On Sunday, Jan 11th, Mana Contemporary Art (888 Newark Ave.) is opening four exhibitions:
Making Art Dance: Backdrops and Costumes Celebrating 30 Years of the Armitage Foundation; John Newsom: Rogue Arena; David Levinthal: Hitler Moves East; and Ewerdt Hilgemann: Panta Rhei.
Also on view:
Francesco Clemente, George Condo, Chuck Connelly, Julio Galán, and Daniel Lezama in the Pellizzi Family Collections
150+ open artist studios, and a performance by Armitage Gone! Dance at 3 PM in the Mana Glass Gallery.
Stop by anytime from 1 – 7pm. Free.
To the arts,
Embrace the ugly at Zeppelin Hall’s 1st Annual Ugly Sweater Christmas Party!
The biergarten (88 Liberty View Drive) invites you to get in the holiday spirit on Saturday, December 20th at 10pm.
Dress to impress in your holiday worst for a chance to win a $500 prize at midnight. Snowmen, sparkles and sequins, oh my!
The creator of the Mr. McKnit Holiday Patch Kit, Michael Simon, will be on hand to provide ugly sweaterless guests the ability to get into the holiday spirit and will also guest judge the competition. Here’s me in my Michael Simon.
To cheesy holiday cheer!
The United Way of Hudson County needs your help in its toy drive supporting children and teenagers in low-income families or living in foster care homes through the NJ Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).
Toys are needed for children ranging in age from 0 to 18 years old, both girls and boys. As one of the most diverse areas in the United States, they encourage people to select gifts appropriate for children of all races and ethnicities. If you are unsure what to buy, teenagers particularly enjoy gift cards.
Items needed include: toy cars, trucks, fire trucks, police trucks, puzzles, games, books, DVD’s, electronics, bikes, baseball gloves, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, coloring books, crayons, earrings, jewelry sets, belts, and socks. Baby items include clothes, snow sets, gloves, scarf and hat sets. Baby swings, bassinets, walkers, diapers, and toys.
Toys should be new and unwrapped in order to match the correct toy with the right child.
Toys should be delivered by Friday, December 19 to United Way of Hudson County, 857 Bergen Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. To contribute online, please go to www.unitedwayhudson.org.
Make it a happy holiday for all,
This Sunday, Dec. 14th, Santa and Mrs. Claus will take selfies with brunch-goers from 11AM to 1PM at eight restaurants along the Newport, Jersey City waterfront.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be making rounds at Loradella’s, Morton Williams, Raaz, Cosi, Bertucci’s, Dorrian’s, Fire & Oak and Battello.
Con Vivo Music is wrapping their season with a Gala! The once-a-year fundraiser will be a celebration of Con Vivo’s first CD release “Modern Dances.”
The orchestra will perform selections off our album alongside Prokofiev’s Quintet in G minor. Food and wine are included, as well as their annual raffle/auction on Saturday, December 13th at 8pm at Barrow Mansion (83 Wayne St.)
Support Con Vivo’s 2015 season so they continue to present free chamber music concerts in Jersey City. Sponsored by the Barrow Mansion Development Corp.
To recap 2014: Con Vivo presented 10 concerts with over 40 compositions! Highlights: Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, our 5th annual Bach concert, Rhymes With Opera’s sci-fi opera Red Giant, music for solo/duos/trios, the second performance of Richard Carrick’s meditative, bold, and evocative Stone Guitars, the acclaimed percussion/flute group Iktus Duo, a 30-min world premiere by New Thread Sax Quartet, and beautiful art songs with Sarah Nelson Craft and Paul Vasile.
To the sound of music,
Keep it local JC!
Local and international artists based in Jersey City are represented in this collection of work that “challenges, unhinges and altogether shifts perception of what should be called a ‘real’ experience. The territory between wakefulness and the dream-state is one widely traversed by artists. From the elegantly surreal to the deftly tactile, these selected works speak to the endless possible deviations from reality as envisioned by an unfettered mind.”
It’s your last chance, JC!