Arts & Entertainment

November Events in South Orange and Maplewood

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SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - There are events of all kinds and for all ages in November all around South Orange and Maplewood, with everything on offer from musical performances to art exhibits.
 
Here are upcoming November events in South Orange and Maplewood:
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13
Rent Party is back at The Woodlawn at 8 p.m. $5 minimum donation; more details here.
 
The Strollers presents The Shadow Box at 8 p.m. Ticket information and details here.
 
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Maplewood celebrates their win for Best Downtown all day with many local merchants offering specials. From 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Ricalton Square there will be music, free pizza, popcorn and hot chocolate, and a few surprises. Learn more here.
 
Studio 509 Fitness hosts a night of karaoke, dancing, food and fun to benefit the Community FoodBank of New Jersey from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. $20 suggested donation. More information here.
 
Two Towns in Harmony - the Remix has two concerts, one Saturday night and one Sunday afternoon. Saturday's concert is at the South Orange Middle School at 7:30 p.m., and features a variety of musical and dance performances. Details here.
 
The Maplewood Rotary Club is hosting an all you can eat Spaghetti Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Bernard Hall, St. Joesph's Catholic Church, to benefit Rent Party and the Backpack Pals program. Additional information here.

 
The final performance of The Shadow Box is at 8 p.m. Ticket information and details here.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15
The Columbia High School Robotics Club hosts Robo-CATastrophe, one of the largest high school robotics qualifying tournaments in New Jersey. The event begins at 10 a.m.; free and open to all ages. Learn more here.
 
Friends of the South Orange Public Library are holding a holiday gifts sale from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., details here.
 
Hear about "Newark Through the Ages" at 2 p.m. at the Durand-Hedden house in Maplewood. Learn more here.
 
The South Orange Symphony performs at 3 p.m. at the South Orange Middle School, as part of Two Towns in Harmony. More details here.
 
Midtown Direct Rep performs a staged reading of Wrought! ~ A Transatlantic Farce at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $15 and available in advance. More here.
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16
It's the Furry Hearts Rescue 2nd Annual Gala, the Furball Too, at The Woodland in Maplewood. Ticket info and details here.
 
The Maplewood Farmer's Market is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring local produce and vegetables, the El Lechon de Negron, food truck with Puerto Rican food, and more. Details here.
 
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17
The first SOMA Sings Community Sing Along is at 7:30 p.m. at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood. The theme is folks songs; learn more here.
 
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18
Author Surya Green of "Once Upon a Yugoslavia" talks about her experiences in Yugoslavia at Words Bookstore in Maplewood, 7:30 p.m. More here.
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Meet Vicki Abeles, author of "Beyond Measure" and director of "Race to Nowhere," the popular 2010 education documentary, at 7:30 p.m. at Words Bookstore in Maplewood. Learn more here.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20
St. Joseph Church in Maplewood is holding a "Thanksgiving Solace: Musical Meditation." Additional info. here.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21
Seth Boyden/Tuscan School 5K Turkey Trot and Kids' Fun Run is held in the South Mountain Reservation, with the 5k at 9 a.m. and the Kids' Fun Run at 10 a.m. More information here.
 
The Weight performs at 8 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Come and "Take a Load Off" with The Weight - Jim Weider and Randy Ciarlante of The Band, Brian Mitchell and Byron Isaacs of The Levon Helm Band, and Marty Grebb who worked with Rick Danko and Richard Manuel of The Band. 
 
The Friends of the Maplewood Library are holding a weekend book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
 
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22
The South Orange Elks Lodge # 1154 will be holding their annual Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest starting at 1 p.m. at The Gym in St. Joseph's School, 240 Franklin St., Maplewood. More info. here.
 
Ricki Lee Jones performs at 7:30 p.m. at the South Orange Performing Arts Center. This two-time Grammy Award-winner made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound over 15 critically acclaimed albums. Her most popular songs include "Young Blood," "Satellite" and "Chuck E.'s in Love." 
 
The Friends of the Maplewood Library are holding a weekend book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23
This is the final week of the Maplewood Farmer's Market until spring.
The Maplewood Farmer's Market is open from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., featuring local produce and vegetables, the El Lechon de Negron, food truck with Puerto Rican food, and more. Details here.
 
St. Joseph Church holds "A Service of Thanksgiving" honoring those providing safety to the community. Details here.
 
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26
The Thanksgiving holiday is celebrated on November 26, and municipal offices and the South Orange and Maplewood libraries are closed. A list of restaurants open for Thanksgiving can be found here.
 
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27
The Maplewood library is closed today.
 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28
It's Small Business Saturday, and to celebrate the South Orange Village Center is offering some great prizes. Bring receipts of $25 or more from any Village Center merchant to the SOVCA tent on Sloan Street on November 28, and each receipt gets an entry form to win great prizes, including the grand prize of $500 in gift cards.
 
The Theater Project presents magician Michael Healy, performing a show for ages 5 and up at the Burgdorff Center at 2 p.m. More information here.
 
The 18th annual Giants of Jazz celebration will honor pianist George Cables who will be joined by some of the greatest in Jazz in this star-studded night of music at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, 8 p.m.
 
ONGOING
Columbia High School's Parnassian Society presents "Almost, Maine" at the school's Black Box Theatre. Showtimes and ticket details here.
 
Kathy Cantwell's solo show "Landforms" is on exhibit at Gallery 103 through the end of November. Learn more here.
 

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