A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (April 22-24)

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WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings you may want to check out in the coming days. Check ahead, for some events are being postponed or canceled over COVID-19 concerns. Visit venue websites to learn about COVID-19 safety precautions in effect.

Nathan Chen

Olympic Gold medalist Nathan Chen is one of the skaters scheduled to take part in Stars on Ice 2022 Friday, April 22, at the Prudential Center in Newark.prucenter.com

Art/Museums

APRIL 22

MONTCLAIR “Black Wall Street: A Case for Reparations,” closing reception, 6-8 p.m., Montclair State University, George Segal Gallery, Valley Road and Normal Avenue. montclair.edu/galleries, 973-655-3382.

APRIL 23

MONTCLAIR “ViewPoints 2022,” opening reception 3-5 p.m. for 25th annual open juried exhibit of 50 works by 48 artists, to run through May 27. Studio Montclair Gallery, 127 Bloomfield Ave. studiomontclair.org, 862-500-1447.

NEWARK 13th annual Gallery Aferro Auction Benefit and Party, artwork, DJ, cocktails, ice cream bar, snacks, raffle and “best hat” contest, 7-10 p.m., Gallery Aferro, 73 Market St. $35. aferro.org, 973-645-9361.

APRIL 30

SUMMIT “Art and Soul” Spring Gala, Visual Art Center of New Jersey fundraiser with music by Gatsby Now, cocktails, sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, 6:30-9 p.m., Canoe Brook Country Club, 1108 Morris Turnpike. $550; reserve by April 22. artcenternj.org/art-and-soul, 908-273-9121.

Comedy

APRIL 22

HACKENSACK Liz Black’s Comedy Birthday Celebration, hosted by Griff with Erica Campbell, 7:30 p.m., Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 102 State St. $45. hacpac.org, 201-820-3007.

RED BANK Tracy Morgan, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $30-$75. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

WOODBRIDGE Stunt Comedian Max Winfrey, 8 p.m., also April 23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 3 p.m. Avenel Performing Arts Center, 150 Avenel St. in Avenel. $39.50. avenelarts.com, 732-314-0500.

APRIL 23

HACKENSACK Howdy Stranger, improv comedy troupe, 8 p.m., Hackensack Performing Arts Center, 102 State St. $25. eventbrite.com, 201-724-0636.

READINGTON “A Magical Evening of Comedy,” Knights of Columbus Council 6930 dinner show fundraiser with Mike Spade, Larry Stevens, Gemini and Larry Hoey, 8 p.m., Our Lady of Lourdes, 390 Route 523 in Whitehouse Station. $50. ollwhs.org, 908-256-9760 or 908-217-4330.

Dance

APRIL 22

MORRISTOWN MOMIX, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $29-$59. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWARK Shen Yun, classical Chinese dance, 7:30 p.m., also April 23, 1 and 6 p.m.; April 24, 1 p.m. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Prudential Hall, 1 Center St. $80-$200. njpac.org, 201-503-1333.

APRIL 23

BRANCHBURG New Jersey Ballet, “Don Quixote,” 7:30 p.m., Raritan Valley Community College, The Theatre, Route 28 and Lamington Road. $25-$45. rvccarts.org/don-quixote, 908-725-3420.

EWING Roxey Ballet, “Mowgli” family-friendly performance and “Graduation Ball” one act choreographed by Mark Roxey, 2 p.m., also April 24, 2 p.m. Villa Victoria Academy, 376 W. Upper Ferry Road. $36-$60. roxeyballet.org, 609-397-7616.

SOUTH ORANGE Carolyn Dorfman Dance, “Returning to Disconnect,” 8 p.m., South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $25-$35. sopacnow.org, 973-313-2787.

Fairs/Festivals

APRIL 23

CLINTON “Grayrock N Roll” Spring Festival, more than 60 vendors and food trucks, a cappella group, DJ, face painting and glitter tattoos, horses, goats, pigs and chickens, animal rescue dog and cat adoptions, tricky tray and raffle, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., also April 24, Grayrock Farm Sanctuary, 85 Grayrock Road. $5 parking. 908-202-1322.

Literary/Books

APRIL 23

KNOWLTON Seventh Annual “Day of Wine, Romance and More,” book signings with more than 40 local authors, optional wine tasting, noon-5 p.m., Brook Hollow Winery, 594 Route 94. adayofwineromanceandmore.com, 908-496-8200.

Tracy Morgan

Comedian Tracy Morgan will perform Friday, April 22, at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank.thebasie.org

Music

APRIL 22

ASBURY PARK Splintered Sunlight, Grateful Dead tribute, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $20. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

CRANBURY Bassist Gene Perla and Trio, free Jazz Appreciation Month outdoor concert, 7 p.m., Plainsboro Preserve, 80 Scotts Corner Road. plainsborolibrary.org, 609-275-2897.

FLEMINGTON Coo Coo Cachoo, Simon and Garfunkel tribute, 6-9 p.m., Northlandz, 495 Route 202. $25-$65. northlandz.com, 908-310-8098.

HOPEWELL Adam Ezra Group, 8 p.m., Hopewell Theater, 5 S. Greenwood Ave. $27.50-$32. hopewelltheater.com, 609-466-1964.

MONTCLAIR Carsie Blanton, Trio Format, 8 p.m., First Congregational Church, Outpost in the Burbs, 40 S. Fullerton Ave. $30-$33. outpostintheburbs.org, 973-744-6560.

MORRISTOWN Joe Jencks, the Levins, 7:30 p.m., The Folk Project, Morristown Unitarian Fellowship, 21 Normandy Heights Road. $10.50. folkproject.org, 973-335-9489.

NEWARK “American Songbook,” performance with James Monroe Iglehart and Jim Dale to be taped for PBS series, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

NEWTON John Waite, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $34-$49. skypac.org, 973-940-6398.

PRINCETON Jon Shain and F.J. Ventre, Princeton Folk Music Society concert, 8 p.m., Christ Congregation Church, 50 Walnut Lane. $10-$25. ccprinceton.org, princetonfolk.org.

STANHOPE Daniel Donato, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, 45 Main St. $16.50. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TEANECK Eric Martin, Trixter, 7 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $25-$35. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

WAYNE WP Voice, Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro” opera, 7 p.m., also April 24, 2 p.m. William Paterson University, Shea Center for Performing Arts, 300 Pompton Road. $10-$15. wp-presents.org, 973-720-2371.

APRIL 23

ASBURY PARK Bettie’s Bombshells Bowie Ball, “fashion runway rock extravaganza,” 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $35-$40. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

CARTERET Groupo Barak, “Fuego and Poder” tour, 8 p.m., Carteret Performing Arts & Events Center, 46 Washington Ave. $40-$125. carteretpac.com, 877-849-2722.

MAHWAH Mack Brandon’s Gospel Explosion, 8 p.m., Ramapo College of New Jersey, Sharp Theater, 505 Ramapo Valley Road. $8-$25. ramapo.edu/berriecenter, 201-684-7844.

MORRISTOWN Temptations, the Four Tops, 8 p.m., Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St. $69-$109. mayoarts.org, 973-539-8008.

NEWTON Vanilla Fudge, Beyond Purple, 8 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $39-$54. skypac.org, 973-940-6398.

OCEAN CITY “A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald,” South Jersey Jazz Society program with vocalist Paula Johns, 4-6 p.m., Ocean City Arts Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., first floor. $15-$20. oceancityartscenter.org, 609-399-7628.

RED BANK Almost Queen, tribute act, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $29.50-$99.50. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

Almost U2, Pure McCartney, tribute acts, 8 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $22-$35. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

ROXBURY Bargain, outdoor Who tribute, 2 p.m., Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Ave. in Succasunna. $20. 973-945-0284.

STANHOPE Iron Butterfly, 7 p.m., Stanhope House, 45 Main St. $27.50. stanhopehousenj.com, 973-347-7777.

TEANECK The Virtual Band, 8 p.m., Debonair Music Hall, 1409 Queen Anne Road. $20-$25. debonairmusichall.com, 201-833-0011.

TRENTON Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, “The Genius of John Williams,” 7:30 p.m., War Memorial, Patriots Theater, Memorial Drive. $35-$65. capitalphilharmonic.org, 215-893-1999.

Smashed 2

Gandini Juggling will present the U.S. premiere of “Smashed 2” at the Alexander Kasser Theater on the Montclair State University campus in Montclair through April 24.peakperfs.org

APRIL 24

ASBURY PARK Dayseeker, Holding Absence, Thornhill, Caskets, 6:30 p.m., House of Independents, 572 Cookman Ave. $16. houseofindependents.com, 732-977-5284.

Lettuce, 7 p.m., Stone Pony, 913 Ocean Ave. $28-$30. stoneponyonline.com, 732-502-0600.

CHERRY HILL Greater Philadelphia Choral Society, program of Mozart’s Requiem and opera aria selections, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Presbyterian Church, 499 Route 70. $15-$25. givebutter.com/IWaIWm, 804-212-4945, [email protected]

DEAL Pianist Art Topilow and Vocalist Deb Lyons, “I Feel the Earth Move” program of popular music and standards, 3 p.m., Axelrod Performing Arts Center, 100 Grant Ave. $38-$42. axelrodartscenter.com, 732-531-9100.

HOPEWELL TWP. Moss Henry and the Bryophytes, western swing, country and originals, 3-5 p.m., Titusville Presbyterian Church, 48 River Drive. $15-$20. titusvillechurch.org, 609-737-1385.

JERSEY CITY Godspeed You Black Emperor, 8:30 p.m., White Eagle Hall, 335-337 Newark Ave. $35. whiteeaglehalljc.com, 201-885-5166.

LAMBERTVILLE “Gershwin & Friends: American in Paris,” Riverside Symphonia program with pianist Leonel Morales playing selections by George Gershwin, Ignacio Cervantes, Serge Prokofiev, Jacques Offenbach and Maurice Ravel, 3 p.m., South Hunterdon Regional High School, Mount Airy Harbourton Road. $15-$55. riversidesymphonia.org, 609-397-7300.

NEWARK The Doo Wop Project, 3 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $49-$69. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

RED BANK Temptations, the Four Tops, 7 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, 99 Monmouth St. $39-$120. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SOUTH ORANGE Alex Tea, “Blues in the Loft” concert, 7 p.m., The Loft at SOPAC, South Orange Performing Arts Center, 1 SOPAC Way. $20. sopacnow.org, 973-666-1191.

SUMMIT New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, free in-person and live-streamed spring concert, 3 p.m., Lawton C. Johnson Summit Middle School, 272 Morris Ave. njio.org, [email protected]

TOMS RIVER Danny Jonokuchi and the Revisionists, 3 p.m., Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. $20-$24. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

WASHINGTON TWP. Dover String Quartet, in-person concert, 3 p.m., Bunker Hill Presbyterian Church, 330 Greentree Road (Route 651) in Sewell. $12-$28. musicatbunkerhill.org, 856-494-6077.

Guitarists/Vocalists Grover Kemble and Bob Marks, “Music in the Valley” concert, 3 p.m., Middle Valley Community Center, 357 W. Mill Road in Long Valley. $20, children free. middlevalleynj.org, [email protected]

WATCHUNG Jazz Pianist Rio Clemente, 3 p.m., Watchung Arts Center, 18 Stirling Road. $25. watchungarts.org, 908-753-0190.

WESTFIELD Violinist Aaron Boyd, Violist Paul Neubauer and Pianist Alessio Bax, “Mostly Music” concert of works by Rebecca Clarke, Ludwig Thuillle and Felix Mendelssohn, 3:30 p.m., Temple Emanu-El, 756 E. Broad St. $40, students free. mostlymusic.org, 908-789-8578.

Sports & Recreation

APRIL 22

NEWARK Stars on Ice 2022, show starting Nathan Chen, Alysa Liu and U.S. figure skating champions, 7:30 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St. $20-$100. prucenter.com, 973-757-6600.

APRIL 23

NUTLEY IWF 25th Anniversary Event, wrestling matches to benefit American Cancer Society Relay for Life, 7:30 p.m., Nutley Parks and Recreation Building, 44 Park Ave. $20-$35. campiwf.com/nutley, 973-284-4966.

APRIL 24

FRANKLIN TWP. Tour de Franklin Charity Bike Ride, Franklin Food Bank in-person fundraiser with 62-, 40-, 25- and 10-mile rides, 1-to-5-mile walk or ride, 5-and 10-mile rides along canal, 7:30 a.m., Franklin High School, 500 Elizabeth Ave. in Somerset. $20-$60. franklinfoodbank.org/events, 908-507-9004.

Theater

APRIL 22

BOUND BROOK “Guys and Dolls,” stage musical, 8 p.m., also April 23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m. Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $20-$30. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

CHESTER “The Dresser,” Chester Theatre Group production of comedy set backstage at a British community theater in WWII, 8 p.m., also April 23, 8 p.m. Black River Playhouse, Grove and Maple streets. $18-$20. chestertheatregroup.org, 908-879-7304.

HACKETTSTOWN “Head Over Heels,” NextStage Rep production of the musical comedy, 8 p.m., also April 23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $10-$22.50. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

LAMBERTVILLE “The Sound of Music,” Rodgers & Hammerstein musical set in the Alps during World War II, 8 p.m., also April 23, 3 and 8 p.m.; April 24, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $23-$25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MILLBURN “The Wanderer,” musical based on the life and music of Dion, 8 p.m., also April 23, 1:30 and 8 p.m.; April 24, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Drive. $36-$98. papermill.org, 973-376-4343.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Inherent Resolve,” Genesis Festival production of new Afghanistan war drama by Richard Wesley, 7 p.m., Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. $20. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.

NUTLEY “Perfect Arrangement,” Topher Payne comedy built around the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, 8 p.m., also April 23, 2 and 8 p.m. Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place (off Brookfield Avenue). $20. nutleylittletheatre.com, 201-294-9157.

POMPTON LAKES “Rabbit Hole,” David Lindsay-Abaire drama of sudden loss and deep grief, 8 p.m., also April 23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 1 p.m. Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $28. smilingrhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” musical with songs from the Disney film, 7:30 p.m., also April 23, 7:30 p.m.; April 24, 3 p.m. Rhino Theatre, 247 Wanaque Ave. $30-$35. rhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

RED BANK “Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies,” one-woman show with Jessica Sherr, 7:30 p.m., Count Basie Center for the Arts, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $39-$49. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

SUMMIT “Life’s Work,” Vivid Stage world premiere production of Laura Ekstrand about challenged relationships, 8 p.m., also April 23, 8 p.m.; April 24, 2 p.m. Oakes Center, 120 Morris Ave. $25-$39. vividstage.org, 908-514-9654.

UNION Premiere Play Festival, outdoor readings of new plays from Premiere Play Festival finalists, 7 p.m., also April 23, 7 p.m.; April 24, 5 p.m. Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave. Free but registration required. premierestagesatkean.com, 908-737-7469.

WEST WINDSOR “The Diary of Anne Frank,” MCCC Academic Theater and Dance Programs production of drama based o the Holocaust survivor’s writing, 8 p.m., also April 24, 2 p.m. Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $18-$20. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333.

APRIL 23

CHATHAM “The Tea Party,” Chatham Community Players staged reading of Angelle Whavers’ work based on the Boston Tea Party revolt, 7 p.m., Chatham Playhouse, 23 N. Passaic Ave. $10 suggested donation; registration required. chathamplayers.org, 973-635-7363.

LAMBERTVILLE “The Frog Prince,” family musical production, 11 a.m., also April 23, 1 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $10. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

NEW BRUNSWICK “The Ballad of Debbie Walker,” Genesis Festival production of new autobiographical musical by Divinity Roxx, 7 p.m., Crossroads Theatre Company, New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 11 Livingston Ave. $20. crossroadstheatrecompany.org, 732-545-8100.

WEST WINDSOR “The Diary of Anne Frank,” MCCC Academic Theater and Dance Programs performance to benefit the Mercer County Holocaust Center followed by talkback, 8 p.m., Mercer County Community College, Kelsey Theatre, 1200 Old Trenton Road. $101. kelseytheatre.org, 609-570-3333.

APRIL 24

RAHWAY “Pete the Cat,” sensory-friendly family production, 1 p.m., Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. $8. ucpac.org, 732-499-8226.

Other

APRIL 22

MONTCLAIR Gandini Juggling, U.S. premiere of “Smashed2,” 7:30 p.m., also April 23, 7:30 p.m.; April 24, 3 p.m. Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater, College Avenue and Red Hawk Road. $40. peakperfs.org, 973-655-5112.

Josh Gates, “Expedition Unknown” TV celebrity, 7 p.m., Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St. $29-$94. thewellmonttheater.com, 973-783-9500.

APRIL 23

GARWOOD Grindhouse Nights Film Festival, screening of independent horror films with live entertainment, cast and crew meetups and networking, noon, also April 24, noon Crossroads, 78 North Ave. $10-$40. grindhousenightsfilmfest.com, 908-347-5879.

MORRISTOWN Spring Encampment, free re-enactment of soldiers and civilians during the Revolutionary War with military maneuvers, musket firing, camp cooking, sewing and other demonstrations and special children’s muster, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., also April 24, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Jockey Hollow, Morristown National Historical Park, Tempe Wick Road. nps.gov/morr, 973-543-4030.

NEW BRUNSWICK “Paddington Gets in a Jam,” family stage show, 1 p.m., also April 23, 6 p.m. State Theatre New Jersey, 15 Livingston Ave. $15-$65. stnj.org, 732-246-7469.

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