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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Green Teen Music and Art Festival

Friday, March 30, 2012     7:00 pm - 10 :00 pm
location: Art House Productions
Hamilton Square, 1 McWilliams Place, 6th Floor, Jersey City, NJ 07302

The 3rd Annual Green Teen Music and Arts Festival is an opportunity for local teenagers to showcase their musical and artistic talents in an eco-friendly community event. The festival will feature live music and artwork by teens, which will be for sale along with refreshments and snacks.

All proceeds will go toward planting trees locally and around the country with the charities Friends of Liberty State Park and American Forests. In the past two years, we raised over $5000 and this year we hope to raise even more!

$5 suggested donation.

Lucky Charms, social mixer St. Paddy

St. Patrick's Day "LUCKY CHARMS" Social Mixer!
141 Bright St. (at Monmouth St.)
Jersey City, NJ 07302

 9 pm - 1 am
Welcoming Atmosphere … Beautiful People
Casual Attire … Great Music

... No Cover • Cash Bar • Full Menu
Drink Specials All Night

Celtic Meltdown Mix by
DJ NEVA (Music for the Masses)

What more could you ask for?

Just follow the Rainbow to…

Free Shuttle Service for Downtown JC
Easy access from Grove St. PATH


More info: massmuzik@yahoo.com

Monday, March 5, 2012

Margaret Murphy exhibit, artist talk

Artist Talk Tuesday, March 6th at 5pm.

Show closes March 7th.

Lemmerman Gallery - NJCU
Hepburn Hall, Rm 323
2039 Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305

Art Eat Up

Pro Arts Presents Art Eat-Up Friday March 9th, 7pm-10pm


Pro Arts Art Eat-Up is a food, drink and entertainment event with a twist; for a small donation, guests eat a delicious meal, enjoy good company and musical entertainment, and vote for the most worthy art proposal on the menu that night. All proceeds collected go to the winning project, which will be displayed at the next Art Eat-Up event. It is a great way to network, meet new people, have fun and provide support for a local art project. Art Eat-Up provides individual grants for artists, connects artists to each other and to the greater community and promotes the artistic livelihood of our community. Artists Click Here for 
Art Eat-Up is a grants process that gives an artist an unrestricted financial resource to realize a visual arts proposal, whether it is for one piece or an entire body of work. The grant may provide materials, equipment or even living expenses while the artist completes the project.
Art Eat-Up is grassroots funding at its best: donations for the community dinner go directly to funding art-makers whose proposals draw the most votes from the diners.
The process is purposely simple: Anyone can submit a proposal to Arts Eat-Up. Community participation in the grant selection process is the key: through this process we hope to stimulate and support experimental, critical and imaginative projects that may not be eligible for formal funding.
Art Eat-Up connects artists with artists, artists with the community, and the community with each other during Art Eat-Up dinners. It provides artists the opportunity to begin marketing their work before it is made. It creates momentum and awareness for art projects promoted during the event and possibly realized with the help of the Art-Eat-Up grant.
How it Works
Art Eat-Up event. Entrance will provide each person with one ballot and dinner with musical entertainment and beverages. Diners view a variety of proposed artworks and art projects. Each diner can cast one vote on the project they would like to see awarded a grant. After dinner, ballots will be counted and the art proposal receiving the most votes will be awarded the money raised through entrance donations (minus expenses and a portion to second and third prize).
The grant money is awarded to the winning artist or organization without limitations on how they use the grant money. Artists can take home the money that same evening. Documentation of the finalized project will be on display at the next Art Eat-Up, as well as other venues, including the web, informing the community of the progress and completion of each winning project.

Watch this space for the next scheduled Art Eat-Up.
We want to thank our sponsors: Art House Productions, Made with Love, and Palace Drugs who have made this Eat-Up possible.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

 March 11, 12pm - 4 pm, Liberty Science Center

a celebration of all things PIE and PI! Fun PI-E Day activities include; blue ribbon pie baking contest, pie café, pie/pi eating contest, pie walks, pi games, pi crafts, pi-e in the face painting, balloons and more.
BLUE RIBBON PIE CONTEST; Enter The ...Blue Ribbon Pie Baking contest. Entry forms available at LCCS or download them at www.jerseycitypi-eday.com
Advance Tickets
Limited number of discounted advance sale tickets (JUST $10 or $30 a family!) available through LCCS (includes Liberty Science Center Day Pass)
Proceeds benefit Friends of LCCS
Day of Tickets
Day of Liberty Science Center Admission Discount of $5 when you bring an 8” store bought pie to donate to The Community Food Bank of NJ for 3/11/12 only!
For more information contact;

Secrets, Love, a play by Summer Dawn Hortillosa

Original drama "Secrets; Love" will premiere in Hoboken, N.J., (3/22) before its New York City performance in the 10th annual Downtown Urban Theater Festival (3/28).


Summer Dawn Hortillosa's "Secrets; Love" is a tale set in a modern city about crimes of passion and the nature of love – how we feel it, how we express it and how it can be a powerful secret when hidden.

The play opens with a diverse neighborhood dealing with the recent kidnapping of two members of their Filipino community – Rizalia Salem (Siouxsie Suarez), the wife of Marcus Salem (Stan Vidal), and Marcus’s best friend Marton (Clarence Ilanan).

When their next-door neighbor Diego Carbonell (Jean-Pierre Mestanza) hears mysterious, terrifying sounds coming from their house, he realizes the truth may be darker than anyone suspects. Together with the Salems’ daughter Luz (Liliane Wolf), he puts the pieces together and discovers the lengths some would go to for love.

Some content may not be suitable for audiences 13 and under. For more information, visit http://www.SecretsLovePlay.com


Monroe Theatre space in Hoboken

Performances will run from March 22 through 24 at 8 p.m. at the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St., Hoboken. Tickets are $15 for the March 23 and 24 performances, $10 for students and seniors with ID. Tickets are $10 for the Friends and Family Show on March 22; priority will be given to cast and crew loved ones. Depending on availability, prices for day-of-show tickets may be higher. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.SecretsLovePlay.com.

Downtown Urban Theater Festival in New York City

The festival performance will be on Wednesday, March 28 at 8:30 p.m. at the HERE Arts Center, 145 Sixth Ave., New York City. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at http://www.DUTFNYC.com or http://www.HERE.org.

chillfest: Circumstance

Welcome to the 7th season of Chillfest Jersey City!

We will be showing the film CIRCUMSTANCE, a story about underground lesbian life in Iran told through the intense and passionate friendship between two women.

"Revolutions large and small make themselves felt throughout 'Circumstance,' Maryam Keshavarz's sensuously subversive directorial debut about forbidden love in contemporary Tehran."
- The Washington Post

"Although the broad theme is universal - a tale of star-crossed love - it's the particulars of the setting and the citizenry that resonate here. Shireen (Sarah Kazemy) and Atafeh (Nikohl Boosheri) are 16-year-old schoolgirls who share a passion for music and for dancing and, it's soon revealed, for each other."
- The Globe and Mail

Suggested donation $10 at the door or $7 advance: http://bit.ly/wHKm2l

Doors open at 4pm for drinks, food, and socializing. Screening begins at 4:15pm.

About Chillfest:

Chillfest, the mostly gay and lesbian film series of Jersey City is dedicated to supporting the distribution and exhibition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered narrative and documentary films, and to recognizing the creative work of filmmakers by deepening the appreciation of their art. Chillfest works to foster public discussions, helping to break down walls of social and cultural ignorance about the LGBT community.