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Fighting Gravity will perform at Maxwell’s at 1039 Washington St. in Hoboken on Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. For information call (201) 653-1703 or visit

Fighting Gravity will perform at Maxwell’s at 1039 Washington St. in Hoboken on Dec. 11 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10. For information call (201) 653-1703 or visit

Local artist Mark Davis will be featuring a survey of his paintings from the late-’90s at Arts on Sixth at 155 Sixth St. in Hoboken. Davis’ vividly colored multimedia paintings have been described as "emotions on canvas." He has shown his works throughout New York City. There’s a reception on Dec. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Arts on Sixth. For information call (201) 653-6541.

Particle Zoo, Tris McCall and Karwreck will perform at Uncle Joe’s at 154 First St. in Jersey City on Dec. 13 at 9 p.m. Tickets are $5. For information call (201) 659-6999 or visit

The Hoboken Ski Club will meet at Willie McBride’s at 616 Grand St. in Hoboken on Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. For information call (201) 610-1522 or visit

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 crafts 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 Frozen Monkey Café at 526 Washington St. in Hoboken will have a reception for artist Jaclyn Medincov. Her work will be on display through Jan. 22. The reception starts at 8 p.m. with live music by Simpsinatra. For information call (201) 222-1311 or visit

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.

The Jersey City Recreation Foundation will host a men’s adult winter basketball tournament in the Jersey City Armory at 678 Montgomery St. throughout January. The competition is open to all residents, companies and businesses in Jersey City. Games will be held Monday through Thursday between 5 to 9 p.m. Entry fee is $100. For information call (201) 547-4582.


12 MONKEYS – The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark presents a production by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company celebrating the Year of the Monkey on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. in the venue’s Victoria Theater. The celebration of the Chinese New Year of the Monkey will also feature the Legend of the Monkey King in the Palace of Heaven with a dazzling program of music and dance. Tickets are $65. For information call (800) 650-0246 or visit


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