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.
The Disco Biscuits at The Wellmont Theater
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
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.
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.