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From Wheaton Arts: What spark ignited these exhibiting artists to create their latest works? Join us in celebrating with the artists as they push their limits while also challenging the viewer to fuel their own creative fire! This invitational exhibit includes works by Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Jo Yarrington, and from featured “ignite! a Wheaton Gather” guest artist, Richard Royal. Located in The Gallery of Fine Craft, this exhibit is free for everyone to experience (except during special outdoor events). More information

From [words]: Fleishman Is in Trouble with author Taffy Brodesser-Akner in conversation with Oprah Magazine Books Editor Leigh Haber Wednesday,  June 19 — 7:30 pm If you could do it all over again, would you? Should you? One man finds out in this finely observed, occasionally raunchy and often hilarious exploration of marriage, sex, and dating. In her debut novel, Brodesser-Akner beautifully navigates the fault lines of an institution that has proven to be worthy of our great wariness and our great hope. More information

From BB&T Pavilion: If you loved the Grateful Dead, then you’ll be thrilled to hear that Dead & Company, the group formed of three original members plus John Mayer, is on tour once again in 2019!! They’re bringing the Grateful Dead experience to the BB&T Pavilion on Thursday 20th June 2019! It’s going to be incredible – you’ve got to be there!! Hit the “Buy Tickets,” button now and get ready for the show of a lifetime!! Formed of Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart, in addition to John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti, Dead & Company perform the songs of the Grateful Dead so the live experience for fans never dies! This perfect combination of musicians vibe off one another to give the Grateful Dead songs all new life, live on stage. For a band that improvises a lot onstage, there are extra steps that need to be taken in order to work together as a unit. “There’s a certain kind of weightlessness that you feel,” drummer Mickey Hart said, when asked about the band’s rehearsal and preparation for their tours together. “Everything that you do works, and everybody’s smiling and jumping up and down. There’s magic, […]

From North Jersey Pride: From Selma to Stonewall – June 20, 7:00 PM – 10 PM North Jersey Pride Documentary showing and talkback at The Woodland, Maplewood Ticketed event More information

From Slow Food Northern NJ: Slow Food Northern NJ is proud to partner with Garden State Kitchen for an evening of tastes prepared by Chef Rolf Baumann. Ingredients will be locally sourced from NJ farms, the Foraged Feast, Coeur et Sol Urban Farm and other nearby purveyors. Ironbound Hard Cider will be on hand with free tastes and information about their NJ-made drink. You are also welcome to bring your own wine or beer. Wine pairing recommendations have been graciously provided by Kimberly Severson of Spoon & Cork. More information 

From Jenkinson’s: Join us on the beach for our weekly fireworks every Thursday starting at dark! (Weather permitting, may be cancelled with little or no notice). More information 

From Downtown After Sundown: Jazz On Sloan Presents Swing Town Big Band in Downtown After Sundown. South Orange Village Center Alliance invites you to dine and dance under the stars as we present Downtown After Sundown in the Live Music Capital of North Jersey. Big Band will be in Spiotta Park. Join us under the Gazebo on Fridays for Jazz on Sloan and in Spiotta Park on Saturdays where every style of music from acoustic to zydeco, jazz to flamenco will be represented. Concerts kick off Memorial weekend through Labor Day, every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm to 10pm. Downtown After Sundown is produced by the South Orange Village Center Alliance and graciously sponsored by the Township of South Orange. Special thanks to SOVCA volunteer Gregory Burrus for managing the series. More information

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