Sunday, May 5, 2013
Proceeds from this show will benefit Habitat for Humanity - Plainfield Chapter.
The Coffee With Conscience Concert Series concludes its 13th season with our usual "Ice Cream Social" and by proudly presenting Lipbone Redding and his band at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 18 at 1 East Broad Street. Lipbone Redding is an inventive voicestrumentalist and southern gentleman, who creates original songs that effervesce with New Orleans swing, Memphis grooves and New York City style. Though his songs stand alone, his entire show is greased with uncanny riffs of vocal trumpeting (AKA THE LIP-BONE*), booming mouth percussion, hilarious side moments and esoteric lyrics. Witty, soulful, and sincere, this freespirit has caught fire in Manhattan's downtown scene. Lipbone has been accused of being a Soul singer, Folkie, Vocaltrickster, …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The following are the films and showtimes for Saturday, May 4.
Digiplex Destinations: Digiplex Cranford:
Friday, May 3, 2013
Westfield's Hedgehog & Feather Theatre Company presents 'The Secret Garden' - Spring Version Mother's Day weekend
When recently orphaned Mary Lennox (Edison School 8th grader Emmanuelle Nadeau) is sent to England to live with her uncle Archibald Craven (Ty Jacobs of Millburn), Mary discovers a garden, locked and neglected, and wonders how she can find the key to get into it. The story that follows is one of renewal and awakening, a perfect tale for this year’s long-anticipated spring, and a theatrical treat for Mother’s Day weekend. Show director Sara Hedgepeth explains how this show came to be. “The first I knew of 'The Secret Garden' was as an adult seeing the original Broadway version soon after opening night. I was totally enchanted with the story, the actors, the set (it looked like a toy theatre) and the music. The music really grabbed me. "…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
All WAA activities at Spring Fling are open to all and are free of charge.
The Westfield Art Association (WAA) invites everyone to participate in the creation of artworks through collaborative painting at its booth at Westfield’s Spring Fling on Sunday, May 5, from 10am to 5pm, in downtown Westfield. WAA will also be sponsoring a prize drawing for those who take the fun “Art Personality Quiz”. All WAA activities at Spring Fling are open to all and are free of charge. In collaborative painting, developed in Tunisia and now taught at the Art Students League of New York, multiple individuals take turns adding to a communal painting. Once a particular individual is chosen to start the painting, the artists work in complete silence during the event. Artists are free to contribute whatever they wish to the work and are…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The following are the films and showtimes for Saturday, April 27.
Digiplex Rialto: Digiplex Cranford:
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Admission is free.
On Sunday, April 21, the WAA presents an afternoon of “Fantasy Art / Comic Character Creation” by Mark Romanoski of the duCret School of Art. Mark grew up in North Plainfield and cannot remember a time when drawing, comic books and fantasy related material weren’t a part of his life. Mark initially studied commercial art at St. John's University and later transferred to Kean College. Shortly after graduating with a B.F.A., Mark met legendary illustrator Tim Hildebrandt, who together with his brother Greg, are among the most renowned fantasy artists in the world. Mark was introduced to DC Comics artist Joe DeVito who taught Mark an academic approach to illustration, and convinced him to enroll at the Art Students League of New York where …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
The following are the films and showtimes for Saturday, April 20.
Digiplex Rialto: Digiplex Cranford:
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sale runs through Saturday.
The Friends of the Westfield Memorial Library book sale is open to the public from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 18. All books will be marked half-price on Friday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. BAG DAY is Saturday, April 20, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and customers can fill a shopping bag with books for $5. Support the Friends and help continue a popular Westfield tradition which benefits the Westfield Memorial Library.
Fully-equipped micro-brewery and pub bar are located on the lower level.
A superb Jazz Age mansion done in a grand architectural style with soaring coffered ceilings and one-of-a-kind design elements to delight the beholder is one of five outstanding residences featured on this year's Tour of Notable Homes on May 11th, presented by the Friends of Westfield Symphony Orchestra. Shuang Guo-Wroe, who co-chairs this year's tour, reveals that this home located in the storied Sleepy Hollow section of Plainfield is a show place in every way. A new construction brick mansion completed in 2010, it stands majestically on a seven acre knoll replacing a circa 1917 manse that previously occupied the site. Designed to replicate the grand houses of the Jazz Age, Guo-Wroe says, “Approaching the circular driveway we can …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The local college theater will present three one-act plays later this week. Admission is free.
The following press release was submitted by the Union County College Press Office. The Spring Theater production, “Triple Play,” at Union County College features three one-act plays written by members of the College’s faculty and staff. The productions will be performed by Union County College students. After each performance, the audience is invited to ask questions of the playwrights. The first play, “A Night at the Underground Railroad,” is a historic drama and was written by Michael Catalano, a member of the College’s Information Technology staff. The second play is “Firebird,” a serious comedy about the unlikely interactions between a professor and a student that takes some unexpected twists and turns. It was written by renowned …