Current Events What’s going on? 4/2/09

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.

V-Day Jersey City presents “A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer,” featuring writings to stop violence against women by world-renowned authors and playwrights on April 4 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Art House Productions, 1 McWilliams Pl. in Jersey City, to benefit Women Rising of Hudson County. Tickets are available at For more information, visit

DeBaun Center presents the final installment of the “Spoken Word Series,” featuring George Witte and Tina Kelley on Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. at Symposia Bookstore, 510 Washington St. in Hoboken. The public is welcome to share works by registering at the bookstore before the performance. The performance is free with a $3 suggested donation. For more information, please visit

58 Gallery presents “A Painted Tribute to Burlesque, Go-Go, and Pop Culture,” by Robert Piersanti at 58 Gallery, 58 Coles St. in Jersey City, on Friday, April 3 through April 26. Opening reception is on April 3 from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information, please visit

The Visual Arts Gallery of NJCU presents “Ninety One,” a work combining old Soviet animation, media footage, and self-shot footage by Polina Zaitseva through April 10. Opening reception on April 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, please visit

New Jersey City University presents “Concert of Music by Women Composers,” featuring works by women from the Renaissance through the present, on Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Rossey Hall, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. Everyone is welcome. For more information, please call (201) 674-4923.

DeBaun Center presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,” by the Stevens Dramatic Society, Thursday through Saturday April 2 to April 4 at 8 p.m. in the DeBaun Auditorium, 5th and Hudson Street. Tickets are $7 at the door. For more information, (201) 216-8937.

New Jersey City University presents “Landmarks,” featuring works by Ali Prosch and the GisMo Collective on March 16 through April 15 at the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, 2039 Kennedy Blvd. in Jersey City. Opening reception is held on March 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information call (201) 200-3246.

Jersey City Museum presents sixth annual “Artrageous Ball 2009,” featuring dinner, dancing, a silent auction, 50/50 raffle and more at the brand-new Westin Jersey City located in the waterfront district in Jersey City, 479 Washington Blvd., on Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, please call (201) 413-0303 ext. 104 or 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 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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