Current Affairs

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Ginetta’s Vendetta, a jazz band, will perform at Arthur’s Landing at Port Imperial in Weehawken on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. For information call (201) 867-0777 or visit

Naked Underneath and Rai Nation will perform at Maxwell’s at 1039 Washington St. in Hoboken on Dec. 4 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $6. For information call (201) 653-1703 or visit

The film Eyes of the World, by Weehawken resident Michael Perlman, will be screened at the TriBeCa Grand Hotel at 2 Avenue of the Americas in New York City on Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.

Loud Mouth Soup will perform at the Whiskey Bar at 125 Washington St. in Hoboken on Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. For information call (201) 963-3400 or visit

Come support your local authors! On Sunday, Dec. 7, the city of Hoboken has teamed up with the Friends of the Library, who will be sponsoring the Hoboken Authors’ Book Sale and Book Signing. The event will be held at the Shannon Lounge at 106 First St., across from City Hall from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The featured authors include Ilise Benun, Santiago Cohen, Iseult Devlin, Joachim Horovitz, Jan Huling, Phil Huling, Caren Lissner, Dawn Raffel, Connie Sharar, Jack Silbert, Barbara Simon, Jeff Somers, Al Sullivan and Dale Walker. For information call (201) 420-2207.

North Jersey’s Model Train Show, featuring more than 4,000 square feet of model train layouts, will be held through Dec. 7 by the Society of Model Engineers at 341 Hoboken Rd. in Carlstadt. Also on display will be the Society’s collection of historic railroad memorabilia. This collection includes the world’s largest display of illuminated rail signs. These signs, which hung from the Observation Cars at the end of many famous passenger trains, now serve as a reminder of the golden days of travel by rail. For information call (201) 939-9212 or visit

David Theresa will perform at Lorenzo’s Restaurant in Secaucus on Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Theresa will perform Frank Sinatra standards and tunes by Jimmy Roselli and Bon Jovi. For information call (201) 863-6634.

The Monroe Center for the Arts "First Sundays" series continues on Dec. 7 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 720 Monroe St. in Hoboken. People can enjoy a variety of works by artists throughout the day. Original art will be on sale and there’s free parking in the rear of the building. For information call (201) 795-3767.

The New Jersey City University department of music in Jersey City presents a "Day at the Opera" featuring soprano Donna Connolly singing excerpts from Carmen, La Boheme, La Traviata, Finlandia and Peer Gynt Suite. Tickets are $12. For information call (201) 200-2017.

The Hoboken Ski Club will meet at Willie McBride’s at 616 Grand St. in Hoboken on Dec. 9 at 8 p.m. For information call (201) 610-1522 or visit

It’s Hurry Date time at the Gaslight at 400 Adams St. in Hoboken on Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. The event is only $37 and it caters to singles 25-35 looking to meet new people. For information call 9212) 871-6707 or visit or

The John Keim Band will perform their brand of jazzy blues rock instrumentals at Willie McBride’s at 616 Grand St. in Hoboken on Dec. 11 at 10 p.m. For information call (201) 656-1199.

Come on and meet Santa Claus at the DeBaun Auditorium on Castle Point on Hudson in Hoboken on Dec. 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Families can meet Santa and stay for a holiday reading. Admission is $5. For information visit

The holiday arts and craft fair comes to Jersey City. The St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will be home to artists who will be showcasing works in photography, fiber arts, jewelry, paintings, paper and wood. The event will be held at the church on Grove Street in Jersey City. Proceeds will benefit the Creative Arts Club after school program held at the church. Residents can attend the event Dec. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information call (201) 876-0100.

The Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Sound of Music through Dec. 14. The Tony award-winning musical revue, made popular by the award-winning film, is the second show of the 2003-’04 season of musicals at the theater on Brookside Drive in Millburn. For information call (973) 376-4343 or visit

The independent film Mail Order Bride, directed and starring Hobokenite Robert Capelli Jr., was shot in Hoboken a few years ago. The film also features New Jerseyans Danny Aiello, Artie Lange and Vincent Pastore. The movie will be screened at the Village East Theatre at 181 Second Ave. in New York City throughout December. For information

Jersey City resident Rikki Reich will showcase her photographs of New Mexico at the restaurant Ginger and Spice in the Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City. The exhibit will run through Jan. 3. Reich’s works are photographs in sepia/selenium toned silver gelatin that present a timeless beauty in their lack of reference to location or era. They are also a metaphor of the journey of life within the remnants of 19th century adobe architecture, according to Reich. In her abstract expressionistic style, the photographs speak to the unconscious about hidden realities and the natural progression of decline and rebirth, which give rise to new forms. For information call (201) 860-9909.


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