Kathy Mattea performs at Kean University

Country star highlights a variety of live performances perfect for couples in need of a date night.

The Borgata 

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Angst-pop stars Counting Crows deliver their hits and new songs, 8 p.m., Event Center

 NEXT WEEK: Russell Brand, the soon-to-be former-Mr.-Katy-Perry does, well... whatever it is that he does, Thursday and Friday, May 4,5, 9 p.m., The Music Box; Comedian-turned-sitcom-star-turned-talk-show-host-turned-comedian George Lopez, 9 p.m., Friday, May 5, Event Center

BOOK IT NOW: Florence & the Machine, 8 p.m., Friday, May 12, Event Center; Joan Rivers, 6 p.m., Friday, May 19, The Music Box; Hip-hoppin' stud du jour Pitbull brings the party tunes, 9 p.m., Thursday, May 25, Event Center

Check out theborgata.com for details about these and other shows.

Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank

THIS WEEKEND: Friday, Sunday — The Wizard of Oz
bings her friends from Kansas, somwhere over the rainbow — and Toto, too — to Jersey, 8 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. Sunday.

NEXT WEEK: Squeeze, one of the few '80s bands to survive the '80s music scene with their livers, noses and bank accounts intact, performs their impressive list of hits at 8 p.m., Wednesday

BOOK IT NOW: Music, cultural and biofuel icon Willie Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 12; Steve Winwood, whose music and influence on music has spanned decades, performs at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 27.

Go to countbasietheatre for more details about all shows.

Kean University, Union

THIS WEEKEND Sunday — Country star Kathy Mattea, 3 p.m., Enlow Recital Hall

NEXT WEEK  No shows

BOOK IT NOW No shows

Check out keanstage.com for details about these and other shows.

Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown

This Weekend: Tonight — Grammy-nominated pianist Brad Mehldau and saxophonist Joshua Redman show off their jazz chops, 8 p.m.

NEXT WEEK: "Manhattan Comedy Night" is a review featuring emcee Melvin George, Andy Pitz, Tommy Drake and Joe Starr; 8 p.m., Friday, May 4; New Jersey Jazz Society presents Vince Giodano and His Nighthawks, 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6.

BOOK IT NOW: Guitar hero Joe Walsh brings his "Analog Tour" into Mo-town at 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7; Darius Rucker, the lead singer of Hootie and the Blowfish who's now topping the country charts as a solo performer, plays at 8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13.

Check out mayoarts.org for details about these and other shows.

New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark

THIS WEEKEND: Tonight — New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, led by Jacques Lacombe and guest violinist Gim Shaham perform a program of works by Mozart, Berg, Danielpour and Prokoflev, 8 p.m., Prudential Hall

NEXT WEEK: West Side Story, one of theater's most enduring musicals, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the revival of Leonard Bernstein's classic, Tuesday through Sunday, May 6, Prudential Hall 

BOOK IT NOW: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NJPAC's principal resident dance company, performs its yearly NJPAC show, 8 p.m., Prudential Hall; Will Downing, the reigning romanticst R&B crooner, makes women swoon at 8 p.m. in the Victoria Theater. 

Check out njpac.org to check out these and other events.

The Prudential Center, Newark


NEXT WEEK: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Devils . Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m., Thursday; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 4, 5; 

BOOK IT NOW: McDonald's Gospelfest, 4 p.m., Saturday, May 12 

Check out 
prucenter.com for details about these and other shows.

South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange

THIS WEEKEND: Tonight, Saturday, Sunday —
Seton Hall University's theater department stages Resurrection Blues, Arthur Miller's 2006 allegorical comedy about a captured mysterious miracle-maker who will be killed on a reality show.

NEXT WEEK: No shows

BOOK IT NOW:  Suzanne Vega performs her folky hits, Thursday, May 10; "An Evening with Tom Wopat" gives audiences the chance to see how the former Duke of Hazzard honed his musical chops over the years on the Broadway boards; Saturday, May 12

Go to sopacnow.org for more details about all shows.

Scotty’s Steakhouse, Springfield

THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Kyle Grooms, a regular on Comedy Central and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy in a show that features Terry McNeeley and Mary Radzinsky. 

NEXT WEEK: Doug Karpf, star of Sirius Satellite radio, Atlantic City clubs and USO shows, performs his act after his co-stars, Pat Barker and LaTice, warm up the Springfield crowd. Friday and Saturday, May 4,5

BOOK IT NOW: Robin Fox, star of the "Bud Lite Ladies of Laughter" shows, as well as XM and Sirius radio comedy channels, headlines a show that features Julia Scotti and Dr. Freddy Seltzer. Friday and Saturday, May 11, 12

For details and more information, log onto scottyssteakhouse.com.

Shanghai Jazz, Madison

THIS WEEKEND: Tonight – The Alex Kautz Trio, featuring Grammy-winning pianist Helio Alves, performs Brasilian jazz; Saturday — Star bassist Marcus McLauren leads his eponymous trio before the Madison jazz set; Sunday — Fundraider for the Drew University Center for the Holocause/Genocide Study; Contact Carole Brodsky for tickets at 973-408-3600

NEXT WEEK: The Dan Levinson Trio features the clarinetest/saxophonist who performed with Wynton Marsalis; Wednesday

BOOK IT NOW: Rob Paparozzi Quartet plays the music of Dr. John and Randy Newman, Friday, May 4; Jerry Vivino Quartet features the members of The Conan O'Brien Show band, Saturday, May 5; Star vocalist Gregory Generet returns for one show, Sunday, May 6

All shows 6:30 and 8:30. Check out shanghaijazz.com for more details.

Stress Factory Comedy Club, New Brunswick

THIS WEEK: Tonight and Saturday — Emmy Award winner and Comedy Central regular Judy Gold brings her stand-up act to New Brunswick. 

NEXT WEEK: Brian Posehn, a regular on the Sarah Silverman Show and HBO's Mr. Show. Don't recognize the name? You will recognize the face; Thursday, Friday, Saturday.

Book It Now: W. Kamou Bell, a regular on Comedy Central and Comics Unleashed, performs Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 10, 11, 12; Amy Shumer, who was featured on Last Comic Standing and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17-19

Check out stressfactory.com for more details.

Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway

THIS WEEKEND: Saturday — Wayne Newton bids everyone a sincere dankeschein for their decade of support for his acting, singing and Vegas stylings, 8 p.m.;

NEXT WEEK: "Ballet With a Latin Beat II" kicks off a Cinco de Mayo celebration, 8 p.m., Saturday, May 5

BOOK IT NOW: Oddball crooner and born-too-late vaudeville jokester Leon Redbone tickles eccentrics' funny bone, 8 p.m., Friday, May 18; Modern blues stalwart Robert Cray performs at 8 p.m., Friday, June 15; An acoustic evening with rock/pop legend Dave Mason, 8 p.m., Thursday, June 28

Go to unioncountypac for more details about all shows.

Wellmont Theatre, Montclair


NEXT WEEK: Marilyn Manson and The Pretty Reckless, 8 p.m., Wednesday; Chicago, 8 p.m., Friday;

BOOK IT NOW:  Willie Nelson & Family, 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 16, 17; Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9; Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 19.

Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows.



More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »