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Friday, November 18, 2011

Teen open mic Grace Space JC

at Grace Church Van Vorst 39 Erie,
Nov 18, 7-10 pm

Teen mic:
So put down all those college and high school applications and let's blow off some steam!
Calling all; poets, writers, actors, musicians, singers, bands, dancers, comedians...whew and anyone else between the ages of 13-19 who wants their time on the mic.
Stay tuned we are planning a holiday Grace Space JC in Dec. as well...to be continued!

Art Fest

Art Fest!!
at Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams place, 6th floor
Nov 19,  1-7 pm
art related biz, artists,

exciting day at Grove street Plaza!!

 CREATIVE GROVE  artist & designer market nov 18: ( 2-8pm)
Grove street PATH plaza
LANGUAGE OF MUSIC (LLC) teachers (Grove street) will perform on keyboard and drums off and on today,

Language of Music students will be taught about the music they want to play, and familiarize themselves with reading, ear training, improvising, memorizing, music theory, and good technique.

DJ Kaliptus on the decks with instrumental tribal trance and his live art, animation art and his fabulous...ness.

Three little birds are presenting an
art project that centers around gratitude since thanksgiving is right around the corner for kids /families

three little birds is a new art and creativity initiative for kids on Erie street
in the former Duck Duck goose space.

A sample project will be at Creative Grove nov 18.

artists share their works,
makers show their crafts
celebrating artistry and artisan culture in JC

this week also luvbug, scarves made by HIV folks to raise funding

artists: Stafanie Riggi, Uta Brauser, Fish with Braids presenting
Quel Beast, Eric Champagne,
Paul Richard, Lau Gallico

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mac and Cheese Bakeoff fundraiser

The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Bakeoff  -  "EPISODE 3 - A NEW CHEESE"

THIS SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2011 - at the 4th Street Lot -  377 4th Street - Jersey City NJ -  07302

This is one of our two big fund raisers for 4th Street Arts - (with an entry fee of only $5.00 it's the best deal around)

The proceeds of the fundraiser fund next years festival as well as the 4th Street Arts Annual Scholarship, which benefits local youth in need, in the areas of Art & Music.

So if your in the area please come by and fill your belly and vote for your favorite - We have around 20 contestants this year.

In addition to the delicious food we will have 2 bands, Ace Case & the Crosstown Country All-Stars, and Pat Byrne & Friends, plus DJ Alfonse all day

Our "Kids Korner" has a lot planned so bring the whole family and spend the day.

The Facebook event page is here ....


You can purchase Advanced Tickets here.....


Attic Ensemble, theater at Barrow Mansion: "Next Fall"

Geoffrey Nauffts’ NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play’s central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to “believe” and what it might cost us not to.

The Attic Ensemble is located in The Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne Street. Opening night is  November 17th, at 7:00 p.m.

Becoming who we are

 Becoming Who We Are” Photo/Video Exhibition Opening Reception
The Opening Reception for “Becoming Who We Are” Photo/Video Exhibition will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm  November, 17th, 2011,
in Gallery 32, at the Hudson Pride Connections Center, 32 Jones St.

Jenny Owen Youngs performance at Brennan Coffe House

Brennan Coffee House
583 Newark Avenue
Jersey City, NJ
For Ticket Info: 1-800-542-7894

Admission and Show Information:
Shows Start at 7:30pm
Open Mic concludes each concert. 5 minutes for each performer. Sign-up Sheet at the box office.

Prices vary for each performance.
Please call toll free number for prices.

Fresh brewed house blend coffee and home made desserts are available before and during the show. Performer CDs for sale during the intermissions and after the show. BCH logo tee shirts are also for sale.

jenny owen youngs

Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge, play at St. Peters college

 at the Roy Irving theater (St. Peters campus Montgomery x JFK Blvd)
Saint Peter's College will be performing a play, "Mrs. Bob Cratchit's Wild Christmas Binge" from tomorrow (Thursday) night at until Saturday night! Every show is at 7PM, with two Saturday shows, one at 2PM and one at 7PM.The show is a comedy guaranteed to make people of all ages laugh. And best of alll, it's free! It will be showing at the Roy Irving Theatre at Saint Peter's College on Montgomery Avenue and JFK Boulevard in Jersey City.

A sassy ghost once again attempts to shake Scrooge from his holiday humbug, but the whole family-friendly affair is deliciously derailed by Mrs. Cratchit’s drunken insistence on stepping out of her miserable, treacly role. Morals are subverted, starving yet plucky children sing carols, and somebody’s goose is cooked as Durang lovingly skewers A Christmas Carol, It’s a Wonderful Life, and many more to create a brand-new, cracked Christmas classic.

Facebook Page:
event page

Art Fest

celebrate the entrepreneur in every artist for ARTfest!, an all ages festival featuring musicians, poets, emcees, photographers, visual artists, kid activities, face painting as well as a compilation of unique, local vendors!

When: Saturday, Nov. 19th, 1pm... to 7pm
Where: Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor JC, NJ 07302

Sounds Provided by:
DJ Irs - www.djirs.com

Live Performances by:

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Zumba by Lisa: www.grassrootscommunityspace.com
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm Nadine LaFond: www.nadinelafond.com
2:35 pm - 2:45 pm Danielle Martin: www.youtube.com/DanielleSadeMusic
2:50 pm - 3:00 pm Urbanites in Flight: www.djirs.bandcamp.com
3:05 pm - 3:25 pm ItsReaLight: www.myspace.com/itsrealight1
3:30 pm - 3:40 pm M. Josephine: www.mjsoephine.bandcamp.com
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Live Jazz w/ PVD, Dave Stolarz & Jordan
4:35 pm - 4:55 pm Gemineye: www.facebook.com/thepoetgemineye
5:00 pm - 5:25 pm Rugged N Raw: www.ruggednraw.com
5:25 pm - 5:35 pm Physical Graffiti:www.thoughtkryminal.com
5:40 pm - 5:50 pm Uninvited: www.myspace.com/uninvitedmaine
5:55 pm - 6:15 pm Silent Knight & Q'loc: www.silentknight.bandcamp.com
6:20 pm - 6:30 pm Juggla: www.juggwise.com
6:35 pm - 6:45 pm NBK: www.nbk201.com

Featured Artwork by:

Uta Brauser - www.fishwithbraids.blogspot.com
Amy Garas - www.amygaras.mosaicglobe.com
Kupiart - www.kupiart.com
Tina Indigo Hill

Featured Photography by:

Soul Shot - www.soulshotphotography.com
Mike Shanahan - www.mikeshanahanphoto.com
GREY - http://www.wix.com/greyfotograff/grey
Daniel Morteh - www.danielmorteh.com
Lyn Melodix - www.rottensweets.tumblr.com
AMC - www.flickr.com/photos/amcphotographs

This is a FREE event. Log on to www.StartSomethingNJ.Eventbrite.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Project Greenville call for art

December 2nd, 3rd and 4th (JC Friday-Sunday), 2011 Project Greenville will be hosting the Winter Wonderland Weekend in the Greenville neighborhood of Jersey City. We are looking for photos, paintings, drawings, collage, sculptures or models depicting Jersey City winter/holiday times. An old photo of your kids making a snowman outside of the house, a painting of the Loews theater decked out for Santa's visit, a sketch of busy shoppers bustling along the snowy streets of the heights, etc. etc.....Think winter, thinks holidays, think Jersey City! Besides the exhibited artwork there will also be a childrens toy drive bin, a neighborhood raffle and hot cocoa and local treats. If you would like to display your work please see the guidelines below or email me for specific questions/details:

-hoping to receive artwork by, November 21st, either by mail (Project Greenville 128 Winfield Avenue Jersey City, NJ 07305) or meet up arranged ahead of time

(projectgreenville@gmail.com or (646)361-1858)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

movies at the Loews: Batman 1966, Pearl Harbor, the train, saboteur, the bridge on the river kwai

Please join us this Saturday, November 12, for a special screening of the 1966 Batman movie, presented by NJ Comic Expo in conjunction with their Holy Batvention on November 12 & 13 in Teaneck, NJ.

The live event begins at 7:00 PM and can be attended by purchasing a combo ticket for $15 (which includes movie admission). Those who wish to only see the film can do so at 8:00 PM for $5.

The combo price includes time with Lee Meriwether (the movie's Catwoman). There will be a short video presentation and time to talk with her and any of the other stars who may come from the convention to the Theatre.

The movie will begin at 8:00 PM and will include music from the Wonder Organ as people are let in.

And next Friday and Saturday, November 18-19, we will be remembering the 70th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack with three classic films set during World War II.

Of course, seeing a show at the Loew's is always a lot of fun. But being a part of the volunteer team that puts on the show is an experience you'll never forget! Curious? Read more below, just after this month's film schedule.

Also, if you would like to help spread the word about our upcoming film series, click here to download copies of our latest fliers. Also, if you have time to distribute a larger number of posters and fliers, contact us and we'll give you a supply of our publicity materials.

Friday, November 18 - 8PM
The Train
Starring Burt Lancaster & Paul Scofield.  Directed by John Frankenheimer.
1964, 133mins, B&W.

Saturday, November 19 - 6PM
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Starring Robert Cummings, Priscilla Lane, Norman Lloyd.
1942, 115mins., B&W.

Saturday, November 19 - 8:20PM
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Starring Alec Guinness, William Holden, Sessue Hayakawa.
Directed by David Lean.  1957, 161mins, Color.