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This Weekend

Whether or not the Groundhog sees his shadow this Thursday, Jersey City has plenty of ways to stay busy this weekend. Celebrate the beginning of Black History Month with an open mic at SMUSH Gallery, and National Storytelling Week at the Jersey City Free Public Library. There’s also comedy,live music, and more.  Groundhog Day at […]

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This Weekend

It may be cold out there, but Jersey City is keeping busy with all sorts of events this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, the first Jersey City Book Art Fair will be at Mana Contemporary, and Joe Bataan will be performing at White Eagle Hall on Saturday night. Plus, there’s a karaoke contest, a winter […]

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Friends of Loew’s Guardedly Optimistic on Negotiations with City and Operator

In its year-end message, the Friends of the Loew’s has struck a guardedly optimistic note on its ongoing negotiations with Jersey City and the theatre’s designated operator, Devils Arena Entertainment. At the same time, the not-for-profit group that saved the landmark baroque/rococo theater from the wrecking ball is raising concerns about some aspects of the […]

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The Pop/R&B Ensemble Takes the Stage at NJCU Tomorrow

Two weeks ago, New Jersey City University held a two-day jazz festival. The event, which featured Jersey City percussion hero Winard Harper, the unclassifiable, frequently brilliant Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet, and many other artists, was distinguished by its excellent lineup of attractions. Its location was just as noteworthy. NJCU didn’t throw their party on campus. […]

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A Theater is Missing at Art House and “Are You There?” at SMUSH

During the 2022 Studio Tour, the Gallery at Art House Productions was, ever so briefly, open to the public. Curator Andrea McKenna put together a crisp show that highlighted many of the Art House Productions’s favorite creators, including several who’d exhibited strong work at the organization’s old gallery on 17th Street.  Here was a reminder, in […]

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Rogue Waves December: Jersey City Nutcracker, NJCU Jazz, Fascinations Grand Chorus, more

Certain holiday traditions don’t budge. Mistletoe, for instance: that stuff comes out in December and gets retired once Santa returns to the North Pole.  Nobody drinks egg nog in May.  And if a dance company mounts a production of “The Nutcracker,” you know Christmas is right around the corner.  Hudson County has its own “Nutcracker.” […]

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ArtPride New Jersey Issues Guide to Holiday Arts Events Statewide

  ArtPride New Jersey, the state’s largest arts service organization, has released its guide to holiday arts events throughout the Garden State. Carefully curated, the guide includes shows offered by theaters, museums, performing arts spaces, and galleries. For New Year’s Eve, a comedy show is also on the docket. Listings are provided for children as well […]