It’s already an exciting 2020 in the Hub City and it’s only just begun! This week New Brunswick has everything to offer from a Rutgers Men’s Basketball game to open mic nights and live music. Check out the list below for great events happening this week.


Monday, Dec. 30

Rutgers Men's Basketball Game at 7 p.m.

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Where: Rutgers Athletic Center

Grab all the red gear you got and head on over to the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway! The Scarlet Knights will be playing against the Caldwell College Cougars. Go, Knights!

For tickets, click here.


Tuesday, Dec. 31

New Year’s Eve Extravaganza with Jimmy Shubert at 7:30 or 10:30 p.m.

Where: The Stress Factory Comedy Club

Ring in the new year with Jimmy Shubert this Tuesday at The Stress Factory Comedy Club at one of two showings, either 7:30 or 10:30 p.m.

7:30 show includes The Stress Factory’s fabulous all you can eat buffet and the 10:30 show includes an open bar, all you can eat buffet, champagne toast at midnight and dancing after the show.

All attendees must be 21 or over.

For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here


Tenth-Annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks at 11:30 p.m.

Where: Monument Square

Looking for something else to do on New Year’s Eve? Well here’s the perfect event! 

Join The Restaurant Guys for its 10th-annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show at 11:30 p.m. at Monument Square on Livingston Avenue.

For more information, click here.


Wednesday, Jan. 1

“Women Artists on the Leading Edge: Celebrating Douglass College at 100” from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Zimmerli Art Museum

Start off the new year right with an exciting exhibit at the Zimmerli Art Museum entitled “Women Artists on the Leading Edge” that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Douglass College.

Zimmerli Art Museum is located in Douglass College at 71 Hamilton Street and the exhibit will be open all day from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Douglass College was founded in 1918 as the New Jersey College for Women. Inspired by “Black Mountain College’s innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, and courses in avant-garde, the faculty and students at Douglass College created a center for avant-garde art that embraced Fluxus, Pop, performance, and experimentation,” according to the exhibit description.

Drawn from the collection of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers, this exhibition celebrates the achievements of Douglass’s alumnae and faculty, among them Alice Aycock, Joan Snyder, Mimi Smith, Bonnie Lucas and Joan Semmel.

For more information, click here. 


Thursday, Jan. 2

Doug T. Hypnosis Live! Show at 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Stress Factory Comedy Club

Laugh into the new year with Doug T. Hypnosis at his live show at the Stress Factory Comedy Club, 90 Church Street, this Thursday.

After touring as a stand-up comic for years Doug wanted a new way to create a better show and entertain more people. That is when he started studying hypnosis and all different types of ways to hypnotize people. Doug wanted to take Comedy Hypnosis to the next level by creating a show that is different from all the rest. He adds in his quick wit and spot-on impressions to make the show fun from beginning to end. His comedy background is a large part of this ability, according to the show description. 

Show starts at 7:30 p.m. but doors open at 5:30 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.  


Friday, Jan. 3

Open Mic Night from 8 to 11 p.m.

Where: Olive Branch 

Embrace DIY Productions presents a special Open Mic Night this Friday at Olive Branch, 37 Bartlett Street, from 8 to 11 p.m.

The 21 and over event is first-come, first-serve and performers must arrive by 8 p.m. to sign up.

Musicians get to perform two to three songs (about 10 to 15 minutes) and only the first five comedians to sign up will get to perform for three minutes each.

Poetry, magic and all other talents are also welcome.

For more information, click here. 


Saturday, Jan. 4

J. Liberio Live at 8 p.m.

Where: Tavern on George

Come on down to Tavern on George this Saturday night to see J. Liberio, an alternative pop artist, perform live starting at 8 p.m.

After stints on The Voice Season 4 and sharing the stage with Justin Bieber, this vocalist and multi-instrumentalist has created a sound of his own and is coming to the Hub City.

For more information and tickets, click here. 


Sunday, Jan. 5

Paint Nite: Noir Night at 7 p.m.

Where: Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub

Grab your friends and unleash your inner artist at the Original Paint Nite at the Blackthorn Restaurant & Irish Pub, 61 Church Street, this Sunday at 7 p.m

You’ll go from a blank canvas to a masterpiece of “Noir Night”, with plenty of laughs along the way. Guided by a talented and entertaining artist, you'll be amazed at what you create, and how much fun you have doing it.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.