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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Words to Your Rescue

D.E.E.N. DESIGNER BOUTIQUE, 140 Bay St. Retail Space #1 (Provost/Warrent St)
Friday, March 5th: 7:30 - 10:00 pm
“Words to Your Rescue,” is a showcase of eclectic local respectable poets/artists and talent through the usage of rhymes, spoken word and acoustic sound. This is an event that promises a night of euphoric sublimity to all those whom wish to attend this philanthropic effort. Join us for wine & cheese and live music!!! 908-296-7679

"Vegetarian or Vegan" - Culinary Arts Workshop

HCCC CULINARY ARTS INSTITUTE, 161 Newkirk St. Jersey City 07036
Friday, March 5th: 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Tuition: $50. Class held at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute.

Learn how to properly prepare vegetables using classical techniques and methods. This is a "must" class if you do not like vegetables or are a fence sitter when it comes to this heart-healthy essential ingredient. The class will include alternative heart healthy proteins. Class is limited to 12 students.


Whats Brewin Stock - Cancer Benefit at Michael Anthony's

MICHAEL ANTHONY'S, 502 Washington Ave. Jersey City
Saturday, March 20th: 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
In an event to reach out to a worldwide community, "Whats Brewin", "The Program" and "The Hockey Guys" have all come together to present an event to raise funds in order to further develop research within the society of Cancer Awarness.
Backed by LiveStrong: The Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Lukemia/Lymphoma Society, all proceeds will be directed to both organizations.
Donation for event:
$30.00 day of event at door for admission. Michael Anthony's is preparing a special buffet for the event, admission get's you free buffet.
5 Bands will be playing starting at 6:30 pm. Sharp As Wolves, and Black Water Revival are two that have been announced, stayed tuned for further line up.
Remember - the proceeds from the admission is an automatic donation.


SAFFRON CONDO'S - 215 Newark Ave Jersey City, NJ 07302
Friday, March 5th from 6-8pm
Photographer, Billy John Moore's Gallery Show, "Solitude"
Moore's work is captivating and one of a kind. His talents to capture places and things that are largely unseen is what sets his work aside from others. His photographs are mysterious and propel us into a dreamlike state. As a born and raised Jersey City native it is no surprise that the majority of his work reflects the very city he is from.

Chris Smith and James Levin, opening reception

PORT-O LOUNGE: 286 First Street - Jersey City, NJ
Friday, March 5, 2010 at 8:00pm
Come and enjoy two artists from out of town...totally different mediums and totally different vibes.
Artist Chris Smith and Photographer James Levin
Curated by Tara Thurber - Spitfyre Productions


BRENNAN GALLERY in the Theodore Conrad Rotunda Justice Brennan Court House
583 Newark Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07306
A black and white photography exhibition of women by women
Opening Reception: Tuesday, March 2, 2010 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

3 blocks from the Journal Square PATH station – free parking in the lot to the side of the building.
The Brennan Gallery is a fully accessible venue.

Friday, February 26, 2010


ART HOUSE PRODUCTIONS 1 McWilliams Pl, 6th Fl (SE corner of Hamilton Park): Friday March 5th 7pm-10pm presents an Opening Reception for “inventionREinvention.” This multimedia group exhibition explores the point where our mundane and dream worlds collide. How do commonplace objects become art? How do we reimagine the world around us to create something new and glorious? Sculpture from household items, music from street noise, video that finds magic in our everyday lives. 201-915-9911, Barrier-free

Spring Registration and Instructor Demonstrations

JERSEY CITY ART SCHOOL 326 5th St (Monmouth/Coles St) : Friday March 5th 6pm-10pm presents “Spring Registration and Instructor Demonstrations.” Swing by Jersey City Art School for a celebration of art and education. Enjoy a glass of wine while taking in live art demonstrations by our instructors, learning about the programs, and register for spring quarter classes. , 732-877-9116

Beautiful Geisha

BRUNSWICK WINDOWS, a public window gallery, and THE BRUNSWICK WALL, a public Mural Space 158 and 157 Brunswick St (4th/5th St): feature “Beautiful Geisha,” new works by Kayt Hester Works done with hand shredded masking tape on canvas, glass, and paper. , 201-978-8939. Barrier-free

Rock Downtown…!

JC STUDIOS 143 Christopher Columbus Dr, Fl. 1 (at Barrow St): Friday March 5th 7:30pm-10pm presents “Rock Downtown…!” Come visit this beautiful studio space and enjoy local Jersey City artists...! There will be live music, visual art, and plenty of good energy for you to soak up. Visual art by Andrew Bovasso, John Donovan, and Rich Catino. Live Music by Laura MacLean, Synergeez Groove and Jimmy Lopez. 201-435-1024

Que Viva Cuba!

THE HARD GROVE CAFÉ 319 Grove St (at Columbus Blvd): Friday March 5th 7pm-11pm presents “Que Viva Cuba!” The Hard Grove invites you to sample Cuban favorites such as ropa vieja and breaded steak, and more delicious Cuban cuisine, while enjoying a tropical artistic atmosphere & Latin music! Que Viva Cuba! Artwork by Young Artist from ARTS By The People, 201-451-1853. Barrier-free


THEWORLDISUS X DARK KENT 143 Christopher Columbus Dr (at Barrow St): Friday March 5th 7pm-9pm presents “Three Flights of Stairs.” Come and enjoy good vibes and great art work from the tri-states rising stars; with music by DJ Bonnie Danger, art work from Will Suarez, Joanne Petit-Frere, Lorenzo Pickett and more. Refreshments will be served. , 201-344-2272

Fear - “Nocturnal Emissions”- Joan Marie Palmer

QUANTUM VITA BODY THERAPY 317 Grove St (at Montgomery St) Friday March 5th 7pm-9pm
presents “Fear.” The Fear Collection from Joan Marie Palmer’s “Nocturnal Emissions” series will be presented in this intimate and serene atmosphere. The expression of abstract forms represent the time in my life before change, the dark place of confusion created due to a misguided sense of reality. Light hors d’oeuvres served. 201-921-6652

Here and Away: Paintings and Drawings by Tim Daly

JERSEY CITY MUSEUM at THE MAJESTIC THEATRE CONDOMINIUMS 222 Montgomery St (Grove/Barrow) Friday March 5th 5pm-8pm:
invites you to a meet-the-artist viewing of “Here and Away: Paintings and Drawings by Tim Daly” Curated by Brendan Carroll. , 201-413-0303 ext. 144. Barrier-free

Frank Messina

LIGHT HORSE TAVERN 199 Washington St (Sussex/Morris St): March 5th 5pm-10pm presents an Opening Reception for visual artist Frank Messina. Come out to Light Horse, a revolutionary tavern specializing in fine cuisine. 201-946-2028


CAMILLE CESARI & LOVEPRINT JEWELRY AMILLE CESARI & LOVEPRINT JEWELRY 128 Sussex St (Warren/Van Vorst St): Barrier-freepresent Peter Wasinger’s “Recycled.” March 5th 7pm-10pm Camille Cesari & Loveprint Jewelry present an opening reception of Peter Wasinger’s art. This Jersey City artist focuses on making the mundane beautiful and the expendable valuable, his flexibility and style create wonderful surprises in his sculpture. Join us at our retail location in historic Paulus Hook, wine and refreshments will be served. 201-280-2215

Colors & Emotions

HABIB AYAT STUDIO 201 Luis Munoz Marin Blvd (York/Grand St) presents “Colors & Emotions.” Friday March 5th 12:30pm-11pm Come explore the emotions behind each color in this array of abstract colorful paintings. Color is an inseparable part of our everyday lives and its presence is evident in everything that we perceive. It is widely recognized that colors have also a strong impact on our emotions and feelings... Gull’s Cove, 201-633-3754. Barrier-free


FISCHER CONFECTIONS 205 Martin Luther King Dr (at Bidwell Ave): presents artwork by visual artist Gregory Charles. Mon-Sat 9am-6pm. 201-432-4337

Thursday, February 25, 2010

more than one way

Alley Cat Gallery is pleased to present MORE THAN ONE WAY.
For one night only, three local Jersey City artists, Joanne Simmons, Beth Achenbach and Leigh More, share in a visual exploration into the multiple meanings of signs.

My way, your way, their way, there's MORE THAN ONE WAY.

Part of JC Fridays

Friday March 5th, 7-10pm

Alley Cat Gallery
Coles Street between 4th and 5th Streets
Jersey City, NJ, 07302

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

art house open mic, poetry every 1st thursday

Art House Productions
Poets * Musicians * Performance Artists
Coming together in Jersey City

Featuring Poetry by Jersey City’s Own

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

$5 admission

Baked goods by JUDY’S GOODIES!

DJ mEgan spins all night!

5 minute open mic 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.)

THE ART HOUSE is held on the 1st Thursday of every month

The March Hare at Railroad Studio, performance, art opening

3/5, 7pm - 1 am, 150 Newark Ave, #4R
Railroad Studio presents "The March Hare", our next installation with JC Fridays. Live video painting on the hour with interactive segments by Olivia Wilber... Music by DJ Purple Stuff, Lady Jay, Toolman, Diana + Gio, and Land of the Look Behind... Artisan bazaar with Jessica Annunziata, Lora Morgenstern, and Oil Can Press in the rear lounge. BYOB por favor :)

the weight of my inheritance, Ian Hinonangan, the warehouse

feb 16 -March 5th,3-5 closing from 8-12pm. The closing will be accompanied by two other artists: multi-media artist, Egor Panchenko and illustrator, Matt Caputo.

the warehouse cafe, art space is @ 140 bay street, powerhouse art district JC!

Solo show by Ian Hinonangan.

Accompanied with illustrations by Matt Caputo and, Sound/Video by Egor Panchenko.


In mid-October of 2009, I returned to my birth country of the Philippines to help my father, Fernando, and mother, Margie, with the transfer of their inherited properties to their three children: my two sisters and me.
This trip home gave birth to The Weight of My Inheritance.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

behind bluer boroughs, exhibit, opening reception, fish with braids

3/5 - 3/23 2010,
opening reception 3/5, 6-10 pm
with a twisted Urban fairytale Ford expresses his own anxieties, fascination and turmoil with the "City".

Make believe, art exhibit, opening reception, JCU

The Visual Arts Gallery (100 Culver Avenue) at New Jersey City University presents:

Make Believe

March 1 - April 1, 2010

Opening reception: Monday, March 1, 5 - 8 p.m.

Artists' Talk: Tuesday, March 23 @ 7 p.m. in the auditorium (next to the gallery)

Curated by: Debra Jenks
Featuring works by: Aliza Augustine, Susan Breitsch, Jason Covert, Michelle Handelman, Wendy Hirschberg, Sarah Julig, Akino Kondoh, Yuliya Lanina, Ken Madore, Norma Markley, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, Don Porcella, Roxanne Wolanczyk, and Jeanne Wilkinson.

In what forms do the archetypes of fairy tales persist in contemporary culture? Make Believe is an exhibition of artists whose work appropriates or references folk or fairy tales. The show presents numerous takes on the subject, from the imaginary and fantastic to personal narratives and social commentary, in a broad range of mediums, such as Norma Markley’s neon clouds, Sarah Julig’s origami castle, and Susan Breitsch’s sequined treasure chest of drawers.

Wendy Hirschberg’s wire models present a constructivist rendition of Rapunzel and Goldilocks. Jeanne Wilkinson and Aliza Augustine also work in miniature, using children’s toys and child’s play to depict adulthood fantasies and phantoms. Transversely, Don Porcella’s paintings seem to be filtered through a child’s perspective of an adult world.

Franco Mondini’s Tex Mex Fairy Tales are autobiographical snippets and stories in the guise of the fairy tale. Paired with his ceramic installations, they "illuminate the cultural divides of his Tex-Mex childhood."

Ken Madore also mines his childhood, turning a friend’s true abduction story into a fairy tale. His drawings "address innocence and sexuality in a world located on the blurred line between fantasy and reality." There’s a similar innocence present in work of Jason Colbert, who plays princess in his photographic self-portraits, dressing up as a semi-drag Cinderella.

Roxanne Wolanczyk plays princess too, in an animated Princess series (also viewable at www.PrettySite.com), chronicling a real-life struggle for self-realization as an artist. Other videos in the show include Yuliya Lania’s stop-motion animation, Journey, which depicts "a little half-doll, half-bird character striding through fantasy landscapes inhabited by fairy tale creatures ," and Michelle Handelman’s La Suture, described as "an antigravity fairy tale of sibling rivalry. . . in a postfeminist animated playground."

Akino Kondoh invents her own fairy tale based on her childhood love and repulsion of ladybugs. From the guilt of killing ladybugs, a girl obsessively sews hundreds of red buttons onto her black dress as a way of memorializing the beauty of the creature.

Monday, February 22, 2010

multiform, megan klim, sculptures, mack Cali windows on columbus

Multiform – Works of Megan Klim
On View at the Mack Cali building & Windows on Columbus (corner of Columbus and Greene Streets in downtown Jersey City)
Exhibition runs from February 12 thru May 7, 2010
Part of JC Fridays on March 5th
Curated by Jaz Graf

the windows and the lobby are both 24 hours accessible!!! If its 3am on a Saturday night and you want to stroll to the water with a loved one, stop by and be stimulated by art!!

Target First Fridays @ Museum

Jersey City Museum invites you to celebrate a brand new season of exhibitions! The evening will also include wine, refreshments, exhibition-themed family projects in the atrium, and a special performance by Jersey City's own Segunda Quimbamba in the museum's theater at 6:30 p.m.

New Spring 2010 Exhibitions include:

* Hair Tactics - Over 30 artists explore HAIR as subject matter and medium
* Hugo Bastidas: Earthly Delights
* John Ross and Clare Romano: A Life in Prints
* 1x1 Projects: Jennifer Maza, Louis Libitz
* Also on view: New Look, Same Great Taste!

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets will be sold for the special 6:30 p.m. performance in the theater.

Segunda Quimbamba Performance | 6:30 p.m.
General admission: $7 | JCM members: $5
This Jersey City based percussion and dance ensemble will celebrate the rich folk music of Puerto Rico with a performace in the museum's Caroline L. Guarini Theater. Kids under twelve free! Tickets will be available at the door.

About Target First Fridays
At Jersey City Museum's Target First Fridays, visitors enjoy free admission, special programming, and extended museum hours on the first Friday of each month.

About JC Fridays
JC Fridays, the citywide day of arts and culture in Jersey City, is held at the start of every season with an exciting program of free events open to the public. For more information about JC Fridays and a complete list of events going on throughout the city, please visit www.jcfridays.com.

kelly St. Patrick

Kelly sings this week at Made with Love cafe and bakery
(530 Jersey ave) on wednesday, 2-24 instead of the scheduled day.
wednesday 7.30 - 9.30 pm

mo-mee hood, photography, art exhibit, JC Heights, E.Jan Kounitz


March 5th, opening reception 7 -10 pm, Willie Joes
‘Dogs and their People

The latest in his ongoing essay,


about the places and faces in Jersey City Heights

An exhibition of color Giclee photographs by Jersey City photographer, E. Jan Kounitz will be on display at WILLIE JOE’S Pizza n’ Deli Emporium, 451 Palisades Avenue Jersey City, NJ, across the street from Riverview Park in the JC Heights between Griffith and Bowery Streets.

Mr. Kounitz’s series of photographs documents the changing face of the Heights’ residents, merchants, places and things -- a project he began 10 years ago when he first moved from Lower Manhattan to the top of the Palisade cliff.

st. peters student poetry slam

pope lecture hall,
2641 Kennedy Blvd, 8 pm, open to public, free
5 competitors with special guest

Ah, motherland!

gaiastudio presents of the wonder women residency program:
an exhibition about the experiment of a weekly collective dialogue between artists and curators. Immigration, art and identity are the themes of this project.
3/4 - 3/25 2010, at JCU , 2039 kennedy blvd, Gilligan student Union bldg, art gallery room 120
opening reception 3/4 4.30 -8.30 pm,
Fado performance at 6.30
contact rmoreira@njcu.edu or 201 -200 2269

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Help for Haiti

Mark your calendars: Friday March 5th 2010.

Your friends at Sirelo Entertainment, Daveed Martinez Productions, and Global Soul Project are going to tap all that amazing energy we have seen at our previous events. That energy comes from you. We need you to help us do what we do best - spread the Love!

We will all do our part to aid our Caribbean family in Haiti.
Join us at Boca Grande, where your favorite DJs, Visual Artists, Entertainers, Dancers and Performers are donating their time to help our brother & sisters. There will be, dancing, singing, vjing/djing and drums. It can not get any better... unless you are there. Show up, dance, drink and be part of the solution.
Global Soul = One Soul!

Friday March 5th 10pm -3am
Boca Grande
(by Newport Path)
564 Washington Boulevard

$5 donation @ the door (more is always welcome)
Drink Specials throughout
21 and over
Don't sleep on this one. Represent!

Fiesta Flamenca at Bar Majestic

Bar Majestic
275 Grove Street
Tuesday February 23rd
8 pm

An Evening of Conversation with Dr. Rosalind Jeffries and Dr. Leonard Jeffries

The Jeffries are experts on African and African-Americal culture.
The talk, presented by the Afro American Historical Society,
will be followed by a Q & A.
It is free and open to the public.

Afro-American Historical Society Museum
1841 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (201-547-5262)
Tuesday February 23rd 6pm

Talk: Michele Wucker -NJCU 2009/10 University Lecture Series

Michele Wucker is executive director of the World Policy Institute, a nonpartisan center for progressive global policy research and thought leadership that publishes World Policy Journal. She is the author of LOCKOUT: Why America Keeps Getting Immigration Wrong When Our Prosperity Depends on Getting It Right and Why the Cocks Fight: Dominicans, Haitians and the Struggle for Hispaniola.

Part of the NJCU 2009-2010 University Lecture Series.

Gothic Lounge (NJCU's Hepburn Hall, Room 202)
2039 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Monday 22 February, 4pm

Film: Spike Lee's Miracle at St. Anna

Spike Lee's film Miracle at St. Anna (2008) tells the story of four Black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Pavonia Branch Library
Monday Feb 22nd
5:00 PM

8th street x pavonia, downtown jc

Film: 1776 at LITM

'The film version of the Broadway musical comedy of the same name. In the days leading up to July 4, 1776, Continental Congressmen John Adams and Benjamin Franklin coerce Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence as a delaying tactic as they try to persuade the American colonies to support a resolution on independence. As George Washington sends depressing messages describing one military disaster after another, the businessmen, landowners and slave holders in Congress all stand in the way of the Declaration, and a single 'nay' vote will forever end the question of independence. Large portions of spoken and sung dialog are taken directly from the letters and memoirs of the actual participants.'




Through hardship and struggle we all become a year
stronger and wiser on our Birthdays... and that my friends
is a hell of a reason to celebrate!

Sirelo Entertainment & Lex Leonard Gallery have prepared
TWO FLOORS of exciting goodies for you…
On One Floor We feature LIVE BANDS & Other Special Guests...
On the Other Floor: The Afterparty!

March 13th 9pm-4am
143 C. Columbus Dr.
$10 AFTER, $5 w/Costume!
*Those dressed as their favorite underwater creature OR come dressed ready for an underwater adventure get special treatment at the door!!*

This event is by RSVP only.

Please make sure you and your friends RSVP:

The Assassination of Whistling Rufus - Nuradeen Gallery

The Assassination of Whistling Rufus
Folk Art Exhibition
March 6 - 27

Nuradeen Gallery

483 Jersey Avenue
hours: Sat-Sun 12-5 pm
Reception March 20th 3-8 pm