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Friday, March 26, 2010

date auction and performance, JC's most eligible, spring play

Art House Productions


A Date Auction and Performance Event
Benefiting Art House Productions’ Upcoming Spring Play

Art House Productions, Inc. presents an entertaining evening of date auctions and performances to benefit their upcoming multimedia play, premiering in May 2010.

“JC’s Most Eligible” will be held on Saturday, April 24th from 8pm-10pm at Art House Productions’ performance space in downtown Jersey City, NJ. There is no charge for admission and fresh baked goods will be provided by Judy’s GoodiesArt House Productions is located at Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302. 1 McWilliams sits on the SE Corner of Hamilton Park, near Erie/8th St.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Movies from the 60s Loews Theatre

movies from the 60s, Loew's landmark theater, Journal Square,
"The graduate", 1967, " Kill a Mockingbird" 1962,
april 23, 24th
for more details and hours please visit the theaters website:

and "To Kill a Mockingbird " 1962
Harper Lee (novel)
Horton Foote (screenplay)
View company contact information for To Kill a Mockingbird onIMDbPro.
Release Date:
25 December 1962 (USA) See more »
The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen! See more »
Atticus Finch, a lawyer in the Depression-era South, defends a black man against an undeserved rape charge, and his kids against prejudice.

Monday, March 22, 2010

plastiq passion CD release party, live music, Lamp post

march 27, Lamp Post, 382 2nd Street
doors open at 9PM

show starts at 10pm

also performing ELIZABETH ALLEN.

Jersey City Craft Mafia @ JC Museum

day of design, craft events, performances, mother's day gift shopping and community outreach. Jersey City Craft Mafia and Jersey City Museum are collaborating once again to put together a spring event that you are not going to want to miss.

Loew's-down blues, concert

Provident Bank and Jersey City Magazine present:

Loew's-Down Blues
concert series

featuring Blues Award Winner and Grammy Nominee

Shemekia Copeland

Friday April 16, 8 pm

ticket sales 800-440-7654.

Loew's Box Office open Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm

art-n-culture showcase @Boca Grande

Art n Culture T. V. Showcase at Boca Grande - Dontique and Legomaster
bring you Art and Music in it's rawest form, Local visual artist and
musicians from NJ and NY.
Featuring Art by:
Featuring Performances by:
Brkn Inglsh
PiFF James
Animal Crackas
Haiti Relief Effort - Chile Relief Effort
Ice Sculpture by "CHEF"

On the Waterfront, movie, Loew's theater

march 27, 8.30 pm, Landmark Loew's Theater, JSQ
Starring Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Rod Steiger, Eva Marie Saint, Pat Henning, Martin Balsam.
Directed by Elia Kazan. Written by Bud Schulberg.
(1954 107mins. B&W)

Based on a series of articles about corruption on the New York/New Jersey docks, “On the Waterfront” tells the story of Terry Malloy, a washed-up boxer played by Marlon Brando who is caught between the grimy, dangerous reality of his life and his unexpectedly unquiet conscience. Malloy unwittingly helps set up a fellow dock worker to be killed at the behest of the mob-connected head of the longshoremen’s union, played by Lee J. Cobb. In the brutal world of the docks, everyone knows what really happened to the murdered man, but no one is willing to talk to the police. And yet – Malloy’s conscience won’t let him simply forget what happened, a situation made all the more difficult by the fact he is falling in love with the dead man’s sister, played by Eva Marie Saint, who brings an unfamiliar touch of refinement into his life. Karl Maldon as a local priest is another beacon of decency in his life. Pulling at Malloy from the other direction is the college-educated older brother whom he looks up to -- a lawyer, played by Rod Steiger, who works for the corrupt union boss. The middle ground to which Malloy desperately tries to hold is steadily eroded away as he struggles with himself over conflicted feelings of loyalty, fear, decency, self-interest, love, failure and an awakened sense of self-worth – and he is driven relentlessly toward having to choose between keeping quiet or “ratting out” the union boss.

That “On the Waterfront” is one of the most powerful narratives ever filmed is due in no small part to the uncanny sense of truth it projects from first frame to last. And this, in turn, is largely due to the remarkable performances of its cast – from Marlon Brando’s extraordinary creation of Malloy, to the smallest nuances of the supporting players. That the movie was famously filmed on location on the real waterfront in Hoboken, N.J. greatly adds to this aura of truth by imparting an authenticity and immediacy that has never been equaled in any other major motion picture: the gritty, violent and strangely claustrophobic world it depicted was no set, but life itself. Leonard Bernstein's score imparts a very subtle operatic quality to the otherwise hyper-realistic film. The film is an extraordinary mix of coarse and refined elements – harsh realism and elegant art fused into a coherent and compelling whole.

On the Waterfront” won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director for Elia Kazan, Best Adapted Screenplay for Budd Schulberg, Best Actor for Brando, Best Supporting Actress for Saint, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Editing. Fifty-six years later, it remains an extraordinary cinematic accomplishment. Don’t miss this chance to see it back on the big screen.

King Creole, movie with Elvis, Loews theater

saturday march 27, 6pm
Starring Elvis Presley, Walter Matthau, Carolyn Jones, Dolores Hart. Directed by Michael Curtiz.
(1958 115mins. B&W)

Rarely revived on the big screen
Shown in Paramount Pictures' Vault Print.

If many of the movies Elvis Presley starred in could be considered thinly scripted and perhaps under-produced excuses to showcase his singing talents, “King Creole” is different. Elvis certainly did sing in the film, but those numbers were skillfully worked into the film’s narrative. And Presley also displayed an acting ability that was only hinted at in many of his other films, giving an entertaining and compelling performance as a young man trying to find himself while finding his way between good and bad choices. Presley plays a high school drop-out working to help support his unemployed father when he falls in with a gang of teenage toughs. But since he can sing, and the owner of a struggling nightclub gives him a chance to go straight and perhaps even make it big. Yet he soon finds himself being pulled into the corrupt world of a local mob boss who runs a successful nightclub and wants Presley to work for him. Presley also has to make a choice between his true love and the good-girl-gone-wrong moll of the mob boss.The film is greatly aided by good performances from Walter Matthau, who plays a very effective heavy as the mob boss, and a pre-“Addams Family” Carolyn Jones as his reluctant moll.

Famed director Michael Curtiz gives the story polish and keeps the script moving effectively. “King Creole” unquestionably lacks the gravitas and finesse of “On the Waterfront”, but nevertheless echoes some of its themes in a lighter but still entertaining production. And Elvis’ musical numbers, which include the title song, "Hard Headed Woman," and "Trouble" are anthems of their era. Presley considered “King Creole” to be his best movie.

Nightof the Hunter, movie at Loews Landmark Theater

march 26, 8 pm, Landmark Loew's theater, JFK Blvd, JSQ
Night of the Hunter, Starring Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish. Directed by Charles Laughton
(1955 93mins. B&W)

Robert Mitchum gives one of his greatest performances as a psychotic, misogynistic and phony preacher who insinuates himself into the family of an executed man with whom he had been imprisoned in order to find the hoard of cash the man had hidden away. All that stands between the brutal Mitchum and the money are the other man’s two young children and the indomitable, scripture-quoting old woman, played magnificently by Lillian Gish, to whom the children turn for help. Gish’s faith, courage and compassion are set in breathtakingly stark contrast against Mitchum’s dark, venal perversity – creating one of the screen’s most memorable and successful parables of good vs. evil.

Though obviously influenced by the look of German expressionist cinema, cinematographer Stanley Cortez and director Charles Laughton reshaped that style's visual devices for their own purposes, creating a film that resembles a reflected dream of childhood, foreign and troubling yet also very beautiful. Chilling and disquietly compelling, “The Night of the Hunter” was neither a critical nor box office success when released, but is now widely recognized as one of the most remarkable films of its time – a masterful blend of horror and lyricism.

Board of Education Elections

April 20th Board of Education Election
If you are registered, VOTE at your local polling place.
Have a voice on Board of Ed matters, participate.

Easter egg hunt Van Vorst Park, community activity

April 3rd
Starting at 11am Easter Egg Hunt Music at 12pm--and more fun activities in the afternoon--bring a basket for lots of candy! Van Vorst Park between Jersey Ave and Barrow, Montgomery and York streets

Kelly St. Patrick, songs, live music, Made with Love cafe

every first sunday at Made with Love, 1 - 3 pm

Singer, songwriter Kelly Saint Patrick's music
has been compared to "Jewel" but with an
edgier "Ani" lyric. Kelly will be live at Made
with Love to play some new tunes, as well as
songs from her debut album, "In the Margins."

collective memories, art opening, made with love cafe

April 3rd - 28th, opening reception april 3rd, 6 -9pm, with classical guitarist Charles Ramsey

Sarah Bush's goal is to visually express the transcendent relationship
between images and memories by digitally combining photo-
graphs, drawings and collage and transferring them
onto glass so that they seem to glow from within.

speed dating singles night fun!, Made with Love

Are you single? Well, Spring is in the air, and it’s time
to come out of hibernation, and get ready to mingle
at Made With Love’s rst singles mixer (30's-40's age
Along with a singles activity (think speed-dating
“light”), you’ll be able to enjoy savory and sweet
organic food including organic pizzas, soup,
cupcakes, cookies, and other delicious treats with
someone you may get to know just that much better!
And, to top off a perfect night, Ace Case will perform
from 9 PM - 11 PM!
So what have you got to lose? If you’re single,
come join us for a fun night of great food, great
entertainment, and new connections. BYOB.
Saturday, April 10
7:30 - 11:00 pm
Those interested in participating in the speed dating activity, please arrive at 7:30 for registration. We'll need an even number
of men and women to participate. Dress to impress! This event, including speed-dating is FREE!
530 Jersey Ave.
Jersey City, NJ 07302

certainty in uncertain times, spiritual workshop

April 7, 7 - 9 pm, arthouse productions, 1 McWilliams Place, Hamilton Park
The Credit crunch, unstable job market, worry and unease everywhere, simply nothing is guaranteed it seems. Ho w are we to move forward- be prosperous and secure? See our hopes for a good life become more than a distant dream.

Kabbalah teaches that inside each of us lies the power to create our reality, to make our dreams come true - for each of us personally and for this troubled world.

Join us for a special seminar on the teachings of Kabbalah revealing how you create the reality you see every day. you will learn to use the power of your mind to create a better reality and draw better situations and opportunities.

For more information email mp@kabbalah.com

HPC's Gala Event, Michael Anthony's

may 1st, 7 - 10 pm, Michael Anthony's

You are cordially invited to attend HPC's Gala 2010 celebrating 16 years of service to our community. This empowering and exciting event will be held on Saturday May 1, 2010 from 7pm - 10pm at Michael Anthony's which features stunning NYC & marina views located at 502 Washington Blvd. in the historic downtown Jersey City area.

Join us for an evening filled with dancing, cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Participate in our silent auction, and indulge your senses with delicious cake provided by "Cake Boss" of Carlos' Bakery!

We will be honoring key supporters in the community including:

Senator Sandra Cunningham
Thomas DeGise (Hudson County Executive)
Iyannah Fields (HPC Volunteer)
Marvin Kreiger (Director of Hudson County HIV/AIDS Services Planning Council)

Funds raised at the Gala will be used to support the Hudson Pride Connections Center, a community services center dedicated to meeting the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities and all people living with HIV in Hudson County since 1993.

Civic JC, Leadership forum, Citizen's campaign

April 10, 11am - 1 pm, St. Peters College
Led by Citizens’ Campaign, this course teaches citizens about the appointments process and the political leveraging techniques for advancing their interests in getting appointed to serve on a local Board/Commission/Agency/Authority. Learn how to take a leadership position on a local Board or Commission. Represent your organization or community on one of these influential decision-making bodies. Make a substantial impact in your community. Lend your expertise to fellow leaders.

Just add sound, open mic

open mic, at Grassroots community space, 54 Coles Street
April 8, 9 pm

open soul sessions, open mic, black waxx media studio

april 3rd, 6 pm until..
Hey everyone, once a month we at Black Waxx host a community event (which are now filming) called Open Soul Sessions. Which has an open mic and open book segment. Run with donations we are looking for people who want to perform and join the audience!

Arsenal and Animal, Dylan Egon's works for 2010

new paintings, and assemblage multi media work for the 2010 year.
Gallery 58, may 7, 7-11.55 pm

the Everything Jersey City Festival call for artists

Dear Hudson County Artists:
The Central Avenue S.I.D. Management Corp. welcomes you to participate in this year's Everything Jersey City Festival scheduled for Saturday May 22, 2010. This annual event attracted an estimated 15,000 people last year to the Central Avenue business district in the Heights' section of Jersey City.
As an incentive, qualifying Hudson County artists can reserve one discounted 10'x10' ft space for only $30 (must supply own 10'x10' canopy - required). For a copy of the application, please follow the link below:
Additionally, CASID will be awarding FREE booth spaces to a limited number of Hudson artists who apply first. Please feel free to share the link with your artist email list, colleagues, and others who may qualify. For more event info, please visit www.JCHeights.com

jazz brunch new orleans fundraiser

Warehouse Cafe Fundraiser Jazz ensemble with piano, trombone and a female vocals. Don't miss out! Come out and celebrate Jazz Fest for a great cause! Help a wonderful group make it down to New Orleans to assist the families in the Lower Ninth Ward with rebuilding their houses, and helping others getting settled in again in their homes... This will be our fourth year assisting the people in N'awlins! Lets show them We didn't forget!
Come Enjoy brunch with live music $25

Make Believe artist talk

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

Make Believe

on view through April 1, 2010

Artists' Talk: Tuesday, March 23 @ 7 p.m. in the auditorium (next to gallery) The gallery will remain open after 5 throughout the event

Participating artists: Jason Covert, Wendy Hirschberg, Akino Kondoh, Yuliya Lanina, and Ken Madore.
Moderated by Debra Jenks with Midori Yoshimoto

the touristas,. band live music,. bar majestic

The Touristas bring their Bossa Nova/Modern Lounge stylings to Bar Majestic,.
march 23,. 7.,45 pm - 10 pm
Bar Majestic 275 Grove Street

inventionReinvention, closing reception

“inventionREinvention” Closing reception, march 27, 7 - 9 pm, live music.
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. arthouse production,
1 McWilliams Place, 6th floor, Hamilton Park