Arts & Entertainment

9 events going on in New Brunswick this week`

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The chilly weather is here to stay and the season of giving is well underway. Find out how you can get involved in the community. Or find a place to cozy up and read a good book or watch a good movie.

Monday, November 13

Taking the jump from the dorm to off-campus living can be a challenge for students, but Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships is offering help. Drop in for the Off-Campus Housing Fair at the Main Lounge of the College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue, between 3 and 7 p.m. Research off-campus living options, meet landlords and learn about different campus resources. Best of all, free food!

Sign Up for E-News

Do you like dogs and puppies? Do you like reading? Then stop by the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue, for the Tales with Tails event. Participants will be given a chance to read a story, play with the dogs and learn more about what therapy dogs do. The event starts 4:30 p.m. and is open for children up to age 12.

The Town Clock Community Development Corporation is holding its 4th annual “Jazzin’ for Funds” event from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Delta’s Restaurant to raise funds for domestic violence programming at Dina’s Dwellings. The Town Clock Dina’s Dwellings provides affordable, permanent housing for women and children fleeing an abusive situation, and offers an array of programming. Tickets are $50, which covers Southern cuisine, wine, jazz music, 50/50 and raffles with prizes. Visit the Town Clock website to purchase tickets and for more info.

Cold and rainy days often making for staying indoors and watching a movie. Stop by the New Brunswick Free Public Library, 60 Livingston Avenue, to do just that, with a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2. The movie runs 6:30 to 8:47 p.m. Admission is free and family and friends are welcome to come enjoy this PG-13 film.

Tuesday, November 14

If you’re interested in exploring the world of jazz, the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers has just the thing for you. Teens and tweens from ages 11 to 18 are invited to the Free Youth Jazz Workshop: Expanding Horizons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center at 85 George Street on the Rutgers Douglass Campus.

In this free workshop, those who love jazz and want to learn more, or who are already immersed in the music, can swing by for an improvisational workshop taught by Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble Director David Miller and Assistant Director William Macirowski. For anyone interested in pursuing their jazz interest by joining the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble, this event will also count as an audition.

Wednesday, November 15

Hey Vsauce, Michael here, and this Wednesday, the Youtube star will be here at the State Theatre New Jersey, along with Adam Savage from the hit show Mythbusters, for their performance of Brain Candy Live. In this two-hour performance, the duo will showcase mind-blowing, hands-on science demonstrations. Ticket prices range from $35 to $75 and can be bought at the State Theatre website. The show starts 7 p.m. and the theatre is at 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

Rutgers students interested in showing off their comedy skills can stop by the Red Lion Cafe for a Comedy Open Mic Night, hosted by the Rutgers University Programming Association (RUPA). Think you got what it takes to leave your fellow students in stitches; then stop by. If you want to perform, please email rupacomedymedia@gmail.com. The open mic runs 8 to 10 p.m. and the cafe is located at the lower level of the College Avenue Student Center, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick. Best of all, free food!

Thursday, November 16

The New Brunswick Free Public Library is partnering with NJ Career Connections for its monthly “Path to Employment” job search workshop, 5 to 6 p.m. at the library, 60 Livingston Avenue. Learn how to set goals, deal with job loss and adapt to changes in your life. Please register by calling 732-745-5108 x20, or emailing nbfpl@lmxac.org.

The Rutgers University Student Assembly is holding a town hall with Rutgers University President Robert Barchi, 7:30 p.m. at the Student Activities Center. Bring your questions and concerns and make your voice heard!

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Franklin Township

Franklin Township: Winter Special Car Special

December 8, 2017

SEASONAL CAR CARE PACKAGE - ONLY  $24.95*

1) Oil & Filter change

2) 30 Point inspection

3) FREE tire rotation

4) Top off under hood fluids

5) Test battery and charging system

Most cars and light trucks. Up to 5 qts. of conventional motor oil and a new oil filter 

Visit our site to learn about all of our specials and ...

Police Seek George's Road Cleaning Store Robbery Suspect

December 4, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at a cleaning store around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect entered the Metro Cleaners store on George's Road at 6:10 p.m. and pointed a knife at a worker and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot male with a "puffy jacket," wearing a mask, hood and gloves.

He fled on ...

South Brunswick: Driver Ticketed In Ambulance Crash, EMS Workers Suffer Only Minor Injuries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police issued four traffic citations to the Bloomfield driver that caused a township ambulance to overturn on Route 522 yesterday morning.

According to police, Nhi Hoang, 45, of Bloomfield, received tickets for an improper turn signal with a red arrow, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless driving and obstructing the flow of traffic which caused the ...

Police Seek George's Road Cleaning Store Robbery Suspect

December 4, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at a cleaning store around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect entered the Metro Cleaners store on George's Road at 6:10 p.m. and pointed a knife at a worker and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot male with a "puffy jacket," wearing a mask, hood and gloves.

He fled on ...

South Brunswick: Driver Ticketed In Ambulance Crash, EMS Workers Suffer Only Minor Injuries

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Police issued four traffic citations to the Bloomfield driver that caused a township ambulance to overturn on Route 522 yesterday morning.

According to police, Nhi Hoang, 45, of Bloomfield, received tickets for an improper turn signal with a red arrow, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless driving and obstructing the flow of traffic which caused the ...

Time to Recognize the Women of Franklin Township

December 5, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Our diverse town has many successful women doing extraordinary things every day, and now it is time to recognize them. We have less than a month to make our voices heard. 

Dec. 31 is the last day to send nominations to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women for its 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards ...

PHOTOS: Cannon Fire, Ridge Singers, Help Kick Off Colonial Christmas; More to Come

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas fundraiser to continue the restoration and development of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum started off with a bang last Friday, including a demonstration of cannon fire, a performance by the Ridge High School A Cappella choir, appearances by Colonial-era re-enactors and crafters, and more.

One of the new features this year was a ...

Time to Recognize the Women of Franklin Township

December 5, 2017

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Our diverse town has many successful women doing extraordinary things every day, and now it is time to recognize them. We have less than a month to make our voices heard. 

Dec. 31 is the last day to send nominations to the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women for its 2018 Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards ...

PHOTOS: Cannon Fire, Ridge Singers, Help Kick Off Colonial Christmas; More to Come

BEDMINSTER TWP., NJ - The 15th annual Colonial Christmas fundraiser to continue the restoration and development of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum started off with a bang last Friday, including a demonstration of cannon fire, a performance by the Ridge High School A Cappella choir, appearances by Colonial-era re-enactors and crafters, and more.

One of the new features this year was a ...

Police Seek George's Road Cleaning Store Robbery Suspect

December 4, 2017

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Police are seeking a suspect in a robbery at a cleaning store around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

According to police, a male suspect entered the Metro Cleaners store on George's Road at 6:10 p.m. and pointed a knife at a worker and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a 6-foot male with a "puffy jacket," wearing a mask, hood and gloves.

He fled on ...

AtlantiCast: Episode 008

On this week’s AtlantiCast, you’ll learn about a groundbreaking new clinical trial in the fight against pancreatic cancer, meet an award-winning child neurologist at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and hear about the new Scoliosis and Spinal Deformity Center at Atlantic Orthopedic Institute – plus stay tuned at the end to see our debut episode of the AtlantiCast Medical ...