OCTOBER EVENTS GUIDE
revival of The King and I. 8 pm; $75-$180. Axel-rod PAC, Deal Park ( axelrodartscenter.com).
I Stage I
A Raisin in the Sun
Thru Oct 8 Lorraine Hansberry’s Tony-winning
play, the first written by an African-American
female to be produced on Broadway, follows a
family facing racial segregation in Chicago in the
1950s. Times vary; $20-$70. Two River Theater,
Red Bank (t worivertheater.org).
Thru Oct 29 Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton
are back in this musical comedy inspired by the
classic 1950s sitcom starring Jackie Gleason and
Art Carney. Times and prices vary. Paper Mill
Playhouse, Millburn ( papermill.org).
Oct 6-8 & 13-15 Mystery writer Andrew Wyke
and his rival, Milo Tindle, play a game of cat and
mouse in Anthony Shaffer’s 1970 whodunit.
Times vary; $14-$18. Kelsey Theatre, West
Windsor ( kelseyatmccc.org).
A Bronx Tale
Oct 7 Chazz Palminteri, who played mafia boss
Sonny LoSpecchio in the 1993 film of the same
name, performs this one-man autobiographical
show. 9 pm; $55. Golden Nugget, Atlantic City
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Oct 10-Nov 12 Play wright and Teaneck native Joe
DiPietro takes audiences through the different
stages of relationships in this comedic musical.
Times and prices vary. George Street Playhouse,
New Brunswick ( georgestreetplayhouse.org).
Shakespeare in Love
Oct 11-Nov 12 The Bard struggles with writer’s
block and a forbidden romance with the woman
who inspires some of his greatest work. Times
vary; $30-$69. Shakespeare Theatre, Madison
Malpaso Dance Company
Oct 18 & 19 The contemporary Cuban dance
group won’t take a single malpaso (misstep)
during their Princeton performance. 7: 30 pm;
$62. McCarter Theatre ( mccarter.org).
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Oct 20-22 & 27-29 Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel
about Quasimodo and Esmeralda comes to
life with music from Disney’s 1996 animated
version. Times vary; $20. Kelsey Theatre, West
Windsor ( kelseyatmccc.org).
New Jersey Symphony Orchestra:
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Oct 28 Audiences experience the magic of
the wizarding world during a combination film
screening and orchestral performance. 2 & 7: 30
pm; $35-$89. NJPAC, Newark ( njpac.org).
I Comedy I
Oct 6, 7 & 14 The always-angry comedian visits
the Borgata Music Box on Oct 6 & 7 ( 9 pm;
$65-$75) and Mayo PAC in Morristown on Oct
14 ( 8 pm; $49.50-$99.50). ( theborgata.com;
Oct 13 The women’s rights activist and former
SNL cast member brings laughs to Asbury Park.
7: 30 pm; $23. Paramount Theatre
Oct 27 The 30 Rock star and SNL alum will have
you in stitches in Englewood. 8 pm; $39-$69.
Bergen PAC ( bergenpac.org).
Brad Garrett & Rita Rudner
Oct 29 Brad Garrett, known for his Emmy-winning role of Robert Barone on Everybody
Loves Raymond, shares the stage with fellow
funny person, Rita Rudner. 7 pm; $35-$75. State
Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick ( stnj.org).
I Festivals I
See page 36 for harvest and other seasonal festivals, page 45 for scary attractions.
Hunterdon County World Music Day
Oct 1 The festival features music from
various cultures. Jam sessions, interactive
kids’ programs and an instrumental petting zoo
add to the fun. Noon- 6 pm. Deer Path Park,
Flemington ( hcworldmusicday.org).
Oct 5-9 Celebrate the unique heritage of Cape
May with historic house tours, murder mysteries, wine events, history lectures and more.
Times and prices vary. ( capemaymac.org)
Big Brew Beer Festival
Oct 7 The annual tradition is back at the Morristown Armory for two tasting sessions of craft
brews, plus food trucks and live music. Session
1: noon- 4 pm; session 2: 5:30-9: 30 pm; $65-$70;
designated driver; $15. ( bigbrewnj.com)
Collingswood Book Festival
Oct 7 Stroll more than six blocks of
Haddon Avenue filled with booksellers,
Avalon Seafood Festival
Oct 7-8 Taste delectable treats from the sea at
this annual event featuring a chowder contest,
vendors and live music. ( visitavalonnj.com)
Oct 7 & 8 The keynote speakers for this vegan
lifestyle conference include Gene Baur from
Farm Sanctuary and Dr. T. Colin Campbell from
the Center for Nutrition Studies. 10 am-5: 30
pm; $25-$40. Meadowlands Exposition Center,
Secaucus ( njvegfest.com).
Atlantic City Cinefest
Oct 13-15 The annual film festival screens
documentaries, shorts and feature films
at Dante Hall and the Noyes Art Garage at
Stockton University. $5- $45.
Beer & Whiskey Festival
Oct 14 Sample 60 beers and 30 whiskeys while
listening to live music. 2-8 pm; $30-$35. Grand
Exhibition Center, Tropicana, Atlantic City
Oct 21 The fun is endless with a four-acre beer
and wine garden, live bands and kids’ attractions. Noon- 10 pm; drinker admission, $15;
general admission, donation. Bordentown City
Beach ( bordentownriverfest.com).
Far Hills Race Meeting
Oct 21 Steeplechase fans show off their finest
tailgating duds on the grounds of Moorland Farms.
8 am- 6 pm; $100-$200. Far Hills ( farhillsrace.org).
I Kids I
Disney Junior’s Choo-Choo Soul
Oct 8 Sing along and dance with Genevieve, the
singing train conductor, and DC, the beatboxing,
breakdancing engineer. 1 & 4 pm; $19. Newton
Theatre, Newton ( thenewtontheatre.com).
Oct 15 & 21 How will Princess Aurora awake
from the evil spell? Find out when this magical
tale comes to the Newton Theatre in Newton
on Oct 15 (1: 30 & 4: 30 pm; $12-$15) and SOPAC
in South Orange on Oct 21 ( 2 pm; $20).
( thenewtontheatre.com; sopacnow.org)
I Lectures I
New Jersey Speaker Series:
Oct 12 The former prime minister of the United
Kingdom, who resigned following his nation’s
vote to leave the European Union, gives a talk
in Newark. Q&A session to follow. 8 pm; $275-
$475 for admission to all seven discussions.
NJPAC ( njspeakerseries.org).
Oct 15 Eight presenters, including musicians,
biologists and an addiction-recovery advocate,
make speeches related to this year’s theme,
“New Depths.” 10 am-3: 30 pm; $60. Lower Cape
May Regional High School ( tedxcapemay.com).
Oct 21 The satiric host of Full Frontal With Samantha Bee and former Daily Show
correspondent sits down with New York magazine writer
Rebecca Traister. 8 pm; $50-$75. Simon Forum,
Drew University, Madison ( drew.edu).
Oct 27 The former wife of the late Elvis Presley
shares stories about her life with the King. 8
pm; $45-$150. State Theatre New Jersey, New
Brunswick ( stnj.org).
I Tour I
Pathways of History Tour
Oct 7 & 8 Twenty Morris County historic
venues offer reenactments, special
exhibits, lectures, demonstrations and more on
this self-guided tour. Sat, 10 am- 4 pm; Sun,
noon- 4 pm. ( pathwaysofhistorynj.net)