Looking for something to do this week?
Here's some events around the area to check out:
Friday, Oct. 26 at 8 p.m. Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood $10.00
As autumn rolls in, Maplewood Community Music will kick off their year-long 10thanniversary celebration by hosting an evening of jazz entertainment.
Swing Town, Maplewood’s 20-piece big band under the direction of Ben Williams, performs the premiere concert of the 2012 – 2013 season on Friday, October 26 at the Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood at 8 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m. Grover Cleveland Birthplace, 207 Bloomfield Ave, Caldwell $10 adults, $5 for children under 13
The Grover Cleveland Birthplace Memorial Association presents "A Halloween Ghost Walk". Guided tours by James Gardner will take you on a half-mile walk from Arlington Avenue to the Cloverleaf Tavern, revealing unbelievable but true stories about the neighborhood.
Tours start at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30 and 7 p.m. (7:30 tour sold out!) Tours must be reserved in advance with full payment. Please show up 15 minutes before tour scheduled tour time to check in.
Friday, Oct. 26 at 5 p.m.
1 Normal Ave., Upper Montclair $15
The Turn-A-Frown-Around Foundation, Inc. (TAFA) is
holding the first annual Wacky Walkathon to End Loneliness on the Montclair State campus on Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event will promise a night of wackiness as walkers optionally dress in accordance with the Halloween theme. Contests, incredible theater, dance, and musical performances, food, prizes, Zumba and Drumba, an art show by Montclair students, a clown for the kids, crazy comedy, an arm wrestling championship, the Haunting and Healing Houses, the opportunity to become a Forever Friend, and more will fill the campus’s Recreation Center. For details and to register, click here or email email@example.com.
Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m Also Oct. 27-28
229 Main St., Belleville $20
All new this year, State Scare, located at State Fair Halloween Store, is the scariest indoor haunted attraction in New Jersey. Take a stroll down ‘Maim Street,’ a terrifying little thoroughfare built on the site of the old State Processing Factory, recently razed due to its evil activities. On Maim Street, you’ll find a creepy barber shop, butcher, pub, hotel and 5&10. Come and find out why shoppers are disappearing, and Maim Street isn’t quite what it seems. “Not So Scary Sunday Matinee” for kids, Sundays in October, from 4-6 p.m.
Friday, Satuday and Sunday Oct. 26-28, 11:30 a.m. Wyoming Presbyterian Church, 432 Wyoming Ave, Millburn
It’s Pumpkin Patch time again at the Wyoming Presbyterian Church.
Saturday, October 6, at 9 a.m. volunteers will unload a tractor-trailer load of pumpkins onto the front lawn, transforming it almost magically into Millburn’s very own suburban pumpkin patch. Drop by rain or shine to pick out all of your Halloween pumpkins, gourds, and decorative corn.
Saturday, Oct. 27 11:00 a.m. Master Yoo's Summit Martial Arts Center, 447 Springfield Ave, Summit $10
A great time for kids! Start with our haunted house and venture into the haunted woods (indoors). If you are brave enough you can enter into our blackout section. This haunting experience is for children.
Saturday, Oct. 27 10:00 a.m. 197 Parker Road, Long Valley, NJ $5.99
Plenty of apples and pumpkins for the picking at Stony Hill's new Pick-Your-Own Farm, located at 197 Parker Road in Long Valley. Picking hours are 10am to 5pm, weather permitting, with the last picking ticket sold at 4 pm.
Whether you like your apples crisp and tart or crisp and sweet, Stony Hill’s Pick Your Own farm offers 14 varieties of apples available including: Fuji, Gibson Gold, Granny Smith, Jonagold, MacInstosh, Macoun, Melrose, Mollies Delicious, Mutsu, Pink Lady, Snow Sweet, Stayman, and Winesap.
Sunday, Oct. 28 11:00 a.m. George Bauer Community Center, 100 Main St, Millburn
MILLBURN/SHORT HILLS RESIDENTS ONLY: Join us for a day of Spooktacular Fun on October 28th from 11am-3:00pm at Taylor Park! Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Pick a pumpkin at our Pumpkin Patch, Hay Rides, Operate a Front End Loader, DJ and of course our 62nd Annual Halloween Parade and Contest (Parade begins at 12:00 sharp).
Thursday through Sunday, Luna Stage, at 555 Valley Road in West Orange, will continue performing "Vita and Virginia." Performances will run until Oct. 28, 2012, and there will be a talkback following the performance on Oct. 18.
Show times will be: Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 3 p.m. Admission on Thursdays is $25, and $35 for Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
For more information, call (973) 395-5551 or visit www.lunastage.org.