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WOMEN IN THE WORLD… A VISUAL PERSPECTIVE 

Pollak Gallery - 9 AM

The Women In the World…A Visual Perspective, art exhibit ties into the theme for Women In Media – Newark’s 8th annual Women’s History Month Film Festival (see event on pg. 34), and takes a broad look at the struggles and triumphs experienced by women globally. This exhibition, exquisitely curated by the renowned Gladys B. Grauer, uses the work of a socially and culturally diverse group of New Jersey based women artists to explore this seemingly simple topic. The images in this exhibit are not necessarily intended to be a literal interpretation of the theme, rather they often offer a metaphorical relationship to the theme. This inspiring exhibit is not to be missed! Opening Reception: Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30 PM

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NEXT STOP HARLEM! WITH THE MIMI JONES SEXTET

Feb 4

NEXT STOP HARLEM! WITH THE MIMI JONES SEXTET 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale 7/29 to arts donors and 8/3 to the general public. Featuring the Mimi Jones Sextet, this mini musical theater piece blends arranged music based on the Harlem Renaissance and Jazz from the 30's, 40's and 50's with poetry and dialogue. Bassist/vocalist/ producer/label owner and now filmmaker Mimi Jones has reigned supreme, as a side woman to an impressive coterie of musicians and as a leader with her own Hot Tone Music record label. Mimi has toured extensively throughout the world and is recognized as a U.S. Jazz Ambassador. She has played with Kenny Barron, Frank Ocean, Dianne Reeves, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Marc Cary, Toshi Reagon, Rachel Z, Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy Award winning Mosaic Project and more.

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TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Blondie's Parallel Lines

Feb 7

TUESDAY NIGHT RECORD CLUB: Blondie's Parallel Lines 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 7:30 PM

It’s just like book club but with albums! With new advances in technology, the way we consume music through our devices, apps and on demand streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and iTunes is making the idea of the “album” as an art form extinct. Get together with other music enthusiasts on Tuesday nights in Woods Theatre to discuss some of the greatest records of all-time! Listen to the album beforehand and then come prepared to discuss…there will be special guest moderators and panelists at each event! This discussion will feature Blondie's Parallel Lines. This event is free but registration is required.

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Rockin' Road to Dublin

Feb 9

Rockin' Road to Dublin 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The new generation of Irish music & dance. Experience the difference. Inspired by epic spectacles like Riverdance, RRTD's renowned team of tour professionals is reviving the classic art form to create a new Irish show with a contemporary feel and a broader appeal. Choreographer and lead male Scott Doherty (Riverdance & Lord of the Dance) has teamed up with veteran Celtic rocker Chris Smith to produce an exciting fusion of music, movement and culture that has never been done before. RRTD is a breathtaking display of classic Irish tunes accented by rock 'n' roll riffs, electrifying dancers and a dynamic light show. Enjoy the thrilling sights and sounds as daring performers execute rapid-fire leaps, twirls and footwork, and nimble fiddlers square off with driving electric guitar chords and pulse-pounding drum beats. Fans say, "Rockin' Road to Dublin not only combines Riverdance and Lord of the Dance perfectly, but actually surpasses them!" There will be an open rehearsal and talk back at 4PM. There will also be a meet and greet with the cast at 7 PM for Gold Circle ticket holders.

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Best of the Eagles

Feb 11

Best of the Eagles 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

The BEST OF THE EAGLES (BOTE) "The Eagles Tribute Band” was established in 2012 with veteran New Jersey musicians. BOTE plays the music of The Eagles, who have sold over 150 million albums worldwide, drawn from their entire career which includes the Joe Walsh years. At the upcoming 2+ hour Pollak show, BOTE will perform the Eagles mega-hit album Hotel California in it’s entirety as well as many more Eagles hits, nuggets and fan faves. The Hotel California album sold over 32 million copies worldwide and contained such classic Eagles songs as “New Kid In Town”, “Life In The Fast Lane”, "Victim of Love”, “The Last Resort” and of course "Hotel California".

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Met Opera Encore: Roméo et Juliette (Broadcast Live in HD)

Feb 12

Met Opera Encore: Roméo et Juliette (Broadcast Live in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

The electrifying team of Vittorio Grigolo and Diana Damrau reunites for a new production of Gounod’s opera based on the Shakespeare play.

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On Screen/in Person: Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children

Feb 13

On Screen/in Person: Hilleman - A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Twentieth-Century was a dangerous time to be young. Before vaccines, there were a multitude of diseases that too often kept children from reaching even their teenage years. From the throws of that environment, Dr. Maurice Hilleman would emerge to lead a revolution in vaccine innovation and save many millions of young lives each year. But after being forced to retire at the height of his productivity in 1985, Hilleman watched as one company after another began to abandon vaccine research. When parents began choosing not to vaccinate their children in the 1990s the cruel irony became clear; Hilleman's unprecedented successes had allowed us to forget just how devastating childhood diseases could be. There will be a post screening Q&A with the director Donald Rayne Mitchell.

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Walnut Street Theatre’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Feb 16

Walnut Street Theatre’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

America in the 1960s, an era that encouraged LOVE, was populated by “Mad Men” and “Mod Women” trying to navigate the new normal. In this freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic, Last of the Red Hot Lovers, true comedy ensues when a modern man in the hip sixties looks for something new and different, but ends up finding himself in the same situation, again and again…and again!

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Koresh Dance Company

Feb 18

Koresh Dance Company 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Tickets on sale to arts donors on 7/29 at noon on sale to the general public on 8/3 at noon. In its 25th year, Koresh Dance Company presents Classic KORESH, a selection of favorites drawn from the company's quarter century of innovative work. These repertoire classics include interpretations of Classical compositions by Bach, Beethoven, and Ravel, from the rolling strains of "Moonlight Sonata" to the trumpeting processions of "Bolero." Moments of tenderness and grace alternate with humor and brash force on this tour of highlights drawn from over 60 existing works by Artistic Director Ronen Koresh. As a unique feature of our anniversary program, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 will feature in a newly commissioned work, "23: Deconstructing Mozart," a collaborative initiative driven by Koresh and multi-media artist Paul Miller, a.k.a. DJ Spooky. There will be a post show Q&A with members of the company.

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Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty - Live in HD

Feb 19

Bolshoi Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty - Live in HD 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep slumber for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her…

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Art Now: Hasan Elahi - Tracking Transience - an Artist Talk

Feb 21

Art Now: Hasan Elahi - Tracking Transience - an Artist Talk 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Hasan Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist working with issues in surveillance, privacy, migration, citizenship, technology, and the challenges of borders.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: To Live

Feb 21

World Cinema Series: To Live 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

After Fugui and Jiazhen lose their personal fortunes, they raise a family and survive difficult cultural changes during 1940s to 1970s China.

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Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Feb 23

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! 

Pollak Theatre - 12:15 PM

PIRATE SCHOOL! Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate School! is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler.' Recommended for grades K-5.

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Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates!

Feb 23

Pirate School: The SCIENCE of Pirates! 

Pollak Theatre - 10 AM

PIRATE SCHOOL! Welcome aboard, mateys! Pirate School! is in session. This is a madcap, slap-dash pirate training academy that allows both youngsters and adults to discover their 'inner-swashbuckler. Recommended for grades K-5.

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Sweet Honey in the Rock

Feb 24

Sweet Honey in the Rock 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

Presale for Arts Donors begins 7/22 at noon. Tickets on sale to the general public 7/27 at noon. With a new album #LoveInEvolution released early this year, Grammy Award-winning female African-American a cappella group founded by Bernice Johnson Reagon in 1973, endlessly continues to evolve and cultivate the rich textures of African American musical traditions. Currently consisting of members Carol Maillard, Louise Robinson, Nitanju Bolade Casel, Aisha Kahlil, ASL interpreter Shirley Childress, and featured musician Romeir Mendez on upright acoustic bass and electric bass, the group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, hip hop, ancient lullabies, and jazz improvisation. The group’s collective voice, often accompanied by hand percussion instruments and bass, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms.

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