A huge list of great events and activities awaits us this promising weekend in our area. Highlights for this last weekend of March include , quickly followed by yet on Sunday.
Patch's own Marcia Worth leads and her classic works, including Little Women, on Sunday at the South Orange Public Library. , the singing voice of Edith Piaf in the acclaimed film, La Vie En Rose, takes command of the SOPAC stage on Friday, while the next day, Saturday, will see the incredible Chinese Acrobats of Hebei dazzle with their athletic feats in two performances at SOPAC.
And for the partiers out there, the latest gets into high gear Friday night, a Purim party for adults, , comes to Congregation B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills on Saturday, and The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey holds its on Saturday as well, at the Hilton Short Hills.
Here's the weekend's big list, along with more coming attractions for next weekend and beyond:
- South Orange Restaurant Week: Support downtown South Orange beginning this Sunday and all through the week until Saturday, April 2, with this year's South Orange Restaurant Week, which is not only limited to eating establishment specials but also includes discounts at many area retailers. Visit a participating restaurant during South Orange Restaurant Week and bring your receipt to a participating merchant and cash in on great local discounts. Enjoy favorite restaurants, try new ones, get great shopping bargains, and support downtown all at the same time. For participating restaurants and merchants, and specific specials, visit http://www.mainstreetsouthorange.org. Starts Sunday and lasts all week, South Orange
- Celluloid Candy: Academy Award-winning Animated Shorts: April 3
- Downtown Millburn Week: April 2 to April 9
- How South Mountain Reservation Began and Grew: April 10
- Dave Mason at Temple B'nai Jeshurun: April 10
- Bill Charlap & Renee Rosnes at SOPAC: April 16
- Orla Fallon of Celtic Woman at SOPAC: April 17
- Millburn Classic Car Show: May 15
- 5th annual Celebrate South Orange: June 11
Donald Pun lives in Maplewood and posts the event round-up column here each weekend. Previously, he was a regular contributor for the NY Times' Maplewood, South Orange, and Millburn Local blog section.