5 Favorite Things; January 18th - 24th

This weekend may wind up being a stay at home, snowy, cuddlefest with you and your families but, in case we escape the storm, here are some fun ideas to keep everyone happy and occupied!


American Girl Live

Saturday, January 19th - 2 & 5:30 pm

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Experience American Girl in an all-new musical, taking the stage in New Jersey in 2019. American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences.

The girls head to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home. As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song. Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

Ages 3+

$29 - $79

Click here for info.

Short Stories Multi-Band Birthday Bash!

Saturday, January 19th - 7 pm

Our local book hub is celebrating it’s 4th anniversary! Light catering, birthday cake, and many of musician friends who've supported this community space from the start (others with us in spirit or audience!) Come on downtown!

7-7:30 Bill Meyer/Gerry Shamey/Doug Owen
7:30-8 Jeff Webb
8-8:30 Kings Road
8:30-9 Hatchet Jack
9-9:30 Rosewood
9:30 on Group Jam!!!

Special appearances by Chris Bias and Nelson Aguiar, and sound equipment thanks to Half Step Down.


MLK Weekend Celebration at NJPAC

Saturday, January 19th - 8 pm

Twelve-time Grammy Award-winner CeCe Winans joins Anthony Brown with his group therAPy and JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise for NJPAC’s annual celebration of the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ages 13+

Tickets $39

Visit their website for details and ticket info.

Maple Sugaring Demo

Saturday, January 19th & Sunday, January 20th - 1 pm & 2:30 pm

Great Swamp Outdoor Environmental Center

Learn to identify and tap maple trees, collect sap, and make syrup over a wood-fired evaporator. Taste-test different delicious syrups, including syrup made right at the Great Swamp OEC. Preregistration is not required, but it is first come, first served seating.

$3 per person

Ages 3 +

Visit the website for info & registration.


Go, van Gogh! Armchair Art Tour

Madison Public Library

Tuesday, January 22nd - 7 pm

Pastor and painter Vincent van Gogh produced more than 2,000 works of art in his last decade. Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. Let’s explore some of these “brilliant children,” especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Come spend an evening with art historian Michael Norris to learn about van Gogh's art and life.

Click here for registration & more info.