current EVENTSWhat’s going on? 2/12/09

Did you just open a show? Is your band playing somewhere? Are you staging a dance recital or sponsoring an event? Let us know. Send photos and relevant information to: Current editor, P.O. Box 3069, 1400 Washington St., Hoboken, NJ 07030; e-mail:; or, fax at (201) 798-0018.

New Jersey City University presents ‘Music @ One,’ a concert series featuring pianist Philip Fortenberry, an alumnus of the university, performing Bach, Liszt, and Brahms, on Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. in Ingalls Recital Hall of Rossey Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. For more information, please call (201) 200-3151.

Art Nest presents works from ArtWorks Art Show, a traveling show featuring works created by children suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, on Feb. 13 from 4-7 p.m. at the Art Nest gallery in the Monroe Center for the Arts, 720 Monroe St. in Hoboken. For more information, please visit:; or call, (646) 688-5478.

J City Theater presents, ‘Jersey Shorts,’ a free evening of music and story telling on Feb. 13 from 8-10 p.m. in the Underground Theater at St. Michael’s Church, 252 Ninth St. in Hamilton Park, Jersey City. For more information please visit:

New Jersey City University presents ‘Campus Violence Poster Project,’ a collection of more than 150 posters from 21 states and representing 19 countries in response to recent shooting on college campuses. The exhibition opens Feb. 2 and closes Feb. 20. Admission is free. For more information, please call (201) 200-2296.

Devotion Yoga presents ‘Stretch out your Heart,’ a Valentine’s Day partner workshop with Suzanne Ausnit and Joe Miller on Feb. 12 from 7-9:30 p.m. at Devotion Yoga, 79 Hudson St. in Hoboken. The workshop is $75 for couples, $40 for individuals, which includes a wine and cheese reception following the workshop. Partners can be provided. For more information, call (973) 204-0929.

The Grace Church Van Voorst presents ‘A Musical Valentine for Jersey City,’ performed by violinist Mary Ann Mumm, violist Craig Mumm, cellist Samuel Magill, and pianist Jerome Rosen, on Feb. 15 at 3 p.m., at the Grace Church Van Voorst, Second and Erie Streets in Jersey City. The program includes sonatas by Brahms and Schumann. Admission is free. For more information, please call (201) 659-2211.

The Hob’art Cooperative Gallery presents ‘Our Hoboken,’ a show of small works of art inspired by the city of Hoboken, at Sovereign Bank, 86 River St. in Hoboken, through Feb. 21. The artwork can be purchased directly from the seven artists showing, including works of photography, collage, and painting on silk. Viewing hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays; and, 9 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. For more information, please visit:

The Cypher Movement open art, poetry slam at 7:30 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month at Jordan’s Lounge, 247 Newark Ave. in Jersey City. For more information, visit:

Hoboken Happy Hour group has upcoming events for locals. This is an excellent way to network, make new friends, and try new places in town. For more information, visit

The Hoboken Ski Club has upcoming social and athletic events including weekly happy hour parties. All activities are open for members. The annual membership for the 2009 season is on sale on now. The group meets every Tuesday night at McBride’s in Hoboken. For more information, visit:

Open Mics:

Art House Productions, the first Thursday of the month at 1 McWilliams Place, in the old St. Francis building on the roof, Jersey City. Visit:
Bayonne Arts Factory, every Wednesday night starting at 8 p.m. Visit:
B.H. open mic for stand up, sketch, musical comedy hosted by Melissa Surach, every other Tuesday, 8 p.m., at Toy Eaters Studios in the GRAFS building, Jersey City. Visit:
Brennan Courthouse Music Series, visit:
People’s Open Mic hosts every Tuesday at Goldhawk, 936 Park Ave., Hoboken. Call: (201) 420-7989.
Wild Rover Pub, at 7103 Park Ave. in Guttenberg, hosts every Sunday at 10 p.m. All musicians, comics and poets are welcome. Call: (201) 662-9453.

If you know of an open mic that’s not listed or you want some coverage, e-mail with “open mic” in the subject head.

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