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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Gypsy Jazz every Thursday!!

Madame Claude Cafe (364 1/2 4th St): Gypsy Jazz every Thursday night from 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Gypsy Jazz and French songs every Thursdays at Madame Claude with Joe Bussey (Bass) Jim Kaznosky (Guitar) Bryan Beninghove (Sax and Melodica) and Mattias Gustafsson co-owner of Madame Claude (Guitar, Vocals, Kazoo)

A Casual yet Classy French Bistro

Tues - Wen, 4pm - 10pm
Thu - Fri, 4pm -11pm
Sat 9am - 11pm
Sun 9am - 10pm

Bring Your Own Wine or Beer.



Hudson County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs/Tourism Development (HCOCHA/TD), Art House Productions,
and The New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (NJVLA) present


Professional Development Workshop

Saturday, February 20, 2010, 2-4pm *


Art House Productions
Hamilton Square
1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie St./8th St.)


Bring your “GO WRONG” SCENARIOS… “If only I had known”…
We will present your questions to our panel.

RSVP to Meredith Lippman (HCOCHA/TD)
Email: mlippman@hcnj.us
Phone: 201-459-2070

Art House Productions is a fully accessible venue.

This program has been sponsored by Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive, The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders and HCOCHA/TD in partnership with NJVLA and Art House Productions.

art house "uninvited", spoken word

Art House Productions present

Featuring Spoken Word Artist


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2010 * 8:00PM-10:30PM

$5 admission
Baked goods by JUDY'S GOODIES
DJ mEgan spins all night!

*5 minute open mike for poets, actors, comics and musicians

Art House Productions
Hamilton Square
1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ
(SE Corner of Hamilton Park near Erie St./8th St.)

Afternoon Delight: Jazz Performance and Talk with Don Carter

Jersey City Museum (350 Montgomery Street):
February 19, 2010 1pm
Contact: 201-413-0303 ext. 141 or info@jerseycitymuseum.org.

Coinciding with Black History Month, Recording artist and professor Don Carter will present a lecture about the history of Jazz music, one of America's original art forms.

Afternoon Delight for Seniors is a monthly event aimed to please and appeal to the wise and worldly. This program features historians, lecturers, musicians, dancers, story-tellers and artists whose works and ideas appeal to folks of every age.

Teen Art Task Force: Teenage Riot Poetry Slam

Jersey City Museum (350 Montgomery Street): February 13, 2010 2:30pm
Contact: 201-413-0303 ext. 141 or info@jerseycitymuseum.org.

Teen Art Task Force curates and hosts Teenage Riot Poetry Slam, an afternoon celebrating spoken word artists and the poetry scene. Get on stage, read a poem, get judged by the audience. Special musical guest is D.J. Motorfunker. All high school students who share an interest in the arts are welcome!

The winner of the Teenage Riot Poetry Slam will receive $25 dollar gift certificate to Newport Mall and a free one year Jersey City Museum Friends & Family Membership.

The Teenage Riot Poetry Slam is limited to 25 students. Students must fill out application. Please bring completed application on the day of performance. Students must sign in at the front desk in the museum atrium no later than 2:00 PM (no exceptions!).

Teenage Riot Poetry Slam rules and regulations:

* Students have three minutes to present one original poem. Poems can be on any subject and in any style. Each student must perform work that he or she has created.
* Profanity and derogatory comments of any kind are not permitted.
* No props, no costumes, no musical accompaniment. Only the student's personal presence, in action and voice, are permitted.
* Poems should be no more than three minutes long.
* 5 judges-who may be picked out of the audience-will critique the performance. The judges will give a numerical score (on a scale of 1 to 10) based on the poem's content and the student's performance, with the highest and lowest scores being dropped.

Teen Art Task Force is a new museum initiative that develops and promotes creative programming at the museum for teens by teens. It consists of high school students who share a common interest in the arts. Teen Art Task Force meets Saturdays of every other month at 2:30 pm in the museum's classrooms.

Book Release: Saint Peter's College

Jersey City Museum (350 Montgomery Street):
February 6, 2010 1pm Free.
Contact: 201-413-0303 ext. 141 or info@jerseycitymuseum.org.

In the museum's atrium at 1:00 p.m., help celebrate the release of Joseph McLaughlin and Thomas Matteo's new coffee table book Saint Peter's College. This book will take you on a journey through Jersey City and Saint Peter's College's rich Jesuit history.

About the authors:

Joseph McLaughlin is a professor of sociology and urban studies at Saint Peter's College. He served as director of the graduate program in education from 1992 until 1998 and was a member of the education department for 20 years. Both McLaughlin (class of 1977) and his father (class of 1943) are graduates of Saint Peter's.

Thomas Matteo is an associate professor of business administration. Prior to his appointment to Saint Peter's College, he served in a number of senior executive corporate positions, including corporate executive officer and president. In addition to his duties at Saint Peter's, he also serves as the public historian for Staten Island, New York.

29th Black Maria Film + Video Festival

Jersey City Museum (350 Montgomery Street): February 6, 2010 2pm – 4pm

General admission $5. Students and JCM Members $3.
Contact: 201-413-0303 ext. 141 or info@jerseycitymuseum.org.

Since 1981, the annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival (which takes it's name from that of the world's first motion picture studio built by Thomas Edison in 1893) has been an international juried competition and award tour, has been fulfilling its mission to advocate, exhibit and reward cutting edge works from independent film and videomakers. The festival is known for its national public exhibition program, which features a variety of bold contemporary works drawn from the annual collection of 50 or more award winning films and videos.

Opening Party: Urban Audio Manifesto #3

58 Gallery (58 Coles St):

new works by artist Mikal Hameed aka M11X

Feb 5th - March 8th

Movie Night, LITM

LITM (140 Newark Ave)
: Sunday January 31st The Coen Brothers films
6:00pm Miller's Crossing, played with sound based on attendance
8:00pm Fargo, played with sound

Friday, January 29, 2010

carnivalFaschingFasnachtGlamour party

Mary Benson Gallery: (3rd Street & Brunswick)
Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:00pm - 2:00am

It is Fasching, Karneval or Mardi Gras season!!
Germans use any excuse to party. Most people actually.
This is also a fundraiser for the Creative Grove Artist & Designer market.
suggested $12 donation includes 2 drinks

prizes for best costume

Carnival is a pagan tradition adopted into Christian religions,
originally intended to chase away bad spirits. Masks, tam tam with loud noises, and wild gestures should help the villages and cities free of threatening spirits. all through Europe, the Caribbean, south America and New Orleans it is celebrated, a long season from new years to Fat Tuesday!!!
deejays Pastiche and Dj Deep Creep (so far)
ElmGrove psychedelic visuals projections

"Vendimia Reciclada" Solo Exhibition by Jaden Rogers

Jaden largest solo exhibition to date! Come checkout his newest collections, techniques, and digital art!

Jaden Rogers received his Associates Degree in Multimedia Design in 2004 at University of Delaware, and then went on to received a BFA in Graphic Design & Photography at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia in 2007. Jaden draws inspiration from his background in illustration, design, and photography, using sketches and found objects to create eye catching works. He is constantly evolving as an artist and designer, working with new media and learning new techniques while sticking with the roots of handmade design. His work has been displayed at Lex Leonard Gallery, LITM, Paul Vincent Studios in Hoboken, Cosi Cafe Gallery, Balance Hair Salon and 32 Jones Gallery.

konstantine13@gmail.com www.konstantine13.redbubble.com

Thursday, January 28, 2010

jazz, Rum Runners, Made with Love

Jan 29, 8 - 10 pm, Made with Love Organic bakery and cafe,
530 Jersey Ave byob

Swinging instrumental jazz in the Nat King Cole tradition.
With Billy Test on Piano, Adam Lomeo on Guitar, and
Sam Trapchack on Bass, the group has an
all acoustic “strings” sound which is rarely
heard in modern jazz. The Rum Runners
came together while the members were
studying with Mulgrew Miller at William
Paterson University. While the group sets
out to achieve that carefree feeling of
old-school swing, the members are all
thoroughly modern NYC jazz players. This
band is not an imitation of a bygone era,
but three exciting musicians in their early
twenties carrying on a dialogue with an era
when Jazz was America’s most popular
music. With this in mind, the Rum Runners
devote a slice of their repertoire to popular
songs which almost any modern listener
will be familiar with.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

music for the love of haiti

@ Portolounge Newark Ave (near 2nd Street)
Dj William McCamie starts 10pm
sat jan 30th

Higgins and Heather Duby, music, performance, rock music

Friday, February 5, 2010 5:10pm - 9:10pm

Happy hour comes to First Fridays at Jersey City Museum! Unwind after a long workweek with a glass of wine and light fare. Enjoy new sounds from local DJs in the atrium, hands-on family activities, and more. This evening includes live music (*) in the theater by pop band Higgins and singer songwriter Heather Duby. The evening also includes a sneak preview of select Spring 2010 exhibitions Hair Tactics and John Ross and Clare Romano: A Life in Prints.

Event Schedule:
•5 - 7 p.m. | Hands-on craft activities for families.
•6 - 7 p.m. | Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting while Steff "Street Justice" Kautzmann DJs in the atrium.
•7 - 9 p.m. | "Lush Beatlesque" pop band, Higgins, perform in the Caroline L. Guarini Theatre with special opening act, indie singer/songwriter Heather Duby.
This event is free and open to the public.
*Special admission is required to see live music in the theater. Tickets are $8 for JCM members, $10 for non-members. Tickets will be available at the door.

comedy night monthly

@ Stockinette Knitting Cafe (581 Jersey Ave)
7 - 10 pm second fridays of the month
6 comics, MC Jason Youner
admission $3, byob

Baby Hole comedy night

The Lamp Post (382 2nd Street):
"BabyHole!" on Tuesday, February 2nd 9:00pm - 12:00am.

Jersey City's longest running comedy show is back, and more magical than ever. Come sparkle with us!
brought to you by Melissa Surach

Every other Tuesday, 9:00 pm, FREE!

-Almost famous comedians
-Rock and roll bands
-6 slots for stand up, sketch, musical comedy and funny videos

The Lamp Post
382 2nd Street
Jersey City, NJ

Monday, January 25, 2010

devi acoustic, Lucky 7

“Debra has a compelling voice that reminds us of Sheryl Crow and PJ Harvey.” - Metal Hammer

Devi is a sweet/sexy rock power trio from downtown Jersey City with a debut album called Get Free (Redeye USA). For this show they’re leaving the drums at home and adding JC Studios owner Pat Catino on percussion and backing vocals.

open soul sessions, feb 6th

Open Soul Sessions is a once a month arts salon granted to inspire great discussion and experiences.

Artists of all mediums are encouraged to come out and share their talents amongst the crowd.

Painters, musicians, singers, theorists, journalist, writers, instrumentalists, rappers, lyricists, poets, actors, spoken word artists, photographers... contact us if you would like to take one of our 4-5 minute spots!

The highlight of our night is for performers who sign up and share ONE piece of work (or the equivalent of 4-5 minutes worth of work) while receiving FEEDBACK from the audience.

Performances, feedback and networking are what our night includes.

The evening is VIDEOTAPED, if you have questions or concerns about this email us to ask about our policy agreement!

We DON'T serve alcohol or allow smoking.

We DO accept performers at any age of their creative development. If your under 18 bring your parent along.

The next Open Soul Sessions event is:
It's Black History Month!

RSVP is required for your attendance, contact us to let us know whether you are interested in performing or watching this event by either calling our rsvp hotline, 212-696-8562 OR emailing us at opensoul@blackwaxx.com.

Our Soulfully Special guest for February is:
SPIRITCHILD from Mental Notes!!

JC drawing club

meets tuesdays at LITM (love is the message) Newark Ave x Grove.
8 - 11pm and enjoys drink specials

masking tape art, artist reception

Kayt Hester, Jersey City's own master of masking tape manipulation at Fish with Braids Gallery.
Reception with the artist thursday jan 28, 7 -9 pm

open mic "just add sound"

Justin Woo invites to a night of open mic
54 Coles Street, 9 - 11pm
Love theme. donations February 11, Grassroots space

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Subway Surfers Play The Greatest Hits + Frankie And The Bugs -Feb 6

The Subway Surfers Play The Greatest Hits

The Wonder Women exhibition WW$: Money, Money, Money -Jan 29th

The Wonder Women exhibition WW$: Money, Money, Money
This exhibition is the result of the Wonder Women residency project from 2009, ten emerging artists engaged in discussions about their work, the economy, feminism, and personal relationships to money.

Artists: Pollie Barden, Mary Button, Andrea Callard, Geraldine Juarez, Sarah Julig, Christina Kelly, Michelle Loughlin, Melissa MacAlpin, Holly Pitre and Hanna Von Goeler

Curated by Doris Ca├žoilo and Vandana Jain

Friday January 29th
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Lex Leonard Gallery
143 Christopher Columbus Drive, suite 2
Jersey City, NJ

Warm Up to the Superbowl Party- Jan 24th

Warm Up to the Superbowl Party (NFC & AFC Championship Games)

Michael Anthony's Restaurant in Downtown Jersey City is hosting The Warm Up To The Superbowl Party this Sunday. Come down to Michael Anthony's Restaurant and watch both the NFC and AFC Championship Games on one of our 18 HDTV's and 130" Screen.

We will be offering Happy Hour Price at the bar with 1/2 Price Appetizers throughout the duration of the games.

Sunday January 24th 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Michael Anthony's Restaurant, 502 Washington Blvd., Jersey City, NJ 07302

Sirens Song : new works by John Besante ends Jan 31st

Sirens Song : new works by painter John Besante.
This new collection of romantic nudes expands his continuing and growing series, Women of Color with demure oil painting portraits of Caribbean and Central American models from Jamaica, Belize, Panama, Lucia, and Dominica.

January 14 - January 31st
58 Coles St
Jersey City

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