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Thursday, October 21, 2010

rock concert photography, Joe Russo, opening

oct 21,   WHITE STAR BAR
230 Brunswick Street
reception with the artist  9pm - 2 am

Will be on view for one month. Stop by the bar and check it out.
[All photos are framed/matted, limited edition of only 10 per print ]
Please join us for the opening reception.
Music provided by DJ SCOTT

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

chalk the walk, JC Museum

Halloween Is Here: Chalk The Walk

Saturday, October 23, 2010, 12 pm to 4 pm
(Rain Date: October 30, 2010)
In celebration of Halloween's arrival, JCM invites everyone from children and families to artists, witches, and werewolves to come draw on the sidewalks of Jersey City Museum.  Fly in on your broomstick and join JCM for a day of spine-chilling fun for all. Free.

splendid energy panel discussion at JC Museum

Splendid Energy Panel Discussion: Artist and the Economy
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, 3pm

This year the museum highlights artists who live and work in Jersey City with Splendid Energy, an exciting competitive show on view until October 31st.  The Energy transfers into an enlightening panel discussion in the Caroline Guarini Theater at 3pm which embodies some of the strongest art advocacy voices in Hudson County.  Panelists include the Distillery Gallery founder Irene Borngraeber, curator Christina Vassallo, and musician and community activist Rolando Ramos. The panel will offer up survival tips in supporting and creating art during times of economic hardship. Free.

Ghost of Uncle Joes's fundraiser Halloween party at Cemetery

Oct 30, 435 Newark Ave,  5 - 10 pm
The Ghost of Uncle Joe's Halloween Fundraiser
at the Historic Jersey City & Harsimus Cemetery
host: Dancing Tony

$10 suggested donation all profits to
benefit for the Historic JC & Harsimus Cemetery

Cemetery Gates open at 5:00 pm
with performances by

Motor Head (Aminal)
early REM (Jody Porter and the Black Swans)
Neutral Milk Hotel (Square Wave Punch)
the Descendents (Any Day Guilt Trip)
The Misfits (Glenn D and the Lodi 3)
The Cramps (the Demand deLUXed)
plus a special surprise guest band from beyond.

Zombie Parade to the Lamp Post
for an After Life Party with
Six Six Six to Eight Mathematics & The Blood Wave Surfers
and a Zombie Dance Party with Headless DJ and
Scott “I Eat Brains” Free

For more information on volunteering to help the HJC&H Cemetery
check out http:\\www.jerseycitycemetery.org

artnculture201 tv

Erci Sophie, known as "the Legomaster"  shoots and produces the
segments of his Youtube publication

here he filmed an interview and visit at Fish with Braids, the "WASTED" show
with Kris Dulfer, Serringe, Legomaster and Ezra Brauser

downtown JC Newark ave sidewalk sale

sidewalk sale
in downtown JC,
Historic downtown district

oct 30 and 31st
11am  - 4pm

all streets of the district
Newark Ave,
Grove street,
Jersey Ave
Christopher Columbus Drive
Erie Street
Coles Street
Monmouth Street

map to follow

Kelly Saint Patrick, live music

Kelly Saint patrick plays live at the
Bar Majestic

oct 20 8 pm

out of the box, open mic

Hudson Pride Connections Center
32 Jones Street
Jersey City, NJ
oct 20, 7.30 - 9.30

OUT OF THE BOX "Chilltown" Open Mic welcomes Performers of all types -- Listeners, too. Come enjoy poetry, song, comedy and rants and raves and laughs with an amazing community. Hosted by Pandora Scooter.


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Global entrepreneurship week JC

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Jersey City is designed to promote local small businesses and economic growth at a critical time of the year. And, it is that time again! Join us to celebrate and support entrepreneurs in Jersey City during GEW 2010.

This year our celebration of the week will be even bigger and better than before and we want you to be a part of it. We want to revolutionize our local economy by encouraging everyone we know to shop locally in Jersey City, not just during GEW but beyond. Whether you are interested in participating by hosting or organizing an event, having your business spotlighted in our “Buy Local” campaign, sponsoring the week, or you just want to know what activities are happening during the week, stay tuned to this space for all of the latest news on GEW in Jersey City 2010!


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horror movies at the Loews

Friday, October 22 - 8 PM
Brides of Dracula
Starring Peter Cushing, Yvonne Monlaur, Marita Hunt, David Peel, Freda Jackson. Directed by Terence Fisher.
(1960, 86mins., Color)  Suitable for most audiences.
If Universal Pictures distilled and defined the horror movie in black & white during the 1930s and ‘40s, the British studio Hammer Films re-imagined and redefined the genre in color beginning in the late 1950s.  Brides of Dracula was the studio’s second vampire film, the sequel to its Horror of Dracula.  A young woman is stranded in a foreboding Transylvanian village and encounters a handsome young Baron, who turns out to be a vampire.  In her ignorance, the young woman looses the vampire upon a girl’s school -- and herself.  Fortunately, the arch nemesis of all vampires, Dr. Van Helsing, arrives to help.

Brides is one of the best examples of the revised conventions Hammer established for the gothic horror genre: in addition to the glorious color cinematography – and especially bright red blood -- there are lavish sets, impressive costumes, and an even more potent erotic undertow (though certainly nothing explicit) than Universal ever dared to suggest.  In this, it is a precursor to the plethora of erotically charged vampire tales that have been appearing ever since. Strong performances, good writing, action and intrigue also make the film a horror classic.

Saturday, October 23 - 6 PM
Son of Frankenstein
Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill. Directed by Rowland V. Lee.
(1938, 99mins., B&W)  Suitable for most audiences.
Boris Karloff as Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most legendary performances in movie history.  Karloff portrayed the Monster for the third and final time on the big screen in Son of Frankenstein.  As if that wasn’t enough to make the film a classic, Karloff was joined by Bela Lugosi in what, arguably, was his finest Hollywood performance.  When Dr. Frankenstein’s son, who has lived in America most of his life, returns to his ancestral home, he finds that local villagers still remember and fear his father’s creation.  Goaded by a sinister man (Lugosi) living amid the ruins of his father’s castle, Frankenstein decides to revive his father’s Monster – but to reform its brutish nature and thereby vindicate his father’s memory.  Of course things don’t work out as Frankenstein had planned!

It would not have been surprising if this second sequel proved shop-worn, but Son of Frankenstein is a well-crafted continuation of the Frankenstein saga, boasting an intelligent script, extraordinary sets and cinematography that continue the German Expressionist influence on American horror movies – and great performances by all, especially Karloff and Lugosi.

Admission to "Brides of Dracula" and "Son of Frankenstein" is $6 for adults, and $4 for seniors and children.
Combination tickets will only be available for these two movies.

Saturday, October 23 - 8:20 PM
Starring Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder.
Directed by F.W. Murnau.
(1922, 84mins., B&W).  Suitable for most audiences.
Silent with Live Organ Accompaniment By Wayne Zimmerman on the Loew’s Wonder Morton

In our time of CGI, surround-sound and even the revival of 3-D, an 88-year-old German silent film remains one of the most chilling and legendary horror movies ever made.  Nosferatu was the first – although unauthorized – feature-film version of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.”  Stoker’s widow sued and won over copyright infringement, and all copies of Nosferatu were supposed to have been destroyed, but fortunately a few prints survived.

Ironically, Nosferatu is now considered one of the best interpretations of Stoker’s Dracula ever filmed.  Still, it differs from the book in several notable ways, including the names of central characters and locations. It, not the book, cemented into the Dracula canon the idea that vampires are destroyed by sunlight.  And the ending differs from Stocker’s, and is one of the more suggestive mixes of innocence and evil, self-sacrifice and eroticism of the silent era.

The singular performance and truly lurid makeup of Max Schrek as the vampire is one of the most iconic representations of evil ever filmed.  But the greatest source of the film’s enduring power is the eerie look and truly disquieting mood that pioneering director F. W. Murnau achieved by merging German expressionist style with real location settings, daring experimentation with stop-motion and reverse-negative effects, and the use of dramatic shadows and long angles – which became a kind of visual lexicon for horror on film.  When this is combined with live organ accompaniment, as it will be at the Loew’s Jersey, Nosferatu is a truly unforgettable experience.

Admission to "Nosferatu" is $8 for adults; $6 for seniors (65+) and children (12 & younger).

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Van Vorst Park Association

monthly meeting, oct 19

7.30 pm    Barrow Mansion
83 Wayne Street, Jersey City
Email: mail@vvpa.org

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Everyone is welcome!

October 19th 7:30 pm
Meeting agenda:

This month we invite all our neighbors to join us at an informal meeting.
As your neighborhood association, we want to hear your input regarding our
quality of life here in Van Vorst.  Do you have an idea that will make your neighborhood safer or better?  Do you want to talk about activities and issues concerning the Van Vorst Park?  Here's your chance to get more involved in your community!!!  And did we mention there will be wine and cheese and yummy refreshments??  We hope to see you all on Tuesday!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Hector Canonge Performance and Artist Talk at NJCU

Hector Canonge Performance and Artist Talk on 
Thursday Oct. 21 at NJCU 7 p.m.
“MIzAMERICA” is a solo exhibition by artist Hector Canonge. Inspired by his weekly visits to the local Miss America Dinner, his experiences of living in the United States, and his observations about the idiosyncrasies of war, Canonge, explores the myths of beauty, identity and patriotism in relation to popular American culture.

September 30 - November 4, 2010
 The Visual Arts Gallery
New Jersey City University
100 Culver Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Gallery Hours: Mon- Fri, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment
Directions: PATH Train to Exchange Place. Light Rail to West Side Avenue. 5 min walk to the gallery.

Filmforum at JCAS Presents: Tetsuo, The Iron Man (1989)

JCAS Presents: Tetsuo, The Iron Man (1989)
Sunday October 17th at 7:30pm

Director Shinya Tsukamoto's film, 'Tetsuo, The Iron Man,' is the dark, surrealistic tale of a businessman (Tomorowo Taguchi) who accidentally runs down a man with a fetish for implanting scrap metal into his body (played by the director). Soon afterward, he begins eerily morphing into a hybrid man-machine, accompanied by twisted, metal-related nightmares. Perhaps his nemesis is not in fact dead, but is somehow masterminding and guiding his rage and frustration-fueled transformation. Now, the businessman must track down the man he thought he killed before the horrific metamorphosis is complete.

Come see a Japanese cult classic as Sunday Night Film Forum screens a series of horror films between September and Halloween.

Film starts at 7:30, discussion to follow
FREE admission; $5 donation suggested.
Beverages will be available, but please leave food at the door.

Jersey City Art School
326 5th St. Ground Floor
 Jersey City, NJ

Landmark Loew’s presents: Son of Frankenstein

Saturday, October 23rd  6pm
Son of Frankenstein

Starring Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Basil Rathbone, Lionel Atwill.
Directed by Rowland V. Lee. (1938, 99mins., B&W) Suitable for most audiences.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City
(201) 798-6055

followed by Nosferatu (with live organ) at 8:20pm

Landmark Loew’s presents: Nosferatu - with live organ !

Saturday, October 23rd 8:20 pm - 10:00 pm
Nosferatu - with live organ accompaniment

Starring Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder.
Directed by F.W. Murnau. (1922, 84mins., B&W). Suitable for most audiences.

The Landmark Loew's Jersey Theatre
54 Journal Square, Jersey City
(201) 798-6055