The Arts Are Thriving in Middlesex County

ART

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

Origami Paper Art

Tue, March 27, 11am or 2pm

With Lusine Katrjyan of Lusine Paper Art

The Indian Queen Tavern at East Jersey Old
Town Village • 1050 River Road, Piscataway, NJ •
MiddlesexCountyNJ.gov

ZIMMERLI ART MUSEUM | RUTGERS

GUEST SPEAKERS

Join us for perspectives on a variety of topics: photographer Bill Owens discusses his current Zimmerli exhibition (April 3); Ilene Susan Fort presents “Identity, Imagination and Science: Helen Lundeberg’s Surrealism” (April 11); and a panel of artists and writers launch the new “Prison Nation” issue of Aperture magazine (April 24). FREE
71 Hamilton St, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ • ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

SUNDAY GALLERY TALK

Curator-led discussions in the exhibition Set in Stone: Lithography in Paris, 1815-1900 focus on “Bursts of Color in Nineteenth-Century Lithography” (April 15). FREE
71 Hamilton St, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ • ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

LUNCHTIME CHAMBER MUSIC PERFORMANCES

April 6, May 4

Bring a lunch (or grab one at PaparaZzi Café) and enjoy a performance by music students from Mason
Gross School of the Arts. FREE
71 Hamilton St, College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, NJ • ZimmerliMuseum.rutgers.edu

MUSIC

NEW BRUNSWICK JAZZ PROJECT

Celebrating Women’s History Month!

Join us for a month-long celebration showcasing performances with women as band leaders and wherever possible, mostly or all female ensembles! FREE
18 events in March at these various locations: George Street Ale House, Inc Restaurant, Hyatt,
and Due Mari • NBJP.org

MASON GROSS SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Opera at Rutgers:
Carl Orff’s Igranieri

Sun, April 15, 7:30pm

A collaboration with Hub City Opera and Dance, in their inaugural production. Based on a Grimms’ fairy tale involving characters who steal the moon for their country, which does not have a moon of its own. Performed in German with English supertitles.
$5–$15 • 848-932-7511 • Nicholas Music Center, 85 George Street at Route 18

STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY

Grupo Niche

Fri, April 13, 8pm

Colombian salsa group Grupo Niche’s hits include “Cali Pachanguerno,” “Cali Aji,” “Sin Sentimientos,” Una Aventura,” “Buenaventura y Caney,” and “Gotas de Lluvia.”
$29-$85 • State Theatre New Jersey
15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
STNJ.org

NEW BRUNSWICK CULTURAL CENTER/ARTS NEW BRUNSWICK

Hub City Music Festival 2018

April 3-29, times vary

Join us for 20 events in 22 days for our Annual FRIENDRAISER for Elijah’s Promise, as we showcase renowned musicians (local and national) in participating venues in New Brunswick and Highland Park: The YARD @ College Ave, Zimmerli Art Museum, Delta’s, Harvest Moon, Blackthorn, Court Tavern,
Above Art Studios, and Pino’s and help spread awareness about the programs and services that Elijah’s Promise provides.
NewBrunswickArts.orgFacebook/HubCityMusicFestival

NEW BRUNSWICK FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 6, 11am-6pm

Come celebrate this annual festival as we share the rich and diverse Mexican culture with the community, featuring: live dance and music performances, tasty samplings of authentic Mexican cuisine and offerings of dance classes and artisanal workshops. FREE
New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue and George Street between Liberty Street and Bayard Street in New Brunswick, NJ • NBFPL.orgFacebook/LazosAmericaUnida

THEATER

CROSSROADS ON THE ROAD

Pia Wilson’s Back to the Real
World Premiere!

May 11-20

It’s a play about a brother and sister who must navigate the potholes along the way to becoming actual adults. The play explores race, colorism, sexism, and anti-LGBTQ sentiment in the African American community. How are the brother and sister going to (or not going to) stand up for each other? This production is in partnership with NJPAC.
Mastrobuono Theater • 85 George St, New Brunswick, NJ • CrossroadsTheatreCompany.org

GEORGE STREET PLAYHOUSE

Trying

March 13- April 8

Internationally known Francis Biddle, Chief Judge of the Nuremberg trials, opponent of the Japanese internment camps during World War II, and Attorney General under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is 81 years old, elegant, sharply cantankerous, and trying to put his life in order. When a young, new secretary is hired, the two struggle to communicate but come to understand how two strangers at very different places in their lives can unexpectedly and forever influence each other.
103 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ
GeorgeStreetPlayhouse.org

STATE THEATRE NEW JERSEY

The Wizard of Oz

Fri, May 4, 7:30pm
Sat, May 5, 2pm & 7:30pm

The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road with Dorothy, Toto, and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography, and classic songs.
$35-$98 • State Theatre New Jersey • 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ • STNJ.org

coLAB ARTS

Life, Death, Life Again:
Children Sentenced to Die in Prison

Thu, April 12, 7pm-10pm
Sun, April 15, 2pm-5pm

A verbatim theater piece by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, that shares the stories of people sentenced to die in prison for violent crimes committed as children, and a victim’s son who chose to lead with forgiveness. Each performance will be followed by a facilitated discussion on the themes discussed in the play—radical forgiveness and how we can create a more humane criminal justice system.
Produced by coLAB Arts. Underwritten by New Jersey Council for the Humanities.
April 12 at Reformed Church of Highland Park, 19 South Second Avenue, Highland Park, NJ Sunday • April 15 at Zimmerli Art Museum, 71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, NJ

OTHER EVENTS

NEW BRUNSWICK COMMUNITY FOOD ALLIANCE

New Brunswick Food Forum

Sat, March 24, 10am-2pm

Join the New Brunswick Community Food Alliance for a free, bilingual event open to all—promoting family fun, music, and educational games with free food, cooking demos, and more!
Redshaw Elementary School’s auditorium and cafeteria • 216 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick, NJ • nbfoodaliance@gmail.com

NEW BRUNSWICK FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY

9th Annual Indian Holi Festival

Sat, April 7, 1pm-3pm

The festivities begin with Mehndi (Indian henna tattoo), a display of regional dresses and jewelry, and crafts for children. There will be music and dance performances, delicious Indian food, and color play.
FREE and open to all ages • New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue and George Street between Liberty Street and Bayard Street in New Brunswick, NJ • NBFPL.org

PISCATAWAY PUBLIC RELATIONS ADVISORY COMMISSION

Piscataway’s 27th Annual Street Fair

Sat, May 12, 10am-4pm

Come join us for this Family-friendly event featuring: food, vendors, and much more! This is a rain or shine event!
Piscataway Town Hall, 455 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ • Pwaypublicrelationsadvisory@gmail.com
732-562-2301

ELIJAH’S PROMISE

Mercado Esperanza

April 22 & May 20, 11am-4pm

The Mercado Esperanza is a monthly market celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage, and artistic soul of New Brunswick’s diverse Latino community Opening April 2018, this community marketplace will showcase local food vendors, artists, cultural performers, and Promise Culinary
students and graduates. Partners include New Brunswick Tomorrow and coLAB Arts.
Joyce Kilmer Park • 143 Joyce Kilmer Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
For more information visit ElijahsPromise.org

Earth Day Hub City Sounds Festival at Promise Garden

Sat, April 21, 10am-2pm

Earth Day Hub City Sounds Festival at Promise Garden will kick-off the garden season for Promise Agriculture with a garden workday filled with free food, music, yoga, and fitness classes and urban agriculture workshops. Collaborators include New Brunswick Cultural Center/Arts New Brunswick, Iguana Music, Makin Waves, RWJ Fitness and Wellness, Promise Culinary School, and the Mayor’s Wellness Event.
The garden is located across from 52 Tabernacle Way, New Brunswick, NJ.

New Brunswick CICLOVIA

Sun, April 22, 11am-4pm

Come Join us for a free, citywide initiative that closes the streets to cars and opens them to people— promotes healthy active living through experiencing New Brunswick’s vitality, livability, and diversity in a safe place for people to exercise and play.
NBActive.com

Rutgers Day 2018

Sat, April 28, 10am-4pm

The 10th annual Rutgers Day will continue to have a statewide presence in 2018 with programming in Camden, New Brunswick, and Newark. There is something for everyone at each location! Experience hands-on learning activities, see exhibitions and demonstrations, enjoy entertaining stage performances, and more!
RutgersDay.Rutgers.edu

THE YARD @ COLLEGE AVE

Come and enjoy these FREE Springtime activities:

Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, March 29, 3pm

College Basketball Fan Fest

Monday, April 2

Movie Night Every Wednesday

Starting Wednesday, April 4, 9pm

Mario Kart Night

Thursday, April 5

Live Lunchbreak Music every Friday

Starting Friday, April 6, 12pm

Outdoor Yoga Every Sunday

Starti ng Sunday, April 8, 10:30am

40 College Avenue • TheYardRU.com

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