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Saturday, July 9, 2011

From Across the River, photography by Sandra Swieder

Art House Productions is honored to present "From Across the River," Photography by Sandra Swieder.  This moving and engaging exhibition of fine photographic images and mixed media will honor the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. To date, no exhibit, book or documentary examines the story of the Jersey side. "From Across the River" will be the first to honor and preserve the memories of September 11, 2011 from the New Jersey perspective.

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 7-10pm

Gallery Hours: 
JC Fridays/Friday, September 9, 2011 from 7-10pm
September 10 and 11, 2011 from 12-6pm
Additional viewing hours by appointment by calling (201) 915-9911 or emailing info@arthouseproductions.org

Closing Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2011 from 7-9pm

Art House Productions
1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor

Friday, July 8, 2011

Carnival of Immaru - A solo show by Alicia Ruth

July 15 - aug 15,White Star Bar
230 Brunswick Street
(Corner of Brunswick & Pavonia Ave.)
 opening reception july 15,  8pm -2am

Carnival of Immaru, a solo show by artist Alicia Ruth

A showcase of recent works which have emerged from the atoms, the ether and the light. They exist in a universe overflowing with information - incomprehensible beyond our confounding and confining biological processing abilities. A glimpse at the perpetual pondering of the evolution of the simple into the complex, presented in a multitude of mixed materials and particle collisions on canvas.

Put on your old brown shoes, like dreamers do, hop into my yellow submarine and we'll get a ticket to ride through the octopus's garden and on, across the universe.

Delicious food and drinks available as long as the kitchen and bar are open!

Costumes and weirdness encouraged

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Summerfest, Liberty state park concert series

The 35th annual free LSP concert series presented by Jersey City -  Summerfest - with shows on Sundays at 5pm and Tuesdays at 7pm, starts Tuesday July 12 with John Christian's uplifting pop and R & B. The shows are in back of the Liberty House Restaurant in the public gardens there and you can bring a picnic and everyone can use the restaurant bathrooms.  

Park in ferry lot or 2 hour lot at end of Zapp Drive. (If you decide to have a beverage, appetizer or meal at Liberty House Restaurant or at the new Maritime Parc restaurant, you can get your parking ticket validated if you park in the marina parking lot). 
You can take the LSP shuttle bus from the light rail station to the concert site.

City of Water Day Festival

Free day of activities, music, food, themed boat tours - to celebrate our waterfront. 

LSP location -northeast side of LSP in field east of Liberty House Restaurant on the left of Zapp Drive- cobblestone road - park in free 2 hour lot or in ferry lot. Festival presented by Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance in conjunction with LSP, The Friends and others.  

*Minimum age is 16. 16 to 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear closed shoes or footwear to protect against rocks and glass
The boat tours are ticketed in advance from those website links. While there may be some tours that's don't sell out, tickets go quickly. Everyone doesn't show up, so there are usually a few standby tickets offered for each tour. Besides the tours leaving from LSP you could go on ferry to Governors Island and take a boat tour leaving from there.  
 details go to http://www.cityofwaterday.org/nj-program-of-events/

People can take the LSP weekend shuttle bus from the light rail station to the waterfront festival. The route map, schedule and fare are on our website.   

Nyck's House for sale @ Creative Grove

Friday, July 8,  2 -8pm
DJ Nyck  puts a different spin on "House" with his soulful variations of deep house, custom mixes and the very danceable joyful grooves
bring your hoolahoops for sure, 
you can get decked in with body paint, fun accessories, and stylish clothing at the market!

Creative Grove a destination in JC,
every time a different story, different artists
new faces, games and food

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The Monologue Slam, poetry slam

 July 8,  8pm till midnight
Grassroots community center
54 Coles street JC

The JC slam opens its curtains to present "THE MONOLOGUE SLAM." Brush off those accents, take out that poem that always sounded more like a story anyway and get your character on for this original monologue challenge. We welcome any non-original monologues as special additions to our pre-show regularly scheduled open mic. Surprise guest judges will be scoring the competitors and our very own Scripted will be gracing us with his ...hosting presence. Doors open at 8 p.m. and sign-up is first come, first perform.

Want to Watch?
You've made an excellent choice. You will be experiencing live performance in a whole new light and it's only a measly $5!

Itching to open mic?
Way to share your gift! We'll be having a mixed open mic before the competition begins. We welcome all of the usual spoken word/music/comedy and urge all the actors in the group to bring out three-minute non-original monologues!

Ready to perform your own monologue?
Awesome! Your time limit is 5 minutes with a 30-second grace period where points will not be deducted. Memorization is encouraged, but not mandatory, and you want to come with two different monologues ready to go. The first round is with 6 competitors and the top 3 will advance to see who gets the gold through bronze.

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a bumpy and glorious ride!

There will be a brief open mic before the slam. All are welcome-- poets, musicians, comedians, sword swallowers, you name it!

Cover $5 / $3 Students

**Please bear in mind this is a FUNDRAISING SLAM. All proceeds go towards sending our 2011 representative team to the National Poetry Slam in Boston, Ma this August!**

Acting for adults

                                             (photo courtesy of 123 people.com)
Art House Productions

Developing Your Voice on Stage
July 5th through Aug 2, 6.30 - 9 pm
5-week acting course offered this summer by
Founder/Executive Director, Art House Productions
Director, Producer, Writer and Professional Actor

ACTING FOR ADULTS’ comprehensive approach to actor craft will help you embrace yourself as an actor -- in a safe, supportive environment. This class is for adults who would like to explore the craft of acting and gain tools to help them feel more confident on stage when speaking or performing in public.

5 Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm
Space limited! Reserve your spot now!

Call 201-915-9911 or Email info@arthouseproductions.org
for pricing and payment info

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

* Tools for relaxation and focus
* Building your character
* Facing the fear and using it to your advantage
* Is it all a lie? Staying truthful on stage
* Making the magic: how to bring a monologue to life

Beer culture

Epic Brewing Night @ Barcade

Please join us as we welcome Epic Brewing from Salt Lake City, Utah. They'll be on hand to celebrate their recent introduction to the New Jersey Craft Beer Market.
 July 14, 5 - 11pm,
Barcade, 163 Newark ave

Brainless - 8.3% ABV - Belgian Strong Pale Ale.
Copper Cone - 6.4% - American Pale Ale.
Galloway Porter - 5.4% - American Porter
Hopulent - 8.5% - American Double IPA
Imperial IPA -9.5% - Strong hoppy action!
Imperial Red - 7.8% - double strength American Amber Ale.
Intermountain Wheat- 5.0% - American Pale Wheat Ale.
Pfeifferhorn Lager - 5.3% - American Pale Lager.
Smoked and Oaked - 10.5% - Belgian Dark Ale brewed with smoked malt and aged in Colorado whiskey barrels.
Sour Apple Saison - 7.8% - Farmhouse Ale brewed with apples and spices.
Spiral Jetty - 6.6% - American India Pale Ale.

Urban Harvest Art Happening

Filmmaker Diana Quinones  Rivera, and nutritionist/food expert Luciane Mesko.

Saturday July 9th.
Location: 340 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Please come at 7PM SHARP for the screening of Diana's short Film.

Food will be provided, please bring your own drink.
RSVP so that we know how much food to make.

Groove on Grove July 6

HDSID presents Groove on Grove's
The Front Bottoms [6pm]
Wyldlife [645pm]
...Neo Noir [730pm]
Food Will Win the War [815pm]
---start times are sharp----
bring your ID's as Barcade will be serving

about the bands
The Front Bottoms [6pm]
"these guys pine better than a forest. after the show make sure you give someone a hug, it's all right though cause these guys have Big Big Plans"

Wyldlife [645 pm]

"If chesthair was the only sign of man hood these guys would still be able to rock down a biker gang with peach fuzz of steel"

Neo Noir [730pm]

JC Supergroup, lead by Kilsym with Rockin Lifestyles's Pete Kaufman on drums, Billy Donahue and Dan "Buzzkill" on Bass, and spiritual lead guitar Joe Conderacci

Food Will Win the War [815pm]

"Every battle needs a good beat. These guys will bring us all home safe at the end of the night"

Food from
Taco Truck | Lucinda's Creperie | Two Pitas in a Pod | La Bella Torte

Libations by Barcade

Art Opening "WHERE?!" Contemporary Landscapes at LITM

 July 5th, 7 - 10 pm,  LITM
140 Newark Ave
The third installment in our 3 month series "WHO?! WHAT?! WHERE?!" explores contemporary takes on the traditional form of Landscape. The artists in this show use photography, painting, collage and mixed media to express a sense of place.

DJ Meghan McKee keeps the good vibes flowing.