A glance at N.J. entertainment this weekend (Aug. 20-23)

WHAT’S GOING ON? Here is a small sample of area happenings — some in-person, others online — you may want to check out in the coming days.

This quilt by Madi Appell is one of the works in “8 Uncommon Threads” opening Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Monmouth Museum.monmouthmuseum.org


AUG. 21

LINCROFT “8 Uncommon Threads,” opening reception 4-7 p.m. for exhibit of fabric art by Ellen Piccolo, Madeleine Appell, Margaret Walsh, Joyce Crupi, Kirsten Fisher, Shari Werner, Martha McDonald and Susan Byrnes, which will run through Nov. 7. Monmouth Museum, 765 Newman Springs Road. monmouthmuseum.org, 732-747-2266.


AUG. 20

ENGLEWOOD Troy Alan, Charles McBee, Josh Ryan, 8 p.m., Black Box Performing Arts Center, 49 E. Palisade Ave. $30. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070.

MIDDLETOWN Knights of Columbus Comedy Night, Vincent T Lombardi Knights of Columbus dinner show with Joseph Anthony, Sandy Ehlers and host Mike Jenkins, 7 p.m., St. Mary’s Elementary School, 538 Church St. $45, $75 couple. gingerninjacomedy.com/events/k-of-c-comedy-night, 732-903-4386, [email protected].

STOCKTON “Catskills on the Delaware,” deli dinner and comedy show with Joey Novick, Phil Selman and Scott Blakeman, 5:30 p.m., The Borscht Belt, 19 Bridge St. $50. 609-460-4051.

AUG. 21

BOUND BROOK Mike Marino, 8 p.m., Brook Arts Center, 10 Hamilton St. $25-$35. brookarts.org, 732-469-7700.

EATONTOWN Anthony Rodia, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green,” 7 p.m., Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. in Fort Monmouth. $39-$65. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

NEWARK Lisa Marie, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39.50-$49.50. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.

RED BANK Chris Covert, KP Burke, Brian O’Halloran, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, The Vogel, 99 Monmouth St. $25. thebasie.org, 732-842-9000.

Steve Hofstetter, “The Dark Stuff” comedy tour, 8 p.m., Count Basie Theatre, 99 Monmouth St. $20-$45. countbasietheatre.org, 732-842-9000.

Ramy Youssef

Comedian and storyteller Ramy Youssef will appear at New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Victoria Theater on Sunday, Aug. 22.njpac.org

AUG. 22

NEWARK Ramy Youssef, 7 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, 1 Center St. $39.50-$49.50. njpac.org, 732-897-6500.


AUG. 20

HILLSBOROUGH Hillsborough Rotary Fair, amusement rides, games, entertainment, DJ, vendors, petting zoo and fireworks on Friday, 6-11 p.m., also Aug. 21, 6-11 p.m. Hillsborough Promenade, Town Field, 315 Route 206. hillsboroughnjrotary.com, 908-229-5045 or 908-256-5349.

AUG. 21

FRANKLIN TWP. 141st Annual Harvest Home, vendors, food, live entertainment, antique and quilt shows, silence auction and other attractions, 3:30 p.m., Griggstown Reformed Church, 1065 Canal Road in Griggstown. grchurch.org, 908-359-3604.

HIGHTSTOWN Eighth Annual Hightstown-East Windsor Latino Festival, free showcase of music and dance traditions of area Latin communities, exhibits, craft activities and food, noon-6 p.m., Rocky Brook Park, 170 Bank St. njrise.org, 609-443-4464.

WHARTON Canal Day Music and Craft Festival, live music on two stages, fine art, craft and commercial vendors, free kayak rides, guided walking tours, narrated boat rides and hay rides along the Morris Canal, Civil War encampment and historical demonstrations, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Hugh Force Park, West Central Avenue. canalday.org, 973-568-9835.


AUG. 20

EATONTOWN David Bromberg Band, Count Basie Center “Concert on the Green,” 7:30 p.m., Suneagles Golf Club, 2067 Tinton Ave. in Fort Monmouth. $35-$49. suneaglesgolf.com, 732-389-4300.

NEWTON Eaglemania, 8 p.m., also Aug. 21, 8 p.m. The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $29-$44. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.

TUCKERTON Professor Louie with the Woodstock Horns, outdoor Lizzie Rose Music Room concert with The Band tribute, 7:30 p.m., Atlantic Shore Pines Campground, 450 Ishmael Road. $35-$40. lizzierosemusic.com, 908-310-2941.

WILDWOOD Barefoot Country Music Fest continues on the beach in Wildwood after Thursday night’s kickoff. The Friday, Aug. 20, lineup includies Dan + Shay, Billy Currington; Saturday, Aug. 21, with Carrie Underwood as headliner; and Sunday, Aug. 22, topped by the Zac Brown Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd. barefootcountrymusicfest.com.

AUG. 21

ATLANTIC CITY Kiss, “End of the Road World Tour,” 8 p.m., Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk. $99-$299. hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com, 800-736-1420.

CAMDEN 311, 6:30 p.m., BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. $26-$86. livenation.com/venues/14115/bb-t-pavilion, 856-365-1300.

HACKETTSTOWN British Invasion Years, tribute to 1960s music, 5 p.m., also Aug. 21, 8 p.m. Centenary University, Sitnik Theater, Lackland Center, 400 Jefferson St. $30-$35. centenarystageco.org, 908-979-0900.

JERSEY CITY Damn Tall Buildings, Nimbus Arts Festival “Roots and Folk” concert, with Abbie Gardner and RC Andres, 7 p.m., Mack-Cali Harborside Campus, 107 Morgan St. $5-$80. eventbrite.com, 201-377-0718.

LAKEWOOD John Ford, “Shaking off the Cobwebs,” 7 p.m., Strand Center for the Arts, 400 Clifton Ave. $29. strand.org, 732-367-7789.

MADISON Good Stuff, 6:15 p.m., also Aug. 21, 8:30 p.m. Shanghai Jazz Restaurant and Bar, 24 Main St. $40 food-drink minimum. shanghaijazz.com, 973-822-2899.

NEWARK Ivy Hill Food and Music Festival, noon-8 p.m., Ivy Hill Park, Mount Vernon Place and Seton Hall University. essex-countynj.org, 973-268-3500.

“The Violin Diva,” “Arts in the Garden” concert with local violinist and vocalist Charisa Rouse, 7 p.m., Newark Museum of Art, Alice Ranson Dreyfuss Memorial Garden, 49 Washington St. $10 by advance purchase only. newarkmuseum.org, 973-596-6550.

AUG. 22

EAST RUTHERFORD Hot 97 Summer Jam, Migos, Meek Mill, Swizz Beatz, Rowdy Rebel, Bobby Shmurda and others, 6:30 p.m., MetLife Stadium, 102 Route 120. $70-$380. metlifestadium.com, 201-935-3900.

MORRISTOWN Imani Winds, outdoor concert, 8 p.m., Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road. $50 for space to accommodate two patrons by advance order only. morrismuseum.org, 973-971-3706.

NEWTON Three Dog Night, 7 p.m., The Newton Theatre, 234 Spring St. $69-$79. skypac.org, 973-383-3700.

SPARTA New Sussex Symphony Ensemble, outdoor concert of works for brass and string quartets, 4 p.m., Van Kirk Homestead Museum, 336 Main St. $15 nonmembers. vankirkmuseum.org, 973-726-0883.


AUG. 20

ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS “Chamber Music” and “Baloon Shot,” dessert-theater production of one-acts, 7:30 p.m., also Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. First Avenue Playhouse, 123 First Ave. $25; reservations required. firstavenueplayhouse.org, 732-291-7552.

ELIZABETH “Mannequin Diaries,” Trazana Beverly musical satire where mannequins come to life and discuss topics such as homophobia, racism, sexism, body image and the importance of having a voice, 7:30 p.m., also Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m. Christ Fellowship, 1121 Elizabeth Ave. $35-$45. mannequindiaries.com, 848-239-8631.

LAMBERTVILLE “Carousel,” musical about a brash carnival worker and a quiet town girl that leads to tragedy and redemption from beyond the grave, 8 p.m., also Aug. 21-22, 3 p.m. Music Mountain Theatre, 1483 Route 179. $25. musicmountaintheatre.org, 609-397-3337.

MANASQUAN “Rent,” 8 p.m., also Aug. 21, 2 and 8 p.m.; Aug. 22, 3 p.m. Algonquin Arts Theatre, 60 Abe Voorhees Drive. $30-$40. algonquinarts.org, 732-528-9211.

POMPTON LAKES “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” comedy about a man aiming to rendezvous with his mistress while his wife is away, 8 p.m., also Aug. 21, 8 p.m.; Aug. 22, 3 p.m. Rhino Studio 237, 237 Hamburg Turnpike. $25. smilingrhinotheatre.com, 973-248-9491.

RED BANK “Upstream,” outside show with Chesney Snow and Fay Chiao, 7 p.m., also Aug. 21-22, 7 p.m. Two River Theater Company, Plaza, 21 Bridge Ave. $50 table for two; $100 table for four. tworivertheater.org, 732-345-1400.

RIDGEFIELD PARK “Hamlet,” free outdoor Black Box Performing Arts Center production, 8 p.m., Overpeck Park, amphitheater, 100 Challenger Road. blackboxpac.com, 201-569-2070, [email protected].

SPRING LAKE “The Little Mermaid,” on-site production of the musical, 7:30 p.m., also Aug. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Aug. 22, 2 p.m. Spring Lake Community House, 300 Madison Ave. $25-$35. springlaketheatre.com, 732-449-4530.

TOMS RIVER “The Fantasticks,” musical romance about two neighbors and their meddling fathers, 7 p.m., also Aug. 21, 7 p.m.; Aug. 22, 2 p.m. Ocean County College, Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts, Hooper Avenue and College Drive. $17-$26 sold in socially distanced pods. grunincenter.org, 732-255-0500.

UNION “Pot Odds,” online Theater Project Young Actors Showcase production of drama by Gabrielle Wagner; live Aug. 20-22 and recorded Aug. 23-25, 7:30 p.m., also Aug. 21-22, 7:30 p.m. The Theater Project, P.O. Box 101. $10-$15. thetheaterproject.org, 908-809-8865.

AUG. 21

MONTCLAIR “Ocean Adventures,” four new children’s plays with a nautical twist, 2 p.m., Studio Playhouse, 14 Alvin Place (off Valley Road). $12. studioplayhouse.org, 973-744-9752.

WEST CAPE MAY “Vaudeville Variety,” outdoor East Lynne Theater Company revue of skits and songs, 7 p.m., West Cape May Borough Hall, 732 Broadway. $20-$25. eastlynnetheater.org, 609-884-5898.


AUG. 21

TRENTON Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, outdoors with more than 140 vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 21-22, Cure Insurance Arena, 81 Hamilton Ave. $7 for two-day pass. trentonprfm.com, [email protected].

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