5 Favorite Things In and Around Madison, NJ: March 16 - 22

Our local venues are offering up lots of interesting events this week. Be sure to take in a show, or stop by a local museum for some seasonal fun!

Anime & Ramen

Madison Public Library

Friday, March 16, 3:30 - 5:30 pm

Ramen & Anime on the projector... spend a chill Friday after school in MPL's Chase Room!

For kids in grades 8 and up



New Shanghai Circus

Mayo Performing Arts Center

Saturday, March 17, 3 pm & 7 pm

Astonishing athletes defy gravity and execute breathtaking feats as they stretch the limits of human ability in this spellbinding show that draws upon 2,000 years of Chinese circus traditions. If it’s humanly possible – and even if it seems as if it’s not – these acrobats, jugglers and contortionists do it with spectacular flair!

Tickets $19 - $39



Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Saturday, March 17, 1 pm & 5 pm


Former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich presents the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage is composed of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland pony and more than 30 performing pets, including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters), geese, white doves and parrots.

The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater has a rich performance history, presenting thousands of shows in over 20 countries. The show is currently in its sixth season at the Planet Hollywood Resort/Casino in Las Vegas. Popovich’s 2014 independent film, Popovich and the Voice of the Fabled American West, won the Audience Choice Award at the 17th annual Dance with Films Festival in Los Angeles.



Can a Leprechaun Be Caught?

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Saturday, March 17, 11 am & 2 pm

Hear about the myth of the leprechaun and how the legends were started. Make a Leprechaun Trap, hear the tales of the old Irish shoemakers, and explore the museum.

Registration recommended to make a leprechaun trap.

$3 - $5



Marvel Universe Live!

March 15 - 18, Various times

Prudential Center

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Loki’s hands. This ancient artifact holds immeasurable mystical power and would allow Loki to achieve his eternal quest to crown himself ruler of Asgard and Earth. This all new show unites some of Marvel’s greatest Super Heroes including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Panther, Hulk and Black Widow against some of the most threatening villains. Their journey sparks new feuds with old foes, pitting student against mentor, sister against sister and brother against brother. Witness cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection in this incredible adventure. Fans of all ages will be immersed in the Marvel Universe and experience it all with their family…LIVE!

Tickets $39