8 pm; $35-$98. State Theatre New Jersey, New
Brunswick ( stnj.org).
Jan 24-Feb 18 Ned Newley, the ultimate policy
wonk, is unexpectedly thrust into the position
of governor amid a political scandal in Vermont
during this satire and tribute to democracy.
Times and prices vary. Paper Mill Playhouse,
Millburn ( papermill.org).
Jan 25-Feb 4 The story begins in Dartmoor,
England, at the stylish weekend retreat of the
affluent Derek and Janet Taylor, and both
adultery and murder are in the air. Times vary;
$20-$45. Bickford Theatre, Morris Museum,
Morristown ( morrismuseum.org).
Jan 25 The Complexions Contemporary Ballet
celebrates the life and works of the late rock
icon, David Bowie. 8 pm; $25-$42. Count Basie
Theatre, Red Bank ( thebasie.org).
Jan 26-28; Feb 2-4 Ken Ludwig’s adaptation of
this riot on rails follows an egomaniacal Broadway producer aboard the Twentieth Century
Limited, with the intent of winning back his
leading lady, now a temperamental Hollywood
star, who is just as determined to ignore his
advances. Times vary; $14-18. Kelsey Theatre,
West Windsor ( kelseyatmccc.org).
Jan 26-Feb 25 Based on Louisa May Alcott’s
classic novel, the Civil War story of love and
family is brought to life in this musical. Times
vary; $19-$39. Eagle Theatre, Hammonton
Jan 26-28 To win back the man of her dreams,
Elle Woods enrolls at Harvard Law School and
discovers that she has more to offer the world
than just her looks in this musical comedy.
Times vary; $10-$20. Union County PAC, Rahway ( ucpac.org).
Jan 31 The State Ballet Theatre of Russia
presents the Brothers Grimm version of this
classic fairy tale. 8 pm; $39-$69. Bergen PAC,
Englewood ( bergenpac.org).
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Borgata Comedy Club
Jan 1-31 Be entertained by well-known and up-and-coming comics in Atlantic City. Times vary;
$20. Borgata Music Box ( theborgata.com).
Jan 14 The Daily Show host comes to the Borgata
Event Center. 7 pm; $69-$89. Atlantic City
Jan 20 The actor, known for his roles in Pretty
Woman and Princess Diaries, cracks up audiences
in Hackettstown. 8 pm; $48-$53. Sitnik Theatre,
Lackland PAC ( centenarystageco.org).
Michael Ian Black
Jan 20 The comedian, actor and author from Hillsborough stops in Newark. 8 pm; $39.50-$79.50.
NJPAC ( njpac.org).
Jan 26-27 The Manalapan Township comedian
known for his “Bread & Milk” viral video (mocking
people who panic at the grocery store before
snowstorms) brings laughs to Newark. 8 pm;
$39.50-$69.50. NJPAC ( njpac.org).
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Fire & Ice: Food Trucks & Fireworks
Jan 1 The Tuckerton Seaport rings in the new
year with craft beer, wine samples and food
vendors, culminating in a fireworks display at 6 pm.
Family activities include a boardwalk miniature
golf course and live animals. Tuckerton Seaport
Holiday in the Park
Thru Jan 1 Six Flags transforms into a winter
wonderland with glittering lights throughout the
park. Santa’s village, performances and seasonal
treats make this celebration even more memorable. Times and prices vary. Jackson
Holiday Lights Spectacular
Thru Jan 2 Fifty animal- and holiday-
themed figures light up the night sky. Bring
donations of nonperishable food items, new toys
and gently used coats to support charities. 5-9 pm.
Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange
Albert Music Hall Building 21st Anniversary
Jan 6 Following a video about the history
of the building and the Albert brothers who
founded the Pinelands Cultural Society, a traditional country or bluegrass band will perform
every 30 minutes. 6 pm, doors open, 7: 30 pm,
first performance; $1-$5. Albert Music Hall,
Waretown ( alberthall.org).
North Jersey Orchid Show & Sale
Jan 12-14 The 51st annual exhibit and
January Thaw Music Festival
shopping experience features workshops on
orchid care. Douglass Student Center, Rutgers
University-New Bruns wick ( njorchids.org).
Jan 14, 21, 27 Pop singer Freda Payne pays
tribute to Ella Fitzgerald; saxophonist Danny
Bacher honors Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima
and Louis Jordan; and the bluegrass band
Matuto performs Brazilian folklore music
during the Centenary Stage Company’s winter
celebration. Times and prices vary. Sitnik
Theatre, Lackland PAC, Hackettstown
Haddonfield Winterfest Sidewalk Sale
Jan 18-21 Find great bargains in downtown shops
during this after-the-holidays shopping event.
Times and discounts vary
Lambertville-New Hope Winter Festival
Jan 20-28 The river towns join forces for seasonal
New Jersey Film Festival Spring 2018
revelry. Enjoy ice sculptures, snow folk art, live
music, a Fire & Ice Ball, the Taste of Winterfest,
Beef ’N’ Brew, and a chili cook-off. Event times
and prices vary ( winterfestival.net).
Jan 26-March 2 The Rutgers Film Co-op and the
New Jersey Media Arts Center present independent film screenings and director Q & A sessions.
7 pm, $9-$12. Voorhees Hall, Rutgers University-New Bruns wick ( njfilmfest.com).
South Jersey Spring Home Show Expo
Jan 27-28 The best in remodeling and
building experts come together under one
roof to help homeowners looking for a fresh
start. Sat, 11 am- 6 pm; Sun, 11 am- 5 pm. Virtua
Total Turf Experience, Pitman
Jan 27 The Monmouth County Park System
Fire & Ice Festival
hosts a day of fun for the whole family,
including cross-country skiing, wagon rides, food
vendors and more. Noon- 4 pm. Thompson Park,
Lincroft ( monmouthparks.com).
Jan 27 Historic Mount Holly hosts this winter celebration featuring ice sculpting demonstrations, a
chili cook-off, dog-sled demonstrations, an alpaca
exhibit, a craft-beer tent, a cupcake-decorating
contest and more ( fireandicefestival.com).
Asbury Park Beerfest
Jan 27 & 28 Cheers! Head to this beer bash
boasting craft brews, ciders and classic boardwalk
snacks. Sat, noon- 4 pm & 6-1o pm; Sun, noon- 4
pm; $40-$50. Convention Hall
Wassailing the Apple Trees
Jan 28 Celebrate the ancient British custom
of wassailing—meaning “be in good health”
in Olde English—when people would gather
around apple trees and sing songs to scare
away evil spirits and ensure a plentiful harvest.
1-4 pm. Terhune Orchards, Princeton
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Dinosaur Time Trek
Dec 30- Jan 1 Trek back to the Jurassic period
with life-sized dinosaur figures, activities and
entertainment. Times vary; $19-$39. New Jersey
Convention Center, Edison
Disney on Ice: Reach for the Stars
Jan 4-7 & 18-21 Sing along to your favorite Disney
tunes such as “Be Our Guest,” “Let it Go” and
“Under the Sea,” as the beloved stories come to
life on ice on January 4-7 at Prudential Center in
Newark and January 18-21 at Board walk Hall in
Atlantic City. Times and prices vary
B-The Underwater Bubble Show
Jan 14 After another long day of meetings and
deadlines, Mr. B finds himself transported to Bub-blelandia, a magical world inhabited by seahorses,
starfish, mermaids and more. 2 & 5 pm; $19-$39.
Bergen PAC, Englewood ( bergenpac.org).