PIANO BATTLE. Internationally accomplished pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis head-to-head, taketurns performing pieces by music’s greatest composers as well as improvising music based on your requests! 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
PATRICK FITZSIMMONS. 7pm. $10 in advance with dinner reservation/ $15 show only. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
SLEEPY MAN. A trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity, brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone continue to drop unique and catchy songs anchored by the driving banjo of youngest brother, 15 - year - old Jonny Mizzone. 8pm. $22.50. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC GARDENING. Learn the basics of organic gardening from pest and disease identification and control to soils, compost, planting and harvesting. 6:30 - 8:30pm. $5. 80 Route 206.
PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY. Dance maker Paul Taylor is a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. 8. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
1984. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
SIDELINE. Powerhouse Bluegrass 8pm. 30 Main Street.
SHERRY DAVEY. Comedy night 9pm. $10 in advance with dinner reservation/ $15 show only. 319 Hope Johnsonburg Rd. (Rt. 519).
AL DI MEOLA. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE MOUNTAINTOP. A gripping reimagination of events that took place the night before the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. 8. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
PETER KARP AND THE ROADSHOW BAND. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
JOSEPHINE, THE EMPRESS GARDENER. Colonial Park Gardens welcomes Garden Historian Lesley Parness for a very special lecture. 11am - 12:30pm. Free. 355 Milltown Road.
RANKY TANKY. Georgia/Carolina sea island sound with jazz trumpet, gospel vocals, and rocking R&B Rhythm section. 8pm. $25. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
WINTER SOWING WORKSHOP. Seeds are sown into hand-made mini greenhouses such as old milk jugs and then spend their days outside in the winter sun. 10 - 11:30am. $10. 80 Route 206.
MARCIA BALL. Multiple award winning singer and pianist Marcia Ball will raise the Bickford Theatre roof with her rollicking, infectious band as they celebrate Mardis Gras with her musical gumbo which blends blues, boogie-woogie and Texas roadhouse. 8pm. $40. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
IT’S DARK OUTSIDE. A heartfelt exploration of dementia told through puppetry, mask, animation and live performance, this award-winning adventure tells the tale of an old man chasing his memories as they escape into the wild. 3 & 7. $15 & $20. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER. Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with your choice of a bottle of wine, savory entrees, and live music. 594 State Highway 94.
THE HELSINGBORG SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
PEKING ACROBATS. This troupe of elite gymnasts, cyclists, jugglers and acrobats leave audiences breathless, defying gravity with amazing displays of strength, balance, agility, grace and artistry. 7. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
BLACK MARIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL. Now in its 37th year, the festival features some of the best short films and videos being made today. Programs are custom curated for each site, featuring a rich international selection of narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works. Festival representatives are on hand to provide perspective and a post-viewing discussion. 8pm. $10. Madison Public Library, 39 Keep Street.
FIVE GENERALS NARRATED BUS TOUR. Discover five of the original Somerset County houses that served as general staff headquarters during the Revolutionary War—the Van Horne House in Bridgewater, the Van Veghten House in Finderne, the Abraham Staats house in South Bound Brook, the Wallace House in Somerville and the Jacobus Vanderveer House. Visitors will be greeted by General Henry Knox, chief artillery officer of the Continental Army. The tour starts from the Van Horne House and runs approximately two and a half hours. $25 per person. Students $15. Children under 6 free..
T.S. MONK. Drummer, bandleader, and composer T. S. Monk and his group pay tribute to his famous father, Thelonious Monk, in this very special evening. 7:30pm. $40. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
SCOTT SHARRARD & THE BRICKYARD BAND. 8:30pm. 30 Main Street.
NY NJ ALL STAR BIG BAND. 18 piece big band play music of Count Basie 3pm. $30/ $35 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
OPEN HOUSE. The gallery’s annual open house includes refreshments, special guests, and door prizes to support the Mercer County Wildlife Center. 1 - 5pm. 55 Bridge St..
THE MAGIC OF LYN. Eye-defying illusions 3pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
DAN LEVINSON’S JAZZ 101. A salute to the trailblazers of America’s original art form. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
GO, DOG. GO!. P.D. Eastman’s book comes to life in a frolicking musical party that’s gone to the dogs! Featuring audience participation, this hilarious visual spectacle is a musical romp full of surprises, singing/barking, and of course, six lovable dogs! 7:30pm. 100 South Street.
TAYO ALUKO: CALL MR. ROBESON. One of the 20th Century’s most impressive but overlooked figures is revived in this powerful, compelling tour-de-force performance that takes audiences on a roller-coaster journey through Robeson’s remarkable, eventful life. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
TRIO DA PAZ. Three of Brazil’s most in-demand musicians redefine Brazilian jazz with their harmonically adventurous interplay, beautiful improvisations, and dazzling rhythms. 7:30pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
EVIE LADIN & KEITH TERRY. Original folk songs, and deep interpretations of old songs, with the kinetic thrill of percussive dance. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
SUZY BOGGUSS. 8pm. 30 Main Street.
MAPLE SUGARING LIVING HISTORY PROGRAM. Take a trip through time to experience the art of the sugaring process. Along the way you will see an early American Frontiersman taping his trees, visit a sugar “farmer” at his evaporator, and enjoy a Native American story about the discovery of maple sap. At the end of your walk everyone will get a free taste of our very own Hunterdon County maple syrup on a silver dollar pancake. Tours leave every 20 mintues. 9am - 3pm. $1. Echo Hill, 42 Lilac Drive.
PYSANKY – THE ART OF EGG DYEING. Learn division of the egg, drawing of designs, use of kistka, techniques of wax and resist method, dyeing process, technique of drilling eggs, removing wax and finishing methods. 12 - 3pm. $30, advance registration is required.. Vanderveer House, 955 US Highway 202/206.
BROADWAY BOUND. Garden State Philharmonic String Quartet 2pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
TEA FOR THREE: LADY BIRD, PAT & BETTY. An intimate portrait of three remarkable first ladies who suddenly found themselves in the limelight. 2 & 7. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
OZ!. Junior players 69 Elliot St.
MOLSKYS MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS. Grammy - nominated Bruce Molsky on fiddle, banjo, guitar and song with next generation virtuoso guitarist Stash Wyslouch and banjo player Allison de Groot are a force to be reckoned with and are creating some of the most soul - stirring music out there today. 8pm. $25. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ST. PATRICK'S PARADE. The streets come alive with area families lining the streets celebrating this Irish-American tradition.
MOE-TION DANCE THEATER. Known for their site - specific work, Glennon's company is dedicated to creating new forms of expression through movement and dance. 3pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
BRASS IN THE BICKFORD. Hanover Wind Symphony 2pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
ANNUAL STORYTELLING & WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL. An afternoon of stories and songs that invite participation and celebrate the coming of Spring. 12:30 - 3:30pm. $6. Student Community Center, 214 Center Grove Rd .
BIX BEIDERBECKE BIRTHDAY BASH. 7:30pm. $20. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
DOREEN OLIVER: EVERYTHING IS FINE UNTIL IT’S NOT. A funny, heartfelt one-woman show about a workaholic film producer whose life goes off-script. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
COLONIAL TAVERN NIGHT. Grab a mug of ale or a colonial cocktail and join us for a night of colonial merrymaking! Sample rustic fare, play authentic tavern games, learn boisterous songs and cheerful dances in a spirited colonial tavern atmosphere. 7. $30 per person, advance registration is required. Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, River Road Park.
RHYTHM OF THE DANCE. World champion dancers, a traditional Irish band, and the Young Irish Tenors. 2 & 7. $25 & $35. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
XY DANCE PROJECT. A unique movement style that blends contemporary dance through the spiritual rhythms of African dance, the grace and peace of Tai Chi and the heart of street dance. 3pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
DISCOVERING BIRDS. This is a fantastic opportunity to spark interest in what has become a life-long passion and hobby for generations. Bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair) for a guided bird walk of the property. Meet at the Orientation Center. 10 - 12pm. $5. 80 Route 206.
THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE. 3pm. 234 Spring Street.
THE WIZARDS GARDEN. A lively and vibrant dance performance centered around folktales from China, Sweden, Majorca and Brazil. Students are exposed to literary narrative structures physicalized in performance by the acclaimed professional dancers of Nimbus Dance Works. Appropriate for ages K - 4. 10:30am. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE AND FISHERMAN’S FLEA MARKET. Activities include kids trout fishing, shotgun and archery ranges, crafts and other kids activities, wildlife artists and conservation groups, a fishing flea market and more! 10am - 4pm. Free. 605 Pequest Rd..
THE SERENE SECRET. Discover the decades-old secret of the Citicorp building and experience the personal crisis of William LeMessurier in this riveting story based on actual events in Mayor Ed Koch's New York City. Written by a local playwright, in the summer of 1978. 69 Elliot St.
LUNASA. Lunasa's novel arrangements and unique musical approaches create a singular sound that has propelled Irish acoustic music into exciting new territory. 8am. $30. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
HENDRIK MEURKENS QUARTET. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
NIMBUS DANCE WORKS. 2pm. Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
ATTRACTING HUMMINGBIRDS. Don Torino, President of Bergen County Audubon Society, provides an indoor presentation on how you can attract these beautiful flying jewels to your garden using native and annual nectar plant sources. 1pm. $5; Seniors: $3; Ages 6-18: $1; Under 6: free. 20 Morris Rd..
HONEY BEES. Join apiarist John Garretson and learn interesting facts about bees. Topics include a bee’s life span, their jobs in the colony, who rules the hive, honey production and more. 1 - 2pm. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
JERRY VEZZA AND GROVER KEMBLE TOGETHER AGAIN. Local favorites in an evening of wonderful music, entertaining stories, and the good humor that these talented musicians bring with them 7:30pm. $25. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
TROUT SEASON OPENS. Don’t forget your 2018 fishing license!
IYABA IBO MANDINGO: UNFRAMED. An emotional, powerful, and uplifting self-portrait. 1 & 7. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
MARTIN TAYLOR. Taylor has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated by guitarists all over the world. 1 & 7pm. $15. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety
COMEDY NIGHT AND DINNER. Three comedians, dinner, dessert, wine. 7 - 9pm. $25. 594 State Highway 94.
HAMLET. Directed by Derek Egidio 69 Elliot St.
SUMMER OF LOVE. Glen Burtnik band plays oldies. 8pm. 234 Spring Street.
SPRING PLANT SALE AND EARTH DAY CELEBRATION. Plant sale, garden lectures, and guided tours. 10am - 5pm. 11 Layton Rd.
TONY DESARE. 3pm. $25/ $30 advance. 1686 Route 517 (Mountain Villa School).
MACHINE DE CIRQUE. Five guys masterfully handle a teeterboard, juggling clubs, unicycles, drums, and even bath towels 8. $20 & $30. Rt. 28 and Lamington Road.
LUCKY STIFF. Nextstage Repertory: Student Production Lackland Center, 715 Grand Ave..
HOFF-VANNATTA OPEN HOUSE. Tours of restored farmstead that dates from the late 18th and 19t centuries, riber arts and craft demonstrations, open hearth cooking, war re-enactors, hit-and-miss engines. 10am - 4pm. Free. 3026 Belvidere Road (Rt. 519).
ANNUAL GEM AND MINERAL SHOW. Cosponsored by the Franklin-Ogdensburg Mineralogical Society, the New Jersey Earth Science Association and the Sterling Hill Mining Museum this show hosts over 100 dealers, special exhibits showing Lapidary, fossils, minerals, as well as an extensive presentation of the world famous deposits of Sussex County's fluorescent minerals. Sat., 9-5:30; Sun., 10-5. $6. Littel Community Center, 12 Munsonhurst Rd..
PROJECT E.A.R.T.H. - SWAMP SEARCH!. Scavenger hunt teaches about the importance of the Great Swamp as an ecological and recreational resource. Enjoy environmental activities and games for children of all ages. 12 - 4:30pm. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
KEN POPLOWSKI’S BENNY GOODMAN TRIBUTE. 7:30pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
HARVEY. The Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy by Mary Chase, is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey -- a pooka, who is a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. 114 Greenwich St..
ANNUAL SPRING FESTIVAL. Amusements, entertainment, food and games, business show. 12 - 10pm. Free!. Hatchery Hill Field/Centenary University, Reece and 5th Avenue.
NY CITY SLICKERS: BROADWAY — BLUE GRASS. An eight-piece, high energy, progressive Bluegrass band who will give a new twist to Broadway favorites. 8pm. $30. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
SPRINGFEST OF MUSIC. 7:30 - 9:30pm. Free. Grace Lutheran Church, 300 Roseberry Street.
ANNUAL FAMILY FUN DAY. Games on horseback for all levels of riders, free pony and hay rides. 8am - 4pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.
PETERS VALLEY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE. Tour artist studios and enjoy demonstrations in blacksmithing, ceramics, fine metals, fiber arts, glass, photography, woodworking and weaving. There will be live music, great food, kids activities, a mini craft fair and exhibit. 12 - 5pm. Free. 19 Kuhn Road (Rt. 615).
CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON: PORTRAIT OF AMERICAN MUSIC. 3pm. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
SPRINGFEST OF MUSIC. 3 - 5pm. Free. First Presbyterian Church, 40 East Church Street.
FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY. Lecture and field session. 9 - 11:30am. $35. 11 Layton Rd.
DICK HYMAN SOLO PIANO. 7:30pm. $35. 6 Normandy Heights Rd..
THE SUBJECT WAS DOORKNOBS. (or Lemonade, Amazons and Their Dubious Association With Doorknobs). Comedic thriller written by local playwright Thom Florio. 69 Elliot St.
ACOUSTIC GETAWAY. A three-day musical mini-vacation featuring 150 Folk Project members and friends. Preregistration is required. YMCA Camp Bernie.
GUIDED TOURS OF THE RUDOLF W. VAN DER GOOT ROSE GARDEN. Tours for individuals and families will be led by the Colonial Park Gardens Rosarian or designated staff. Please no organized groups. 2pm. $5. Mettlers Road.
FOCUS ON FERNS. Learn their history, reproductive habits, how to identify them and more. 11am. $15. 11 Layton Rd.
LEADING LADIES. Two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! 69 Elliot St.
ROSE DAY FESTIVAL. The Rudolf W. van der Goot Rose Garden displays thousands of many varieties, both modern and of historic significance. Visitors are invited to stroll through the gardens, enjoying music and live entertainment, meeting local artisans, and indulging in some great food! Roses plants will also be for sale. 11am - 5pm. Free, suggested donation. Mettlers Road.
PARKFEST. Jazz in the Park lawn concert, author’s alley, local history displays, art show, classic cars, food vendors and more. Breadlock Park, 2627 Rt. 57.
ANNUAL DELAWARE RIVER SOJOURN. A seven-day guided paddling trip on the wild and scenic Delaware River, combining canoeing/kayaking, camping, educational programs, historical interpretation, and more. Call for fees.
FRIDAY THE 13TH. Celebrate Blairstown’s cinematic notoriety
NEW JERSEY STATE FAIR / SUSSEX COUNTY FARM AND HORSE SHOW. This ten day event, NJ’S Largest Agricultural Fair, features agricultural events and education, animals, exhibits, horse shows, carnival, petting zoo, vendors, craft tent, flower and vegetable shows, art, photography, 4-H, chainsaw artist and auction, fair food, free entertainment and much more! $13/ $6 ages 6-12/ $9 Senior. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Rt. 206 & Plains Rd..
SENSE AND SCENTS-ABILITY – THE EXOTIC WORLD OF HERBS & SPICES. Enjoy a guided tour of the Fragrance and Sensory Garden followed by a lecture by David Hyde of Well-Sweep Herb Farm on the fascinating world of herbs and their unusual fragrances and flavors, the lore and history of common and unusual herbs, growing tips, requirements, and how easy and beneficial herbs are to grow and enjoy. 11am - 2pm. Free. Mettlers Road.
COUNTY CAPER. An interactive adventure game that takes players to various destinations in Somerset County parks and facilities at which they will perform tasks, find clues, and gather information. Saturday’s accelerated event is for adults. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
THE MAGICAL MYSTERIOUS MONARCH. Learn about the discovery of the monarch butterfly’s winter destination and about the magical life cycle of the monarch. 10 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
WARREN COUNTY ANTIQUES SHOW AND VINTAGE MARKET PLACE. Shop the best in both high end and country casual antiques, with 150 dealers on site. You’ll find fine art, American and European silver, antique jewelry, 17th-19th century furniture, porcelain, and more. There are antiques, collectibles and vintage items of all kinds to fit your taste and budget. Over the two day show, more than 2,000 attendees with a strong interest in antiques and antique jewelry will visit.Just three miles from Phillipsburg, the scenic and convenient fairgrounds location is easily accessible from I-78, I-80 and Routes 22, 46 and 57. 10am - 4pm. $7 (check www.warrencountyantiqueshow.com for discount coupon). Warren County Farmers’ Fairgrounds, Route 519.
33ND ANNUAL SCANDINAVIAN FEST. Heritage festival celebrating Nordic/Scandinavian cultures: foods, entertainment, reenactors, handcrafts & gifts, kids' events, demonstrating artisans, Vikings (limited pillage & ravaging), Tele Glima Wrestlers, Vinland Longships, medieval reenactors, and the annual all-Jersey wife-carry contest! 10am - 6pm. $11, $13, $14. Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Rd.
WARREN COUNTY PRESERVATION DAY. Explore the Roseberry Homestead and learn about similar sites and programs in Warren County. 10am - 4pm. Free.
ANNUAL PETERS VALLEY CRAFT FAIR. Beautiful American Craft made by 150+ exhibiting artists from across the country. This a juried show of exhibitors, who are each selected for excellence and originality in twelve different media. 10 - 6pm. $9. Sussex County Fairgrounds, Plains Rd..
THE LORD STIRLING 1770S FESTIVAL. Revolutionary War military detachment camps and conducts maneuvers, while Colonial trades and crafts, hayrides, clay crafts, stenciling, and toy making deploy on the lawns of the former Lord Stirling estate, who lived on the site and served under General George Washington. 11:30am - 4:30pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
BY THE LIGHT OF THE MOON. Explore the Great Swamp and listen for animal sounds along the swampy trails 6:30am - 7:30pm. $6. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
PORK ROLL PALOOZA. Everything from Pork Roll Sliders to Deep Fried Pork Roll and even Pork Roll-themed Beverages! There will be vendors, activities and live music all day!
LIVE ANIMAL SHOW. Meet some of nature's coolest creatures with ! Eyes of the Wild 1 - 2pm. $5. 190 Lord Stirling Road.
FLOWER & LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP. Autumnal brilliance 9 - 11:30am. $15, preregistration. 11 Layton Rd.
FALL FESTIVAL. Themed hayrides, pony rides, and other child-friendly activities 5 - 8pm. 256 South Maple Avenue.
THANKFUL LIGHTS. Participants will create their own lantern decorated with a personalized message and attached to an illuminated float that will be released on Buck Garden’s Lower Pond. 5 - 6:30pm. $15. 11 Layton Rd.