Montclair Public Library (50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042) 

SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center (1 SOPAC Way, South Orange, NJ 07079)

Trend Coffee & Tea House (411 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ)

Gloucester County

Hudson County

Andco (201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Beat Street (150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Cathedral Hall (380 Montgomery St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-3318, United States)

Grace Church Van Vorst (39 Erie Street,  Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Historic Downtown Jersey City Farmers' Market (Grove Street PATH Plaza, Newark Ave & Grove Street, Jersey City)

Inner Space: A Chamber Gallery (175 Duncan Ave., Unit 2, Jersey City, NJ 07306)

Liberty Science Center (222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ 07305)

Liberty State Park (1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ 07305 )

Maxwell's Tavern (1039 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030)

Nimbus Dance Works (165 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Transmission (150 Bay Street, Jersey City, NJ 07302)

Hunterdon County

Flemington DIY (90 Main St, Flemington, NJ 08822) 

Mercer County

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey 08812)

Middlesex County

Elmer B Boyd Park (Rt. 18 North, New Brunswick, NJ) 

Naner Manor (contact event organizer for address, New Brunswick, NJ)

New Market Firehouse (801 South Washington Avenue, Piscataway NJ)

NJ Skateshop (160 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ)

Random House Publishing NB (contact event organizer for address, New Brunswick, NJ)

Roxy & Dukes Roadhouse (745 Bound Brook Rd. (Rt.28), Dunellen, New Jersey 08812)

Rutgers University Alexander Library (169 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ)

Scarlet Pub (131 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, New Jersey, NJ 08901)

Volume IV (120 Jersey Ave, New Brunswick, NJ)

Monmouth County

    GameChanger World (798 Route 9 S, Howell, New Jersey 07728)

    Paul's Tavern (1705 Main St, Lake Como, New Jersey, NJ 07719)

    Wonder Bar (Fifth & Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712)

    Morris County

    BoonTunes (613 Main St, Boonton, New Jersey 07005)

    Hot Rods BBQ (175 N Main St, Wharton, New Jersey 07885)

    Investors Bank Theater At the Roxpac (72 Eyland Ave, Succasunna, NJ 07876)

    Maxfield's on Main (713 Main St, Boonton, New Jersey 07005)

    Morristown National Historical Park, Museum Building (30 Washington Place, Morristown, NJ)

    Taphouse 15 (75 State Route 15 S, Jefferson, New Jersey 07885)

    Ocean County

    Laurita Winery (85 Archertown Rd, New Egypt, New Jersey 08533)

    Point Pleasant Branch-Ocean County Library (834 Beaver Dam Rd, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey 08742)

    Toms River Elks Lodge #1875 (600 Washington St, Toms River, New Jersey 08753)

    Passaic County

    Clash Bar (39 Harding Ave, Clifton, NJ 07011)

    Somerset County

    Sussex County

    Union County

    Crossroads (78 North Ave, Garwood, NJ 07027)


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