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 The Iron Monkey

Celebrate Groundhog Day this Thursday at Iron Monkey. Whether or not Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow, Iron Monkey will have 50% off Philadelphia Pale Ale.  

JCFPL National Storytelling Week Special Event

Celebrate National Storytelling Week with the Jersey City Free Public Library at this story telling session. 

JCFPL Community Awareness Series Presents “Rainbow Rhythms” Children’s Music Workshop

“Miss Mary Aiken, Bob Albrecht and Sam Williams will bring their voices and acoustic instruments to Marion Branch for a delightful children’s sing-a-long.”

Black History Month Open Mic,
presented by Golden Light Poetry x SMUSH

“Celebrate Black History Month with an open mic hosted by Golden Light Poetry aka Aurelia Luciano! Sign ups will begin promptly at 7:00pm with priority given to black artists.” 

Glamming The Warrior 2023 Gala

This charitable black tie event celebrates “the strength and commitment of the women & men in our community who are diagnosed with cancer.”

Corgi Comedy Club

Local comedians Ryan Rummel and Alex Grubard are hosting the Corgi Comedy Club this Friday night at Corgi Spirits. “Enjoy a unique nightlife experience in a charming, intimate atmosphere that can only be provided at Corgi Spirits.”

Caven Point Bird Walk

The Liberty State Park Nature Center will be hosting a guided walk this Saturday morning where attendees will learn about “migrating winter waterfowl.” This event is not recommended for children under 5 years of age. Attendees must register in advance. 

The Laugh Tour Comedy Club at Dorrian’s JC

Head to Dorrian’s Red Hand this weekend for stand up comedy from The Laugh Tour Comedy Club on both Friday and Saturday. 

White Eagle Hall Presents Sun Ra Arkestra

Check out Sun Ra Arkestra at White Eagle Hall this Saturday night. “Today, the group may number anywhere from 10 pieces up to 25, often including dancers and singers as well as virtuosic musicians, all of them resplendently costumed and pumped full of nonstop animation.” Attendees must be 18 years of age or older. 

Galentines Night Out Candle Making and Flower Bar Workshop

“For the love of friendship,” join this candle- and mini bouquet-making event that will have champagne and desserts. 

Weeding Out The Stoned – The Game Show of Sobriety Tests

“Eight comedians enter. All of them are high – but one! See if you can find the sober person and win sweet prizes by weeding out the stoned!” Attendees can participate in-person or via YouTube live-stream. 

Adam Najemian at Fox & Crow

This Saturday night, head to Fox & Crow to check out musician Adam Najemian, who “has taken inspiration from Delta blues, folk, country all the way up to modern-day Americana.”

Bridal Show and Wedding Expo at Hyatt House Rooftop

Elegant Bridal Productions will be hosting a Bridal Show and Wedding Expo at the Hyatt House Rooftop this Sunday afternoon. There will be fashion show, live entertainment, and a chance to win a honeymoon vacation. 

Sing Along Sundaze at The Factory

The Factory Restaurant & Lounge will be kicking off its weekly “Sing Along Sundaze” event this weekend. There will be a DJ and a food menu available. 

**If you’d like to tell us about an event for a future issue, please contact emily.scott@jcitytimes.com** 

Featured photo courtesy of Shayna Marchese

Emily was born and raised in New Jersey, and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in architecture. She has a background in design, public health, radio, and comedy.