From Morristown Restaurant Week: The most delicious week of the year is back starting Monday, April 22 and continuing through Friday, April 26! In all, nearly 40 businesses are participating in the upcoming 2019 Morristown Restaurant Week. Presented by the Morristown Partnership and sponsored by Audi Mendham, NJ Advance Media and 40North Restaurant Group, a division of the family-owned global restaurant brand Villa Restaurant Group, this year will mark the 10th installment of the highly anticipated showcase of dining venues in restaurant-rich Morristown. From International flair to American classic, Morristown offers a variety of dining options for families, date nights, business occasions and more. Once again this year, we will be featuring the OpenTable.com reservation option on our website for the Morristown restaurants listed on the popular dining reservation website. Restaurant Week businesses will offer special events, prix fixe menus for lunch and/or dinner, special promotions, and drink specials by our event partners in their establishments. Look for the 2019 Morristown Restaurant Week window decal and posters at participating businesses, and ask for their Restaurant Week menu or special promotion. During Restaurant Week, no tickets or special passes are required, but reservations are highly recommended. More information
“The Sound of Music” comes to Mayo Performing Arts Center April 26 and 27. From MPAC: A new production of the spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to MPAC. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp. Tickets start at $49.
Morris County Park Palooza April 27 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eat, drink, and have fun! Enjoy a day outdoors with 20+ food trucks, a biergarten, live music, free face painting and games for kids, fun activities for adults provided by Jersey Club Sports, and more! Parking is free, and admission allows for re-entrance throughout the day. Purchase tickets online in advanced for a discounted rate at GardenStateFoodTruckFest.com. All proceeds benefit the Morris County Park Commission and keeping our parks a place for you to enjoy – thank you for your support! $5 per adult, $2 per child online; $10 per adult, $5 per child day of.
From Morris Parks Commission: Celebrate spring, and join a fun and unique experience of turning fleece into woolen fiber at a NEW location. Spend a day on the farm, and watch a live sheep shearing as it was done in the past without electricity. Enjoy hands-on activities, such as weaving and crafting, meet the cute baby lambs, and tour the Foster family’s 1854 Gothic revival-style mansion, the Willows. More information
Bernadette Peters at MPAC May 11at 8 p.m. From MPAC: Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert and on recordings. One of Broadway’s most critically acclaimed performers, most recently seen in Hello, Dolly, Peters has won numerous accolades including three Tonys, a Golden Globe, two Grammys and three Emmy nominations. Throughout her illustrious career, Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. Best known for her work in the theater, Bernadette is currently starring on Broadway as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the hit musical, Hello, Dolly! She also enjoys a career which boasts an impressive list of television credits, including co-starring in Amazon Prime’s highly popular Mozart in the Jungle, which won the 2016 Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy or Musical series. She also co-stars in the CBS All-Access series, The Good Fight, a spin-off of the network’s popular series, The Good Wife.
From MPAC: Black Violin is led by classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus, who combine their classical training and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom.” “Their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.”- NPR More information
From Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown: The Beer BBQ Bacon Showdown is New Jersey’s first festival, featuring only New Jersey Beer, coupled with restaurants, gourmet food trucks & Chefs, offering a delectable array of mouth watering BBQ & Bacon creations, all available for purchase. There will be a competition to showcase their culinary skills, with a panel of celebrity judges choosing the best of the best, along with People’s Choice awards for Best Dish & Best Beer. 30 New Jersey Breweries will be in attendance, each bringing 3 styles of Beer. One of these styles will be either a rare Beer or a Brew created specifically for this event. The event will take place outdoors and under tents, with some fantastic Music! This is destined to become a New Jersey Spring classic. More information
From MPAC : The six men comprising Styx have committed to rocking the Paradise together with audiences far and wide by entering their second decade of averaging over 100 shows a year, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last. Styx draws from over four decades of barnburning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts. Like a symphony that builds to a satisfying crescendo, a Styx set covers a wide range of stylistic cornerstones. From the progressively sweeping splendor that is “The Grand Illusion” to the hunker-down fortitude of all that is the “Blue Collar Man,” from the majestic spiritual love for a special “Lady” to the seething indictment of preening, primping pageantry for pageantry’s sake of “Miss America,” from an individual yearning for true connection as a “Man in the Wilderness” to a soul-deep quest to achieve what’s at the heart of one’s personal vision in “Crystal Ball,” from the regal reach-for-the-stars bravado of “Come Sail Away” to the grainy all-in gallop of that rugged “Renegade” who had it made, the band draws on an unlimited cache of ways to immerse one’s mind and body in their signature sound. More […]
From Mayo Performing Arts Center: Collective Soul are pumped and primed to celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2019 in all-out style, but they’re really just gearing up for the long haul. Ever since the barnburning rock band from Stockbridge, Georgia burst onto the national scene with the runaway success of their multi-platinum 1993 debut Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid and its ensuing mega-smash hits like “Shine” and “Breathe,” they’ve been on an upward trajectory that’s seen them play to sold-out audiences across the globe while concurrently amassing an impressive catalog of beloved songs instantly recognizable by their titles alone. More information
From Morris County Park Commission: Step onto the battlefield, and become a part of the action as the American Civil War is brought to life. Reenactors from the Second New Jersey Brigade present the daily lives of soldiers, while demonstrating musket, artillery, and bayonet drills, cannon firings, exciting skirmishes, and so much more. Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. More information
From The Frelinghuysen Arboretum: Celebrate the 13th Annual Fairy Day! Welcome these wee folks into the garden by designing and creating a magical, miniature garden home made from all natural materials. Enjoy delicious treats and live music, and create a fairy themed craft to take home. At 3 p.m., join a colorful, musical procession around the gardens to marvel at the finished projects. Feel free to wear your best fairy finery. Perfect for fairy believers, both young in age and young at heart! More information
From Mayo PAC: Buddy Guy takes the stage at Mayo PAC Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Buddy Guy is one of the greatest living blues artist in the world, defining second generation Chicago blues with his wild performances and screaming guitar solos. The Grammy Award-winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee is an iconic force who proves that the blues are alive and well. Tickets start at $49.