Luna Stage’s unorthodox staging of ‘This Wonderful Life’ to be quite the adventure

Luna Stage’s unorthodox staging of ‘This Wonderful Life’ to be quite the adventure

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become a certifiable Christmas classic since its release in 1946, and it would be no exaggeration to suggest almost everyone has seen the film or one of its numerous adaptations and homages at least once. But the version presented by Luna Stage this holiday season promises […]

Sacred Heart plans Advent lessons and carols service

The combined chancel and multi-cultural choirs of Sacred Heart Church, at 76 Broad St., Bloomfield, will offer an Advent lessons and carols service on Wednesday, Dec 14, at 7: 30 p.m. The choirs will be led by Jennifer Behnke, the director of music ministry at the church. The program, “Lux Mundi” or Light of the […]

HNA holds annual holiday celebration

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Hilton Neighborhood Association’s Thursday, Dec. 15, holiday celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. in DeHart Community Center, 120 Burnett Ave. in Maplewood. The evening will include complimentary pizza and beverages, music, and the annual Maplewood Holiday Bingo game which guarantees prizes for all. Everyone is welcome to attend. Children are […]

Submit your work to the Gaelen Juried Art Show

WHIPPANY, NJ — The 18th annual Gaelen Juried Art Show & Sale, sponsored by the Audrey & Norbert Gaelen Endowment, announces a call for entries for this year’s show. Categories for entry are: oil, acrylic or watercolor painting; mixed media; sculpture; drawing or pastels; and photography. The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, and […]

Celebrate the holiday season at Durand-Hedden

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Celebrate the season at the Durand-Hedden House & Garden on Sunday, Dec. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. with gingerbread houses, a paper ornament activity, treats and shopping. Gingerbread house contestants must enter by Dec. 9; visit for details and to enter. Children, families and adults are welcome; note that Durand-Hedden […]

Tony winner Benanti lends her skills to WOHS

WEST ORANGE, NJ — “I Like Musicals,” an original song penned by Tony winner and multiple Tony nominee Laura Benanti, will be a featured musical piece at the West Orange High School holiday concert on Thursday, Dec. 8, and the trip from Broadway to West Orange is one of friendship and camaraderie that spans decades. […]

1978 to hold its annual Art Shop

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — 1978 Maplewood Arts Center is holding its annual holiday Art Shop, featuring small-scale, affordable, original artwork and crafts by local and regional artists. There will be an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. The Art Shop will remain open for two weekends — Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. […]