THIS WEEK'S BEST BETS:
FRIDAY | 3.23.07
Concert. The early and late shows at Maxwell's are both worth your while...At 7:30 pm, Day Jobber and Ms.-I'm-featured-on-Weeds Jenny Owen Youngs opens for Jim Bianco. At 10 pm, the band named after everyone's favorite gay-or-not-gay weatherman, Sam Champion, opens for Ra Ra Riot and Thing One.
Concert. Out in Montclair, for you EssexCo folks, there's an interesting show that is, from what I can understand, in the basement of a restaurant. There are six bands, including City Belt favorites Thunder Kids and Fun Machine. Rounding out the bill are Shape, GDP, Bully Mouth and PVD Nabil. The show's at a place called "8 Underground."
SATURDAY | 3.24.07
Art. The opening reception for "Photographic Vignettes of Everyday Cuba" opens at Newark's Gallery Twenty-One -- that's at 5 pm.
Art. Sticking with the Latin America theme, the opening reception for "Bridging Gaps, A Latin American Perspective" is at the newly relocated Galeria GOBA, which is now inside Hoboken's Right Angle frame shop on Washington. That's at 6 pm.
Concert. If you're willing to trek down to the Hub City (or you're already there), your best bet tonight is the record release show for the Roadside Graves. It's at the Court Tavern, and the Ribeye Brothers and Yarn are opening.
SUNDAY | 3.25.07
Art. The Hoboken Historial Museum has an interesting exhibit opening: "Beautiful Downtown Hoboken: Photographs from the 1970s." See what the last 30 years have -- and haven't -- changed, at 2 pm.
Film/Food. LITM continues it's "Sunday in Italy" thing, with two
film screenings -- Blow-Up at 5 pm and L'Aventura at 8 pm -- and their
Italian cuisine. Sounds like a decent way to kick back and kill five
hours of a lazy Sunday evening.
Karaoke. If you want to be a little more active, The Super Karaoke Funtime Band, our favorite local live funtime (is there any other kind?) karaoke band, is at the Corkscrew in JC Heights, at 8 pm. Show off those pipes, people!
MONDAY | 3.26.07
Concert. Ever wonder what Danny from the New Kids on the Block has been up to all these years? Yeah, me neither. But when I saw his name on the Maxwell's concert listing, I admit my interest was piqued. My guess is that he'll be pissed if you request "Hangin' Tough" or "Step by Step," but you'll have to go to find out.
THURSDAY | 3.29.07
Art. The "Introducing" series continues tonight at the JC Museum -- tonight, Mary Birmingham introduces Dahlia Elsayed, a New Jersey painter who says her work is "part data-tracking, part topography." She makes nice stuff, it's free, you should check it. At 7 pm.