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37 Things to Do in Montclair + Beyond This Weekend | Nov 25-28

by Katherine Chaves Diaz
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It’s the holiday weekend but that doesn’t mean events won’t be happening all weekend long. This week’s local Montclair + beyond events guide has got you covered with art shows, concerts, kid-friendly events, and more. Check out this list of all the in-person + virtual events happening this weekend, November 25-28th.

Disclaimer: Events are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please contact the host directly.

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Featured Events

The Disco Biscuits at The Wellmont Theater

Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th at 7PM Doors, 8PM Show | BUY TICKETS for 11/26 + BUY TICKETS FOR 11/27

Disco Biscuits Montclair

The Disco Biscuits are playing this Friday and Saturday night at The Wellmont Theater, located at 5 Seymour Street in Montclair with doors opening at 7PM and the show at 8PM. Pioneers of “tracefusion”, The Disco Biscuits bridge the gap between electronic music and jam bands. Not to mention, MG readers can receive $10 off by purchasing a 2-day ticket for the show by clicking the link here

Click here to buy tickets to The Disco Biscuits on 11/26, click here for tickets on 11/27 and click here to learn more about The Wellmont Theater. 


 Montclair Girl’s Best of Montclair 2021 Guide

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Our first annual ‘Best of Montclair 2021 Guide‘ recently went live. Our sister site The Hoboken Girl hosts this ever-popular readers’ choice awards event, and so of course we had to bring it to the Montclair area to showcase everything that makes this community so special. Our readers can nominate as many businesses, people, and places for each respective category until 11:59PM, November 29th. These reader-selected awards give businesses bragging rights for months to come. Finalists will win a decal sticker to display on their storefronts and accolades on our website for all to see.


Local Montclair (+ Beyond) Events

Free Hot Meal by Taste of Flava

Thursday, Nov. 25th | 2PM – 5PM

Taste of Flava will be hosting free hot meals for the community. Donations are welcomed. Learn more here

Adult Night Roller Skating

Thursday, Nov. 25th | 7PM – 10PM

Branch Brook Park Rolling Center will be presenting adult night roller skating. Learn more here.

Alfa3 Music Fest

Thursday, Nov. 25th | 9PM 

The Alfa3 Music Fest will be held at Robert Treat Hotel in Newark. Learn more here

Catching Snowflakes with Pinot’s Palette

Friday, Nov. 26th | 4PM – 6 PM

Create different snowman’s faces with Pinot’s Palette. Learn more here

Rich Baron at The Oakley

Friday, Nov. 26th | 6PM – 9PM

Rich Baron will be playing live at The Oakley. Learn more here

Holiday Lights Spectacular

Friday, Nov. 26th | 5PM – 9PM

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo has brought back the holiday lights spectacular for the season. Santa will also be present. Learn more here

Snowscape at the Liberty Science Center

Friday, Nov. 26th 

The Liberty Science Center will have a pop-up holiday exhibit where visitors can go on the sock skating rink, learn about snowflake formations, and more. Learn more here

Friendsgiving Concert

Friday, Nov. 26th | 8PM – 12AM

This concert will be featuring singer, songwriter, and entertainer Leah Jenea. Learn more here

Jerry Tolve Live at Bucco’s

Friday, Nov. 26th | 6:30PM – 10PM

Live Music and Entertainment by Jerry Tolve and Carla V at Bucco’s in Bloomfield. Learn more here

Poetry Night Presented by Ambush Effect

Friday, Nov. 26th | 5PM – 8PM

Poetry night will be held at Sihana Cafe located at 71 Ferry Street, Newark. Learn more here

NDD 8th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, Nov. 26th | 4PM – 8PM

The 8th annual holiday tree lighting will be held at Mulberry Commons with free activities, kiddie train rides, rock wall, and more. Learn more here

Ugly Sweater Contest

Friday, Nov. 26th | 4PM – 8PM

An ugly sweater contest will held at the tree lighting. The prize is a Newark-opoly game and NDD swag. Learn more here.

Codey Arena Holiday Skating Session

Friday, Nov. 26th | 12:30PM – 2PM

From 12:30PM to 2PM, adults aged 40+ can partake in senior skating sessions. Learn more here

Small Business Saturday at Montclair Center

Saturday, Nov. 27th | 11AM – 8PM

Go downtown for music, raffles, shopping, and a visit from Santa. Learn more here.

Eating Mindfully Over the Holidays

Saturday, Nov. 27th | 2PM

Registered Dietician and Exercise Physiologist Jason Machowsky, will discuss how to use mindfulness and movement to help enjoy holiday food while
maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Learn more here

Thankful Craft Day

Saturday, Nov. 27th | 10:30AM – 12PM

Miss Lisa will be playing live, relaxing music while doing Thanksgiving/Fall-themed crafts. Learn more here

Good Kimistry Presents Black Friday Sip & Shop

Saturday, Nov. 27th | 2PM – 7PM

Local entrepreneurs will be featuring their beauty, wellness, and fashion products. Learn more here

Pop-Up at The Hahne’s

Saturday + Sunday, Nov. 27th – 28th | 1PM – 6PM

This artisan pop-up will have handcrafted merchandise from Newark-based and regional artisans, designers, makers, and creatives. Learn more here

Distillery Tour and Tasting

Saturday, Nov. 27th | 6PM – 7:30PM

A tour filled with history followed by cocktails. Learn more here

Devil’s Den Comedy Club

Saturday, Nov. 27th | 8:30PM – 10PM

New Jersey’s newest comedy club is hosting a show. Learn more here

Small Brewery Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 28th 

Montclair Brewery will be hosting Small Brewery Sunday to toast the small, independent brewers. Learn more here

Museum Store Sunday

Sunday, Nov. 28th 

The Newark Museum of Art will be celebrating Museum Store Sunday. Learn more here

From Slang to Structure Exhibition


Tech/Know/Future is an examination of humanity’s particular moment in time amidst a newfound era of social and political upheaval. Learn more here.

Kid/Teen Focused Events

Heroes in Training

Thursday, Nov. 25th | 4PM – 4:45PM

A themed obstacle course, agility drills, relay races, and more for kids. Learn more here

Cub Scouts Pack 110 West Orange Kick-Off Meeting


Cub Scouts is for Boys and Girls in Grades K-5. Meet every Monday at Kelly Elementary School. Learn more here

Upcoming Weekday Events

Holiday Tree Lighting

Monday, Nov. 29th | 5PM – 9PM

This free event will include cocoa, ice sculptures, caroling, and more. Learn more here

Celestina Ando Photography Hosting Headshot Sessions

Monday, Nov. 29th | 6PM – 7:30PM

Celestina Ando will be hosting mini headshots along with a professional make-up touch. Learn more here

Knitting 101 for Beginners

Monday, Nov. 29th | 6PM – 7:30PM

This beginner’s class is for those who have never picked up yarn before. Learn more here.

Montclair Chanukah Fest & Grand Menorah Lighting

Monday, Nov. 29th | 5:30PM – 7PM

Chanukah Fest & Grand Menorah Lighting, featuring Nissim Black live in concert and a Kosher food truck by the Wandering Que. Learn more here

STEAM URBAN’s 1st Annual Fall Fundraiser

Tuesday, Nov. 3oth | 6PM – 8:30PM 

STEAM URBAN is providing free innovative education experiences for black and brown students of all ages. Donations are welcomed. Learn more here.

Laughs in the Loft

Wednesday, Dec. 1st | 7:30PM 

The monthly stand-up comedy series is back, hosted by Joe Larson. Learn more here

Used Toy Drive

Wednesday, Dec. 1st | 8AM – 3PM

Bloomfield School District is collecting used, working toys. Learn more here

Knitting Next Steps

Wednesday, Dec. 1st | 10AM – 11:30AM

Take knitting to the next steps by learning how to knit the stepping stone scarf. Learn more here

Newark Winter Village

Wednesday, Dec. 1st | 3PM – 5PM

The winter village will include ice skating, food, games, curling, a market, and more. Learn more here.

Bloomfield Craft Night

Wednesday, Dec. 1st | 6PM – 9PM

The Bloomfield Civic Center will be hosting a night filled with crafts for creative individuals. Learn more here

Ways to Give Back Locally

Junior League of Montclair – Newark | Montclair

The Junior League of Montclair-Newark (JLM) is a volunteer organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Their purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Through hands-on projects and partnerships, members build a better community by promoting education, health and wellness, literacy, and the arts for children at risk each year. Learn more here.

Montclair Fund for Women | Montclair

This organization was founded by African American women who came to Montclair in search of education, employment, and opportunity. As time passed, the organization not only changed its name, it joined forces with women of all backgrounds and became a prominent force in the community. Learn more here

Covenant House New Jersey | Newark

Covenant House began more than 40 years ago when six young runaways were given shelter from a snowstorm, in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. In 1989, Covenant House began its work in New Jersey by providing basic services to homeless youth on the streets of Newark and Atlantic City. Learn more here.

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