South Orange Events

The General Store Holiday Pop-Up Shop opens at 14 South Orange Ave. on Friday, November 23rd at 10:00 a.m. The co-retail space, sponsored by Hearth Realty Group and HomeShore America Bookkeeping and featuring experiences and goods from more than 70 local stores, artists and makers, will host a series of events throughout the holiday season. In addition, the Sip in SOMA podcast will be broadcasting from the space. A full list of store hours from November 23 – December 24 can be found at somageneralstore.com/holiday-shop-hours.

See Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” at The Baird in South Orange from Dec. 7 – 16. Ranging in age from 8-14, SOMA kids have put more than 60 hours and 30 days into rehearsing 16 songs and eight scenes, all culminating into a Disney classic that has brought joy and laughter to multiple generations throughout the years. You won’t want to miss this one! So, don’t be late … buy your tickets today at Tix.com Friday, December 7 at 7:30pm (Opening Night) Saturday, December 8 at 7:30pm Sunday, December 9 at 2pm Friday, December 14 at 7:30pm Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm Sunday, December 16 at 2pm (Final Show) For more information, visit InterACT Theatre Productions’s website.  

The Herb & Milly Iris Gallery at the South Orange Performing Arts Center hosts a new exhibition by Jenny Flexner Reinhardt December 10, 2018-February 22, 2019. A reception open to the public will take place December 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m. In The Price of Sugar, Reinhardt has woven the theme of the bright and seductive appeal of sugar and confectionary, along with its dark side; the addiction, the excess and the disease. Sugar is both sweet and dangerous. Reinhardt is inspired by the bravado of the middle-of-the-night street artist. While not a nocturnal painter herself, she is fascinated by the guerrilla-esque talents of the stencil maker, the spray-painter and the tagger. Her work is part graffiti, part abstraction with figurative form and vintage graphic design thrown in for good measure. It is a heady mixture that guarantees an interesting narrative and will keep you exploring the images for all their hidden elements of literature, history and cultural references that are subconscious elements of life. Jenny Flexner Reinhardt studied at University of Michigan before completing her MFA Cum Laude at the New York Academy of Art. She is an art educator as well as being a very accomplished artist of the highest […]

From South Orange Performing Arts Center: Comedian Todd Barry has confirmed a rescheduled date of December 14 at 8 p.m. at SOPAC to replace his cancelled engagement earlier in the month.  “We are delighted that Todd Barry is able to come back to SOPAC so soon,” said SOPAC’s Executive Director Mark Packer. “Comedy is the perfect antidote to holiday stress! It’s a surefire hit when Todd Barry, with opener Jim Tews take the stage on December 14.” Widely recognized for his roles as the bongo-playing “Third Conchord” on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords and Mickey Rourke’s wise-cracking deli boss in 2009’s Oscar-winning The Wrestler, Todd Barry is famed for his acerbic wit and deadpan self-deprecating humor. Drawing audience members in with his ability to pile punchline upon punchline, his decidedly low-key stage persona belies a deeply intelligent, often biting, occasionally absurdist worldview, one lauded by discerning fans who seek a fresh yet honest update to traditional observation and social commentary. His first Comedy Central special aired in 1999, and his career took off. By the early 2000s, he had made a variety of guest appearances on shows like the recurring role of “Todd the video store clerk” in Dr. Katz, […]

Don McLean performs at South Orange Performing Arts Center Friday, June 7 at 8PM. Don McLean is one of America’s most iconic singer-songwriters and will be forever celebrated for his classic hits “American Pie” and “Vincent (Starry Starry Night).” Since first hitting the charts in 1971, Don McLean has amassed over 40 gold and platinum records worldwide and in 2004 was inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. Tickets start at $68.