Date Night: Music, Comedy, Dance and More
No matter what the venue, there's plenty to see, hear this weekend.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark
THIS WEEKEND Tonight Jackie Evancho and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, featuring the America’s Got Talent star singing operatic arias, show tunes and and pop standards. John Mario Di Costanzo conducts with special guest Josh Page in Dream With Me In concert in Prudential Hall.
TOMORROW New Jersey Hall of Fame A star-studded celebration and induction ceremony for the Class of 2012, including Milt Campbell, John T. Dorrance, Michael Douglas, Wellington Mara, Samuel I. Newhouse, Joyce Carol Oates, Christopher Reeve, Sarah Vaughan and more. Prudential Hall, 7 p.m.
Sunday - New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Jacques Lacombe and the NJSO set out the finest silver for this extraordinary musical feast — Mahler's Ninth Symphony. 3 p.m. Prudential Hall.
Check out njpac.org to check out these and other events.
Wellmont Theatre, Montclair
THIS WEEKEND Saturday — Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, who has influenced some of the most notable musicians of his time — including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn — teams up with blues, gospel and rocker Jonny Lang for a Saturday night show beginning at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.).
COMING SOON – June 19 – Bonnie Raitt recently released her 19th album, “Slipstream,” will team up with Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer and soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples, who also recently released a new album entitled “You Are Not Alone,” for a sold-out show.
June 23 - Fans of psychedelic music will want to get their tickets for Hot Tuna Electric featuring Steve Kimock and Billy Goodman. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets: $55, 40 and $30.
DON’T MISS: Folk rockers Crosby, Stills & Nash bring their brand of music to the Wellmont for two nights, June 26 and 27. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show. Tickets: $151, $121 and $56.
Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows.
The Prudential Center, Newark
TONIGHT — Latin American music icon Roberto Carlos returns to the United States this summer for his Un Million De Amigos Tour. The iconic Brazilian singer/songwriter brings his legendary music to The Rock. Tickets: $119.50, $99.50, $69.50 & $49.50.
SUNDAY – June 10 – New York Liberty vs. Chicago Sky in WNBA action. 4 p.m., doors open at 3 p.m. Tickets: $250, $140, $85, $60, $35, $15, $10.
COMING SOON: Boxing takes over The Rock on Saturday, June 16 when heavyweight Tomasz Adamek takes on Eddie Chambers in the square circle on June 16. The 10-round bout will be featured as part of NBC Sports Network’s nationally televised "Fight Night" boxing series. The TV broadcast will begin at 9 p.m. Tickets: $254, $104, $79 and $54.
Check out prucenter.com for details about these and other shows.
South Orange Performing Arts Center, South Orange
TONIGHT: Lydia Johnson Dance in a free performance in conjunction with ARTS 4 ALL at Celebrate South Orange 2012. Lydia Johnson Dance featuring guest dancers Attila Joey Csiki and Reed Luplau of the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Max van der Sterre, formerly of the New York City Ballet. Performed pieces will include Crossing by River, A New Work (Title TBD) and Summer House. 7:30 p.m.
Go to sopacnow.org for more details about all shows.
Scotty’s Steakhouse, Springfield
TONIGHT and TOMORROW – Double headliner show featuring Chipps Cooney, from America’s Got Talent & The Benchwarmers and Marq Overton from HBO & Def Comedy Jam. Also featuring Elaine Williams. 9 p.m. Dinner and show $35.
NEXT WEEK: MIKE STANKIEWICZ who’s performed in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and on the A&E cable network. Also featuring John Kensil & LaTice.
For details and more information, log onto scottyssteakhouse.com.
TONIGHT and TOMORROW – Frankie Valli returns to Atlantic City for two shows beginning at 9 p.m. at The Music Box. Tickets: $65 and $55.
TOMORROW – Sting performs at the Event Center at the Borgata beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets: $196, $176, $136 and $96.
COMING SOON: Comedian Wanda Sykes performs next Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at 9 p.m. at The Music Box. Tickets: $59.50 and $55.
Check out theborgata.com for details about these and other shows.
Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank
TONIGHT: Blues guitarist Buddy Guy, who has influenced some of the most notable musicians of his time — including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn — teams up with blues, gospel and rocker Jonny Lang for a Friday night show. Tickets: $79.50, $59.50, $49.50
TOMORROW: Bobby Collins performs his brand of comedy Saturday night. Collins is the No. 1 most played and requested comedian on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio. Tickets: $39.50, $29.50, $19.50.
Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown
TOMORROW: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra performing Mahler Ninth Symphony featuring conductor Jacques Lacombe beginning at 3 p.m.
NEXT WEEK: Theresa Caputo – The Long Island Medium. Theresa will share her story, answer audience questions and share readings with the audience. Tickets: $65, $55.
Union County Performing Arts Center, Rahway
TONIGHT and TOMORROW: U.S. Drag is a comedy that follows Angela and Allison, two young women in Manhattan seeking love & happiness, but they'll settle for rent money. They decide that chasing down reward money for a serial killer prowling the streets of NYC is the best way to avoid gainful employment. Performances at 8 p.m. Tickets: $22, $17 (seniors and students).
TOMORROW: An Evening with Native Run presented at LightSoundSpace, next door to the Union County Performing Arts Center. Performance begins at 8 p.m.
Tickets: General admission, $20.
Go to unioncountypac for more details about all shows.