Donny’s Picks: Event Recommendations for January 5-7

We know it’s cold and snowy outside, baby. That’s why we’re happy to offer a “mind-bending psychological thriller,” music galore, and beer. Lots and lots of beer. How about that to cure your winter doldrums?

The Calling by Joel Stone
Saturday, January 6 at 8:00 p.m. (Previews begin January 4)

New Jersey Repertory Company
179 Broadway, Long Branch

From NJRC: “Warm up your winter with a heart-pounding, mind-bending psychological thriller, peppered with comic relief and served up by award-winning playwright, Joel Stone. In an empty church following Mrs. Callahan’s funeral, a man of faith and a burned-out ICU nurse wage a battle of wits and deep convictions about life and death, conscience and faith, that culminates in a shocking resolution. Commissioned by NJPAC’s Stage Exchange in Association with NJTA and NJRep.” Ticket information available here.

Photo via Modern Crowds


Modern Crowds with The Cold Seas, Dentist and Above the Moon
Friday, January 5, doors at 7:30 p.m.
The Saint
601 Main Street, Asbury Park

From NJ-based Modern Crowds will be filming their video to their song “Closer.” The line-up also includes The Cold Seas, Dentist and Above the Moon. Tickets available here.

Music + Benefit
Light of Day Benefit including special tribute to Tom Petty
Friday, January 5 at 8:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church of Montclair
40 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair

Outpost in the Burbs is again thrilled to partner with the Light of Day Foundation! The Light of Day Foundation, Inc., utilizes the power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and related illnesses such as PSP and ALS within our lifetime. Light of Day North Jersey 2018 will feature Willie Nile, James Maddock, Jeffrey Gaines, Joe D’Urso, Isabella Rose and Emily Grove and will include a special tribute to Tom Petty. $35 advance price / $40 at the door. A very limited number of $75 VIP tickets available that include pre-show meet and greet and reserved seating.

Photo via Dark City Brewing Company

Eat + Drink
Dark City Brewing Company 2nd Anniversary and DBCB2 Release Party
Friday, January 5 – Monday, January 8
Dark City Brewing Company
1001 Main Street, Asbury Park

Head to Dark City for their 2nd Anniversary party as they turn their taps into an EPIC “Weird Beer Weekend” featuring 17 mega-variants, some completely new, some old favorites!