Maplewood’s March Arts Events

By mark-slade March 11, 2012

Sunday, March 11
3:00pm -7:30pm
The Adult School
Trip to NJPAC (luxury coach leaves at 3pm from CHS Parking lot on West Parker Avenue between the railroad and Gleason’s)
Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!
We have planned a special treat for you at the NJPAC: Hal Holbrook’s incomparable one-man-show will take us on a journey of humor and Ame ricana. We will take you from the CHS Parking lot on West Parker Avenue to the PAC to enjoy the performance! Afterward, we will gather for wine and cheese and conversation to make this a truly fine day with no hassles for you!

March 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm and March 18 at 2 pm.
The Unexpected Guest by Agatha Christie
The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
10 Durand Rd.
For tickets: 973-761-8453 or call
or Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006 (or visit their website
The Strollers is excited to present “The Unexpected Guest”; a true murder mystery in the style and excellence that only Agatha Christie could develop. Murder mysteries are rarely done on stage, particularly those written by the best of the best of murder mysteries ̵ 1; so this production is a treat. Will you be able to figure out who is the murderer? Reservations are highly recommended.

Saturday, March 17
11:00am -12:00pm
Maplewood Library – Hilton Branch
Hands on Science Chemistry Party
An awesome hour of extreme experiments for ages 5-10. Space is strictly limited. Pre-register please.

Thursday, March 22
4:00pm – 4:30pm
Maplewood Library – Main Branch
Kids Video Book Reviews
Grades K-5 * Registration Required
Kids! Make your own short video for our new website. Talk about your favorite book or author! Parental permission slip required.

Thursday, March 22
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Maplewood Library – Hilton Branch
Women’s Histo ry Movie
“Amelia” (rated PG) All ages are welcome. Just drop in.

Saturday, March 24
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Maplewood Library – Main Branch
Design Foundations Family Workshop
Learn about all the different types of bridges around the world and the basic principles of structure. Each family will build a bridge and we’ll have a contest for the strongest bridge. Pre-register at Main Library

Saturday, March 24
8:00 pm
Studio B Presents: The Speakeasy Series
Maplewood Woman’s Club
60 Woodland Road
Tickets: $15 @
Studio B is channeling an era when the entertainment was intoxicating, the booze was scintillating, and the locale was … well, interesting. Join us ups tairs in the Maplewood Woman’s Club where we’ll dazzle you with Vaudeville, hooch, and forbidden fun.
Featuring: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra, David Gold and Doug Skinner, Tori Erstwhile and the Montys, and many other incredible guests. Including a not-to-be-forgotten Maplewood Online spoof. Studio B is a project of the HK Community Fund.

Sunday, March 25
2 shows: 11:30 am and 1:00pm
Music For Kids
Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts
$5 at the door
The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs is proud to present a special series of performances that will introduce young listeners to the joys of music. Next up: “Ariana’s Musical Journey” featuring The Ariana Trio, a professional chamber music ensemble dedicated to music education and character development in young people. The show is a fully-produced theatrical p roduction, including musical performance, acting, costumes, scenery, and audience participation.

Monday, March 26
7:30 pm
The Adult School
Columbia High School, Auditorium
$40 ($45 at the door)
Celebrity Readings
Celebrity Readings, a shared evening of pathos, comedy and community, is the major fundraiser for the non-profit Adult School. Join The us Monday evening, March 26th, in the Columbia High School Auditorium to celebrate a decade’s worth of stories! Sean McCourt, an original cast member of Broadway’s Wicked, Mary Poppins, and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and stage and screen actor Fred Applegate, now appearing on Broadway in Sister Act, will join Isaiah Sheffer, host of NPR’s “Selected Shorts,” for the Adult School’s tenth annual Celebrity Readings.

Tuesday, March 27
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Maplewood Library – Hilton Branch
Author talk and booksigning
Meet local author Kumari Ghafoor-Davis and hear tips from her book Real Talk: Ten Parenting Strategies to Raise Confident Successful Children.

Thursday, March 29
5:00 pm
Maplewood Library – Hilton Branch
Artists Reaching Communities
For kids: Write a libretto based on a book and then sing it.


Study w professional dancers from NYC
At Burgdorff Center
July 9 through 27 M-F 9 am to 1 pm. Extended day available through a partnership with a local childrens art studio! Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop and Choreography Workshops! Dance games and Pizza days! For info