What’s happening in the Hunterdon area this weekend and beyond (April 1-7)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here’s a small sample of events in the area that you might want to check out in the coming days. Visit the venues’ websites to learn more about current COVID-19 safety measures.

Local composer Heidi Breyer will perform selections from her new work on Sunday, April 3 at ArtYard in Frenchtown.artyard.org

Art museums

IN PROGRESS

CLINTON “Always Never Again” ceramics and drawings by Malcolm Mobutu Smith, until April 17. “Highlight Member – Hetty Biaz,” face paintings made by weaving printed paper and jute into small squares, through April 24. “Form Follows Function – The Art of Nanette Carter,” abstract works, until April 17. Hunterdon Art Museum, 7 Lower Center St. hunterdonartmuseum.org, 908-735-8415.

FLEMINGTON “Sky is the limit,” Exhibition of members of Art Venture, until May 6. Factory Fuel Co. Coffee House, 2 Stangl Road. artventurenj.com, 908-581-1187.

MORRISTOWN “The 8 Dissolutions”, installation of fiber sculptures by New York artist and costume designer Erik Bergrin, until July 10.

“A Cache of Kinetic Art – Timeless Movements”, 35 works of kinetic art by 26 artists, until August 28. “Body Double – The Sarafani Sisters,” new video painting and installation by Iranian identical twin artists Bahareh and Farzaneh Safarani, through April 24. Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3700.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Angela Davis – Seizing Time,” more than 250 objects centered on the life and image of the activist, until June 15. “Painting in Excess – kyiv Art Renaissance, 1985-1993,” until April 10. “How Do You Say – Learn Animal Names with Illustrator Art Seiden,” 33 illustrations with labels in Spanish and English, until July 31. Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Rutgers University, College Avenue Campus, 71 Hamilton St. zimmerlimuseum.rutgers.edu, 848-932-7237.

APRIL 2

FRENCHTOWN silky cobbler, talk with the artist “Artist Ancestors,” 4 p.m., McDonnell Theatre, ArtYard, 13 Front St. $10. artyard.org, 908-996-5018.

APRIL 6

BRANCHBOURG Annual Student Art Exhibition, Part II, works by art and design students, until May 3. Raritan Valley Community College, Art Gallery, 118 Lamington Road. raritanval.edu/arts, 908-526-1200.

The comedy

APRIL 6

NEW BRUNSWICK Medium Cindy Kaza, 7:30 p.m., Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church Street. $30 and minimum of two items. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

APRIL 7

MORRISTOWN David Sedaris, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $39-$69. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEW BRUNSWICK Hassan Minhaj, “The King’s Jester,” 8 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $44.50 – $174.50. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

Michael Blackson, 7 and 9 p.m. Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church Street. $49 and minimum of two items. stressfactory.com, 732-545-4242.

To dance

APRIL 1

NEW BRUNSWICK American Repertory Ballet, world premiere of Ethan Stiefel’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at 7:30 p.m., also April 2, 2, and 7 p.m.; April 3, 2 p.m. New Brunswick Center for the Performing Arts, 11 Livingston Avenue. $25 to $45. arballet.org/a-midsummer-nights-dream, 609-921-7758.

Literature/Books

APRIL 2

CLINTON Carona Davis Diop, in-person presentation by author Carona Davis Diop on how to self-publish, 1 p.m., Hunterdon County Library, North County Branch, 65 Halstead St. Registration required. hlibrary.us, 908-730-6135.

FRENCHTOWN First Saturday Poetry, in-person readings and discussion with poet and playwright Martin Farawell, 6:30 p.m., Frenchtown Bookshop, 28 Bridge St. frenchtownbookshop.com, 908-628-9297.

APRIL 6

BRANCHBOURG Ross Gay, free online reading and discussion with the poet sponsored by the Paul Robeson Institute for Ethics, Leadership, and Social Justice and the College’s Center for Gender and Gender Equity, 4 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College , Evelyn S. Field Library, 118 Lamington Road. bit.ly/3uzsipB, 908-526-1200, ext. 8944.

FLEMINGTON “Worms” Tot Walks, for 2-3 year olds accompanied by adults, 9:30-10:15 a.m. April 6-7, Echo Hill Park, Lilac Drive. Registration required. $5 per child; free accompanying adults. co.hunterdon.nj.us/depts/parks/parks.htm, 908-782-1158.

APRIL 7

BRANCHBOURG torin a. beautiful house, reading and book signing by the poet, noon to 1 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, Atrium, Route 28 and Lamington Road. [email protected]

The music

APRIL 1

FLEMINGTON “Miscast Cabaret” Off-Centre Stages Revue of Broadway tunes hosted by Bart Shatto, 7:30 p.m., Northlandz, 495 Route 202. $25-$30. eventbrite.com, offcentrestages.org.

NEW BRUNSWICK New Jersey Symphony, “Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5” with soloist Louis Lortie, 8 p.m., State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $20 – $92. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

APRIL 2

MORRISTOWN the hollies, 60th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $59-$99. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK New Jersey Symphony, “Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5” with soloist Louis Lortie, 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $25-$90. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

APRIL 3

FRENCHTOWN “Performance and artist conversation with Heidi Breyer,” program with the local composer featuring a selection of her new works for chorus and orchestra accompanied by vocal soloists Barbara Hill and Nathan Halbu, 2 p.m., McDonnell Theatre, ArtYard, 13 Front St. $25. artyard.org, 908-996-5018.

MORRISTOWN Symphony of the Winds of Hanover, “Music as Motion” with solo trumpeter Kenneth DeCarlo, 3 p.m., Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $25. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

New Jersey Symphony, “Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2-4” with soloist Louis Lortie, 3 p.m., $25 to $92. njsymphony.org, 800-255-3476.

APRIL 4

MORRISTOWN beach boys, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $64-$114. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

APRIL 6

NEW BRUNSWICK Incantare, free in-person, live program “Exile—Music of Early Modern Jewish Diaspora,” 7:30 p.m., Rutgers University, Nicholas Music Center, 85 George St. go.rutgers.edu/NMCstream, incantaremusic.com.

Theater

APRIL 1

HACKETTSTOWN “Wood Nightjar”, Centenary Stage Company drama production followed by discussion with playwright Ruth Kirschner, 8 p.m., Centenary University, Sitnik Theatre, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

HILLSBOROUGH “Barefoot in the Park” Comedy Neil Simon, 8 p.m., also April 2, 8 p.m.; April 3, 2 p.m. Somerset Valley Playhouse, 689 Amwell Road (Route 514). $18 to $20. svptheatre.org, 908-369-7469.

LAMBERTVILLE “The sound of music,” Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical Set in the Alps during WWII, 8 p.m., also April 2, 15, and 20; April 3, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

APRIL 2

HACKETTSTOWN “Wood Nightjar”, Centenary Stage Company production of a drama about a young girl investigating what happened to her missing father, 8 p.m., also April 3 and 6, 2 p.m.; April 7, 7:30 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $15-$29.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

HAMPTON “The Return of Sherlock” Original Immersive Musical Dinner Show, 11:30 a.m., also April 3, 2:30 p.m.; April 5-7, 11:30 a.m. Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Route 173 West. $79.50 – $89.50. hhplayhouse.com, 800-447-7313.

APRIL 7

WASHINGTON TWP. “Mom Mia” student production of the musical built around ABBA songs, 7 p.m., Warren Hills Regional High School, 41 Jackson Valley Road. $10 to $15. warrenhills.org, 908-689-3050.

Other

APRIL 1

BRANCHBOURG “Genocide under our watch”, four-part online series from the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies in partnership with World Without Genocide, 10-11 a.m. April 1, 8, 15, and 29, Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 West and Lamington Road in the North Branch. Free but registration required. bit.ly/3MkCslT, [email protected]

APRIL 3

NEW BRUNSWICK “Peppa Pig’s Adventure” family show, 1 p.m., also April 3, 5 p.m. State Theater New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $25.50 to $75.50. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

APRIL 5

AMWELL EAST Kindergarten visit day, registration for local children who will be 5 years old before October 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5-7, East Amwell Township School, 43 Wertsville Road. www.eastamwell.org, 908-788-1256.

APRIL 6

BRANCHBOURG Free information session on cannabis for young adults looking for work, free presentations and workshops sponsored by NJ Cannabis Certified and Valley Wellness in partnership with the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board and Visions & Pathway, 6-7:30 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College Workforce Training Center, Campus Drive. njcannacert.com, bit/ly/Cannabis_info_session.

MORRISTOWN “The bachelor live on stage”, tour version of the TV show, 7:30 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $39-$199. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

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